The ball has dropped

The hangovers have hit and somewhere someone has already broken their New Year’s resolution. Me? I made New Decade resolutions at the beginning of 2010. So this year, I asked some of my favourite Vancouver-based style bloggers about their fashionable resolutions. And here’s what Niki Blasina, Alexandra Suhner Isenberg and Erin Gee had to say about green couches, amazing presents and jet-setting…


Niki Blasina of A Haute Mess


My style-related New Year’s resolution is slightly ridiculous. Remember how back in the ’90s everyone’s parents had hunter green and dusty rose living rooms (and maybe even that terrible matching floral wallpaper)? Yeahhhh you do. The token 90s living room is about as indicative of the decade as snap bracelets and Screaming Saucers.

Anyway. I’ve been lucky enough to inherit an amazing set of hunter green leather couches straight outta the late 20th century. The leather is great and they’re so comfortable and I love them because I’ve probably spent a good amount of time over the past 15 years or so making my ass groove juuuust right. The only problem with them is their dated colour. And so my style-related New Years resolution is to redecorate my living room around these jolly green giants and make them look good. And current. Wish me luck!

Alexandra Suhner Isenberg of Searching for Style

hermes_kelly_chocolate_brown I don’t usually make New Years resolutions, if I decide to do something, I do it, whether it is January or not. But this year I do have a goal, and although it might seem silly, it is quite important to me. I received an Hermès Kelly bag for Christmas, which was a very pleasant surprise. But right now it is tucked away in a box (in a box), awaiting insurance coverage.

My resolution is to actually wear and use the bag, as that is what it was made for and it will be completely wasted if it spends most of its life sitting in a dustbag. It is so easy to be overly precious with items like this, and then they end up going to waste. Hermès bags are built to last, and it would be ridiculous if I don’t get some wear out of mine. So next time you see me around, hopefully I will be making the most out of this fantastic present.

Erin Gee of Define Magazine

I’m going to try to save up to make some great purchases in Europe in the Spring – the last time I was there was for a three-month backpacking trip, not the ideal situation for shopping!

Thanks team! Here’s to an amazing year! Tomorrow three more local style bloggers share what they (hope t0) have in store for 2011. Thank you, Kim Zatlyn, for that first beautiful photo!

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  • Reply Teresa January 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Loved reading your top ridiculous things of 2010. And will you post your nye party outfit?

  • Reply janettaylor January 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Happy New Year, my dear!

  • Reply Melissa January 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Happy New Year Kelsey!

    I love the first 3 resolutions and I can’t wait to read more!

  • Reply lisa January 2, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Happy New Year Kelsey! Like Melissa, I’m looking forward to reading the other resolutions.

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  • Reply Sarah January 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Hey Miss Niki B, have you seen this post on Coco+Kelley? “Green leather gets fresh” – could be the inspiration you need!

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