I've never been very good at outerwear. Fortunately, for the last 8 months I've been living in a place where I don't need much of it. This edit doesn't actually reflect all of what I own. A lot of my cold weather things are still back in New York, so this is just what I happen to have with me in India at the moment. When I'm able to get my hands on them, I'll add the wool coat, the cropped leather jacket and the Barbour jacket that are hanging in my closet in Brooklyn.
I did edit out one heavy coat which was looking a bit dingy, and which, if I'm honest, I've never really liked. I bought it on sale on a bitterly cold day because the coat I was wearing was insufficiently warm. Impulse purchase coats are rarely a good idea.
- Urban Outfitters military jacket
- Nicobar reversible jacket
- Sandro trench coat
Check out my complete wardrobe here.
Anyone who suffers dry skin like mine will understand - when your skin is dry, cracked, and red in the cold winter months, you’re willing to use anything that works.
OK, so I don't flatter myself that anyone actually gives a shit what's in my makeup bag - I'm certainly no beauty expert. I just wanted to show you in order to illustrate a point. This is the makeup bag of a person who is in transition, working toward a less wasteful lifestyle.
You can reap a lot of savings by making some of your own cosmetics and toiletries, with the added benefit of knowing exactly what's going into them (no mystery un-pronounce-able ingredients, thank you very much!).
I'm trying to use up all my old products before I make the switch to more sustainable options, but that hasn't stopped me from lusting after some beautiful zero-waste, plastic-free, natural cosmetics from some awesome brands.