This was written last month for Sassy Mama Singapore.  

Don’t you hate it when someone gives you a hug, buries their face into you, and wipes their nose on your clothes? My kiddos love this move. It’s time saving, convenient, and they are giving me love to boot. Maybe it is their way of saying I chose the wrong outfit that day.

Despite the fact that my children use me as a tissue, clothes are very important to me. I have always been a follower of fashion, though not so much now post-children due to a lack of time and reduced desire. It also seems that fast fashion has created a situation in which nearly all clothes are simultaneously fashionable; all that remains is to determine your own personal style and wear things that make you feel awesome.

Lately, I have been reading more about the stress-busting power of minimalism. As a mother, I find this quite difficult. I hoard items just in case my child might want to use them one day, or turn them into a craft, etc. I was previously aware of capsule wardrobes, generally in relation to packing for travel. Then I read about Project 333. It sounded completely impossible to pare down my wardrobe to 33 items (including shoes and bags!!!) to change out every four months. Then yesterday morning, I found myself envying the woman who wears the same thing to work every day. How easy it must be to get past the closet in the morning! Motherhood often asks you to make so many infinitesimal decisions of great or minor importance each day that taking something off that plate is incredibly attractive.

So I decided to try it.

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Jennifer Jasensky is a Dubai resident, United States transplant, former mathematics teacher and dancer/choreographer. She is an outgoing homebody and perpetual idealist whose love of learning knows no bounds. She is most happy enjoying a good book with a plate of kaya toast, runny eggs, and kopi-c peng siew dai, but now that she has moved from
Singapore to Dubai, drinking an iced latte in the ocean is fast becoming her happy place.

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