While spending all this time analyzing my wardrobe, I’ve noticed quite a few gaps. Some are more significant than others; some are ultra specific while others are very general. I’m documenting it here because I want to be more intentional with my shopping. These items really need to be given priority over, say, getting yet another cardigan. This list isn’t my full exhaustive list that I carry around with me. Rather, I decided to keep it to the items that are currently priorities for me. Here we go.
A Classic Ballet Flat
Would you believe that with all my shoes and my love of French style, I do not own a single pair of ballet flats? There’s been so many days that I’ve been putting an outfit together and wished that I had a pair. This really needs to be resolved.
A Structured Jacket
Elizabeth and James ‘Panama’ Stretch Woven Jacket $385
I own lots of items with soft lines, but very little with structure. I’ve got tons of cardigans, but only on long sleeve blazer and one short sleeve blazer. I’d love to get some more structured jackets to add polish to outfits. My priorities are short sleeve and three-quarter sleeve jackets.
I realize this one is season specific, but Florida stays broiling hot for far too long, and I don’t have any cute short shorts. I would love to get several pairs in a variety of colors, especially white.
Brown Leather Bag
(this one sold awhile ago, but Morelle still has many similar bags)
Maybe this one isn’t quite as urgent, but I’m really feeling the yearning for a quality, brown leather bag. I’ve finally started acquiring some brown shoes that would go with it, and I’d love to have another neutral alternative to black. I’d also love to get a red bag, an aqua bag and a creamy white bag at some point soon. Sigh.
A Denim Skirt
Ann Taylor Dark Wash Denim Skirt $59
I only have one denim skirt right now, and it has fit issues. I’d love to own a few denim skirts, some in dark washes for work and others in lighter washes for the weekend.
A Drapey Vest
I love the layering possibilities of this style, but I have to be careful with the length. I’ve tried on a few that came down to my upper thigh, and they were not so flattering from the rear view. I’d like to get something a bit shorter, hitting right around or just above my hip.