I hope I say this enough here, but just in case I don’t:
I write about my experiences, and reflect upon the things I’ve learned about life and my wardrobe after a lot of mistakes and some successes. I share this information because I need to, I learn even more as a result of sharing it, and because I know it helps ME feel like I am less alone in my struggles, so in turn, I hope it will help some of you. I do not aim to make prescriptions or tell anyone, anywhere what to do, what to buy, or how to live their own lives.
I started Grechen’s Closet in 2004 to provide as many resources I could for online shopping, and created an extensive designer directory database. That’s rather obsolete now, but my original goal still persists: provide as much information as possible and then leave it up to readers to make decisions about what to do with that information. Whether it’s a sale or coupon codes, or information about sustainable fashion, my aim is to present my findings, give my opinion about them, talk a little about what I do, or intend to do, and then step back.
I am not an expert; I barely wonder if I know what I’m talking about half the time. But I do learn and read and dive deep into issues that are important to me, from meditation to minimalism to eco-friendly clothing. And I like to share what I learn. I always have (I feel like I’m very much a teacher at heart, and taught pre-school for many years).
So, all of this is just to say that I hope I never come off as preachy, or absolute in my message; that is not my intention. I never mean to tell anyone what to do, or what not to do. For goodness’ sake, I don’t even know what to do sometimes, I’m just stumbling through life one step at a time like everyone else. I am just lucky to have a platform from which I can give voice to my fears, struggles, and successes. Please, do with that what you will.
Make your own damn decisions.