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1. Wear some fur.
Fur has become super trendy these past few seasons but I've yet to master the look. I'm totally loving fur vests and boots - such as the ones above from D&G fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection. This upcoming year, I resolve to save up and get myself a pair. Or maybe I can opt for a DIY version modified from this one.
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2. Break away from Uggs.
I'll admit it: I love my Uggs. They're sooo comfy for walking around in the snow and keep my feet super warm. But I've been wearing leggings and Uggs just a little too often.
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3. Fit into my skinny jeans from high school.
This is a hard one. I've indulged in way to many cocktails and foreign delicacies during my study abroad trip this fall. Time to start making healthy home-cooked meals and to get back to my fitness routine. Nothing quite beats the feeling of being able to slip on those skinny jeans from my high school days.
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4. Rock jeggings.
I've just recently gotten my first pair of jeggings and I absolutely love them! I got a pair of slim-fitting, dark-wash ones and they're fabulous: they're warmer than regular leggings and actually look like real jeans - only much more stretchy and comfortable. As for those who find jeggings extremely trashy, they're really not if you wear them correctly.
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5. Channel a celebrity.
After studying abroad in Beijing, I've been inspired by Asian celebrities and Asian street style in general. Asian girls seem to put so much more effort into their looks. Possible options for celebrity inspirations? My top picks are Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo, and Kristin Cavallari.
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6. Wear more false lashes.
Another thing inspired from my study abroad trip as sooo many Asian girls wear false lashes. After several failed attempts, I've finally learned how to apply them correctly. I just acquired a bottle of the DUO dark tone eyelash glue and it's absolutely fabulous. Plus, I've discovered that false lashes make so much difference, even an inexpensive pair can make your eyes look amazing. Finally, falsies eliminate the hassle of applying mascara. They're a must-wear for parties and other special events.
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7. Experiment with make-up.
I tend to fall into a make-up rut - concealer, foundation, brown eyeshadow, shimmer lower-eye eyeliner, powder, and out the door. But with so many good make-up tutorials on YouTube (my favorites are Holly Ann Aeree and Michelle Phan), there's no reason not to try something new.
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8. Only buy pieces that I really love.
My three closets at home is overstuffed with clothes, shoes, and bags, many of which I haven't worn in months. In fact, I don't think I've ever worn some of the stuff I own. I've been such an impulse buyer - buying a leopard print dress in case a Jungle Party comes up, buying something neon in case someone throws an '80's party. Time to clean out my closet and be more selective about my purchases!
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They say accessories make an outfit, and I think that's often true. However, I'm usually too lazy or too rushed to accessorize. This year, I'll keep my jewelry, belts, scarves, and purses more organized so I can easily mix and match according to my outfit.
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10. Wear heels
Heels are amazing. They lengthen your legs, tighten your behind, and force you to walk more confidently. Time to suck up and pain and wear heels more often!