Thursday, August 13, 2009

wishlist 09

yay, fashion post!

Last year I missed new fall clothes because I was a big preggo. So it's been two years since I've been allowed to get into fall fashion. This year I'm pretty excited about reinvigorating the wardrobe. 

I realize this sounds cliche to say, but somehow it's gotten through my head after years of watching What Not to Wear and reading fashion blogs, but. . .  I really need to focus on buying just a few really high quality things that I can wear for a looong time. That means resisting all the cheap, cute, but looks like junk after three washings blouses (h&m and old navy, I'm looking in your direction. . . ) And I'm realizing now how important it is to buy nice clothes, because I have so little time in the morning to decide what to wear.  If I only have nice things to choose from, I won't have to spend my precious time freaking out about something looking old or worn or unprofessional. 

So here's my basic list for this year. Frankly, it's more of a pipe dream list than anything else, but maybe it will keep me on track when I'm spending a little money in the next few months.

1. The boots! Of everything here, I think these have the highest chance of actually being bought. I've wanted a pair of Frye boots for forever, and when I saw these on the Anthro website I knew they were It. A great leather knee high boot, with a mid heel, kinda western but not overtly cowboy-ish. Perfect. 

2. A nice jersey dress, for work and church. I like this BCBG dress from Nordstrom but basically, I'm just looking for anything similar. I like this color, the draping, and the long sleeves. I just need something easy and flattering. 

3. New blazer. This one is from J.Crew but I'm on the lookout for other options. 

4. Gold Cuff bracelet. I first saw this one here. This item wins "most likely to be bought at Target" since I never buy nice jewelry. I tend to lose it, or lose interest in it, so it's better to buy the $12 version. 

5. Plaid shirt from Boden. This one has the perfect color combination, and it looks like it'd be appropriate for work and bumming around.  It also reminds me of something I would have worn with Converse  circa 1994. But that's okay, right? Fashion, so cyclical. 

6. Citizens of Humanity Ingrid Jeans. Ever since I was pregnant, I promised myself I'd buy a new pair of nice jeans when I finally lost all the baby weight. I'm not quite there yet, but I want to keep my promise to myself; it's a nice motivator. A lot of people freak out about the price of designer jeans, but I've found that it's totally worth it. I had a pair of Sevens I wore just about every other day for years, they held up so well and were super flattering, so i figure a hundred plus bucks well spent. 

So that's it! This was super fun for me, and I do feel like it's helpful to reinforce to myself that quality is so much better than quantity. I can see myself wearing any of these things a few years from now. I should probably print this out and bring it with me when i shop to make sure I listen to my own advice though. :)


em said...

The dress, the boots and the belt are my favorite! :)

willikat said...

I totally am with you on the expensive jeans. My Citizens jeans are probably the best money I've ever spent. It's been five years and they are just now getting worn looking... but totally still wearable and the most flattering jeans I own... that's like $20/year.... not bad for the thing I wear the absolute most.

Lllllove all your choices. Get the boots!!!

Laura said...

thanks for featuring my bracelet! :)

Jenny at DosFamily said...

Hey! I found you at smile and wave, and I am so glad you liked my challenge. And I would love to see you participate to. Where do you live, I live in seden but have a sister in nebraska.