If Variety Is The Spice…

Then Simplicity Is The Entrée

White tee, white jeans, striped yellow & white wedges, long gray hooded vest and white cane.Today’s world is moving at such a hectic pace it’s getting increasingly harder to keep up. Even though all of us operate within the same 24-hour parameter it can feel like there’s never enough time to do all we need or want to accomplish.

Since dealing with family situations, health related issues, financial problems, and just life, in general, can be overwhelming scaling back can be a helpful solution. Simplicity makes it a little easier by taking stress levels down a few notches and retaining sanity.

Tribal print sleeveless top, white jeans, striped yellow & white wedges, and white cane.I used to buy into the whole “variety is the spice of life” theory until I began to feel bogged down. It’s been almost a year since I started the process of getting rid of things I don’t want or need. While thinning out my wardrobe was a challenge I eagerly looked forward to, limiting the number of shoes I would keep caused me a bit of anxiety but I continue onward.

In today’s photos, I’m wearing two separate outfits with my favorite white jeans (the only pair I own) and yellow & white striped wedges. The only difference between the outfits are the tops. By the way, I’m not ashamed to admit I wear these jeans at least once a week.

It really isn’t necessary to have a ton of different clothes, shoes, and accessories to mix things up. Using a couple of key pieces, in this case, the jeans and shoes with different tops and handbags create different looks.

Life is difficult enough without the added worry of what to wear. Style doesn’t require a vast assortment of things.

Collage Descriptions:

  1. Posed standing in three photos wearing a white tee, white jeans, striped yellow & white wedges, long gray hooded vest and white cane.
  2. Seated on a bar stool wearing a black/white/tan tribal print sleeveless top, white jeans, striped yellow & white wedges, and white cane.



Published by Stephanae

👩🏾‍🦯 | INTJ | HSP | Collector of knowledge | Alpaca Fanatic “If I stop to kick every barking dog, I am not going to get where I'm going.” ~Jackie Joyner-Kersee Hi, I'm Steph! I'm a highly sensitive proud introvert and a recovering people-pleaser. These traits or quirks used to bother me because I always felt out of place until I began a recent process of self-acceptance. While I'm still a work in progress, I view my quirks as my superpowers and am grateful that they contribute to who I am today.

22 thoughts on “If Variety Is The Spice…

  1. The stressful part for me was the shoes because I really do like them but I’m so motivated to have less that it’s getting easier. Once you get started you almost can’t stop.

  2. You look beautiful, as always. Trimming down closets is stressful…I guess. I really wouldn’t know. LOL I need to do mine, but haven’t had the motivation to get stated yet. I think once I start, I’ll be okay about finishing it.

  3. These are really wise words, Steph. Life seems so much better when it’s uncluttered and less choice to make decisions over can be a good thing. Also your descriptions are good. They are very accurate according to my husband. Keep up the awesome work you do.

  4. Yes, gone are the days of not wearing white after Labor Day. I haven’t worn bright white in the winter but I’ve worn sort of an off white.

  5. I love white jeans and am thinking of getting some but I’m wondering if I can keep them clean. I read an article about how you can wear them in the winter, too.

  6. You look very beautiful and the clothes look comfortable. I am the Jeans and T-shirt kind a girl, but could see myself wearing your white outfit as well. It’s always good reading you.

  7. Thank you Albert. The shoe thing is a little stressful because I love shoes but I have to admit that going all in with less has become a greater focus. I’m not where I want to be but I’ll continue to work at it. Good luck to you in your efforts.😃

  8. Good for you. We keep talking about that here, while things keep piling up. Thanks for the encouragement. Also, I liked what you said about anxiety and shoe supply. Hard to admit that I’m a shoe guy. I don’t know if it’s comfort, or safety, or fear of falling behind. Whatever the reason, I seem to be always looking down instead of up. (Also hard to say here). I do enjoy, and benefit from, your reflections.

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