Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Adrien: Fall Wish List revisited.

Back in October I posted an entry about my fall wish list. I was really trying to make an attempt to focus on what I actually needed instead of buying a bunch of random crap, which is usually how I roll. Winter clothes are more expensive but they also tend to last longer, so I wanted to buy things that I wouldn't hate by March. So, how did I do?

1. Black Skinny Jeans

I bought this pair which, while not exactly what I'd originally had in mind, have turned out to be a really solid purchase. They're comfortable, warm, and the perfect length to wear with flats. I wear them a ton.

2. Simple Grey Sweater 

I did, in fact, buy the exact sweater I posted about, the J.Crew Tippi. It was a good purchase for fall and spring, but the 3/4 sleeves makes it not so great when it's really cold. I wish they made a l/s version! I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

3. Bold Statement Necklace

I had kind of failed on this one but recently bought the J.Crew necklace I featured on a "Weekend Window Shopping" post. I will be posting a review tomorrow!

4. Black Sheath Dress

Total fail. I bought the Banana Republic dress I'd posted about and then ended up returning it because it fell in a weird place between day/evening wear. It just couldn't decide what it wanted to be. I did buy a little embellished black dress from BR that ended up being great, so that's my black dress for now.

5. Crazy Print Scarf

I bought my favorite print scarf during my trip to California and it's been a solid purchase. It's Calvin Klein and was only $15! It's not online, but this CK scarf looks perfect for spring.

6. Zip Pocket Shift Dress

The zip pocket shift was ordered and returned. Just not for me. I think the best dress I bought this season was the ponte striped dress from BR. Much easier to wear! It's sold out, but this new version is really cute.

7. Leopard Flats

I bought the Madewell flats I'd been mooning over and they are everything that leopard flats should be. True love.

8. Striped Sweater

I still do not own the super-dreamy striped Comme Des Garçons sweater of my dreams because that jank never goes on sale EVER EVER. Ugh. Love. NEED. WAH.

So, did you make a wish list that you tried to stick with or was it a free-for-all? Do tell.


  1. This post makes me want to approach my shopping this way for the spring.

    Also, for a black dress, check out Dobbin Clothing. I bought the "Juliet" dress in black last year (on sale). I have worn it probably once a week since, except for the very hottest weather. Very well made, nicely structured, and the ponte is thick and comfy.

  2. I have that Tippi sweater in 3 or 4 colors and I love it! But yes, I freeze my butt off in it some days.

    I have been salivating over that same Comme Des Garcons sweater from J. Crew too and it will never go on sale bgaw!

    Lastly, I just recently purchases 3 work dresses from Boden (first-time customer) and I am in LOVE. Now if it would just warm up enough so I can wear tights without dying of hypothermia.

    1. Ooh, which dresses? I just ordered one from Boden too and I am hoping it'll be perfect.