My spring wishlist this year is pretty light. First, fashion again is still in a recession and I still have plenty from last year that is still perfectly serviceable. Second, I like what I have just fine. I’m getting to the point where I’m more about style than trend, so things like asymmetrical skirts and peculiar accessories just aren’t speaking to me. I am dressing for the life I have, not the one which women are encouraged to aspire to. After all, it’s aspiration that got us in this economic mess.
I’m also running into a problem of the “not-quites.” I want a boyfriend blazer…in blue. I would another set of Avenue’s calf boots…in brown. I like the shape of things, but I want certain colors now, and those colors aren’t dotting my rainbow. In fact, outside of the usual floral spring explosion, stuff is all kind of drab right now. A reflection of the state of mind when it was designed? It’s just cheaper not to dye it? (But how does that explain black?)
If I had to pick only one item, it would be the boyfriend blazer. This lets me transition a few summer dresses into spring wear – layers count in Minneapolis – and can easily dress up a multitude of looks without going overboard. Finding just the right one is turning out to be a bit of a challenge, because the clothiers that get the shape and cut right only offer it in blacks and greys, and those that offer it in other colors either don’t have my size, or worse, they make it in denim.
I’m going to be spending more time outside this year, and for that I’d like some reasonably cute but summer friendly shoes.Â Sandals are a must, of course, but also some good walking shoes I can switch off with my Ecco Mary Janes.
Since mostly I’m about making what I already have more wearable, I’m also interested in finding some regular old necklace chains – I have pendants where the chain broke, and it’s suprisingly difficult to walk into Target and get a replacement chain these days.
And, because I allow myself one new bag a season…because I tend to destroy a bag every year, this:
Not the wild stuff of dreams where you throw money everywhere, but y’know, I kind of like to keep some of my money once in awhile.