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2018 Wardrobe Goals

New Year, New Wardrobe . . .just kidding! If you offered to buy me a new wardrobe this time last year I would have been all over it but this year I would politely decline because there's too many items I wouldn't want to part with. I know I've made several posts here about my "closet project" and I'm sorry if I sound dramatic about it but y'all I am just so proud of myself.
Sketch of my favorite outfit of 2017 Full confession here: I am a shopaholic - I literally get an endorphin rush when I buy something I like and can spin into a depression episode if I really want something and can't buy it. Over the years I have realized how not only unhealthy this behavior is but how my frequent shopping was holding me back from other areas in my life and last year I decided to stop the cycle. It was hard, there were times when I was moody for days over not buying something or I obsessively looked at something I wanted online every single day counting down unti…

Sweater Weather

Although I could do without the snow and single digit temps I do love winter because a lot of my favorite clothes are winter clothes. There's something about a cozy sweater that makes me feel good so of course I'm loving the current trend of statement sleeve sweaters.

With trends I really have to be careful to control myself, especially with these because it's a style I REALLY like. Without the little voice in my head reminding me that I do not need a closet of practically identical pieces I would own several of the tiered sleeve sweaters, thank goodness for that voice! For the tiered sleeve look I went with black because it's versatile and since this is such a trendy piece and there's no guarantee this will be in style come next winter I wanted something I would get a lot of wear out of this season. Likewise when buying a bell sleeve cardigan I wanted something I could wear throughout winter and possibly into spring - this sweater with jeans and a comfy tee unde…

Best of 2017 Fashion

Hello 2018! I'm getting a slow start to the year since the first week of the month is always my busiest at my day job but before I getting fully into 2018 I'm sharing the best of 2017 today. Last year I placed a strong emphasis on refocusing my wardrobe and I'm pretty pleased how the year went. Next week I'll be sharing my list of classic pieces I plan on adding this year but I first wanted to share some of my favorite pieces from the past year because you'll certainty see them this year. Some of my exact pieces are no longer available but I'm linking some very similar items in both straight and plus sizes in case you want to build your closet classic collection with me.
 The whole closet makeover started when I realized that I was lacking a versatile black dress so that was a top priority for me, I soon realized though that a really need a cool weather and warm weather black dress. I wound up seeing a casual cotton swing dress last summer and it would up bei…