Sunday, January 5, 2014

7/7



If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen this post last week where I shared that I would be wearing only these seven items for seven days. I've been wanting to take a really minimalistic approach to our material life in an effort to focus on things that really matter and was so inspired after my friend Stephanie shared that she was taking the same challenge a few months back. She was moved to participate in this practice after reading Jen Hatmaker's book: 7 (no less than ten people told me I had to read it).


For this challenge I really worked off of my daily "uniform" (skinny jeans, button up, vest, boots). I knew it would be easier if I chose basics that all mixed and matched. I picked out a comfortable pair of black skinny jeans, a striped top with a modern cut, a chambray button up, black check button up, a colorful scarf (similar here), black puffer vest, and duck boots (similar here). What I found was absolute bliss. I didn't have to think hard at all about what I was going to wear and it simultaneously made me more creative in my layering. It made life so much less complicated! In short it was a really liberating exercise and I'm reading the book asap (two goals in one!).

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13 comments:

  1. LOVE that book. It's funny, we are doing the same thing. The 7 experiment was a great jump start for us to think about how we want to approach material things, especially with this little bean on the way.

    You look amazing, as usual! So glad you had a great experience!
    xoxo

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    1. thanks sweet ash! oh it's so good to get these ideals ingrained before kids are in the picture. it can get outta control quick with all of the "must-haves" and what nots. you guys are gonna do great!!

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  2. Love this, I'm going to see if I can Kindle The 7 experiment.

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  3. absolutely cool and interesting! love very piece and I think you look great!
    love your purse!

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  4. love that! time to clean out my closet.

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    1. i will take any/all hand me downs :)

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  5. you did a great job! i have never tied the challenge but usually end up wearing the same things all the time because they are on top of my clothes pile ;) ps: i love the 7 items you picked!!

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    1. thank you elizabeth and word to the clothes pile. i know it all too well...

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  6. love this, you do look great. you inspired me to clean out my closet. and order those black jeans.

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