Friday, 3 February 2017

Announcement

Hi there! Sorry for the late post.

I just wanted to let you know what I'll be changing the frequency of my posts again. My life has become a little too hectic right now to write a weekly post.

So from now on, I'll be posting on the last Friday of the month.

See you February 24, 2017!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Tiny moments of peace

I don’t normally write my blog post the morning of. I normally plan, write and edit. But this week has been an extremely busy week at work. I get home and I’m just drained. The only thing I want to do is crochet. And there were times I couldn’t even do that!

Last night, I woke up multiple times and my first thoughts were of work. I really don’t like letting work creep into my off duty time. However, I couldn’t help it. Even when I tried to purposefully push the thoughts out of my mind, they’d come rushing back. These big intrusive bully thoughts of work. *sighs*

When I woke up to really start my day, I decided that I would do my best to create tiny moments of peace. So as I was waiting for the water to boil to make my coffee, I sat in the calm and dark living room lit only by the warm yellow light of a little lamp.

Then I walked slowly to my car, stopped before opening the door to take a deep breath and appreciate the mild winter air. So Mother Nature is supporting me in my quest for peace today.

In the car, I didn’t turn on the radio. I drove silently to work, stopping only to fill up on gas. Whenever I could, I drove at the posted speed limit leaving more than enough room between my car and the one in front of me.

Then I, again, walked slowly from the parking lot to my office building. People were rushing past me in a hurry to get to work. But not me. I’m in earlier, but I’m determined for this day to be a mindful day.

It’s easy when I get stressed for me to neglect my health. I’m drawn to cheap and easy fast food. But treating myself that way only makes things worse. So another thing I will do today is to take my time and make it a point to eat as healthily as I can. 

Today, wherever I can, I will find or create tiny moments of peace.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Last Sunday afternoon, Mr. Romantic and I went to see Breakfast at Tiffany’s at a local movie theatre. It’s one of my favourite activities that we do!

Even though I’ve seen this film before, somehow it was a different for me this time.

As I was staring up at the screen at the flawless Audrey Hepburn, I couldn’t help but admire her very simple, yet very stylish and timeless wardrobe.

Oh I know I’m not the first to write about Audrey’s fashion sense. She’s pretty much a fashion icon!

I noticed how minimalistic her wardrobe was. At least, in this film. In many scenes, she was wearing the same black dress. However, just by changing her accessories, it made it look like a completely different outfit. I could tell that what she was wearing was of good quality.

That’s really the key, right? Have only a few simple, classic, stylish, timeless, good quality pieces, and have fun with your accessories.

So, I’ve been inspired (again) to rethink my capsule minimalist wardrobe (again).

I have to admit that I haven’t stuck to my goal to create a minimalist capsule wardrobe. But that’s fine, as long as I get back on track.

I really love Audrey’s style. However, I won’t completely imitate or try to replicate her style. But I will use it as inspiration.

Until the end of January, I’ll put on paper what I want my minimalist wardrobe to look like. I’ve somewhat done this before when I wrote about carrying on with my carry-on. So, it shouldn’t take me too long to do.

In February, I’ll take action and purge out of my wardrobe what doesn’t fit with my plan.

In March, I want to finalize my minimalist capsule wardrobe because that is what I want to bring when Mr. Romantic and I go to Europe. I think March should be a good month for this since stores usually have their spring clothing lines out by then.

Who knew that an afternoon Breakfast at Tiffany's with Mr. Romantic would lead me back to figuring out my minimalist capsule wardrobe... Inspiration is everywhere!