“New Year, new me, new resolutions” – are a few words I would never say (except happy new year!!). To me a new year is simply a change in the date. I am the same person I was on 11:59 PM on December 2013, as I am today and not much of my personality or mannerisms have changed from last year.
Often times people come up with a list of things they want to change about themselves and goals they want to achieve in the new year. Some people set their goals too high while others set them too low. For some people making resolutions and setting goals is motivating while for others it simply leads to disappointment. But we all know that you cannot really change a person or even your self just by deciding on it; as change is a slow and gradual process which is impossible to achieve just at the strike of 12 o’ clock or for that matter throughout the next month. People make resolutions to cut down on carbs, reduce the intake of alcohol, or to work out often but then face disappointment as soon as the resolution-high wears off by the end of January or February. Aristotle puts it best when he stated – “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
I take each day as it comes, because I don’t know what the future holds. I can make a resolution to blog more often but what will I do when I’m buried in a pile of assignments and examinations (like I was in the last two months). I can even make a resolution to socialize and go out more often, but would I really be in the mood to go dancing after pushing through the crowd at Dadar station everyday. I’ve decided I don’t want to make any unrealistic resolutions. I don’t want the “new year, new me” thing either. We often overlook the beauty of our circumstances in relation to someone who has it much worse than us. This translates to having feelings of depression or sadness. So I have decided that my only goal or wish or expectation from 2014 is to be happy, to be satisfied with whatever comes my way and to stay positive in any situation I face.
Putting aside my philosophical rant, I will move onto my outfit post. If you know me well, you’ll know that I am a sucker for simple pieces which can spice up a look at any point of time. What I mean is, you don’t need to buy a 10,000 Rupee Burberry top to make a statement. This vest for example was a hand-me-down from my cousin. I simply wore a tank top and jeans, but the brown vest turned my outfit 180 degrees and gave it some style. Furthermore I just added a few bangles and a brown bag for a stylish day time look.
Shopping tip 101 – look out for such articles of clothing which are versatile in nature, which can be paired up or down, or ones that can make a whole lot of difference to your look.
Tank top – Forever 21; Jeggings – AND; Bag, Shoes – Bangkok; Vest, Earrings, Necklace – Gifted; Bangles – Colaba
– XOXO Kreena