Cozy NOT Sloppy. A Guide to Being A Stylish Minimalist.

First of all, who EVER said that minimalism had to be boring!?

That’s right. It doesn’t have to be.

If you are a person who enjoys dressing in black and white…then so be it. Although, minimalism doesn’t need to be that way! You can have interesting pieces that mean just as much to you as that plain white t-shirt that goes with everything.

I love to have pieces that are special, with pretty colors or patterns. Even though my closet is shrinking, I want to still be able to express myself through clothing. You don’t need to dull your sense of style just to declutter your closet. In fact, you should keep the pieces you love most (that you actually wear).

A lot of the time, we hang onto pieces that we like, but don’t actually use. Sometimes they are gifts from loved ones, and others are ones you don’t want to get rid of it because they are brand new. But the truth is, that it’s just wasting space. Someone else can use that piece of clothing, and actually give it the wear it deserves.

I think it is important to stick to basics when it comes to bottoms, or at least in my experience. I love crazy tops with patterns and textures because no matter which one I choose, I have a simple bottom that goes right with it.

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Of course, this can go the other way around!

If you like patterned or bright colored bottoms, you might want to have more simple options for tops! I have these navy blue plaid pants that I LOVE, which go perfectly with some simple flats and a white t-shirt.

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I choose pieces that flatter my body, but the most important thing for me is being COMFORTABLE. I don’t want to ever look sloppy, but I want to be able to take on my busy day without any discomfort whatsoever. So when it comes to tops, pants, shoes, etc., I choose things that I know I can wear all day long.

On the topic of shoes, I really think it is important for any women on their minimalistic journey to have a couple of basic necessities.

For one, I love wearing sandals. I really like wearing a Birkenstock type of sandal, just because they go with everything. A good vegan switch for real Birkenstocks are by the brand Madden Girl. Mine costed around $40.00 and are so very comfy.

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You know you need a good pair of sneakers, so I won’t go on about that. Therefore, I will move on to the next must-have, which is a good pair of heels.

Now, I am not a very formal person.  Because of this, I don’t really own heels anymore, BUT I do believe that a good solid pair of black heels belongs in every woman’s closet, just because they can dress any outfit up by a ton.

The black heels I own at the moment are a pair of high-heeled booties. They go with everything, and since I wear jeans so much, I find it easy to dress up my outfit with this pair of shoes.

 

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Even though I opt for a lot of simple pieces, I still like to bring out fun ones once in a while, and I like this lifestyle because everything I own has a purpose, and actually gets used.

I hope you found something in this article that resonated with you personally, and I will see you on my next article (hopefully).

xoxo, Kelly

 

 

QOTD: Would you rather a plain bottom with a special shirt, or some crazy bottoms with a simple top? I’d love to know.

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8 Vegan Foods That Are Great to Help Prevent Anxiety!

As a very anxious person, I am always on the market looking for anything that has mental health benefits. I have been reading countless articles promoting milk, salmon, and other animal products as great ways to prevent anxiety. So, I compiled my own list of foods, with facts to back them up, that are known to carry components that support healthy brain function, resulting in possible anxiety prevention.

So, let’s get to the list.

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The Reasons I Went Vegan and Why You Should Too

Before I Was Introduced to Veganism

I was always an animal lover. At a young age, I spent a lot of my free time outside playing with stray cats, bringing them into my home, and trying to help animals in need as much as I could. I spent a lot of my younger days loading up on cheese and drinking glasses of milk with a lot of my meals (my grandparents told me it would make me strong).

It wasn’t until high school when I joined a group that taught us about eco-friendliness and where our food actually comes from, that I realized animal products weren’t for me, or for any of us on that matter.

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10 Simple Essential Oil Recipes You Need To Try!

Diffusing Essential Oils

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         I don’t know about you personally, but I use my Essential Oil Diffuser DAILY. I love this thing. In my workspace and in my bedroom, I find it absolutely necessary to create a space where I feel calm and collected. Whether you are stressed, anxious, or have a headache, I have a perfect and simple recipe for you.

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A Beginners Guide to Sustainable Fashion.

A stunning closet with a reduced environmental footprint.

 Kelly De Foreest – September 5, 2018recycle cloth picture

 

What is sustainable fashion?

In a world where over consumption has become the normal, it is crucial for you and I to become more aware of what we are doing to the planet when we buy our products. Sustainable fashion has hit countless headlines and it may have left you with one question…

“What is it?”

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