Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lazy shopping: what I want right now

In my last lazy shopping post, I noted that winter clothes had started to disgust me, but that I wasn't yet sick of my own clothes. But now that time has come. Every night when I pick out the next day's outfit (yes, I'm one of those night-before people), I open my closet to thick, fuzzy sweaters, dark wool dresses, and tired ankle boots--I am so over all of it. Why, oh, why is it not spring yet? I want color and lightweight fabrics and bare legs and sandals. I'll even settle for a lightweight jacket. So while I continue to soldier on with my Wolford tights and sweater dresses, I'm already plotting what to buy for spring, and let me tell you, it can't come quickly enough. Here's what I'm dreaming of wearing.


Clockwise from top left:

I saw this T by Alexander Wang Gauze Back Cardigan ($170) at Barneys last weekend, and I have a feeling it's going to be my go-to layering piece for spring. Plus, when the weather gets really hot, it has built-in air-conditioning, thanks to the gauze inset in back.

After hearing about it back in December, I finally tried  Dior Addict Lip Glow ($29) today, and I can report it gives your lips a perfectly natural, just-been-kissed shade of pink. Perfect for spring, when you don't want to overdo it with heavy makeup.

I saw these Belle by Sigerson Morrison T-Strap Sandals ($265) today at Bloomingdale's, and they are going to be a must-buy for me. The heel is nice and sturdy (and not too high), but what they lack in height, they make up for in the leg-elongating nude T-strap.

I am completely obsessed with this 3 1 Phillip Lim tote ($725)--the shape is absolutely perfect, and it's big enough to carry all the essentials. And while I somehow now live in a world where I think $725 is a semi-reasonable price for a handbag, well, it could be worse.

I've been stalking this Diane Von Furstenberg Egg-Zactly Dress in River Leopard ($345) for awhile, and I finally saw it in person today (can you tell I have spring shopping fever?). I can report that it's even better in real life--so much so that I might have to pay full retail for it (gasp!).

This outfit has so much awesomeness in it that when it comes to jewelry, I think it needs just one fabulous statement piece, like a Dannijo Buckle bracelet ($270).

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