This is my latest impossibly expensive/impractical shopping list. Out of everything featured here I will probably end up buying 2 things - the shoes and the other cheapest item which is the Whistles dress - but if budget was no object I would be ordering all of this stuff…right this very moment!
1. See by Chloe Washed Silk Mini Dress
This is currently on TheOutnet (Net a Porter's online outlet store) and the only things holding me back on ordering are:
a) How short is mini?
b) Will this make my arms look fat?
I love the colour scheme and the bow tie back but I keep hesitating when it comes to checkout. If anyone happens to have tried this on please let me know!
2. Valentino scalloped shorts
Valentino shorts! I mean come on now…. these do look impossibly lovely on the site model though. Well tailored and with scalloped edging that looks hardy - unlike my ASOS pairs that turn to curl and frey after a couple of wears. Maybe one night I will drunk-shop and you will see them in a future OOTD.
3. Chloe polka dot tulle skirt
Another Outnet item that has been generously reduced from over £1000 to (ahem) £400. Damn. It's still too much for me to pay for a skirt. I think it's absolutely gorgeous though and if it was £200 cheaper I would probably buy it because a skirt with that apparent weight and detail doesn't get replicated well on the high street. I keep thinking how good this would also be for work meetings because it's entering midi territory in length….basically I keep thinking about every reason under the sun to justify it :)
4. Whistles dress with utility pockets
I am almost certainly going to buy this. I have been returning to the ASOS site to check it out and although I am slightly concerned that it might be transparent it's nothing that a slip couldn't sort out. The colour is very Spring and will look great underneath a light jacket (like my Zara pastel green one) or perhaps the Sonia Rykiel one at number 9 :)
5. ASOS Freed Sandals
The cheapest item in my wish list and the dead cert - I will be getting these. They are sturdy sandals made pretty in the choice of colour for the straps and the jewels. I love the idea of wearing these with white jeans for everyday. Yep, I am going to get these ASAP!
6. See by Chloe Silk Top
I love the colour of this top and again, the idea of pairing it with items like white jeans, in the summer. The only thing that has held me back so far is that front tie detail. It seems to sit at vag height on the model and typically that's not an area of my body I like to draw attention to. Anyone else?
7. Stella McCartney Zanda shorts
I swear I will never give up the hope of looking good in a pair of shorts. These seem to be that ideal midi length - not plebby but not arse revealing either. Let's face it I will never buy these but they look good with all the other items in the collage :) Maybe Topshop will come up with a good dupe...
8. Sophie Hulme Mini Tote Bag
This bag is haunting me. The colour is perfect - I believe they call it Oat and it's a soft nude/pink - but it's the shape that I cannot firmly decide on. I have tried it on in Harvey Nichols, prancing around in front of a mirror and in real life it actually works well. It's a bit different to the standard tote but still roomy enough to accommodate the day essentials. I'm keep thinking about it because although Sophie Hulme is considered "affordable" designer, it's still a sizeable chunk of change to spend on a bag.
9. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Twill-paneled coat
A good coat or jacket can take you anywhere. This is my reason for considering this one. I am living in hope that Zara bring out something similar as to me this looks like something they would replicate in that light summertime fabric. Fingers crossed!
10. Self-Portrait Azalea Midi Dress
This dress is from a new brand - Self-Portrait. I saw them launch on Net a Porter a few weeks ago and have since seen them stocked on Shopbop and ASOS. To me it hints at the same aesthetic that For Love and Lemons have but is done in a slightly less slutty way. Each piece looks absolutely beautiful - I am aiming to buy at least one thing from them this summer. I mean, how beautiful is this dress? Sure, your boobs might pop out at any moment but you would look so great in every other respect!
So that concludes the end of my fantasy wish list. If nothing else I feel like I have made a list of the types of things that I want to check out the high street for dupes of.
What impossibly expensive items would you love to add to your wardrobe this season if you could?