Monday, September 5, 2011
5th Day in a Chic September
For the month of September I plan to document daily steps I have taken towards a chic, elegant and healthy life. My goal is to keep uppermost in my mind the kind of life I want to live. I will be focusing on all the small things I do each day that lead me towards my goal, rather than away from it.
Here are today’s mini-chic accomplishments:
Finished, actually finished a bottle of fragrance (L'Occitane Green Tea). It only had a few sprays left. Now I can concentrate on my myriad other fragrances. I have fewer bottles than I used to but I like that the numbers are getting down to a manageable level.
Dressed 'tricolore'. I only realised this after the fact - orangey-red fine merino scoop-neck knit top, dark denim bootcut jeans and off-white ballet flat style shoes!
Decided to stop saying things related to me being 'old'. I want to feel youthful and making jokes about being old won't help that. Positive thinking and all. Things like 'I feel so old now that all the 80s styles are back and I wore them the first time' or 'you were born in 1988? That was my last year at school!'.
I also won't mention my age unless absolutely necessary, not that I'm hiding it or pretending to be younger but it's no-one's business but mine. And I really believe that knowing someone's age can colour your thinking of them. Say if someone is much younger than you thought, maybe you don't take them as seriously once you know. Age is only a number.
Stocked up on fresh fruit and vegetables for the week - salad ingredients for lunch and vegetables to steam, roast and stir-fry for dinner (not all cooking styles in the one night though). I send my husband because we use a Chinese market garden shop and it's a little 'rustic' for me.
I get so excited when he comes in the door carrying bags of colourful goodness. Sometimes we run out by Friday and have to have a mini-stockup at the supermarket to get us through the weekend. I love that. One can never have too many fresh fruits and vegetables.
I'm also starting a list based on all your wonderful ideas left in comments. I have on my list so far to do a wallet inventory and explore my ways of including more art/culture/intellect.
All I can come up for the second one is that I like listening to classical music, read local and international newspapers online and on paper (just local) and enjoy reading classic books (in between my diet of chick lit and Martha Stewart Living...).
If you feel like you want to make September a chic month for you as well, please join me. You are welcome to share your mini-chic accomplishments for the day (or the previous day if you read in the morning) in the comments section. It would be lovely to have you along for the ride!