I keep hearing so much talk about capsule wardrobes lately. Brands are launching new collections based around it, bloggers are sharing their Spring capsule wardrobes, and it intrigues me as I'm striving toward simplifying my wardrobe and my home. I've been reading "Spark Joy" by Marie Kondo and it's been really helping me with my small apartment that has stuff crammed into every corner. Drawers packed full of clothes I hold onto that I've never worn, or have only worn once, but I know I won't again. Lindsay and I are both very sentimental people, so I know she can relate to me when it comes to getting rid of stuff! I've been holding off going through my closet until I finish the book because I know it's going to be a hard task, and I want to do it right!
I have been so much more aware of what I'm purchasing or bringing into my home since starting the book, though! Trying to only buy a piece of clothing if I know I love it and will wear it more than a handful of times. Lindsay and I were both so excited to collaborate with Dutil denim, they're a shop underneath our studio space that we walk by multiple times a day and are constantly popping in to check out their denim! They carry everything from Levis, Nudies, Imogene + Willie, Neuw, pretty much any great brand of denim, they have. We are allllways looking for a perfect pair of black high waisted skinnies. Lindsay and I both tried on all of the ones they had and the Dutil brand ones were actually our favourite and are the ones Lindsay is wearing here.
Like Teg was saying, we were super excited to team up with Dutil, especially to talk about these timeless pieces in our wardrobes. There are so many areas of our lives that we are trying to de-clutter, simplify, and be more aware of what we are taking from the earth, and throwing back at it. I've got to say, I am 100% a black jean girl. I wear them most days of the week, they are definitely my staple. I have always struggled to find a good pair of black denim and have fallen into the dusty cycle of buying $40-50 denim over, and over, and over again. I buy them cheap, they rip, the zipper breaks, the knees go grey...etc. I didn't have a problem throwing them away because, well, they were so cheap! I'd go out and buy a new pair and continue the cycle until those became rough and I'd throw them out again.
Lately, I have been aware of how much water goes into making jeans, and just how wasteful this cycle of mine is. Gross! This is honestly the first time I have ever had a good quality pair of high waisted black jeans, and I am SO happy about it. I am now ready to thrift all my old black jeans, knowing I won't need to purchase any for a loooooooong time.
These are my favourites, they're Nudies and I loooove the wash. I've been looking for pair of lighter wash jeans. I also love that they're organic cotton denim and they have a high standard of production and are made fairly. You can read more about that on the Nudie site. I'm all about that, I love that they recycle their denim as well. I read about how much water goes into making one pair of jeans, I think it's 1,800 gallons! ACK! That being said, I'm going to do my best to invest in ethical denim from now on.
As a consumer I've really been looking at what I'm supporting, what brands do I want to support and put my hard earned dollars behind? I've really felt challenged by that lately, because as hard as it can be to buy something that feels way more expensive than I'm used to, once I look back at all the cheap clothes or things I've wasted money on, I wish I had invested in something I love, and things or clothing that will last and not be worn a few times before it's ruined or falling apart.
Also, we're both wearing tees by Dutil! they are SOOOO comfy, it's the perfect white/black tee.