Happy 2017! It’s been a few months since I’ve posted, but I’m no longer putting threads & such on the back burner. It’s just as important as my homework and has such a profound effect on my life. Today’s post will be a minimalism + life update.
As I’m approaching a year since I’ve adopted minimalism, I noticed I’m buying less, spending less (food not included), and spending smarter. Ever since I began my minimalism journey, I knew I wouldn’t be one of those people with a capsule wardrobe. I mean, I’m going in the fashion industry. I obviously love clothes. At the same time, I’m determined to only grab quality pieces.
I’ve made a couple reckless purchases, but I’ve also purchased a couple grails/staple pieces. I’m slowly purging my closet even more. At first, I purged things I never wore. Now, I’m getting rid of clothes that fit me poorly. Even though I still like the items I’m getting rid of, I know it’s better in the long run. What’s the point of being stylish if your clothes don’t fit? I’ve often settled for clothes that didn’t fit because I thought it was too unique to pass up, or the method of returning it was a hassle.
I’d like to think that I’ve gotten a bit more organized while I’ve been on this journey. I write in my planner every day and make a strong attempt to adhere to my to-do lists and schedules. I’m one of those people who does almost everything on a whim, so developing a solid routine has been a struggle, but also rewarding.
My minimalism journey started off as investing further in my clothes, but I realized it applied to the rest of my life as well. It taught me not to settle for less because it seemed convenient. I’m starting to feel less sorry for myself because people are doing better than me.
I like writing, but I don’t dedicate enough of my time to writing about the things I love. I’ve started to despise writing because it seems like I write about the least interesting topics for my classes and it’s quite draining. Rather than sitting around and ignoring my calling, I’m encouraging myself to write.
As NYFW commences, keep your eyes on threads & such. I’ll be reviewing my favorite shows and focusing on brands with minimal clothing. Following fashion week, I’ll be writing more frequently. I can’t wait to see where threads & such goes in 2017!