I re-read my first blog post recently. When I started blogging I knew I wanted to talk about style, fashion and sustainability. And it felt like the 12 month ‘no shopping challenge’ was a good hook to hang it on. There were three main reasons for it – physically too much clutter in my wardrobe; my background working in environmental law; and a desire to rediscover myself and my own personal style.
Where am I now? Well, my wardrobe is less cluttered and I’ve become more careful about what I buy, choosing things I really love and that will last, over fast fashion. I have a much better idea about what is in my wardrobe, and I wear a greater percentage of the clothes in it.
I have also returned to ‘real’ work as an environment lawyer. 3 days/week in the office, immersed in all things environmental from wildlife and species protection, to plastic pollution – and I love it!
Nothing stays the same. I am continuing to rediscover myself and my own style.
Was the wardrobe clear out another step towards more confidence, clearer thinking and a little bit more spring in my step? Or has the general upthrust in my life encouraged me to edit my wardrobe and ditch the crap that I never wore and would never wear in the future? I guess I’ll never know …
So, I’ve updated my username to something that feels more ‘me’ and I’m looking forward to sharing lots of interesting posts with you going forward… Here’s to the next chapter!