I mentioned it in my most recent Everlane review (of the blazer, which I received as a gift), but I’m going to quit the free stuff for now (and yes even from Everlane). I’m getting tired of living in this gray zone of reviewing gifted items (it’s free so it’s automatically biased in some ways). I try to be honest in my reviews but how can you not love something a bit more when it’s 100% free? This doesn’t mean I won’t be reviewing Everlane things, I’ll just be buying them and only because I had already ordered two items to try before I made this resolve not to review so many clothes anymore.
But in general I’m also going to move away from review of things because I also feel like I’m getting to be material-centric and I’m also accumulating more things than I need. Also we might be moving again and downsizing to a small apartment so again I’m finding that I need to get rid of things. And you can’t believe how much stuff I’ve acquired just from running this blog. I need to get off this consumer hamster wheel.
Anyway, thanks to my work in breaking up with my iPhone (which I’m going to share soon), I’ve been reading a lot more. I’ve always loved the Personal Growth genre (ie the self-help section) and have been reading some good books about changing my life (or at least parts of my life). Instead of doing product reviews I think I might do some book reviews (but not of the boring type, but of this helpful personal growth type). Hopefully I can add some substance to this blog that’s not just all about stuff.
And some things I read this week: another good post by Talia about minimalism, loved this fabric guide from one of my favorite insta peeps Valentina, and this post by Leah of greenwashing at its worst is so good.