April 5, 2016

My Birthday Wishlist: Items to Invest In


April is my birthday month and this is no April Fool's joke. The past couple of years, I have become more selective when it comes to shopping to avoid those "Eek what was I thinking moments". I am trying to curate a closet with more classic, slow fashion items that will not age in my closet as trends come and go. I try to stay away from fast fashion as much as I can, and if there is a trend I love, I will try to find a dupe instead of splurging. 

Every year before my birthday month, I try to come up with a list of things I want to invest in, in the months to come. I find this always helps to keep things on track and not to deviate away from the items I want to invest in. One of my big purchases on my list for this birthday year was a designer handbag. Let's face it. Designer handbags are expensive, and when you have a million obligations in your daily life as well as person that loves to travel, saving for a designer handbag is sometimes unrealistic. 

On my birthday wishlist this year:

1.  I have gone to 4 all-inclusive vacays so far, and these straw Mar y Sol bags are a must have. This year I am off to Greece and this will definitely come in handy while in the Greek isles.

2. The one item that I have already crossed off my wishlist this year is my Balenciaga handbag as seen in this post here. I've wanted a Balenciaga for quite a while now, but since the material tends to have a distressed look overtime, I was uncertain if this was something I wanted to invest in. I caved in though when I came across this blush beauty.

2. Prada Wallet: I am not 100% set on this wallet, but I definitely want a new one. My LV has run its course for sure. Not in terms of quality, but rather me not wanting to see it in my purse for a while.

3. Kate Spade Watch: I have a slight obsession with all things blush at the moment, and I love the handwritten time on this watch. I like watches because they are an item that withstands time (haha pun intended). A watch will never go out of style.

4. YSL Lipsticks: Time to pucker up those lips with some luscious lipsticks. I am a sucker for buying things for their pretty packaging and these YSL lipsticks are on my wishlist. I usually purchase the Makeup Forever lipsticks because compared to other ones they last the longest on my lips, but I definitely want to try out YSL lipsticks.

5. Crosley Cruiser Turntable: Reminiscing the good old days of when my dad had a pickup music player, I would love to add this Crosley to my home. Time to go back to some oldie goodies.

6. Camel Coloured Coat: Alright, winter is not quite over yet and even though I have tons of coats somehow I do not have a camel coloured coat. I would love for it to be a duster coat like this Missguided piece. So classy and versatile. A camel coloured coat is just as classy as a black one. Make sure to invest in one as well.

7. Leather Jacket: I am getting restless with looking for a leather jacket that looks good on me. I have been looking for 2 years now and nothing. I have the very unfortunate body structure of super broad shoulders but tiny waist. Sizing is just never right. Please, if you have any suggestions let me know!

8. Shoes: I have an abundance of flats, but I need to add more statement heels in my shoe collection. I am obsessed with these though. I mean, how can I not?

What's on your birthday wish list? 



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5 comments

  1. Ok this list is everything! I love it all!!

    Have you tried Zara for leather moto jackets? I find that they taper in quite a bit at the waist so it's a nice option for those with small waists.

    Joëlle
    La Petite Noob

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  2. Great round-up! A leather jacket is definitely a place to invest. I would try Holt Renfrew or Aritzia!

    Can't wait to celebrate your birthday!

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

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  3. I am dying for a Mar y Sol bag too! I've wanted one for a while but not certain on price point for a beach bag. But they are so dreamy!!
    Gigi

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  4. Loving your round up of goodies on your wishlist. I've never splurged on anything too crazy in the handbag department, but a good leather jacket is definitely something to keep a look out for.

    We have the exact opposite problem with our shoulders. Mine are so small that so many things just do NOT fit properly. Have you tried Soia & Kyo?

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  5. I wish you to celebrate all the wonderful go to this website things that make you so special, not just on your special day, but on every day of the year!

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