August 20, 2013

Raiding My Sister's Closet: End-of-Summer Wishlist


I love the change of seasons, especially the switch from summer to fall. This may possibly be influenced by having a fall birthday. Possibly. 

Right now, I'm prepping for a low-key homeschool pre-K with Ella, so most of my shopping is of the scholastic variety. But, obviously, shopping, even pretend shopping, for myself is more fun. Here's a few things I have my eye on.

  • Crown Vintage Alice Oxford. I totally love these shoes (and all the Oxford-style shoes out there). This is highest on my to-buy list. My birthday money will be diverted this way very soon, I can tell. Perfect fall/winter everyday shoe. And I'm an everyday kind of person.
  • Mint Earrings. I'm tired of all my earrings. I'm in the mood for colorful big earrings (of course, this is in a alternate-life where Ani wouldn't immediately rip them straight out of my earlobes).
  • Sweatshirt Top. I like comfortable clothing as much as the next person, but I draw the line at comfortable clothing that looks horrendous (say no to harem pants (sorry, Grace)). I was browsing Sammydress for a partnership I'm doing with them and I was all, "sweatshirt that doesn't look like you bought it Walmart for $5. Sold."  (It's still only $7, though, so it's not like you're breaking the bank to wear a sweatshirt). (This paragraph has too many parentheses). 
  • Asymmetrical Zip Leather Jacket. We went grocery shopping last week and Ella kept saying, "Mom, you forgot to bring my sweater!" I thought, "It's AUGUST! I shouldn't have to bring a sweater." Seriously, unseasonably cool right now. Bring on the jackets.
  • Polka-Dot Dress. In my imaginary life where I'm not nursing five times a day and dresses are actually a reasonable wardrobe choice, I'd buy this polka dot dress (I seem to be really into polka-dots lately, if my Pinterest style board is any indication). Actually, this one is on sale, so I might just go ahead and buy it, knowing I won't be nursing for tooooo many more months. Plus, it's a nice cross between summery and fall-appropriate.
  • Bright World Map. I love maps, but it is HARD to find a world map that I like. And I want a really giant one for the hallway. I wish this one came in bigger sizes.
Check out Merrick and Landen's picks:



  1. I love that sweatshirt. But I have never bought from Sammydress. How is the quality? And this sweatshirt only comes in one size. What does that even mean? How does one size, in a sweatshirt, fit all? P.S. I love your blog!

    1. I've never bought anything from them either, so frankly, I can't tell you. But if I do order this or something else, I'll report :)

      And I just ordered a sweater from a different company that was one size, so I'll see how that goes. I find it really bizarre too. . .

      (Seriously, the most useless response ever).

  2. I've been wanting oxfords for ages and ages but I never pulled the plug. Let's both get some soon and be oxford buddies.

    Also, I too am all over the fancy sweatshirt trend. Madewell has a host of unaffordable options that I dream about owning.

  3. I really love those shoes! So scholarly looking and great for fall. I think they'd be a fantastic use of your birthday money indeed.

  4. I would love to hear more about how you're doing preschool with Ella- are you using a curriculum or doing your own thing? How often?

  5. ps- that above comment about preschool was from me, not my husband :)


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