It’s been exactly seven days into the New Year and I’ve already #failed hard in the blogging department. It look me a full 36 hours to realize this post didn’t go up yesterday because I scheduled it for January 6th, 2017. I’m convinced that I’m showing signs of early onset Alzheimer’s.
In the midst of the “New Year, New You” energy, I’ve been on a quest to get super organized and streamline my lifestyle. The only time I do this type of overhaul is when I move apartments so it’s been a while, things were starting to pile up. Last weekend I went through a major closet overhaul, major as in I’ve either donated or sold at least 65% of my wardrobe in the last 7 days. (I still have a few things listed on Poshmark if you are interested!) These types of wardrobe overhauls are always such a learning experience, so what did I learn this time? I own way to many freaking “special occasion” dresses that I’ll most likely never wear again.
I realized that over the years I have spent way too much money on “special occasion” dresses. I tend to always need to buy a new dress for each event in my life that requires a more put together look. How many times though do those dresses end up shoved in the back of your closet and rarely ever worn again? What a waste of closet space.
I’m in no means into the minimalist lifestyle, sorry I like stuff, but I’m realizing the importance of streamlining my lifestyle into simple easy to wear pieces that have versatility. Maybe this comes with age or maybe I’m just getting lazier and would prefer to sleep in than spend more than 10 minutes getting dressed in the morning, but quality over quantity is important.
For Christmas dinner with my family I purchased this cute 60’s style dress from ASOS in a bright punch of red. I specifically bought this dress for its longevity; long sleeves, because it’s colder more months out of the year than not in Chicago, a classic color, and a style that I can see myself wearing well into the future. A few accessories made this dress holiday appropriate and with a few simple style swaps, I can easily make this dress work in the office as well.
It’s out with the old and in with the new.
// Photography by Victoria Shapow //