I started this post how I normally would- added the photos first and then thought about what I was going to write about. Sometimes it’s obvious; whether it’s a trend we’re wearing, or a travel diary but sometimes it’s just an outfit and we’re looking for inspo. In the new year we want to try to give you more substantial content. Obviously, expect to still see fashion, food, and lifestyle tips but we’re trying to be more personal and transparent with you.
Since we want to be as approachable as possible, most of my “shoots” are not planned with a professional photographer (yet!), rather my Instagram husband takes pictures with my camera when I decide to get dressed in the morning aka anything but yoga pants. On the day that we took this photos, we were going to Berkeley for the day to walk around and do some shopping/lunch/errands. Getting dressed started like most mornings, standing in front of my closet in a bathroom starring blindly and repeating “I have nothing to wear”, while my boyfriend told me to hurry up! But the problem is that I don’t have “nothing” to wear…in fact half of my closet still has tags on it. Why is that after we wear something once or twice it loses its appeal?
A week ago I watched the Netflix documentary, Minimalism. Has anyone seen it?? So without giving any spoilers it’s basically a docu about a group of people who follow the minimalist mindset, which means very limited physical possessions, like EXTREMELY limited. They’re all about having enriching experiences (i.e travel, time with friends and family, etc.) over TVs, multiple pairs of shoes, and so on. I started thinking about all the crap I have collected over the years- does one girl honestly need 4 different sea salt hair sprays? Or 4 pairs of Vans? I’m certainly not saying I’m going to stop shopping (Mom and bf can stop holding their breath) but I will definitely try to be more thoughtful when considering my purchases. I want to have items that I am excited to wear and style and stop buying items that are so similar in style. For example, I have at least 25 black tops and every time I get dressed to go out; I cannot find one that I want to wear. Also of note: I am well aware these are #firstworldproblems but this is a style blog, after all.
Back to the outfit; I’ve clearly been living in this denim jacket so I wanted to switch it up which is where the faux fur stole came in. I want to try to repurpose pieces that I already have in my closet and shop less, which is a strugggle when you want to create fresh and exciting content. I would eventually love to have a capsule wardrobe full of quality and versatile pieces, but I’m still a ways out from that. I’ve taken to Pinterest for some outfit inspo to get excited about- I was obsessedddd with Pinterest up until a couple years ago, but I think I’m ready to jump back on the train. Make sure to follow us on Pinterest for some exciting stuff and about 1,382 white subway tile pins.