Happy… Wednesday? Oops, I’ve been busy!
Sorry for the lateness on this post, guys! I’ve been lucky enough to be busy with a lot of different things with work and socialising that it’s been a little bit harder to get posts done as quickly as before! But that aside, how are you guys? How’s things going? Anyone else going for a ‘Sparks Joy’ sort of life?
So unless you’ve been living under a rock for a while now, you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo and the “sparks joy” art of tidying she does. A few years back she wrote a book about tidying, and more recently has invaded Netflix with her show. Now, I’m not against stuff at all – I’m the messiest near-hoarder you’ll meet! But I’m completely into having my stuff organised and not on the floor where I can’t find it…
In my KonMari cleaning phase I’m going through, I’m really trying to fall back in love with some old clothes I have. I’m going through my wardrobe slowly at the moment, since I’ve got less than 6 months until I’ll be moving into a new place. And when moving into a new home, I think it’s important to only take what you love. Now back in the day, I did a spring cleaning your wardrobe post, which incidentally has some overlap with the KonMari method.
I’m very lucky that brands sponsor a lot of my clothing and accessories, I’m very aware. But it has given me a bit of a chip on my shoulder about only posting outfits with new items other people can buy. Which then means there’s things in my wardrobe that don’t get the love they deserve from me.
The ‘Sparks Joy’ test
So I’m making a pledge to myself to wear every item of clothing in my wardrobe. No matter how old or new it may be, I’ll be wearing it. And if it doesn’t “spark joy” or give me a good feeling, it will be donated, given away or sold. I’ve already sorted out bags of stuff ready to go since they don’t fit, and I’m sure more will follow. At the very least, I’ll be able to curate a great wardrobe full of things I love wearing.
And so I took one of my favourite dresses out for a walk in Gunnersbury Park the other week! This is actually a Lindy Bop dress from late 2015, and one that up until this year was in heavy rotation. The print is amazing, of course, but I honestly think it’s the only Audrey style that has ever truly suited me. There’s actually a few sizes left in this style! And I can’t recommend it more!
Keeping the boozy theme I have my well-loved The Crown Box Bag from Vendula London. And of course — the greatest cardigan Collectif ever brought out! I can’t believe this cardigan is already five years old, honestly. The quality of these cardigans in particular was above and beyond anything else Collectif has done!
I fancied being a bit more colourful, too! I think I’ve been in a bit of a colour rut and only ever want to wear black, so adding these We Love Color tights were a must!