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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR CLOSET WHILE STAYING SANE

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Clean Out Your Closet & Stay Sane

Cleaning out your closet is one of those things that needs to be done every once in awhile, but it's a tedious task that you'd rather put off. BUT I've found that the more times I clean it out, the more I've found a little system & rhythm to make it at least semi- enjoyable!


Break It Up
If you just go in blind, you'll end up being super overwhelmed & won't know which way is up. Instead, you should start one chunk at a time.

Take a handful of clothes out, lay them on your bed, & go through the items one by one. & repeat!

Be Tough
Any pieces that are the old 'eeh I haven't worn this in a year but I'll start now!' or 'this came from xx, so I'll keep it even though I'll never wear it' bits need to GO. Be tough with yourself & genuinely ask yourself if you still love it & you will wear it, more than once or twice.

If the answer's no, or there's any sort of hesitation, LET IT GO!

Be A Stylist
Once you've picked what you're keeping, find other items in your closet to pair them with. You'd be surprised at how many different combinations of things you can come up with!

You'll end up coming out of the clean out feeling refreshed, & like you've gotten new clothes to work with.

Obviously this system can be revised to fit your needs, but I've found it works well for me, & I STAY SANE, which is most important, no?

Do you absolutely dread when it comes time to do a clean out, or do you go full-steam ahead? What's your method?

xo,
kae

MONDAY STYLE VOLUME 004

Monday, September 18, 2017

monday style 4


It's been a LOOONG hot sec since I've featured a monday style post, & since I was just introduced to the sweatshirt/ long skirt situation via pinterest, I figured now's the perfect time!

But really, how chic is this combo? You can't get any more carrie bradshaw than a good tulle skirt, & paired with a sweatshirt tied at the waist gives it an elongated situation. Popping on a pair of heels puts some eloquence into the look, yes? 

I've been SUPER into the Gucci leather disco bag, but I can't get over the price tag. A bag like the Dorothy Perkins, however, is a sort-of-dupe that still looks pretty & makes the look street-chic. 

I'm thinking I'm going to have to try this out in real life & maybe turn it into a post... 

How about you? Would you rock these pieces together? 

xo, 
kae

THINGS I LOVE ABOUT AUTUMN

Friday, September 15, 2017

Overalls And Bell Sleeves

There's a reason why bloggers everywhere obsess over autumn. It's the start of a new season, a fresh start, & everything feels lighter. Crisper. 

At least, that's what I think. Tell me if I'm wrong? 

I feel like there are at least three key things that make autumn superior, and why I get SO EXCITED for its impending arrival:

 1// The Coziness
To me, there is nothing better than a crisp autumn day, complete with a pumpkin candle, warm blanket, & a good book or tv show. We all need slowness in our life sometimes, and what better way?

2// The Fashion
As much as I love my off the shoulder dresses & sandals, we must admit that autumn dressing is just superior. From booties to knitwear & floppy hats, it's all so gorgeous & fun to put together. (if you fancy a look at some of my current wardrobe picks for the season, click here)

3// The Smells
Specifically, candle smells. Notes of pumpkin, apple, & all the yummy smells we associate with autumn flow through the air & everything feels a bit... warmer. Not to mention the smell of your mom's house on Thanksgiving.....

What are your favorite things about the season?


xo,
kae

I TRIED DRY BRUSHING SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Is Dry Brushing Worth It?

A skincare method known as dry brushing has been circulating through the blog & beauty world for some time now. If done effectively, it's supposed to drain toxins in your body by stimulating the lymphatic system, all while reducing cellulite & unclogging pores.

SOUNDS GOOD, right?

But does it work?

To test things out, I started incorporating brushing into my nightly routine. It's best to do it every single day (some even say twice a day) but I do it at least once every other day. 

I brush starting at my feet and moving in an upwards motion towards my heart. (always brush towards your heart) 

Once my entire body is done, I like to hop in the shower & alternate between the hottest & coldest temperature I can handle. This stimulates blood flow, plus it's just a good relaxer!

After about a month of practicing this method, I wanted to see a difference. I wanted to feel better & see improvements in my lymphatic system. But, so far, I haven't noticed anything significant. I'm known for being a tad impatient, so maybe I just need to give it some more time.

That being said, though I haven't put the WDAC stamp of approval on it, I'm not saying you shouldn't try it. It seems to be one of those wellness rituals that you have to try for yourself to see if it works for you.

I think I'll keep the routine up for another month & see what happens? 

If you've had success with dry brushing, tell me about it!

xo,
kae
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