Random thoughts…things to remember:
- most of us really are trying very hard to be better ourselves, and to make the world a better place. give us the benefit of the doubt.
- having a sustainable or “ethical” wardrobe isn’t about buying clothing/accessories from “sustainable” or “ethical” designers; it doesn’t have to be about buying anything at all. It is about creating a wardrobe that is useful, aesthetically pleasing to you, and contains high-quality items you can wear until they are no longer useful to you. Hopefully then, you can pass them on to someone else who will care for them, or they can be recycled into rags, and if they are natural materials, can be composted, or even left to decompose (not so for synthetics).
- there is no us or them. only us. we are all together here; plants, animals, people.
At 46 can I turn myself into a jacket person? I’ve added three jackets to my wardrobe recently, but I have never really worn jackets much – I prefer cardigans. This ES jacket is wonderful though, and like a cardigan, but not as “cozy” I would say. It is very utilitarian in aesthetic and purpose, but it is very good at what it does: adds a layer of warmth, and holds everything you might need to run to the post office, or just carry your phone and a can of sparkling water up and down the stairs…
If at the end of the day we will consider Instagram/twitter/facebook a net gain, or loss? I think the answer depends on your personality and how you handle temptation in the form of influencer marketing, and also how you interpret messages and photos that are supposed to be authentic, but are largely staged – images the poster claims are “real life” and “imperfect” but are in reality highly curated and edited. The more I stay away from Instagram (I don’t really use facebook or twitter at all) the more content and happy I am. That is the truth for me.
What will this coming year bring? I have no idea, and I am open to it.
Yay for 46. I’m happy to be here 🙂