I know it may sound and look ridiculous – fashion related resolutions? Did you completely lost it? Well… YES. But there’s always the right time and the room for improvement. I treat fashion as well as my hobby AND work, I’m privileged to work my passion part-time, and there’s no greater thing to do. And I still got plenty to improve, educate myself about and I believe I can grow in that very important area of my life as well.

I’m not really into New Year Eve and New Year Resolution. It’s a beautiful date to celebrate, bur for me resolution is a simple decision to do or not to do something, I wake up with resolutions every single day. Of course some resolutions take longer, but in these situations days are like puzzles – either you pick it and put in the right place, which allows you to see an extra-tiny bit more of the final picture, or you ignore it and wait for another one to catch your attention (aka either you do it today, or wait for ‘tomorrow’; every day is another step and is going to pass either you want it or not).

 

So… There are my 5 top resolutions for this year:

5. Be braver pattern and color wise.

I always described my style as simple and classic. There were not many other colors in my wardrobe than black, blue, white and grey, and when it came to patterns… I was scared of them, as well as accessories. It’s nothing wrong to trust your basics, and I still love them and I plan to post and create plenty of content about must-have classic pieces. It’s also nothing wrong to experiment, express yourself and your passion, share it and have fun during this short time on that planet! So prepare yourself for brighter, braver and more extravagant outfits I’ve been planning!

4. Post every second day.

I came up with this idea a lot earlier, but January just seemed right to start. And I’m not sure it may be a little of the ‘New Year new me‘ magic or this was just purely accidental. If you follow me for a little bit, you may noticed. In 2019 I started to post every second day. It’s quite overwhelming and can be difficult sometimes (and I notice it after what, 20 days?) to balance personal life and blog, but it’s a process and to see any results practice, practice and practice is needed. I’m not planning to stress out about it, if I really didn’t feel like creating anything the due day, I simply wouldn’t, we are all just people. But I’m going to do my best and approach it with the healthy mindset.

3. Take care of your body!

With healthy body comes the healthy mind, as they say. Back in 2017 I started to focus more on that, but this time I want to make it a habit. I wasn’t always systematic with exercising and my meals (my ‘portioning’ has no limits) and I want and have to change that. There is no top secured secret that looks matter in that profession. And believe me movement does matter even more when you spend most of the time working on the computer!

2. Invest in at least 2 high-end.

Since I remember I always had a thing for the designer creations, secretly saving links and day-dreaming about them, but never laid my hands on any. Well… yet! I plan to make bigger investments this or next year (being realistic here). I don’t want to promise it to myself, as I can’t predict the future, but I have big hopes with this one!

1. Educate yourself!

Only last year I have just heard for the first time (shocking!) about a very important problem which is fast fashion and its nasty stealing and destroying business. As much as it’s almost unrealistic to avoid it 100%, it’s still very important to talk about it and express your opinion as a consumer. But as well as there are brands playing nasty game, there are brands that want to profit on pure quality and creativity, that are free from people and animals suffering and Mother Earth does matter to them. There’s a lot that I don’t know. Fashion and beauty – these are businesses. And as every business, it has its history, people standing behind it, its ups and downs, glory days and sins some try to cover. Fashion and beauty was and is the fastest growing industry, and there’s so much I’m hungry to know!

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Yellow is the color of sunshine – happiness, hope and energy. Study shows that yellow helps memory, boosts concentration, builds confidence and encourage communication. Yellow flowers given to someone mean congratulations, a friendship and cheerfulness. Have you ever wondered why taxis and road signs are yellow? Yellow in combination with black creates the easiest combination to read from the distance.

imagesYellow, especially mustard shade, overwhelmed in fashion as well as interior world. If you haven’t seen a mustard couch taking over Pinterest and real life, I would be very surprised. Even with so many benefits, too much yellow tends to be quite overwhelming for some people. Picking yellow kitchen furniture, yellow table and painting walls yellow would be a little bit too much for  some and me included, even thought I love yellow trend.

If you don’t want to go ‘all in’ with yellow, but want to add a character to your surroundings, my answer is always: ACCESSORIES*!

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Paintings are perfect to express your love to color. It can be very wallet friendly, as you need, few brushes and paints, canvas and some free time and creativity. Sky is the limit! On the other hand, if you are more of connoisseur than maker, that’s fine as well! You could find some prints of the famous pieces online or find a local artist and get inspired as well.

