Sunday Quote #10 / Pazar Alıntısı #10

Bugünkü Pazar Alıntısı İngiliz tasarımcı Vivienne Westwood’dan: “Daha az satın al, iyi seç.

Uzun süre kullan.

Nicelik değil, nitelik.

Herkes gereğinden çok fazla kıyafet alıyor.”

Decluttering Marathon Day 4: Bedroom / Azaltma Maratonu 4. Gün: Yatak Odası

Today I started to declutter the first part of the bedroom: clothes. Maybe because they’re usually recommended as the first party to declutter, I’ve always liked and been motivated by decluttering clothes. I started by throwing -nearly- all clothes on the bed. I chose not to tackle socks, pajamas and so on today.

Bugün yatak odasının ilk kısmını, kıyafetleri azalttım. Belki de minimalizmle ilgili kitaplarda hep ilk bölümde kıyafetler olduğundan, çok sevmişimdir bu kıyafetleri azaltma işini. Neredeyse tüm kıyafetleri yatağın üzerine atarak başladım; bugün çorap çekmecelerini ve pijamaları ellemedim.

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I checked every single one of them, wore if I wasn’t sure, and came up with a box of clothes to reuse or donate. I decluttered two coats, one sweater, one skirt, one belt, one t-shirt, and my husband tossed in there one sweater as well! They were all really worn out. There were a few formal clothes that I wasn’t sure of, but they escaped the craze for now. 🙂

Hepsini teker teker kontrol ettim, emin olmadıklarımı tekrar denedim, ve bir sepet kıyafet bağışlamak ya da dikiş projelerimde kullanmak üzere ayrıldı. İki monta, bir eteğe, bir kazağa, bir tişörte, bir kemere ve bir çantaya veda ettim. Bunların hepsi epey aşınmışlardı.   Eşim de geçerken içine abisinden kalan ama giymediği bir ceketi attı! Emin olmadığım birkaç parça var, resmi kıyafetler gibi, ama bu sefer de gazabımdan kurtuldular. 🙂

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after organizing

For me the most fun part is folding clothes and organizing them. (To see how I organize using the Konmari method, check this post.)  Seeing a lot of space left relaxed me and I saw that I am slowly acquiring a taste. If you ask me, I wouldn’t say pink is my favourite color but check my wardrobe, and you can find all tints of pink. Even this summer I made two purchases, one sweater and one shirt- both in pink! Maybe this is what the industry is imposing on us, I don’t know.

Tomorrow I’ll continue decluttering the bedroom, now focusing on linen and towels.

Click here to see the other posts under Decluttering Marathon.

Benim için bu işin en eğlenceli yanı giysileri katlayıp yeniden düzenlemek. (Daha önce bu yazımda Konmari metodu ile nasıl katladığımı anlatmıştım) Çekmecelerin böyle boş kaldığını görmek beni de ferahlattı, bir de yavaş yavaş zevkimin oturmaya başladığını görüyorum artık. Sorsanız en sevdiğim rengi, pembe ilk aklıma gelen olmaz ama şu dolaba bakarsanız pembenin her tonu mevcut. Hatta bu yaz bir triko kazakla bir gömlek aldım, onlar da pembe renkte! Belki de giyim endüstrisi bizi sürekli pembelere itiyordur, bilemiyorum.

Yarın yatak odasına devam, bu sefer nevresim ve havlulara bakacağım.

Diğer Azaltma Maratonu yazılarım için tıklayınız.

Style Matters (but not the size of your wardrobe)

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I really can’t say I’ve found my style yet, a style that I can keep for years. Or rather, I’m denying my jeans & basic t-shirt style and hoping that I’ll come up with something chic (or I’ll be a cool grandma who’s still wearing jeans and a star wars t-shirt). Meanwhile, I adore people with style, people who follow a timeless fashion.

In an earlier post, I talked about fashion designers like Micheal Kors and Vera Wang, who stick with black in their wardrobe. Today I’d like to turn to Royal Family and the “repeaters” that I like a lot!

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Princess Anne, the only daughter of the Queen is definitely my favourite, she likes wearing the same outfits with small changes again and again, and here is one outfit that I love. She first wore this marvelous lavender coat with a matching hat in 1979, and has worn it to several occasions since. Her outfits are probably made from the finest material and with great design and tailoring involved, why waste them, right? This coat is definitely timeless fashion. If you want to see her other outfits that she’s wearing again and again, you can check this newspaper article out.

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Princess Kate also follows Anne’s footsteps, and she’s getting lots of attention for it, like everything she does. I remember how the media blamed Kate  for wearing skinny jeans! (I thought she looks great in them too.) She is on the newspaper no matter what she does, so if she chooses to do nice things everyone knows about it. I’m not British, but maybe because I teach English for a living, I’ve always thought the Royal Family is a huge influence on today’s society. They are big role models, along with superstars and scientists and politicians. So I really appreciate these two princesses’ styles and hope we can learn from them. Being thrifty and frugal is not only for the commoners! 😀