For the past while I’ve been trying to streamline my wardrobe by investing in more quality basics to stretch my closet farther. I’m by no means a minimalist, however, I am totally obsessed with fashion blogs about minimalism and capsule wardrobes. I decided to try shopping my closet to see if I could stretch some of my pieces farther. If you’re looking to streamline as well, you may want to try it. The idea is that you pull a favourite piece and try creating new outfits centered around it with pieces you already own.
Some of my time over the past few years has been dedicated to attempting (heavy emphasis on attempting) to streamline my wardrobe and hone in on my personal style. That has included building a small collection of timeless and quality pieces of everyday jewelry that I love to wear.
I just had the nicest visit with my little sister, Allie. She was passing through Vancouver on her way home from LA, where she attended a conference and presented a BOOK CHAPTER she’s written. That’s right! My sister will, very soon, be a real, live published author! How exciting is that?
Allie is a thrift store shopper extraordinaire, you wouldn’t believe the stuff this girl can unearth from the depths of a Salvation Army. So, of course, she was all over the plethora of antique and thrifting opportunities on offer in sunny LA.
One of her finds was this gorgeous little compact that she presented to yours truly!
It even has some of the original powder in it! I can just picture a glamorous lady of the 50s perched at her dressing table, wearing a silky peignoir, and powdering her nose! So glam! I’ve got it stashed in my purse at the moment but it’s almost too pretty for that; I feel like this should be displayed on my vanity table… which I really must buy one of these days. It’s on my list along with go through my shoes, come up with a proper filing system for my important tid-bits, and buy some resin display thingies for my make-up brushes. Still, nevermind, I love getting it out oh-so-casually to touch up my lipstick.
Allie purchased this little beaut from Dig Thriftique, a store which she informed me is run out of a little travelling van! Check them out here!
There’s been a lot of change in my life over the last couple of years. I’ve changed jobs a few times, moved twice, gone back to school, and now I’m trying to make a go of it in Vancouver. I feel almost at a bit of a crossroads: I’m about to turn 100 33 (ack!!), and I haven’t got a job, a car, or a home of my own. This is not exactly what I had envisioned for myself. However, in spite of all that I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. City life agrees with me.
In the spirit of positive thinking I’m working on a few New Years resolutions in the hopes that 2013 will be the year that things finally start to come together for me!
1. Buy fewer clothes, shoes, and accessories and appreciate what I’ve already got.
2. Buy less make-up and use up my huge collection!
3. Spend more time with my friends.
4. Read more good books and watch less tv. Any suggestions?
5. Find a job that I love but don’t get discouraged if it takes a while!