Photography: Craig Mackay

Fewer Better Things

Location Marker First Beach, Newport

Ok first, I’m still not used to these bangs. This was the first outfit post I shot in two weeks (pretty sure that’s the longest I’ve gone in three years) and editing photos of myself with bangs was just weird. I really wanted a change and I didn’t want to change the length of my hair so bangs felt like a good idea. They’re already driving me nuts but I digress.

One of my goals last year was to reduce, reuse and recycle. As we move into a new year I have a greater desire to focus on quality over quantity. Blogging has introduced me to so many incredible brands most recently, Cuyana. I’d heard of them before and was intrigued by their philosophy of Fewer, Better Things. It’s not exactly the easiest thing to do as someone who writes about fashion and personal style. When I first started blogging I felt such pressure to post new things. I would never post the same piece twice and I don’t know why because I wear the same things ALL THE TIME. I’m sure most of you do too. You find what you love and wear some variation of that on a regular basis. If you’ve followed me over the past year, hopefully you’ve noticed that I started to share a lot more content that features pieces I wear often, styling them in different ways.

Over the summer I shared a post about how to maximize your wardrobe and shopping investments and I encourage you to check it out if you didn’t get a chance to read it. Having less stuff makes life less stressful, and having pieces you love to wear makes getting dressed more fun.

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  1. Natali says:

    Loving this masculine and casual outfit! You’re looking gorgeous top to bottom and your hair is wonderful too! I agree with you… Having fewer but better things is actually “having more”! I do love to re-wear my clothes and I do have so many pieces which I’ve shown on my blog for a few years but always styled differently so they never seem “old” even to me, the one who’s wearing them.

    http://lartoffashion.com

  2. Rach says:

    I think you look amazing with bangs! I like that concept of having fewer but better things. Not only will it eliminate clutter but you having high quality pieces makes such a difference and ends up being more financial savvy! I also love Cuyana. Their bags are amazing!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  3. Briana says:

    “Fewer, Better Things” is my life motto so I definitely enjoyed this post. Also, this entire outfit is wonderful. Wish I could buy it all with one click!

    Briana
    youngsophisticate.com

  4. Jenn Lake says:

    Love the new ‘do, lady! Couldn’t agree more about Cuyana – their philosophy (and philanthropy) is so good! Happy Thursday!

  5. Diana says:

    Love your purse! So chic.

    || D I A N A ||
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

  6. Charley says:

    I wish I had fewer clothes but I just get so attached to them all and then I also get attached to all the new clothes that come out every week or so. I plan on moving again this year so I’ll be having a massive clear out. I’ll need to be tough on my decisions on what to keep and on what to give away!

    http://www.captaincharley.net

  7. Carolyn Calvert says:

    You look really amazing rocking those new bangs. Believe it!!

  8. Victoria says:

    I love your bangs, Jessica! They look so good on you!

  9. I love your style, that bag is amazing!!! Im in love. I am a big believe in quality over quantity!! Keep up the hard work lovely

    CharlotteSamantha

  10. Jen says:

    This! I love Cuyana’s philosophy and as a style goal, I am hoping to live by it this year. Bangs can definitely get annoying but I think they really suit you!

    Jen | affecionada

  11. Rachelle says:

    Love this classic look and the bangs look great on you.

    xo
    Pinksole

  12. Your bangs look great! But I used to have them too and it takes a lot of effort to keep up with them. I too have been trying to purge the things and don’t totally love to make room for the things I truly do love.

    This is the first time I heard about Cuyana. Beautiful pieces on their site!

    Hope you’re enjoying your new year!

    http://www.stephanieterrone.com

  13. Hi Jess!

    I think you look super pretty with bangs – so chic! Also, love this post and the whole idea of less is more. I just read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and it seriously works! After literally cleaning out half of my closet I was able to get ready faster and loved what I was wearing more. Also, donating those clothes that didn’t bring me joy felt AMAZING!

    Happy New Year!

    Emily
    http://www.fortuitousfoodies.com

  14. Mel says:

    Your sweater looks so cozy! I too am trying to buy less and reuse what I have.

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

  15. Abby says:

    I love the hair! I recently got bangs too, for the same reason.

    https://overdresseddays.com/

  16. Sharon says:

    New to your site, love the colors you choose. I always include cashmere sweaters, usually icy gray or oatmeal in my fewer “better” things, feels like luxury.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Sharon! I totally agree, cashmere anything, especially in gray and oatmeal are perfect staples. Some of my favorites.