Thursday, December 24, 2009

I Wish

It's Christmas Eve and I had an urge to play shop all the amazing things I would buy if I was rich. I tried to keep prices over $750 when possible, just so things would be so permanently out of my reach I wouldn't even be sad that I couldn't have them!

And... a strange thing happened! I was looking over my list of covetable items and saw patterns I didn't expect! You would think that after years of obsessing about fashion I would easily be able to summarize my personal style. And while I still could have predicted the majority of my style traits, the number of surprises was... well, surprising!

I figured I would be heavy on Helmut Lang and leather and Rick Owens and things futuristic edgy. I also knew there would be a lot of black and grey... but I had no idea on the extent of that! I need to learn to look at bright pieces more often instead of immediately going for the neutral version.

I was quite surprised at how much I appear to love YSL Tribute pumps! Someone plleeease tell me they're comfortable, because they are definitely going on my Shopping Bucket List. And boy, oh boy do I love platform pumps, but in reality I rarely wear them - time to research ones that don't give you blisters. Wow, I didn't put a single pair of flats on my list, I didn't notice until just now.

I also see that I adore draping. Again, I had an idea I did, but didn't realize quite how much! This pleases me as it would give a soft touch to all the edgy pieces I gravitate to.

And I never in a million, trillion years would have thought I wanted a Davy Crockett hat, yet there it is! At least we know my sense of whimsy is still intact :P

I cannot possibly recommend doing this more. Yes, it hurts a little to look at things you may never have, but I don't think I've ever had such a grasp on my personal style before. Now when I go shopping I can look for similar, more affordable pieces that I know I'll really cherish and will work with my current wardrobe.

I hope you guys have a great holiday! And if there are any generous millionaires currently reading this, I'm usually a size S (2-4) and wear a shoe size 6.5 ;)