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Five things to dump for a delightful 2017

Darlings, say Hello to my last post in 2016. The journey has been rough with me losing my content at some point and restarting My fashion Musings all over again but It has been an enlightening journey all the same. I’ve learnt more about myself, blogging, online presence and it would definitely not have been possible without the Β help of my lovely readers! I’ve discovered that I have been carrying around a lot if baggage this year and it’s time to dump some so I can have a rockin’ 2017. Here are some of the things I noticed!

1. Old Clothes and Make up

Most people (like me!) tend to be hoarders. I used to hate being torn from something I own be it something I actually use or not, but around the time I started this blog I decided to start developing some sort of a capsule wardrobe where I have just a few clothes I actually wear. I know it will take a long, long while before I get where I want to be with that but it’s always a good idea to start now. This is the perfect time to go to your wardrobe and remove all clothes you have not worn this year. If you did not wear them in 2016, you are most likely not going to wear them in 2017!

Then to makeup, I never gave a thought to the fact that makeup expired oh till I saw an article online. Then I went to my makeup stash and then my eyes opened. I realized that I still had my first ever red lipstick! I made sure not to enter 2017 with those now toxic makeup items. If this is you, then you already know what to do!

2. The act of pleasing people

This is something that definitely needs to be dropped in 2016! When you try to please people always it leads to a loss of identity and self confidence. Also when the people around you notice that you’re a people pleaser, then they move in and start to take advantage of you and walk all over you. If this has been happening in 2016, we definitely don’t want it happening again in 2017 so it should absolutely be dropped!

3. Toxic people

Watch the people you allow come close to you because most of the time they have great influences! If the people you are surrounded always try to bring you down or discourage you from achieving your dreams then they are definitely not the right crowd to hang out with in 2017! You need to hang out with people who inspire you and help you achieve your dreams in their own little way!

4. Shopping without a budget/list

This one I’m definitely guilty of and this is why we spend so much money on clothes we probably would not wear! Reverse to No 1. which talked about excessive unnecessary clothes; If budgets are used, the amount of clothes we have that we don’t wear can be reduced or even eradicated! I always try when going shopping to write a list, even if it is a mental list. This helps you remain organised during shopping, spend less and buy what you actually need.

5. Bad Habits

We all have habits we don’t like and want to get rid. They may range from procrastination or unhealthy comparison to having bad eating habits. Well, the experts say it takes onlyΒ 21 days to break a habit. So why not start today and break that habit before the end of January 2017!

Well, That’s it for now! I want to wish you guys a happy new year in advance. I can already tell that 2017 is going to be an amazing year for everyone of us.

 

What will you guys be dropping in 2017. Anything similar to these? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section.


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52 Comments

  • Reply
    Ngumabi
    December 31, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    I intend to stop being a people pleaser and stop procastinating
    Hoping for the best in 2017
    Wishing you a wonderful new year my dear
    xoxo

    https.ngraffi.blogspot.com

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      subieey
      January 1, 2017 at 1:40 PM

      Thanks girl, Cheers to a better 2017!!

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    Rosy
    January 1, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    I’m guilty of most of these, definitely time for a change!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

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      subieey
      January 1, 2017 at 1:39 PM

      Yes, definitely time for a change! Happy new year Rosy!

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    Benita James
    January 1, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    Girl, you’ve said everything. Love how you put the expiration dates for the different types of makeup. Really useful. Happy New Year to you dear.

    xx
    http://www.thestylefanatic.com

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      subieey
      January 1, 2017 at 1:38 PM

      I’m glad the tips are useful to you dear!
      I wish you a wonderful 2017!

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    MELODY JACOB
    January 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    Nice
    Happy New Year
    http://www.melodyjacob.com/

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    Saba
    January 1, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    Hi Subomi! These tips are all really useful. I especially like the suggestions you made about having a more precise and considered approach to shopping, to avoid unnecessary buying and hoarding.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog.

    Wishing you a truly fabulous 2017!

    Saba xx

    http://www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      subieey
      January 1, 2017 at 1:37 PM

      Thanks girl! Shopping with a budget/list is definitely what i’ll embrace most this year!
      Happy new Year to you too!

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    nikoline
    January 1, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    Oh my God, I’m so bad at throwing out makeup! Definitely have a lot of old things that needs to go!

    TheNormcoreRebel

    • Reply
      subieey
      January 3, 2017 at 11:35 AM

      I know! Me too!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    Indi Stilling
    January 1, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    Such a great post! I shall definitely be dropping my act of trying to please people because I really want to do more of what I actually want to do and what I actually want to wear as opposed to what everyone else wear and what people tell me to do! x

    http://www.indistilling.wordpress.com

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      subieey
      January 3, 2017 at 11:36 AM

      Pleasing people should definitely be dropped girl. Happy new Year!

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    Violette
    January 1, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Great post and I didn’t how long I could keep my makeup, so now I know πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

    http://violettedaily.com

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      subieey
      January 4, 2017 at 7:01 PM

      I’m glad I could help girl! Have a wonderful 2017!

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    carolina g. ticala
    January 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    A great entry, happy new year !??

