Life in Paris, Relationships

Wedding Weekend:

I think I'm going to have to accept the occasional missed post as a reality this summer, there is simply so much going on and not enough wifi to go around! It's Monday morning, but I'm still really feeling the glow of an amazing weekend among friends and family. We spent the weekend in the… Continue reading Wedding Weekend:

Consumption, Ethical Choices

Ikea and the Ethics of Consumption

What's a girl to do? Today on, "Buy Nothing or Buy Better" aka my constant struggle, I'm trying to figure out what it means to buy some stuff from Ikea and whether or not it's ethically sound. After a bit of digging and quite a few puff pieces from the "2016 highlights" section of Ikea's… Continue reading Ikea and the Ethics of Consumption

Consumption, Finding Abundance

Finding Abundance: Giving and Getting

In declaring to myself, before God and Capitalism, that I was done buying unethically produced clothing, I did not stop to think about what I would wear in the future. My response to the ethical and environmental nightmare that is the fast fashion industry is far from uncommon. People have always used their money as… Continue reading Finding Abundance: Giving and Getting

Consumption, Cosmetics

May Empties : Skincare Samples!

Things are progressing much faster than I expected, and I'm thrilled. My April Empties post, inspired by Renee at Bad Outfit Great Lipstick, focused on saying goodbye to some staple products. This month, I've finished up a lot of skincare, body care, and samples. I haven't had any issues with my skin yet, although I… Continue reading May Empties : Skincare Samples!

Consumption, Finding Abundance

Finding Abundance : Summer Clothing

The temperatures have skyrocketed and I felt like I had nothing to wear... When I started the Finding Abundance mini series, I thought that I would make one, maybe two postings about clothing; day-to-day clothing, and dress clothes. WRONG.  As I began to pull out all of my clothes, I realised that even though I've… Continue reading Finding Abundance : Summer Clothing

Challenges, Consumption

Of Dryer Buttons and Eyebrow Pencil :

I had quite the Monday when it came to things breaking on me! A few weeks ago, back in the first weekend of May, I went to the large Auchan near my neighbourhood to replace my eyebrow gel. I still use the brand 'essence' because the organic alternatives I've tried to find in Paris all… Continue reading Of Dryer Buttons and Eyebrow Pencil :

Consumption, Cosmetics

Noticing “Needs”

I’m out of my face wash, and getting philosophical about it. When it comes to the things I think I “need,” I like to imagine that I’ve cut a lot of things out of my life. Rather than throwing my stuff away, I’m using it up; wearing clothes until they are irreparable, as opposed to getting rid… Continue reading Noticing “Needs”

Consumption

Buying Boring

Are minimalism and simplicity the emotional equivalents of beige? This post is purely my own rumination. Everyone should dress and decorate however they like, and there's really no room or reason to judge someone for their aesthetic choices. Who has the time? I have nothing against minimalism or simplicity. As I've written, I'm skeptical, but still, we're… Continue reading Buying Boring