Happy New Year, fashioniSTA! Already, everyone keeps asking me what my New Year’s Resolution is. I don’t have traditional resolutions. More fashionable ones. Here are mine and how I’m going to practice them.

Shop Consignment - I’m not just saying that because I work for Second Time Around! I’m saying it because during times like these (especially right after the holidays), it helps to save a little money in anyway that you can. I hate cutting back on spending money and shopping and I’m sure a lot of people hate having to do it too. Shopping consignment helps intertwine the two. You don’t have to give up shopping designer brands because consignment is full of them for way less than retail. Our stores often times get items brand new, never worn. It’s just another way to shop without feeling the pressure of saving money.

Splurge on a Coveted Piece - I happened to fulfill this resolution before the 2015 New Year. I have always wanted a pair of Christian Louboutin, basic, red bottom, black pumps. I also wanted a shorter heel, so if I were to wear them to work or to an interview, I wouldn’t feel as though I was walking into a nightclub. Last week, I bought my first pair of Louboutins from the Second Time Around in Scarsdale, NY for $360 (with box and dust-bag included). I have been stalking all of the Second Time Around Instagram accounts for a pair of Louboutins in my size. The point of the story is that you just got to go for that piece you’ve had you’re eye on forever. Plus, if you’re going to wear it enough to justify the cost, it is worth the giddy moment you’ll uncontrollably feel when you finally get your Burberry Trench, David Yurman cable bracelet, or (like me) Louboutins.

Try Something New - Wear a lot of black? Try adding some colors and gradually moving towards outfits that contain no (that’s right, no) black. This applies to patterns too. Try wearing florals and stripes together! Crazy, I know. I use Pinterest and Lookbook.nu for inspiration all of the time when I’m feeling like my look is getting boring. Both of these sites show bloggers wearing the latest trends, but with their own take on it.

This resolution doesn’t just apply to fashion, though. Do something that you’ve always wanted to do.

What are your Fashionable New Year’s Resolutions?

Photo Credit: Shopping Second Time Around: Venture Travelist; Louboutins: Wendy’s Lookbook; Stripes & Floral: Blue Eyes And Auburn Hair.