The After Party: Gift Of Thrift
Oct31

The After Party: Gift Of Thrift

    Photos: Top- My thrifted finds, Bottom- The Patagonia Equivalent   Indulging in some seriously targeted thrifting has lead to results! After carefully assessing the ‘field work’ and ‘labouring work’ sections of my closet I realised I really needed a new pair of functional plant nursery shorts. These need to be long enough for meetings with professors, breathable, not too low waisted (no-one wants...

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The After Party: Work Smart Not Hard
Oct30

The After Party: Work Smart Not Hard

Given that there are many items in my closet that need a little bit of attention I figured that most of you out there in internet land are likely to have the same issue. My work motto is ‘work smart not hard’ so rather than sit here and demonstrate how to repair your wardrobe ‘ouchies’ and ‘boo-boos’ I have rounded up a decent collection of tips and tricks videos from across the web. This list is a...

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The After Party: How it Happened
Oct29

The After Party: How it Happened

    Sustainable consumption is all about considering the implications of every purchase and trying to make the best possible decision for you, at the time, within your means. The process of decision making for my big and exciting post Wardrobe Workout ‘leggings upgrade’ resulted in the following shopping analysis based on my personal purchasing values. The first step of the purchasing process was working through...

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The After Party: Shopping Decisions are Difficult
Oct27

The After Party: Shopping Decisions are Difficult

Ethical shopping can be really hard work! Sorry to burst anyones bubble but I can safely say that being a conscious consumer is difficult. Yes! We do have a plethora of information available and wonderful up-and-coming eco brands but when it comes down to it you can’t just walk to the shops and buy yourself the perfect basic ethical/eco tee. There is some effort involved. Prior to this challenge and my personal post-challenge...

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The After Party: Assessing the Damage
Oct26

The After Party: Assessing the Damage

    One year of wearing the same things is a great way to see how well your clothing is made. As to be expected, there have been some casualties. Working through on category by category basis I have assessed the damage a year of wear has caused and throughout the week will be looking for ways to repair, recycle, rethink or replace these items. It seems a little narcissistic to be sharing such a personal process with you, but...

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The After Party: Back in the Game
Oct25

The After Party: Back in the Game

If you spent 365 days not shopping clothing and accessories what would be the first thing you lash out and purchase? My answer to this question is ‘incredibly boring logo-ed work shirts’… Such practical first purchase isn’t it? Who woulda’ thought a year without shopping could make me such a thoughtful and  strategic consumer. Actually, Into Mind can be blamed for my newly strategic approach to shopping....

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The After Party: Back To Basics
Oct22

The After Party: Back To Basics

This week is a self dictated week of rest and recuperation in addition to one for soul searching and inspiration. I have been thinking quite a bit of over the last two days as to where to focus my energy next. Never being one to suffer from a ‘lack of eco inspiration’ I have had to take all of my passionate and crazy ideas about sustainability and the environment and try to work out a logical order for them and a structure...

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The After Party
Oct21

The After Party

  Well… here we are. The Wardrobe Workout after party! After being asked what would be the first thing I would do after the challenge was over, I can safely say the answer was ‘take the day off’. My man returned from a overseas business trip in the VERY early hours of the morning which woke me up from a deep slumber and it was very difficult to get back to sleep. Making today a bit of a ‘write off’...

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Day 365: To New Beginnings on Old Foundations
Oct20

Day 365: To New Beginnings on Old Foundations

It is the final official day of the Wardrobe Workout challenge and here I am drinking champagne in my closet. This may seem like an odd thing to do on a regular Monday afternoon but I am celebrating the fact that I now fit into my closet with a bottle of champagne and that I wouldn’t want it any other way! First things first I need to clarify that I do not usually drink champagne, especially not in my closet. In fact my...

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Days 363-364: Easily Distracted
Oct19

Days 363-364: Easily Distracted

            This post starts with a direct quote from a dear friend (of thirteen years) who I haven’t seen in a long time who text me today with a flattering comment, ‘so…you still have the attention span of a magpie then?’ Thats me all over, easily distracted. Last night when I should of been updating my blog and social media I was drawing a picture because I got distracted by a...

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