Happy Friday! How was your week?
I went a little stir crazy with the streak of cloudy + cold + drizzly weather we had in Austin. But now the sun is shining through my windows and I am one very happy girl.
Remember way back in October when I opened Unfancy up to guest bloggers? Picking just two people out of hundreds proved to be a fiercely difficult undertaking. I spent hour after hour on the floor of our living room, reading the life stories of really incredible women. Each person brought something valuable to the light: Things like a desire to see people come together, a unique + inspiring lifestyle, a focus on generosity, seasoned advice, an insatiable zest for life … and some serious style. :)
There was so. much. good.
I realized that even though I couldn’t pick everyone, I absolutely wanted to introduce you to more than just two. So today, you get to meet a handful of the guest blogger finalists — the ladies whose wisdom, humanity, and energy spoke straight to my heart.
I asked them to share a few words on style, minimalism, or just life in general, and this is what they had to say:
(Click their photo, quote, or link, and it’ll take you straight to their blog, even though the “Pin It” button might still pop up. And just in case you’re looking for it, Heather currently doesn’t have a blog.)
Make sure to leave them lots of love — and then go bookmark their blogs.
Next week, you’ll get to meet the two super awesome guest bloggers who will be with us all the way through March — WOOHOO! During the next few weeks, they’ll be sharing outfits and talking openly about their capsule wardrobes and how they make it work for their lifestyles. I’M SO EXCITED.
Happy weekend, friends!
Well these ladies sound lovely and inspiring! I cant WAIT to meet the two you chose! So happy to have four new AWESOME blogs to follow!
*desk dance at work*
I think some of the links aren’t working… girl w/ an akita goes to make & mend and & Heather Townsend doesn’t go anywhere … I will google but wanted you to know!
Thank you for letting me know Ashley! Tania’s link is fixed now + Heather currently doesn’t have a blog. :) xo Caroline
I’ve certainly given a few of these inspiring ladies a follow! Thanks for the wonderful advice.
Laura Blanton says
Wow! I absolutely love everyone [elses] tidbits on style, minimalism and life! Everyone one of them resonated deep within me. And so sad Heather doesn’t have a blog to follow :( Thank you so much Caroline, for sending so much love our way. Do I dare speak for everyone and say you rock our socks off? Lol. Well, you do.
Laura! I’m so glad Caroline featured you! I’m pregnant as well and have had to create my own rules as my belly has expanded! So happy to visit your blog and see how you made a capsule wardrobe work while pregnant! Cheers!
I love the advice from Laura and also Liz’s word on confidence…my husband always tells me the same thing.
Excited to see more!
By the way, I love your new hair style. Hadn’t commented and told you that yet : )
@LauraBlanton @Carrisa above: agreed on all counts! Caroline, you know I love All your posts, especially your life-philosophy posts and this is one of your all-time bests, would love to see more like this one occasionally. Thanks, once again, for your fabulous blog.
Ashley Clark says
I stumbled across your blog 2 weeks ago and have fallen right in love with it! I just completed my first capsule wardrobe by selling/donating most of my other clothes. It’s very freeing to have a minimal mindset! Thank you for all your advice, and I love all the advice from these ladies too! Can’t wait to see next week’s ladies. :)
Dana Frost says
What great advice from a wonderful group of women! I look forward to checking out all their blogs and following along!
Dana @ The Closet Confessional
A shout out to Liz. I’m excited to see a fellow Lancaster County girl on Unfancy! Caroline, I love your blog, it’s such a fun, happy place!!
Liz Frandsen says
Wow! So awesome that the internet can be such a small world! Awesome to hear from another Lancaster Unfancy reader!
Hillary @ Journal de Jalune says
I love seeing how minimalism resonates for different individuals – I am looking forward to their guest posts! The movement towards simplifying to be able to focus on what is important is truly inspiring – beyond just the closet!
so exciting! one of these days, can we just have a huge capsule wardrobe conference or something, where we can all meet and talk about clothes and life and stuff?? ;) love all the tidbits. congrats ladies!
I really like your blog and style. It’s beautiful. One thing that I would like to see is minimalism that has more color. Maybe it isn’t possible.
Laura @ Roam + Golightly says
WOAH go Liz! I love this, Caroline! Peeking into other capsule wardrobes gave me a clearer sense of direction and excitement when it come time to planning my own for spring. I tend to lean more towards minimalistic looks like your own, but seeing others definitely proves that everyone’s taste can be streamlined into a few great pieces.
Caroline, as if I couldn’t adore you and your genuine blogging style more, you go and give a shout out to all of these wonderful ladies and their work. It is so refreshing to see you give encouragement and spread the love to others online. To quote Laura, yes, you rock our socks off. :) And I can’t wait to dig into these other awesome blogs.
This is so exciting!
I had a question unrelated to the post – but wasn’t sure where to post it! I haven’t gone digging through your archives, but have you ever posted about home style? I’d love to hear your thoughts about home decoration / minimalism in the home!
Thanks so much for sharing and adding to my blogroll! Again, I’m so glad I found you on my road to going minimal. :)
Love the blog. Love minimalism. And the reaching out to other minimalist bloggers will be really insightful. But it’s disappointing some of the other bloggers featured have similar neutral color palette capsule wardrobes like yours, Caroline. I would have liked it better if you featured other capsule wardrobes that are vastly different from yours, to show just how different/creative one can get with color, shape, textures, etc, despite a minimalist wardrobe.