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Left: Gazette Du Bon Ton – No4 1914 La Matinée De Printemps Print, 50 x 40cm, Natural Ash Framed Canvas, £60 to £65; Right:Paul Gauguin – Haymaking 1889 Print, Stretched Canvas, £50 to £110, both John Lewis

 

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Yellow is the perfect color for kitchen and dining room. If there’s no need for purchasing new cutlery, which can be quite expensive, table runners and trays can be a cute touch of color (and wallet-friendly).

Washed Linen Table Runner, £29.99 at Zara Home

 

 

 
Doodler 3 Seater Large Sofa by Loaf at John Lewis, 1699

 

A good sofa is definitely a big investment for years, and even thought yellow velvet sofas are the latest biggest interior trend, I think it’s going to last much longer than two seasons. Colorful, bright and eye-catching furniture is a big and excellent interior statement.

Doodler 3 Seater Large Sofa by Loaf, £1699 at John Lewis

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If sofa is a little bit too much for you or your wallet, but you still want a touch of sunny yellow, seat pads are the perfect way to add it to your dining room. A big plus of these is that if you get bored after a time, you can replace it without struggling financially too much. Even cooler if you got reversible ones!

 

 John Lewis & Partners Cotton Velvet Seat Pad, Saffron, £25

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Vases, vases, vases! As in my Pink Edition, I could not stress enough, how much I love these and how useful (in many variations) vases are. Perfect gift, perfect fresh (or dried) flowers holder, piggy bank, table decoration by itself (or with flowers, fresh or dried), and many, many more. My extra tip is to look in antique or charity shops – you could find some unique vases (and more) for almost free!

Dartington Crystal Clematis Flower Bottle Vase, Amber, £40 at John Lewis

 

 

 

 

* It’s also a perfect late Christmas or last-minute birthday gift present for person who likes yellow.

Decorating your house can be overwhelming sometimes. Just like in fashion, interior design world has many trends that come and go and it’s really hard to keep up with all of them. Not to mention finding budget, that would cover all the assortment and work.

My best advise, when it comes to interior designing, would be: FOCUS ON DETAILS. Painting the walls every 6 months, because deep navy is not ‘in’ anymore, and now it’s all about bottle-green wouldn’t be the sign of wisdom. But adding some pillows, blankets or even paintings, if you are so into ‘the newest color of season’ is not a bad idea (and is wallet friendly). It’s also a great idea for present!

This time I thought: PINK! When thinking about adding some color to your surroundings, nothing is better, than pink. Cool and pastel tones of pink, for those who like more of ‘toned’ colors or don’t like distraction, or crazy neony pinks for those, who on the other hand love a bit of craziness in their home.

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Candles are the perfect option as a present (and as a present for yourself). Who doesn’t love a good candle? Those with interesting packaging are a good first step to add some color to your bedroom, living room or working space. And when it’s burnt, it can be used as a make-up brushes holder.

Cire Trudon Abd El Kader scented candle,
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Throws, blankets, bedspreads, duvet covers and pillows are another simple and effective step to add some pink to your surroundings. And in my opinion there is never enough blankets you can have. Even the most boring and bleary couch  would look good with one of these amazing blankets on.

Anthropologie Janet Throw, £118 at John Lewis,

Designer's Guild Sunflower Throw, Multi

 

 

 

 

Designer’s Guild Sunflower Throw,£225 at John Lewis.

 

 

 

 

John Lewis & Partners Meghan Fluted Back Velvet Armchair, Dark Leg, Aquaclean Harriet RosePols Potten Oily Folds Vase, Medium

 

 

 

 

 

 

If pink (or any other color you find pleasing) is ‘the one’, investing some money in a good piece of furniture seems like a good idea. One solid, contrasting piece like sofa or airmchair, makes a perfect statement for monochromic interiors.

John Lewis & Partners Meghan Fluted Back Velver Airmchair, £749.00 at John Lewis.

 

 

 

Vase is another perfect present, and my little obsession lately. Just like blankets, I find that there is no amount of vases that could be enough. It adds character to the interior and can be used in varieties – to hold beautiful flowers you get from some special men, as a table decoration during fancy dinner or even as a coin piggy bank (or notes, if it was an ugly vase and you need a reason to break it).

Pols Potten Oily Folds Vase, Medium £58 at John Lewis.