I realize that I tend to be very vague about the changes in my personal life. I’ve done this intentionally over the years because I think it serves you better to identify with my reflections on these changes rather than the events themselves. But there’s one change coming up that won’t be hard to miss— I’m headed back to school.
It feels like just yesterday that I was hustling after starting my first full time gig to get in a quick shoot before the sun set. It was important to me that, somehow, some way, I found a way to make this blog and its content fresh, imaginative and consistently available to you. Over time, life happened and while I still managed to be present, I lost sight of my commitment myself and you. I want to reconnect by bringing in my upcoming learnings and interests into your scope.
The first starts with, surprise, surprise…a Netflix staple. There was one theme in particular from The Minimalists that really molded my understanding of what it means to be a purposeful stylist—sustainability.
The underlying premise of sustainability rests on the idea that a decision to purchase a commercial item has taken into account the greater local or global impact. That’s a lot of pressure for someone who may just be roaming around their local mall or who haven’t watched The Minimalists, but the key here is that being able to make a sustainable choice allows you to become an embodiment of something greater that yourself.
I believe that thrifting and DIY gives you the most emotional return on investment. I expect that in the coming months, many of my goals and more learnings from followers of The Minimalists will force me to make more weighted decisions in my buying and in my styling. And I’m ready for the challenge.
Trench from Savers – $7