Inside TopShelf: New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

The New Year is not just a time to reflect on the past, but a chance to set new goals for the future. Whether that means short-term personal goals or long-term achievements, New Years resolutions are one thing we continuously return to. While we’ve already touched on our 2012 accomplishments here at TopShelf, we have individual goals as well. Today TopShelf CEO, Katie Nadler and Social Media Intern, Anne Cody share their personal New Year’s resolutions as we move into an exciting new chapter.

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2013 New Year’s Resolutions: Healthier Lifestyle – While improving one’s health is not a groundbreaking resolution, there are many ways to go about it. 

Katie’s goals: My goal this year is to focus on being active on a more consistent basis. While I’m not a morning person I find myself making excuses to skip the gym at the end of the day and before I know it the week has passed with only one visit to the gym. Therefore, I’m planning to start to working out in the mornings. I’m going to start with a realistic goal of working out in the morning twice a week and then hopefully increase from there. As for eating healthy, I’ve never been much of a dieter so I’m steering clear of making promises I can’t keep. But I am planning to try to drink more water. I hear it’s pretty good for you.

Anne’s goals: One goal I have is to add variation to my meals and workouts. While I’m pretty good about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, my routine has become very repetitive. Whether that means eating the same dinner four times a week or resorting to the elliptical every time the gym gets crowded, I definitely need to change it up. In the coming year I plan to make more time for myself so I can experiment with new dishes and workout classes to better my health. 

2013 New Year’s Resolutions: Fashion Mix-up - Taking fashion risks, exploring styles and creating new outfits out of what you already own are great ways to take on your closet this year.

Anne’s goals: Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I like to wear black. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, I do think it’s time to mix it up. Working in fashion has opened my eyes to the millions of options out there and what better time to change up my wardrobe than the start of a new year? This year I plan to take on my closet in true TopShelf fashion by experimenting with new colors and styles. 

Katie’s goals: I find a few designers I like and I stick to them. My closet is filled with AG jeans and Joie tops. I buy the same brand because I know how it fits and I trust the quality. There’s nothing wrong with sticking with what works but I feel like I don’t get to try a lot of new styles since each brand I wear has a limited number of certain cuts, patterns, and styles each season. My goal this year is to discover 5 new brands that I like to wear. Knowing me I’ll probably turn to my stylists for help with this one.

2013 New Year’s Resolutions: Personal Change can cover a variety of fields, both in terms of profession and one’s personal life. Here are a few random resolutions for 2013.

Katie’s Goals: I graduated from business school in the spring and my friends are now spread out all across the country (and the world). Over the past 6 months I haven’t been staying in touch as I would have liked. This year I’m going to be better at picking up the phone, opening my email and staying connected with all the great people I’ve met but who I’m not lucky enough to live in the same city as anymore.

Anne’s Goals: A personal goal that I set for myself every year is to make sure that I am constantly moving forward. In earlier years this growth applied to school, this year it means my professional career. I want to make sure that I’m always learning new material and progressing in my work. Whether that involves taking a new class or expanding my role in a current field, I want to continue to expand.

2012 Year in Review: TopShelf Clothes Highlights

As we look back at our year, we at TopShelf have made monumental moves. In addition to our literal move from Midtown to Soho, we’ve evolved as a business as well. We wanted to take the time to share our most memorable TopShelf moments as we prepare for the exciting year ahead.

2012 Year in Review: DreamIt Venture’s Demo Day

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DreamIt Venture’s Demo Day marked one of the first big steps for TopShelf Clothes. The event occurred at the end of the summer tech incubator program as CEO, Katie Nadler, presented the business to investors, fellow entrepreneurs and press. It was a huge accomplishment to show the startup world how one person’s single idea had transformed into a business with a product and a team in just a matter of 12 weeks.

2012 Year in Review: Moving Offices

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In early October, we moved from DreamIt Ventures in bustling Midtown to our new WeWork Labs in Soho. In addition to our new space, we acquired VP of Engineering, Andrew Frankel who has made invaluable contributions to TopShelf Clothes. Moving to our own offices was a sign that TopShelf was here to stay, even though it’s time at DreamIt had come to a close.

2012 Year in Review: Marketing Site and Private Beta Launch

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The end of the summer marked our Private Beta launch and the end of 2012 year marked the launch of our official marketing site to the public. After months of working with shoppers on our private beta site, this public preview of our style services was a huge advancement of the TopShelf Clothes brand. Check out the new TopShelf site and be sure to sign up for our wait list to receive personalized style advice when we open up the site to new members!

2012 Year in Review: Team Mixers

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What better way to get acquainted with your fellow stylish team members, than with social events? The feeling of belonging to a special team of talented individuals is an important part of TopShelf Clothes. Especially with many of our stylists working remotely, the chance to come together to celebrate our accomplishments and get to know one another is what holds our network together. Whether that means pizza and champagne in our office, rooftop cocktails at a swanky hotel bar, or apps and games at a local Italian food restaurant we’ve held regular mixers as the TopShelf Clothes team continues to grow.