I happened to run across someone’s New Year’s Resolutions on Pinterest recently, laid out with one per month, twelve resolutions in all.
This sounds really doable to me, having a single goal per month—and I’m all about finding a way to accomplish resolutions! Maybe by the end of the year the best will have stuck.
I hereby announce my 12 Vintage Resolutions for 2014, and believe me, these actually all do have to do with vintage clothing and accessories.
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January: Edit out and recycle everything that is not being worn in my closet. My closet is smaller than this one, and certainly not as neat. I would like to make it as happy, bright, inviting and wearable as I possibly can.
How does this have to do with vintage? I will be making room for the great vintage items that I don’t feel I can squeeze in right now!
A 1940s satin dressing gown that I sold a few years back
Emma Stone in a red that might work for me too
|Threads magazine tutorial|
|Yes, a black jacket is absolutely basic to me|
June: Wear scarves. Oh fun! I have scarves galore, almost all vintage from my own past and family members’ pasts. There is positively no excuse for how little I make use of these. I hope to learn new ways with scarves of all shapes and sizes.
|From the RLPhotography blog|
|Could this be it? From VintageFrocksOfFancy on Etsy|
Vogue - July 1939 by André Durst
|1930s dress pattern...my resolution may involve sewing|
October: Wear an era that I don’t usually wear. I am big on 1940s and 50s and some 1960s and 70s styles. I really like the look of a sweet 1930s print, and the longer lengths of the time, but I’ve never worn 1930s clothing myself.
Or maybe I will find something to knock me out from the 1980s...or explore Victorian...
|I know I will wear my mother’s beautiful blue glass ring from the 1940s|
November: Wear something meaningful to me every day. I have plenty of interesting family items, souvenirs from long-ago vacations, gifts from my favorite people and other items with great karma. I resolve to wear at least one of these each day in November.
|Vogue, December 1, 1935|
December: Find at least one vintage item to give for Christmas. I don’t take this lightly because I know that I can impose my taste on someone else if I don’t watch out. But deep down I know there is something vintage that would please and suit every man, woman and child. I just have to figure out what that is!
Anyone care to play along? I’d love to know what your vintage resolutions are, and I‘d also love to have you join me with my resolutions during any of these months. I promise to share my results, if you promise to share yours!