This year I want to focus on purfylling life by looking good, because looking good makes you feel good! And quite frankly, things are looking a bit shabby around here, unless you're Marie Kondo, who dresses up for decluttering and cleaning anyway?
The main areas I'm going to be focusing on are Self Care and Home Improvement, but not both in the same post so lets just talk Self Care today.
My wardrobe needs a complete rebuild from the skin out as my body shape has changed dramatically since I quite smoking.
I've bought an absolute minimum of everything since I started decluttering and so I'm pretty much starting right from the very beginning.
I'm not even kidding, I have only one pair of jeans, one dress and one skirt that I can wear in public, none of which I love or excite me. I've held onto some of my skinnier clothes because they were fairly new but I really don't think I will ever fit them again and I probably need to just donate them.
It's been really strange having so few clothes as historically my wardrobe is usually bulging at the seams and spilling out everywhere. This time I want to build a wardrobe that reflects me and my personality. I've always bought clothes that are task suitable rather then for myself.
Over the last few weeks I've begun my wardrobe rebuild and when I said 'rebuild from the skin out' I really meant it. I started with new underwear. Simple plain cotton briefs, in a 5 pack. A few months ago I had to purchase new bras, some things a girl just can't live without or make-do with.
Prior to Christmas I added 2 plain v-neck T-shirts to my wardrobe, one black, one grey, basic essentials. This week I've added new singlets, vital for the hot weather we get, also basic essentials and this time I remembered to take pictures! Ada-cat helped with the photos, can you tell?
I haven't had to wear make-up daily for quite some time now and my whole beauty routine is out of whack. My skin rather reflects my neglect but on the upside my eyebrows are much thicker - just in time for the resurgence of the big eyebrow fashion trend!
In any case I'm fairly sure that all of my beauty products are out of date and everything will have to be replaced.
My one concession at getting my beauty routine back up and running is the purchase of a new bath sponge for ex-foliating my (hairy) legs. I almost purchased a depilatory gadget but my gift card didn't work in the store I was shopping at due to equipment failures or something so they lost out on that sale.
Stay tuned as I look to restock all of my beauty accessories.
I haven't seen a hairdresser in about 4 years I think. If I could walk in and I could give them $20 and be out 15 mins later I would probably go more often. I am the girl who owns a hair-drier simply for drying her hair and styling is a rather foreign concept to me.
My hair seems to grow really fast so my hair is permanently in need of a fresh colour. The older I get the less fun this task is.
Fitness & Diet
While improving fitness and diet will be a part of what I'll be incorporating into my new habits for this year I don't expect to be talking about them much here on the blog. Both I view as something I just have to do but don't really excite me enough to write about them.
My goal is that by the end of the year I will love my wardrobe. That when I get dressed I am dressed for whatever the day may bring and I won't have to change to leave the house. That 'house clothes' won't even be a part of my wardrobe. That no matter what I'm doing, if I'm blogging or doing the dishes or exercising, that I will feel dressed well enough to receive visitors, I won't be having to check what I'm wearing if the doorbell rings, that I can pop-out for any reason at a moments notice.
That seems like a ridiculously ambitious goal right now, but if I just focus on one step at a time I'm sure I can get there.