03 January, 2011

New Year, New Me.

Well I have shamelessly had two weeks off from blogging. I am feeling suitably refreshed, (about a stone heavier yes) but still definitely refreshed. How that can be possible after the lack of sleep and the amount of alcohol I have been drinking I'll never know. I think it has something to do with it being the New Year. Somehow the New Year always feels like a fresh start and that's exactly what I am treating it as. As I haven't blogged for two weeks I am carrying on the days as of my last post so today will be day 85. After all, I want to stick to my challenge. I said I'd wear something vintage for 365 days and goddammit I will. Obviously there was lots of vintage over the festive period but there is unfortunately a lack of photo evidence. Partly due to a slight camera issue and partly, quite frankly, because I was having too much of a ball to lug my still slightly broken SLR round everywhere I went. Also, if I'm honest I was having the kind of time where you didn't need to take a photo, because the feeling and the enjoyment I was having each day will permanently be etched into my mind. Yep, you guessed it kids. I have had a blooming wonderful Christmas period (weight gain aside). To put it briefly (I'm pretty sure everyone is maxed out on Christmas stories by now) there was A LOT of wine, A LOT of cheese, A LOT of presents, A LOT of mince pies, A LOT of Christmas cardigans, A LOT of lovely friends and family and A LOT of FPS. (Fizzy Pink S**t to you and I!) Basically a good time was had by all.
But now we're in a new year now and that's what I want to talk about. Pretty much everyone I know makes New Years Resolutions and I will be the first one to admit that I never stick to them. Every year I set myself a bunch of goals I never achieve and I'm sure a lot of you do the same. So this year I'm going all out. I figure the more resolutions I make, the higher chance I have of achieving at least one or two of them. I know this is already a very sceptic start to the year but hey, at least I'm being honest with myself. Plus after you see the list below you'll see that just achieving one of these things would be freaking AWESOME so that's good enough for me.

So here we are. Claire's resolutions for 2011:

1. Get my book published - I have been writing a book for a year or so now and I must say its a pretty damn good read. Its loosely based around me so expect the usual amount of uncomfortable situations, interesting encounters and one or two fashion faux pars...!
2. Get my own magazine column - Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Heat, Look, Grazia, Glamour..if you're reading this then hit me up. Seriously. You're not responding to any of my emails..
3. Get on 'This Morning' through my vintage challenge - Dammit I WILL meet the legend that is Schofe by the time the year is out.
4. Get featured in the Sunday Times mag. That's the dream right there.
5. Get some kind of clothes sponsorship. Yes, I am more than willing to sell out. I know its shameless but nice new clothes are on offer after all...or preferably vintage clothes..again, Beyond Retro, if you're listening..!
6. Get over 30,000 views on my blog each week.
7. Get over 5,000 fans on my Facebook page and my Twitter page

So there we have it, seven pretty much impossible tasks that I will strive to hit over the next year. Now if any of you can help me out then please please do. Share my blog with your friends, join my groups, be sure to check back each day for that days outfit, I promise there's some corkers in store for you! Also, another top reason to take a peek each day is that you'll be safe in the knowledge that if for some reason you feel like you're having a bad hair day, you can pretty much always guarantee that mine will be soooo much worse and you'll instantly feel better. Hows that for you? You get to nose at lovely vintage treats whilst feeling slightly smug that your hair doesn't resembled a legoman. Unlike mine. Hmmph. That's another little New Years resolution, bite the bullet (and slight hairdresser fear) and get a bloody hair cut! I think it's definitely time...

Anyway, its a new year and a new vintage piece. This brooch is made from vintage china and was a Christmas present from my lovely bosses. After knowing about my love of china it was only a matter of time before I started to introduce it into my outfits...This brooch is made by Lucie Ellen and you can see loads more on their website.

Shirt - Urban Outfitters
Jeans - Primark
Boots - ASOS
Brooch - Lucie Ellen
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