    • Reply
      subieey
      January 4, 2017 at 7:01 PM

      Thank you and Happy new Year!

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    Paola Lauretano
    January 1, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    Great tips babe, thanks for sharing!
    I wish you all the best darling!
    Happy New Year!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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      subieey
      January 2, 2017 at 12:06 PM

      You’re welcome dear!
      I wish you a wonderful new year.

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    dominica
    January 2, 2017 at 12:36 AM

    Toxic people and sopping without a budget/list.. yess hun I agree 100% and I’m glad you’ve covered those points. I always find myself spending crazy amount of money on sh#t I don’t even need and end up chucking away anyway. Toxic people gotta go!! You’ve got a beautifulllllllll smile by the way!! NO homo πŸ˜€ !! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from http://www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

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      subieey
      January 4, 2017 at 7:02 PM

      I also spend money on a lot of things I would not end up using and I decided it’s going to end in 2017 and Toxic people definitely need to go! Thank you so much dear and Happy new Year to you too!

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    Katherine
    January 2, 2017 at 2:34 AM

    I totally agree with these, Happy New Year!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    • Reply
      subieey
      January 4, 2017 at 7:03 PM

      Thanks for stopping by, Happy new year!

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    Flora Fallue
    January 2, 2017 at 5:50 AM

    Wow I love this post. There are so many useful information. Especially about make up. I wasn’t aware of the fact, that make up can expire! This is crazy but yes why not? Thanks a lot for sharing!

    Greetings from Germany!
    Love, Janine
    http://www.florafallue.com

    • Reply
      subieey
      January 3, 2017 at 11:40 AM

      When I found out too, this was exactly my reaction. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Jeanne
    January 2, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    Fun tips! I do always have to be reminded to get rid of old makeup.. Haha.

    http://www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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      subieey
      January 3, 2017 at 11:40 AM

      Me too! Happy new year dear!

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    Natalya
    January 2, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    Nice post! Happy 2017)
    http://beyoutiful.com.ua/

    • Reply
      subieey
      January 3, 2017 at 11:37 AM

      Thank you and Happy new Year too!

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    Jalisa
    January 2, 2017 at 9:17 PM

    Such great advice, girl, and I feel everything you’ve mentioned is something we all can relate to. I know I’ve fallen victim to people pleasing and it does make me feel out of tune with myself, which is not a good feeling at all. I’m very excited about starting fresh and working on all the areas I need to, some of which you’ve mentioned, that will help make me a better and stronger person this year. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope this year is filled lots of love, joy, fond memories, and success!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Reply
      subieey
      January 3, 2017 at 11:38 AM

      I know! I’ve definitely tried to please at some point in my life and it doesn’t feel pretty at all! Have an amazing year ahead Jalisa!

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    jackie
    January 2, 2017 at 10:52 PM

    Perfect list, I am so guilty of not getting of old clothes and makeup. Def. need to get some stuff cleaned
    http://www.sincerelymissj.com/

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      subieey
      January 3, 2017 at 11:37 AM

      Same here! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Jessica
    January 3, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Thank you so much for all these amazing tips! Happy New Year x

    Jessica β€” NinetyCoΒ 

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      subieey
      January 3, 2017 at 11:36 AM

      You’re welcome dear!

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    Tamara
    January 3, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Great way to start the new year. I always declutter with a start of the new year, to start fresh a clean!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

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      subieey
      January 4, 2017 at 7:04 PM

      Definitely something i’m going to do this year and in subsequent years! Decluttering is a great way to start the year!

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    Rena
    January 3, 2017 at 8:48 PM

    Makes absolutely sense to me! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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      subieey
      January 4, 2017 at 7:04 PM

      You’re welcome girl!

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    stephylately
    January 3, 2017 at 9:06 PM

    Toxic people are so draining. I choose to surround myself with positive people in 2017. I enjoyed reading your post. Happy New Year.x

    http://www.stephylately.com

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      subieey
      January 3, 2017 at 9:08 PM

      Trust me I know! Thank you girl for stopping by.

      Have a wonderful 2017!

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    yuka
    January 4, 2017 at 12:05 AM

    toxic people is top of my list! good riddance!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • Reply
      subieey
      January 4, 2017 at 7:06 PM

      Definitely on top of my list too!

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    Rina
    January 4, 2017 at 6:50 AM

    I desperately need to go through my makeup and throw away some really old products. I think I have surpassed a lot of those expiry dates you’ve shared with a lot of my products.. oops!

    xoxo Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Reply
      subieey
      January 4, 2017 at 7:07 PM

      Haha, same happened to me too! Thanks girl for stopping by!

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    Andy
    January 4, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    Nice Post!
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    Jane
    January 4, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Love these great tips! Happy New Year!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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      subieey
      January 4, 2017 at 7:07 PM

      Thank you and Happy new year too!

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    Ela
    February 1, 2017 at 1:01 AM

    I let go of toxic people in 2016, and I’ve never been happier.

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      subieey
      February 1, 2017 at 6:04 PM

      Me too! Toxic people are the worst type to have hanging around.

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