Blogs are a-blazin’ with fall fashion wishlists. Do we ever really outgrow the impulse for back-to-school shopping? I think not. Moms initiate the routine and then the Vogue September Issue (Grace Coddington!) picks up where they left off.
Sweaters, blazers, boots, blouses, scarves… and my gimme-gimme-gimme item – coats. Not working this summer made me reprioritize my budget, with spending $ slated for summer excursions, establishing our new apartment, and a bike (my “priorities” sure do seem like this*) but I’ve been on a strict retail diet. I don’t even know the last time I went shopping, and let me tell you, I am jonsing somethin’ bad.
Below are some items I’ve been taunting myself with lately. I think a new job requires some new attire, right? You gotta look the part. More fashion on my Pinterest board.
These coats cost like 1/2 my annual income but I’m still going to continue to stare:
Don’t forget to accessorize!
* I completely realize that if a lack of shopping is my biggest problem, I’m at a pretty awesome place in life. This quote has been resonating with me a lot lately:
“The secret to happiness in life is to be conscious of what is uniquely great about your current situation and put your focus there.”
This might deserve a whole post of its own in the near future.
** Jenna Lyons, Jenna Lyons, JENNA LYONS. This woman is my superhero (look at her home. We share a love of the name Beckett!). Her recent profile in New York magazine is a great read (“Jenna Lyons girl crush” brings up half a million Google hits.)