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STYLE INSPO 2021

Very quick updates, then (and leading toward) the point of the post. 1. William Morris Mondays — After 4-5 months of solid decluttering effort, I’m both pleased with progress and acutely aware of how much more there is to do, both due to stuff creep (having spring/summer birthdays in our family contributes significantly) and realizing… Read More STYLE INSPO 2021

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Different/Same/Different

It has been an eventful few months. Since my last post, the US has both flung wide the “post”-pandemic gates, then walked them back a bit again (here and here). It’s all, frankly, exhausting. After hunkering down and holding tight for over a year, the weight of balancing my desire for more (vaccinated) freedom fought… Read More Different/Same/Different

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Wardrobe Brainstorming

I have been living with my ~100-item wardrobe for about two months now. Overall, I feel like it is going quite well, but I am itchy to get back into my closet and re-evaluate, and this is after donating three trash bags and two Aldi sacks full of clothing after a May 1st declutter. I… Read More Wardrobe Brainstorming

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Life, Lately

Greetings! I’ve been busy around here, and thought running some quick updates might be helpful for some blog context. I continue to hope to get back to more regular writing, but providing life context in the meantime at least sets the stage for any more-specific posts. Let’s grab some coffee and dig in! William Morris… Read More Life, Lately

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Fast-er.

Let’s talk about bodies and diets, shall we? Nothing controversial there. First, I am not a doctor. I don’t play one on television. I am not giving medical advice. You should talk to your own doctor if you are considering diet or exercise changes. YMMV. Etc. Also/and, this is not shared as “the right” or… Read More Fast-er.

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One Hundred.

Why, hello there. It’s almost spring, it’s (mostly) acting like spring. So, I thought I’d chat a bit about my most recent (winter) capsule, and my plans for my next capsule. For my winter capsule (here), I focused on colors I don’t gravitate toward much in the fall, but which include items I like for… Read More One Hundred.

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How to: Capsule Wardrobe

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

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Enemy of the Good

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 √©crits, 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

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HOLY 2020.

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.