A Thank You Gift for Yourself
Here are some things I accomplished:
I kept my kids alive and relatively unharmed
I continued to write for my blog (coming up on 4 years now), but also became Style Editor for The Little Style File
I made some new friends and had some fabulous moments with old friends
Here are some things I failed miserably at:
Keeping my house neat & tidy
|Me, on a regular basis|
Making my kids pose for enjoyable photos (I do it way past the point that they are enjoying it)
|Poor little Charlotte...|
The premise of Fashion Project is that you can donate high end pieces (brands range from J. Crew to Jimmy Choo, Sam Edelman to Saint Laurent) and they are then sold online, with 55% of net proceeds going to your charity of choice. You get: good karma and a tax receipt. You can obviously purchase some of these designer goods as well, and get a pretty sweet deal on some awesome pieces, like up to 90% off retail (in addition to inadvertently giving money to charity).
Case in point:
I have been looking for a metallic clutch for a while, something with a statement embellishment that won't overpower my look. I saw this gorgeous Linea Pelle bag with chunky chain for $45 and quickly snagged it:
|Linea Pelle Gillian Clutch in Gold|
Retail price: around $140
Fashion Project price: $45
It was in amazing condition, can hold an iPhone, car keys, lipstick AND an airplane bottle of your favorite booze (kidding...kind of).
Here are a few other choice pieces I found newly listed in Fashion Project, few if any are over $100:
|From top left: French Connection Dress, Diane Von Furstenberg Dress, Miu Miu Heels, Dolce Vita Booties, J. Crew Purse, Diane Von Furstenberg Skirt, French Connection Dress, Coach Gloves, Nanette Lepore Jacket|
When I use my new clutch in 2015, I will be proud of all that I accomplished and be OK with the things I let slide. I'm human. Let's celebrate our wins and learn from our losses, shall we?