#NeverEnough

#NeverEnough#NeverEnough! The perfect hashtag for an avid shopaholic like me, and of course every fashion, beauty, travel and food blogger out there, and basically everyone with a steady income stream, and probably everyone else too. #NeverEnough…who doesn’t want more? We all want more of one or the other thing. Some of us can’t get enough of shoes, others are lipstick addicts and still others explore a different city every weekend.

#NeverEnoughAnd you know what? That’s perfectly alright! If we have the means to finance our healthy addictions then we should go for it. And yet, I dare you not to. Why? In one of my previous articles I told you how I reluctantly decided to clear out my wardrobe and get rid of almost 90kg of my precious possessions. Before the clear-out I bought new stuff almost every week, the more the better. “Old” clothes started to bore me, I had nothing to wear, I had exhausted all possible combinations, it just wasn’t enough.

#NeverEnoughYet, since the clean-out I haven’t bought a single new item to complement my wardrobe (I got a silk scarf for Christmas, but that’s really all I added). I just haven’t felt the need yet. My clean, streamlined wardrobe made me realise how numb my sartorial senses had become. I finally know exactly what I own, and can appreciate every single piece for what it is – a little wonder of versatility. Suddenly, every piece I own has become so much more interesting and can be combined in a million fabulous ways I had never thought of before. We might not like the word restraint, but if we don’t want to lose the ability to appreciate what we already have, it’s important to embrace it from time to time.

#NeverEnough

The Look

Turtleneck – Uniqlo (similar here)

Trousers – Zara (similar here)

  • http://www.eyeseeeuphoria.com/ Eye See Euphoria

    I love this article. Amazing picture and great content. Thanks for sharing and check out the Eye Adore series featuring fashion and eyewear.

    Eye See Euphoria | http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/eye-adore-aint-no-slouch

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind comment, and I’m happy you enjoyed reading this post :) xx

  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    Isn’t it weird how that works? before when you had hundreds of pieces, you felt like you had nothing to wear. Now that you pruned it all down, it seems like there are so many combinations you can make! I’m really looking forward to your upcoming posts with this simpler style- it’ll be inspiring to see how fabulous you can look without a crazy-packed closet :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Yes, it is indeed weird! I simply missed the proverbial forest for the trees. A friend of mine once suggested to get rid of one piece of old clothing for every newly bought item. It’s not a bad idea actually. It prevents our wardrobes from overflowing, and makes us think twice about every purchase we make. :) xx

  • http://www.swankxtar.com/ Tanaka

    Absolutely second this message! Sometimes we really get ahead of ourselves with our shopping habits. This message is something so many of us need to consider. On another note, I love those blue pants, such a classic piece.
    x Tanaka
    http://www.swankxtar.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Tanaka! I’m glad you agree. I didn’t even realise how out of control my habit had become until I stopped shopping all together…I might have to apply the same logic to some other parts of my life too 😉 xx

  • Elena Dal Maso

    Lovely pics indeed, black a blue suit you so well :)
    I try to have enough with what I have, that is always a lot :)))
    Great post!

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Elena :) Yes indeed! xx

  • http://tr3ndygirl.com/ tr3ndygirl

    absolutely super chic look
    I posted a new OUTFIT, I’d love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    http://tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you :) xx

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    I couldn’t agree with you more! Cutting back on the #NeverEnough and being happy with what we have is so important :) Love the simplicity of your look and hope you’re enjoying life in berlin x

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie! It truly is an amazing feeling…just the “not going shopping” part is becoming increasingly difficult..hehe 😉 xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Thanks for sharing this useful post :) I need to clean my closet, especially from the oversized winter clothes..

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

    • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

      You look perfect, classy and stylish :)) I love this blue color on you! xx

      • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

        Thank you so much Cvetina! You’ll feel amazing afterwards. Trust me :) xx

  • http://giana.ledesociale.com/ LeDeSociale

    I love this entry, makes me think I need to do a second round of cleaning.
    It’s time to know whats in the closet!

