Engagement Ring Lost: Planning for a Replacement

When I got engaged I only wanted one kind of engagement ring: a memory-imbued one. I was looking for a ring that wasn’t just an object that had cost a lot of money, but rather a memento that had a connection to my family history.

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August Shopping List: Planning My Purchases

August is a time of year in which I usually kick into gear, since summer vacation is mostly behind me and it’s time to start thinking about going back to work. Time to think about developing new and (hopefully, for the sake of my students) interesting curriculum.  Time to think about the routines I want to cultivate when life gets hectic again. Time to consider what I’m going to wear each day. Therefore, I present to you (dear reader) my August shopping list.

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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.

Capsule Collection June16 1
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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June Shopping List + Replacement Series P.1

Moving towards sustainable fashion is turning out to be a process filled with browsing through websites that rarely match my personal style. I cannot stress enough the need to not show my goodies to strangers, and also the need to wear form-fitting clothes that prevent me from looking like I chose to leave the house in a potato sack.

Having said that, I’ve been really pleased with some of my recent finds and have assembled a shopping and a “replacement” long-term purchase list. Let’s discuss.

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