So it’s nearly September – how did that happen? – and there’s a leetle bit of a freshness or snap in the air. And despite having moaned about the unending Narnia weather this winter, I’m now looking forward to autumn. I’m not really a summer girl, I don’t tan and I suit cute skirts and boots more than strappy tops and shorts. So I get excited about crunching over brown leaves, hot chocolate, scarves, leather gloves and cosy evenings drinking wine by the fire (well, fireplace. We have a fireplace but we’ve never actually managed to have a fire in it …)
Since I don’t have to buy a new pencil case, I’ve been thinking about the grown-up equivalent: my winter wardrobe. Although my husband might not agree, I think I am an underbuyer and in fact my dream is to have some kind of magic capsule wardrobe of 5 perfect items I wear all the time, like you see in magazines – instead of my actual situation of a wardrobes groaning with ancient Penneys T-shirts and ten-year-old dresses.
My current bag and coat are a few years old and looking very tatty – not surprising because they were pretty cheap; in contrast my last coat came from Reiss, and lasted me six years. My Zara boots, also two years old, are also looking as if they could tell a few stories. Which makes me think that when it comes to coats and shoes – ok, and bags – it’s better to spend as much as you can, and save on other stuff.
With all that in mind, this is my clothing wish list … unlikely I’ll be able to get all of these but the top priority is probably this coat from Ted Baker, which is part cashmere and beautiful.
Dune have some amazing boots this season including some incredibly good value Roberto Viannini (sp?) starting at around £50. I prefer leather boots though, and these are the ones I have my eye on:
And lastly, I need* a new handbag. The Marc Jacobs Classic Q bags are beautiful but they’re also a bit ubiquitous. I think I prefer the Petal to the Metal ones. Which are last seasons’s or something but that’s cool, because that means they’re on eBay for well under £200:
Petal to the Metal bag, Marc Jacobs, from a selection on eBay.
What about you, are you doing any fantasy clothes shopping?