Since I’ve shared different variations of my minimalist wardrobe throughout the years, I thought I would do a deep dive into my shoe collection.
Back when I was on a tight budget, it really bugged me when bloggers would list their essential items and the prices were totally out of reach. How can you shell out a few hundred dollars for one item when it’s almost half your paycheck?
When I posted my minimalist kitchen essentials a while back, I realized that I’d become that blogger and so I quickly started working on this post. All the items are from Target since it’s an affordable big box store with locations all over the US.
Et voilà! The Fall 10×10 Challenge has finished and I’m back to recap the experience.
It was super fun participating in the challenge. While I enjoyed putting together outfits and challenging my personal style, the best part was following along with the community and connecting with other like-minded souls. I was also surprised that my biggest take-away was not style related (more on that below).
Today marks the first day of the Fall 10×10 Challenge!
This is a style challenge where you create 10 outfits from 10 pieces that you wear over the course of 10 days. It’s a fun way to get creative with your clothes and take a minimalist wardrobe for a spin.
Today I’m sharing my minimalist wardrobe.
These are stylish workhorses that I wear on an regular basis. They take me from work at the office to wine dates with my girls, dinner parties on the weekends, and everything in-between. I haven’t included things like work out clothes, jewelry, and loungewear but, don’t worry, posts on those mini capsules are coming soon.
Anyone who loves to cook spends a lot of time in the kitchen. And anyone who spends a lot of the time in the kitchen eventually gets overwhelmed by the amount of stuff they have tucked away in various cupboards and drawers.
When I hit this point, I started decluttering like a madwoman and eventually whittled my kitchen stuff down to the absolute essentials. These are the 60 or so things that I use on a regular basis and that add the most value to my adventures in the kitchen.
One way to take the stress out of entertaining is to get your tabletop essentials in order.
Getting together the essentials for modern entertaining is similar to building a minimalist wardrobe. Look for simple, classic designs that will be in style for years to come, and then opt for solid colors in a neutral palette so it’s easy to mix and match.
Disclaimer: I am not a makeup guru. I didn’t really wear makeup until my mid-twenties and, if I’m being totally honest, I still feel like I don’t know how to properly put my face on.
It’s possible that my minimalist makeup is a result of being a novice. Or maybe it’s all those years my dad told me I didn’t need it. Either way, here’s what I own and why I wear it.
Don’t you just love the holidays? Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, all the twinkling lights, and the wonderful smell of pine trees. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.
Though the act of giving a gift is fun, shopping for them can quickly suck the magic out of the holidays. The list below should help alleviate some of the stress whether you are a shopping for a minimalist or are one yourself.
French Girl style is a thing. Believe me, I’ve read every single article, blog post, and book about it. It’s the striped shirt, ballet flats, and trench coat all wrapped up in a little bit of je ne sais quoi.
As a chic minimalist, the stuff I keep in my Reed Krakoff Atlantique bag is practical yet stylish. A leather wallet with no logo, wear-everywhere sunglasses, some chapstick, travel-sized perfume in a signature scent, and a few other essentials in black, bien sûr. continue reading
Wardrobes are a big deal these days.
From the Capsule Wardrobe, Project 333, and the minimalist approach to the 5-Piece French Wardrobe—which is not to be confused with the 10-Piece Wardrobe—and the Kon-Mari Method, there are a million different ways to strategically dress yourself and deal with the contents of your closet.
Allow me to introduce the Modern French Wardrobe, which is less about rules and restrictions and more about what I actually have hanging in my own closet.
The first time we went to the France in the winter I made a rookie mistake and didn’t pack very well. In my own defense, I’m Californian and was totally unaware of what a real winter entails.