Spring is in the air and the daffodils are popping up. This is the time of year I prefer to make my resolutions instead of in gloomy January. I am starting to feel revitalized with all the new growth around me so what better time to make a few resolutions?
A few of my spring resolutions are: take a sewing class again, dress a bit more adventurously and stick my budget (that one is a given). I love the longer days which makes taking an evening class a lot less painful, so sewing it is. I am in dire need of some new dresses but don’t like much that is in the shops so I am challenging myself to make two new dresses before I go to New York in June.
As for dressing a bit more adventurously – unfortunately the weather has not really warmed up enough to say goodbye to closed shoes and scarves but I am still working that spring feeling.
There are several ways to update your look without having to spend a lot. I have made a handy list of ways to look and feel more spring like.
1. Change your make up – I went through my make up bag, where I found some slightly brighter red lipstick which immediately brightens your whole face. I have also been wearing darkest green eyeliner instead of black.
2. Work those nails – nail polish has become a really big thing the past few seasons. This spring it is all about Easter egg colours and Chanel’s gorgeous Particulaire.
I would not spend a lot on any of the Easter colours but do love the OPI – Over the Taupe which is an almost perfect match for the Chanel colour but cheaper and easier to find.
3. Wear a jaunty scarf. It is not really warm enough to go without but you can brighten up any outfit or coat with a scarf. I have been hunting in charity shops and markets for interesting vintage prints and colours.
4. Change your handbag, if you are like me, I go in phases of using bags. I will use one for months then change. I think the reason I don’t change bags more often is the hassle of taking all your stuff out and making sure you remember to put it all back in. I am changing from my big black bag to a red bag, much springier.
What do you do when your spring fever hits? Do you get more creative or a bit lazier? Do tell, drop me a comment.