Hi everyone! I have some spare time so I thought I would let you know how my 2013 resolution ended, and start early on my 2014 goals - would love to hear from others about how they did, what new goals they have in 2014, and also welcome new members!! =D Last year's resolution - "Every year I resolve not to buy any more bags or wallets until I can get more use out of the ones I already own... of course, that never works haha. THIS YEAR, in order to achieve my goal, I've allocated one bag and wallet to every month so that the majority of items will get used... this is also an exercise to help me use what I have and not just save them up for 'special occassions' or my 'imaginary lifestyle,' as I am guilty of those things too haha.... I based my choices on the mood of the season or holiday." After a year of this these were my results - I started out with the one per month rotation pretty well but eventually realized that for practical reasons, it wouldn't work very well so it evolved into a 'per need basis'. I discovered that medium structured satchels with crossbody or shoulder strap options (or ones that could fit over my shoulder if I absolutely needed hands free) worked best for work. For weekends, I tried to downsize to smaller bags and was also able to incorporate my larger clutches into the mix on a regular basis (huge win since I had purchased quite a few of the Coach legacy clutches the year before and wasn't quite sure when I would use them). My Gucci bags didn't see much action but I still love them hehe - I DID however, use my black leather Guccissima Boston that hardly saw the day of light before, so I consider that a win. Wallets - I didn't purchase any and actually ended up selling 5 smaller wallets that didn't fit my lifestyle (HUGE WIN). I did add 10 items to my collection but they were pieces that were purchased knowing they would be used heavily or were staple pieces missing from my collection - 2 totes (1 purchased using gift card), 2 crossbody (1 was a gift), 2 satchels, 1 clutch, 1 weekend tote, 1 top handle (HG), and 1 top handle flap. I sold 2 bags and have a few more listed so I'm on my way to clearing out the items that don't work. I didn't make it through my whole collection so I imagine I will have more to list this year. I will be putting the funds from those sales towards my Mon Monogram Speedy 35 B that is very personal to me, and hope to get that by August 2014. It will be the first bag that I save for and I'm hoping that since it is such an important bag goal for me, I will not be side-tracked and purchase other items. My 2014, slightly modified resolution, is to continue to use the bags and wallets in my collection, downsize my collection (hope to get down to ~10 wallets, ~25 bags), and only purchase my Mon Monogram. Really excited for 2014 to start and can't wait to see everyone's lovely bags!