Thursday, January 1, 2015

Love List 8: Resolutions

I don't think anyone was happier to say goodbye to 2014 than I was last night. It was a hard year! Not a bad year, but certainly with more difficulties than I usually encountered. (If I don't stop having teeth problems soon, I'm going to seriously pull them all out and switch to dentures.)

There are some things I'd like to do in the upcoming year. Some of them are silly, some of them aren't. But here are a few new goals I'm loving right now.

I'm trying to grow my hair out. Because I have curly hair, I feel like this is a more awkward process because there is an inevitable Hobbit-or-soccer-mom phase, which I've reached. The current length makes me feel sloppy and unattractive, and I'm usually too lazy to get up early to 'style' my hair, so it's even worse. This spring, I'd like to start trying out some hair accessories or even just little twists to make my hair look better.


I have discovered a passionate love of Ariat FatBaby boots. I mean, come on. With a name like that how could you go wrong? I have recently purchased on eBay two pair, and I might have a third pair on the way from a charming etsy store. Here are the two I'm rockin' right now:

I had planned on writing a post about these specifically, but I just couldn't wait to share them. These boots have been so comfortable and they're so colorful and fun! I feel kind of silly because I know I'm not a cowgirl, but at the same time, I feel like they suit me. For years all I would wear were Dr. Martens, and I still have several pair, but I'm kind of excited to be branching out.

I didn't post much here, because I wasn't getting up and taking outfit pics like I used to. I hope to change that in 2015 because I do miss blogging and writing about my style, especially since in 2014 I really started to find a good groove with my looks. Maybe you don't think so, but I do. Even though I probably look strange to a lot of people, I discovered my love of Lagenlook & Mori Girl styles, and through that evolved my sewing and clothing creation to a new place. I'm inspiring myself now, and I think that's pretty cool. Each dress that I sew becomes a memory. These are just a few of my favorite outfits from last year, and I hope to continue this exploration in 2015.

For the first time in a long time, I feel like an artist again, and that's something I hope to hold onto.

Magnolia Pearl
A company that I find super inspiring is Magnolia Pearl. I love the pretty layers and delicate lace, but then I saw these jeans and realized how much I miss destroying my denim! I haven't been wearing a lot of jeans since I stopped working retail, because let's face it, they aren't 'office appropriate', but with Spring a few short months away, I think I could really get into some cool jeans makeovers. Also, I am worshipping men's jeans. If they are low-cut and slim leg, they fit better than girl's jeans and have bigger pockets, and they're also not made of cheap stretchy denim. I'm taking a break from skinny jeans and letting my legs breath in men's destroyed jeans.

I'm very much in love with the blog positivedoodles on Tumblr. It features adorable drawings paired with special messages and more often than not, they are the kind of words I need to hear. Not really a resolution, just thought I'd like to mention that blog because it's so charming.

Something I love, and something that I'm hoping to work on more in the future, are my own dreams such as owning a store of my own. As you know, I've been working on that dream little bit by little bit, and sometimes it feels like I should be doing more and that weighs me down. I have to remember, I'm an artist, not a factory. I did want to mention I'm having a short sale in honor of the new year.

Cirque du Frock
In 2015, I'd like to try more. Push myself more, and hopefully start to believe that dreams really do come true. I don't feel like I believed that enough in 2014. Instead of being the year that I 'wished I could' I want 2015 to be the 'year that I did'.


  1. Love those boots! A bold style that suits your personality.

    You'll find your time and place. You're obviously in a period of transition which explains the dissatisfaction and impatience. Big change is in the works and you're feeling it ferment. Soon, you'll mature and become a new brew.

  2. Lovely post Meg - I totally believe you can achieve anything you put your mind too! Also I love your curly hair!! I think it looks great and I do hope you do more outfit posts in 2015 - I'm going to try and do the same xoxo