My Style/Fashion Resolutions For 2018

By: Alexis

Normally I don’t make resolutions at all I tend to believe they are pointless because there is almost no follow through and the idea is that you follow them only for the year which i never understood. However this year I decided to make Fashion, Style and Beauty resolutions. They won’t necessarily be that out there and they will follow more along the lines of what I’ve been dreaming up and trying to do for years, so wish me luck.

Resolution 1: Don’t Buy Things Just To Have Something New

I feel like its a bad habit a lot of people have. With thoughts creeping up like, Oh I’m going out tonight i need something new, or I’m going on vacation so i need a whole new set of clothes rather then using what we have and love or only buying new pieces we love. While, yes I’ve been getting better over the years about following this new rule of mine I would like to continue to follow it and even improve on it.

Resolution 2: Buy One Of The Designer Bags I’ve Been Lusting After

Seriously I have a super long list of bags that I’ve been wanting bags for a few years now. (I will link my top picks down below) Having a nice handbag is a must for anyone, now please understand that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be designer. However there is the craftsman ship and details along with the work that goes into making the bag that i throughly appreciate that the designers do. On top of that every year I have been saying this year I’m going to save a buy this bag and this year I will actual dedicate myself to doing that. (Also I am one of those people who has no problem with buying a used or even vintage bag since they cost less a lot of the times not always though so be sure to do your research before buying)

(Diorever, Balenciaga City BagChloé Faye Bag, YSL College Bag, and Chanel Boy Bag)

I also recently was gifted this bag for christmas that I would consider a designer bag and I’m in love.

Resolution 3: Buying Quality Pieces Rather Than Cheaply Made Ones

Trust me we’ve all been there when we have a specific article of clothing we saw on lets say Are You Am I then a fast fashion brand has made a less expensive version that looks exactly the same. Personally I have a lot of problems when it comes to this and while yes I understand that those clothes can be expensive you can still find brands that cost less that make good quality clothing that have far more ethical practices. So that why I’ve made this my resolution along with the fact that it ends up limiting what you end up buying so you end up only buying what you truly love rather then having a ton of clothes but not feeling like wearing any of them.

(My recommendations Realisation Dress,  Are You Am I Top, Reformation Tee, Stone Cold Fox Dress, and ReDone Jeans)

Resolution 4: Continuously Do My Favorite Makeup Look

I tend to be scared to try and wear it whenever I go out because it consists of a strong lashes. I feel like it throws people off and they think its too much but I love a good twiggy lash look.

(Chanel Mascara It’s amazing)

Resolution 5: Not Paying To Much Attention To People Who Have Negative Opinions On My Looks

Its a hard thing not to do for anyone who loves fashion, in general negativity can be a hard thing to ignore, but this year for my own sanity and love of fashion I’m going to do it. Because in all honesty what does the negativity matter if you love you’re outfit. However nice and kind comments are always welcome when it comes to my style and looks.

Let me know in the comments if you have any style resolutions for the year.

Alexis’s Favorite Things Of The Moment 

  • Peonies
  • Shimmery eye lids(Ive been using these ones lately 1,2)
  • Dress that make you look like a doll(These are super cute options from two brands i love 1,2)
  • Edgy boots(Im currently lusting over these two1,2)
  • ALEXACHUNGS new fashion line(I cant wait to get my hands on these two pieces 1,2)
  • How to marry a millionaire
  • Love in the afternoon
  • Iced mochas (top two places to get them are Whole Foods and Alfreds)
  • Dantiy jewelry (These two brands make amamzing jewlery 1,2)
  • Impromptu photo shoots

My Favorite Brands To Shop Vintage

By:Alexis

 

  • Chanel

Generally speaking, I love Chanel- I have since I was a kid. Which I’m sure is weird because what 11 year would want a tweed jacket, broach, two toned flats and a classic flap bag when that’s not what they’re parents are wearing( I blame it on reading vogue and elle magazine back then) As I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to appreciate vintage Chanel more and more. Seriously anytime I see older Chanel ads or clothes I die (as Rachel Zoe would say). My favorite decades to shop Chanel would have to be the 80s and the 90s.

Recommended items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

  • Jean Paul Gautier

This is a designer who is well respected, but may not be that you have heard of. One day when I was shopping at a vintage store, I happened to look at a few of their vintage pieces and fell in love. The clothes are a perfect mesh of classic, punk, and boho.

1,2,3

  • Betsy Johnson

Finding her vintage pieces can be a hard thing to do. But whenever I do find something, I tend to fall in love. Betsy is great at creating girly punk pieces. If you’re on the hunt for her things I’d suggest the 90s as a good decade to start looking and maybe even start buy buying a dress.

1,2,3,4

  • Missoni

This is a classic Italian brand that I have loved for for quite some time now. They are known for classic amazing zig zag print. I would suggest specifically looking into their sweaters and dresses in any decade. This would make a great addition to your wardrobe. I’d also suggest looking in the men’s department for sweaters.

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  • YSL

This is, again, another brand I’m in love with. Not only are there current collections amazing, but their vintage pieces are amazing as well. I prefer to look for their pants, jackets or dresses. These pieces tend create the perfect rebellious classic look.

1,2,3

  • Dior

Yet another iconic brand that’s also very classic. I love how girly some of the pieces can look. These two dresses (dress 1, 2) from Dior that were made in 1949 that for me would be the ultimate find/wedding dress. When shopping for Dior I’d go with any dress or jacket you can find and fall in love with.

1,2,3,4

Some stores I’d recommending looking at for these brands are wastelands, crossroads, and what goes around comes around vintage(this particular store is more expensive but has amazing pieces).