It is officially October! October is probably one of my favorite months, because fall goes into full swing and the autumnal vibes are alive. I’m a little sad, though, that I’ll be missing out on the autumnal vibes from home. In Hong Kong, there’s pretty much one season–summer–and I highly doubt I’ll be seeing any leaves changing around here. Yet, I have high hopes that when I return home for holiday break, I’ll have just a small taste of fall. (I return at the end of November and stay home until early January.) A new season means new goals, and these are some of mine:
Start wearing vintage.
Lately, the ’70’s culture/aesthetic is something I’ve been digging lately. As a result of this, I’ve been gravitating toward thrifted clothing. I love the look of mom jeans and chunky mustard sweaters. Thin-framed aviator glasses and white Converses are on my autumn wishlist. One of my style icons is Marla Catherine, a young YouTuber from Utah. I can’t get enough of her thrifted lookbooks/vlogs chronicling her trips to Goodwill. She has the coolest style. When I go back home, I’m going to start selling some pieces on my Depop, and get lost in some thrift shops.
Rest and self-care more.
This is something I’ve been practicing a lot while I’m here in Hong Kong. I’ve been resting as much as I can. Getting up early, doing as much as possible, and then resting at night. I’ve been trying to get the most of my days without tiring myself. I practice self-care daily by putting a little extra pizzaz in my shower routine (I condition my hair/deep condition once I’m out of the shower), and I’m more confident in my appearance knowing I’ve taken an extra step in the morning. Though once I am home, I plan to practice more self-care, doing more of what makes me happy, using calming techniques, etc. to fully self-care. For now, I pick my outfits based off of my confidence level–not the current trend–, put a little more effort into my hair, and sleep when I’m tired, not when I’m finished working.
Make-up is still something that’s very foreign to me. I went through a period in my life where I was investing in every Smashbox product on the market. Then, I decided that make-up wasn’t for me, after I realized I was obsessing over techniques and why I just couldn’t get it. My face has been make-up free for about two years. I even stopped using tinted lip balms since I started studying abroad. But when I get home, I know there will be a Sephora waiting for me. This time around, I want to start out small, buying a few products here and there. I want to build my make-up collection, instead of trying to start one ASAP. I also want to be more careful in the products I choose, because I have sensitive skin that dries easily. Overall, I want to take baby steps back into make-up before the season ends.
Invest in a camera + lenses
As you probably know, I had the honor of shooting with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV recently (check out my how to take artsy photographs + instagram hacks post to see some of my photos!). It is such a beautiful camera I would love to own one day. While I did mention in the post, it is best to take advantage if your college has a free camera rental service, there’s nothing like owning your own camera. The Mark IV is a camera I would adore to own, as well as a 50mm lens. Between selling clothes and saving during the school year, I hope that I will be able to invest in at least a 50mm lens, because those are truly the best kind. Have you seen the aperture on those things?
I’ve never done a text post before. I hope that you liked it. I enjoy reading other bloggers’ seasonal goals, so I decided to have a go at a post like this. If you enjoyed it, please let me know by leaving a comment down below.
Also comment a goal you have for Autumn 2017!
get lost. get found.