Recently Caroline from Unfancy , shared a post on Instagram that really struck me.
She shared about getting excited to plan for her fall wardrobe, and that when writing her caption she was tempted to write “as silly as that seems.”
I.e. worrying that others will judge her for something that she truly finds enjoyment in.
I resonate so much with her sentiment.
I struggle with this every time I sit at my computer to write.
Can I be viewed as a serious person when my blog centers mainly on style?
Do people think I’m silly for choosing ethical fashion as my “hill”?
But like Caroline, I enjoy style… I enjoy pursuing a sustainable closet.
I also enjoy politics, theology and philosophy, literature, superhero movies, nature and outdoor activity, running and a lot more.
I’m getting to a point where I don’t feel like I have to prove anything to anyone.
I can be a well rounded person, and blog about a specific thing. I can be a strong, informed woman and enjoy things that are typically considered “girly.”
Why do we feel like we can’t be both?
I don’t know. BUT, I’m no longer going to feel bad for holding an interest in something that may seem “silly” to some people.
Style makes me happy. Playing with clothing makes me happy. Makeup makes me happy… and so do a whole host of other things.
SO. I thought I would dedicate this week’s Truncated Edit to things that make me happy. Let’s have fun with this one yeah?
:: These Iced Oatmeal Z Bars. Holy Moly you guys! These taste just like Little Debby oatmeal creme pies, AND they’re dairy free. TRY THEM. 😉
:: This BAGGU reusable shopper. I bought this to use as a beach bag when we were in Florida, but I’ve used it SO much since then. It packs down so well, and it fits a ton. Plus, the gingham print makes me especially happy.
:: This tee from Tradlands. These cost more than your average t-shirt, I know. BUT it’s 100% worth it (if you can afford it), in my opinion. I have never found a t-shirt that fits more beautifully. The drape is gorgeous, it has some weight to it, and the sleeve and collar fit at just the right places. They are currently on sale for 20% off, but you can always get 15% off using code KARIN15 (for new customers only). P.S. it runs true to size.
:: Making skirts! I’ve been using this tutorial, and turning old linens into the most gorgeous skirts ever. I just did one using an old linen, gingham (more gingham!) tablecloth I found at Savers. I’ve been sewing them a little long so I can wear them once it gets cold… Can’t wait to wear them with sweaters, leggings, and boots!
:: This fall style post from my friend Andrea: so much good, fall inspiration to be found! She inspired me to put some sort of fall look book together so stay tuned for that.
:: Watching uber romantic BBC versions of Jane Austen’s novels (especially this one). Sigh. There’s something about cooler weather that makes me want to watch and read classic romance.
:: Drinking smoothies. Current favorite recipe: 1/2 cup frozen banana, 1/2 cup wild blueberries, 1 cup almond milk, and 1 scoop of this protein powder (first plant based protein powder I’ve found that doesn’t taste chalky! Yay!).
:: Saving fish by bringing my own straws (this set comes with a travel case), and eating less sushy. Small, but important steps people!
So there you have it! What about you? What makes you happy?
Until next time,
Last week’s Edit can be found here.