Keeping Up With...

Carolyn Keep

Me, Myself & I...For You

This task I have undertaken is keeping me awake nights. Not only dreaming about all the things I can’t now buy, but about what fashionistafail.com could mean for my life. I guess you don’t really know me, and I am opening myself up for all sorts of judgement…

So, I thought I’d tell you a bit about myself. Not in a ‘dear diary’ kind of way, but a matter of fact way so at least, if/when you do judge me, you have a few facts straight from the horse’s mouth (the horse being me…obviously).

In no particular order:

  1. I am aware that having a website dedicated to the journey of a commitment I am personally undertaking could be perceived as narcissistic. Social Media has a thread of that right through it…so I guess an element of it is. Couldn’t I have just written about it in “the diary”? Sure I could have, but I like to hold myself accountable. If I am going to do something, it might as well be the whole hog (this is also how I eat chocolate..a whole block at a time…) 

  2. I have just got a new job. I’m excited about it. On that note, this new job will bring many a test. It’s on Chapel Street here in Melbourne Australia. For those of you who don’t know Melbourne, consider the best street in your City/Town for clothes shopping…because that’s IT. This new job also gives me the opportunity to earn a bit more (sweet!) so with those 2 things combined…going to work really is like going to Hell every day. “Oh hi Caro, nice to see you” all those gorgeous shops will say…whilst my wallet will be jumping out of my handbag into my hands daring me to open it and spend just a little on something I can perhaps now afford…promising me it “won’t tell anyone”…every day will be a test. YES - I’m anxious about pulling this off. I’m also not looking forward to the fact that I will most likely have to eat lunch at my desk on a daily basis so I don’t have to step outside and be tempted. Boring.

  3. I am a happy person. I live big. I laugh a lot, I smile a lot, and I seek things out in life that make life beautiful. Whether that be family, friends, clothes, a movie, a trip, a relationship, a comedy show, an alcoholic beverage, discovering a new restaurant that’s to die for, a new place to exercise, a perfect spot in nature, anything or anyone that can put an authentic smile on my face and in my soul is welcome in the world of Caro. Life is too short to be filled up with anything BUT those things. So, on a side note, I won’t respond to any negativity here…take that somewhere else. This is a fun game, a challenge. I’m not saving the world. I’m aware of that fact. I’m saving money to EXPERIENCE the world. Simple.

  4. I am impatient. About almost everything! I want this year to be over so I can retail therapy my arse off. I want the love of my life to just show up already, I want to be smashing budgets in the first week of a new job. I want to know what my future holds, so I can either look forward to it or damn well prepare for it. And yet, I am very aware that life is NOW and I truly do love every moment I am blessed with. Long story short, life is awesome. Along with that, some days can be shit, really shit. That’s reality! Over the next year, I will not be able to shop for beautiful clothes like I have in the past, to put a band-aid over those shit moments…and I am aware that I will need to find a couple of new hobbies to fill that space in my life. Hobbies TBC.

  5. I am obsessed with having my nails painted.

  6. I change my haircuts on a (sometimes) monthly basis.

  7. I am a morning person.

  8. I LOVE to dance, I like sleep and I love exercise. I do not have a thigh-gap, I have cellulite, and most photos won’t be all model-like, I’ll leave that to the professionals as they do a bloody good job (thank God for filters I say!).

  9. I’m going to be as real as I can with this whole fashionistafail business. It’s the end of day 5…360 days to go, and who knows what I’ll be writing about when that time comes….

  10. I guess, to wrap this up, (because it’s dinner time and I’m hungry, and you are probably getting eye strain) this is just a fun way of committing to something that I don’t think is fun at all, and maybe open up a possibility for you to do the same with something in your lives... I am excited about what the year will bring, as I am VERY aware that a whole lot can happen in a year!

Caro x

I don’t know why I numbered these points about myself and my life, it’s not like anyone stops being themselves at ‘number 10’ – however, I guess it’s a way of separating things, as well as highlighting them so as not to jumble things up into one hot mess (which, at times, I have been. I’m not going to lie!).

Posted: Tuesday 8 July 2014


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