I know, people have been doing this for ages: taking wardrobe inventories, making shopping lists…but I have not. All my adult life I have shopped with abandon, simply purchasing what I love at the moment, or think I need, without first actually KNOWING exactly what is in my closet and the holes I need to fill. To a certain extent this has served me well, because right now, there is very little that I actually need (want, really) to complete my fall wardrobe.
Here’s what’s on my fall 2013 Shopping list:
3.1 Philip Lim Ryder Satchel | $1,050 at Forzieri
Rag & Bone high-rise skinny jeans | $180 at Shopbop
Rag & Bone Chamberlain jacket | $242 at Shopbop
Rebecca Minkoff loafers | $225 at Shopbop
Madewell loafers | $178 at Shopbop
Dark wash skinny jeans – I actually need these, all I have are my slouchy/holey lightwash Rag & Bone jeans, AG cropped tomboy fit jeans and stretchy Genetic jeans. I do have a pair of black sateen AG stevie jeans that are more like pants, but they’ll fill the black jeans “want” quite well. I’ve wanted to try the high rise Rag & Bone skinny jeans for a while, and the tend to get good reviews, so they may fit my requirements. But I also tried on these skinny jeans at Zara recently and thought they fit pretty well. And they’re only $59…so they may end up being my new jeans for the season. I do also LOVE the Mother denim trainer jeans with the striped cuff (in the “where to buy” section above), but they’re only a trend and I know I’d get tired of them earlier rather than later.
Military jacket – I don’t really NEED a military jacket but I wore my Madewell one to death until it just became too big for me, so I’d like to have a good replacement. So far, I think I’m set on the Rag & Bone Chamberlain jacket above because I like the shorter in the front/longer in the back cut; I think it will be very flattering on me.
Structured Bag – I already got this one It’s the 3.1 Philip Lim Ryder bag in black from Forzieri. I cannot EVEN tell you how much I wrestled with this decision, because I was leaning towards the Pashli in cobalt blue before this one popped up. But then, I remembered how much of a pain it was to get into my old Pashli and that I don’t wear color, so settled on this one. I’m beyond excited about it and think it will serve my needs for a structured bag VERY well for many years to come.
Not-black loafer – I technically already have a pair of not-black loafers (my beige Dieppa Restrepos), but as I was going through my wardrobe and reveling in all the gray, black and white, I wished I had a nice burgundy loafer to provide a little interest. Then I remember seeing these at Madewell and thinking how nice they are in person. And I love that they have a slight heel and pointed toe. But I also love the gold Rebecca Minkoff loafers above…decisions decisions!! I’m leaning towards the Madewell loafers because they’re cheaper, but what do you say? Should I splurge for the Rebecca Minkoffs??
What’s on your fall shopping list? Have you done a closet inventory recently to figure out what’s missing??