It was in the 70s and 80s here in LA for the past few weeks, and all of a sudden, I want it to be spring. This is not right, since I’m finally able to wear all the sweaters I bought & moaned over last fall when it was too warm to wear them. Now they seem so… covered up. They’re still cozy, but my eye has been wandering.
I’m not shopping this month (1/6!), so I’ve been scouring online for new spring lines and checking blogs for cute stuff I may have missed.
It’s unlikely any of us will be needing this for a few more months, but with all the sales, perhaps someone could scoop up some items that follow the trends for this spring. I’m actually going to be trying to find trends that are wearable, since those of us blogging about personal finance probably don’t have too many places to wear Phillip Lim’s zipper-trim tanks. Or the money to afford it, no matter how beautiful it may be.
Sarah’s Wishlist, Spring 2009
1. A trench coat.
I have been wanting a nice trench for about 2 years now, but could never quite bring myself to take the plunge. This year, however, they were all over the runways & I’ve been seeing them in stores.
2. Hot pink. In fact, neon colors all around.
Isaac Mizrahi had a dress with just a teensy bit of lime green sticking out at the top & underneath the skirt. Cute!
3. Bold necklaces.
This is a carry over from Fall, but I never found anything I liked. Clearly, I must renew my efforts!
4. Black and white dresses.
I was looking for something for my rehearsal dinner, and this seems like the perfect solution. The little black dress is not quite edgy enough, and a little white dress would be playing a bit too much toward the wedding. Black + white seems like the perfect solution!
Lots of them, laddered up my arms. The only problem will be finding ones that don’t slide too much on my mutant tiny wrists.
6. A flowered skirt & striped t-shirt.
Michael Kors paired stripes and polka dots on the runway, and while I’m not nearly that adventurous (I think I’d get dizzy looking at them together), flowers and stripes seem like the perfect compromise.
7. A military jacket.
Not like camouflage, more like a marching band uniform. If I had lots of money, this jacket by 3.1 Phillip Lim would be perfect. There was also a nice one at Topshop, but it was still a little out of my price range.
I’m going to use my bachelorette party as an excuse to get a dress with a big, exposed zipper.
9. Blue dresses.
Clearly, I needed an more excuses to buy dresses.
10. A new bathing suit.
Some websites are saying that bikinis are a trend for this summer. I’m not sure, since I feel like bikinis & bathing suits in general don’t have trends. I’m sort of in love with this one from AE. Alas, any bathing suit I buy has to have a built in bra since my breast are powerless against gravity.
11. More sandals!
I bought 2 pairs last summer and they became my go-to-shoes for everything. These shoes are so cute, and you might as well go to Urban Outfitters since I would buy their whole stock of sandals if I could.
Is there anything YOU really want for this spring/summer?