|Trench Style Coat 2B Bebe (here) | Black Malarbis Silk Blouse Diane Von Furstenberg | Red Pencil Skirt J Crew | Black Suede Metra Booties Nine West | Knit Beanie and Statement Necklace Forever 21|
New Year, New You!
At least that's what the windows say at my nearest Crossroads Trading Co. By now most people have forgotten or broken what they resolved to do with the start of a new year. I didn't resolve to do much this year except a few things. 1) Wear new items I buy sooner, ex: the J Crew pencil skirt in this post. I bought it back in October and it had just been hanging in my closet a little surprised it hadn't been worn all throughout the Fall season. One thing I can learn to improve is wearing what I buy right away so I don't feel as guilty for splurging and maybe even see myself shopping less with this tactic.
My other goal, which has remained strong, is to sell items through my closet on Poshmark. This last weekend I made a bunch of sales and it has motivated me to keep adding things to my closet that I am not wearing or don't plan on wearing anytime soon. I think when it comes to how I spend my time, I do spent a lot of time on Poshmark, checking for new notifications, sharing items from other people's closets, and taking photos of the items I plan on listing. I've become a little obsessed with all the pretty cover shots that I've created a board on Pinterest devoted to listings I see in the app. (You can see what catches my eye here.)
The coat I am wearing in today's outfit post is one of those pieces that does not get much attention from me since I tend to wear my black princess coat. I love the sparkle it has and the overall look of the jacket. It has so much detail and as I write this is sounds almost silly to be selling it. But I did just comeback from Japan with 3 new coats and don't have space for everything in my studio. Currently it is listed in my Poshmark closet here in case you are a size XS and need a fabulous winter coat. And if it doesn't sell, that's okay. In creating listings on the app I've fallen in love with pieces I thought I no longer wanted and this helps me transition to my final goal for the year with my closet.
I want to want what I have. And while there are a bunch a pieces that I tend to reach for again and again because I love them and use them, I want to be able to remember that in case I find myself shopping. With every new issue of a magazine, Fashion can feel a little overwhelming with all the trends or must-have items of the moment. It is easy to be caught in a vicious cycle of always wanting more. I can't say I won't always want high-end items or more clothes, but I can do a better job of really appreciating what I do have and working with it.
Hope you have been able to keep up with your resolutions and wish me luck with mine!
Until next time,