So, I finally got around to writing a seasonal list of essential things that I might put my hands on soon.
1) An in-between-seasons transitional jacket
A pretty much self-explanatory item. My Isabel Marant bator coat is too hot to wear during the cusps between cold and warm seasons, whereas the other jackets in my closet only exacerbate the chilliness. I am in love with all the jackets shown in the first row, especially the classic Barbour jackets. Unfortunately, it is a little bit too late to invest in one because summer is approaching. By the time I acquire one, people are probably wandering around virtually naked. Besides, my funds are a bit tight right now so it’s not really my top priority unless something very unpredictable occurs. I think I’m going to wait till the sales, as I might be able to unearth some discounted tidbits.
2) A pair of sandals
I don’t own any summer shoes because sandals have never intrigued me until just recently. My sudden desire to wear sandals is a significant turnabout for my style. At first, I had to figure out my previously nonexistent taste in sandals. I must admit it’s a tricky task, but I ultimately ascertained that I am quite fond of cute sandals with sturdy heels and straps that don’t cut my legs in an awkward way. I really like the sandal style that A.P.C. makes with a few alterations every year. However, it’s more likely that I will purchase the black wide-heeled sandals from Zara. They are very elegant in an effortless way, and vaguely reminiscent of the utterly celebrated sandals from Celine. Sadly, they are currently sold out in Oslo and I’m still slightly self-conscious as to toe exposure. I’ve got to work out this issue before getting a pair of sandals.
3) Wide brim sun hat
I’m not a hat person but definitely not a sun worshipper, I assure you. I need a nice but inexpensive hat for the purpose of sun protection that features a wide brim. The only issue is that hats don’t really suit me, so I’m having such a hard time to find a decent one. Plus, I need a hat that reflects the heat because I have dark hair. Everyone who has dark hair knows how infernally hot it gets when you’re in the sun.
4) Ray-Ban sunglasses
I used to own a pair of prescription wayfarer sunglasses but somehow they shrunk or my head most likely expanded, hence they are way too small for me today. Although I already own a pair of prescription sunglasses from Dior, I want a pair of Ray-Bans because I feel more like myself when I’m wearing wayfarers. I feel a tad awful about not wearing the Dior sunnies often because I simply don’t feel comfortable wearing them. After all, they’re a gift from my parents, which means my parents were greatly involved in the process of selecting sunglasses. Alas, not all highly priced investments are successful. Anyway, otticanet.com sells very cheap designer sunglasses, and you get free prescription lenses. Still, I’m wavering between the wayfarers and clubmasters, though I’m not sure if I’m able to pull off the clubmasters. I just have to go for the one pair that suits my face shape.
5) Tailored shorts
See this post.
6) A black pouch
I have been searching for a while for a small, black pouch to use as a go-to clutch for nights out – preferably an inexpensive clutch that won’t suffer from frequent doses of red wine stains and obsolescence. I’m not sure whether I should go for a bag with straps or a hand-held pouch, which might be impractical at times. The pouch from Comme des Garçons is great but too expensive for something that I’m hypothetically disposed to break. I’m considering buying this pouch in black from Clare Vivier. It’s affordable and I wouldn’t feel a deep distress if I accidentally happen to scratch or spill a drink on it.