1. Paint My Nails More
Readers, I'm going to be candid, I can't keep nail polish on my nails for longer than fifteen minutes. I've tried every solution Pinterest could offer me, from not. touching. ANYTHING! for an hour after I've finished my manicure to quick-dry top coats and submerging my nails in water right after painting. Nada. And I've tried more than my fair share of top coats and base coats and polishes, in my humble (and very miserly) opinion. It always chips and smudges, and then I get frustrated and take it all off my fingers. More and more my nail polish has been regulated to my toes or craft projects, and my fingernails stay sadly bare. Well, I'm sick of it, and I figure the only way to find out how to keep the polish on my nails is to keep trying, so now I'm black polish hunting. (If you have a recommendation, drop it in the comments, won't you?)
2. Dress up and Take Outfit Shots
My wardrobe has experienced more input recently than it has in some time (thank you, local thrift store) and it's making for an interesting pool from which to pick outfits from. Still, it's hard to motivate myself to get up and dressed when my obligations are all taken care of over the phone or computer, and I spend most of the day in a pair of running shorts and a t-shirt. Still, if I'm going to be true to this "I dress for ME!" thing, I really don't have much of an excuse to neglect getting dressed, and taking outfit shots just sounds like more fun anyway. (And will probably be much easier, as I'm hoping to purchase a tripod soon.)
3. Find Fishnets
Admittedly this won't be a huge challenge, but it's certainly a departure from my usual forms of leg-wear. Unfortunately, my standard array of plain black tights won't do during the hottest time of the year, and yet my legs feel bare when they're, well, bare. Fortunately, in my head fishnets pair wonderfully with my fluffy skirts and with my growing collection of pencil skirts, and they breathe wonderfully in the heat. I think I'll be sticking with basic black, tight-weave fishnets for now, but maybe I can find some in red as well. And they'd look so good layered.
4. Style My Hair Differently
After I cut my hair, I lost my ability to style it in all of those awesome historical hairstyles I've blogged about previously. Though it's much lighter now, I still prefer to keep it off of my neck, which means finding cute hairstyles beyond the basic bun or ponytail for medium-length hair. Oy. If only those didn't require a gallon of hairspray and an undercut wasn't calling my name. Or any haircut, actually, because layers might help change things up a bit (and I'm debating changing up my bangs to boot.) For the now it's back to the drawing board, or embracing pinterest for it's multitude of wonderful boards on hairstyles.
5. More t-shirts.
Yes, more. I reach for t-shirts more and more nowadays, even with the wonderful blue blouse I found thrifting the other day. So, to avoid feeling like I'm wearing the same ones, I've been looking for more of them. Hopefully my favorite stores will be having some sales, or someone out there starts making cute black t-shirts with white or gray spooky designs on them. Preferably v-neck and babydoll cut, but I'll take what I can get. On that note, I've been practicing nipping in the waists of my t-shirts to prevent them from being tent-like, and you should look for the results in a future post.
Are you guys planning any summer style changes? If so, what?
Oh, and p.s. You can now buy an art print of one of my more popular Tumblr posts from Evil Supply Company for $5. Isn't it pretty?