I’ve gone cold turkey. No not with the wine silly! I haven’t bought anything, or clicked an order button for a whole week. I’m not sure when this last happened. I have, however, filled several carts with things I ‘need’. It’s actually quite fun to keep checking them and looking at them knowing at anytime I could hit the order button if I want to – I’m teasing myself;)
Yesterday we had an afternoon of severe storms so I had some time to surf online, as you can be sure we were going no where near the surf outside. The storms were pretty darn scary, with Tornado watches – and being in a wooden shack on stilts did not feel the safest place to be. At one point we tried to drive away from the storms but quickly realized the whole of the Alabama coast was impacted. I felt too much like a ‘storm chaser’ guy on The Weather Channel, so we turned around and hunkered down. I calmed my nerves with a strong margarita and distracted myself with some online window shopping – no one else in the family seemed to be that worried as plastic furniture went hurtling past the windows.
So what did I drop in my carts? Well first of all hooray for Zara – lots of new items have appeared, along with a new model who is a bit more engaging than the previous ones this season.
This green jacket is just stunning – it looks fabulous in this fabric.
One item I know I NEED is a lovely longish lace dress – why? Well I don’t have anything like this already. I can see it worn with converse, thong sandals, flip flops or even my Dicker boots – very versatile for any occasion. I just wish it wasn’t $159.
Of course there is another pair of patterned trousers that I love – this bird print pair are beautiful and will be perfect paired with a simple t-shirt.
Another pair of shoes perfect for my feet, yet still enough like sandals to be summery are these peep toe booties. They’d look fabulous with dressy shorts like these, or skinnies of course.
One item that will definitely be winging it’s way to me is this white jacket – once I can summon the strength to click order:) Also I am not sure whether an XL here is really the usual TRF L – I ALWAYS need a large in TRF jackets. I seem to be obsessed with biker style jackets this season.
One of my favorite stores – AllSaints - is having a sale right now on selected items. I adored this Kayo Sweater dress as soon as I saw it at the start of the season. The cobalt is now in the sale and I’m thinking this gorgeous color will be a welcome change from my AllSaints’ greys and blacks currently in my closet.
Finally Asos.com has become another ‘go-to’ site for me. I find it a little overwhelming navigating all their items – the same reason that I don’t really like department stores – but it’s so exciting to see all the UK brands I can get my hands on in one place, with free shipping and free returns. Whistles, Oasis, River Island and some lesser known brands are all available. Not to mention Asos’ own brand. For less than $60 these loose Saxby boyfriend jeans are a steal – a great substitute for the Current/Elliott Dad jeans.
I also have a weak spot for this dress – I just wish it was short sleeved for the summer here.
Not sure how much longer I am going to go before caving. I wonder if I can make it another week?