Why I Remix + Winter Remix Reminder

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My quest for simplification over the last couple of years may have started with my wardrobe, but it’s affected so many areas: my home, schedule, relationship with Christ- literally every facet has been touched. It’s amazing to me that something so tangible {and arguably superficial} has such deep emotional and physical roots.

This quote fits my journey from the last couple of years into the most eloquent nutshell I could imagine:

We simplify, not just to be less busy, even though we may be right to pursue that. Rather, we simplify to remove distractions from our pursuit of Christ. We prune activities from our lives, not only to get organized, but also that our devotion to Christ and service for His kingdom will be more fruitful. We simplify, not merely to save time, but to eliminate hindrances to the time we devote to knowing Christ. All the reasons we simplify should eventually lead us to Jesus Christ.
-Donald S. Whitney as quoted in Becoming A Woman of Simplicity

Why do you remix your wardrobe?

PS If you want to dip your toe in the remixing waters, join us for the January 20 for 30 remix challenge starting with a link up of your pieces on January 3!

Winter Remix : 20 pieces, 30 outfits : January 2014 : Greater Than Rubies

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9 Comments

  • Autumn December 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Love this, Caitlin! I’m trying so hard to simplify! There really are way too many distractions!

    • Caitlin Author December 29, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      So true! I think it’s huge just to be mindful about simplifying. He promises to complete His work in us, and I know that, but sometimes I want everything to be done and complete yesterday. It’s tough to simplify and also rest in the fact that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be good.

  • Iris December 28, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    This is great…I’m still going back and forth on the January remix because I’m finding that I’m actually spending too much of my (vacation) time thinking about it. I probably need to do it so as not to focus so much on my overwhelming closet but I don’t know yet. Anyway, just keeping it real. Thanks for this reminder; I’ll keep you posted!

    • Caitlin Author December 29, 2013 at 8:23 AM

      Thanks for keeping it real, Iris. I’ve found that giving myself a set time to come up with x, y, or z (clothing related or not) helps keep things from monopolizing my time. Anyway, I hope you’ll participate (but totally get that reason not to :)) Have a Happy New Year, friend!

  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together December 29, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    I love that quote.

  • Felicia December 29, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    I’m IN! Let’s simplify!

    • Caitlin Author January 3, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Woo! Let’s :)

  • Selah December 30, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    I remix as a creative outlet. There have been times where I’ve put together an outfit from favorite pieces and thought “Why have I never worn this before?”! I feel like owning fewer pieces forces me to be more creative. That’s why I’m looking forward to the Winter Remix!

    • Caitlin Author January 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      Yes! It does. I’m so glad you’re going to be part of it! Can’t wait to see what you come up with, Selah! Happy Friday, friend :)

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