    Love that beautiful blue pants

    xx
    Giana.LDS
    http://www.ledesociale.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Giana! I love your enthusiasm :) xx

  • http://365hangers.com/blog/ 365hangers

    We love this so much, and are starting to realize how important it is that we clear out our closets to find the true gems we’re always forgetting about. Thanks for the reminder love!

    xx 365Hangers

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Awe thank you so much! I’m glad my blog post is motivating you to clear out your closets too. It’s such a freeing experience. Trust me :) xx

  • http://www.laurajaneatelier.com Laura Jane Atelier

    I love those blue pants

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Laura :) xx

  • http://www.jonthegold.com/ Jonathan Zegbe

    indeed its never enough. I realised yesterday that I wanted more for my blog. so i started writing possible strategies. #neverenough … Thanks for sharing wise words :-)

    New Look on the blog : ‘ RAW DENIM ‘

    Greets Jon

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe! Yes…it’s true…#neverenough goes far beyond material things! Thanks for sharing :) xx

      • http://www.jonthegold.com/ Jonathan Zegbe

        You are welcome :-)

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com Lena Chu

    What an insightful post Jasmin! I love that thought you mentioned of not losing the ability to appreciate what we have. I think many times I take things for granted and this post reminds me to stop and be grateful with what I have — clothes, shoes, people, career, all that jazz. Thanks for a lovely reminder dear! Hope you have a great rest of your week!! :) xo~ Lena

    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment Lena! Yes exactly…the problem is we take things for granted. As soon as we stop doing that, life is suddenly so much richer…it’s incredible.

      Jasmin xx
      http://www.whatdefinesus.com

  • http://www.theavantguardian.com/ the|avantguardian

    I love rediscovering pieces in my closet. Sometimes you find an item you haven’t seen in ages, you forgot you had it. And it turns out to be the perfect addition to your new skirt. Happy rediscovering! I’m sure you’ll find plenty inspiration in the pieces you already have!

    Love the colour of the trousers btw!

    http://www.theavantguardian.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Yes! I feel the same way…at least up to a certain point. Thanks hun, happy rediscovering to you too 😉 xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    btw you look super cute in that black turtleneck and blue trousers!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie :-*

  • Ivana Džidić

    I got to a point where I hardly ever shop for clothes, shoes are another matter yet they need to bought more often for practical reasons…but getting more to you point, I think restrains can be very liberating and …surprisingly enough, make us more creative. It’s like doing a painting with with just black paint…it can make us take a whole new approach to it. Not that shopping as itself is bad, but it shouldn’t be a purpose in itself.

    There’s been initiatives I’ve read about where girls/ women wouldn’t shop clothes for a whole year or season and it’s think it’s great. It makes us see things in a whole new light.

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I absolutely agree, and I love your comparison to painting..it’s so true! Abundance can be a seductive mistress, but I doubt it can actually make us genuinely happy… xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    This is so true! While I practice quite the restraint in the clothing department, I’ve noticed I’m developing a new habit with bags. Haha! I seriously do not know when this came to be. Before, I just collect books and now they’re collecting dust! Goodness, I have a lot of decluttering to do. My clean-up will be major. Thinking about it tires me. LOL! Yet another motivating post – I love it! And you look beautiful <3 xo

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…yes! I have phases too. Once you have “enough” of one thing, you just hop on to the next, am I right? 😉 One thing I will always collect, cherish and never get rid of, though is my books. Just looking at their backs and smelling their pages makes me so happy :) xx

  • http://www.balgarka.co.uk/ Lubka Christova

    I think my #neverenough would be most correct for heels! :))

    Lu | http://www.balgarka.co.uk

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe…I have a thing for bags 😉 xx

  • AF

    haha thats exactly a tag my husband would put on my forehead if he could! he is always telling me: isnt enought? but you are right, if it makes us feel good and if we work for it why not? there are worst addictions!!

    http://strawberryleopard.blogspot.pt/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…yes! Although, a little restraint now and then is not such a bad idea 😉 xx

  • http://elineous.blogspot.nl/ Eline

    I love love love the composition of the first picture! And love the pants! You look stunning X

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Eline! I’m happy you like the look :) xx

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you :) xx