Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August's Wishlist

It's a new month and you know what that means...New Wants!

I'll be honest with you:  I didn't do too well with last month's wishlist.  I was able to find some fun tops and I have a shirt dress in my "hold bin" at work but the sweet retro styles of the 50s and 60s are forever in my mind...in addition to nude shoes, be they wedges or heels, which I consider a must-have for every woman's wardrobe.

This wishlist reflects my desire for cooler temperatures and more layering:

1.  Color!


As I mentioned in my last post, I need come color in my life.  Fall is a great time for darker colors and neutral combinations but that doesn't mean no color.  This wish can be broken down even further into 3 categories:
  • Bright colored skirt (hopefully cobalt blue, but purple would work nicely too)
  • Bright tanks, tops, blouses
  • Bright cardigans (for layering and color-block happiness)
Inspired by:
my kind of color-blocking via fashionising.com

2.  Pussy Bow Blouse


I love blouses for fall.  They look perfect tucked into skirts and fabulous with my 70s style bell bottoms that are just dying to be brought back out.  The pussy bow, which basically just means elongated, is universally flattering as it vertically lengthens your silhouette.
Inspired by:
Chloe via thestyleandbeautydoctor.com

J.Crew & Prabal Gurung colab via refinery29.com

3.  Polka Dots


Not only are polka dots on style.com's Fall Trend Report, but I have none in my wardrobe!  Polka dots give a fun, flirty, and youthful vibe to an outfit and are perfect for print mixing.
Inspired by:
A good summary of the polka dot trend via runwaydaily.com
Anne Hathaway mixes prints to perfection
via whowhatwear.com
4.  Metallic Statement Jewelry


Gorgeous, right?  Bold metals are a trend drawn out on fashionising.com and I love the simplistic, minimalistic appeal as well as the glamour that comes with bold metals...be it silver, gold, or (my personal favorite) rose gold.  And they match everything!
Inspired by:
Simple choker via refinery29.com
multi metal friendship style via refinery29

5.  Lace-up Ankle Boots

The perfect transition footwear!  Ankle boots are cute with shorts, skirts, and dresses as they anchor down the look and keep your feet warm as the weather gets cooler.  These have been on my list for a while now...here's to finding a pair this time around!
Inspired by:
Atlantic Pacific via chictopia.com
Distric of Chic via chictopia.com

Let's hope I can find all (or at least most) of these pieces this month!  Stay tuned to see what I'm able to cross off, and how I'm wearing the pieces I got last month!

What's on your wish list?  And are you patiently awaiting Fall or savoring Summer?

15 comments:

Claire said...

what a great wishlist. love the polka dots, the ankle booties, the bow shirt! so cute!

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Katie said...

Everything in this post is so lovely! :)

michelle_ said...

i loveee the bowtie shirt trend too !


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Henar said...

This is very nice, like it !

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jess said...

I love the two-tone pink cardigan.

Stevia said...

ooh the pusybow blouses are such a darling!
I love them as well!

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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Great items! I want a deep blue top too!! x

Meera said...

This is such an amazing post! I absolutely love the trend of polka dots. Fall trends this season are incredible, even though I am definitely savoring summer.

xoxo
Meera

Meagan said...

I would love to have some more of all these things to add to my closet too but what I'm really dying for this fall/winter is a pair of brown knee-high flat boots.
-Meagan
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MakeupxSparkles said...

cute wishlist
iv been wanting the Pussy Bow Blouse for a while they just look so good :)
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Harija said...

Great picks!

Neat post... would you like to follow each other!

Cheryl Julia said...

I love Pussy Bow tops, statement jewellery and polka dots too! I am looking for more dresses this holiday. And things with feathers. :)

Shara said...

great items and good inspirations:)La Folie 

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