Posts Tagged: wardrobe

Ditching the “One of Everything” Mentality

I like closure. Completeness. I don’t collect many things because my urge to acquire one of each available item is very, very strong. And I know now how counterproductive that urge can be.

When I first became interested in expanding my wardrobe, I was rather obsessive about slowly gathering one of each. And by “each” I don’t really mean every possible garment, shoe, and accessory. It was mostly limited to basics. If I was going to bother with dress pants, I might as well have a black pair, and brown pair, and a gray pair. Come to think of it, that triad covered most of my “one of each” tendencies: Black, brown, and gray skirts, pumps, boots, blazers, tees, etc. And I never put myself in financial risk by amassing these items, but I did spend quite a bit of money acquiring them over the years. read more

Dressing to Honor Your Body

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There are so many ways to honor your physical form. Practicing yoga, enjoying your sexuality, eating mindfully and with great relish, honing your skills as an athlete, absorbing a wonderful massage. And, of course, voicing gratitude aloud or in writing is a fantastic way to show your body love and admiration.

But an often-overlooked way to pay tribute to your body is to dress it in a way that makes you feel amazing, strong, gorgeous, and unique. Or all of the above! As I’ve said many times, we must all dress on a daily basis, and doing so can feel mundane and even oppressive at times. But by viewing dressing as an act of praise, it becomes an easy, near-constant celebration of the body. By dressing to our strengths and favorite aspects, we do our bodies a small but powerful honor. By transforming the act of dressing into an act of love, we recapture and even expand upon that power. read more

Guest Post: Jill Chivers on What I Learned About Shopping (and How it Changed My Life)

Today’s amazing guest post comes from the very talented Jill Chivers. Jill is an Australian reformed shopaholic who is now an advocate for conscious shopping. After successfully completing her own year without clothes shopping, Jill launched the world’s first online membership site for other women who want to slay their own shopping dragon and create a healthier relationship to shopping, themselves, their wardrobes, and their wallets. Jill has been interviewed about compulsive overshopping by countless media outlets, including ABC4, NBC affiliated King 5, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle ,and the Wall Street Journal. read more