June 1, 2015

Lights Will Guide You Home

{Photos by Ian; Wearing Sam Edelman dress}

I've been doing my semi yearly purge again. I got rid of a trunk load of clothes and shoes over the weekend. It feels good. Every time I force myself to throw away items I semi-like but never wear or ill-fitted clothes I feel much lighter. I'm okay with my life right now. I could be happier, but I can also be more miserable. I feel confident in myself but still unsure about some things. I feel the need to be adored but also the need to be alone. Sometimes I am blunt and seems that I have no heart but sometimes I show an incredible amount of unexpected sympathy. At times I feel I'm content, but not that content. And at times I feel really depressed, but not that depressed.

I started my purging ritual a few years ago when I was in a rut and found it a form of therapy for me. I still feel that way. And I still strive to live a minimalistic life and one day, move to somewhere south and being able live out of a suitcase by the beach.


  1. I cleaned out stuff under my bathroom sink--when I saw some of the stuff in the back had a good coating of dust I knew it was overdue. It was mostly bottles and tubes of products my SIL gave my wife to try, but she apparently didn't like. And for some reason did not throw out. Adored from a distance...I understand completely! And you are.

  2. I's hard for me to let go of clothes but that's mostly since I've been living out of boxes for awhile now and I don't even know where most of my clothes are at the moment. hah. The lighting in this shoot is really pretty and I can easily see how letting go of some material things can be therapeutic.


  3. You should read The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo if you haven't already. I was doing the once-a-year purges, but after applying the KonMari method to cleaning our condo, I've never gotten rid of so much and felt so at peace with what I own.

  4. I love the fringed jacket! Beautiful!

    I have a hard time throwing things out.

  5. I love purging four times a year and I dream of living out of a suitcase one day. As Osho suggested we really are more happy collecting moments than materials. You look dashing in this dress and images!


  6. Love that outwear!

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  7. I don't have stacks of clothes but I find I still have too much, especially clothing that doesn't fit quite right.. time for me to pare down a little too ♡

    I feel like you do too... just a little more meloncholy sometimes... it's a process...

    You look wonderful Julie xox

  8. I totally agree! I purged my closet a couple of weeks ago, and gave some of the clothes to my friend. I'm going to be donating the rest of the stuff!

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  9. It's great that you cleaned out your closet! I love your photos, too ♥
    Amy xx

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  10. Duuuude, this jacket is life *_* Seriously, obsessing over all its fringey glory!
    I think we're all a little bipolar that way. And I mean that in a healthy way. Aha, and purging out unnecessary things is certainly a healthy way to deal with it!

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  11. Marvelous dress and I really love your jacket :)

  12. wow!!! perfect boho outfit!! amazin shoot)) xoxo