How To Prepare For The New Year

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I know, I know, I shouldn’t be rushing the holiday season.

How To Prepare For The New Year by popular NYC fashion blogger The Champagne Edit

But it’ll be over before we know it, and I’m not mentally prepared for the new year. Not in a bad way, either. It’s just that my mind has been so focused on shooting holiday content and I’ve been RIDICULOUSLY busy at work.

The holiday season is one of our busiest market seasons (Fall), and we’re working right up until Christmas to make sure orders, fabrics, and models are all set up and ready to be released to our overseas teams before everyone goes on vacation. If things don’t happen, we’ll probably face delivery delays…and that’s never fun. Never a dull moment around here during that time. You can read about this model detail process in my A Week In The Life Of Merchandiser here. (Only imagine it being a bit more crazy since it’s the holidays.)


With 2018 right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about ways to prepare for the new year.

Take a step back and reflect.

Although we’re saying goodbye to 2017, it’s a good time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the best of the year. It’s a great opportunity to look at what worked, what didn’t work, and what I want to improve on in 2018 — mostly for Pink Champagne Problems. For me, I realized that more meaningful content resonates better with my readers and helps me connect on such a different level. I realized I don’t make a ton of money off of commission-based things, so my readers really are looking for word-of-mouth recommendations to become more aware of products, services, etc. This is where sponsored posts with brands come into play. I definitely want to do more in 2018, and if the last three months of 2017 is a reflection of what’s to come…I’m pretty excited.

Don’t set goals or resolutions.

I’m not a great goal-setter or resolution-maker. I tend to fall off the wagon if I “make” myself do something. That’s why I’ve thrown resolutions and goals out the window. This doesn’t mean that I’m not always working towards something, because I am. I just prefer to keep things on my radar and work towards them – at the pace I want to go at.

The Clean Start

New year, new you, right? I know many people swear by this, but I think it’s kind of cheesy. Which is obviously not a bad thing. And I OBVIOUSLY have used this as my MySpace and Facebook captions circa 2009-10 and probably up until I graduated college. Fine, I’m caught red-handed;) While the saying might be cheesy, I think it’s a pretty genius concept. If the start of a new year is what it takes for you to get your butt into gear, then go for it. Hit the ground running with the “new year, new you” motto. Even if you don’t need that “clean slate” like others, it’s definitely the perfect time to use the new year as an excuse to shake things up!

What about you? How do you prepare for the new year? Let me know in the comments below!


photos by allie provost

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  • Vacation style made easy thanks to the @anntaylor_nyc Rockefeller Center store👏🏻 I immediately was able to pick out looks from the new collection and was so excited to wear them in Nantucket😍 These linen pants helped me beat the summer heat and still looked put together for a dinner on the water🙌🏻 #partnership #myannstyle #thisisann
  • Two of the most beautiful things in the world: Iced coffee and hydrangeas🤣😉 (But you totally agree, no?)
Q: WHAT’S YOUR GO TO COFFEE ORDER?! Let me know and I’ll pick one of your next coffee order’s to be on me😉🙌🏻☕️
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  • Wheels up✈️ So ready for a long weekend in Nantucket🙌🏻 What’s your travel style? Typically I’m into the cozy looks, but since this is such a short flight, I decided to put on real pants🤣😌
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  • Some days I want to be super feminine, and other days I want to be cool AF like @aninebing 🤷🏻‍♀️ but that’s the beauty of fashion, right? You can wear what you want, when you want, and how you want👏🏻🙌🏻 // 📸 by @laurelcreative
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  • Anddddd the countdown to my long weekend getaway is ON! Heading to a place that is KNOWN for the flowers behind me😉 Any guesses?!😈🌺⛵️
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