LUST LIST 002

A collection of fashion items in stores that I have my eye on... The product links can be accessed through clicking the photos!

Grey And White Baseball Tee Dress

I am in love with this type of dress! It would be perfect once summer rolls around, for casual outings or beach days, paired with leather sandals or Jack Rogers. In the spring, bright rain boots would work nicely as well.


Small Silver St. Christopher Medal with French Blue Enamel

This will most likely be a Confirmation or birthday present for me in the fall! A few girls at my school have these, and I adore them. The colored part is smooth and glossy, and the small size is perfect for daily wear, in my opinion. They look so pretty on, and come in a huge variety of pretty colors.


People Tree Bandeau Maxi Dress

ASOS styled this perfectly! I am lacking in maxi dresses, which are most definitely still in style for the spring and summer. In case you haven’t realized, I will probably be decked out in dresses all through the tiny window of a warm season that I might be blessed with if all this snow melts away soon!


penfield® inuvik parka jacket in seersucker

My last Lust List featured a winter-weight, navy Penfield parka jacket. Here is its spring and summer companion that I, living in an unpredictable climate, absolutely positively need. I’m in the market for a new rain jacket, so why not go big and pick up this beauty. To be honest, I am a complete sucker for seersucker!


Project Social T Pleated Hem Muscle Tee Dress

“Muscle Tee Dress.” I hate the sound of that because I have far more flab than muscle in the areas that this dress shows off. I do a pretty rigorous workout/sports conditioning program every day during the summer, which eliminates that problem soon enough, and this dress is too pretty to ignore. I hope to integrate more coral into my wardrobe this year!


Slub Crewneck Tee

I love Madewell with all my heart. I have found that finding a perfectly-cut plain white tee shirt is way harder than it should be. This one looks so pretty, I think it may be the answer to all my problems! I have my sights set on the grey one, too.


Circus By Sam Edelman Selma Jelly Gladiator Sandals

Yes, these are weird. Though I do wish that the soles were leather, I would totally wear these all summer long. The price is not too bad, either, considering they’re from Urban Outfitters, where paychecks go to die.


Fluttered Blooms Swing Dress

IS THIS NOT THE MOST GORGEOUS DRESS?! I am completely willing to spend all my money on it. I am obsessed with it, and apparently the rest of the world is, too, because it’s backordered like crazy. It’s a collaboration between Lauren Conrad’s Paper Crown, and Rifle Paper Co., so that’s’ a given, I guess.


RONDINI TROPÉZIENNES

The quintessential, classic French sandal. Give Rondini your measurements, and they will fit perfectly. My feet are oddly shaped, so these would be worth the extra cash.


KJP Sail Gust Gale

Anyone who has been to or through the world preppy blogging knows who Kiel and his fiancée Sarah are. Whether your opinion on them is sweet or sour, you have to admit they churn out some nice products. This bracelet is my personal favorite… it is so bright and cheery, and is a fresh twist on the typical rope-bracelet situation.

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PROM DREAMING 2015

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR…

There is a .000001% of me getting asked to prom this year (which is absolutely fair since sophomore prom does not exist), but I can not help but try to pull a few gems out of the piles and piles of trashy, cheap-looking dresses that clutter the face of this sorry earth. It seems as though each and every gown is either weighed down by too many gems and sequins, or shows enough skin that you might as well go in the nude. I prefer a preppy, classy look, which is hard to find around for a decent price. I also would want a unique dress that will not show up on five other girls who look better than I would. Here is my roundup of the prettiest dresses I could find. Click through the photos for the links to either purchase or rent, depending on the one you pick. I hope some of these will still be around for next year!!

BADGLEY MISCHKA – UTOPIA MAXI – $70 RENTAL

The reviews are raving, and you will notice that Rent the Runway and prints are two recurring themes.

ANTHROPOLOGIE – sakura blossoms gown – $275

I love how airy this dress is! I would need to see it in person, but I think it would look lovely with silver Jack Rogers. (No heels for me, because I personally prefer not to be able to see over skyscrapers for the most part).

J. CREW – CARLY LONG DRESS IN DRAPEY MATTE CREPE – $218

I am absolutely not in good enough shape to wear this, but oh my goodness, I wish I could! Watch out for backordering in several of the size and colors it comes in.

BADGLEY MISCHKA – water lillies dress – $135 rental

Looks like it is the same exact fit as the Utopia maxi shown above! This is the type of print that could easily look trashy and cheap if you dress it up wrong. I would wear miminalistic makeup, simple earrings, and a pretty updo in order not to cause a very nice dress to look drab.

