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Fantasy shopping.

I know what you’re going to say.  I just shop, shop, shop and most of the time I figure out a way to get what I am lusting after – whether it be through saving a few pennies or selling some fabulous items that just don’t get worn as much as they deserve to be.  I do, however, have a threshold of what I consider to be an okay amount to pay for an item.  It may seem a little warped that I will happily spend $500-$600 on a pair of boots and yet wince at the thought of paying $300 for a pair of jeans, or more than $200 for a jacket.  It probably comes down to me accepting how fickle I can be.  My style has evolved radically over the past 18 months and I expect it to continue to do so.  It’s dangerous territory then to fork out mega bucks on items of clothes that I may shun to the back of the closet next year.  My Rag & Bone, Marant and Acne boots still make me giggle with pleasure every time I lift the lid off the box.  These will always be in my style ‘comfort zone’ – so I can splurge happily with no remorse.

I love to create a fantasy lists.  If money were no object what would I buy?  As I was browsing the other night I stumbled upon more than a few items that set my heart a flutter.

Of course the list had to include some leopard print.  This Jérome Dreyfuss purse is stunning – but for now I’m happy to make do with my Boden Canonbury clutch (p.s. it’s the last day of the Boden 20% diminishing discount tomorrow!).

Jerome dreyfuss v1

What greater indulgence is there than a ridiculous Louis Vuitton scarf that will be worn again and again – just the $800 then?  I am in love with this print.  This is something that eventually I may be persuaded by – one day.

LV scarf


I don’t wear pumps/courts nearly enough to justify these – but if money were no object – these YSL Janis Escarpin pumps would be mine.

YSL Janis Escarpin

Finally, for now, I have always wanted some perfect leather trousers.  Of course they need to be Balmain.  Just the $4,560 then.

Balmain leather trousers

I expect I’ll be creating more secret compilations like this now football season has started!  What’s on your lust list?  How would you fill your closet if you won the lottery?

It’s still hot, hot, hot here so yesterday I opted for shorts again.  I had a lovely lunch with a handsome man.

IMG_7508Shoes – Vince Nina // Shorts – J.Crew Factory // Jacket – Zara (old) // T-shirt – Gap


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The beginning of my Fall/Winter wish list.

My September Vogue arrived yesterday.  It is a beast.  I was going to sit and read it while Poppy does her hour long hip hop class today, but I thought I might put my back out carrying it in my bag. Anyway it got me thinking about cooler weather and snuggling up in some cosy knits and coats.  I cannot wait!

I’ve already started a wish list, and I am really trying to be good until it does get cooler, so I can make better, more informed choices based on what is in stores at the end of next month.

For now here are my key picks:

The Stuart Weitzman 50/50 is twenty years old and to celebrate they have introduced new colors.  I adore this grey suede pair.


I have the Sam Edelman Alvin in leopard and plain black pony hair and this year I want to add this gorgeous saddle print to my collection.

Alvin saddle

I don’t own a trench and I need one.  I think they are perfect for the milder winters we have here – and my favorite so far for color and length is this Zara short trench.

Zara trench

I am in need of a new, more fashionable puffer coat.  My Patagonia one is great – but a little too practical and outdoorsy – if that makes sense.  I adore the color of this Zara short puffer.


As for knitwear Zara is coming up trumps again.  I love their pastel pinks and greys this year – the 80s girl in me again!  This cardigan is gorgeous.


I also love this knitted duffle for the Fall.


My favorite Boden piece is in the Winter preview.  I love the cream and grey together in this St. Ives jumper.  (PRV3 will give you 20% off and free shipping in the US, and PRQ2 will do the same in the UK).

St Ives

Finally, for now at least, I NEED this wool baseball cap from J.Crew.


So what’s caught your eye already this A/W 2013?

As for today I needed to be comfortable – remember the hour I have to sit in the waiting room at dance class!

Zara and TopShop

Jersey Jacket – Zara (old) // Trousers – Zara (in the sale not online but may still be in stores) // Cami – TopShop in the sale at Nordstrom // Shoes – Sam Edelman Alvin


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