One of the benefits to helping my clients achieve their wardrobe needs and goals is to help them slow down their consumption and waste. They buy less clothes that they don't wear, therefore reducing the amount of waste in the land fills and oceans (and also less waste of their time and money).
This has led me to more deeply look at sustainability, ethically sourcing and the reasons behind "why we buy".
Is there such thing as "ethical consumption"? Is that a thing? What about instead, we call it intentional consumption? Especially with Black Friday coming and the Holiday season on its way.
I thought I would share what intentional consumption means to me:
I've recently wrapped up a 10x10 challenge
I have done several in the past and I've always learned something new about my wardrobe and created new outfits that I never would have tried before.
So what exactly is a 10x10 challenge?
Trust me, I tried to explain it to my husband and it took in awhile to grasp it, so I have a guide that you can download that breaks it down further, but the short answer is...
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Maybe your body has changed coming out of the pandemic...
Maybe you avoid dressing rooms or your closet like the plague...
Maybe the clothes you want to wear no longer fit...
Maybe clothes in general triggers shame, guilt or frustration...
Then this episode is for you.
In this episode, I share 5 ways to prepare yourself when trying on clothes for a more positive and gentler experience.
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I am trying something new today on the podcast.
I am sharing my first episode in what I am going to call my "mini disruptions" (I may change this, haha!) I will use them to dive in deeper on a certain topic, thought or idea that has been percolating in my brain. So, here goes the first one on the idea that "your appearance is not the currency of your worth".
In a society that values beauty, youth and thinness. There’s really only a few who get to benefit from it. And even if you do, it’s still fleeting. So we get stuck in a never ending pursuit of chasing flawless skin, a thinner body or hiding the natural aging process by any means necessary. Even if it makes you miserable and unhappy.
You think that it’s the price of admission to acceptance, validation or self-worth.
So many base their self worth on:
Are you starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel yet where you live?
Does life seem to be returning to a new normal yet?
Maybe you are heading back to an office or are starting to leave the house more frequently. This means that if you have been living in your loungewear for the past year, you might want to start branching out again.
This might mean that you will be looking at the clothes hanging in your closet for the past year.
It might mean that it's getting warmer where you live and have to try on last years shorts or swimsuits.
If you're like the most of us, your body might have changed while it was surviving a pandemic. And yes, your body might have needed to change while it was keeping you alive and managing stress the past year.
This can be frustrating and triggering for some. Let's get real...for many.
It's frustrating when your clothes no longer fit!
For many, trying on clothes...