It’s that time again: not autumn yet, but the stores seem to think so. I love fall fashion with colours inspired by nature, chunky knits and boots, but IT IS STILL WARM OUT! I have had to make do with making a list of things I will need to update my wardrobe this fall without actually going shopping yet. This is good for two reasons:
1. I have time to really think about what I want and what I need. I NEED new boots because I bought cheap boots two years ago and now they are leaking. I WANT every second dress I set eyes on (I already have about 30, I will never need a new dress). This *should* keep me from going overboard and help me stick to my budget.
2. It would kill me a little bit to buy a sweater or scarf or pair of boots when it’s still 20 degrees out. I love summer and I’m not about to let it go early, even if it means not getting first dibs on the new fall trends.
So here are a few things I decided that I need this Fall.
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Matt Nat leather shoulder bag
- The sheer lace top has been on my list since spring, I recently saw this unique piece on Modcloth and decided I would not let it pass me by this time!
- I do not have many nice tops, so I need to add a few to wear with skirts and pants. I quite like the peplum trend this fall
- I wear my navy blazer quite often and I think I would use another, lighter neutral coloured blazer quite often.
- I only own 3 pairs of pants that fit me, and one pair is ugly. I need to buy pants.
- I made the mistake of “saving money” by buying cheap boots the last couple years and now they leak. I need to make a bigger investment into some comfortable, neutral boots.
- I need a new school bag that can fit all of my books and lunch and change of shoes, etc… I can’t carry a backpack when I’m dressed well and feel good about it. I definitely cannot wear a backpack when I am teaching high school during my practicum!
Of course the list of things I WANT goes on and on. I will have to see how my job situation is in the fall before I make any hasty decisions. Although I already have my heart set on some locally made trinkets on sale at the annual Fringe Festival here in Edmonton. But after that I’ll be good…maybe.