As my Facebook friends are aware I've been feeling very down lately, probably exacerbated by Christmas time, I'm not a fan of the festive season for various reasons. As a result of this and some unexpected weight gain I've been feeling utterly unvintage and unable to do much else but sit on the sofa eating biscuits and watching films. I know, I know, not helpful.
I've been trying to pull myself out of this for a while but haven't been able to do it alone and so am taking some affirmative action in the form of low dose anti-depressants and some counselling sessions. Ugh. Unfortunately things always get worse before they get better though and I'm currently so tired I can barely dress myself let alone set my hair and do my make up. Most unlike me to be honest, seeing as I can usually get this stuff done through a depression or even a fierce hangover. I almost feel bad about my smug posts about my 15 minute getting ready routine on The Fedora Lounge now! Almost. :-P
I have to admit this cold weather doesn't help with maintaining a vintage look and I've been spending most of my time in a hoodie and, when out, my "drug dealer look" parka. I love my parka - it is warmer than any sleeping bag - but it is a label and style favoured by the Hackney miscreant and I do get some odd looks wearing it.
See my glamorous non vintage look here (the cats pulled down the curtains, again...):
Anyway - this isn't a post for sympathy, I don't really feel comfortable with that and I'm well on my way to feeling more alive, it is actually a post for motivation. I need to get my vintage mojo back.
As such I am committing myself to writing a vintage / beauty based blog each week. It is a way to get me into my vintage garb and to put my make up on and do my hair. I know I'll feel better once I do. I need some other motivators though, so please let me know your tips on getting out of a fug. All suggestions welcome.
And to end - a pic of the chaps I adore who are taking care of me with lots of love and will be my company over the bleak festive season:
I bought a duck for Christmas dinner, so no doubt myself and the purrballs will be well fed!