In 2018, I went back to blogging. I wrote on the French part of my blog and now I plan to write here too.
After having some sad moments last year, my priority today is to better manage my anxiety. So my resolution for 2019 is ‘Serenity’.
And here is my battle plan to find peace of mind:
* Taking yoga or pilates classes
* Playing with my daughter who loves to run and to play ball games. This is a good way to exercise.
* Creating: writing, covering notebookss, taking pictures, sewing… Crafts are a good way to clear one’s head
* Limiting social media use
* Accepting that I don’t finish my to-do list. If I need to put things off, I will do it and nevermind.
* Prioritizing in order to reduce this to-do list
* Putting things into perspective because often we worry about things that are not so serious. And even if the situation is serious, you don’t sove problems by worrying.
* Counting my blessings
I wish you a Happy and Serene New Year!
Here are my November 2016 favorites:
* Some links if you’re interested in Belgian Sustainable Fashion
Made and more online shop sells cloythes that are ethically made in Europe.
Designer Bruno Pieters has founded ethical luxury brand Honest By whose motto is complete transparency.
On Fashion Revolution Belgium facebook page you can see what’s happening in Ethical Fashion in Belgium.
Jen from Tartan Brunette blog reminds us that the clothes we like are made to be worn several times and poses in a little black dress that she already wore to two weddings.
Drawing inspired by a picture of Jen wearing her little black dress
Here are my October 2016 favorites:
* Sustainable work outfits of actress and feminist activist Emma Watson
Recently, Emma Watson has been wearing sustainable outfits at different events and she has realised a capsule collection with Sustainable Fashion brand Zady. You can see her chic and classical outfits on her instagram page.
Drawing inspired by a picture of Emma Watson wearing a skirt and a sweater from her capsule collection with Zady
I’m quite busy in real life so I can’t write as much as I would like on my blog. Here are at least my September 2016 favorites:
* This picture makes me feel like doing afternoon tea
Afternoon tea buffet. Photo : Livia Firth
Here are my August 2016 favorites:
* A half Summer half Autumn look
drawing inspired by a picture of blogger Pernille Teisbaek wearing a navy blue knit and a striped skirt
* Organic household linen in supermarkets
I’ve found organic cotton towels and linen in Carrefour supermarkets. I’m satisfied with the price and quality but I regret the lack of information regarding the factory conditions.
Here are my July 2016 favorites:
* Handkerchiefs are back
It seems that handkerchiefs are trendy again. I found some of them in my cupboard and thanks to them I plan to use fewer tissues.
* A bubbles dress from Iris Van Herpen Couture Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collection
* France will ban polluting plastic microbeads from cosmetics in 2018
Here are my June 2016 favorites, with a Summer twist:
* Holidays are in the air
Here are my May 2016 favorites:
* Jourdan Dunn’s floral dress by Ralph & Russo at Cannes Film Festival
This is a facebook group with a list of Sustainable Fashion events (fashion shows, pop up stores, lectures…) in France
I you go to Paris, this is an opportunity to discover some edgy French Ethical Fashion brands.
Here are my few April 2016 favorites:
* Microfiber dishcloths
I use microfibers a lot: microfiber dust cloths, floor cloths or even towels. I have completed my collection with some microfiber dishcloths. Normally microfibers last a long time so this is a more economical solution and it produces less waste than classic sponge cloths.
Here are my March 2016 favorites:
This year, Fashion Revolution will last one week from 18 to 24 April to transform the fashion industry into a force for good.
* A series of skylines watercolors by Hélène from Taches et couleurs blog
Hélène has started a series of watercolors showing the skylines of cities such as Paris, London, La Défense (in Paris region) or Shanghai.
Shanghai (c) Hélène Hurot
drawing inspired by a picture of Manon wearing a Carven blue dress
* A seaview in the south of Malta