Weekly Wishlist: 4th Edition

Welcome to my newest weekly installment: Weekly Wishlist. This is where I’ll share a few items that I’ve either purchased, am adding to my shopping list or am just crushing on from afar.

I am freaking out over M·A·C’s Fashion Sets. They’re seriously killing me. One of my favorite trends is to match your nails to your lips (it’s so sexy, no?), but it’s often so hard to find the perfect “pair.” Enter these sets, that include Lip Glass, Nail Lacquer and Lipstick. Top of my list is Myth. But you definitely can’t go wrong with the Russian Red set (here, here and here).

Next on my wishlist is this Denim Anorak from Nasty Gal. It’s been raining like crazy in Binghamton, and it’s getting boring to see cargo anoraks and trench coats. This denim version is totally unique and for under $100, the perfect jacket investment for this spring time weather.

Speaking of weather, now that I’m a mere three weeks from my summer internship, I’m on the hunt for bottoms that are both work and summer appropriate. These shorts from Topshop may be one of my favorites that I’ve spotted. Sophisticated, structured, and short without being slutty. Sold.

I’ve also been continuously hunting for chic flats/sandals. I have a penchant for gold and brown once the sun is out, so these Dolce Vita sandals are screaming my name.

More on gold… well, fool’s gold that is… How funky/unique/cool is this CC Skye ring, while being totally everyday-wearable?

If you’re pining for a new pair of sunniest like I am, but don’t want to drop the big bucks on a pair of Ray Bans or Karen Walker or Warby Parker (by “don’t want,” I mean, “can’t currently afford to spend that much on plastic/metal, no matter how gorg”), ASOS is the place to check. Anything big, cat eyed and retro is so perfect for summer, like the pair pictured or these leopard cat eye pair.

And finally, how can you say no to an orange clutch with to-die-for stitching for less than $60? All white outfit, brown wedges, and said clutch? Perfect. Thanks, Steve Madden.

What’s on your wishlist this week? Let us know in a comment!

Weekly Wishlist: 2nd Edition

Welcome to my newest weekly installment: Weekly Wishlist. This is where I’ll share a few items that I’ve either purchased, am adding to my shopping list or am just crushing on from afar.

This week, I’m all about closet/cosmetic bag necessities. First off, we have the Forever 21 Hi-Low Skirt ($19.80) (aka the “mullet” skirt). This flattering hemline is definitely going to be my staple while interning in sweltering NYC this summer. It’s not only pretty and feminine, but its airy and pairs well with both flats and heels.

The next two on my list play into my constant penchant for sexy eyes. My no-fail choice for any smoky look? MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack ($15). Line your bottom lashline with this badboy and smudge with a fingertip for a sexy look in 2 minutes flat. For a more refined line (cat eyes, winged liner, etc.), I stick with Guerlain Liquid Liner ($36). The price may be slightly inflated, but it’s the only liquid liner that I have a constant affair with.

Moving onto wilder things… This TOPSHOP Leopard Skater Dress ($72) has stolen my heart. It takes my absolute favorite print and my favorite silhouette and marries them perfectly. For some reason, all I can picture wearing it with is a pair of crisp white leather shoes, like Alexander Wang’s “Joan.” I think it’s my inner “cool Grandma” speaking to me.

Speaking of cats.. Remember when I lusted over Tom Ford’s Nikita sunglasses just last week? Well, apparently ASOS heard the crickets chirping in my empty bank account and sent these Cat Eye Sunglasses ($21.50) to heed my obsession. Thanks, ASOS.

Next on the list is my must-have accessory: gold chain anything (except belly chain). Such a perfect piece to spice up any outfit, especially this Marc by Marc Jacobs Bracelet ($47.60).

Finally, we have the perfect shoe for all of your summer festivals and festivities: Old Navy’s Double Strap Buckle Sandals ($17.50). Basic, cheap and you won’t feel guilty if they get wrecked by the sand and surf this summer.

What’s on your wishlist this week? Let us know in a comment!

Not So Understated

My closet has been feeling a bit blah lately. In an effort to not blow all of my money on clothing, I’ve been seriously cutting back on my shopping (I swear Mommy & Aba, I have!).

But, with a winter break that includes interning at a clothing company and many trips into the city quickly approaching, I need a serious way to update my wardrobe without maxing out my credit card.

My solution? Statement jewelry.

First stop, necklaces.

  1. Forever 21 – $14.80 (DIY idea: spray paint this a neon yellow. Sass & Bide’s spring collection is clearly on my mind…)
  2. ASOS – $27.27
  3. Send The Trend – $29.95
  4. Forever 21 – $7.80
  5. Jules B – $39
  6. Topshop – $28 (so House of Harlow-esque)

These affordable necklaces can be paired with anything. Spice up a little black dress for a night out, or pair them with a plain t-shirt, jeans and a blazer for a chic daytime look. They’ll complete any basic outfit.

What do you think? How do you spice up your basic outfits? What is your favorite statement necklace? Let us know in a comment!