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Current Lust List for Autumn



I don’t have any possible kind of blazer or topper to go over my outfits because I’m picky about the kind of beige, taupe or camel shade / tone in any of the ones I’ve seen.

This one is from Zara Basic and I like the collarless look of it and the belt that is inside the blazer so it can be cinched in the back. It’s kind of cool and chic without being boring.


I think this is skirting (LOL @ me punning) the edge of fashion especially for the office, but I think this skirt would be more versatile than a pair of leather leggings.

Leggings are hard to pull off at the office and are only for weekend wear… whereas a pencil skirt? Even in leather? It looks chic and sleek even for the office I think.

I don’t know if I would splurge on a real leather skirt (a nice one would be thousands of $$$) but I could go for a faux leather one as long as it felt comfortable and real.


The pumps are to replace my now-on-its-last-heel Manolos I thrifted for $60. Seriously, I LOVE THESE HEELS. I want to save and repair them until they are really dead but I may have to bite the bullet and buy a new pair because I love them so much.

Dilemma, dilemma. I’d buy them in a dark brown, nude or black. But I obviously want every single colour I can see from gold linen to grey flannel.


After getting inspired by Vogue on Ralph Lauren, I WANT A TWEED JACKET. Or one in grey flannel.

I love the look of tweed and I don’t own a tweed jacket yet…. Or even a professor-looking one.

I sort of need this. The only problem is finding a structured jacket for my shoulders. I need to always take a size up and tailor down the sides.


I have black and dark brown. I AM MISSING CONAC. How could I have missed this?

I’d need them flat with a zippered side with a sleek, shiny, equestrian look to them.

None of this pebbled leather stuff from Frye that I already own that is casual and comfortable. I need something more sleek and cool. Maybe with a buckle at the bottom by the ankle.


You guyzzzzzz…. Wait until you see what I bought.


It’s this or leopard. I’m really not a huge fan of animal prints so I don’t own any zebra, leopard, tiger, giraffe printed anything.

Tortoiseshell seems to be the nice balance between a solid neutral & a wild print. It’s animal-esque without being too literal.

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  1. Sylvie

    Real leather skirts can be thousands (ahem, Jason Wu, Burberry, etc.), but you can find ones in the $150-400 range easily. Mine is a knee-length A-line lamb leather skirt from Kookai that cost less than €200, and its predecessor was a DVF pencil skirt that cost $225 (reduced).

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Ooo! I’ll keep an eye out.

  2. Cassie

    Your wishlist is hitting all the right notes for me right now, especially the cognac boots and tortoise shell flats. I almost feel like the tortoise is better than leopard print, because it’s less obvious and less common. Where are the flats from?

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Ann Taylor!

      I also bought those boots from Tory Burch. *digs toe* was exceptional.


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