Happy New Year guys, it’s Mickey here and it’s approximately 5 minutes until the new year as I write this, but since I had a very modest New Years Eve (i.e. sipping Martinis and watching an Usher concert), I have decided to spend the last moments of 2011 with FP3’s readers. For all those who do read this post, we would like to thank you for your support of our blog. From day one it has been an exciting adventure and we plan to continue that adventure in 2012. 2011 was a tumultuous year for us, and it tested us in ways we did not expect. From my youngest sister’s increasingly severe seizures, to returning to school to receive my bachelors in English (I’m officially a Senior, Woot Woot!), to being offline line the last couple of days, FP3 posts and appearances were few and far between. However, this will not be the case in 2012, as we will be coming back with more posts, and videos in the near future! So, let’s kick start the new year with my style resolutions!
If you guys follow me on Facebook (72 page paper ring any bells?) you know that I had a grueling fall semester, and thus, I was a bum everyday because of it (I have holes in my kitson hoodie to prove it). So, I have decided to create some style resolutions for myself to force me out of this self imposed style rut! Feel free to join me or share your style resolutions here.
1. Wear fabulous shoes at least once a week.
I may save this one for weekends, because the CSU campus grounds can be grueling on the toes, but I loves shoes! However, I wear a size 11 and it’s usually hard to find ones like these Sam Edelman beauties in my size, but I will find alternatives and post them for you all to see!
2. Wear my favorite red lipstick more often
I absolutely love this red lipstick in Ruby from Revlon…I believe that it is my own personal perfect red. So, I am officially going to wear it more often.
3. Embrace my natural hair and find my signature style
If you follow me on twitter then you know that I was transitioning my relaxed hair to natural for about 11 months back in August. But in December, after 15 months of transitioning, I decided to Big Chop the last of my relaxed ends! However, I never really experimented with my hair, so I’ve been keeping it in protective hairstyles for the longest. (I still love weaves as protective styles). Well, I vow to experiment with my hair, and come up with a signature style so I can wear my curls more often.
4. More nail art and acessories
I have a fear of “overkill” with accessories. I usually go by Coco Chanel’s mantra, which is to take off the last thing you put on, but that usually just leaves me with a pair of earrings. I also tend to follow this same mantra on my nails. I think I wore nude nail polish all year. So in my effort to liven up, I pledge to wear more accessories and delve into nail art! Look out for DIY nail projects in the future.
5. Lastly, expand my shopping horizons
I’m ready to start buying outside of the box. Normally, I’d stalk Asos Curve and Forever 21+ because of their chic and cheap designs, but as I grow older, I am finding myself prone to checking out unconventional ways of finding gems for my wardrobe. Places like Etsy, ebay, amazon, thrift stores, indie designers , contemporary designers and high end designers like those beautiful designs from Elena Miro above. Move over Asos and Forever 21+! Here’s to a new fashion front for my wardrobe!
I hope these style resolutions inspire you to be your most stylish in the new year!
So, how did you ring in the New Year?