ADRIANNA PAPELL – short sleeve sequin mesh gown – $278

This is clearly the most glamorous option on the list. Lead is my favorite color option, but the navy shade is gorgeous, too! I am not usually into the whole sparkle thing, but for this dress, it does not look trashy at all.

BADGLEY MISCHKA – CORUNDUM SAPPHIRE GOWN – $80 RENTAL

Same formula as the other Badgley Mischkas featured in this post, but a solid color. This is definitely my favorite, since it is classic and so simple. My only concern is for how my the bust area will be clearly flat (I have a twelve-year-old boy’s chest) without a pattern to distract.

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RECENT FAVORITES 001

BETWEEN PARIS, ROME, AND BERLIN, I SNATCHED UP A FEW NEW THINGS, WHICH ARE SCATTERED IN HERE, AND ALSO FOUND LOVE WITH A BUNCH OF STUFF I HAVE PREVIOUSLY ACQUIRED! GATHER ROUND, CHILDREN...

1 – mango circle print dress

I have always been told that everything is more expensive in Europe. That is true for things that are readily available, designer, and/or made here in the States, but believe it or not, loads of great European brands are way less expensive over there! It works both ways… imagine that! This dress, which I got for a trip to D.C. next month, was €30 in Rome. I pulled it up online, and guess what? In the US, it costs $60. Maybe shipping is the issue, but that’s a pretty significant difference in cost when you are not spending a large amount. I am pretty psyched about this purchase, regardless of price. I love the dress, and how it fits, feels, and looks. I had never heard of Mango until Italy, but they have a lot of pretty things at affordable prices!

2 – URBANEARS HEADPHONES

I swear by these headphones. I have had them and used them nonstop for probably three years now, and the ear cushions are just beginning to tear. The sound is great considering the incredibly affordable price tag. The color, which appears bright online, is actually a nice shade of navy blue rather than my idea of “indigo.” Since they are nearing the end of their lifespan, I have come to realize just how faithful these things have been. Thank you, Urbanears. My next pair will be either white or lavender…

3 – COMPAGNIE DE PROVENCE SHEA BUTTER HAND CREAM

If you love yourself, get your hands on this hand cream. If you are in France, and you love some other people, get their hands on this, too, in the form of gifting! At Bath and Body Works prices, especially during national sales, these are gems. Anything from Comagnie de Provence is worth it. The 1 oz travel size is about $6 in the US and, going along with the theme from the dress, costs €3 in Paris. I scored it for  €1.50 during the sale, along with some other buys that will surface on this website soon enough. The rose scent is fantastic, and I will never get sick of it, ever. It is a new classic, in my humble opinion.

4 – CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR LOW-TOPS

I have these in a pretty pale bluey grey, which is really neutral and works with everything. I worship them, aside from the fact that they dirty very quickly in certain circumstances. They are as comfy as regular workout sneakers, except you can wear them with any casual outfit. Unfortunately, I picked mine up at Marshall’s, and the color is nowhere to be found online. I linked the next-closest available option!

5 – MANGINI BYE FRUTTA CANDIES

I am going through withdrawals. These little fruit-syrup-filled hard candies were all over the place in Rome, and I am beginning to think that their cheap Italian sweets actually have crack or something in them. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

6 – BRANDY MELVILLE ALENA DRESS

If you are new to the whole Brandy Melville thing, you are probably frightened by the one-size-fits-all situation. Believe me, at 5’10”, I am not generally a person who that works for. This dress is way too short to wear like shown in the photo, but, guess what? Leggings turn it into a loose tunic-y dress hybrid. It works well with a long sweater and boots for a really, really comfy winter outfit.

7 – PAUL SIMON

I am a sucker for anything remotely resembling Vampire Weekend. I am a teenage girl, after all. It’s a shame my parents skipped over Mr. Simon in my early musical education, but I am now making up for lost time. His broad career is absolutely fascinating to me, so digging through the archives and listening to all his stellar music is the most fun thing in the world.

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MY FAVORITE GRAMMYS LOOKS

In no specific order, here are my personal, completely superficial picks for the best looks at last night's 2015 Grammy Awards.

taylor swift

TAYLOR IS ALWAYS A WINNER. WHEN YOU’RE WEARING ELLIE SAAB, YOU DON’T LOSE.


rihanna

WHY DID SO MANY PEOPLE HATE HER LOOK? I THOUGHT IT WAS BOLD FOR RIHANNA, WHO USUALLY GOES FOR LESS DRESS AS OPPOSED TO MORE DRESS. THIS IS DEFINITELY MORE DRESS, AND SHE BALANCED IT WITH A MINIMAL MAKEUP AND BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE BUN. WELL DONE, RIRI.


