Well, folks, when I put together my 12-piece wardrobe, I was definitely in stage 2 (the Dogmatic stage!) of my minimalist journey. I wanted the smallest wardrobe I could possibly put together, for all 4 seasons. And it worked! I was able to be decently clothed, and okay looking year round.
But, January hit hard this year.
During a Michigan winter, Items that Help You Keep Your Sanity are almost must-haves. I remember sitting in my classroom, with my dress, panty hose, and blazer, and shivering. It was January, it was depressing and cold…
And I needed a sweater!
So, into the closet went the dresses, and I made my way to the thrift stores. A local store had nice, stylish sweaters for a dollar each. I bought 4 of those, as well as 4 pair of dress pants. My wardrobe is officially now up to 20 pieces, and I made it through the winter, without losing my mind!
This got me thinking about other little luxuries that we enjoy. When you have less, these non-essential items seem all the more special. The important thing is not to go overboard–enjoy a few luxuries, and enjoy them fully.
What do we enjoy?
- Champagne flutes with stems.
- A projector in the basement.
- Chamomile or jasmine tea.
- Campfires in the backyard (weather permitting!).
- Going out for sushi.
What little luxuries just make your day?