New Year’s “Fasholutions”

Every year I manage to compile a long list of New Year’s resolutions, and every year all those good intentions has been long forgotten by the time February rolls around. But let’s be honest, promising to give up smoking, Starbucks, lunchdates, taxi’s AND mid-week shopping spree’s is just plain unrealistic, so this year I wanted to come up with something I might actually stick to… Fasholutions.

These are my solemn sartorial resolutions that I vow to stick to throughout 2011, whatever the financial, emotional or physical cost.

1) Dress to impress, always.

This may seem like I’m stating the obvious but we’re all guilty of popping out in a pair of leggings and a scabby old tee. Well, no more! Whilst I highly doubt I’m going to run into Anna Wintour on High Street Kensington, you never know…

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Anna Wintour on the “FROW”, of course

2) Make fearless fashion choices.

Understated elegance is all well and good but sometimes a girl needs to unleash her inner Anna Dello Russo! I may never be quite brave enough to venture out with a giant Moschino cherry on my head, but in 2011 I’m going to try and to step outside my style comfort zone once in a while.

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Anna Dello Russo

3) Wear heels during the day.

Running around town in a pair of skyscrapers may make for chronic blisters but pain is beauty people! Sprained ankles, bruised tootsies and embarassing public tumbles aside, there is nothing like a killer pair of Louboutins (well, Kurt Geiger’s) to make you feel like a style icon in-training.

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Pigalle patent pumps by Christian Louboutin

4) Try a longer hemline.

Maybe it’s because I’m ever-so-slightly on the petite side of things (5’6″ on a very good day) but I have always had a serious phobia of long skirts. However longer hemlines have been all over the catwalks for the past couple of seasons and recently I’ve been spying more and more excurciatingly well-dressed women rocking some extremely fierce floor-sweepers. If their good enough for Erdem, Kenzo and Aquascutum (to name but a few) then they’re good enough for me.

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Erdem F/W 2010

5) Buy less but buy better.

I’m the first to admit that the price of a Mulberry handbag, pair of Acne jeans or delicious Isabel Marant sweater may seem extortionate at first. But if you work it out on a cost-per-wear basis then I think you’ll find each of these wardrobe essentials to be an absolute bargain. Definitely better value for money than a Primarni jumper that disintegrates after one outing.

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Mulberry “Alexa” bag in plum.

6) Burn my Ugg boots

You probably all know full well how I feel about Ugg(ly) boots. There is nothing, NOTHING I loathe more. Except for maybe “jeggings” but that’s a whole other story. Anyway, given my hatred of the dreaded Ugg’s, it may surprise you to hear that I actually own a pair. Whilst I’ve never actually worn them outside the comfort of my own home I fear that if this arctic weather continues I may be seduced by their sheepskin-lined cosiness. Therefore I need to remove the potential temptation before it’s too late.

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STEP AWAY FROM THE UGGS!

7) Invest in a pair of leather trousers.

Despite being a lover of all garments prim and proper, I have a bit of a weakness for leather. So far I have accumulated a leather jacket, skirt and shorts all of which I have worn to death over the past few seasons. I have been style-crushing over leather-trouser-wearing women for what seems like a lifetime but still have yet to try them out myself. For 2011 I have resolved to ignore my chronic fear of VPL’s, purchase my own pair of leather trousers and then actually wear them. My all-time favourite’s so far have been the divine cropped pairs in Isabel Marant’s Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. What are the chances that they’ve gone on sale..?

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Isabel Marant F/W 2010

And there you have my Fasholutions for 2011. I highly recommend you come up with a few of your own, SO much more enjoyable than vowing to ‘eat healthily’ and ‘excercise more’!

Love Ella. X

Posted on by Ella Catliff in Fashion 14 Comments

14 Responses to New Year’s “Fasholutions”

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  2. LIGH✝Sdrivemysoul

    LOVE that sequin skirt

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    xxSea

     
  3. Marie

    I like the ugg burning- erdem and Mulberry alexa are other strong choices. Nice blog

     
  4. RedPoppy

    Dear Ella I couldn't agree more with your Fashiolutions. Always dress to impress is an imperative one, as is snatching up a purple Mulberry bag and wearing it at least 10 times=unforseen bargain! And in answer to your query, yes definitely go red this year! I noticed in your fab picture some shiny hints of red and it really suits you. xoxoxo
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  5. sojourned in style

    all great “fasholutions”. the one about dressing without barriers like anna dello russo was my favorite. risks show more than just a bold outfit. hope you follow through on them

     
  6. Fashion Limbo

    Just saw your comment on sarah scribbles about the Zara top in mustard, the one with the birds, and they still have it in stock, on the sales ;)

    nice list of fasholutions xx

     
  7. Zahra Lyla Pedram

    Great post and great blog!
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  8. Amber

    so cute I love your blog!

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  9. Emilie

    wow these are excellent fasholutions!! I think I'm going to start today with them!! Especially the wearing heels everyday – burn the uggs (but hey, it is really really cold :s) – and buy less but buy better are on my to do list for 2011!! Thanks for sharing this post, and congratulations, you have a wonderful blog! I'll be following you :)

    xxxx

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  10. QueenDesi

    Yeah!! go for 2011's resolutions!!

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  11. Haute-fly

    love this post!
    Happy New Year!

     
  12. Emilie

    Happy New Year!!!
    Wish you the best for 2011!

     
  13. S_S

    Love these kinda resolutions!!! U look ruddy amazing!!! I have to say, I wanna be a little more adventurous with my dressing that's for sure!!!
    Sxx
    http://www.sarahs-scribbles.com

     
  14. A Lot Like Fashion

    Leather trousers are YUM! :) I wish I was half as adventurous as Anna Dell Russo! :) And your skirt looks stunning btw, so perfect for the NYE! :)
    XX

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