New Years Style Resolutions
Jan02

New Years Style Resolutions

 Looking to Shake Up 2017 Stylishly? Sometimes we need some help to get out of our style ruts and the New Year can be the perfect excuse to delve into some new style ideas or experiments. Shaking things up a little can help us learn more about who we are as people, what image we want to portray to the world (because first impressions count even if we like to imagine people aren’t that judgemental), and what relationship we have...

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Resolve: Your New Beginning
Dec28

Resolve: Your New Beginning

A Fresh Start for Values Based Action. The end of a year usually involves celebration followed by new resolve. Whether you are into resolutions or not there is a good chance that on January first you start to think about what it is that you hope to do or achieve in the year to come. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a gathering with three of my eco soul sisters (Fashion Hound– Faye De Lanty, the Eco Warrior...

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NYNC: The Eight Degrees of Charity
Mar17

NYNC: The Eight Degrees of Charity

I can change the world With my own two hands Make a better place With my own two hands -Ben Harper   While researching for the ‘New Year New Consumer’ series that is currently focusing on redefining the measures of success to include ‘well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving’ as a third ‘metric’ for money and power (check out this post for more info) I came across this great...

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NYNC: Walking Mindfully
Mar11

NYNC: Walking Mindfully

Meditation is good for you. Why? Science says so! Not that you need to be a rocket scientist to work out that taking a little quiet reflection time for yourself each day can make you feel amazing. According to a plethora of scientific studies (some of which I have included links too if you are interested in reading journal articles) mediation has been shown to reduce distress, elevate moods, self-maturity and creativity levels, and...

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Watch This: The Earth Is Full
Mar04

Watch This: The Earth Is Full

  As mentioned yesterday this months posts will focus around the ideas of redefining success out forth by Arianna Huffington in her book Thrive and the redefinition of the idea of success to be more inclusive  of well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving and less focused on the duopoly of money and power. This TED talks by Paul Gilding was presented to me as part of my coursework in Education for Sustainability and I couldn’t...

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NYNC: Putting Thrive into Practice
Mar03

NYNC: Putting Thrive into Practice

Hello! After a month of freestyle blogging I have decided to come back to the idea of New Year New Consumer by adapting the ideas presented in Arianna Huffington’s book ‘Thrive‘ to suit Sustainability In Style. New Year New Consumer (NYNC) was a series I developed back in January to look share the ways I was tackling consumption in my life. January was all about ‘simplifying’. An ironic theme for what...

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NYNC: January Reflections
Feb03

NYNC: January Reflections

January has passed and the month of wardrobe decluttering has come to an end. Reflection is an important part of the learning process so here are a few things that I learnt during my ‘New Year New Consumer’ (NYNC) personal exploration. The Good This month has been a month solid of reading. For a woman who struggles to find the time to read this is a serious accomplishment. Being able to reflect on this reading process and...

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NYNC: My Fashion Assistant
Jan31

NYNC: My Fashion Assistant

My Fashion Assistant allows you to live out your ‘Cher from Clueless’ childhood closet dreams. This app allows you to organise your closet and your personal style with ease. All you need to do is photograph (this is the most time consuming part) and import your closet contents, then you can mix, match, layer and add accessories to create your own dream outfit. From here you can plan your outfits on an interactive calendar,...

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NYNC: The Clear Out
Jan30

NYNC: The Clear Out

After a month of looking into personal styling ideas I now have a good idea about what should and shouldn’t be in my closest. Now for the big clean up! Like I mentioned at the start of the month, goals need to be of an achievable size. If you have a large closet full of clutter a goal of  ‘I want an orderly well curated closet by this afternoon’ is only going to result in a whole lot of confusion and tears. Start...

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NYNC: Creating Shopping Values
Jan29

NYNC: Creating Shopping Values

Throughout my wardrobe workout challenge I spent a great deal of time writing about shopping ‘values’. It’s all well and good to go on-and-on about shopping with a set of values but we haven’t really spoken on here before about how to find your values. First up, what is a value? Here is ‘values’ according to a quick google: ‘A personal value is absolute or relative and ethical value, the...

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