Thursday, May 2, 2013

Me Made May 2013

So, remember when I was going to be sewing two garments a month and updating my blog?  Hah.  That's funny.  So, I've made a new things since I made my new years resolution, but not anything close to two a month for myself.  Despite my failure at following my resolution thus far, I am going to embark on Me Made May.


 I, Sara of Little Red Lily, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear two handmade items a week for the duration of May 2013.  I will also make or refashion one additional item per week. 

But, as you may have noticed, it's now the second of May.  And because the universe loves me, it's raining, and I don't really plan on leaving my house until Roller Derby practice tonight.  I guess that means some me made derby shorts are on deck this evening. I'm also too late to "officially" sign up.  But that won't stop me!  While summer hasn't come on as quickly as i would have hoped here, I still want to be prepared with some self stitched outfits that make me happy. I'm going to try to stay on top of posting at least once a week to update you on my me made outfits, but i'll also be instagramming them. My username is littleredlily if you would like to follow me!

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

2013: Style Resolutions

I hope everyone had a wonderful winter holiday, and a happy new year.  I was lucky enough to spend Christmas with my mother and sister in Virginia.  It was a nice, relaxing holiday.  Even though I didn't leave the house, I wore my reindeer toss dress (not blogged, pictured here) and felt festive and comfortable all day.  For new year's eve, I went to a party dressed in a flapper inspired outfit and makeup. I was sparkly and happy, a great way to start the new year!

Like everyone else, I try to make new years resolutions but rarely keep them. Goals like "lose 15 lbs" or "start working out" are incredibly cliched, almost as overdone as giving up those resolutions by mid-month.

What is the point of new year's resolutions anyway?  Are we more likely to accomplish these goals at the new year as opposed to any other time of year?

This year, instead of making a promise I won't keep, I'm going to resolve to do a few things I've been thinking about for awhile.  These aren't just new year's resolutions, they are my 2013 style resolutions.

This year, I resolve to:

Cultivate a personal style that makes me both comfortable and confident!

Make as much of my wardrobe as possible.  I have a huge stash of patterns, fabric, and sewing know-how.  I need to make the most of it!  As a sub resolution, I would like to complete AT LEAST two new garments a month.  That isn't that many, so I think I can keep up with it.  

Only purchase things that fit into my personal style, and fill a gap in my current wardrobe.

Cull my wardrobe of the pieces that are boring, uncomfortable, or unflattering.*

Blog about my style, even while my wardrobe is under construction.  This includes sewing posts!

What about you? Have you made any resolutions?  Are you going to use the new year to make a big change?

*Sadly, this part will have to have gaps for work & interview attire. I suppose I will hang on to my boring grey interview suit.