2015 Wish List | Things I'm Saving For


I've been wanting to share my longer-term wish list with you for awhile now, but really wanted to hone in on what I wanted first. Putting together this official list of what I'm saving for has completely motivated me to start saving and prioritizing my purchases! To some this may not look like much, and to others this may look like a lot, and while I won't be able to get all of these this year, it's nice to set some goals. You'll notice that everything falls within a specific color palette... I've really identified my style this year and want to invest in chic, fairly minimal neutral pieces that will be versatile and timeless.

This is the year that I want to start buying nicer handbags, and Rebecca Minkoff bags have been at the top of my list for quite awhile. Her bags are exactly my style (it was nearly impossible to narrow my list down to 3 for this), and are great designer quality at a still-attainable price point. While I will forever dream of owning a Chanel Boy Bag, the Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody is a really gorgeous alternative and thousands of dollars cheaper. I love that it and the Medium M.A.B. tote are very classic, chic designs that I know I will love for a very long time if not forever. I've also wanted that Gigi New York clutch for ages and need to commit soon! I think every girl should own a nice, versatile clutch.

I also want to invest in a couple of pairs of great sunglasses this year. I've liked the Karen Walker Super Dupers on absolutely everyone and have worn the heck out of my cheap dupes, so I know I would adore these. The only decision is - black or tortoise? I also bought my first pair of Ray-Ban aviators in NYC this summer and would love them in black. The Karen Walkers are my priority though.

I know that I'll need a new gold watch within the next year. I love my Fossil watch and have worn it nearly every day for over a year, and some of the color is starting to scrape off. So for my next watch I want to invest in a higher quality brand and a watch that's color will hold up for a long time. Any recommendations for me?? I know MK watches are extremely popular.

And some smaller things... I need to replace my old, ugly wallet and have narrowed it down to these Rebecca Minkoff and Kate Spade beauties. I also need to replace my black pumps and add a nude pair to my collection. And last but not least, Kendra Scott earrings aren't a huge splurge by any means, but I want to buy a pair in the next few months and start buying primarily higher-quality jewelry like Kendra Scott, Loren Hope and BaubleBar (my absolute favorites).

Any advice for me or personal experience with these pieces and other investment pieces? What's worth splurging on for you and what do you save on?



Leather & Leopard

 Jacket: Forever 21 (old & desperately need a new one; similar) | Chambray shirt: F21 (similar) | Scarf: Sole Society (currently sold out; love this one) | Hat: Sole Society (sold out; nearly identical) | Jeans: H&M | Ankle Boots: Target (sold out; similar here, here | Leopard Bangle: The Limited (50% off) | Lip color: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 'Damned'

 I hope you had a great weekend! We were hardly home last week so I enjoyed a pretty lazy weekend at home and spent most of the rainy day yesterday buried in Gone Girl (I'm already 60-70% through it!). This was what I wore for Casual Friday last week, and I love that my booties, hat, jacket and scarf styling add a bit of edge to my chambray shirt + skinny jeans that I've worn 100+ times.



Pop of Orange

 Sweater: H&M (extra 30% off clearance price w/ code 2941 today only. sizes small & medium still available. wearing size small.) | Jeans: H&M (similar & 30% off today) | Flats: TJMaxx (similar here, here) | Bag: Phillip Lim for Target (identical) | Gold Wrap Ring: From Dylan c/o | Leopard Bracelet: The Limited (40% off today) | Small Cuff: From Dylan c/o | Watch: Fossil | Sunnies: Amazon | Lips: Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in 'Be Free' | Nails: Essie 'The Lace is On'

I know, I know... This sudden burst of color may come as a shock to you. But, I love orange and thought this was such a fun pop of color in the middle of all this winter dreariness that I'm really getting sick of. I also couldn't turn down the clearance price (which is an extra 30% off today). I wore this outfit this past weekend for some shopping and hanging out with family, and it was such a great day! We've made huge progress on our house but it's not really decorated or furnished very much, so adding a TV console from Target and a few pieces of art from Homegoods this weekend were pretty much the best thing ever!