Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My Summer 2015 Wishlist

You may have noticed by now that I've been posting much less often these past few months (on the order of 2 posts a month). I feel that I owe you a bit of an explanation. The short answer is that I've been really busy with life lately. Busy in a good way. It's the first time in a while that I don't feel stressed or dissatisfied. The long answer... well it's a long story. Maybe I'll talk about it in a future post.

One thing about being so busy is that I haven't had time to go in store and try things on in person. Hence, why I haven't written any review posts lately. I'm still shopping, just online. It's kind of a hassle to have to deal with returns every other month, but until things get less busy around here, I don't see how I can avoid it (unless I stop shopping completely).

Anyway, I've been wanting to focus my shopping a bit more now, especially after reading Fran's tips on how to build a cohesive wardrobe. I've already been mostly buying neutrals, but I'm still noticing gaps in my wardrobe. Here are some items on my wishlist that I'd love to own this summer. Of course I'm not expecting to find the one for all of them, but I can at least try. Also, if anyone has recommendations for any of these items, please let me know!

My Summer 2015 Wishlist

1. A cognac bag
Somehow I don't have a small cognac bag in my embarrassingly large collection. I'm really excited about this one that I ordered from Amazon using my birthday gift cards.

2. Cognac flats
Similarly I have multiple pairs of black flats and yet no cognac ones. I'm not sure why. Anyway I like this pair from Banana Republic.

3. Comfy sneakers
I never wear heels, but flats with their lack of padding and arch support are wrecking havoc on my feet. Comfy stylish sneakers are just the thing for those days when I want to give them a rest. I think I'm going to keep this Nike pair that I bought on sale.

4. Nude underwear
Now that I own more white clothing (this tee and these jeans), it's time to invest in more nude underwear. I actually hate shopping for undergarments, so I've been avoiding it this whole time. I really need better seamless bras as well as nude seamless panties.

5. The perfect denim jacket
I want something classic that doesn't make me feel like a trucker, is soft, neither too light nor too dark wash, and in a length that goes well with both pants and dresses. A possible contender is this jacket from J.Crew that I tried on a while back. It might be slightly too cropped to wear with pants though.

6. An easy breezy dress
I used to have a casual striped shift dress that I wore all the time, but now it's all pilly and unserviceable. Since then, I haven't really worn dresses much. All of the other dresses in my closet are earmarked for weddings and/or special occasions. It gets so hot here during the summer that a lightweight casual dress would be just the thing to throw on. Bonus: also doubles as a cover up if you go to the beach.

7. A long pendant necklace
Because I wear so many plain tops, a necklace like this would go with everything. Originally I wanted to look for it on Ebay or while thrifting, but I never saw anything I liked. I'm currently debating between this style and this one. Which do you like better?

8. The little black bikini
I've come to realize that the little black bikini is a lot like the little black dress. It's the perfect swimsuit for all occasions. I was looking for a halter-style top (gives you support and coverage) with a bikini/hipster-style bottom (coverage). I actually really like this affordable and flattering top from Target (I'm a 32C and got a Small). I'm still searching for good bottoms though.

Bonus nice-to-haves:

Espadrille sandals
I only have three pairs of sandals, and two of them are the same style (which I love and highly recommend). Now I'm looking for something fresh and different. Recently I've become obsessed with espadrille wedges on other people, so it's time to look into adding a pair to my own closet.

An inexpensive white bag
Last summer I got a white Old Navy bucket bag, and I wore it all the time. Unfortunately, it rubbed against one of my dark blue pairs of jeans and got stained. This summer I'm interested in buying another inexpensive white bag. That way, if it gets ruined or stained, I won't be too heart broken.

A pretty summer blouse
Recently I took stock of my closet, and I mostly own t-shirts and button-downs. I'd like to add a pretty patterned blouse that I could dress up or down to the mix. For example, something like this top from Anthropologie.

What's on your summer wishlist?


  1. I've been eyeing the Kendra Scott pendant necklaces too. I personally like the Rae style a little better, just because it's a little simpler. I bet you could get some really good deals on your "bonus" items. Most of the stores seem to mark down all their summer stuff by the Fourth of July!

    1. I ended up going with the Rayne, because tassels! It's actually much prettier in person than I expected. Of course the Rae is pretty too. I forgot about Fourth of July sales! It feels like Memorial Day just happened, haha.