wednesday :: fair leggings + fair tank + made in the usa tee + fair trainers
friday :: fair jumpsuit + thrifted button down + made in the usa clogs
sunday :: fair sweatshirt + thrifted pants + fair trainers + fair bag
thursday :: fair sweatshirt + handmade jumpsuit + fair trainers
saturday :: handmade tank + handmade pants + bare feet
monday :: made in the usa tee + handmade jumpsuit + made in the usa clogs
Over half of October has passed + I am feeling more than content with my wardrobe. I have to say that I have gotten more out of the practice of recording my outfits than I thought I would. It's been a fun little exercise in noticing + appreciating. I haven't felt the need to shop at all. Sure I have come across lovely pieces that would be fun to wear, but at the same time it has felt unnecessary to add them to what I already have. And that was the whole point! :)
This week's extra appreciation award goes to :: those Veja trainers. I can hardly believe how much love + care went into the production of those shoes! Just a taste of the thoughtfulness follows. Rubber for the soles is harvested by rubber tappers who live under the trees + process the rubber into sheets to sell directly to Veja in order to increase their profits. Organic cotton is grown on small farms + bought under fair-trade rules. Advertising is nonexistent in order to focus on compensating farmers + manufacturers fairly. In addition, these are some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. I love how they look too. This is a company I am happy to support!
Dressing with less, learned :: It's been 16 days, + I haven't repeated an outfit yet. I am actually pretty surprised by that, because I honestly haven't even been trying to make that happen. This has a lot to do with the weather...because I know that I often wear the same things over + over...but still. I'm drawing from 29 pieces of clothing + I haven't even touched a bunch of them. No wonder more often feels like too much.
It may be a bit easier to appreciate everything about life when the sun is shining + the temperature is just right for a sweatshirt + bare ankles...this is true. What I'm hoping is that this exercise + its lessons will take deep root in my mind...because...
Contentedness feels so good.
Find part one + two here.