Living in the Moment with Tense Watches

This post is in partnership with Tense Watches. #mypresenttense Matt and I have been married for approximately 299 days, 7,176 hours and 430,560 minutes. In October, we’ll celebrate our first wedding anniversary. (Remind me to finish my thank you notes, guys.) And over the course of those days, hours and minutes, we have spent a…

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The Real Challenge of Passing on Plastic & Slow Fashion Summer

This summer, I’ve committed myself to a couple of different environmental and ethical fashion initiatives (which I am participating in imperfectly, but participating in nonetheless). I wanted to take some time to update you all about them here, and to open a dialogue because I have a lot of mixed feelings about them lately. Plastic…

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Ethical Fashion and the Burlap-Sack-Evaluation

Over the weekend, Matt and I attended the wedding of one of his good friends from college. It was an absolutely beautiful, classic and elegant wedding held at a venue overlooking the Hudson River. I realized too late that it was also black-tie optional. Oops. So, instead of going through Rent the Runway, my typical…

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Why You Don’t Need a Spreadsheet of your Clothes and the Lies They Tell You About Minimalism

Originally published on The Minimalist Wardrobe. It started with a pair of shoes. I bought a new pair of shoes, and the comments followed shortly thereafter – about owning too many shoes, about not being the right kind of minimalist. Building a minimal closet can be a difficult journey. I originally became interested in ethical,…

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Streamlining My Shoes

Having an intentional approach to shoes has long been a challenge of mine. When I started simplifying my wardrobe, I started out with approximately 60 pairs of shoes. A few people have told me that is insane (which it is! I know!), and that my roster of 30 shoes is still way too many. But…

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Outfit: Breezy Long Weekend

I won’t be here for the long weekend (business trip problems…) but today I was feeling inspired by its approach and decided to put together a holiday weekend outfit anyway. For me, the recipe for a perfect weekend outfit is as follows: Light-wash, high-waisted jeans (these are Madewell’s Perfect Summer Jean) A breezy white top…

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Affordable Ethical Fashion

Hi everyone – Happy Friday! I’ve been working on some other posts, but decided to put those on the back burner and dedicate some time to working on a request I received – affordable ethical fashion. It’s no secret that shopping ethically can be expensive, unless you’re going the secondhand route. And it makes sense,…

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No spend month, week 3: The things money can’t buy

Week three of no spend month was really all about the things money can’t buy – it’s clichéd but it is a cliché for a reason. I’ve made so many connections this month, and while I can’t say for certain that it is because of no spend month, I have a feeling that it is responsible….

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No Spend Month, Week 2: Confronting my spending habits

Week 1 was about getting myself to stop thinking about shopping. But Week 2 forced me to think about it again. I had two credit card bills due this week from my last month of spending and some balances carried over. Looking these bills over made it apparent, in no uncertain terms, that while I…

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No Spend Month, Week 1

I’ve officially finished week 1 of my No Spend Month with The Tingley Edit! I successfully made it through the week without any fashion purchases (I did end up with a tattoo though? As one of my Instagram friends said – “The cost per wear is super low on those!” 🙂 Anyways.) I feel like…

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