I am beyond ready for a new year. Here’s the thing about new year’s resolutions. I get really excited, and end up making a list of like, 30 things I want to change about my life. While that’s nice, it’s not entirely realistic. So this year, I definitely have some resolutions, considering 2011 will be a pretty defining year. I’m graduating in May and have absolutely no clue what’s next. I’m keeping most of these to myself, but here’s some inspiration/a few resolutions that I will share for the year to come:
Laughing. At all opportunities.
Carey Mulligan at the Oscars, photo from Vogue’s Best Dressed 2010 issue, re-affirming that she’s completely elegant, but doesn’t take herself too seriously. Absolute icon.
Refrain, as much as possible, from using the word “last”.
This is my last semester of college. This could be my last few months living with my best friends. This could be last few months living in California. “Last” is a slippery slope and I’ve learned the hard way recently that focusing on the “last” rather than enjoying the moments is a big mistake.
Send LOTS of Postcards.
Don’t get me wrong, I live and breathe the tech savvy world of email, facebook, twitter, blogging…But. I think a brief handwritten note, goofy or sentimental, communicates so much more than anything typewritten ever could. Postcards are the perfect medium to send a brief message.
I like this print from 20x200. Lots.
And lastly.. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Have the happiest and most fashionable New Years Eve! Ladies, wear something sparkly (I definitely am). Boys, wear a bow tie. And if you want to have a really snazzy new years, I suggest downloading this playlist.