image via Lauren Messiah
When the seasons start to change I immediately get a little shopping crazy… sorry J! Everything looks so new and shiny and I immediately can envision everything in my closet. “I’ll channel my inner rocker! I’ll be a little bit more boho this year!” As I get older I’ve been investing in some nicer, classic pieces that have a little more staying power than my college-Forever 21 budgeted self, but I’ve now adopted a new budgeting strategy to help me curb my shopping habit. What is that you ask? Each season I keep a note on my phone of pieces that I “need” (my husband would say want – whatever). It helps to keep track of what I “should” be buying, reminds me of what I need to be keeping an eye out for and helps me to put down those magenta heels that I don’t really need.
What’s on my list for this season? Well here we go…
via Could I Have That?
Leather Pants (still looking)
I had a cheapo pair in college that I wore into the ground, but I’ve had these on my list for the past 3 years, and need to bite the bullet soon on a nice pair… but oh vay, they aren’t cheap! Does anyone have an suggestions/recommendations!?
image via McKenna Bleu
Flannel (bought on Gilt)
I described my style this season as Kimye meets Sons of Anarchy meets J.Crew. My husband told me to stick with the J.Crew, but it’s fun to go out of our box sometimes right?! A flannel/plaid button up is going to be my (inexpensive) way of soothing my desire to add some edge to my look. Plus everyone was wearing them at Outside Lands and I felt really left out…
via Gold & Grey Blog
Light Pink Sweater (bought at Nordstroms)
I have decided that light pink is going to be my color this season (you know to go with all of that leather and flannel). Most of you must be thinking I’ve lost my mind at this point… but I love fashion for this very reason. You can be this one day, and this the next!
Brown Booties (still need)
I’ve been anti-bootie for so long and final purchased my first black pair last year and lived in them… now onto investing in some brown ones. Sadly I seem to have expensive taste (le sigh), and really struggle with deciding on if certain styles are trendy or not… definitely thinking about waiting on these bad boys to go on sale- thoughts?
White Button Up (bought at Banana Republic)
I have very broad shoulders and swap from anything that feels to constricting (I don’t want to have a Hulk moment!), but I cannot look at another person in a a crisp button up and think – why am I not wearing that!? So I made the jump and bought this bad boy. I think the piping makes it versatile – both edgy and classic! And will pair really nicely with my pink sweater and leather pants… right?!
Whats on your list for Fall 2014?
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