We are currently on a three-and-a-half hour car journey to my cousins wedding in Mount Juliet, so I decided to pass the time by compiling some New Years Resolutions! It’s something I’ve never done before, so hopefully by committing it to my blog it will make me more accountable 😜.
- The #30wears Rule. This is one of my golden rules with it comes to styling clients. If you can’t see yourself wearing it at least thirty times it doesnt justify its purchase. I must admit in 2017 I made two or three bad purchases. One was a full length black dress from Maje I bought on sale (don’t be fooled by a bargain 🙈), & the other was a navy velvet jumpsuit from Finnery (see pics below). Both of which I like but they aren’t going to get the 30 wears any time soon 🤦♀️. The #30wears rule is also a good way of justifying that designer bag. I’m currently deciding between an YSL and Chloe! 🤔I think the Chloe is more practical for every day use so I think the cost per wear will be much better.
- Less time on social media. I want to be more constructive with my time on social media. Last year I deleted the Facebook app off my phone and it made a huge difference! I have since lost my password to log back in and I’m not missing it one bit! I obviously have the business app on the phone that allows me to post content to Facebook but it doesn’t allow you to see other accounts. Instagram is my guilty pleasure I could spend endless amounts of time scrolling aimlessly through feeds. This year I’m really going to try and stop ramdomly checking in on Instagram and only follow accounts I am geniuely interested in or want to engage with.
- Support more local, ethical and sustainable brands. This is a topic I cover with my students and I find it very interesting. It’s also quite challenging because of the cheap and easy temptations of the high street. Unfortunately some of the more sustainable and ethical brands aren’t as accessible (and are more expensive). In 2018 I hope to be more ethical in the choices I make. I also hope to create a list of labels that have the right ethos and share it with you all.
- Travel more. Now that the kids are a little bit older I hope we can do way more travelling. We may even have a very big trip coming up in 2018 that I will look forward to sharing with you.
- Further Education. I love doing part time courses. Since finishing my Masters in Corporate Stragey and People Managment in NUIG I completed a number of part time courses in London College of Fashion. I spotted one in Fashion Consumer Behaviour. I thought the topic would be very interesting for me as a stylist so hopefully I will have the opportunity to pursue that in 2018.
- Spend less time on my phone. A few months ago I set an alarm on my phone to turn it off for 3 hours every evening from Monday to Friday from 5.30 to 8.30. It’s such a busy time in our house, I felt the phone was too much of a distraction and tbh most evenings I look forward to turning it off. Over the Christmas I’ve completely gotten out of the habit so come Jan 1st I’ll look forward to resetting my phone alarm again.