2013 Style and Shopping Resolutions *Update*

We are half way through the year already, can you believe it.  I am just curious to know how many of you have kept up with your New Year’s Resolutions.  I personally didn’t make any but I did compile a list of style and shopping resolutions, view the original post here. I believe I have done pretty good so far but there is always room for improvement.

 Curves and Confidence 2013 Style and Shopping Resolutions 

 

Do not buy duplicate items 

I have done so well at this, I serious have had to fight myself a couple of times not to buy a particular item in every color. Most recently I purchased these shoes in green and I really wanted to get the blue pair as well.

Try on all items before purchase (in store)

I have been very consistent with this which has actually helped me shop less; sometimes I’m just not in the mood to try on clothes which means I end not buying anything.

Make all returns in a timely manner 

I have been a stickler about this also, especially with Forever 21 which only gives you 21 days to make a return for store credit (I hate that policy).  Sometimes I don’t even bother to look around the store when I’m making a return I just get my money and head home.

 Do not impulse shop

This was a big one for me, especially when I see another blogger wearing something fabulous!  I am so proud of myself; I have really gotten this habit under control.  I am also guilty of shopping when I’m bored which I stopped doing as well.

Do not shop because a store is having a sale

Okay so this one is still a work in progress, lol. I love a good sale and I always seem to rationalize the situation when I do come across a really good sale.  I have however stopped loading up on items just because.  I take my time and select really good pieces instead.

  Keep a running wish list of future clothing purchases

I started out doing this but in the past few months I haven’t really been keeping track of my list.

 Have clothing tailored when necessary

This is an absolute must and I have gotten as far as put finding a reasonably price tailor (my last one charged an arm and a leg!) and putting the clothes in my trunk, lol.  I really need to get on the ball with this one; I have too many great pieces that need to be worn.

Do not be afraid to try trends

I have done great with this one check out the pics and let me know what you think, I seem to have a thing for prints,crop tops, and stripes lol.

 

Style more casual outfits (weekend wear)

My blog is predominately for work outfits but I always feel like I need to give you guys a good mix of professional and casual to keep it interesting which I have gotten better at.

 

Wear something other than a peep toe pump, LOL

Sigh, I love anything with a peep toe and that’s probably not going to change but I have incorporated more sandals this year but for the most part I stuck with what I loved.

 

   Try new hairstyles, including styling my natural hair (wish me luck)

Well….see what had happened was…I don’t have the patience when it comes to my hair so the most I can do is a huge puff which I haven really done much of except on the weekends.  I did finally break down and get Senegalese twists.

As you can see I am dealing with a lot of hair!

 Thrift MORE!

Instead of physically shopping at thrift stores I went back to looking for great finds on eBay which is always a treasure trove but having to fight it out through bidding does get old really fast.

Attempt to wear makeup when going out, at least. 

I accomplished this last week and did a damn good job if I might say so myself, lol.

Do not buy something because someone else blogs about it!

I actually think I have nailed this one, only because once something becomes popular everyone usually follows the same trend which isn’t a big deal but sometimes you don’t want to look like everyone else, know what I mean?

So have you kept up with your style and shopping resolutions? Let me know in the comments below.  

P.S. Please stop by The Fashionista Next Door to check out how I styled my favorite black and white pencil skirt five ways.