Pure is Simple and Simple is Pure

image is from Hitch Design Studio

Any of you who work for yourself understand the term “feast or famine”. It is completely true that as a creative there are times where things are abundant and other times when they are not. This took the man and I a few years to really understand and figure out how to work with. We have worked hard to find contentment with less in life. We both appreciate things that are beautiful and well designed and it never fails that we always choose the most expensive things. Though our work and budget does not always lend to such a taste we have learned to spend less in other places to be able to appreciate simplicity and beauty at the same time when we do end up investing into say the perfect chair or even a butter dish!

When you keep things simple in any capacity in life it can allow for a better understanding of contentment, which I find so hard in this world of materialism. I want to buy so many new items for Spring right now, especially after clearing out my closet and feeling like I have nothing bright and fun to head into the new season. I do know that if I wait and find the perfect flats instead of buying 10 that are almost perfect it keeps my closet more clutter fee. This means I will be able to find those perfect flats every time I want to wear them in the Spring! Understanding simplicity and being content with it is so hard but I find it a good challenge to know we don’t need as much as sometimes we think do. There are much more beautiful and pure things in life than having 10 pairs of Spring flats that all slightly okay.

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6 Responses

  1. Here here Megan! I 100% agree with you. Buying cheap goods is just a waste of money, resources and often unethical. Buy less stuff but better quality. And like you say, you won’t need such a bit wardrobe!

  2. loved reading this post! so perfectly written, and i 100% agree. i have to remind myself often to be patient and enjoy life with LESS. it’s a conscious effort, and even though it’s difficult at times it is always worth it in the end. πŸ™‚

  3. Another reason why we are soulmates! I’ve been slowly cleaning out my closet over the past few months, and have started a list of simple wardrobe essentials that I intend to only buy the quality versions of and keep them in good shape for years to come. It’s been and will continue to be a slow process, as it’s much more expensive upfront, but I am excited to see where my closet, and other belongings, is at in a while down the road! Less is so much more when you allow yourself the space to realize it!

  4. This is the same way I like to operate too – quality over quantity! I’m a much happier person when I have less STUFF and more meaningful pieces instead. I’m constantly editing and redefining my taste anyway, so with a good basis of simple, quality things, it’s easy to alter the feel of my wardrobe or home. I’m always willing to splurge (when I can) on staples and pieces that are timeless to me. I think it’s a much more satisfying way to live πŸ™‚

  5. Amen to that. I’ve been so much better about spending in the last few years – I only buy something if I can’t get it off my mind. The other stuff? I usually forget about it πŸ™‚

    But I admit, in the blogosphere, it’s hard to read about so many great fashions and not buy even a fraction of it!

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