This space is all about seeking
the moments that cause
'excited chills' and creating a life
that's simple, authentic and beautiful.
I can't believe it's already day 13 of the 31 Days- Writing Challenge.
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There were several strong topic options for the letter M. Ultimately, I decided to touch on three M’s that I feel are worth mentioning.
When it comes to wardrobes, mindfulness is a helpful tool. Practice being aware of what you are adding to your wardrobe and equally aware of what you are removing. This helps you to control the contents of your closet.
Pay attention to how you feel when you wear your clothing. Take note of the pieces that make you feel wonderful. What is it that you love about those things? Use that information to guide you when shopping.
The idea is to have a positive relationship with your clothes. Your wardrobe should support you and provide you with the elements you need to look great every day! Don’t settle for a closet full of clothes that you don’t enjoy wearing. Be mindful when making purchases. Be mindful when choosing what to wear. Getting dressed should be a pleasure.
Does any of the following sound familiar?...
You have way too much stuff in your closet. You know this and yet you continue to shop. You are tricked into thinking that buying new pieces will give you more options in your wardrobe. Yet, even with your overflowing closet, you continue to truly feel that you have nothing to wear. American women seem to become lost in this cycle. It doesn’t solve anything. It only brings guilt and despair…and wasted time and money.
Adopting a minimal attitude helps to cull the excess and bring you back to a closet that is functional because it contains only pieces that you love to wear. Start believing the idea that less is really more. Fewer pieces that you truly enjoy wearing are the way to go. Don’t be scared. Pare down.
It feels amazing. Honest.
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Wondering how you can master that same elegant look?
Grab a copy of Lessons from Madame Chic –
20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris by Jennifer L. Scott.
I love this book. It's filled with lessons learned while Ms. Scott was a foreign exchange student in Paris. She lovingly refers to her host mother as Madame Chic because of the stylish way she lives her life.
There are great tips to be taken away from this enjoyable book regardless of your age or lifestyle. I highly recommend it. I appreciated the glimpse it provides into why French women are so effortlessly stylish...and how you can be too!
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—The New York Times
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