The new year always starts off with so much hope and dreams of accomplishing small or big goals that people set their minds to. It does take a lot of determination to keep up with certain goals and plans, nothing ever really comes easy even if we wish it did, but often times things get left and forgotten; sometimes discarded when things get too tough to do or keep up. Sometimes a plan of attack is what keeps people on target.
This week for the Lolita Blog Carnival we've decided to pick 3 of our main goals and plan out exactly that.
I do have quite a few, some are small, like finally getting that black witchy style high colored blouse, but I want to really plan out the larger ones that will take a good chunk out of my life and are super important to me. These are the top of my list that I shared before in this post here that was also a previous topic for the LBC.
Lolita Inspired Book
Plan Of Attack:
This is something I'm strangely anxious about for reasons I have yet to explain to myself. I know I'm not a writer, not in any sense of the term, but I truly want to write out this story that I know will intrigued people involved in the fashion and wish for frilly, princessy, dreams, I'm just weary of how to do it well. I do want the reader to be enthralled with the characters and bewitched, and also go "hey I want that and that frilly dress." I've had these ideas and characters rolling around in my head for a year, at the very least. (maybe if I made a pen name I'll feel more comfortable)
<3 Fill out the characters a bit more in the sheets I've written on them.
<3 Write a little bit every day, even if it's only a scene or a few paragraphs.
<3 Send transcripts to friends to beta read things.
<3 Outline back important facts and storylines to ensure I don't go too far off tangent.
Wardrobe Overhaul & Post
Plan Of Attack:
Maybe the easiest of the 3 resolutions, which I've already started to put together post pics.
<3 Make a full coord with each main piece on my dress form in a stylized manner to be photographed.
<3 Make each piece as different with pieces I may not usually coordinate it with, trying out different blouses and accessories, and in some cases shoes, to create more looks to wear.
<3 Do 6-8 cords a day to spread out the workload.
<3 Weed out pieces that I feel are not working with these tactics and if uncertain wear the coord and see if it still feels weird.
Reserves and New Prints
Plan of Attack:
|TBTP Original Print The Homunculi|
This is maybe the most important thing to me out of all of my resolutions. This is the one that I feel will be the most difficult. I have made my indie brands first ever print and it is a very surreal experience for me to see. I am also in the middle of doing my second print, drawing out each little detail in photoshop and attempting to better my drawing skills while using the ones I learnt from the first time. I now need to focus on getting it the print on my shop page and opening it.
<3 Take photos for the series, preferably with models in a setting that fits in with the style.
<3 Plan B: dress it on the mannequin with full coord shots to exhibit coordinate possibilities.
<3 Have the digital print ready for the site in all 3 colorways.
<3 Ensure that I watermark everything with my handy~dandy new watermark logo.
<3 Update all product onto the storenvy with both reservation and witch bonnet commission info.
<3 Continue work in the morning on next print design in photoshop.
Hopefully, the work required of the last one will not take the 8 months that the first one did, everything I learned from the first print about photoshop will hopefully make things go a lot quicker.
What are your plans for executing your New Years goal?
If you're looking to read up on what other frillies have planned to execute their 3 New Years Resolution be sure to give them a read in the links below.