The Simple Life

I watched the Bill Cunningham documentary the other night about the legendary fashion photographer and I was struck by the simplicity of his lifestyle especially when contrasted with the glamour of his career. He famously went everywhere on a bicycle, lived in a tiny studio at Carnegie Hall with a hallway bathroom and wore aContinue reading “The Simple Life”

The Same Skirt

  Did you know that Obama wore a blue or grey suit every day while he was in office? He also ate the same thing for breakfast everyday (eggs, potatoes, wheat toast). Why? To avoid decision fatigue. To save brain power for the decisions that really matter. If you’re not deliberating over whether to wearContinue reading “The Same Skirt”

Socially Sober

I spent 2 weeks off social media and survived! How did I do it? How did I find it? What have I learnt? What did I miss in the land of the Kardashians and cat videos? As part of my Yvette vs. the world challenges, a dear reader-thanks Melissa-suggested a social media break. At firstContinue reading “Socially Sober”

All in

I’ve been thinking about the advice we are sometimes given by well meaning parents, teachers and members of the general public. ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’, ‘have something to fall back on’, ‘get a balanced education’, ‘don’t rock the boat’. Obviously this is coming from a place of protection and concern andContinue reading “All in”

Yvette vs. the world

I’m going to give myself challenges like I’m a little guinea pig. Things I want to try or do or experience. I’m a scaredy cat though so I doubt there will be anything involving heights or going upside down or spinning around. This may need to be considered on a case by case basis. I’veContinue reading “Yvette vs. the world”

These are a few of my favourite things

Don’t get me wrong, I love raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens as much as the next gal but there are some additions I’d like to make to this song. Here are a few more of my favourite things. British crime dramas with dapper detectives: Sherlock, Midsomer Murders and Broadchurch. Something about the floppyContinue reading “These are a few of my favourite things”

Shy Guy

That’s me hiding behind the flowers! Hiding my light under a bushel so to speak. My first instinct when I see someone I know is often to hide. Why? Not because I’m a rude bitch but because I’m shy. Being a shy person in a world that values loudness and brashness can be tricky. AsContinue reading “Shy Guy”