This is a cheat resolution, of course, as it's something I already do. It's more of a reminder to keep doing it, brought on by an incident which happened today.
LBs and I are in town. I am wearing this;
Pretty unremarkable, wouldn't you say?
A 1970s pussy bow frock, 99p from Ebay.
With my favourite-of-the-moment faux fur, plus red tights, white T-bars and navy 1980s bucket bag (all charity shopped).
So back to town. LBs and I strolling along chatting.
Eldest LB: "Mum, that lady who just walked past did this to you." [Pulls a what-the-hell-do-you-look-like? appalled face.]
Me: "Did she? What did she look like?"
Eldest LB: [thinks] "Scruffy."
You ladies will appreciate the moral of that story without any assistance from me.
My resolution for 2011 was not to buy anything new for myself, I could only shop in charity shops, on Ebay or at markets or fairs.
And I've done it! I think it's going to continue, I can't imagine being a high street regular anymore. Too expensive, too much tat, too samey, no fun. And I have had SO much fun charity shopping, and through rediscovering my old love of vintage, I've discovered all your wonderful blogs, and made some fabulous friends. Your support and encouragement and appreciation of my efforts have given me so much confidence, I can't tell you.
I owe you all - big time.
The 2011 (just) version; 1960s Shubette angel sleeve maxi dress (vintage fair), Mum's beaded necklace, bangle and flower (charity shopped)
Off to our friends' New Year's Eve party in an hour or so. Only 4 doors down the road, very handy for stumbling home!
Further resolutions may follow, probably involving reduction of alcohol intake and other notions of self-improvement. I'll let you know...
Happy New Year to you all.
Keep being you, you do it so well!