Cuyana Silk Top Review: Ode to Silk

I won’t lie. I don’t like wearing shirts that are see through. I actually find it super annoying when passers by can see the top I have to wear under the sheer top. Something about it is just esthetically unpleasing to me. It won’t come as a shock to you, then, that I’ve been really serious about finding a silk top that is actually opaque when white.

Cuyana has been on my radar for quite some time, and the few reviews I’ve found out there seemed to suggest they might be making this elusive opaque shirt. With some trepidation, I decided to order a black silk top. And then a white silk top. Let’s discuss.

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Hermes Evelyne Review: A Year of Joy

When I was reading Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” I came across a piece of advice I never thought I’d follow: When getting home from work each day, take out the entire content of your purse, and place it in it’s own place. Agh, I thought. This seems like a really unnecessary step or another layer of ‘things I have to do now’, which just makes life needlessly complicated. Still, I had space for the content of my bag, and I just bought a new Hermes bag (Picotin in MM) and was favoring it heavily. So, I started placing all my items in a drawer, and made an active decision each morning of which bag to use that day. A year in, I still reach for Evelyne without hesitation. Let’s discuss this bag.

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Sheet Mask Challenged 2: Whamisa Hydrogel Sheet Masks

In my previous sheet mask review post I discussed the difficulties of finding sheet masks that didn’t cause my skin to break out (Butylene Glycol is my Kryptonite), and while I’ve been pleased with some of the masks I have found… I always believed something more exciting was out there. Today I’d like to share a few thoughts about Whamisa’s Organic Hydrogel sheet masks. Let’s discuss.

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My tried and tested sheet masks. If you are looking for inexpensive and fun to use masks, I recommend these.

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Avoiding Shopping Fails: Planning Ahead

Following my latest series about shopping failures (part one and part two), I thought I’d share what I’m trying to do to avoid these errors. Having few(er) items in my collection has meant to me that each piece I purchase has to spark joy. It has to fill a gap. I have to want to wear it for many more days to come. No pressure!

I hope that by sharing my plan to avoid shopping mistakes you might be tempted to go on this journey with me, or at least be amused by this process. Either way, let’s discuss it.

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My current capsule (esque) wardrobe. Includes two dresses, one tunic, one 3/4 shirt, four t-shirts (plus two more in the laundry), two silk tops, two black legging/pants, four cardigans (fifth not shown), and a large scarf/shawl.

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Lessons Learned From Shopping Failures: Part 2

Continuing with last post, I have decided to write a series of posts about my own shopping failures, in hopes that readers can learn from my mistakes.

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Promptly returned since it was way too sheer, and I should have realized it before I even bought it.

In today’s post, I’ll talk about a classic error that led me to discard quite a few item of clothing this past year. When do you keep an item and when do you return an item of clothing? Let’s discuss.

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Lessons Learned From Shopping Failures: Part 1

In the last two years my wardrobe has gone through considerable changes, and throughout the process I’ve learned a few lessons that I’d like to share in a series of posts.

I hope the lessons I share will help you create a curated collection that you love, and hope that you share your lessons too.

Today’s lesson: Major life transitions and your closet. Let’s discuss.

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Mata Traders Dresses – June Purchase

As I adjust my purchasing habits to become a more ethical fashion consumer, I find myself looking for brands that fit my personal style and my ethical standards. Mata Traders certainly fell right within my ethical standards, but I was worried about how Granola (or “hippie”) the dresses looked.  Let’s discuss the dresses I chose, and why I kept one of them.

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