Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fashion Resolutions 2013 Update

Guy Bourdin for Charles Jourdan (1975)
As we're nearing the end of February, here is an update on how I'm doing with my fashion resolutions so far...

Buy Less and Spend Less On Clothing. 
No fashion purchases in January. And I didn’t even buy pieces on super sale, because I already have similar pieces in serviceable condition. Nothing so far for February either. And I’m not even foaming at the mouth, in fact, I’m thoroughly enjoying wearing what I already own. That said, I probably won’t make any fashion purchases until March...

Focus on Jewelry Instead.
I’ve been diligently setting aside money every week for my special piece. And I need to (inexpensively) replace my pearl studs as one fell out while wearing them. :/

Shop For and Maintain a Wardrobe that is Suitable for Me. 
I still have some ebaying, minor alterations, and actually dropping off my clothes to Goodwill to do. I did return a beautiful dress, because unfortunately the neckline kept creeping down.


How are your fashion resolutions going so far?


ph: Guy Bourdin for Charles Jourdan (1975)

15 comments:

  1. My shopping resolutions are maybe going downhill (depends on a couple of purchases coming to me in the mail - hah!) I ended 2012 rather frugally, but splurged on one of my long coveted items - Rick Owens boots recently that definitely put a dent in my savings. Like you, I've decided to focus on jewelry and one luxe future handbag purchase for 2014! Curious about what will be in your red box - I am so fortunate as to have received one in my life and hope for at least one more ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. sometimes long coveted items pop up all at once, and usually when we're trying to be good! I already have a luxe purchase (jewelry) in mind for 2014 too.

      Delete
  2. so happy to see you are sticking to your guns.. its not easy.. i've been doing ok so far..in the last month i may have purchased a baseball cap and tee, for pennies :-) i haven't left the house yet so window shopping hasn't been tempting lol.. i believe that is my next test..wish me luck

    xo!
    Gisela
    www.heightsoffashion.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. good luck! :) I find refusal works best when you have another concrete goal in mind. For ex: would I rather buy x (random thing) or put the money towards: y (vacation, long coveted item, etc...). Even little, impulsive purchases all start to add up and take away from that which you truly want.

      Delete
  3. I'm impressed with your will power! I've failed already! I blame internet shopping!

    http://herribbonsandherbows.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good going! I couldn't resist the sales....
    Condolences about the earring - I lost a 24 carat gold earring inherited from a deceased and dear aunt without even noticed so I don't even knwo where - gutting.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh I tried this and it works for a week or two.....I can`t stay away from luxury stores and goods it`s like someone calling my name every time I pass by a pair of shoes or a purse.....ahh they are so many and they all need a beautiful home ;)

    http://villy-k.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. No resolutions here but I plan to save up for a few special items this year. If I can just stay away from Yoox... ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm really impressed that you're saving for something so substantial - it can be so frustrating when the goal seems so far and the pot grows so slowly. As I am discovering. Haha.

    I'm doing okay this year, with two items so far, and my eye on a third - a dress that I think will come in really handy in the hotter months. I've been setting money side for that and reaching my goal in a week - shall see if I will commit then.

    I'm debating whether my next purchase should be a bespoke linen blazer from a local tailor, or a small crossbody purse which will come in so handy. Both are dreamy but the bag is more useful so I'm quite torn...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean, my goal is months away and it leaves room for nothing other than essential mundane expenses. I would vote for the crossbody bag esp. if there is a specific one you want, because the bespoke jacket you can get at any time.

      Delete
    2. lin and PPP - i love your fortitude and discipline!

      i've been pretty good with sticking to my resolutions. doing a closet cleanout sale right now which will hopefully land some items into good homes. and re: a crossbody bag, mine has been SO handy that it has been all worth the full price.

      lin - i've found that uniqlo does a great linen blazer each spring/summer - i got two last year and the fit is great.

      Delete
  8. I like these, it's good to have a plan. I haven't bought any pieces so far this year either - there have been things that tempted me, but unless I'm entirely satisfied, I don't want to buy something only to end up returning it. And I like the idea of saving up to spend on jewellery. Once I have a few more of the wardrobe 'basics' done (at least to a point where I am not struggling to dress come washing/dry cleaning time), I would very much like to start small with a simple ring, just to have a stable piece of beauty (in the sense that it becomes a relatively constant accessory).

    ReplyDelete
  9. I agree with your shopping philosophy 100%...I am trying to do the same! p.s. love the guy bourdin photo you chose to go with your shopping resolutions!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Reading this reminds me I have already broken my fashion resolutions this year -_- Great job sticking with yours! If I didn't have the internet, shopping less would be much easier :(

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am trying to trim. About to haul off a bag of never-wears today.
    My friend Jeanne-Aurore asked me about my wardrobe ideal and posted about it, which sums up where I'm at:
    http://www.larmoireessentielle.com/2013/03/larmoire-essentielle-de-jennifer.html

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by!