|White Blazer XOXO, Gold Knit Sweater BCX, Black Skinny Jeans Bebe, Cameo Necklace and Flower Ring Forever 21, Bag and Scarf Coach, Gold Belt Kensie Girl, Gold Glitter Ulltra Pumps Steve Madden|
Happy New Year Everyone! We made it to the year 2013!
This was my New Years Eve party outfit, and while it is a little on the casual side, I am wearing a very sparkly knit top and glitter heels! Enough sparkle for the two house parties I attended. I borrowed the blazer and purse from my mom's closet. This is part of my new year's resolution.
My resolutions are not completely original but looking back this year I realize I don't really need to buy clothes constantly. I have been reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline and have been rethinking my shopping habits. While I am thrifting for most of my finds, I used to aim for trendy items from Forever 21 or H&M. While I haven't completed the book yet, I have thought about how to reduce my carbon footprint and become more sustainable.
It's a heavy issue, and it is not something I thought would ever pop into my blog because I started out with the intention of just sharing outfits and focusing how to dress with my finds on a recent college grad budget. It's almost crazy to our generation to think of wearing the same thing everyday or not buying something new each week. I feel more compelled to shop at thrift stores or recycled clothing stores like Crossroads Trading Co. or Buffalo Exchange because at least then clothes can be re-used and kept out of landfills. The other focus is looking for quality pieces and maintaining them. I plan on sharing this throughout the year and while I don't know if I can ever stop shopping at cheap retailers, I can make an effort to not buy something just because it is trendy. Instead I need to focus on what can last and be timeless additions to wardrobe. If I stopped buying cheap things all the time maybe I could save enough to afford a Chanel purse by the end of the year! (Hey, a girl can dream.)
Since my pursuit to be Eco friendly may also save money I also plan to cook more often at home. I had been eating out a lot since I have had a regular salary, but both my wallet and waist-line have suffered! I'd like to eat healthy food; more fruits and vegetables need to be incorporated into my meals! Everyone wants to lose weight and makes this resolution for the new year, but all I want is to be toned and have more energy. I plan to resume swimming regularly and I already have my swimsuit ready to go!
I know quite a few changes will be made to my blog throughout the year, but I know they will be positive ones. In a few months I will have completed my first year of blogging, and already it is really different from what it started out as. I am so proud to have continued for this long when I think about wanting to start a blog but never following through with it. Thanks again for following, reading, and commenting last year and I hope you'll visit again throughout the new year.
And on to the question of the day, what did you wear for New Years Eve? Let me know below or through Polyvore!