I've never truly considered myself a "minimalist" because of how much I know I've spent in the past. While I've constantly kept a very small collection of... anything really, I've also been guilty of that wasteful tactic: one in - one out. That's not really minimalist. It's a compulsive consumer pretending to be a minimalist… Continue reading Back to the minimalism fold
The weather continues to be really weird this year. We have a week of "cold" weather followed by a week of spring-like weather and then back and forth again - sometimes all in one week. I write "cold" because technically this has been anything but a truly cold winter. We've only had a few days… Continue reading The in-between
When in doubt, duplicate the outfit that worked. Change something about it. A different shirt, a different color, a different shoe suffices. I have the habit of hanging a pair of pants on the back of my bedroom door and then reaching for that pair every single day of the week until they get dirty… Continue reading Duplicate
Another boring week of outfits. Nothing really wrong with any of them, but due to not a whole lot going on they've been very utilitarian and simple. The weather is warming up again so I went out a fair bit and wanted easy outfits. Bonus photo of Mr. Bento from the week before. One of… Continue reading The scam
A boring week
Not a whole lot happened this past week. The weather took a turn for the frigid and I ended up inside a lot more than expected. Outfit 3 was on repeat for several days while indoors. I changed the sweater to my blush cotton one for a day, but when it's this cold I don't… Continue reading A boring week
How not to start a weight training regimen.
Last Monday I was ready to start weight training with a vengeance. I started by walking, which I always do, but forced myself to use the treadmill so I could create an incline and loosen myself up more. I then did my scheduled deadlifts and squats. Tuesday: arms day. Again, a warm-up walk and then… Continue reading How not to start a weight training regimen.
Restarting in the Lunar New Year
One of my goals for this year was to get back into weight training. I'm quite tired of always feeling weak and losing battles to pickle jars among other simple things. The first two weeks of January I was hit by a strange stomach bug so exercise was limited to walking. I also knew I'd… Continue reading Restarting in the Lunar New Year
Temperatures sunk this past week so wearing warm, bulky clothes ensues. Last autumn I bought a pair of ivory cords from Banana Republic and I wore them constantly. They are in constant rotation again this year because not only are they within the aesthetic I'm going for, but are also warm while providing a lot… Continue reading Winter MVP
A monotone wardrobe
Happy New Year! After the excesses of 2022 I'm settling down in 2023 and paying more attention to what I currently have. I hadn't planned on taking any outfit photos, but for some reason felt compelled to evaluate my outfits. I think I need to document the current state more to look at myself from… Continue reading A monotone wardrobe
Over the summer my husband bought a film camera. He'd seen a video for it on youtube and then immediately went looking for it online. Because it was a Japanese made camera most of the ebay listings were from Japan with one exception. There's a sort of "junk" or "thrift" shop about 20 minutes from… Continue reading Analogue