In need of some inspiration as we get through these winter weeks? Here are nine things on my wish list. These are pieces I’d love to add to my wardrobe as I plan for spring work and social get-togethers.
Let me kick off with a dream purchase and by that I mean it won’t happen any time soon. A designer bag. Visiting the Inside Bags exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum recently has made me love handbags all the more. I saw some beauties there. I have a few Mulberry bags that I adore and use daily, but now I’ve set up sights on adding a Louis Vuitton or Dior bag to my collection. Anyone fancy buying me one?
I have been booked for a few style talks this spring and want to add a few statement pieces to my wardrobe to make me feel confident at the podium. I’m thinking of adding a colourful dress that will be easy to wear and simple to style. A blouse that will brighten a black trouser ensemble (and jeans when I’m off duty) and a glamourous pair of heels. I blame And Just Like That and the return of Carrie Bradshaw for the last piece.
Meanwhile, I’m feeling chilly as I’ve got rid of a cardigan that has seen better days. It was making me feel dowdy when I wore it and that won’t do! I need a new backpack, as my last one, which I used constantly during lockdown walks, has finally given up the ghost. I’d like some new floor-length straight or wide leg jeans as mine are all cropped and I’d like a new pair black rimmed glasses. Again, I’ve been influenced by AJLT. Lastly, I fancy a beret. Too much TV you think?
So, here we go. Here are nine things on my wish list.
Louis Vuitton, second-hand so prices vary, circa. £600 – £800, Vestiaire Collective
Dior, Medium Bobby Bag, £2,800, Dior
Packable 2-Way Backpack (can be carried as a tote), £39, Arket
Floral Swedish Clash Dress, £89, Never Fully Dressed
Leather Slingback Court Shoes, £90, Dune
Satin Shirt, £29.99, Zara
Pure Cashmere V-Neck Button Cardigan, £119, Marks & Spencer Autograph
Blue High Waisted Straight Jeans, £42.00, River Island
Judd Large Acetate Glasses in Black, £125.00, Cubitts
Black Wool Beret, £23.00, Other Stories