Change is good. Change is great. Change keeps us alive; keeps us striving.
Life would be very boring without change.
As regular readers are aware, I’m at a cross roads in my life right now. It is both an exciting time and a terrifying time. And, of course, my way of dealing with this is to implement more change.
I’m never one to rest on my laurels and let life tick by. I am, at heart and in essence, proactive. If I want something, I work to get it. I’m blessed with a motivated energy; perhaps being ill as a teenager means I now want to make the most of every minute or, perhaps, it is just my natural nature. Either way, when I want something I tend to have the energy to go out and get it.
And what I want most right now, is a little more simplicity in my life. In my wardrobe, in my work, in my house.
That want it partly to thank for this new blog design; a sleek, less cluttered CGT which allows me to showcase my creativity a little more. It is by no means complete; I’m working on a reduced taxonomy (that would be thematic tags on my posts) and a way to declutter my posts even further. But, whilst I work this out, I’m really pleased with this sleeker design and functionality.
I’ve also integrated a shop into my blog. This is my ever growing wishlist of items I would buy should I have bottomless pockets. I plan to update this regularly so please do check it out.
My wish for simplicity is also seeping into my fashion sense. I have a few exciting posts coming this month and after, for February, I plan to participate in a month long challenge of dressing daily from a small capsule wardrobe of no more than 25 items. This includes shoes, coats, trousers, skirts and jumpers. I’m not including socks or underwear in that list as no-one has time to do that amount of washing. This challenge is partially a necessity, half my clothes are already bundled up in Devon. Yet it also derives from a want to really examine my wardrobe and decide what I really love to wear.
I am guilty of buying new and frivolous items, wearing them once and discarding them to the back of the wardrobe, never to be seen again. It is such a terrible waste of both time, money and space and I love the idea of having a smaller wardrobe that I can be proud of. I’ve spent the past few weeks really examining my wardrobe, deciding what I see as essential and what I see as frivolous and coming up with a list of items for my capsule wardrobe.
It is an experiment to see if I can be a little more simple in my wardrobe. And if it works, I plan to sell of a lot of my items and began afresh with a more constructed wardrobe of well made items.
Stay tuned …