As you may know I am French :). I didn’t grow up in a very wealthy family and I have always been very conscious of what I buy. The “MORE” has never been better to me. I didn’t grow up that way.
Arriving in the USA 7 years ago, I felt the excitement of the MORE the better. The easy accessibility of everything and everywhere made me dizzy! I lost track yes, but not for too long. Here is what I gain by being more sustainable in my everyday life:
I do more research before I buy something.
I am a big fan of reusing what I already have in my closet, finding a new piece in a consignment shop that will change/improve some of my outfits. I have always done that!
I also avoid plastic at all costs… so it limits my purchases, trust me! I like to find new alternatives and at the end of the day, I do save money!
I shop differently because I don’t feel the constant need of getting new things. On the other hand, I have more time to do other valuable things. This means spending more quality time with my family, cooking, and volunteering.
For the first time this year, I volunteered for a foundation called Children’s Global Alliance. I helped 10 teenangers for a whole year to plan a trip to Morocco to teach English as a second language.
This feels good!!! I want to say that I am married, have 3 stepdaughters, and run a styling business, and this clothing brand, I workout 3 to 4 times a week and still have time to give back!
Saving time leads me to create my own sustainable and ethical business and I am very passionate about my message. Proposing a new way to shop, being part of the solution is my new lifestyle. Styling women, creating a new mindset through style, eco lifestyle and business couldn’t make me more alive!!!
Living a more sustainable lifestyle has helped me to step back and honestly examine the decisions I make in life. It makes me happier. I don’t feel overwhelmed. It also guides me to be a better person. I have more things to share, to my family, to women who want to be better than yesterday, to be themselves and beyond or to share to the world in general. But remember, it is a lifestyle and it takes time. Don’t feel overwhelmed and focus on one little change at a time.
“We don’t need one person doing sustainability perfectly, we need a million people doing sustainability imperfectly.” Anne Marie Bonneau