How To End The Year In Style

By LouLou Clutch Wallet

It’s getting colder and darker these days and days are getting shorter. While some may argue this is the end of the year, it certainly isn’t. Thoughts like that allow us to put off things we want to do now until the new year. All we want to do now is stay in bed all day and binge watch the latest Netflix show (Jessica Jones – how great was Doctor Who David Tennant in it?!) – believe me, I’ve been there. This post is going to be all about how to end the year in style. In the words of one young (hot and ripped) Ryan Gosling in The Notebook – It still isn’t over.!

1. Make a list This one is not going to be for Santa, it’s going to be a to do list. If you’re one of those persons who makes new year’s resolutions (and forgets about it after one week) you’re going to absolutely love this. Make a list of all the things you still want to do this year. Be realistic and only write down things that would make all the difference if you’d accomplish it before the new year. You’ve got one month to go, well 24 days to be exact, which is 576 hours – which is plenty of time really.

2. Exercise If you’ve followed the first point, high five! Considering the holidays are around the corner and you’ve probably not done much exercising this year, this may be on your list already. There’s nothing better than ending the year in a better physique. Start crunching again and work those abs. You’re not going to get that Victoria’s Secret body though (let’s be realistic) but you’re going to need a good workout with the holidays coming up!

3. Declutter This is the best time of the year to get rid of anything that hasn’t done you any good this year. I’m talking about friends who are a bad influence on you, things in your house you don’t care much about but you’re too lazy to throw away, clothes you haven’t worn in years. Clean it all out before the end of the year!

4. Reflect and pay it forward At the end of the year it’s always good to reflect on the past year. What are you grateful for? What were the best experience you’ve had this year? Write it all down in a journal and keep it for next year to look back on. Even if this was really a bad year for you, realize there are always people who have it worse than you. If you can, pay it forward. It won’t be much to you but may mean the world to someone else.

5. Treat yo’self (whaddup, Parks & Rec fans) Treat yourself to a nice little getaway in the new year or a spa treatment. And finally, buy yourself that dress you’ve been eyeing lately. Dress up, glam up. After accomplishing your goals in less than a month, exercising to get back in shape, decluttering and reflecting, you’re ending your year in style, classy and fierce as ever!

By LouLou Clutch Wallet

This is the second series I shot with Nicole (see previous here). The shots are part of my to do list, which is to shoot more and experiment more with my camera! So, what’s on your to do list?

By LouLou Clutch Wallet
By LouLou Clutch Wallet
By LouLou Clutch Wallet

Model: Nicole
Hair & Make up: Daphne Lim
By Loulou Wallet/Clutch
Fossil Watch (SS16)
Zara Glitter Top
Zara Black Suit Trousers
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  • Ellese Launer

    Such a great reminder! I love reflecting on what I was able to accomplish this year and what I would like to accomplish next year. Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese

  • Thanks for sharing Igrien!
    I tried to stick to the #1 and #2 starting last month, of course I won’t be able to turn into Victoria Model in a month, but yes, my body felt really really good
    Wish you have a nice December ahead! 🙂

    x Tiff

    • That’s great! I’m trying to exercise more myself now, especially with the holidays coming up now!
      Thanks for stopping by and a happy December to you too!

  • Arabella

    Awesome post, I love your look and your choices


  • Jas

    This is a perfect lists, and I do love my lists. Going to make a list RIGHT now. <3 ★ photography& lifestyle

    • Haha I like making lists too. Sometimes I realize I don’t do anything with it but making lists somehow sorts your mind on the spot.
      Thanks for stopping by dear! Have a great day!

  • I love your clutch! It’s so cute and awesome post idea.
    Diana |

  • Alexandra

    I love love love this look! I think you are going to love the new digital fashion calendar check it out! It’s right up your chic alley!

  • So Beautiful like always. 🙂

  • Shoshana

    Great list. I already made mine this past weekend. Some new items, some continuing from 2015. What we have in common, I plan to get to the gym more & purchase a few new workout pieces. I’ve already booked my holiday trip to Norway/Sweden for two weeks and I’m going back to Tokyo for just a week to visit my best friend. As for treating myself, I plan to buy another Louis Vuitton to add to my collection and an Hermes bracelet to add to my collection of one. Not much of a collection eh? Lol. Thanks for making me think of other topics I could add to the list.

    • Ha, that is great! Oh my god, sounds like you’re off to a great start (or end)! Where are you going in Norway? I went two years ago and had the most amazing experience traveling the countryside!
      Ah another LV, can’t wait to see it on your blog! 😀
      Thanks for stopping by dear! Hope you have a great day <3

  • Diana Horsfall

    amazing photos! you look amazing and great list!

  • Caroline Damasceno

    Amazing look. I love that top <33

  • These photos are gorgeous! Love that sparkly top. I totally love the idea of a to do list for the rest of your year. Nothing like a deadline to get you going 🙂

    xx Yasmin

    • Thanks Yasmin!
      True, we’ve only got a couple of weeks to go but there’s still so much we can accomplish before the year ends!
      Thanks for stopping by dear! <3

  • Great tips, girlie, and you look absolutely radiant in these photos 🙂 Have a wonderful day!



    • Thank you Jalisa! The credit has to go to my model Nicole though, who is absolutely stunning in these photos! <3

  • Fabulous Post <3


  • mc

    love the 5 tips! =)

  • Definitely treat yo self! I also like the idea of creating a to-do list for the end of the year so you can get a few of those “wants” done.


    • Treating yourself is so important! I think people really underestimate it 😉
      Thanks for stopping by Monika! <3

  • Kim

    Time to start working out for that summer body 😉 That watch is striking against the blacks. I didn’t realize Fossil had a watch line.

    • Haha, yeah that’s the spirit!
      Where are you from? In the Netherlands it is only known for their watches! Do they have other products as well?

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Lovely outfit, you are lovely! xx,

  • merel

    Wow! These pictures are amazing. Love the dark background.

    X Merel

  • Oh, I have definitely too much things on my to do list! I love your five tips, Igrien! High five on 3 before I gotta go and clean out my closet… 😉

    How are your, darling?

    xoxo Ira

    • Thanks – hope they help!
      I am doing a lot of 4, reflecting on the past year. It’s the perfect time of the year to do that! I still need to keep up with the exercising… it’s getting harder and harder to continue my routine haha!

      • Oh yes! Amen! Couln’t agree with you more, I’m actually reflecting all the time… or maybe overthinking!! 🙁

        Hmm… I should think about it! 😉

        Totally with you on exercising! When I don’t do it constantly I don’t do it at all. So I try to do my rebounding at least twice a weak…. I TRY!!! Hahaha! <3

        Thank you so much for your replies, Igrien! All all the love!!! Sending you virtual hugs!


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