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New Year’s Style Resolutions

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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Along with presents, Santa also sent a nice little ice storm our direction which means no electricity. This being the second time we’ve lost power the past month or so, we should probably learn our lesson and get the generator collecting dust in our garage checked out! Anyway, I hope to be back home soon and back to a regular routine!
I’m not usually one for New Year’s Resolutions, if I make them they’re generally along the lines of “read more”, or “have better posture” (really, I’m that exciting). I do like the idea of a new year and a fresh start though, so what better time to make some New Year’s style resolutions?!

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In 2016 let’s:
1. Throw away
That jacket you always wear that you kind of pretty much hate? Toss it. Those jeans that fit but don’t flatter? Out. That t-shirt with so many holes it’s entirely inappropriate to wear in public but you love it so much you can’t bear the thought of getting rid of it? Keep it, just quit wearing it in public! Life is way to short too not wear things you love! So if you don’t love it, don’t wear it!!
2. Make a plan
Thinking about hopping on the “capsule wardrobe” train? (Read this before you do.) This is a good time to start! Thinking you don’t want to be limited to a handful of items and that it severely limits your creativity? I’m right there with you! Even if a capsule wardrobe isn’t for us, we can still make a plan to 1)  get our closets in order  and 2) decide what style goals we might have for the year.
3. Set some goals
Yes, along with your other goals for 2016, set some style goals! Is there a certain trend you’re wanting to try? Go for it! A gorgeous bag you’ve been eyeing for years that you just can’t seem to bring yourself to buy? If you can actually afford it, buy it! If it’s truly a great quality item you know you’ll use, it can be a great investment! (Think cost per wear here- a pair of $200 jeans worn twice a week for a year? You’re under $2 a wear!)
4. Start fresh
Is this the year you finally chop off your hair/get a makeover/take a class to finally learn how to use makeup brushes properly? It can be! Make this the year you stop talking about how you wish you could wear X item but can’t pull it off. You can! And should! Every trend is doable if you figure out how to make it work for you! Stop wishing and start doing! I’ll do my best to bring more tips and info on how to make trends and items wearable no matter your style or income!
5. Lighten up
This is mainly directed at myself, but maybe a few of you could use this advice too! Quit caring so much about what other people think! So what if your co-workers give you the eye when you show up for work in your pencil skirt and they’re rocking hole-y jeans. Along as your look is appropriate for your job, do it! You don’t have to wear leggings and boots just because it’s the uniform for your group of friends. Take a risk, figure out what YOU like, and have fun! 2016 is only around for a year, take advantage of it!
Not to sound too dramatic, but this is it you guys. The new year is happening so we might as well have some fun making some changes for the positive! Here’s to 2016!

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