Keeping It Simple

When I wrote out my four simple goals post* last November, one of my goals was to streamline my style. And one of my inspirations to achieve that goal is my very own twin sister! Lar has written on becoming more minimalist and I want to emulate that. She’s done a great job paring down her wardrobe to basic, comfortable, but still stylish pieces. Exhibit 1:
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Grey tunic + black leggings and boots = minimalist perfection. (Thanks for the photobomb, Toby)

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Warby Parker glasses • tunic from Target (similar here) • New Look leggings • Duo boots

I’ve gotten into full new years resolution mode and am culling through my closet to become more minimal. It’s a slower process than I imagined and it’s going to take a couple of trips to the thrift store, but I’m determined to simplify my life. Also, for the past few days Lar and I have been going through boxes of our childhood mementos at our parents’ house. We’ve kept so much over the years! It’s been such a daunting task trying to figure out what to keep and what to giveaway that I’m more motivated than ever not to clutter up my current life with stuff.

This is how Lar and I felt once we were finished going through all of the boxes:

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Even with hours of box-sorting, it’s been so wonderful these past few weeks having Lar at home. We’ve had lots of quality family time, which usually involves delicious (gluten-free) food and three dogs running around (I have two and my parents have the tiny guy in the photo above). Plus, Lar is here for six more days and then she’ll be flying to Seattle to meet up with Matt for a month before they both fly back to Scotland. Troy and I are going to visit Matt and Lar in Seattle in a few weeks . So it kind of feels like the holidays are continuing well past all the new years celebrations – woohoo!

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*stay tuned for an upcoming post on our four simple goals recap :)


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10 Responses to “Keeping It Simple”

  1. laura Says:

    It’s so nice to hear that you both are enjoying family and each other’s company! Like you both, I’ve been culling, culling, culling, and that’s gotten me to think a lot about my style and how it’s changing. Maybe a blog post is in order?

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    asiancajuns Lar Reply:

    Yes! I can’t wait to read it!

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  2. Lisa Says:

    All this family togetherness and quality time sounds wonderful! I’m interested to see how the culling and goals to simplify and minimize are going (dunno if I could ever do it myself…I like the feeling of having options!).

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    asiancajuns Lar Reply:

    I get that too. I need options, but I want my options to be more streamlined. I’ll do some post on it in the future once I can get on top of things more :)

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  3. Snapshot Fashion Says:

    those.boots.are.killer.

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    asiancajuns Lar Reply:

    I know, right!? – Cath

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  4. MichelleK Says:

    I love the Scottish version of “Keep Calm” poster – hilarious!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Isn’t it great?! Lar found it in a shop in Edinburgh that’s like a Scottish Etsy.

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  5. Ashley Says:

    you two are the cutest. so glad you’ve gotten to spend so much time together!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    It’s been the best!

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