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Maintaining My Minimal Wardrobe

Maintaining a Simple WardrobeThings are Changing

I’m happy to report that since I started my voyage to minimal clothing, I’ve lost weight. A LOT of weight. I’m 37 pounds lighter than I was. Now this is great news — except that it’s played havoc with my wardrobe.

I’ve been extremely busy with work and we have moved the office and our apartment and haven’t “had the time” to be as careful with keeping my clothes in check. I’d find something at a second-hand shop that fit, and I’d throw it in the buggy. My mother knew I needed clothes, so she would buy me something or a couple somethings.

I pulled some clothes out of storage that I’d kept just in case I lost a couple pounds (most of those were too big), but I didn’t have time to sort, so I stuck them in my closet until I had the time. I wasn’t sure if my weight was going to fluctuate, so I kept multiple sizes.

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Taking Better Care of Me… Inside and Out

A long journey back to health - How I'm taking care of myself on the trip.The journey back to healthy is a S-L-O-W one. Taking the time and the effort to take care of me — inside and out — as I travel this road, is essential. Continue reading

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Keeping Skinny Jeans? Difficulty Ditching Clothes? Me too.

Are you keeping skinny jeans?I just read a great article over on Sparkpeople. It talked about how keeping those “skinny jeans” in your closet may actually NOT inspire you to lose weight. It said the practice of hoarding clothes to shrink into may actually hurt your weight loss progress. Go figure.

That was interesting and it makes sense (lower self esteem, demeaning yourself every time you look in the closet, refusing to see that age and childbirth changes your proportions).

The most interesting thing about the article was a reference to a survey conducted by Talbots back in 2006. Continue reading

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Why My Wardrobe is (Mostly) Black

Black makes a simple wardrobe easy and preferable! Here's why...

First and foremost, I like black. I just do. Let me explain why I prefer a dark wardrobe for my simple life… Continue reading

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Simple Wardrobe: The Domino Effect

The domino effect of a simple wardrobeI was over on BecomingMinimalist.com today and saw a great article on the “Domino Effect” of making simplifying choices in your life. I wanted to share the example they gave, with those who are following my (long-term) journey to creating a simple wardrobe, because the example used was this:

Pretty soon simplicity becomes second nature. The domino effect of simple living takes over and you’ll be amazed where it can lead.

  • Cleaning out your closets –> leads to utilizing a smaller wardrobe more effectively
  • Using a smaller wardrobe more effectively –> leads to making fewer purchases
  • Making fewer purchases –> leads to saving more of your money
  • Saving more of your money –> leads to getting out of debt
  • Getting out of debt –> leads to less financial stress
  • Less financial stress –> leads to greater personal freedom
  • Greater personal freedom –> leads to more time to pursue your dreams
  • Time to pursue your dreams –> leads to increased happiness and personal fulfillment.

I thought it was a great illustration, worthy of sharing. :)

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