2.15.19 3

Friday Things

This is from Erin Gates’ recent reno, shared below–I am obsessed!

TGIF! I’m happy to say we’re not traveling this long weekend and are instead taking it pretty easy and enjoying the extra day off in the most low key way possible. (We were heading to Amsterdam a year ago!) I have a couple of workouts in the mornings + lots of friend time in the evenings, and hopefully not much leaving the house in-between. We had a nice, quiet Valentine’s Day at home with takeout sushi…it’s not my favorite holiday because of the commercialism and since it bums so many people out, but I’ll take any excuse to splurge on good takeout 😊 Whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a great one!

Shopping:

I’ve been careful about my purchases this year, but splurged on three things in the past couple of weeks: these earrings that I’d been thinking about consistently since they were first released in the late fall (currently sold out, but I snagged the last pair at 25% off), these sneakers (my last pair of “athleisure” sneakers were completely worn out and I have flat feet that ache easily, so wanted something with more support for my long walks to work + with Millie–they’re slightly marked down, if you’re in the market!), and a pair of black pointed-toe Rothy’s–I loved the machine washable aspect and how known they are for their comfort.

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2.14.19 1

The Top Players in My Closet This Time of Year

I meant to get this post up yesterday but it took longer than anticipated to round out! As I mentioned on Monday, I’ve been increasingly careful about what I buy and keep and wanted to share the “top players” in my closet right now. Some of them are relatively new additions and many are items I’ve had for years! I’m sure many of you already have lots of similar pieces and also value how easy it is to mix and match most things…I wouldn’t call it my “capsule wardrobe” because I like my well-edited closet without that limitation, but I think I could comfortably choose from this batch–for at least a week or two!–if I had to given how neutral and versatile most things are. This is also pretty specific to the season…obviously as temperatures go up, some of these items will get a break until the fall!

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2.11.19 2

My Philosophy on Owning “Things”

This is a snap of my closet this morning–unstaged! You’re looking at nearly half of it width-wise. It’s little!

It seems like everyone and their mother has an opinion on the the Konmari method, thanks to the recent release of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the renewed attention around Marie Kondo and her practice of only keeping things that “spark joy.” Similarly, my friend Meg has shared her plan for #noshop19 and has a amassed an impressive group of individuals who are also motivated to own fewer, better things in the way of quality over quantity. These conversations have prompted me to further think about my own buying + owning practices, particularly as it comes to owning less and consciously selecting items that are sustainably made and built to last. It’s much easier said than done–particularly in the world of influencers, online shopping, targeted ads, etc.–but it really is completely doable if it’s something you’re excited about! (Which I am…if clearly.)

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