Donna Karan - SS 2003 - ph: Craig McDean
1) Maintain A Wardrobe Suitable For My Real Life.
Give priority to purchasing “wear now” pieces. Remove pieces as needed. Alter items to make them wearable. Don’t buy/settle for “almosts.”
I did well here, I purchased clothing that was wearable and completed alterations. Some purchases I made were extraneous but thankfully inexpensive. I made significant cuts to my wardrobe, especially clearing out A LOT of coats/jackets, (bye-bye: black sateen coat, denim trench, leopard sateen trench, and black cotton trench). I cleared out designer items that I didn’t LOVE wearing (YSL velvet jacket, Dior Homme “The End” tee, La Perla bra) and some jewelry that I wasn’t wearing. Perhaps more importantly, I didn’t buy or was quick to return things that didn’t work out. I’m now going on 2 years with a Zara gift card…why Zara? Why? Why have you become so disappointing both online and IN-STORE??!! I will continue this resolution. However, as I’ve finally recovered from “The French Flu” I will continue my quest for a proper coat in 2016.
Off to have new adventures with somebody else... ph: The Real Real
2) One in, out for heels
This kept me from purchasing ultimately useless heels last year.
I only purchased 1 pair of heels this year!—parting with the strappy cut out wedges. One in, one out has been working really well for me the past 2 years so I will continue.
3) Spend Less on Fashion Purchases
This includes jewelry, since I scratched 2 big ticket jewelry items off my list last year. I think it’s very do-able for me to stay on/under budget for this year.
Hmm….I was doing well and then I started a new job. But when I look at prior years my spending isn’t unreasonable in comparison. I made a whopping 60 purchases this year (bulk buys like underwear I only count once), and the 9 items that were over $100 were: YSL/Tom Ford era bag, Ejona Maci sweatshirt, Rick Owens x3, and Baccarat jewelry x4. My go-to shops for clothes are still F21, Target, and Gap.
Granted my fashion spreadsheet doesn’t include beauty purchases. I was tracking those separately for a while, but it just got too time consuming.
4) Shop Like A Tourist
More in-store purchases.
I have a good mix of online & in-store purchases.
5) Develop a beauty regime
All the beautiful clothes in the world mean nothing if I look like a half-dead zombie. My brief foray into makeup this month has determined that aside for BB cream, it’s not for me. My beauty regime has to match my wardrobe routine, quick and fuss-free. Any insights for hyperpigmentation/Retinols/AHAs/dark circles, please share!
I had the most amazing, flawless skin in June/July when I was using glycolic pads and my Aveeno oatmeal lotion on my face. And the only makeup I wore then was some bright azz lipstick. Also eyebrow threading made me crazy happy. But then the new job, and adjusting to new 5 am wake up time, lack of sleep, wearing face makeup for fun, using too many different products, and waaaayyyyy too much candy, lead to THE SKIN APOCALYPSE. Thank God my skin is getting back on track. I’ve seen significant improvement, but with hyper pigmentation that comes with darker skin—the damage has been done. And hands down the the best beauty investments I made in 2015 was laser hair removal.
How did you do on your last year wardrobe resolutions?