Minimalism, to me personally, isn’t about not buying anything at all, but buying with intention. Forgoe sales, bargains and impulse buys and really thinking about what you need.
I love to research things, my dream job would be finder; charged with scouring the Internet to find things for other people. So I am actually getting a huge kick out if carefully planning and selecting new pieces for my minimilist wardrobe. When it is complete, I hope to reduce my clothes shopping to a handful of items a year.
I usually get a Wee tinge of guilt after any purchase north of £50 but not today. Today I’ve woken up happy confident in my decision and it feels brilliant.
I’ve been looking for a pair it chunky heeled ankle boots as an alternative to my Dr Martens. Unfortunately I was a bit late off the mark to catch Dr Martens Magdalena, this can be a downside to intentional purchasing. If you don’t have the money saved or you have any kind of cool off period then you can miss some items. Just remember you will be just fine without it and move on.
I went to office to buy my boots yesterday. I tried 2 styles of Grace by Vagabond; one with an outer zip (£80) one with an elsticated panel (£60 on sale). Both lovely. Before I would have bought the cheaper pair purely because they had money off. But this time I tried them on and ignored the price, this was about finding the right boots not a deal. While I was trying them on a perfect stranger came up to me and flashed her own boots, she’d gone for the elasticated Chelsea boot and was delighted with them. She wore them 9 hours a day at work and said they were the most comfortable shoes she owned, someone else backed her up saying she went clubbing in them. My clubbing days are over but as recommendations go, these were pretty high.
After trying each pair on and consulting my Husband, an exercise he hates because u do what I want anyway. I preferred the zip pair but there was something odd about the insole so I had them swap them for another pair, remember, that’ll do won’t do! The second pair were perfect, buttery soft and so comfortable. Don’t settle when buying key pieces they have to be perfect.
I am absolutely in love with them. They had their first outing last night and are every bit as comfortable as I’d hoped. I feel so confident and feminine wearing them and they are a perfect addition to my minimalist wardrobe.