Sale PSA: A faux leather black moto jacket from BLANKNYC (a great inexpensive option), now just under $60, a great chunky black cashmere scarf from Madeleine Thompson, now 50% off (I’m very tempted by this), a bell sleeved flounce hem dress from Theory, now 60% off, and a simple and versatile cashmere zip front cardigan from Saks, now under $100.
Happy 2017! I wish you all a wonderful year and hope you had a great holiday season. Here are my 2017 wardrobe resolutions and as always, I’d love to hear yours.
1. Buy myself a nice trinket. 2016 was the year of mommy guilt for me. It was the year we calculated preschool costs, the year we realized that we might want to move into a new place down the line, and thus the year I freaked out about our never ending litany of expenses and luxury shopping lost some of its fun. But I’ve realized that while our lifestyle has changed, I can still treat myself once in a while. And you know what’s impervious to sticky hands, that you never have to worry about moths eating away at simply because you haven’t worn it in four months? Jewelry! So I vow to get myself a nice new piece of jewelry which I can treasure and enjoy.
2. Add 25-30 items to my closet, maximum. I debated getting rid of this line item, simply because I stopped tracking my purchasing so closely in 2016. But I realized that I actually kind of kept to around this number anyway, just by virtue of habit…some months I went overboard yes, but others came and went where I didn’t buy anything. This seems to be the right number for me, and of course I get rid of the same amount (or more) every year so my closet doesn’t overflow. So I’m carrying this over.
3. Fill in my missing closet staples. The perfect trench, pair of flat loafers, simple gold bracelet…I’m not asking to find all of these, just one, or two (or okay, all). I vow to buy the perfect piece when I see it, whether or not it’s on sale (unless I’m quite sure it’ll make it to sale, which in that case it’d be stupid not to wait), so that I can finally stop my eternal search. I’ve come to realize I’d rather pay full price to get that perfect something than to have a closet full of 70% off substitutes. But those 70% off sales are so tempting, no?
What are your closet resolutions for 2017?