Tuesday, January 3, 2012

WWD: New Year's Rezzies

I know, I know - it's that time when all of blogland posts their resolutions, and I can't help it. Maybe if I put mine in print, I'll be more likely to keep them. Typically I'm not big on resolutions, because I think if they're things that one really should do, to put oneself on a "scheduled start date" like the beginning of the year, it builds them up too much, and for me, I'm more likely to fail (way to go, me!!)...

Nevertheless, I still have some goals (some small, some not so small) that I'm working towards in the new year. In no particular order:

1. More ensemble photos of casual weekend wear. Yay, me! See - I TODE you they weren't all of significance. And yes, I totally re-wore this look from my top ten of LAST year, but still, baby steps...

2. Spend less damn money, for the love of Captain Stubing. Seriously. I don't need to shop so damn much, but having this blog, and loving to browse other fashion blogs, it definitely sets up an "I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE" attitude that does not help ye olde chequebook. I mean, do I REALLLLLY need those faux leather skinnies from Express? No, I do not. However, there are a few items I AM going to allow myself in the next few months. A new pair of cross trainers. Surrsly, peeps, if you smelled the ones I'm wearing, you would prolly buy me a new pair yourself. That's not why though. The reason is the ones I'm wearing I have been wearing since the trips were born. That is WAY too long, and I cannot believe I haven't developed shin splints yet because I'm still wearing these. I'm a wee bit anal about my workout shoes, howevah. They MUST be black (or maybe charcoal grey), and I prefer cross trainers to runners. Not super duper easy to find black cross trainers. Apparently designers of such shoes think women prefer to look like Jerry Seinfeld when wearing cross trainers, as the majority of them are big, bad and white. If you have any recommendations on black cross trainers, I'd love to hear them.

What else am I allowing myself? Some new perfume that has been on my wish list since LAST Christmas, and which I haven't yet gotten. Ginestet Botrytis, come to mama. Aside from those purchases, I am going to do my DARNDEST to curtail my clothes shopping. I have no idea how this will work, but I am going to attempt a 30-day shopping ban. Gulp.Wish me luck.

3. Wear more bright lipstick. I have about 837 tubes of the same color of gloss or lipstick, all made by different brands. Light peachy pinky nude. Every time I buy another one, I think - NOW I'm REALLY going out of my comfort zone, and then I compare it to all the others, and guess what? SAME DAMN SHADE. For New Year's Eve, I got the shade I'm wearing above, Loreal's British Red, and I love it. Who's wearing bright lips in 2012? THIS guy.

4. Get my eating in check. I read a quote the other day that said something like "People need to concern themselves less with what they eat the week between Christmas and New Year's and worry more about what the eat between New Year's and Christmas." TOUCHE. It's not that I eat terribly, it's just that since Turkey Day, I have definitely gotten more lax with my sugar intake. I intend to do a juice cleanse (preferably the one that Miz Julie details in her blog) in the next week. I'll letcha know how it goes.

(My little Simonator)

5. Finish re-upholstering my antique fainting couch, dammit!!! The Hubs and I started tackling this project in October. OCTOBER, PEOPLE. It is not a huge, detailed piece of furniture, but we got to a curve on the back that tripped us up, and just stopped. It's almost finished, but I have this terrible habit of procrastinating when I'm afraid I'm going to jack something up. JUST DO IT.

6. Get the kids' bedrooms finished. Paint, new bedding, new bed for one, hang some stuff on the walls. Simple, right (except that part where the boys rip things off their walls so I have to find a cute way to hang things high enough that they can't reach and that looks like I INTENDED to hang them too high). 

7. Get some new bedside tables for the master bedroom. I know, I know - I just said I'm curtailing my shopping, but these have been on my list for far too long. What we're using now is crap, they're too small, and they're awkward with the bed. I'm not saying I'm getting them in the next month, just sometime this year. Sheesh. Gimme a break, peeps!!

8. Create more artwork, and do more artwork with the kiddos. There was a time when I painted on a pretty routine basis, but since the chillruns, alas and alack, tis not to be. Why not do more myself AND with the kids at the same time??? It's two! Two! Two! Goals in one.

9. Get the kiddos enrolled in preschool. Nope, they haven't been yet. I'm ready for it, I hope THEY'RE ready for it. They need to be in a more social environment. Let the school-shared illnesses begin!!

Work. It.

10. Bring sexy back. And by "sexy," I mean "photography." And noooo, I don't mean "sexy photography...." I just mean, take more photos. Of my kids, of my world, in general. I used to be OBSESSED with Flickr, and was a member of a bejillion Flickr groups and loved it. It was such a creative outlet. Totally miss it. I love how working a creative muscle is like working any muscle - the more you use it, the stronger it gets. 

So here's to a new year and new goals. What are YOU working towards this year?

Jacket, Boots: Charlotte Russe
Shirt: Quicksilver
Pants: Target
Necklace: Threadsence



Girlie Blogger said...

Good list. You look nice in your casual outfit.

Courtnee said...

I hear you on the shopping thing! I just
cleaned out my closet and for the love of sweet baby Jesus how many cardigans can one girl own...65,but whose counting!

Also plan on prettying up the casa this year! I just posted my list. Maybe we can help keep each other on track!

Happy New Year!

Paula said...

Oh man, I didn't even bother to make a single resolution. not one. we just finished re-stuffing and re-upholstering our eames sytle lounger on NYE (a previous year's resolution) and that was enough to last several years on the accomplished list for me.

and that simon is a cutie!