better late than never

i think i am the only female under 25 who hasn’t made a new years resolution yet this year….since it’s already late January, maybe i should make it procrastinating less?

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in all seriousness i started out 2015 with a bang and couldn’t wait to get back to blogging. life and a new job has inevitably crept up on me, but i’ve realized how much i missed this blog. so to get myself back on track i’ve rounded up a few style resolutions to kick my butt into gear. for anyone interested, you can read last year’s resolutions here.

#1 buy less, purge more. and no, not in the blueprint cleanse kind of a way. with closet space limited in our shoebox for 3, i desperately need to check myself before i wreck myself. i have now amassed 2 closets of clothes (1 here and 1 home in Virginia) and that needs to change. i have vowed to cut back (at least in terms of quantity), edit my wardrobe, and consign when possible. check out my stuff on the poshmark app if anyone wants to help me out in this endeavor!

#2 channel the French. i am going to be more french (i.e. epitome of chic) in all that i do–french designers, french hair, french fries (i kid i kid). but seriously, while i could write a novel on this subject, there is a reason french women are known for their sense of style. and its because it looks EFFORTLESS. think black, nautical stripes, loose bedhead hair and a general sense of je ne sais pas (in america i believe we call that DGAF). carine roitfeld is my icon and her instagram will be my daily source of inspiration. my look will (hopefully) be achieved through this great basic blouse┬áby Equipment, a pair of well tailored trousers (i found amazing ones at the Catherine Malandrino end of season sale), sleek heels and a punchy statement coat.

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#3 rock the midi trend. while this may seem counter intuitive to #2, since trendy is the antithesis of timeless, im daring myself to play with proportions. i plan to conquer my fears and rock the crop top, the midi skirt and maybe even a wild pair of culottes before the year is through.

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for all you timely CP’s what were your new years resolutions?! stay safe from the snow new yorkers!