Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Closet Cravings

Today is the first post in a new seasonal series where Abbey & I will be sharing our personal wish lists with you. Since I'm on a shopping freeze until the end of the month, I've been doing a lot of "window shopping" - basically, this consists of stalking items online, bookmarking them and going back to purchase once February hits.  This typically works quite well because waiting a few weeks allows for some items to go on sale.  

We have both compiled a few of the pieces below that we'd love to add to our wardrobe for the coming season and we're sharing why we selected them + some additional affordable options for those items with a higher price point. We'd love to hear what you've got your eye on for spring - if there's anything specific that you need help finding, feel free to email us & we'll help you track it down for less!


Every year when spring rolls around, I tell myself I'm going to invest in a high quality trench...but I have had the hardest time finding one in the right color with all the details I'm looking for.  This one has the classic double-breasted shape I'm wanting + the faux horn buttons give it a luxe feel.  I've dug up some more trench options here: under $160under $140, under $100under $60under $45.

Blush Cold-Shoulder Blouse
I happily embraced the off-the-shoulder trend last summer, but quickly discovered that it wasn't always the most practical choice because it can be hard to keep them in place throughout the day.  This top is a genius hybrid because it has the same look, but the straps help everything stay put so you aren't constantly adjusting (and no need for a strapless bra!).

Horn Spike Earrings
I'm definitely a fan of statement earrings, but you don't always have to go big in size to create an impact.  The cool modern design of these horn earrings gives them a refined feel with a bit of edge.  They're small enough to wear every day + the neutral color means they'll go with just about everything.  I've recently fallen in love with this brand because all their pieces are sleek & elegant - see the full collection here.

Woven Bucket Bag
We're heading to Mexico in exactly one month, so I'm beginning to plan out my packing list for our trip.  I already have a larger catch-all tote for the beach, but this woven bucket bag would be the ideal size & style to carry on our daily adventures & into town.  I also love this embellished crossbody & this straw bag.

These might just be the perfect spring shoe - they have a sturdy block heel, modern shape & woven texture that makes them look much more expensive.  Plus, the rose gold finish will go with everything from relaxed denim to flowy skirts.  I'm also eyeing these metallic loafers (on sale now!) & these scalloped flats.

I'm always on the look-out for simple everyday jewelry that will add a little polish to my looks without feeling overly fussy.  This hammered pendant is lightweight & versatile enough to wear with basic tees & sweaters or my favorite tops & dresses.  Other pretty styles to try are this layered necklace, this spike pendant & this dainty chain.

Button Flared Trousers
I am a sucker for anything with nautical details and these sophisticated pants are reminiscent of a Balmain style that I was lusting after, but could never afford.  I'd pair them with a silky white blouse & bold red lip.


Leather Strap Watch
I'm always drawn to jewelry styles that are a little bit quirky, so this leather watch has been on my wish list for a while.  I like that the design is fun & unique, but that it has a classic shape, so it will go with everything in my closet - more options to try here, here & here.

Fringe Hem Jeans
I've almost completely converted my denim collection to high-waisted versions and now that we're approaching spring, I'm anxious to get a light-washed pair.  The raw fringe hem on these gives them a cool modern feel that will pair perfectly with loafers & strappy sandals for both casual and date night looks.

Flare Sleeve Top
Exaggerated sleeves are definitely having a moment right now & I'm finally ready to embrace this trend.  I think the key is to find a style that is as simple & chic as possible, like this fluted-sleeve top.  The crisp white poplin would make a great backdrop for a sparkling statement necklace.

Black Moto Jacket
I've had a black moto jacket on my wish list forever, but I've been holding out for a faux leather option that feels & looks like the real thing.  I was eyeing this one before the holidays and was so happy to see it finally go on sale - the shape & detailing are just what I've been looking for.  Here are some more affordable styles I love: under $50under $60, under $80, under $90 & under $100.

Metallic Block Heel Sandals
I have quite the assortment of statement shoes, but one type that's been missing from my closet is a metallic option. The crackled leather finish of this pair makes them more wearable and less futuristic than other silver styles I've seen & I like that the heel is a substantial width.

The neck scarf trend is one I'm fully on board with and I've been searching for a more casual style, but didn't want one that looked like a bandana.  This navy printed scarf has a laid-back feel that will be ideal for wearing with striped tee & denim jacket for an easy weekend look.

Tweed Crossbody Bag
It was love at first sight when I came across this little pink bag.  The tweed fabric makes it versatile enough to wear now and the lighter color will transition nicely into spring & summer (it also comes in a smaller clutch here).  


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