**Long post** One of my favorite things to do is go clothes shopping. In fact, anytime one of my best friends and I get together, we go to the store, try on a bunch of clothes and I end up buying things I never thought I would wear. I get home put the clothes in my closet, and much like I thought, I never wear them! Over the past couple of months I've been pulling every single item out of my closet, trying them on, and slowly eliminating items. At the beginning of July I decided to go one step further and challenge myself to wear every single item in my closet (weather permitting) before I washed my laundry. We are now day 19 and I still have 2 pairs of pants, 4 skirts, a ton of shirts and a dress to wear. My goal is to get rid of any item I refuse to wear. I know this is not minimalist living but what it has done is force me to wear some of those cute clothes I bought pre-debtfree journey. Another great advantage to this is you know what's in your closet, and you don't buy the same thing again. 🙌🏽 #whatsinyourcloset
It's #slowfashionoctober again! A little over two years ago, I made a commitment to only buy clothing that's thrifted, vintage, or by ethical makers. The amount of waste produced by the fast fashion industry is staggering, and making small changes to my own life in this way felt like a meaningful and manageable way to push for change.
I was worried about what this choice would do to my budget, and about the fact that I am not a minimalist—I love bold colors, interesting silhouettes, and beautiful textiles.
A couple of years later, I'm pleasantly surprised at how natural this commitment has become, and how possible it is to still stick to a budget by being intentional about what pieces I acquire. Here I'm in a vintage top from @heybettyvintageclothing, trousers by @revellecollection, and my trusty @sevillasmith shoes. #whatsinyourcloset#slowfashion#ethicalfashion