minimalist

As of today, there are 49 days left until Christmas and 56 days left until we usher in 2018.

Whoa!

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I was looking at my archives for 2017, and I think I’ve posted a total of once or twice a month since the year began.

In my defense, there were circumstances which disabled me to do so as recently explained, aaaaannnd the majority of my time and energy has been poured into pintsizefaith! I’m excited to share the things we’ve got in store for the new year and invite you to follow along on our Instagram page.

Now back to us being in the 11th month.

I’m not sure where you reside, but here in IL, when November comes around, it usually brings cold weather with it.

We may get blessed with a few days where the temperatures are above normal but I can’t remember the last time it happened.

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A change in temperature also means a change in wardrobe.

I consider myself to be somewhat of a minimalist when it comes to my personal style. I like to keep things simple AND comfortable.

If I can’t breathe in it,  move in it or walk in it for long periods of time… I’m not wearing it.

It’s that simple.

I recently did an audit on my closet after reading Joshua Becker’s “The More of Less” – Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own – 

and it’s opened my eyes to the true meaning of minimalism.

In the book, he touches on the topic of organizing and how often times, folks confuse organization with minimizing.

The author also states that, at its heart, organizing is simply rearranging  the clutter we have. We find ourselves organizing our things into boxes, plastic bins or getting extra closets just to hold on to our excess accumulation.

My downfall has always been my closet.

What can I say… I like shoes and clothes! LOL

But I’ve come to the realization that my style has changed a lot over the last few years, and a lot of it has to do with age, lifestyle and state of mind.

I’m at a “less is more” state of mind, and I want my style to reflect that.. in a chic way.

out here actin’ like it ain’t cold outside.

 

I got rid of items I haven’t styled in years and I think it’s safe to say that if you haven’t rocked an outfit in 1-2 years, chances are you probably won’t, so there’s really no use in keeping it.

There’s a freedom that comes with getting rid of things you have no use for. It makes room for the things that truly matter.

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So tell me, how do you feel about a minimalist lifestyle, is it for you  or nah?

If you need inspiration on minimalist chic style, click here!

Until next time.

“… life does not consist  in an abundance of possessions”

  • Luke 12:15

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