I am a last minute packer. When travelling for work I usually pack the night before or the morning of my trip. Why? Because I have waxed a packing formula that serves me so well, I just don’t need that much time to pack. It hasn’t always been this way though.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed or fatigued by the number of things being constantly sold to you? Often we’ll jump on to Instagram or Facebook and be assaulted by stories from our favourite bloggers sharing the new “must have” item for their wardrobe, face, kitchen or kids. It’s a lot.
Today I am going to be sharing five moments that cover the diversity of my work life and my current wardrobe. Dressing for work can feel like a challenge but since I started dressing to a “personal uniform”, it’s a challenge I have been comfortable rising to.
I love a good quote and when I was building the Two Babes site I stumbled across a real pearl by Stella McCartney: “Personal style starts from within because it’s a philosophy and an attitude. If you’re honest and true to yourself, you will have the best sense of personal style.” #PROFOUNDAF amirite???? It sounds so straightforward, but nailing down this elusive sense of personal style is not always easy. Kim and I are currently hard at work developing two budget capsule wardrobes that could carry you from autumn to winter. In the process of researching all things capsule, we realised that one of the very first steps in developing a capsule wardrobe is sitting down and examining what your personal style is.
We tend to detox so many things in our lives – our bodies, our garages, our handbags, toxic friendships, but how often do we do a full closet clear out? I think it’s because so many of our purchases come with emotional attachments – reminding us of certain parts of ourselves – memories tucked into the shoes we wore on our first date, the handbag our best friend gifted us for our 21stbirthday, the waist belt we wore the night we ran away, champagne in hand, from a snooze fest of a party. Each item feels like it comes with a memory tag so it’s understandable that this is a monstrous task. But decluttering is another form of self-care – it clears mental baggage and is as important as a massage or yoga.