New Year’s Staples

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I know it’s a little late, but now that 2018 has come to an end, I am trying to reflect upon my past year, accomplishments, and mistakes.  As a twelve-year-old, I struggle to find the confidence to be my true self.  There were times when my lack of confidence made dressing the way I want to a challenge.  There are far too many stereotypes of how girls my age should dress.  Unfortunately, this is a time where we all feel that we have to conform to these stereotypes.

Over the course of 2018, I switched schools, started a healthier lifestyle, which included exercising and eating better, and developed a skincare regimen.  Some events were more life-changing than others. Switching schools, for instance, was really difficult; while doing a face mask every week wasn’t that drastic of a change. Overall, though, 2018 caused me to have a revelation: That I had to change in order for my life to change.  However, I don’t want to get into my deep philosophical principles, so let’s just get to the clothes.  Sound good?

I’ve decided that I want to have a simple and minimalist style.  Moreover, one that is trendy, but not extravagant.  Heres a quick list on how I changed my style in consecutive order:

  1. Preliminary Research- I began by researching styles I wanted and brands that fit my fashion criteria.
  2. Buy Some Clothes- This one is pretty obvious.  It’s also the most fun step.
  3. Purge the Closet- I found that getting rid of clothes that I no longer had a use for really helped me have a clear plan for my style.  Not only did it make room for new clothes, but it also was a potential way to make money!  I am planning on selling my clothes at a teen consignment shop called Plato’s Closet.
  4. Wear Them- Haha.

Here is one of my new outfits…

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It’s classic, while still incorporating some of today’s trends.  I found it quite interesting to style these wide leg jeans, since they aren’t your typical skinny jean; however, the wide leg added a lot of interest to the outfit.  The striped button-up shirt paired really well with the jeans!  I was originally not sure if they would work together, since they were both looser items.  So, I tucked in the shirt and left the top button unbuttoned to make it more SCANDALOUS.  Just kidding, but I do think it made the outfit a bit more feminine.  Additionally, this pink sweater was a great “pop of color” and it kept me warm.  Finally, I wore some white Chuck Taylors.  They went well with the overall color scheme of the outfit and I mean c’mon, they’re Chucks.


Top: Nordstrom

Jeans: Nordstrom

Sweater: Zara

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Well, that’s it for now.



P.S.- Here’s a nice picture of me standing in front of a red Ford, lol.

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2 thoughts on “New Year’s Staples

  1. Hey Cousin, it’s your cousin of the third degree: Rick Trivane. Grandpa Chuck (Charlie, Chas?), my first cousin, proudly sent me a copy of your blog. I read it with great interest. I am astounded with your advanced writing skills for a 12-year-old. Your writing skills remind me of my grandmother, Mary Teresa Enot Yorke, your great, great grandmother who was born on March 12, 1890. She was the newspaper publisher of the Carteret News in Carteret, NJ. She died on May 24, 1973 at my parents home in Seaside Park, NJ. Surprisingly, her ten grandchildren only had her as their only grandparent. Your grandfather was the youngest of all the grandchildren. The other grandparents had all died before we were born.
    Hope you enjoyed this short family history, and there is a lot more. Say hi to your mom and dad. I hope to see you the next time you visit your great grandmother at Pelican Island, NJ.
    If you get a chance, watch some of our videos on our website:

    Virtually yours… Cousin DT (my old moniker)


    1. Hello! Sorry for the delay in response, I did not notice the notification until today! It’s very interesting to hear the I come from a history of writers in the family. Hope to see you soon, thanks for the compliments on my blog!


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