My 2019 Style Resolution

It’s January 21st and I’ve finally settled on a New Year’s Resolution. I think that might be a record for it taking me so long to figure it out. Nice. So I’ve gone through a few iterations of resolutions in my head — one being to share more online, another to be healthier, etc. But I wanted to make one for my style and in turn, this blog, and one word just kept coming to mind: thoughtful. Maybe I’m high on life from binging too much Marie Kondo, who my mother and I both count as our new best friend now, but everything that enters my closet this year I want to be well thought out and yes, to spark joy. I want my style to reflect who I am in the moment and not just something I picked up in order to create more posts. I’m not one for minimalism — you should know this by now — but I am here for being intentional with what I buy and why I am buying something. This bleeds into the shop as well. I want everything we stock to be well thought of and something I truly love. (Not that I don’t love everything! But you understand where I’m going with this hopefully.)

I’ve had 9 trips around the sun with this blog and I’ve had a lot of fun changing and growing. This year feels like a year of change again. Some years are maintenance years and some years are for change. I feel a spirit of change and I can’t wait to see where it goes. (I wrote a little bit about this here.) I don’t want you to hear me incorrectly though; Intentionality has always been a part of my style and this blog but I think that my intentions have changed. Over the holidays, Bryan and I got to go on a few dates and I’ve found myself reaching into my treasure trove of a closet for pieces that I’ve loved and I want to wear again and again. It was fun to a) fit into things again and b) fun to relive outfits I’ve loved. It made me realize that I want to fill in the blanks of my closet with pieces that I know I’ll wear over and over. Does a piece actually spark joy? Or am I buying it because it’s on sale or because it kind of looks like this one thing I once wanted or I just need something to post? Instead of feeling like I have to get an outfit together for the blog, I want to share my thoughtfully pulled together post. And then, on the other hand, I want to stay out of my head on posts. I want to share my true everyday style, no matter how cozy or casual it may be. Being thoughtful, but not overthought. This feels like a challenge I’m ready to take, head on.

Oh and my sub-resolution really is to KonMari method my closet. I have NO doubt this will take me all year so I mean, don’t hold your breath. I make no promises, just slightly threatening suggestions to myself veiled as resolutions.

What are your style resolutions? Any thoughts on what you’d like to do this year with your style?

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This outfit is a complete representation of what I mean by thought out. I LOVE LOVE these flats like couldn’t be happier with my first purchase of 2019. They are an immediate fit in my closet which is exactly what I was looking for. This is what I want for each piece I invite into my closet.

This sweater I got for Christmas because I’m really good at leaving hints (aka text links) for Bryan. This was a Nordstrom Signature sweater that was on sale back around November, but there is a similar one from Nordstrom Signature if you’re looking for cashmere OR there is a Madewell sweater that’s super similar as well! I’ve worn this sweater a few times since I received it for Christmas, another closet win. 

This little purse is a new addition too! I received it in my Trunk Club trunk this month and knew instantly this was a keeper. Side note: would you guys be interested in seeing my monthly / every other month Trunk? I’d be happy to share if you guys are interested in a post like that! Let me know in the comments below 🙂 

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  1. Jennifer says:

    I have to be intentional with everything I buy. We are a family of five and love to travel so clothed have to be something that can be worn on repeat. Will you be able to post an outfit worn several ways ?

    01.21.19 · Reply
  2. Lucie says:

    I absolutely love this sweater! The collar is so lovely !
    Lucie,

    http://thefrenchpier.blogspot.com/

    01.21.19 · Reply
  3. I completely support this! As a follower of a few style blogs (yours being my favorite), I wish that I could see more real-life outfits made with dependable, well-loved pieces, not just newly purchased items. (I, for one, can’t keep up with that type of consumerism.) I love your comfy casual mom-style. Keep it up! xx

    01.21.19 · Reply
  4. My new years resolution is that I’m giving up shopping in 2019. Your original style series 30 in 30 actually inspired the lifestyle change. I remember when you worked with what you had in your closet and that challenge inspired me to do the same.

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  6. Erin says:

    I would love to see your Trunks! I just started Trunk Club a few months ago, and so far it is by far my favorite styling box.

    01.22.19 · Reply
  7. Melissa says:

    I had a few thoughts as I read your post:
    1. This is my intention for this year as well. Purge items that I don’t absolutely love from my closet and to purchase more intentionally.
    2. Will you do a closet sale for items that you’re wanting to let go? Because I would show up for that (virtually)!
    3. I would love to see your monthly Trunk Clubs and what you think of the items. I’ve been curious about trying that service out.
    Keep doing what you’re doing! You are one of my favorite fashion bloggers and have been for years! I always look forward to your outfits and writing. Thank you.

    01.26.19 · Reply