Saturday, April 15, 2017
Confession: I'm not sure if I can ever attain a small, lovely capsule wardrobe because of how much I like fashion. However, the more that I curate my closet, the more I realize how much I can do without. After divulging into the world of minimalism YouTube videos and reading "The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up" over a year ago, I was inspired to take a look at my clothes and really only keep items I love.
It's been a process that I've tried to document on my channel and the blog, but I don't think I ever really talked about it much. I want to keep writing about it, and I definitely want to expand on this soon! Creating a well-curated closet is definitely not an overnight project; it's taken me over a year to truly get to where I'm at now. I'm happy to say as of April 2017, I finally have a wardrobe that truly brings me joy. Out with the clutter, and in with pieces that I love.
Over the past few months, I finally bit the bullet and bought some investment pieces that I can wear all season. They will definitely be a part of my "Most Worn" list, and I wanted to share them with you!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Disclaimer: This blog post will be talking about my experience with panic and anxiety. This topic may be sensitive for some. Please take my advice/experience with a grain of salt and always consult your doctor first.
Hey everyone! It's been almost three months since I had my first panic attack in January, and about a month since I first wrote about my panic/anxiety on this blog. It's been quite the journey and I'm really grateful for all of your positive words & sharing your stories with me. I wanted to share this update on how I've been, and also follow up with what's working for me.
It's really important for me to have an open dialogue when it comes to mental health. When I first started researching panic disorders, I often became discouraged at the resources out there on the internet. I hope my journey can help you with yours, and that my blog can be something that can help you relax too.
If you haven't read my story on my panic disorder, I highly recommend checking it out before diving into this update. But without further ado, let's get right into this!
Friday, March 31, 2017
Slides became super trendy last summer thanks to Rihanna's furry Fenty slides! I keep seeing them everywhere from so many designers, and thought that this would be a great, saavy DIY. The look is super attainable and you can completely make them your own.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
To be honest I thought that the lace-up trend was over and done with. However much to my surprise, it's still going strong! A few months ago I created this fun DIY on how to make lace-up denim. It was really easy and turned out great. Even though this video is kind of an oldie, I decided to bring it back again after seeing so many celebs wearing their own lace-up pants in the past few months! I think they look great dressed up or even casual with just a crewneck sweater. It's a pretty inexpensive DIY (cost me around $40 for supplies + a $7 pair of thrifted denim) compared to the celeb's version that will set you back at least $200.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
And the capsule wardrobe strikes again! I shared a few days ago on how I really love the idea of a more simple closet, and am doing some hardcore research into what pieces work for me. It was requested from my wonderful subscribers to do a lookbook featuring a capsule wardrobe... so I challenged myself to the task!
The 12 items I use in the video is really similar to the ones I mention in my last post, and I was totally shocked at how many looks I could create with these pieces. Although I have more than these 12 items in my wardrobe, this video really proves that I could do a ton with a lot less. Having a limited amount of items that are versatile is also really helpful when it comes to traveling (can you imagine travelling with only 12 clothing items in your suitcase? What a dream.)
How did I make 12 items work for 30(!!!) different looks? See here:
Sunday, March 19, 2017
I think this may save me a lot of trouble when it comes to shopping. I tend to gravitate towards the same things all the time, but if I really curate a wardrobe that I know and love, I can stop myself from buying things that might as well be duplicates (ie. My gray turtleneck collection is enormous).
Over the years, I’ve downsized a lot, and have managed to fit everything in a six-drawer dresser and a small closet (summer and winter items)! But it can’t hurt to get rid of more, which is why I just opened up my instagram sale! This probably sounds over-the-top, but I’m always striving to have a well-curated selection of clothes, and a wardrobe of ONLY well worn, quality things I love. Way easier said than done. You can see what my closet looks like in my most recent wardrobe tour:
I would love to get my items down to about half of what I own. But like I said before, this is REALLY daunting. Much like my “How I Style” videos, I’m considering planning outfits for seasons and seeing if that works for me. That way, I know exactly what I have, and exactly what I need to attain these looks.
This leads me to my next topic: basics. Although I have a lot of fun pieces in my wardrobe, my basics are needing some desperate TLC. I pretty much wear the same pair of jeans all the time and they’re starting to look a little tired. So since I’m looking online already, I thought I would share a few of the items that I’m considering! Here’s my prospective shopping list (and a few fave basic pieces that I already have in my closet):
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Since putting more of my focus on my wellness, I have a newfound love of researching natural beauty products. If you've read my personal essay on why I'm revamping my beauty routine, you already know that I'm trying to make the best choices for myself on all things makeup and skin.
And this leads me to my latest haul! I was running really low on everything in my shower, as well as all my skin products, so this haul was much needed. My friend Sam recommended the site Beautypedia to me last week, and I am HOOKED. It has every product out there plus an expert review, which helped me a ton when trying to choose products that were on the more natural side.
I've only tried these products a few times, but I'm quite happy with them so far. I can't give a full review just yet, but I will chat a little as to why I chose each one! Let's do this (from left to right):