BECK

IT WAS HARD TO FIND A PICTURE THAT WASN’T TERRIBLE QUALITY, BUT HERE’S A HEADSHOT. THIS IS PROOF THAT, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, BECK IS COOLER THAN YOU.


NICKI MINAJ

i really appreciate how nicki has toned it down a bit recently, but still maintained her natural flair for style.


JOHN MAYER

DID I DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN? I RECKON I DID, WHEN I LAID EYES ON THIS AESTHETICALLY-PLEASING BREATH OF FRESH AIR. SPEAKING OF AIR, MY LUNGS NEEDED IT WHEN HE PERFORMED WITH ED SHEERAN, WHO UNFORTUNATELY DOES NOT MAKE THIS LIST :(


anna kendrick

THIS RESTORED MY FAITH IN HUMANITY. SO CLASSY IT HURTS.


CHILDISH GAMBINO

GAMBINO OBVIOUSLY WINS IN THE GENETICS DEPARTMENT, PLUS: ARE THOSE VELVET SLIPPERS? IN A WORLD OF “NO YOU CAN’T,” HE IS A “YES, YOU CAN.” I APPLAUD YOU, MR. GLOVER.


PAT CARNEY & DAN AUERBACH

BECAUSE I LOVE HOW THEY ARE SO UNCOOL THAT THEY ARE THE ACTUAL COOLEST THINGS TO EVER GRACE THE FACE OF THE EARTH. LOOK AT THE BOLD NO-TIE SITUATION. ALL HAIL, THE BLACK KEYS ARE ETERNAL.


katy perry

KATY P IS NOT ON HERE FOR HER DRESS (IT WAS KIND OF DISAPPOINTING TO BE HONEST). SHE MADE THE LIST BECAUSE OF HER HAIR AND HER MAKEUP. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE PURPLE HAIR, BUT KATY DEFIED THE ODDS.


GWEN STEFANI

this ensemble would be perfect if it weren’t for the awkwardly uncovere boob. so pretty, so elegant. her hair makes it even better. applause for you and your good taste, gwen.

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LUST LIST 001

A COLLECTION OF FASHION PRODUCTS IN STORES THAT I HAVE BEEN EYEING… THAT’S A GROSS WORD BUT BASICALLY, THE LINKS ARE IN THE TITLES OF THE PRODUCTS, AND I INCLUDE A LITTLE JUSTIFICATION OF WHY I NEED EACH THING SO DESPERATELY! :)

1  J. CREW PRINTED POUCH

So basically, I’m gonna be traveling soon, and you can never have too many pouches! Organization is key, right? Even if I do kind of hate most cats. Imagine what type of cute crap you could store in this thing: pens, hair accessories, makeup… my inner neat freak is soothed by the thought alone. Imagine the level of happiness if I actually got my hands on this thing.

2 – ASOS: VILLA LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT DRESS

I’m really into casual dresses right now because I’m lazy. There is nothing worse than rolling out of bed in the morning and having to squeeze into jeans. Gross. The logic of the t-shirt dress: why put yourself through the jeans struggle when you can chuck on one of these? Versatile when plain, they can be dressed up or down with literally any accessories. They work with leggings and Converse or boots in the winter, and with sandals in the summer. I only have one right now, and it’s sleeveless, burgundy, and from Brandy Melville, meaning it’s probably two feet too short for my 5’10” body. LOOK HOW LONG THIS ONE IS!!!!!!

3HERSCHEL HERITAGE BACKPACK IN COBALT POLKA DOT

Why is there a backpack, of all things, on this list? Well, as a high school student, it’s kind of essential. My current poo-colored North Face Jester is holding up pretty well, but it is absolutely time for a change after four years of dragging it around. I have heard that Herschel models are of great quality, and this one is as pretty as backpacks can get. Plus, a built-in laptop sleeve. Count me in.

4 – NASTY GAL: DUSEN DUSEN ON THE ROCKS SILK DRESS

(This one is on sale as of right now!) I have quite a few formal dresses, but who can resist this one? I love the colors! My only concern is length. Otherwise, I can see myself wearing this to an event that I really need a pretty outfit for in DC this March…

5 – madewell: kasson parka jacket

I saved the best for last! Let me start off by saying that I am completely in a long-distance relationship with this jacket. That long distance being the void between my couch and the nearest Madewell. And the void in my wallet. Yes, I do already have (and adore) the pretty similar J. Crew Field Jacket, but I feel like I need this one because I am actual trash. And this one is a little heavier weight for the frigid New England winters that I love so much. So there. Thus concludes my very first Lust List.

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