Friday, August 12, 2011

Fast Forward: Fall (Wishlist Update)

It's this time of year that I suffer a lot of cognitive dissonance when I'm out in the malls. (When I was living in upstate New York, it was late January - May). On the one hand, it's sunny and warm (or blisteringly hot) outside and everyone's wearing tanks and blousy short-sleeved tops, shorts and sandals and flip flops. On the other hand, there are woolly sweaters and leather jackets and long sleeved shirts displayed everywhere.

Sigh. What's a girl to do?

Carol's Full-Priced List
1. TOMS wedges (in gray, I think...unless I get them in red...or the striped
2. Detachable Hood Wool Jacket (um...the size 2 is already sold out online. I'm hoping it's still available in a store somewhere, though I've never bought apparel from a Burberry Store before, so have no idea how it works. And really, this is way pricey...but I've been looking for a good winter jacket - not coat - for a long time...
3. Trench Coat Skirt (in Moss - I tried this on - fitting room review coming soon - and really liked it!)
4. Printed Boy Tee, Stripes (in the green motif. I'm going to recreate the whole outfit from the catalogue...)
5. AG Stevie in red (once I figure out what to wear with them...)
6. Boyfriend Cardigans (of varying colors - I haven't yet decided which specific ones, but these are in the running: Tory Burch Simone Cardigan, Eden Cardigan, Cocoon Cardigan, Grandfather Cashmere Cardigan)
7. Colette Dress (Future:Standard)
8. Sophia Dress

Carol's Sale-Priced List
1. Gull Wing Dress (hoping for a second cut! I want the black and white...)
2. Take Action Dress (I like the blue so much, I've decided I want the yellow too. But only if it's on sale. Fingers crossed that's soon!)
3. Mompos Dress (pretty enough to consider at sale time, if there are any left in my size)
4. AG Stevie in red (if it takes me longer to figure out what to wear with them...)
5. Seeing Spots Shorts (if I can hold out...)
6. Drybar 12-Pack of Blowouts (erm...this counts as a "sale" item, because I get a discount by buying in bulk...right?)

I found out that I'll be working quite a bit with clients, onsite, this fall, so I'm stocking up on work-appropriate wear, as you might notice below:

Carol's List of Things She Already Has (and needs to remember when wanting new things)
1. Take Action Dress (in the blue)
2. Marc Jacobs Karlie in Blush (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale exclusive: sold out, but similar here and here)
3. Trina Turk Ponte Knit Boot Skirt
4. Trina Turk Dame Blouse

Hi all, it's Kathryn!

Can I just say, one of the reasons I love Carol so much? Because she uses words like "cognitive dissonance" and "malls" in the same sentence.

(Tangent - I actually really like sitting in the backseat with Carol and her husband when we're all driving somewhere, because they usually have some sort of awesome conversation where they get SUPER analytical about a topic and they get so completely enthralled with eachother that it is absolutely fascinating to watch. Also, they use neat words when they talk.)

Anyway, as I may have discussed once or twice (or three times a lady...?), I have a huge thing for fall and winter clothes. I always have. And so now that the fall collections have started to arrive in stores, I'm a goner. Even though I'm from Southern California and it rarely gets that cold.
But yeah, I red-puffy-heart LOVE fall. And I aim to misbehave.

Even at full price..!

Kathryn's Full-Priced List
2. Free People Floating City Cape (first saw this when the fabulous Chloe tweeted it...oh my stars and garters! I really should wait for a sale but...gahhh)
3. Modcloth Hepcat Dress (in black licorice...I've had a thing for this dress for awhile)
4. The Coat in the Missoni For Target Lookbook seen here:
5. The shoes from the same lookbook:

6. Oh, who am I kidding? I want the rainboots too....

7. Oh, add the umbrella and hat to that....

8. Scarves? Heck to the yes.

...all of this is rather comical, considering I tend to shy away from prints.

Kathryn's "Shoot for the Stars" List
1. Jimmy Choo Phoenix Espadrilles (it's Carol's fault...hers look so nice, even a year later!)
2. Herve Leger Zip-Front Bandage Dress (the list is called "Shoot for the Stars" for a reason)

Kathryn's Sale-Priced List
1. Trenchcoat Skirt (I've yet to try this, but I'm intrigued)
2. Quantum Blouse (in the red motif...consider me further intrigued)

Kathryn's List of Things She Already Has (and has to remember when wanting new things)
1. Hinge Cowlneck Poncho (Anniversary Sale pick-up)
4. Take Action Dress (in the blue, which was a birthday present back in March)
5. Hinge Plaid Flannel Shorts (hey, another Anniversary Sale pick-up)

...well that does it for this round of the Carol/Kathryn wishlist. What's on your fall wishlist so far?

As always, thanks so much for reading...and we hope you have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Carol!! It looks like we knocked off a couple of items on your list :)

  2. Kathryn, I want EVERYTHING in the Missoni for target lookbook!!!!!  Ahhhhhhhh!!!!