I'm working on my New Year's fashion resolutions, but in the meantime, here's an end of the year fashion survey, from A to Z (taken from here):
A: What accessories do you wear everyday?
Just my beloved flattened freshwater pearl necklace from Anthropologie.
B: What is your beauty routine?
I'm a devoted Cetaphil gentle cleanser user, with St. Eve's apricot scrub in the shower and Elta MD UV Facial SPF 30 Moisturizing Lotion in the morning.
C: What was the last item of clothing (for yourself) that you purchased?
Those black Banana Republic mary-jane pumps I posted about a few days ago. I am very excited for them to arrive in the mail! And if shoes don't count as clothing, then two Victoria's Secret Dream Angel Ipex Demi Bras, $23.99 in stores and $33.50 online, one dark purple and the other a bluish grey. I think I'm going to need go back to VS in the next few days and see if I can find some underwear to match.
D: Do you use a dresser, closet, or both?
Both. I am a very spoiled girl and have two closets in my bedroom in NY, and in between is a massive Ikea dresser. I like having the dresser, because when I'm too lazy to hang up my clothes I can throw them in any open drawer, leaving the clean-up for later.
E: What type of earrings are in your ears right now?
None. I really only wear earrings when I'm getting really dressed up. I'm lucky, I think, because I got my ears pierced when I was around 7 or 8--long ago enough that I can go six months without wearing earrings and the holes won't close up.
F: What type of figure do you have (measurements)?
I hope to look like an hourglass but, realistically, I may be more of a pear.
G: Do you wear glasses?
I own a pair that I could five years ago, when my vision first started going down the drain, but I wear contacts instead.
H: What type of handbag do you carry?
I just switched to Urban Outfitters' Sadderly Buckle Bag, $58, which I've blogged about before and got for Christmas. At first I was horribly disappointed because they sold out of the darker brown color I originally wanted, and I had to settle for a less exciting "tan." But it's still a nice bag and a big improvement over my thoroughly beat-up handbag from some H&M rip-off in Poland.
I: What is your ideal style?
The unfailingly classy look of Charlotte York (from whom I take my blogging name), mixed with the younger, slightly deranged look but always impeccably put-together look of Blair Waldorf, with a hint of Lauren Conrad's not-trying-too-hard cool. Anything and everything Mad Men is perfection, too.
J: What is your favorite brand of jeans?
I wear Gap pretty much exclusively, but in 2009 I'm hoping to branch out and find a hotter brand.
K: Do you wear knee-high stockings?
Nope. Sometimes knee-high socks under boots, and sometimes thigh-high stockings under dresses, but never knee-high stocking.
L: Do you *have* to wear matching lingerie?
I have maybe two or three pairs of underwear that match a bra, and since I usually don't go commando: no.
M: Do you wear makeup?
Oh, yes. Clinque foundation, Covergirl powder, Almay mascara, and eyeliner if I'm feeling fancy.
N: Do you wear nightgowns?
Occasionally. Also, sometimes I fall asleep wearing a dress.
O: What outerwear do you put on when going out on a typical winter's day?
If it's bone-chillingly cold, my dark green Andrew Marc wool-cashmere coat. If it's in the 40's or higher, I like to wear my navy blue puffer jacket from American Eagle, which has a huge furry hood that makes me feel extra cozy.
P: What is your favorite perfume?
I'm not really a perfume girl, but when I remember to spritz it on: Falling in Love, by Philosophy.
Q: Is your motto "quality over quantity" when it comes to clothing and accessories?
I wish I could say yes, but the truth is that I'm way more likely to buy a cheap dress from H&M than anything with a designer label. I know that you're never too young to start building a high-quality wardrobe, but as a college student and unpaid intern, I'm forced to stick to what's on sale at the Gap.
R: Do you wear rain boots?
Yes! And I got them on sale at the Gap for $7! I'm not crazy about them because they're so heavy that they're not easy to walk in, but I adore splashing through puddles and maintaining my dry socks.
S: Do you wear socks or slippers when your feet get cold?
Socks, sure. (This is a weird question. Who's going to answer, "No, I don't own any socks because I believe in toughing it out.")
T: Do you have a set of travel luggage?
Sigh, I wish. I dream of having a set like the Louis Vuitton luggage in The Darjeeling Limited. For now, though, I'm just happy that my Land's End suitcase holds a ton of clothes and is easy to spot on the airport baggage carousal.
U: What is your daily uniform?
When it's not freezing, J.Crew boots, jersey dress in a solid color with empire waist, and a cardigan. When it's colder or I'm lazy, ballet flats with jeans and a sweater.
V: If you are married, did you wear a veil with your wedding dress?
Not married, but I don't think I'm a veil sort of girl.
W: Do you wear a watch?
For most of my life I always had a digital Timex on my wrist, but it broke over the summer and I haven't gotten around to replacing it (another resolution!).
X: What item of clothing always makes you feel beautiful?
Why is this X? Anyway, anything with a V-neck and sort of emphasis on my waist.
Y: What is your favorite type of yarn?
Is modal a type of yarn? I'm a fan of any sort of soft jersey.
Z: Do you prefer zippers or buttons?
Zippers on jeans, buttons on cardigans, and snaps on men's shirts (for purposes of ripping open dramatically).
I hope this wasn't too boring! If you decide to fill this out, too, let me know so I can read it!