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Minimalism and Shopping locally

Saturday, May 20


Having a minimal wardrobe makes you start and appreciate more your clothes, where they are from, how they are made, who made them, their quality. Those thoughts have been recently in my head and I can't ignore anymore that the Fast Fashion industry is harming our planet and our people.

With all that information in mind, I decided to start buying my clothes locally, here in Portugal. Clother, shoes, Jewerly, decor, anything that is made by small businesses and from Portuguese people that want to show the world that we don't need Zara or Primark to dress well. They are here to show us that "less" and "more" can be used in the same sentence: Less consumerism, More quality. Less exploration, More appreciation.

I'm still on my no shopping year, but I have already started a list of local brands that have lovely creations and that I can't wait to shop at! Here is my small list still in construction:   

Office corner & wall decal calendar

Sunday, April 30


Since moving into my new home that I have been working on my office. I must admit that I still have a long way to go until it's ready, I mean, I don't even have a ceiling lamp! Like most o our house, there are still a few things that need to be done, but the year has been very slow (less money and less time) so I have been focusing on work and on fun moments with friends and family. 

I do however need to show you guys this little part of my office space. It's where I go to relax and read for a while or surf the web. It's also the place where I'm going to start planning my month so that I can just look at the wall and see all the monthly activities. 

This lovely chalkboard wall decal was gifted me from the lovely makers at Anchor Decal Co. on Etsy. They are a lovely brand from Portugal that makes awesome chalkboard wall decals! Thay have decals for your office, your kitchen, your living room.. anywhere you want to place them! And they look amazing! I have had my eyes on a few decals for my kitchen, and I promise that I will get one! 

Creating a Home wear Capsule Wardrobe

Monday, April 24

From a young age that I have been wearing baggy, funny, cute pajamas around the house, but when we start to the age we need to find a better alternative to wearing pajamas all day. For so long I hated walking around the house in pajamas and having to answer the door or having to go to the street in my pajamas. 

So I decided to create a simple home wear wardrobe that didn't include those childlike pajamas that I had been wearing my entire life. It was very simple, I just picked up a few legging and some cool t-shirts and a nice pair of home shoes. Because regardless of what I do all day…I deserve to look nice and feel comfortable when answering the door to strangers right?

Here is a simple guide of how to create a Home wear wardrobe that you will be proud of!

+ Look in your closet // we all have those pieces that we like but haven't worn out for some unknown reason, grab those and wear them at home! I had a few t-shirt that I loved but I wasn't wearing, so I turned them into home clothes. Or maybe you have a white shirt that you don't wear because you found a better one that you prefer to wear out, use that old one at home. Just remember that you must feel good in the clothes, don't wear the old and ugly pieces that you don't like!

+ Baggy pants or legging // for me it's both, I love wearing legging around the house and for sleeping too, but I also have some looser pants that I wear on days that I feel bloated. I love pants with a cute pattern that can go nicely with a simple t-shirt.

+ Get some new pieces // don't feel embarrassed to go get some new t-shirt of leggings to wear around the house. You must look and feel nice even when relaxing on the couch. I like to use the sales to get those pieces, that way I don't feel so guilty for spending a lot of money on my home clothes.

+ Change out of your pajamas // you can still have pajamas to sleep in. Most of the times I wear my home clothes to bed, but there are those days when I have been doing some cleaning or gardening, so I change out of my home wear to my pajamas, but I force myself to change out of them every morning! and it's actually very satisfying and very easy.. well, maybe not in the cold months, haha. But this is a huge rule I follow so that I feel comfortable and pretty around my house.

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