i made a list

i’ve made grocery lists and to do lists and even packing lists but how i have come this far in life without making a WARDROBE list is like, so dumb.

as i was making said list i was thinking that my lack of list in this department is the reason i shop for the occasion and subsequently have very little for every day dressing. it’s why i look like an edgy homeless hooker when i go to the grocery store.

so now i have to be very strict with myself. only from the list only from the list only from the list because i DO love a sequin.

i don’t need another party dress. or trendy sweater. or anything with sequins.

and no, i’m not buying 6 coats tomorrow. it’s just apparent to me now that i need well made basics/staples in my closet to make getting dressed easier. making this list helped me see the bigger picture.

it’s also helped me to put together some every day inspiration looks onto a pinterest board and subsequently find the pieces and pin those too. so when i’m ready to purchase i am basically purchasing an entire outfit.


here’s my fall/winter vibe…

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this…

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  1. these steve madden boots are an affordable version of my beloved but stupid expensive chloe rylee boot.

  2. under $100 chunky sweater. comes in 7 colors. i like the brown but i might snag the red too.

  3. i’ll be purchasing 3 of these everlane ovesized fleece hoodies. white, black and grey. i love the side slit.

  4. these rupert sanderson tiptoe suede boots are on my long list. as in i will continue to long for them and wait til they pop up used on the real real or vestiaire collective.

  5. gimme all the bodysuits - here and here

  6. gimme all the blazers too. i am happy to be blazer girl. this one from mango, this one from everlane, this one from ganni, this one from & other stories, ok all of these.

    7. i like the wash on these skinny jeans.

    8. aritzia has basic chunky hoodies in every color under the sun.

    9. this max mara sweater is pricey but not crazy and it’s really just perfect in every way. it is the exact sweater that claudia is wearing up there.

    10. love the wash and the price of these washed out black jeans.

    not pictured but no less important: give me 10 of these basic layering tees.

it’s a start.

if you’d like to see all inspiration and shopping boards go here, and here and here.

friday things

the internet was good to us this week….

home tours:

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leith clark’s london townhouse is really good. from the pink carpeted stairs to custom brass cabinets to the upholstered closet doors…just…just go look!

we’ve all seen photos of ben pentreath and charlie mccormick’s “the old parsonage” home a dozen times. but bible of british taste blogger and obvious friend of ben and charlie has gifted us with a shit-ton more.

shopping:

putting this fleece pullover on my christmas list.

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ysl nail polish is my favorite and worth the price. this shade is very october.

this is a very pretty dress that i would wear now with this sweater over it and these boots.

i think this is an excellent price for a pair of cashmere sweatpants. also going on christmas list.

as far as sweaters go this one ticks all the boxes: several color options (i happen to like this dusty pink one), chunky but not bulky, cozy, warm but not suffocating, long enough to cover your fat ass or FUPA and yet thin enough to frat-tuck it if you need to.

watching:

the sugar high is palpable after the 2nd or 3rd donut.

fewer things bring me as much joy as a bad lip reading.

have a great weekend!

it's warm. it's cold.

let me remind you how effective a jacket/sweater/blazer over a dress can be for these confused weather times.

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nothing new here.

but i do particularly like the look of a belt cinching in an oversized blazer. so it looks a bit more like a coat. but you do you. i also like the oversized sweater thing. and shoes are a whatever-you-like scenario as far as i’m concerned. boots (all shapes), sneaks, loafers…all good. i am always gonna be partial to a heel. but i suppose it depends on the length of the dress, you feel me? on the other hand there are days when only a casual sneaker will do.


here are some considered looks:

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i’ve had my eye on this jacket from mango for a while. it’s just barely back in stock. like, as in i was alerted via email this morning that it was back in stock. i like the fall tones with the minty green jersey slip dress. (it’s 50% off. also comes in black.) i also like how the jacket toughens up the flowy dress and the kitten heel boot brings back a little sexy femininity.

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i LOVE this dress from vince and am OBSESSED with this corduroy blazer from ganni. the blazer is completely versatile and perfect. i am pretty sure the blazer would be on me every day it was chilly enough. belt / boots



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this blush dress from tibi is so pretty and also 50% off. pair it with this double breasted blazer from mango (also on sale!) and cinch it in real tight with a double wrap belt. throw on a pair of combat boots and be fashion. for serious that blazer would be good thrown over jeans or a pair of leather leggings too.


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well isn’t this easy and cute?

you probably already have a slip dress and an oversized cardigan. if not these are both massively affordable and comfortable but fashion with a pair of high top sneaks.

xx