Tuesday, 18 October 2011

A/W 2011 Wishlist!

I love doing posts like this because they are a permanent reminder of the items I need to save up for and buy! I often write lists down on bits of till roll when it's quiet at work and then lose them. But when it is here on my blog, published for the world (hah) to see, I always know where to find my wishlist.

Black high heels

I am in love with a pair of block heeled Mary-Janes from Topshop but they don't have them in any of my local stores and I am not sure about buying shoes online, especially when delivery is £4. So I am on the search for something similar- a pair of shoes I can party in or wear to go out for a meal. I like Mary-Janes because the strap makes me feel secure; I tend to walk out of shoes with no straps! Having said that I love these from Office even if the price is a little steep. I don't really want to go over £60 and I'm hoping New Look will come up trumps, as that's where I got my last pair from- £20 when I was 19 and they lasted me over 5 years. If I can't find nything else these will do, though I would prefer a higher heel.

Fit and flare dresses



I have been in love with this Topshop dress for months. It's quite expensive at £48 but it's such a classic shape and design and excellent quality that I feel I will get my moneys worth out of it. I realised I don't have an all-occasions black dress.
Boohoo have some colourful cheap options too so I might get a mustard one to be trendy.


Brown skirt
I am pretty taken with this pleated brown skirt from New Look. I feel like it really suits the aesthetic I'm going for this A/W plus it's £19.99 and I have a £10 voucher to spend in New Look- everyone's a winner. I'd like to wear it with this amazing body I saw on the Forever21 website:

It's velvet!

Warm Tights Need I explain? Every winter I go on a tights haul- woolly black, sheer black for nights out, woolly grey, woolly purple, and whatever else I decide I fancy!

Boots

Not strictly necessary because I got a new pair of ankle boots last winter but I want some brown ones. They're pretty cheap at New Look and I can't see the point of spending much as I always ruin them anyway.


A coat

Again not really needed but I'm keeping my eyes open for a reasonably priced coat that ISN'T black.

I must not be tempted to buy anything else before I have these basics...wish me luck with that.

To play me out, a suitable tune from The Mamas and The Papas (the leaves are brown and the sky is grey indeed!) I love it when bloggers link to a song with relevant lyrics or a relevant feel to it, and I always mean to do it.

34 comments:

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Megan said...

I have a dress that is a similar cut to the Topshop dress and it is so flattering! Such a classic cut, go for it!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Love your selection! For heels, check ebay, they always have lovely straps and feel secure. x hivenn

Daria said...

This dress is...wow, perfection!

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The Brunette said...

I love those style of dresses they are so flattering.

I love boots in New Look as they are such a bargain. I got a leather pair from there for a tenner the other day as they had put the wrong price on the internet xx

daisychain said...

I'm loving fit and flare dresses, so flattering and smart enough for work, too.

Temporary:Secretary said...

The pleated skirts are lovely! I tried looking for the river island lace dress on the site but couldn't find it, i wonder if they sent me old stock or if it's yet to launch. I will ask for you and if it's going to be available soon, i'll link it up on the blog xxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I must do this too - I need some focus to my 'I've nothing to WEAR' moments, which are pretty frequent at the moment. Like the skater style black dress, although I'm pretty set for black dresses really!

Sophie - Country girl said...

I sadly don't think fit and flare dresses are really for me :(
loving all thick tights.
My blue coat seems to go with most things

Sophie - Country girl said...

oh and I get the walking out of heels too. It's much harder to find ones with a good retaining strap though.

Kasia M said...

I love the fit and flare dress! I want one myself ;)

Monday Receptionist said...

I could've written that post myself! I'm in LOVE with the skater dresses, H&M have a good copy of the black for £14.99 if you're not feeling too flush :)

yiqin; said...

love the skirts :)

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Lovely choises! Could wear this too :)

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Candy Lane said...

Love the dresses and skirts ;)

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Kitsune-kun said...

good luck finding a good coat, and budgeting! it's hard to hold out for important basics, I'm in the same boat right now, and i can't fin any outerwear i'm excited enough about.

cecylia said...

The 1st dress is so gorgoeus- very ladylike and feminine, great selection!! You should treat yourself because you deserve it!
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Sandwich de Dinausore said...

I love the black dress :)
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She's Dressing Up said...

I love that Topshop dress! Great list :)

SoapyMermaid said...

excellent selection of basics. I bought myself a fuschia coat last summer. I love it :)

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Fydez said...

I have a thing about flared dresses and skirts. Aren't they beautiful? xx

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Megan said...

Just popped back to say I am so excited we have the same skirt. I think it would look so cute with an orange jumper. The cut is a little odd, I worry I am going to pop out of it haha.

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I love this first dress too!!

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The doll on fashion said...

I love the fit and flare dresses, I tempted to buy the black one tomorrow!

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misslikey said...

I bought the exact dress as first one at H&M. it's much more cheaper

Victoria said...

Lovely picks, I especially love the black Topshop dress <3 xx

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Ashley said...

I'm totally being charmed by mustard coloured clothes at the moment, too! I hope you find some perfect shoes; they're always the most elusive thing on my wishlists.:) And I love the idea of a song to cap off a post. xx

Sarah said...

Ah I want everything here, that dres sis gorgeous

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