Zara Turtleneck Sweater / Wilfred Trousers / Manolo Blahnik Flats / UO Hoop Earrings
Has it already been 2.5 weeks since my last post? It seems like time is lost on me lately. With all the moving prep and packing away what seems like an endless number of personal mementos, my mind is constantly buzzing away down memory lane. Each item has a story of its own and these days it feels like I’m doing a whole lot of reminiscing as opposed to packing!
This will be the first time I’m making a big move and jumping ship independently to an even smaller space, nestled in a tiny quarter in the city. I suppose it has finally dawned on me while I was packing, just how many things I’ve managed to collect over the years.
Something tells me I’m going to have to Marie Kondo my way through these heaps of items, which I already know will be difficult based on my past hoarding tendencies. How does one know what to throw away when almost everything sparks joy? Each love letter, photograph, postcard, sculpture, ends up sparking something in me, and then the next thing I know, I’ve already convinced myself that I won’t be able to part with it. Even the winecorks and prettily designed biscuit wrapping paper of some delicate sweets Jax and I enjoyed from our trip to Japan, batteries with cute designs on them…..ok, ok – I suppose now I’m starting to see where I might need to draw the line!
But it got me thinking as I was sorting through everything, that I really could do without all this stuff. Instead of feeling like they were adding to my life (and perhaps they did, in a very fleeting way), instead, I felt like they were weighing me down and rendering me less mobile. More things to store away and never take out to use, more things to pack away. I want to be more agile, light and free, not tied down by all of these little possessions. I want to be ready to come and go as I please, and switch directions at ease when a new adventure comes my way. I think I’m in the process of refining this right now (especially with my wardrobe), but I’ll give an update once I find a formula that works.
In the meantime, I’m finding much pleasure out of fishing out some special pieces from my closet again…like these dreamy Manolo flats embedded with crystal buckles. Oh yes, I know this one thing is true: these definitely spark much joy.
Photos by Kayla Bui