I'm very superstitious when it comes to New Year's Eve. I believe that who you spend it with -- and especially who you are with at midnight -- sets the tone for the rest of the year. Obviously, what you wear also plays an important role!
Instead of purchasing an entirely new outfit for New Year's, I decided to recycle what I already own. I chose this wonderful blue tulip dress, which I find does wonders for my body shape and colouring!
I wore my gorgeous red vintage blazer and gold scarf, as I feel they are propitious colours. I very much hope for prosperity this year, at least in the forms of inspiration and happiness!
To accentuate my waist and play up the embroidered trim on the dress, I wore my white rose belt! More gold, and the flowers represent the potential for opportunity to bloom!
I made a long list of resolutions, mostly in the same stream. This year I do not want to let stress and negativity cloud my outlook, as I tended to do in the past. My dad, when faced with aggravation, tend to close his eyes, breathe deeply, and count to ten before returning to the situation afresh. Brilliant! Me too ;)
I also would like to work more on my creative side this year. I love to draw and paint, and this year I did little of the former and almost none of the latter: the only paintings I made were Christmas presents. I received an easel and a package of ten blank canvasses for Christmas, so I hope to make use of them!
I also aim to improve efficiency this year. I need to take stock of what is important in my life, and what I actually enjoy. Last year (and the couple of years before) I spent hours of useless time on the internet, on facebook in particular. Imagine the things I could have done during facebook-time! Even over the Christmas holidays, I spent time on facebook and didn't update my blog or my Chictopia account. Really, how important is it to read every word of the mini-feed when there is reading, essay-writing, blogging (maybe cleaning) to be done?
Also, as cliche as it sounds, I want to start going to the gym again this year. I went for a few weeks in the summer, and I felt great! I don't necessarily want to lose weight, but rather I want to build my strength and endurance and improve my posture. I also feel that regular exercise will help to reduce stress and better my sleeping patterns.
In terms of my wardrobe, I want to work with what I have and not focus as much on what is not there. I want to apply this to my life as a whole as well. I tend to stress about things that do not actually exist; I anticipate problems instead of appreciating the present. This year, in all facets of my life and surroundings, I plan to look for the good and overlook the bad.
What a long post! Do you have any New Year's Resolutions? I'd love to hear them!
Expect several catch-up posts over the next bit!