Happy New Year!
I know I started a new blog and then disappeared but I had a very hectic Christmas vacation that included A LOT of
unexpected travel. All of that will be on my other blog but this post I about my plans for this year fashion-wise. So let’s get to it!
Last year I refused to set goal based resolutions. I didn’t want something looming over my head in writing that I wasn’t able to achieve. I just wanted to look back on the year and say that I had become a better person and learned some valuable lessons.
I’m currently writing this blog on my last flight home after reading People’s Style Watch and Lucky magazines during a layover. Everything is about “New Year… New You… New wardrobe… Get ready for Spring!” (you get the point) and I was instantly inspired. I decided that this is my year for change. To form new habits that could only be beneficial in the long run. I was also struck by the fact that I’m turning 26 and I am eager to grow into a more “polished” woman. When more mature people haven’t seen me for a while, like when I return home, I’m always greeted by the phrase “you’re looking like a woman now!”. This can be annoying after a while but it is also positive affirmation that I am moving in the right direction with regards to how I carry myself.
With that said, this year I intend to complete a closet overhaul. No more hanging on to maybe’s, or what has the potential to come back in style. If it doesn’t fit or I haven’t worn it in the last 6-12months, it’s gone! I’m also cleaning out my underwear drawer and having a closer look at accessories. Clothes aren’t the only items that need to be spring cleaned!
A closet overhaul is just part of the transformation though. I would like to put more into my face routine. I definitely do not use many of the products I’ve accumulated as often as I should so I’m going to work on that as well. I’m heading out tomorrow to get some products and there will be at least two haul posts by the end of the week. I ordered some stuff while I was away that I’m extremely excited about and I can’t wait to put together outfit ideas.
I don’t intend to change who I am overnight and have family and friends wondering who I’ve become, but just enhance what is already here and not look like someone dragged me out of bed or I barely made the effort. I know I’m not the only female who feels better about herself after putting on a little eyeliner or lipstick or nice underwear. It’s the little things. Like if people randomly smile at you or pay you a compliment, you feel inclined to keep doing whatever got you the compliment in the first place. A sunny disposition also helps and as they say, a smile is your best accessory.
The last leg of our trip was a wedding with my husband (who was the bestman) in Orlando. I got many compliments on my dress from Lulus and I also just got a fresh haircut from my friend two days before 🙂 On the left is before the wedding, on the right I’m with my handsome husband all danced out (the rolled up sleeves ;)).