A Year in Review: 2015 Edition

by - Saturday, January 02, 2016

Happy new year! Because self-reflections have become a yearly tradition, I'd rather be a couple days late than to skip a year ;) So a look back on 2015...

- My favorite purchases this year (because I couldn't pick just one) are the Chelsea28 white pleated wide leg pants and the Manolo Blahnik gray BB suede pumps. Both are classic pieces that I can see myself wearing until I'm old and gray. My biggest impulse buy this year are black sneakers. I wore them a few times before the excitement faded and regret settled in. Sigh. I really should've slept on this purchase more. I spent 8% of my salary on clothing/accessories/beauty this year. The number is lower than last year but higher than the years before that.

- 2015 is the year of color obsessions. I had multiple white items on my wishlist and can happily say I've crossed them all off: white button up shirt, white blazer, and white trousers. These purchases were not surprises as I've always had a soft spot for how clean white looks. What threw me for a loop was how crazy I became for rose gold jewelry, so much so that I wanted to wear a watch again for the first time in 15+ years!

- My top 5 favorite casual outfits of the year are:

[from L -> R] one / two / three / four / five
2015 favorite casual outfits

- The biggest change in my personal life this year has to be switching jobs. I've pretty much settled into a routine now and working in a legit office building (with elevators!) is no longer a novelty ;) I started out adhering to the business casual dress code fairly closely. Now that I no longer feel like "the new person," both my mindset and outfits have relaxed somewhat.

- ...which brings me to my top 5 favorite work outfits of the year:
[from L -> R] one / two / three / four / five
2015 favorite work outfits

- The second biggest life adjustment this year is: I'm now a smartphone owner! You'd think I would be more active on social media now that I'm connected 24/7, right?! Nope, I've actually regressed in my social media usage. Pre-smartphone, I would think to myself, "Hey I'm doing something interesting, I should document and share!" Now that I have a smartphone at my disposal, it's like, "Ehh, too lazy to document. I'll do it next time." And "next time" becomes "next time", haha. I feel like I say this every year, but I'll do my best to overshare -- it's not an easy habit to learn ;)

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who visits my blog. All your comments, support, and constructive criticisms mean so much to me. I know I've been writing less text with my posts, but hopefully will continue to still update on a regular basis. Cheers to 2016!

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  1. Yay to having a smartphone!! LOL! Has it been life changing? Please say yes so I can convince Tim to do the switch as well. We wish you + C Happy New Year. Go Redskins (says Tim)!

    1. Hahaha yes, a smartphone has been life changing in the silliest ways for me. A coworker convinced me to download the Starbucks app since we take so many "coffee breaks". It's seriously a rush to see the stars pile up until I'm rewarded with a free drink LOL. That's probably not going to convince Tim, but I'm sure there are apps out there that would be a game changer for him.

      PS - HTTR!

  2. A week late, but happy New Year, Cee! =D


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