| By Rachel Monique Maskell

The story of our lives

Hello Bella!

Happy New Year!

Ok, so I’m a little late. We’re almost halfway through the month. Wow. Craziness.

I’ve been deep diving into two major areas right now: spirituality and fashion. I know, they seem like polar extremes but there’s a thread I believe that carries through them both...stories.

Stories are linked to our beliefs, our past, our culture, our values and this relates directly to spirituality.

How we dress is an extension of our world view. Whether we believe clothes and style are important, how we want others to see us, who we want to be or how we think of ourselves.

It’s a lot to drill down into 120 characters but I’m working on it. Along with ways to shift the culture around fast fashion and creating more environmentally sound options.

There’s a lot to be done, especially since fashion is the second biggest polluter next to the oil industry. That’s just gross. And sad.

We can do so much better.

Start to buy from resellers or thrift. Discover the stories that drive our decisions and choose things that last, that make you feel good and bring joy.

I’ll be selling some sweet items I’ve picked up along my thrifting journeys later this month. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime let me know what your biggest challenges are with shopping, dressing, or discovering your own inner stories. I’d love to hear.