Happy New Years lovelies! 2018 is bound to be just amazing, can't you feel it?
Express Dress [new, $30], Banana Republic Cork Wedges [secondhand, $15], YSL Bag [new, $25], Baublebar Dangle Earrings [new, $12]
Outfit Total: $82
I wore this outfit for a small New Years Eve Party get together, and it really made me feel oh so festive! I got so many compliments on this dress, which I actually scored through a Christmas sale Express was having. ALL dresses were only $30! Considering this dress had an original price tag of $118, I would say I got a pretty killer deal! I really loved the sexy, low neckline, and the gold and silver flowers were perfect for the ball drop!
I've always really loved New Years, and the possibilities it brought. Fresh start, new you! I'm very excited for what is in store for 2018, and wanted to share with all of you my New Year's resolutions (personal and professional!) for accountability and motivation. Keep me on track y'all! Continue scrolling to read more!
1. Learn How to Drive stick
This may be an every day occurrence for most people, but for someone that is so unaware of how an automobile actually works and runs, this terrifies me! What can't we all just press a pedal and go, huh? Well, the fear of learning how gears work has come to an end and I am ready master this skill! I remember my bad ass mom teaching herself how to drive stick in our neighborhood when I was younger and I hope one day I can be half that awesome! I will keep you guys updated here and through social media. Expect one or two anxious IG stories!
2. Write Two Blog Posts a Week
Aside from my Fancy Free endeavors, I also work a full time job that requires nearly 3 hours PER DAY of commute (eh, not really too crazy for a typical SoCal-er). This has presented some challenges in the way of creating new content and sharing my finds and views on here though! Fancy Free is my favorite outlet to share my passions, so I have decided to buckle down and stick to a schedule to find the time to do what I love! Starting this first week of January, I am promising two blog posts a week! I've always been an excruciatingly organized person, so I am dictating Wednesdays and Saturdays as new post days! Make sure to check back on these days for new posts, but don't worry if you forget because I will remind you across every social media platform I can get my hands on. ;)
3. Keep Fancy Free Boutique at over 100 items at all times
As mentioned above, the weekdays can be a little hectic with work and commute. But I have oh so enjoyed the time I get to spend sourcing nice items and flipping them for some profit! It's like finding a diamond in the rough. :) After all costs and fees, I came out with a profit of around $400 in 2017 selling through eBay since I started the store back in February. Definitely decent, but I know I can do better! Currently at 60 items for sale, my goal is to be at 100 by the end of January and stay there! That may mean less sleep, but that also means more shopping and more money! Keep an eye out for more mid to high end items posted very soon. You can visit my store by clicking on above "fancy free boutique" tab and hitting the link!
Thank you so much for reading and allowing me to share my hope for 2018! I encourage you to share your New Year's resolutions with me below so we can all be our very best selves this coming year!
I am also incredibly interested in hearing what you want to see more of from Fancy Free! Sales? Travel? Beauty? Let me know! In accordance with resolution #2, check back here for a new blog post Saturday!
Live for luxury? No trust fund, no problem!
Join the fancy free journey as we seek the
finer things in life, sans millions.
- Marie Claire, September 2016