This is my third year making a list of wardrobe additions for the New Year. Although towards the back end of 2018 I got carried away adding all the pretty things to my closet I really feel like I did a good job balancing modern feminine pieces I can wear for years and incorporating some fun trends.
Each year I like to evaluate my closet and not only get rid of what needs to go but think about what is missing. Are there items where I put an outfit together and thought oh, if only I had X this would be the perfect outfit? I like to be open to trends and new items I didn’t even know would be happening – hello Draper James x Eloquii - but I also think it’s important to think of a few key pieces of an overall wardrobe each year. So before I talk about my 2019 list let’s recap my 2018 list and see if I found it.
I cannot believe this was a new in 2018 purchase because I wear them ALL THE TIME. Of course, part of that is right now they’re my only jeans but I’m certainly glad to have them.
Cashmere Cardigan – YES!
I really wanted to keep this one around $100 but when the price hit around $130 I bit the bullet and purchased in March. It has been the perfect addition to adding a little polish to jeans and a top and has gone quite well with skirts and dresses as well. Cashmere is the goldilocks of sweaters in my opinion – not to bulky, not too hot and nice quality.
Denim Skirt – YES!
Oh y’all – I was really getting to the point where I thought I would never find a not super short, not too long, not ripped or faded denim skirt in plus size. Luckily Draper James came through with a win.
Silk Blouse – YES!
Jacket, Blouse and Pants all Maree Pour Toi
I really struggled with this one as I wanted something that wasn’t incorporating trendy styles and I could wear for years. New brand Maree Pour Toi hit the market last September and I was so excited to see a silk top in their offers (friendly head’s up –it’s now on sale). My favorite part of this blouse is that it’s washable – because I don’t have time to run to the dry cleaners every time I wasn’t to wear it.
Kendra Scott Earrings – YES!
I pretty much buy new Kendra Scott earring every year for my birthday and again for the holidays. This year I got the beautiful maize earrings and I’ve received so many compliments on them and I love that they’re more lightweight than other KS styles.
Gold Wedges – NO L
Quilted Ballet Flats – NO L
Silver Pointy Heel – No L
I wasn’t able to find any of the shoes I was looking for – I did get a few pairs of new shoes in the year but not the ones I was really wanting so this will be a continued effort in 2019.
I also had the opportunity to add to my closet some pieces that were in the back of my mind but not something I was looking to focus on. Loft offered an amazing deal on their faux leather skirt in the fall and I’m in love with the skinny black pants I picked up there (y’all are too, this is more my clicked on item in 2018). For the leather jacket Maree Pour Toi came through once again with a piece that’s versatile and stylish.
2019 In Search of
Tall BootsSilver Pointy heels
Boot cut Jeans
White wrap top
Right now I'm feeling very accessory focused for 2019. I feel like I have a pretty decent amount of clothing so I want to focus on the pieces I need to be able to style what I own different ways. For example, I've love to pair some of my dresses with an OTK boot. In 2019 I want to get a little more creative with my wardrobe and style pieces differently and take a little more risks with my style while still sticking to modern feminine pieces.
Do you have style goals for 2019? I'd love to hear them!