When I first started blogging…I always wanted to keep up with the trends. Even if that meant I personally didn’t like it. The end result? Having a shit ton of unworn clothing in y wardrobe that just took up space and looked like I was hoarding clothes, shoes and bags. I was over it. I kept buying the same thing over and over because I forgot that I owned it in the first place and after my clothing rack in the wardrobe dipping about to break…I knew it was time to make a drastic change.
I needed to STOP buying so much shit that I knew I wasn’t going to wear and create a wardrobe that I knew I could wear all the time ( all year around ). With that being said…I am very careful on what I purchase when I am shopping. I always ask myself a series of questions before I purchase anything. Main question being ‘how many times will I wear it?‘ I would literally walk around the store with that item in my hand and picture how many times/ways I can style it. Sometimes it works and sometimes I am stuck and I just end up putting it right back on the rack.
Since Fall is right around the corner…I wanted to share 5 items that I have had my eye on since FOREVER. I have honestly added these items in my cart about a dozen times then just close the tab because I was hoping and praying that every time I opened back up that tab…everything would magically be on sale. Since that clearly WON’T be happening since they are amazing pieces. I decided to share them with you anyways!
Honestly because I have SOOO many wishlists…I probably won’t be sharing only 5 and I might just share a tad bit more with you. I am pretty sure that you guys would love that. I mean who doesn’t love affordable shopping?
First item I wanted to talk about was a staple Brown Handbag. This one is from H&M but there are definitely other stores you can pick from but I really loved the structure of this bag. I wanted to find one that minimal enough to go with my wardrobe and of course fit my laptop in. I find myself carrying bigger bags because I always have my laptop with me now.
This particular Handbag also comes in black but I really wanted the brown one since I have sooooo many black handbags already. I think that you should have a handbag in all sizes. Small, Medium and Large just incase you wanted to switch things up.
So, I made the error of getting rid of this Silk Plum Midi Skirt that I loved but thought that I should get rid of since I didn’t wear it as often. Now I regret getting rid of that skirt and I kinda wish I still had it. Whilst there is no use crying over spilt milk ( I think that’s how the phrase goes…) I decided to just find a similar or even BETTER Midi Skirt that I know I would/could style often!
I found this gorgeous Pleated Midi Skirt and of course you guys know I immediately fell in love with how rich the colour looked ( online of course..need to try it on in store ) and I knew that it was the one. I did pay about $10 for my other Midi Skirt and I cannot see myself dishing out $50 for it JUST yet but I do have a slight shopping spree coming up and I just might snag it at full price!
I couldn’t find the exact one from H&M yet but I definitely added some similar ones for you guys to check out.
No Fall wardrobe would be complete without a Checkered Double Breasted Coat! I swear this would be another one of those items that I got rid of because I wasn’t wearing as often but then seriously missed it the moment it left. Just like the Midi Skirt incident…I was definitely on the hunt for a replacement coat. One that I could literally live in and I wouldn’t care about being judged! Of course you guys know that I found my dream Fall coat!
This coat is $100 but I personally feel like it is worth it because it’s a staple piece that you can wear every year. Which is what staple pieces are for.
Light coats are my thing for Fall. They are perfect for layering for days where it’s a little on the warmer side but still has a bit of a breeze. There are days where even I am a little sick of a go to outfit ( blazer, tee and jeans ) and I am in need of a quick switch up. Light dusters/jackets are perfect for that. Sticking to my current colour palette which are basically, white, blue, black, brown, and burgundy ( I love the way it looks on my skin ).
Denim is definitely my most comfortable bottoms to wear aside from Midi Skirts of course. I am not going to lie..I am a little over skinny jeans. They are okay and amazing for certain outfits but I grow tired of doing a dance to get into them everytime I want to wear them. I found these beautiful straight legged denim and I couldn’t put them in my basket fast enough. Obviously jeans are something that I have to try on in store before purchasing because I hate having to return them to the store if they don’t work out at home then having to get a refund….ugh the hassle. I would much rather try them on in store and make the decision then and there.
Ah the notorious Faux Fur. Making a big come back this year….of course I mean in my wardrobe. I do have a Teddy Aviator Jacket that I bought from Forever 21 last season with an additional percentage off. Which I love…but it wasn’t as soft as I wanted it to be ( I still own it and it will be making a comeback this Fall ). The last time I visited H&M I came across this gorgeous Faux Fur jacket and even though I didn’t have time to try it on in store….I definitely felt how soft it was and I knew I NEEDED it in my wardrobe!
Yes! I want people to WANT to pet me lol!
I have always been on the hunt for the PERFECT turtle neck sweater that is soft and comfortable. The ones that I had were always so bloody itchy that I had to wear a tee underneath just so the sweater wasn’t touching my actual skin. It wasn’t comfortable and I just ended up sweating under the sweater from wearing to many bloody layers.
No turtleneck would be complete without it’s matching set! I came across the matching Ribbed Knit Skirt and of course you know I just had to add it to my list! It’s a perfect blush colour ( although wishing it came in camel tbh ) and this is an item you can style with the sweater and of course without the sweater! So, yes this baby has been added to my list and I will be getting it in 2 weeks!
I have a Camel Teddy coat that I love to death but I have always wanted one in black and I found it! H&M I swear they know how to draw people in with amazing shit! I am telling you! If that Faux Fur coat doesn’t happen then I will make it my TOP priority to snag this gorgeous jacket!
This jacket is $30 cheaper than the Faux Fur one and I can already see myself wearing this with a hoodie and some jeans!
The last item ( I definitely shared more than 5 but I am not mad ) would be white booties. I bought a pair a few years ago from Zara and as much as I love them…I don’t wear them often because they hurt my feet. It is as bad as they cut me once and I vowed I was going to look for a different pair and get rid of the ones that I have now.
Well there you guys have it! I will be writing another blog post updating with which items I ended up going with and which ones didn’t make the cut and why! Thank you for making it this far!
Happy shopping loves!0