On the 15th and 30th of each month, I have a case of what my coworker and I dubbed as “a case of the paydays” meaning that when payday comes, the first thought that comes to my mind is ‘what should I shop for this time’ instead of the smarter, yet less fun option of ‘saving my money for a rainy day’. Its hard to have such a love and passion for fashion and all things wonderful when you can’t have the things you desire right? Now I don’t go all crazy on those paydays as one might think. I’d like to consider myself a very practical shopper- really thinking about what I’m buying, not spending too much money on ridiculously over-priced items. For example-today I had some errands to run down State Street. Knowing I was going to pop in Ulta and Steve Madden, I searched online websites for any available printable coupons in case I found something I wanted to buy. I was successful with the Ulta coupons, but not so much with Steve Madden. Anyways, to further help these shopping impulses I create a want list each month as I peruse all the fashion mags I subscribe to. I write down items and/or tear out pictures of things I think I might want to buy and put them aside. Then when those paydays come around I have a list to go through-and you know what? There have been many times where I’ve changed my mind on those items on my ‘want list’. Good thing I didn’t do some major impulse shopping right? I’ve decided to turn this into a monthly list to provide you with the top 11 things I want this month. I say 11 because 1) it’s my favorite number and 2) because sometimes it’s hard to narrow it down to just 5 or 10 things :). As you can see from the picture below, I’m obviously having an accessories moment.
Here’s this month’s WSJ Top 111) Minus the Leather Jacket, $98, Express 2) OPI ‘Cuckoo for this Color’, $8.50, Ulta 3) Plain Jane Leopard Satchel, $69.99, Nine West 4) Mac Liquidlast Eyeliner in Inkspill, $16.50, Macy’s 5) ‘Caryssa’ platform pump, $89, Steve Madden 6) Ultra Chi 1 inch Flat Iron, $99.95, Ulta 7) Michael Kors Two Tone Crystal Watch, $180, Nordstrom 8 ) Sam Edleman ‘Sutton’ Over the Knee Boot, $149.99, Nordstrom 9) Stein & Blye Tri-Color Chain Necklace, $48, Nordstrom 10) OPI ‘The Color to Watch’, $8.50, Ulta 11) Kensie Faux Fur Vest, $78, Nordstrom