Style Adventures with my Holiday Resolutions.

It’s been two months since my holiday to Italy and two months since I set my holiday resolutions. I decided to take the time on holiday to think about my existing ‘style rules’ and see if I could try something new; styles that I’d never had the confidence to try before.

It’s now fast approaching autumn, or least the sales are here and the magazines are full of AW13 ‘must-haves’, so I thought now was a good time to review my resolutions and maybe even set some new ones for the new season.

Quick recap…[styled_box title=”My resolutions.  My new style ‘rules’…” color=”pink”]Embrace brights.
This goes for lipstick too!
Accent a plain outfit with a pop of leopard – my new found love!
Be confident in your own style and wear your head high.[/styled_box]

Upon my return from holiday, I rather excitedly, had a rummage through my wardrobe to find some ‘summer brights’. Pieces that I felt I could incorporate into my existing style, without having to buy something new.

Re-energized by brights…

With a different agenda, it was refreshing to look at what I already had in a different light. I have to say, I was invigorated. Wearing things that had been in my wardrobe for years that I could pair with current pieces felt like a much better use of what I had and a little more frugal than buying new things.

My Pollyanna

Most importantly, I loved wearing brights. To be the point where I felt like I needed to tone it down a bit sometimes. Having a bit of a tan probably helped (but then there is always the trusty St.Tropez to help me out with that one!).

I really loved trying out new colours that I had traditionally steered very much clear of. It ignited a new sense of style adventure. On the occasions when I did go shopping, it opened up a whole new landscape of opportunity – a very refreshing experience!

Clowning around with Lipstick…

Definitely the most daunting. But it has been great. Really enjoyed pushing the boundaries with this and having some fun. I felt like a bit of a clown at first but soon wondered how I had gone my thirty-plus years NOT wearing it. A selection now sit firmly in my handbag so I am never without.

Personal gain…


What it proved to me more than anything was the opportunities gained from moving out of your comfort zone (oh, there I go again!). Although I’d always felt comfortable in my staple neutrals, trying something new gave me a new sense of confidence.  If I hadn’t have given it a go then I would never have experienced that.
[quote]Moving out your style comfort zone…you never know, you might just like what you find.[/quote]

So how did you get on? Did you set any new style resolutions this summer?
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3 comments on “Style Adventures with my Holiday Resolutions.

  1. Katy
    January 1, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Just having my first ‘fix’ of the year of your blogs and i’ve been meaning to say how fabulous this yellow top is…I love brights especially in the summer. After winter darks it’s such a pleasure to add a bit of colour! Lovely post x

  2. Gemma
    August 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I am so jealous, I am desperatly trying to get myself a style back, after being pregnant / breastfeeding for what feels like forever I have changed so much and so has what I want from my clothes…I am in the middle of drafting a post on this very subject and would LOVE your advice and opinions once its up.

    • My Pollyanna
      August 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      I would absolutely be delighted to offer advice. Send me the link once it’s up. Thanks for your comments!

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