new year, new blog

happy new years everyone

i’m so excited for the new year and with it- the debut of the new blog! it’s been a work in progress for a while now, and thanks to the help of The Fairy Blogmother,  it is looking great. the new year has also inspired me to make some improvements in other areas of my life. i’ll save you from hearing the health/ fitness/career-related ones and skip to what’s most important- my wardrobe resolutions.

1- mixing prints 

this is a trend i’ve been stalking for a while now, and while I always have the best intentions to get creative, I have yet to walk out the door in it.  j.crew’s jenna lyons basically invented this trend -she’s been mixing stripes and sequins with cheetah and polka dots for years- but I have yet to see a look (until now) that I’m dying to recreate. mostly because it is a hard thing to pull off without looking overstyled. these photos, however, have given me resolve to  create a similar look. more inspiration here.

mixed prints- elle street style

mixed prints- skirt and bag

 

mixed prints 3

2- round out my wardrobe 

i know i am guilty (as are many women out there) of buying the same thing over and over. while it’s great to have a certain look or to know what works on your body type, i always get home from shopping expeditions and realize i’ve purchased my 12th version of a navy silk blouse. this year I hope to fill the holes in my wardrobe with unusual or interesting pieces to more completely round it out. one area I already know is lacking are jackets- marlien rentmeester of le catch always wears such exquisite ones.

marlien rentmeester 2

these styles are at the top of my list for purchases in the new year: 

a great basic jean jacket from acne

this super lux leather and fur one by june

the ultimate leather vest

a scoop neck tweed number by jcrew

3- invest in interesting basics 

the flip side of resolution 2 is for me to also invest in more interesting basics. while i never get too excited about spending $100 on a white tshirt (loving this style by Helmut Lang here) it’s also probably worth it, if you can spend the right one, because the chances of wearing it 50,000 times, are much greater than the amazing sparkly NYE shoes I just purchased (although, how great are those.) I want to find some great neutral blouses and knits with enough detail to stand alone. t by alexander wang’s line is a great place to start.

emily weiss

 

cheers to being more bold, more stylish, and more practical in the new year- let’s see how I do!

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