How to Still Be Trendy with a Capsule Wardrobe

One of the things I struggle with most as a slow fashion influencer is keeping up with fashion trends while staying true to my values. Don’t get me wrong – I am much happier now that I’ve simplified my wardrobe, reduced the number of pieces, and learned to shop with more intention. But at the

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5 Times When Shopping is Not the Answer

Why do people shop? Aside from needing something, there are a lot of reasons why people pull out their purses and make a purchase – and they’re not always the right ones. Here are 5 times when shopping is not the answer (and what to do instead). 1. When you don’t really need something. There

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What Simple Living Means to Me

I started this blog as a way to share my journey towards simple living with others. But some of you might be wondering, Just what is simple living, anyway? Is it the same as minimalism, and if not, how are they different?  In this article I’ll be sharing my thoughts on what simple living means

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How to Shop Like a Minimalist

The words ‘shopping‘ and ‘minimalism‘ might sound like they don’t belong together in a sentence. However, I’ve learned that minimalism really isn’t about deprivation, but intention. I used to be a total impulse shopper – I’d buy what I wanted as soon as the thought crossed my mind. A lot of the time, this led me

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My Journaling Exercises and Organization

Journaling is a great way for me to keep myself on track and organized, relieve stress, and express myself. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a certain fascination with journals and notebooks. When I was little, as soon as I got my allowance I’d head to the store to spend it on a new book of blank

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Welcome to My Simple Living Blog

Well, here I go with my first post! I wanted to kick things off with an introduction and explain who I am, where I’m coming from and why I decided to start a blog about simple living. First things first – my name is Emily and I’m a 27-year-old living in beautiful Vancouver, BC. I’ve

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