In short, Wedding dresses should not cost as much as they do. If you know where to look, you might be able to get a steal like I did for something more "traditional." If not, who said you even need a white dress? Why not wear a sun dress or a cruise type formal dress? There are many things you can do with your dress after your wedding from get money back to make something new or even help someone. It's time to make weddings less consumerist and more celebration. It's time to make them about the couple and not about spending money.
You just got your first home! First, congratulations! Second, did it come furnished? The answer is probably not. So now you have to go out into the world of shopping and buy everything you need. What is all that exactly? What all do you need to buy for your first home? Not as much as you think.
Recently I realized the word hatred was not strong enough for how I felt about my job. I also realized that while I am good at giving advice, I don't always follow it. This is a story about two days (a few days ago). A culmination of events that lead to a revelation.
Minimalism can be confusing and complicated. My story will not be yours and yours will not be mine. Everyone rules will be different. All of this said, you have questions. I'll try to answer them. Hopefully I'll help you a little. ... If you've looked at the Minimalist page on my site, you may (I would guess you do since you're here) still have some questions about minimalism. That page tells my story. Each story is different and now you may have questions. Here are a few that are common to those new to the concept.
So you know your colors. You've disposed of your "trash." You've taken the plunge. Now it's time to build back up your closet (not all the way back up). You're goal now is to have a functioning minimalist closet that you can work and go casual out of in a maximum of 50 items. See the previous FAQ for information about that number. In this post, we will look at what basics everyone needs, how to add your style to the basics, and how to limit the number of shoes you own (it can be really hard.)
You now have the basics in your closet. You only have items that you like and that fit. You have taken at least 10 bags of clothing to goodwill (was that just me?) and you feel your arms getting stronger. Back to the point, it's time for step two. In this step you will take a look at your closet to identify the base and highlight colors your wardrobe will consist of. You will pick a staple, and go through your closet again. This is where the real results are going to become visible.
If you've ever been overwhelmed by the amount of clothing you have, minimalism will help. Previous to this we have talked about why one should minimalism their closet and that they even means. In this post we will take the first real step towards a great closet. In this post we will get rid of items that don't fit and haven't been worn. If you have already purged your closet, you can move onto the next step, Color Charts & Themes.
If you have ever looked on Pintrest, you have seen things called capsule wardrobes. You may have heard about a thing called Project 333. Have you ever thought about making your wardrobe smaller? Have you ever thought that you have to many clothes and need to get rid of some of some but you didn't know where to start? A minimalist wardrobe may be of help here. Maybe you think that you can't just own 30 pieces of clothing. Maybe you wonder why you should live on less. I have thoughts about these questions and more. I hope these questions and responses can help you decide whether or not to try downsizing your wardrobe. If you have already made the decision to downsize take a look at step one here.
I do my hair and makeup just like any other woman, just not nearly as often. A few years ago I realized that I didn't need make-up and my hair looked just fine the way it was. I'm going to challenge you, but I think you can manage ... I want you to go a month with no make up. I also want you to learn what your hair is supposed to look like. Even if you work in a office job. Now hear me out.