• 2019,  Musings

    Musings: I Was Tidying Up Before It Was Cool

    Simplifying for my life, is as tidying up for Marie Kondo. I can’t truly say I was doing this before it was cool, but I can say I was using the basics of Kondo’s method without truly knowing I was. I knew the very basics about her method and I knew she had a book about it all — years ago though. It never popped into my consciousness back at the end of April last year, when I started my process. I remember hearing about touching your stuff and asking yourself if they ‘spark joy.’ I kinda laughed at it, slightly mocked it, but thought it was silly, yet interesting…

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    Le End (Totes x 4)

    Finally, a tote I didn’t change one thing too… Promise! But the lackluster eloquence of this post is because this is my last tote. I decided that I’d rather not pay the monthly fee and just use that money towards actual clothes and/or accessories I get to keep.  Nonetheless, I still tried everything in the tote, but it wasn’t as urgent as other totes. Since I knew I had until the 11th to end my subscription. It was fun, I was introduced to new brands, but I just don’t quite think it’s for me. Items listed from L to R  Cupcakes And Cashmere Brush Stroke Top If By Sea Cut…

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    Menage A LeTote

    Third times a charm… Right?! Seems to be so with my latest LeTote. I guess someone was listening when I told them to fix their summer algorithm, because I received more summer options. I did however have to sub out one time, they wanted to send me a scarf again. I switched it out for a handbag. So again, I haven’t fully accepted any tote they’ve sent me, but that’s okay. I’m still wearing ‘gently shared’ clothing and that’s a big step for me. In case you are wondering about the other totes, you can read about Tote One and Tote Two if you’d like! Tote three gave me some…

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    LeTote Seconds, Please!

    Receive as is… ..repeat mantra. That’s what I had to tell myself when I was having my second tote sent my way. However, in all honesty, I did switch one thing out – I exchanged the scarf for a different print. Okay, that aside, I just went with what they suggested — even though I knew they didn’t quite match the current weather Sacramento is having. Tote #2 comin’ at ya: Items listed from L to R: AVA Annika Knit Tunic Dress  Leota Geometric Overlay Dress   AVA Bow Cardigan AVA Turquoise T Cuff  Echo Neckwear Triangle Geo Scarf So, this is what LeTote’s algorithm thinks I shall wear. Let’s give…

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    Totally (Le)Totes…

    Le first, Le Tote! You should try everything once, well that was my mindset when it came to my first Tote from Le Tote! Last week, I ranted posted about my decision to give Le Tote a try. A serious try. I was potentially, slightly dramatic about it all. But you have to know me to understand that this is way out of the norm for me. Even my Mom said, as I told her were the denim dress came from, “That’s so NOT you!” No shit, Sherlock (sorry Mom, don’t get mad at that, please)! But anywho, I’m giving it a try and really trying it out. Like I…

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    Le Tote, the Experiment

    Le, whaaa?! I’ve always been against the whole shop by mailing box (or subscription-based shopping, probably a more technical term) phenomenon that caught on a handful of years ago. Birchbox, stupid! Stitch Fix, stupid! Ipsy, stupid! All of it, stupid. I’m I N D E P E N D E N T! I will buy my own damn clothes and make up I don’t need some company boxing up random stuff, based on a few questions they asked me to determine they know my style. I don’t need to pay for a box of make up samples that I probably won’t ever use. I don’t want used clothing. I want…