gilded age

Black & Gold OutfitWho else is ready for the weekend?  MLK Day feels like ages ago and this week has felt like an eternity.  I’m ready to kick up my glittery feet and indulge in all things gold.  Happy Friday friends!
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Sweater: J.Crew
Skirt: LOFT (on sale!)
Necklace: Olive & Piper (c/o)
Bracelet: Juicy Couture
Bag: Tory Burch
Shoes: J.Crew (on sale!)



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Tracy Davis

california casual

Felt Fedora & Infinity Scarf

One more outfit back on the west coast and it pretty much sums up my entire experience over the holiday break.  Whenever I’m in California, life tends to slow down.  The days feel longer and the sun is a little brighter.  And I never feel rushed.Felt Fedora & Infinity ScarfSo forgive me when I say that you’ll usually find me in t-shirts and jeans when I’m back home.  It might not be the most sartorially stimulating combination, but it sure is comfy.
Felt Fedora & Infinity Scarf Felt Fedora & Infinity Scarf Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses

T-Shirt: H&M
Jeans: American Eagle
Hat: Prima Donna (c/o)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Scarf: Gap
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Juicy Couture
Shoes: Joie (c/o) (on sale!)



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My Dad!

2014 style resolution

Gold Sequin Clutch

I’m not one to really keep up with general New Year’s resolutions, but I do like to establish a few goals when it comes to style.  Last year, I set five style resolutions: experiment, edit, create, sparkle and inspire.  This year, I’m setting only one: budget.

I could say that I’m going to spend less or that I’m going to reimagine my wardrobe in new ways.  Those are great goals to have, but they’re a little too broad to track.  I’ve tried month long spending freezes, only to crack at the first sign of a sale or a limited edition designer collab.  So when I read about how Jess of Here and Now set a monthly shopping budget for herself and stuck to it all year long, I knew this was something I had to try.

First things first: setting the monthly budget.  This will vary depending, of course, on your income, your fixed expenses (look at how grown up I sound!), etc.  Be realistic with your budget and find a number that will give you a bit of spending freedom, but also cover your bills while  leave room for saving.

For me, that means budgeting $350 per month for clothes, which equates to an annual budget of $4,200.  At the end of each month, I will be recapping my purchases and reviewing my budget with you.  I hope that by evaluating my spending habits, that I will reduce the amount I spend on clothes and focus on more important goals, like decorating the apartment, experiencing more of NYC, and saving up for a few adventures during the year.

So here we go, 2014.  Let’s do this!