Fashion Friday: Spring Mega Wishlist

I need clothes. Bad. I have this issue where I over-think everything and end up buying nothing because I get confused and overwhelmed.  I have guilt issues, money worries and ALWAYS without fail, can never find anything I want when I DO have money spend!!!! Don’t you hate that universal truth?  The worst way to shop is under pressure of an event. I do this constantly and I swear I’m not doing it anymore.  A few weeks ago I was frantically looking for something to wear to my IKEA appearance for O Mag and of course, found nothing. Except a spring dress that was heaven.  It’s cold out here, and will be forever, so I felt like there was no immediate sense of gratification in buying this dress because I could not wear it immediately.  But the point IS, that buying that dress I loved then would prevent me from stress shopping come spring and regretting not buying it when I saw it! So I did what I never do and bought it! The first step towards my goal of only buying things I really, really love when I see them.  So here are some more things I have bought or plant to buy for spring- should it ever decide to arrive.

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1.  (obsessed)// 2. // 3. // 4. (my new scent for spring?) // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13.

*= I have already purchased. Oh yes I have.

Loving so much of Emerson Fry’s spring line like the geometric top above. Everything feels so French!I am loving so many pieces in black, white, grey and nude for spring. Just the way my house seems to be going!

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And have you seen some of the Victoria’s Secret clothing and shoes? I hadn’t- and I was SHOCKED. Totally ordering this pleated maxi dress in black (and maybe neon yellow) and some cool bright colored sandals!!!

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26 comments

  1. I’m the same way! I try to plan my wardrobe so I buy a minimal amount and it’s all interchangable. This equals a lot of stress! Spring here is the start of an 8 month heat wave here so I tend to buy a lot more than usual, too. If I’m honest though, I wear my Lululemon workout clothes almost all the time and probably don’t need much of a wardrobe!

  2. You are not alone. PANIC ensues whenever I need something for an event. Every so often I just buy what I love for no reason, which is great! LOVE these sandals from VS. Happy weekend.

  3. Thank you, Erin!! I was just complaining last night that my closet is a quick seg-way to depression, and that I don’t know where to shop. J.Crew’s website is so disappointing – $138 for a cheaply-made shirt?? Give me a break.
    I will be checking out all these links. Yay for spring!
    Have a wonderful weekend…

  4. I’m dying over that lace dress. We may have just gotten over a foot of snow in the last 24 hours, but I’m going to try that on (and hopefully buy it) because I love it.

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

  5. SOOO relatable! I go even further and will carry clothes around the store and when it comes time to leave I put everything back because I just can’t pull the trigger… How bad is that?!
    Happy Friday!

  6. Lovely fashion post, as usual! I’ve been debating the same perfume! It’s so good, isn’t it? Kind of love Marni’s new scent but ita surprising heavy, which i cant decide if i love or hate. Also hemming and hawing over that blush blouse EF does… But I’m the same way with shopping–guilt issues, etc…

  7. erin-
    I do the same….that panic is the worst! When it sets in I buy foolishly and usually always regret it. And then its too late to return…and on goes the cycle. Great suggestions…love Fashion Friday!

  8. Great choices.

    I love that Tory Burch tunic dress, and was just telling my husband last night that I wanted/needed it. His response: “Don’t you have one like that already?” Argh!!!

  9. I have been eyeing that asos cami for a while! I better buy it before I regret it…something I am also very suspect to do. Have a great weekend :) X, Allison

  10. I am older than most of your followers, so I have had more time to contemplate the idea of wardrobe and how it relates to one’s self-esteem, happiness, or dissatisfaction. For more years than I care to count, I wasted a shameful amount of money on elegant, stylish, high quality clothes that I just had to have. The more wonderful things I accumulated, the more I wanted. However, a few years ago, I realized that it wasn’t the clothes I was longing for, it was the lifestyle suggested by them. In truth, that lifestyle doesn’t exist, and expensive, stylish clothes don’t make us more lovable, and don’t make us feel gratified or better about ourselves beyond a very short time. The satisfaction is usually gone before the bill is paid.

    When I realized this, the desire to buy more and more expensive clothes fell away like the leaves from a tree. I still enjoy clothes, and care about my appearance, but I derive great satisfaction from accumulating a wardrobe of bargains and creative endeavors. I like to buy quality items from outlet stores and Costco, use coupons, shop sales, and alter or refashion quality second-hand items I find in charity stores. It takes less money, but a more educated taste, more confidence, and more creativity to build a wardrobe in this way. It is also more gratifying.

    You seem to be a real aficionado of clothes, and I love to read your take on the red carpet successes and failures, so I know you have a real appreciation for the finest designs. With your refined taste, you could assemble a fabulous wardrobe at any price point. What I suspect you do not know, however, is that your blog followers find you beautiful, elegant and stylish–a fashion maven, and do not view you with the critical eye with which you view yourself. My wish for you is that you stay the way you are, but be more charitable in your assessment of yourself.

  11. I’m with you! It’s even harder for me (I keep telling myself), because I’m a potter and a sculptor, so elegant clothes are not the thing for everyday wear. I’m covered in clay most of the time! Additionally, my weight is fluctuating, so I tell myself it’s a waste of money to buy new clothes that may not fit. (Self-defeating? Me?)

    When I do shop, I head over to someplace like Kohl’s and try to at least swing by the junior’s section to get hipper clothes than I would in the 40-and-over section. (I can’t see spending $130 for a poorly made shirt, either)I’m not a soccer mom and don’t want to look like one! When I need something flattering and fun, I head over to http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/ , which has some great clothes for real-sized women. (Size 4 is a distant memory!) I always feel great about myself when I wear those!

  12. That black maxi dress confuses me; maybe I’m just very uncool. I would have no idea where to wear that dress! Is it dressy or not? It’s black and long but it’s kind of casual too, therefore it would sit in my closet looking good but never getting worn! Is it just me?

    I guess I just can’t do maxi dresses :(

  13. Erin, I love your picks for spring. I am totally getting myself some bright VS wedges. Never would have looked there for shoes. Also, if you are looking for something fabulous from Emerson Fry, I ordered the black Bib Dress and it is amazing. I’m wearing it tomorrow night over my leather maternity leggings (yeah, they make those…) for my birthday dinner. Now to figure out if a pregnant lady can swing a neon yellow knife-pleat dress…. :)

  14. Ah, yes! Totally obsessed with #1 dress as well. The bonjour sweater is super cute too.

  15. Love the maxi dresses! Just purchased them in lime and blush, yay! On the wait -list for the mod Emerson Fry top also. Love!

  16. I think it’s important to buy things that we only truly love. If you find a dress that fits you like a glove and you’re going to need it for something ( at some point). You should get it! Then if you haven’t worn it in 6 months (and the tags are still on). Consign it or donate it. Chances are though, if you REALLY, TRULY love it, you’ll be wearing it in no time.

    :)

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