…BUT THAT I WANNNNNT !
The sales, Summer magazines and “pre-fall” collections are giving me shopping fever… I have mental lists (what am I saying ? I have WRITTEN lists) of things I
need want and I keep finding myself in schizophrenic situations where I’m fighting against myself not to buy things. I had a weird moment yesterday where I was totally convinced I needed a pack of 4 miniature Marc Jacobs perfumes I saw in the duty-free shop. “I travel all the time”, I was telling myself. True… But since when does travelling mean you need FOUR perfumes ? “But the bottles are super cute !!”… True. But all of Isabel Marant’s shoes are super cute too, it doesn’t mean you have to collect them. “But I don’t have a signature scent….!”. Too true. But buying four different ones won’t solve that ! And so I left them there and ripped myself away… When the transe was over I laughed to myself – “was I really about to buy FOUR PERFUMES” ?!
Moral of this story : THINK BEFORE YOU BUY. So I thought I would put my lists of “needs” on here and let you tell me what you think !
1 : New mascara. Let’s start small… I’ve been getting bored of bold lips and wanting to play more with my eyes since my hair was cut short. I already have a couple of mascaras but they dry out so quickly so surely I’m aloud a new one ?! I really like the look of Yves Saint Laurent’s Baby Doll and I’m guessing it’s good because I really liked my blue Yves Saint Laurent a couple of years ago – does that make sense ?!
2 : A nude bag. So I’ve been topping up my basics recently – a legitimate exercise I’m sure you’ll agree. Although I’m usually very into colours, I have recently been playing around with neutrals… Very un-me. But it’s nice ! And funnily colour stands out even more. I would very much like a nude / white / neutral bag to top it off… This one from Petite Mendigote is adorable….
3 : A bracelet to control my life. Because I am control freak about food / sleep and exercise. Not that I am amazing at keeping any of those 100% healthy. But I still obsess about it. So I think one of these Jawbone Up bracelets would be a very good (and bad !) idea.
4 : White Vans to customise. I customised a pair of these a while back, before all the galaxy tutorials came out… Meaning, I tried the milky way effet, but failed… They still looked kinda cute, just a little weird. I have put pretty ribbon laces in to make them look better, but I would luuuuurve a second pair to do up ! Promise I’ll get it right this time !
5 : If not, I’ll take a pair of Nike x Liberty runners. I walk in front of these too often in London. I am in love. And it’s my birthday pretty soon.
6 : Nice glasses. Because I am sick of cheap and cheerful. These Villeroy et Boch would do perfectly !
7 : Chubby Sticks for eyes. I have already tried to buy the blue one twice but each time the shop was out of stock… And yet I sooooo NEED it ! I think I’d be very good at the i-don’t-know-what-im-doing-i-just-smeared-it-all-over look ! And it’s pretty damn sexy, too.
8 : New underwear. Because whites never last that long in my house. And anyway, this time I’m looking at bold colours. I love the lace bras and knickers from American Apparel as well as Gilly Hicks bralets – notice my choices are all wire-free – more and more studies are showing links between wired-bras and breast cancer ! Choose carefully !
9 : This Sandro sweater. Because sweaters are getting big and even in the Parisian sun this morning I can imagine myself snuggling up in this one.
10 : Braided headbands. Because Jack Wills‘ ones have been daring me to buy them all season. But I won’t. “Because I can make one like that easily”. Well do then ! OK fine, let’s have a DIY session next week. DEAL !
There. Confessed. What do you think ?
And what do you (not) need at the moment ? Let me know, I might find I (do not) need it too !
xx Have a great weekend and see you on Monday for a bit of fashion !