May Shopping List – Post Discarding and Onto Joy

With my closet now trimmed to those objects that truly spark joy, I realize that I had a need for a few more items to carry me through the summer months. Perhaps having a minimalist collection makes me more attached to what I own, so as I move away from fast-fashion to a highly curated capsule collection, I find myself keeping an eye on what I purchase. My new goal seems to be curating a collection of ethical + natural fibers + made in U.S./fair trade fashion.

I decided to revive my shopping list posts, in case anyone else is in the same boat, and will continue reviewing new purchases as I use my new items. In this post, let’s discuss some recent purchases of May-June.

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Thoughts About The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


Last year, before I became aware of Mari Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I started reducing my wardrobe and attempted to build a small capsule collection. I’ve discussed my purchases ever since this blog started, but these haven’t always been successful.

Regardless, I thought I did a good job during this process, picking only the clothes I was likely to wear.

After reading about the KonMari method, my road to build my capsule collection took another twisty turn. Let’s discuss.

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The Perfect Striped Shirt – Small Trades

Ever since I read Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tiding Up” I’ve been really serious about only adding things that bring joy into my small capsule collection. Having been freed from the need to simply buy-buy-buy clothes so that I have something to wear, I’m really spending more time than I care to admit looking for items that will bring me joy with each wear. Let’s discuss my recent success: Small Trades’ Simpleboat 3/4 Sleeve Tee Natural/Navy S4.

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The Search for a Silk Top: Everlane

If you’ve been following my blog, it won’t come as a surprise that I have been considering what to pack for a coming trip abroad this July. I’ve, of course, created a spreadsheet with my packing list. This crystallized a realization that I might not be spring and summer ready clothing wise. I’ve made some recent purchases, and today I’d like to discuss Everlane.

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Best Cardigan Ever? Brora Cashmere Cropped Cardigan Review

Last month I used my purchasing budget to buy one thing only, as I move towards purchasing less and focusing on quality. That, perhaps, was one of the best decisions I made and it felt so wonderful to spend so little time fretting over whether or not I made the right choice. Let’s discuss.

Brora Cashmere Cropped Cardigan 1

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