I am writing this for someone who has never used a capsule wardrobe before. First and foremost, why should you try a capsule wardrobe? In short, to reduce the signal-to-noise ratio. When I use a capsule wardrobe, I am reducing decision fatigue by avoiding paradox of choice issues. I am eliminating things which don’t make… Read More How to: Capsule Wardrobe
I am struggling mightily to resume posting. The struggle has a name: perfection. Widely attributed to Voltaire, who himself attributed the saying to an Italian proverb, the idea is ages old and endures: Dans ses écrits, un sage ItalienDit que le mieux est l’ennemi du bien. (In his writings, a wise Italiansays that the best… Read More Enemy of the Good
Can we talk about this year?? I mean, of course there’s so much we all can nod our heads about because we are all in this together. Apart. I said to a friend yesterday (referencing how interconnected all our choices are, especially right now in the midst of a global pandemic in which we’re all… Read More HOLY 2020.
William Morris MondaysOne of my resolutions is to tackle the basement storage, which is in stasis since we moved in. I started by making sure the Christmas stuff we put away was organized and decluttered, and on a shelf by itself, so I can tell it’s “done”. Now, I’m tackling the gift bag/wrap collection. I… Read More Week One/Jan 10 2020
Happy New Year! I make resolutions. I think I do this because I like projects. I want things to get better and I want me to get better, at least, at what’s important to me. It’s not about viewing myself as flawed, but about focusing on the things that matter, so that my time and… Read More Practice Makes Progress
For our recent family photos, I dragged the second clothing rack (the first replaced a busted coat rack in our laundry/mud room out of necessity) to our bedroom to set aside our outfits. Once that was no longer needed, I decided the best use would be to schlep the rack to the main level and… Read More Outerwear Purge/Wear
Next up: our coats. But it’s necessary — a recent high of 63F became the next day’s low of 12F. We went back to 67, and are on our way to low 30s.Winter is coming. Nay; winter is here. So, for now, shoes.If you need a reminder, this is what I’ve said about my shoes… Read More Shoes.
Yesterday, I did a thing. I took everything out of my closet and hung up the things I am 100% sure I like and want to wear. I didn’t count them, or plan outfits, or try anything on — I know what works pretty well at this point. Here’s what I ended up with. I… Read More Back to the Capsule (Wardrobe)
I don’t even know how this happens. The first part of this year crawled. Then June hit and I don’t even understand how it’s October 7th. Life @ Home – I am still home with the kids (and still have no plans to change that immediately). I have made precious little progress on any of… Read More How is it October?
I have been a full-time stay-at-home mama for a little over one month now. Mostly, I love it. I was home part-time (T/Th usually) from the time the twins were born, and have had periods of time at home with them when childcare was unavailable for a block of time, so it feels like more… Read More All at Once/September