one: Write a short review of your style and the progress you made in 2013. How did your style, lifestyle and aesthetic preferences evolve?
I was a lot busier this year, so I let my accessories make the statements while I stuck to tried and true classic silhouettes. I love that it takes me seconds to get dressed. Looking back on past years, I was better dressed in my F21 skirt than some cringe-worthy avant-garde designer outfits. Also, I realized for what I spend on fashion purchases per year, I could buy a Cartier or Bulgari ring with money left over. In 2013, I successfully spent less on total fashion purchases than the past 4 years and saved up for my ring, which I will acquire this month to celebrate all the hard work that went into 2013.
two: Write about your style and wardrobe plans for 2014. Which aspects about your style and your wardrobe do you want to improve, why and how?
I don’t need to improve my style. How I dress is how I want to dress. I have clothes that are appropriate for my lifestyle, and clothes to get me through my gross days. However, I do need to improve on care and maintenance.
three: Express your five most important goals for 2014
1. Continue to spend less money on fashion purchases (Not including fine jewelry).
I would rather spend the money on experiences or keep it in the bank. Also last year, I was pleasantly surprised by H&M (now conveniently located) which carries appealing styles in sizes that actually fit me.
2. Improve Care & Maintenance
Be better about taking shoes to the cobbler and completing alterations. Dry-cleaning is such a gamble, but I shouldn’t risk home washing my jackets again. Use preventative measures to delay trips to the dreaded dry-cleaners. And use a new dry-cleaner.
3. One in, one out for heels.
It’s questionable why I keep buying heels when I rarely wear the ones I have.
4. Continue to shop for and maintain a wardrobe suitable for my real life.
Practical, multi-purpose pieces trump “one-trick ponies.” Don’t settle for almosts. Be quick to return things that don’t work out. Remove pieces as needed.
5. Shop Like A Tourist (At Home)
Although there are better deals online, I tend to appreciate the things I buy in person more. Also by shopping in-store I’m supporting my local economy.
What are your reflections and resolutions?