1/03/2012

{guest post} Sam's New Year's Style Resolutions

Happy Tuesday dear ones!  Today, the lovely Sam is sharing her style resolutions for the new year. I want to try every single one!  I'm so excited to have her here today.

take it away love!
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Happy New Year, lovelies! In case we haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet, allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Sam and I use my blog, The Peak of Tres Chic, as both a science experiment and a creative outlet.  I started blogging only four short months ago, but within 48 blissful weeks I have fallen quite dramatically in love with the blogosphere.






I am so thrilled to be posting on Lili & Mae, one of my very favorite blogs.  I came across Mae's blog quite randomly, as it seems we tend to do in cyberspace, and instantly felt a connection.  Mae's style is phenomenal and I'd be lying if I said I didn't stop by every day for a fresh take on a variety of subjects.  We recently found out we both have roots in Oklahoma! I also love that we share the experience of working in the corporate world yet feeling a subtle, strange pull towards something more artistic and creative.

Today's post will be focused on my style resolutions in 2012.  I have always believed cultivating great style, whether in your home or in your closet, requires a certain degree of risk.  Style is a process of trial and error, experimentation, and often (gasp!) allowing ourselves to make mistakes.

In the spirit of a new year and a new blank canvas with which to paint and design as we please, I offer to you my top style resolutions for 2012.  I include home decor resolutions and fashion resolutions, as it seems for me I am not quite sure where one ends and the next begins.  Often, when I decide to mix two colors in my wardrobe, I also am inspired to mix them in my decor as well.

1.) Break Conventional Fashion Rules
Deck out in white before it's summer (or spring!)


Get matchy-matchy! Match your tights to your skirts to your boots... 

Wear a dress with a collar...

...and pair it with sneakers!

Wear a bow in my hair to my very-serious desk job... 

...and pair it with bright pink lips!

... And in the event I am too chicken to do the aforementioned bow+lips pairing, at least try the pink lips!

Invest in a great pair of leather pants...

...and pair them with suede booties!

2.) Mix Patterns in my Home Decor








 



I hope my style aspirations can come to fruition this year; I can promise I'll be trying to push myself every day to be more fearless.  What are your style resolutions in 2012? Let's make this year our most stylish year ever. Ciao, lovelies!


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That was amazing Sam! Thank you so much for sharing your style resolutions with us! I can't pick a favorite but I'm especially loving leather pants and bright lips!

enjoy your day,
xx




17 comments:

Carly {a simple affair} said...

These are such fun style resolutions...I didn't even think to make a separate list for this. Sam's always thinking :) My favorite resolution would be to wear leather pants with suede booties. Yes, please. Great list Same and thanks for sharing here Mae!

xoxo,

Carly

sampenner said...

Thanks so much for having me, Mae! This was a fun exercise for me and gave me a lot to live up to this year. Oh yeah, and your Pokes did great last night! :)

XO,

Sam

Ashleigh said...

What a neat idea! I'm inspired to create style resolutions as well now! So with you on mixing patterns at home, I'm ready to master it!

Sarah Roads said...

Insanely great taste, and great resolutions! xo

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Looove the pink lips! I can wear pink but I am vowing to wear berry lips this year :-)

Viviana said...

I love Sam's style! I always fall so in love with the images she finds.
2012 will be a very fashionable year :)
fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

bevy said...

Great tips, Sam! Really like the idea of wearing white in the winter!

Tamra said...

Love breaking the rules!! Thanks for introducing me to a new blogger, can't wait to read more about her! Happy New Year!

Tabitha Lynn said...

Love this, and I want everything in your new header to be in my closet. :)

Going to go follow her, thank you.

Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} said...

So fun - I love this! I've been known to be a rule-breaker myself ;)

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

I think everyone needs to do at least one of these! I'm starting with the leather pants ;)

alicia said...

love her blog!

Kimberlee said...

Definitely try the pink lips!! They are so much fun :)

Erika [small shop] said...

Wonderful style resolutions! I've been making a list for myself but definitely not as fun as this!

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

Sam is awesome! Great style, and great interior design sense. I love the idea of wearing white-I've been too chicken to bust out my white jeans this winter like I've been wanting to, but now I'm going to do it!

j'taimee said...

I took a page out of your resolution inspirations: I'm in all white today excepting my boots and cardigan. Cheers m'dears!

L.A. in the bay said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! low bows ;)
and pink lips...oh yes!