Confession: I still have clothing from middle school in my closet. They don’t fit. They are out of style. And I still try to squeeze my muffin top in them like a butcher pushes ground pig innerds into an intestinal skin. yummy.
Another confession: I buy 90% of my clothing based on cost alone. Stacy London & Clinton Kelly would have a hay-day. And I would probably do the ugly cry in their 360 degree mirror room. Seriously though Stacy, some people can pull off acid-wash-cutoffs-circa-1992.
These clothing wishlists are a good idea for me. They make me think. Which I have realized is a priviledge after having a kid…thinking eats up time…precious time that you could be sleeping or brushing your teeth or doing very important tasks…like doing deep-knee squats in your 8th grade cords hoping that the fabric will forgive you for that pan of brownies that you devoured last night and allow your bum to stay inside the waistband. They make me think and they hold me accountable. They force me to actually analyze what I own (or don’t), what looks good on me, what is affordable and what is age-appropriate. Apparently it is important to not look like a street-walkin-teenager-from-the-80’s. So I’ve heard. Although I think it’s debatable.
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I love the color and texture of this shawl collar sweater. It looks like it would be easy enough to throw on over a tank and a pair of jeans. And it doesn’t looks scratchy…which I find is the major flaw in most cozy sweaters.
This tunic is simple and oh-so-versatile. I love chambray colored tops and skirts…and this tunic is long enough to qualify as both in my book. That’s not to say I would wear it all by itself. No. That would definitely break a few rules in Stacy’s Don’t Dress Like A Hooker book.
Third confession of the day…I already have this Gap sweater. I bought it when it was on sale and we had a 45% coupon. So it ended up being less than $20. And the collar draws attention away from the afore-mentioned pastry that has taken up residence at my midsection.
Super cheap…just my style…and draws attention north of the jean spill-over-effect…yes, I definitely love this henley tee. I think I might order it in several colors.
Last fall I blogged about these jeans…and they are the bee’s knees for my post-pregnancy body. Now I need them in another color…because the darker version is the only thing that fits. So medium wash, here I come.
I had a Jo Totes camera bag in my wishlist for the last few months. I kept telling myself I would order it. Then it went out of stock. They sold out. I clicked, I saw, I cried. Right about the time when the heartbreak set in, I decided that if they came out with a white or gray tote I would buy immediately. Then I saw this beauty. I clicked, I screamed, I bought. Can’t wait to see how my camera, my wallet and Will’s diapers fit inside 🙂
I have been looking for the perfect lightweight striped tee to wear under sweaters and still be able to pull out in the warmer months…and I think this is it. It looks long enough to cover up my lovely lady lumps (the ones that are sugar-induced) and since it has three-quarter length sleeves, it would be versatile enough for every season.
Yes. I know. Don’t judge me. But dang if they aren’t more comfortable than one of those Playboy Bunnies in a rich man’s arms.
When I heard that Land’s End started a new spinoff called Canvas I was all like “oh this should be exciting for the 40 somethings” but once I checked it out, I was singing a different tune. I have no idea how this stuff lays or fits or if the cuts are all wonky or if the quality stinks…but consider me a fan. The price is right, the look is just my style….in short, I LOVE. So with all that said, if you wrk for this company and want to send me samples, I can put them through rigorous testing of DIY projects, blog writing, baby feeding, and television watching. Oh and I love this skirt.
Okay…so I’ve learned that my hoodies are slowly disappearing. And since my 9 month old STILL doesn’t sleep all night through and I like to throw on a lightweight hoodie at night as I sit in the hall and listen to him cry it out, I need more. This one is cute with the part henley part hoodie action.
I want a slouch hat. And I am slowly falling more and more deeply in love with anything knitted or crocheted. The texture gets me. This one has a cutie matootie that comes with it. Not the baby…the flower 🙂
This looks as comfortable to me as a tee shirt but put-together enough that the receptionist at Will’s pediatrician will stop judging me for wearing the same pajama-pant-slash-hoodie combo for every visit. It’s pretty bad when someone who is wearing scrubs looks more refined than you. I mean, my logic is sound though. Why dress up unless you are going somewhere fancy…like Walmart?
I might be the last person on the planet to hop on board the Jeggings train…but I have decided that I am a fan of jeans and a fan of leggings…therefore I must give their inbred love child a try. If I hate them, I promise to only wear em with a tunic and boots…that way 85% of them will be covered. The other 15% will be tight and unflattering…but that isn’t any different than 100% of my other pants.
Again Canvas is rocking my world with this look…casual enough to wear at home but not in a I-eat-old-cheetos-kinda way. Love the color and the fact that it doesn’t look like it could hug my semi-truck-spare-tire.
Lastly but definitely not leastly, we have this fleece jacket. I’ve always wanted to own something that is The North Face brand…sometimes I sneak into Jeremy’s closet and wear his North face lightweight jacket that he got as a gift. The stuff is dangexpensive…that’s one word for when things are beyond very expensive. it’s like ludicrious speed (name that movie for ten points)…except for pricing.
Okay…so that is my wardrobe wishlist for the winter (which by the way has hit the Peach State WAY hard! We actually have snow…and I ain’t talking about a light one inch dusting). Anything you recently added to your wishlist? Are you needing sweaters as much as I am? Or perhaps you tried jeggings and need to warn me of their evils? Maybe you just want that camera bag as much as I do? Any Canvas fans? Or Ugg wearers?
psst…here’s the past fall wardrobe wishlist 🙂
psst…when I was e-window-shopping, I couldn’t help but lust over some great spring finds…so later this week I’ll reveal my spring wardrobe wishlist…and just a word of warning, you may want flowers and pastels a smidge early this year!