Hi, I’ve been away for a few weeks. My mind was a bit of mush and I spend most
of my summer holidays in yoga pants or shorts. I also injured my back in
lockdown so I’ve been a bit preoccupied with getting it better but I’m working
with a physio on my posture so it doesn’t happen again. Thank
you for the recent inspiration for the word and colour. I have been reading
other peoples' posts enjoying the ideas and want to respond soon. I did have two words in my head before the new year; “please myself’ but
decided on the word “authentic” as in being your authentic self, means being
true to yourself which might mean pleasing yourself at times too. It also represents the discarding of things
you don’t need or don’t feel resonate with you anymore, being original and not a fake.

The colour I am picking is orange because it is a bright
enthusiastic colour, and I did start wearing orange last year and everyone said
how nice it looked etc. Orange represents adventure and spontaneity so that
sounds fun too. I’m not going to be a
sudden convert and wear full outfits of orange but I’m going to inject it in my
wardrobe in small ways such as adding in a scarf, t-shirt etc. I also thought
it would work with the new grey hair which may not work as well with an all black wardrobe as the blonde did.

As far as style goals go, I
want to keep my wardrobe small, but make it more workable.
I want to stay with the goal of more dresses and skirts (but I don't think I need to buy any at this stage) and keep jeans
for just casual out of work clothes but definitely skirts with swagger. Other goals are to inject more colour (pops
of colour) in my mainly black wardrobe, buy clothes that are sustainable, and more natural fibres and add some polish. So swagger with a bit of polish.. I have no WIWs at the moment but I do a lot of
walking in the holidays and my friend snapped these two photos, one in my
orange shirt and another one that I have blown up as an inspiration photo of me
walking out into yonder (2022..LOL). These are both in different locations near my home. Happy New Year to you all!

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