August Clothing Wish List

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Do you sit at home thinking about all of the beautiful clothes that you wish were yours? I do. I love seeing clothing and thinking about how I would wear it and when. Maybe that’s why I’m so good at justifying purchases… I can paint a vision in my mind of what would work and what wouldn’t on myself and others and it’s just so much fun. Check out what’s on my wish list for August and tell me if you can see me in them and how you would style them yourself!

 

 this skirt x 1,000. That’s a lot of love. It’s such a gorgeous skirt that could stay in your my closet for the rest of my life and it would always be beautiful.

It’s also an investment piece at $332… It is also either already sold out or unavailable in sizes 14 and 16. The skirt is a wool/silk blend so you know the fit will be amazing as well as curve hugging. High waisted pencil skirts can be form flattering and unforgiving at the same time.

I think that they way J. Crew styled the skirt in this picture is lovely for the office or a more causal evening out but it would be SO easy to dress it up with either a simple white dress shirt and gold or silver shoes and a black leather jack over top. Or, I would pair it with a super low back tank. Dramatic chicness!

 

 

If you have met me than you know I’m not afraid of colour and pattern. This jacket (or is it a blazer?) has both. I feel like Zara doesn’t usually get this punchy with pattern and colour so it took me by surprise when I saw it online.

The only thing that I am hesitant about this jacket (again, is it blazer? It’s like what came first the chicken or the egg?) is that I am not sure where the pattern originated. I have become much more aware of Aboriginal cultural appropriation over the last several years and although the pattern (in my non-professional opinion) doesn’t likely belong to one of Canada’s First Nations groups, it’s may come from one in another country. Have you even heard about this issue? The awareness around cultural appropriation is growing thankfully.

That being said, I would love to see this piece in person and try it on.

 

 

This butterfly print dress is also from Zara and I saw it when I was checking out their new early fall line a few weeks ago. I love that it looks like two pieces but that it’s actually one. It also have POCKETS! I have major love for dresses with pockets because it’s just so nice to not have to carry a purse if you have a hair elastic or lip gloss or phone with you.

How would I wear this dress? This dress would be just as lovely with a low leather sandal in summer as it would be with tights and a jean jacket in fall. And a hat because of course hats in fall!

This dress is currently only available in sizes extra small to medium and I haven’t tried on to be able to tell you how it fits… I do want to try it on though!

 

 

This sweater is coming out of left field in comparison to everything else that I picked but everyone woman who dresses up for work will know what I’m preaching when I tell you that coming home and putting on jeans (or yoga pants because come on), putting your hair in a high pony or bun and a comfy sweater is amazing. AMAZING.

And hello, did you notice what the sweater says? BTW as in bring the wine. Genius! I love full bodied red wines which are best shared with girlfriends. And cheese. And meat and crackers.

ASOS hits a home run with me with this sweatshirt.

 

 

 

I love dresses that invoke thoughts of another time and this dress makes me think of the 60s. I definitely have an inner hippie fashionista inside of me and she loves this dress.

I love the panel that runs completely down the front of the dress with the contrasting pattern at the bottom. And I love me a dress that is cinched at the waist with a belt. Putting a belt at the smallest part of your waist is one of THE best ways to flatter any figure. You can do this with almost any piece of clothing – dresses, cardigans, sweaters, blazers, dress shirts. The list goes on.

I haven’t been to Zara in a long time (since their summer sale) but I want to go in to try this dress on as well as the butterfly one above. Two completely different dresses that satisfy totally different parts of my multi-faceted fashion loving self.

 

 

This might be saving the best for last. Or maybe I started with the best aka the J. Crew skirt? It’s a close call. Either piece indicates that I am a diehard floral believer and wearer. I’m a believer because the right floral pattern can serve any woman’s closet well for seasons upon seasons. I have definitely had friends tell me that I own a lot of floral prints. That makes me happy!

How do I love this dress? Let me count the ways. First, it’s the perfect length. It hits the model right at the knee and since she and I are about the same height it means it would fall there on me as well. Secondly, it’s not just a floral print but also a bird print. Kill me now. What’s better than just a floral print? A floral print with birds. Thirdly, I love the sleeves. All too often it’s difficult to find dresses with a good sleeve. And finally, this dress is ultimately one that you will love or hate. It’s the dress that someone would either say quietly to themselves or someone else, “What is she wearing?” More desirable would be the person who comes up to you when you’re wearing it and exclaims in delight, “Where did you get that amazing dress?” This dress is for everyone me and everyone else who would make the latter comment. Or just me. It doesn’t really matter to me because it’s just that special.

 

 

 

 

 

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