NYNC: Ultimate Fashionista Advice
Jan27

NYNC: Ultimate Fashionista Advice

Not to judge a book by its cover but when I first laid eyes on ‘Ultimate Fashionista’ the young Hollywood style guide I wasn’t expecting it to be 223 pages of brilliance. It was lucky I approached this one with low expectations as it really is more ‘gossip magazine beach reading’ than a serious style guide. Published in 2012 Alana Wulff has created a fun and frivolous look at stalking your favourite...

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NYNC: Voluntary Simplicity Repost
Jan26

NYNC: Voluntary Simplicity Repost

This post ran in April last year but as it is very fitting for this months theme I have decided to repost it.    Did you ever read ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books in school? For those that aren’t familiar with the concept, they were books where you got to decide what happened to the characters by selecting which path they would take and turning to the corresponding page. It was so exciting to determine the way that the story...

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NYNC: Always in Style
Jan20

NYNC: Always in Style

With my talent for thrifting is there any wonder I have yet another fabulous 80’s style book in my hot little hands? They just keep appearing for me at the moment. Sebastian has been learning a lot from his style lessons. Always in Style with Colour by Doris Pooser was published in 1986 to an audience that appeared to be diggin’ style and colour analysis (check out the review of Colour Me Beautiful here). Personally this...

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NYNC: Colour Me Beautiful
Jan18

NYNC: Colour Me Beautiful

Before we can even begin to consider a huge closet clean out we must be environmentally responsible and work though analysing our style to see why we are at odds with our current closet contents. This will take quite some time but is a really fun and exciting process and something I have been personally working with throughout the entire 365 day Wardrobe Workout challenge. You all know my personal obsession with the...

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NYNC: Starting from the start. 
Jan17

NYNC: Starting from the start. 

It’s been a tricky month and due to a variety of reasons (all of which far too boring to share) I haven’t had very much spare ‘home’ time. It has definitely made the NYNC posts a bit challenging to keep up with and I really haven’t been able to action any cleaning up or moving out of items. However, I have had the opportunity to start thinking about how to tackle my closet ‘mess’. Firstly...

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NYNC: Yoga With a Message.
Jan14

NYNC: Yoga With a Message.

It has been a very busy week and stressful and called for a serious dose of vitamin Yoga. My googling lead me to this wonderful restorative practise with a very appropriate message for the ‘New Year New Consumer’ theme. Hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. I may or may not have fallen asleep mid way through.

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NYNC: Simple Living
Jan10

NYNC: Simple Living

Simple living. A term we hear a lot in the world of environmentalism. Simple living is very much an emotive and loaded term. For many ‘deep green’ minded folk it evokes visions of a move to self sufficient living. Heading off to the country and starting up their own farm, growing vegetables, making cheese, and keeping chickens. This idyllic scene is precisely how I grew up and it is a magic place to live....

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NYNC: Hoarding, Environmentalism, and Minimalist Living
Jan07

NYNC: Hoarding, Environmentalism, and Minimalist Living

Ok, so this is a tricky topic. On one hand we all want to be conscious consumers and make sure that we make the most out of everything that crosses our paths. Reusing and recycling what we have. On the other hand, doing so can get out of control, sometimes to the point where the crew from  ‘Hoarders’ might drop by to intervene. So where do we draw the line between living an eco friendly life and bunkering down for world...

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NYNC: Why Simplify?
Jan05

NYNC: Why Simplify?

Welcome to the January 2015 ‘New Year New Consumer’ (from henceforth known as NYNC) Challenge. This year I will tacking my goal of simplifying my life one area at a time and look forward to sharing my findings with you. I am learning something new every day and have provided you with my first ever purpose made E-meditation! It was my second attempt at recording as Seb the pooch decided to crash the first one with his noisy...

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New Year New Consumer: Reflect on 2014
Jan01

New Year New Consumer: Reflect on 2014

Each new year it is good to take some time to reflect on the moments of the year past. Taking time to reflect on the moments that stood out can really highlight how truly amazing this gift of life can be. Whether you choose to focus on the positives, the negatives, or a mixture of both, it’s up to you. I personally like to take my pen in hand and my mind back to the past for the first day of the year. Here are my top fourteen...

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