The End of Style Month

“You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.”
– Diana Vreeland

Style Month is at an end and I’ve enjoyed writing about it from the perspective of consumption and choice. The comments have been fantastic and I’ve had a lot of fun. ButI didn’t accomplish everything I wanted with this particular project, largely due to the very happy fact that I got a new and unexpected work contract (hurrah!) but it’s given me a lot of ideas of how I want to do future month long projects or topic assignments. It frustrates me to have a “vision” for a project and not feel like I’ve seen it through, but looking back through my stats and comments, I’m pleasantly surprised to see how much engagement I’ve had with this series. Which means of course, I want to do another one at some point! Do let me know what you’d be interested in reading about and discussing; I’ve got a few ideas following your feedback from my Money Month project as well.

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I ticked off a couple of minor 101/1001 goals and made progress on some long term ones, but the next month will be a bit more relaxed. Apart from my responsibilities with my new contract, we are planning a trip to Paris in June with friends that is where we are going to put our only big spending in May. I’m going to be continuing to build on my Money and Style Month themes by using what I’ve got, and doing a new personal savings/spending goal to knock out a whole credit card by the end of next month.

I have no idea how we are a quarter of the way through the year already, but in spite of some background stresses, and occasional bouts of imposter syndrome and anxiety, I’m really happy with the progress I’m making on so many of my goals!

3 thoughts on “The End of Style Month”

  1. Oh no, your post ended early! Not sure what happened to the last sentence… On my screen it looks like it’s cut off.

    I wanted to engage more with my Style Month posts and leave more comments. It’s just been such a busy month that I haven’t had much time either for reading or writing blogs. I’ll have to go back and catch up with the posts I missed. 😊

    As I mentioned a while ago, I’d love to read a series on work. I’m reading a fantastic book at the moment (recommended by Caitlin over at Broadside), “Why Women Don’t Ask”. It’s giving me a lot of food for thought on women in the workplace.

    1. Ugh, that moment when you send a draft live from your phone and things disappear! Danke, darling.

      Like you I’ve been much busier than anticipated (though in a good way) but I do hate when my beautiful schemes go awry.

      Don’t worry, a work series is definitely in the making, but it’s going to take some time to put together as I want to do right by such a topic. MANY thoughts on women in the workplace, how we build careers, why we don’t ask for more, and the choices we make (either on purpose or sometimes get pressured into making). Would love to know your thoughts on anything you find that’s thought provoking or interesting in the meantime.

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