Forget New Year Resolutions; Make Wishes Instead

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You’ve quaffed the champers, partied hard and seen the New Year in with style but as soon as your hangover / tiredness / holiday brain subsides, it’ll be time to consider New Year’s Resolutions. But an alarming rate of us makes them and then breaks them within days.

So,Chase and Meadowhall’s Style Adviser, Bethanie Lunn is here to give us all a refreshing alternative to making New Year Resolutions and instead, making a list of wishes…

New Year Wishes


1. Try something new. I love pushing myself, in a healthy way, to learn and try new things. I find it not only opens your mind but can open doors too. Start small and try a new look with a simple accessory. Not confident in wearing hats but love how they look? Go on, give it a go. What’s the worst that can happen? Fedora, £20, Next

2. Excel at work. With so many exciting plans lined up at Meadowhall with a host of new store openings and events, 2015 is going to be a good one for me. I wish for even greater success…and world domination. OK, maybe not, but I’m going to at least make master plans and keep organised by writing in a gorgeous notebook from Paperchase, from as little as £2.50 each. There’s something about writing on paper and keeping it bound that makes note-taking more enjoyable.

3. Own a luxury item. Alright, this might sound shallow but this is a wish list and no wish list would be complete without a luxe handbag on it! Splurge just this once on a leather classic like this Rochester Bag, £349, Hobbs.
4. Have more ‘me time’. I wish for a continued healthy work/play balance and to have gratitude
and appreciation for the little things in life. In fact, I’d like to spend more time enjoying the little
things. From supping a latte in Starbucks or a glass of fizz in Caffe Rizzolli while people watching, to
taking in a view via sitting still for ten peaceful minutes.


5. Love my Curves. ‘Lose weight, tone up, eat less chocolate’
are not powerful mantras for me so I resolve to love my body
and celebrate it instead. Show off your figure in metallic and
sheer fabrics and with Simply Be* popping up until the end of
January, loving your curves has never been so easy.
Metallic Shell Top, £39, Simply Be.

Happy New Year. x

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