Change is in the air

Like many, due to the forced changes of the pandemic, I have been reevaluating what I want from my life. How do I want to spend my time? Where do I want to focus my energies? How do I make this happen? While asking myself these questions, something that I keep coming back to is how much I am underutilizing this platform; a platform that I pay an annual fee to. As much as I detest capitalism, I am seeing this site as “wasted money”.

Ep 17 Book Review of The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good

Hello, hello! How is everyone doing? I won’t lie, it’s been a fucking time since my last episode. I recorded this in August (the only way that I know that is because I say it in the episode), said “great, I’ll edit that later”, then three months went by, and then I finally pulled it back up in my computer and actually edited it. And now we’re here!

As you can tell by the title, this is a bit different from my usual interview format; I am hoping to get back to interviews, but first I have to figure out how to conduct them remotely. And in the meantime, I’m bringing you fashion- and clothing-related book reviews! I’m hoping to make this a semi-regular process, to challenge myself a bit creatively, and also create some accountability with keeping up with my reading list.

In this episode I give an overall synopsis, as well as personal take, on the second novel by Elizabeth Cline: The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing. If you haven’t read her first novel, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, don’t worry, it’s not necessary, but is helpful. This book does build on the first, but where Overdressed looked at the overall (fast) fashion industry, The Conscious Closet is much more about the personal and individual, and how you can tailor your wardrobe to be more eco-conscious and sustainable.

Ep 16 “Carole”

Hi there! I’m back … again. With a podcast episode this time! In this episode it’s just me in my new “studio” (I explain in the intro). In this 100% unscripted, not-super-planned-out episode, I give a quick-ish update about what I’ve been up to this past year, and then get into the meat of the episode: wedding dress shopping, and my experience with it.

I had a lot of fun getting back to making podcast episodes, and all the content collection that goes along with it, and hope that that’s felt in this latest episode. And with that, let’s dive into the episode!

Finale?

This is a very belated post. These photos are from a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t posted them yet. A summary of the reasons why are:

  • this project naturally came to a conclusion
  • my personal life has changed (for the good) and I’m choosing to put my energies elsewhere
  • the world is burning, and, again, I feel like my energies could be put to better use elsewhere

I’ll delve into those things in a minute, but first, let’s take a look at the final leg of this project.

Week ten … oh wow.

Ten weeks I’ve been at this. Note: my weeks of doing this project don’t line up with how long isolation/quarantine has been happening. I noticed that when talking to someone, and felt I should acknowledge that.We had another week of good weather, which meant I wore some more of my favourite outfits. I really love them, so let’s go look!

Week Nine? Sure.

Sartorially this was a good week. At least from what I remember. Between the good weather, and being able to wear some of my favourite pieces (because of the good weather) I’m painting this past week with a broad brush of “good”. Let’s review these “good” outfits!

Week eight. I think.

Well, fuck. This was a gut-punch of a week that resulted in my breaking point. I’m sure others have been where I am in terms of isolation/shelter in place getting to them, but woof, this was a week. With that said, shall we see how that affected my dressing — and documentation — habits? I think we shall.

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Week Seven? Who knows …

This was a tough week for me. This isolation continues, work tasks drag on, my mental health is a roller coaster. It’s a lot. The seasons also refuse to either be warm or cold, so my dressing habits have been equally indecisive in nature. With that, let’s check out how I adorned my skin sack this past week …

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Week … Six?

Anyone else losing all sense and meaning of time? ‘Cause I sure am! That being said, my wardrobe and how I dress/adorn myself is bringing a lot of joy to my life these days, so I’m thankful for that. On that note, let’s get to some lewks.

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Week Five

You’d think that by having to stay home due to government ordered isolation, each week would feel the same. Well, you’d be right, for the most part. But I will say I’m still surprised with how each week goes, including my clothing choices. Shall we dive in?

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