12.27.2009

My New Year's Fashion Resolutions.

I've been thinking about the New Year a lot in regards to my personal style, especially since I've come to the realization that I don't talk about what I'm wearing much. Let me paint a picture for you: during school days, I throw on a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, a jacket or hoodie along with my black boots, and I'm out the door. I try to dress comfortably while at school, and I don't care what anyone thinks of me if they're going to judge me based on how I dress. Right now, however, even some days I think I look like a slob.


While I have been told that I have great style, this has not been by my fashion-major peers at school. I came up with a list of things that, if followed, will improve my overall daily style. Some of them are simple, such as add classic pieces to my wardrobe, while others are more complicated and will take time (lose weight to fit beautiful clothes that no longer fit). I am also currently thinking of doing Project 365, which is where you take a photo of yourself for every day of the year. Recording my style progress will probably increase my chances of changing my clothing habits. Until then, here is the list, in no particular order:








1. Clean out my closet and get rid of anything I don't wear.
My closet contains items that date back to 2001.

Organized in Vib G. Yor.



2. Stop wearing my ex-boyfriend's Coors Light sandals as normal, day-to-day footwear.

Can't find them, so maybe my dog solved that problem for me.


3. Fix my mother's ring that my dog tried to eat.
The one, specific thing my mother left me is currently missing two small stones after I accidentally left the ring on my coffee table.




Wearing the ring in happier times.



4. Lose the pounds I've gained since purchasing my one-and-only Betsey Johnson dress and wear said dress.
The whole matter is quite depressing, but with a little exercise and no more ice-cream, the dress should fit in no time!



5. Try to buy things that are classic and durable.
Rather than my add to my collection of graphic tees that are not, I should invest in key pieces, such as blazers and trench coats, that can carry me through the seasons.



I thought this shirt was awesome when I was 16.


6. Stop using my chest as a billboard for beer companies.
'Nuff said.


Oh, Corona...if only you'd get off my chest.


7. Find more vintage concert t-shirts.
The two I own were given to me by my dad, and I think they're the best. There's just something about clothes with a past experience, plus since they're old they're uber-comfy.


Wearing an authentic 1981 Rolling Stones' American Tour tee.



8. Shop local stores more often, rather than at the mall.
This may be hard, as I have a 40-50% discount where I work.



Support local businesses, kids.


9. Streamline what works for me.
I have huge, once-athletic thighs from being a swimmer and runner, so lengths that hit between my knee and hip work better than high-thigh ever will, along with bell-silhouettes and high-waisted skirts.


Even when I am toned and thin, short-shorts don't flatter my figure.


10. Buy jewelry second-hand.
Why, you ask? Because I want to be green as possible without turning into Kermit the Frog, dammit!


I had a lot of fun coming up with this list...can you think of any style resolutions for yourself? Here's to a happy and fabulous New Year!

19 comments:

  1. Love these fasholutions, darling! What a fab idea for a post!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  2. I absolutely adore this list, Chelsea! Number five is a fabulous idea for anyone and everyone - classic, timeless pieces will forever work wonders in your wardrobe!! :)

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  3. Great ideas! Especially cleaning out your closet, it always makes me feel better to have a good cleanout!

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  4. I miss the days when my closet looked like yours! I have three boxes of Goodwill clothes in the trunk of my boyfriend's car to give away, with, I'm ashamed to admit, clothes from as far back as 7th grade (I'm 25!).

    I think we should start a support system for people wanting to get out of a graphic t-shirt and blue jean phase. Although, I just bought one for $2 at Charlotte Ruse... I couldn't help myself, it says "I'm busy, read my blog." Now that's classic!

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  5. love your fashion resolutions!! i need to make a list of my own now :)

    i really really need to clean out my closet

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  6. Number five is a fabulous idea for anyone and everyone

    Wagyu Steaks

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  7. Awesome resolutions! My only one which I know I will break is to stop buy shoes that make me want to kill myself after an hr. I can't help it...4inches or more I'm in love with heels!

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  8. Happy New Year! I hope you've been having a great holiday season. Mine has been wonderful except for my cable modem dying on me. I just did a new post with a big announcement in it. I hope you'll check it out. Thanks. Take care. Have a fantastic holiday weekend. Cheers!

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  9. Great fashion resolutions for the new year! I hope you accomplish all of them. :) I especially hope you can wear your Betsey Johnson dress soon. It's so FAB!!

    Happy New Year!

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  10. Your list of fashion resolutions is awesome! Wishing you all the best for 10!

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  11. Good luck to you with your great resolutions! I love vintage concert shirts too, and that Betsey Johnson dress looks beautiful. :)

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  12. I'm trying my damnedest to clean out my closet, too. Uggh, I hate doing though!

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  13. Yes, yes I do agree.. the beer label have got to go! Other than that, you're beautiful and good ideas!
    I need to get out of the daily denim.

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  14. these are fantastic resolutions, girl. And oh man, I want my closet to be a backwards rainbow, too! However...I own WAY too much black and grey for this, ha.

    I'm in the same boat with you, kid. I need to lose the pounds that slowly crept up on me over the last year and a half. My old, fabulous clothes are no longer comfortable on me anymore. I started working towards my goal, but it's a bitch!

    That betsy dress is so fab. Good luck on your goals! and HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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  15. i feel ya on the whole cleaning out the closet thing!


    www.thesocietyofstyle.com

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  16. organizing my closet was definitely the first thing i did this year... i had many of the same resolutions as well! love your blog and happy new year!

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  17. hey, i'm glad that you liked my blog! your blog is awesome too and i like a lot of your resolutions! xo

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  18. Hi Chelsea - I hope you come back to post soon! I tagged you for an award over at my blog - I hope you like it!

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