Happy new financial year (BTW if you’re in the finance sector, did you have a big one last night? Is it like New Year’s Eve for you … filled with expectations of good times and a drunken pash?).
As of today, we’re officially in the second half of 2011 and one of my readers – thanks Dianne – left me a timely comment on this post.
So six months on … How are you going with your fashion/trend goals for the year? Thanks to your help early this year mine are on track.
I wrote that post on the last day of 2010, putting my style aims for the year out in cyberspace, at the same time encouraging you to think about your own. And it turns out my end-of-semester report card is actually looking quite good, thank-you very much. Not even a “tweets too much” comment to be seen (only because my husband wasn’t writing it!).
I really have only bought clothes and accessories that have earned a right to a slice of my wardrobe real estate. They are all clothes and accessories that work in with my lifestyle and they make me feel good when I wear them. Oh, and that autumn-winter fashion wishlist I created back in February? I pretty well filled it. Bought the very skirt pictured and variations of the other pieces.
Apart from a few key purchases, I’ve actually enjoyed looking in the vault to find pieces I haven’t worn for a year … “shopping” more often from what I already own. In my dreams my wardrobe looks something like this …
It does not.
So it’s time for me to climb down from the lofty heights of my mid-year style report card. I haven’t been all good. All day. Every day.
I confess, I’ve taken every opportunity presented to me to embrace my inner dag. School holidays started in Queensland this week and the onset of a two-week break from routine is like waving a white surrender flag in front of my dark-circled, heavily concealed eyes. Pyjamas may have stayed on till lunch time, only to be exchanged post-shower for a pair of jeans and my trusty Converse sneakers. Makeup may have been
minimal non-existent. Hair may have been pulled back into a loose pony tail.
When the holidays are over it will all be about the spring fashion season ahead. Crazy, I know. But that’s the fashion game for you. And that’s why it’s even more important to keep working on a style that you can call your own … whether that’s killer heels and frocks or sneakers and jeans. It’s all about you, your personality and your lifestyle. It’s about you feeling the best you possibly can. Every. Day.
So how’s your mid-year style report card looking? Have you made any changes to your wardrobe in 2011? Have you nailed your style? Or is it a fun work in progress?
A bloggie friend of mine (I’m yet to meet her in real life but I know we’ll get on just fine) is hosting an amazing giveaway … a whole outfit … a Leona Edmiston dress, a pair of shoes from Shoes of Prey and a pair of Elk earrings. Head over and tell Maxabella loves … I sent you!