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/ 15 September 2015 / 6 Comments

LIFE + WARDROBE UPDATE



Desperate times require desperate measures, we all know, but what about new times? By following this logic (and isn't it right?), new times require new measures. New problems need to be dealt with in new ways, new situations need new attitudes. Which is when this post comes in handy, because I thought the changes I've been dealing with recently deserve their own post :)

First things first, I've moved house. I left the UK and came back to my home in Slovakia (which is where I am now). This was mainly because I didn't have a job in Manchester and struggled to find one I'd enjoy at least a bit. It's also why I've been away from the blog in August - moving, selling things, packing... it takes a lot out of you. Then a ten day holiday with only a scarce internet connection, followed by 4 days out in the countryside. And all of a sudden it was September.

I registered with the unemployment office (woohoo) and started applying for jobs here. Which is where we come to the second point on today's agenda - last week, I've been hired to work as a junior fashion buyer! Talk about an amazing career! After two rounds of long interviews (seriously, both took 4 hours) filled with mostly fun tasks like styling a mannequin and mock purchasing clothes, I'm proud to say that starting tomorrow, I'm officially employed. The brand is called GATE and most of you won't know it as it's local to Slovakia and Czech Republic, but it's a high street brand perhaps a little like H&M or New Look. I'm excited and also scared - but in a good way.

So what does this mean for the blog? I'm hoping you will bear with me while I undergo this transition from student life/job hunting life to "real" life. I may post a little less, but I'll do my best to bring new content to you as often as I can. My mum agreed to be my designated photographer for the time being. But essentially, I'm hoping to document real-life work outfits. There is no dress code at my new job, apart from the unspoken always fashionable outfits. (My first thought after getting the job was: what the heck am I going to wear to work everyday?? haha.) Pressure, but the good kind. I think.

What does this mean for my wardrobe? Especially my capsule wardrobe? For a while I've been thinking about whether I'll be doing the capsule wardrobe again this autumn. I've been looking for answers to whether I should continue for a few more seasons or start transitioning into a minimalistic-ish wardrobe that is truly sustainable. And in the end I've decided that this autumn, I'm going to let go of the rules and see where life takes me. I'm not planning on going all wardrobe maximalist, but I will be looking at clothes all day every day - so let's see how I deal with the temptation. Who would have thought that to the question What do you do? I'll soon be answering: I buy clothes for a living.

To bottom line it all: No wardrobe rules but minimalism in mind. Outfits and updates throughout. 
Can't wait to share this new experience with you! Are you doing a capsule wardrobe this autumn? Are you transitioning into something else? Let's chat news and changes in the comments.

P.S. I'm currently working on a little something to illustrate how I approach the minimalist wardrobe. Love,

6 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to hear more about it & live vicariously through you - you'll be great!

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    1. Aw thank you Annie!! Don't think anybody has wanted to live vicariously through me before haha :)
      xo

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  2. Oh my! How exciting Kat! Congratulations. I cannot wait to follow your new journey!
    Yes, I'll be doing a capsule again, but I'll be a little more relaxed on some of the rules. For example I don't think I'll include shoes.
    Keep us posted on how you like your new job!
    xo

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    1. Thank you thank you Andrea!
      You know, I'm excited about your capsule - and just following your journey in general. I think if I excluded shoes, I could probably claim I have an autumn capsule too as it wouldn't go over 40 - for now at least ;)
      xo Kat

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  3. Wow, what an exciting new adventure you have before you! I'm also not doing a capsule this fall, but minimalism and creativity are the goal. Also there are so many new styles, ca0sule dressing suddenly seems rather limiting! Best of luck with your new path!

    Kate
    Kateintheclassroom.com

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    1. Exciting for sure!
      I think I realised that perhaps it's not that capsule dressing is limiting, it's more that if you want to put these new styles into your capsule wardrobe every time - you'd be spending a whole lot of money! Like this year, if I were to do 38 pieces, I'd have to replace about half of my capsule from last year. I'd feel like I have to have the perfect 38 pieces when in reality I'd much rather just buy a trendy dress when I like one in a shop and add things to my wardrobe one at a time, not 10 at a time. I kind of think I will actually shop LESS this fall than I did last year for my first capsule. But we'll see :)
      xo Kat

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