Sometimes your life can be perfectly summarized in song lyrics. Many years ago as a young tween/teen in Boston I used to listen to Letters to Cleo (yeah I know - but Kay Hanley was so cool!) anyway as I'm sitting at my desk day dreaming about things on my wish list I remembered this song...
"Just living on a Sunday morning, got my toast and tea and I'm warm and I just thought I'd think about. All the things to get and keep getting, never enough not enough and never ending. I just thought I'd think about."
Even though I have many many other things to be worrying/thinking about this is where I'm at these days - making mental shopping lists over breakfast - Partly because I'm trying not to spend (I'm paying my school tuition) and, it seems that the more I need to do something (like save) the harder it is to do it.
It makes it more difficult that these things are oh-so-tempting.
10. Feral Childe Olivetti Tunic - at Kaight Shop
Yes please, I'd like to be a little Mod Sailor-ette for my next beach outing or picnic.
9. Cupcake Carriers - from Green Party Goods
To use to give cupcakes as gifts and for summer picnics.
8. Olo Fragrance Sample kit - from Summerland
I've been trying to find a new signature scent since Burberry discontinued Babytouch.
I have a feeling one of these hand blended scents may be it... Violet/Leather, Dafne, Victory Wolf and Lightning Paw. Don't they sound lovely?
7. For Strange Women Absinthe Lip balm
The little tin is really lovely. All the For Strange Women products have lovely Victorian inspired packaging. Besides, I think this Absinthe lip balm will remind me of my starving aspiring literary fiction writer/student days in France and Spain.
6. These lovely Olsen Haus flats.
I'm imagining running around the city in them and of course they would be perfect for getting around campus.
But, which color?
5. BabyCakes Covers the Classics
This is really a need more than it's wish. I need to learn to make my own donuts.
4. Milk Glass Cake Stand.
For when I make my Stella Cake. I'm also hunting a set of 8 Milk Glass dessert plates.
3. Tea leaf filters - Sold Out at Shop Ruche
Where can I find more?
2. These Sunglasses at Need Supply Co.
Honestly they have so many sunglasses I can't decide -
but, I really want to wear these with...
1. This awesome dress Krysten Ritter designed for Corey Lynn Calter.
I'd throw on those sunnies, my fave green cardigan and Olsen Haus flats - and be set for a day out and about - or, throw on a blazer and heels for work. I really want to find a store here in the Bay Area/ San Francisco that carries it so I can try it on.
What's super awesome about it (other than the fact that it's amazingly cute) is that 100% of the proceeds go to Dare To Share, an organization helping special needs children. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that a lot of my past 9 to 5 work involves assisting non-profits and helping the under-served. These organizations really need our help to keep their work going. So even if you aren't in the market for a new dress check out their site and see if you can assist by donating, or volunteering.
What are you wishing for these days? Please tell me I'm not alone in making mental (er, now blogger) wish lists.
Fashion News #116
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