Day 58 - Wardrobe Edit: Jackets and Outerwear
I've never been very good at outerwear. Fortunately, for the last 8 months I've been living in a place where I don't need much of it. This edit doesn't actually reflect all of what I own. A lot of my cold weather things are still back in New York, so this is just what I happen to have with me in India at the moment. When I'm able to get my hands on them, I'll add the wool coat, the cropped leather jacket and the Barbour jacket that are hanging in my closet in Brooklyn.
I did edit out one heavy coat which was looking a bit dingy, and which, if I'm honest, I've never really liked. I bought it on sale on a bitterly cold day because the coat I was wearing was insufficiently warm. Impulse purchase coats are rarely a good idea.
- Urban Outfitters military jacket
- Nicobar reversible jacket
- Sandro trench coat
Check out my complete wardrobe here.
Awareness is the first step in protecting yourself and staying healthy.
You can reap a lot of savings by making some of your own cosmetics and toiletries, with the added benefit of knowing exactly what's going into them (no mystery un-pronounce-able ingredients, thank you very much!).
Today I mixed up a homemade moisturizer using almond oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter.
I'm keeping my feet looking as tidy as I can with a simple at-home pedicure, using tools that I already have.
My husband recently learned that the secret to a beautiful beard is beard oil. It can be expensive, though, and he's blasted through a small bottle in a few short months. Here's my DIY version.
There are zillions of recipes for lip balm on the internet, and I found one that used ingredients that I already had at home.
How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Once a month? Once a year? A handful of times since you started wearing makeup?
My dermatologist had actually recommended that I stay on a low-dose antibiotic… forever. This should have been my first clue that I needed a second opinion.
I'm trying to use up all my old products before I make the switch to more sustainable options, but that hasn't stopped me from lusting after some beautiful zero-waste, plastic-free, natural cosmetics from some awesome brands.
I've read that synthetic moisturizers can prevent your skin from hydrating itself, and that healthy skin doesn't need a bunch of stuff slathered on it every day.