Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pretty in blue

One of my life goals I have always wanted to accomplish is to be a break from the pink princesses. To me most cute/hime-kei/girly items and clothes are just awash in a sea of pink. And I understand that pink symbolizes femininity, purity, and romance. But I am tired of feeling obligated to buy everything in that color. While there is nothing wrong with the color pink, it is just not for me. I prefer blue. I see certain blue tints as calming, airy, free, and girly colors. Now do not misunderstand, I would never turn down a bouquet of pink roses. But nothing would be more prefect than white or blue roses.

With my departure from lolita fashion, I did not give myself much direction for future clothing purchasing. If it was cute/feminine/girly I bought it. This left me with a kaleidoscope of colors in my wardrobe. Coordinating outfits became quite a task. There were adorable pieces that did not match anything and were neglected. So I decided to clean out my wardrobe once again. My new rule has become if it is not pastel, easily coordinated, or blue I do not want it. I know there is no way to completely rid my closet of pink. But blue will be the central color. (My make up items will end up staying pink. Sadly those companies have yet to make multiple colors of their containers.)

So I thought what better way to start my blue revolution than with purses? Purses are sometimes a huge coordination point. And I hardly ever leave my house without my purse. My black guess bag is wonderful, but I want some color. So for my birthday I bought 2 new totes.

The first is a bright blue Juicy Couture tote. With spring and summer coming, I thought a bright color would a best. The second is a blueberry Guess tote. Much subtler than the Juicy bag. I foresee using this one more often. I am ecstatic to finally be working on my Pretty in Blue goals. I think one more baby blue purse would be perfect.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March challenge

"If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals,"
--Brian Tracy

There are a few tasks and goals I have ignored over the years. I have kept a tally of them, but procrastinated working on any. I have learned to work around these tasks, but I am disappointed that I have left them go for this long. I earnestly try to achieve my goals, but find with these missing parts I am going nowhere. I cannot improve if I am neglecting even the small tasks. I thought this quote suited my feelings rather well. I cannot complete a puzzle without all the pieces. And I cannot move forward if I am at a stand still or going in reverse.

So for March, I plan to find the little missing pieces of my goals and focus on them. I mostly know what needs to be done to help obtain my goals. I just need to make sure all the smaller pieces are accounted for.

Like most women, one of my main goals is to lose weight. While I had lost some weight in December and January nothing dramatic had happened. I tried eating healthier, but felt that I needed to start counting calories. I finally joined an app called 'Lose it'. It has helped immensely. In 2½ weeks, I have happily lost 12 lbs.

Another goal of mine is to improve my make-up skills. That will never happen with old make-up and brushes. Overlooking the need for updated and more make-up is definitely keeping me from this goal. I'm rectifying this by starting with my lip glosses. No more Bath & Beauty lip glosses or cutesy cupcake/ice cream container glosses. I've order Dior Addict Lip Glow. Besides that I love how feminine and classy the contain looks, I have heard rave reviews about this product.

I hope that those working on their goals recognize any small steps that need to be taken and target those weak points.

image from:Yvetta Salva