While I don’t think one can totally reinvent themselves at the beginning of a new year, I always take time to reflect on the past year and make goals for the next year. I am one of those people with a mile long New Year’s resolution list. I have many things I would like to work on/improve when it comes to my business, health, finances, and closet. Will I accomplish all of them? Probably not, but I like to make a list of things I would like to improve upon. We all have room for improvement, right?
One thing I always do this first week of the new year is detox a bit. I wish I could say I were doing a juice cleanse, but I have tried that before and I become cranky; no one wants to be around me when I am cranky. Go figure. Instead, I refocus myself on whole foods and eliminate alcohol, dairy, and sugar. I always spend December indulging way too much in these foods, so taking a week off from them helps me feel like me again and helps my skin recover from the sugar/cheese/wine overload from the previous month. This week I will also get a facial and a massage in an attempt to further help my body rid itself of toxins.
I won’t bore you with my giant list of resolutions, but will share one. My biggest goal for this year and my closet is to buy less. I am a consumer and shopper by nature (is it just me?). I love to shop so much that I turned it into my job. This year I would like to see myself purchase fewer pieces. I do a pretty good job of buying things I truly love, but I would really like to buy less in general. Shopping for work all the time makes me want more. All. The. Time. And honestly? I have plenty. More than plenty. Too much. Who needs over 100 tops? Apparently I do. Yikes.
I have all my basics, and then some, and would never vow to not buy anything at all because that is just setting myself up for failure, but I want to really focus on buying less. How much is less? That is something I haven’t decided on yet. I will probably still shop monthly. And I will probably still fill my Shopbop wish list to the brim, but I hope to bring home less this year than last. That is something I know I can do.
What are your style goals?