In lieu of actually shopping I’ve been keeping track and making a list of pieces I’d like to keep an eye out for to buy:
This would round out my shoe wardrobe as they’d be casual, and perfect with skinny jeans without my having to always wear knee-high leather boots (no matter how much I love my Frye Melissa Boots, sometimes a girl needs a change!)
I am never going to know if they’re perfect if I don’t at least try them on in-person or buy them. I just can’t justify the $500 price tag right now, but I know if I buy cheap substitutes, I’ll regret it and wish I bought the Lanvins instead.
It’s just that I’m really hard on my shoes.. what if they wear out in a summer!?
That’s a LOT of money for a shoe that doesn’t last through a summer with me.
I really REALLY love the look of these. Again, the price tag is bananas ($600) but I don’t want to buy cheap substitutes if this is the perfect sandal. I may buy it and then return it if I hate it.
They’re also made in Italy, which is a bonus.
4. Non-Moto Style Black Leather Jacket (Veda Boss pictured, but it’s made in China)
I like the style of this Veda Boss jacket because it’s like a blazer but still a jacket (runs into the $800 range), but it’s made in China.
I say non-moto to mean that it can’t be like my Perfecto m0851 jacket that looks like this but in cognac leather and with two pockets in front.
… but it turns out that moto means biker and I absolutely don’t know WTF I am talking about when it comes to styles of jackets.
Basically I didn’t want a duplicate of my cognac Perfecto jacket — it’s really minimalist and clean. I want something a little more casual and rougher in my second jacket with more buckles, something rumpled….
It needs to have something different to it. More buckles, more biker-like, more straps, more bondage.. I DUNNO.
Kind of like this leather jacket I was drooling over, but toned down and less S&M.
5. Black High-Rise Skinny Jeans (I love these ones from Rag & Bone)
I’ve been on a lookout for high-rise skinny jeans or in a jean legging in black for a while, and Rag & Bone makes the perfect pairs in the U.S.
I am also coveting a pair of WHITE High-rise Skinny Jeans.
6. Cigarette Pants like the Minnie Pant with a higher rise and not made in China
I liked the Minnie Pant but then returned it because it was made in China, AND the butt sags something fierce if you wear it for more than 2-3 hours, especially if you have a slim frame like I do (slim hips, flat butt).
I need a higher rise pant but I like the styling of the Minnie. GAH.
Sometimes I wonder if I should just start my own damn fashion label. I see so many things that I want if only they would change a feature here or there, and I can’t be the only person thinking this.
Super soft, made in Argentina? I’m sold. I’m looking at the black one because I don’t have a lot of black totes or bags. The red, taupe and caramel ones are pretty cute too!
I’m partial to the large tall tote rather than the short wide one.
I just wish they had a zipper, but I can always bring it in and have it put in.