Moving forward. I’ve bought a tripod, and a Podcast?

Don’t worry Minimaldrobers. I’ve not forgotten about this place. February was a busy month for me, and March is too.

I’ve invested in a tripod so that I can take OOTD pics on my own and not have to rely on amateurish mirror photos. Better that than buying a t-shirt, or something I already own.

Moving forward I have some ideas for projects, including a possible Podcast about capsule wardrobes / minimalist fashion and style. If anyone would be interested, don’t hesitate to contact me.

My favourite things- January 2017

This post is all about possessions and experiences that made the first month of 2017 memorable. Living minimally, intentionally, etc., is definitely not about deprivation so this is going to be a monthly way for me to chronicle the everyday things that I have found super useful and fulfilling.

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My #5lookschallenge on Instagram – and why layering is so important

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Capsule wardrobes are all about versatile items, but they are also a way of living sustainably and refusing the “real cost” of fast fashion.

This week on Instagram I have been uploading outfits using 5 different items from my wardrobe, in response to People Tree’sΒ #5lookschallenge on social media. This challenge was clearly designed with women in mind, so I’ve had to adapt the rules a bit (which were 3 pieces, worn over 5 days, with 1 piece of jewellery and 1 accessory to create 5 distinct outfits). Firstly, I didn’t count my shoes, but I did use the same pair in each outfit. Secondly, other than a watch – which I personally don’t count – I don’t wear jewellery. Finally, I took all the pictures at once – I wouldn’t wear a t-shirt 5 days in a row, I’d have swapped that layer each day for a grey, black, or slate-grey t-shirt. I’m afraid men are at a distinct disadvantage in a “5×5” challenge like this, because unless you don’t count certain items you can easily use 5-6Β in one outfit (i.e. a t-shirt, a layer like a sweatshirt, a jacket, jeans, an accessory and/or shoes). For this reason I’m strongly considering the un-fancyΒ 10×10 challenge (10 items, 10 days) for another post here on WordPress and series on Instagram. Give some thoughts and experiences below vis-a-vis 10×10.

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