A Lesson in Less

A Lesson in Less
Madewell | Minimalistic style | Free People | Katelyn Now
Madewell | Minimalistic style | Free People | Katelyn Now
Madewell | Minimalistic style | Free People | Katelyn Now
Madewell | Minimalistic style | Free People | Katelyn Now
Madewell | Minimalistic style | Free People | Katelyn Now

Bodysuit | Jeans | Shoes | Bag | Glasses

On December 10th 2015 I started packing my bags for Florida. I had no idea at the time that every carefully chosen item I placed in my suitcase would teach me such a profound lesson in minimalism. I walked into my new bedroom a few weeks later, a relatively big space for just me, and I still remember how refreshing it felt. Nothing on the walls, nothing in the closet, and light pouring in from the two big windows. I didn't want to change a thing. As months passed I began filling the space with some items that felt more "me" (see previous post), but overall I'm still pleasantly surprised at how much happier I am with less. Most people likely don't even realize it, but we - especially women - have so many items that are excessive and in adulthood, I noticed them weighing me down. Bringing that intentionally packed suitcase has showed me how much I don't need and how much better it feels to only own things that you love. For me, this has been the most difficult with clothing (shocker), but I've gotten better at getting rid of a piece almost every time I buy something new. As soon as I saw this Madewell bodysuit, I was sure it deserved a place in my carefully crafted wardrobe. It is versatile and neutral and I know I'll get a lot of use out of it. I wore this outfit last weekend on a trip to the farmers market. It was a crisp, Saturday morning with temps below 70 degrees, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but this midwestern girl woke up that day very excited to throw on a jacket for the first time in months ♥