Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you, but my week has seemingly lasted about ten days already, and I’m ready for it to end. Bring on the pretties!

J. Crew Cambridge Cable Sweater

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J. Crew Cambridge Cable sweater

I swear, I don’t know how this happened, but I’m on the receiving list for the J. Crew catalogue. Every time it shows up in my mail box, I try very hard to ignore it, because if there is one thing I don’t need it’s something to feed my J. Crew addiction. Naturally, I crack every time, and take a peek (or a leisurely look-see, whatevs). This sweater jumped out at me from the most recent catalogue. Am I being unreasonable in thinking that this sweater (or its absence from my closet) is the only thing standing in the way of my looking just like my WASP goddess herself, Gwyneth Paltrow? Shhh, don’t answer that. Since the sweater costs approximately a million bucks ($118), we’ll have to wait for the answer for the time being.

Orla Kiely dresses

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Solid Ottoman Backless Dress
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Make Bloom for Elegance dress

My office Christmas party is less than a month away, and I’ve been day-dreaming about possible dress picks. Not that I am looking to buy a new dress; I have a few options in my closet already, and my budget is giving me side-eye as it is. But it’s nice to dream a little, n’est ce pas?

J. Crew Factory Flower Curtain Necklace

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J. Crew Factory Flower Curtain necklace

This necklace kind of reminds me of a Lulu Frost-J. Crew collab necklace from a while back; happily for me, it’s at a lower price point that I can (almost) justify. Will I justify it? We shall see …

Cognac Flats

Hey, so here is a funny tidbit about me: when I get stressed out, I make lists. Forget Valium – making lists is, like, seriously soothing. Anyway, one list I’ve been working on is a tally of my closet “holes” (aka basic items missing from my wardrobe). My plan is to make a concerted effort to look for those items whenever I find myself falling down the rabbit hole of online shopping browsing. On the list: cognac flats. They’re not an immediate need, since flats-wearing weather is now at least 6 months away. But, hey, it doesn’t hurt to look, right? [Except when it does, because I accidentally on purpose hit the “buy it now” button. Ahem.]

I’ve pretty much decided that I will be getting this pair of Old Navy flats; I’m just waiting for them to go on sale because $25 for a pair seems like a lot. It’s Old Navy. Anyway, they’re cute and all, but just for some fun, I also picked a few more expensive options.

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Save: Old Navy
Frye Carson Ballerina flats
Splurge: Frye Carson Ballerina flats
Ferragamo Vara
Rob the bank: Ferragamo Vara

While doing my, errm, research, I also came across these Stuart Weitzman burgundy flats in faux snakeskin. I think I need to start a new list: completely unnecessary purchases I must nevertheless immediately make. Or something like that.

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Stuart Weitzman Shoestring Ballerina flats

Have a great weekend!

6 Comments on Weekend Shortlist

  1. I’d like to say a “nay” to the Carson flats. I owned 2 pairs, and about a year and a half later, even in a size 6.5 (I am a 7), they slipped off my feet, and weren’t comfortable at all. They’re way too soft of a leather for a flat…

    Other than that, I too am looking for a nice turtleneck.. so far nothing has jumped at me.

    • Oooh, good to know! I probably wouldn’t splurge on flats myself (my Ferragamo excepted) because they’re the one type of shoe I refuse to baby, and as a consequence, they tend to wear out quickly no matter the brand. If money was no issue, I would spring for the Varas though, I have to admit. And then buy the Old Navy pair for everyday use and abuse.

  2. The dresses are so cute – I especially love the one with the bow. As soon as I scrolled down and saw that, I knew it was for me. 🙂 Love the burgundy flats too.

    I bought two pairs of Old Navy flats this summer (what? I couldn’t decide between pink and purple so got them both) and I found they were really great for wearing on weekends or a super casual Friday. (They’re a cloth flat with an umbrella print.) They’re great shoes for summer.

    When I made my fall shopping list, I made a wardrobe requirements list and an “impulse” list (basically for all the stuff I thought was cute but wasn’t necessarily on my wardrobe list). Guess which list I purchased more stuff from? 🙂 In my defence, often it’s those impulse purchases which have ended up as my wardrobe staples after all. And then I’m wishing I’d bought two!

    • No judgment here! LOL! I’ve done that myself once or twice, and more than a few times wished I had.

      I’m trying really hard to stick to my planned purchases (intended to fill closet “holes”), but I’m batting a pretty poor average 😉

      I’m a big fan of the Old Navy flats for everyday use; I don’t feel guilty about beating them up. But I try to wait for a good sale and get them for $10 or less.

    • Heh! But no.

      I did one better. Got a pair of Tory Burch flats for zero dollars. Well, it was a swap. It was kind of like robbing the bank, without having to worry about jail time.