If you know me in real life, you know I have a fascination with mom bloggers from more conservative strains of religion. I’ve always been interested in how people live their faith out in daily life, and for better or worse, conservative voices tend to be more public about their spiritual lives. (Something to do with evangelism, methinks.)
Mormons, Orthodox Jews, devout Catholics of a conservative bent…if they’re well written I love their blogs, even when I disagree (sometimes strongly) with their theology.
For one, I get to read spiritual takes on things like capsule wardrobes—ain’t nobody with a secular style blog going to write about paring down their pants collection as an exercise in religious devotion. (Okay I guess *I* could do that. Since I’m a pastor and all. Note to self.)
After last week’s epiphany that I need to let a mentality of abundance, not scarcity, rule my closet, I came across a 2014 post by Kendra of Catholic All Year on her fall capsule wardrobe (should be timely for you Southern Hemisphere residents!). The colors and photos are gorgeous, and after acknowledging first world problems and that “we live under the yoke of luxury,” she nails it in the last big paragraph. (I’d paste it here but I don’t know what her policy is re: cuttin’ and pastin’.)
Have a thriftalicious weekend, Thrifters!
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4 thoughts on “Friday ReBlog: The Spirituality of Capsule Wardrobes”
Thanks Leah! :)
Glad you stopped by, Kendra! And glad your capsule and spiritual take on it are helping even more folks… Thanks for sharing about it and for all your great writing.
Please continue with the spiritual aspect of setting wardrobe limits. It’s why I began to pare down my possessions and begin to limit what comes in. I am currently dealing with the multiples of basics and scarcity issues. Loved the link and how her capsule was so her style and not some staid clone. It really showed me I can customize mine to my style and still have “enough”. Thank you for what you do.
Duly noted, Kathy! Lent starts this week so I’ll see what I can whip up. Glad Kendra’s capsule was so helpful to you!