I thought I’d share what’s on my wishlist for this Autumn/Winter.Writing these posts has made me realise what an obsession with footwear and accessories I have! There is always something to drool over.
(I’ll do a separate post on knitwear as there are so many to choose from at this time of year.)
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Ankle boots are a particular weakness of mine this season – particularly anything in white or red as it really brings an outfit up-to-date.
After purchasing my red sock boots from Zara (which I love) I realised that I needed a more practical red boot that would be more suited to the British weather (my excuse anyway) so have bought these boots from Topshop, along with the ones in white. I love the low heel and flattering, leg-lengthening pointed toe, plus they cost a fraction of the price of the Gianvitto Rossi ones I’ve been salivating over for months!
There’s nearly always a silk shirt on my wishlist, no matter what the season. They really are a classic staple in my wardrobe. I particularly love Lily & Lionel’s leopard print ones and would love to add this blue one to my collection.
The other thing that I already own are these grey tapered trousers from Urban Outfitters. They are quite a man-repeller item though – my hubby has been resolutely quiet around me whenever I wear them! They’re rediculously comfy and look great with a white shoe or red boot.
Long-line jackets and blazers are also big this season. Reiss has some great ones and I adore this classic blazer which I’ve bought – it fits true to size and is a great fit over the shoulder but its longer length and slightly A-line shape is both current and flattering. (I am a big fan of Reiss for their coats and jackets – they seem to fit, last and wear really well.)
Big earrings dominated at fashion week and I’m still a lover of wearing single statement pieces – I’ve had my eye on Annie Costello Brown’s bright, dramatic pieces for some time but have yet to take the plunge.
The See by Chloe ruffle-neck blouse (I bought in a dark mustard shade) can add a bit of interest to an otherwise classic outfit and the material won’t crease – which is a big win in my book!
Just in case you thought I was starting to embrace more ‘safe’ colours – I’m in serious lust with all of the above!
I have already bought the long red Reiss coat which is amazing and this truly incredible multi-colour, faux-fur dream-coat by Mira Mikati. I’m afraid there was no self-control when it came to buying the latter – no umming and arghing – just straight adrenaline-pumping ‘get that thing of beauty in the cart now and checkout’ madness.
Faux-fur has vastly improved over the years and it shows by the fact that Gucci has recently vowed to use it in the place of fur from now on. If I buy it I do invest a bit of money into it (I hate it if it looks shiny) and choose things that I really love and hope will be in my wardrobe for some time.
Extra Naughty (£500+)
I always try and avoid buying things that I deem ‘extra naughty’ at full price but some things I cannot resist. FOMO has a big part to play in this and was a huge reason why I bought the Gabriela Hearst Nina bag.
I really try and hang on for the sales with things that fall into this bracket but as soon as Net-a-Porter had a limited drop of Hearst’s incredible bags I knew I had to act quickly. In usual circumstances these bags have a huge waiting list and are very difficult to get hold of. I had admired the unusual but ladylike shape for quite some time but thought the price bracket would be along similar lines to Chanel so dismissed them as ‘dream purchases’. Of course this meant that when they did ‘drop’ I thought they were a bargain! I am so pleased with this purchase (even though I did lose sleep over it!) as I really feel it is a modern classic that will be in my wardrobe forever.
What’s on your wishlist for this season?