HELLO 2017

 TOPSHOP DRESS, BCBG MAXAZRIA TURTLENECK, MARC FISHER ANKLE BOOTS, VINTAGE EARINGS

TOPSHOP DRESS, BCBG MAXAZRIA TURTLENECK, MARC FISHER ANKLE BOOTS, VINTAGE EARINGS

ONE MAJOR RESOLUTION OF MINE, AMONG MANY OTHERS, IS TO STOP USING THE PHRASE, "I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR." THAT STATEMENT COULDN'T BE MORE FALSE AND I SAY IT WAY TOO OFTEN. MY CLOSET IS BUSTING AT THE SEAMS WITH CLOTHING I HAVEN'T EVEN WORN, YET I ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO TURN A BLIND EYE AND EXCLAIM MY LACK OF OPTIONS. THAT BEING SAID, I DECIDED THERE WAS NO BETTER WAY TO KICK OFF THIS RESOLUTION BY SHOPPING MY OWN CLOSET TO FIND SOMETHING TO WEAR NEW YEAR'S EVE. IN DOING THIS EXERCISE, I REALIZED THAT WEARING SOMETHING OLD, JUST WORN IN A DIFFERENT WAY, ACTUALLY MADE IT FEEL BRAND NEW. NOW, I'M NOT SAYING I WILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING NEW AGAIN (LET'S BE SERIOUS, THAT IS ALMOST A PHYSICAL IMPOSSIBILITY) BUT, I WILL BE CUTTING BACK AND FORCING MYSELF TO COME UP WITH NEW WAYS TO WEAR WHAT'S ALREADY HANGING IN MY OVER-FILLED CLOSET. 2017 IS GOING TO BE A BUSY YEAR. IT'S A YEAR OF MANY WEDDINGS, TRAVELING AND ULTIMATELY SAVING FOR MY OWN LIFE'S ADVENTURES. BY CHOOSING TO RE-PURPOSE AND RE-INVENT ITEMS ALREADY TAKING UP RESIDENCE IN MY WARDROBE, I'LL SAVE A DIME OR TWO AND FORCE MYSELF TO GET MORE CREATIVE WITH FASHION. TWO OTHER RESOLUTIONS HIGH ON MY LIST.

WANT TO RE-CREATE THIS LOOK WITH ITEMS IN YOUR CLOSET? TRY LAYERING A DRESS OVER A LONG SLEEVE SHIRT OR TURTLENECK. PAIR WITH AN ANKLE BOOT OR HEELED BOOTIE. AS FOR JEWELRY, PICK SOMETHING THAT'LL LIVEN UP THE DETAILS OF THE OUTFIT. HERE, I CHOSE THESE CHAMPAGNE COLORED EARRINGS THAT COMPLIMENTED THE NEUTRAL BEADING IN THE DRESS AND NON-HEELED ANKLE BOOTS TO ROUND OUT A MORE CASUAL FEEL SINCE MY NYE PLANS WEREN'T TOO FANCY.