Currently Coveting: Spring Wish List
March 20, 2014
On the day of the spring equinox, it only seems right to take stock of my preparedness for the season and refine my wish list accordingly. While I may be a far cry from these bloggers and stylists sharing their stories of culling down their wardrobes to only a few key pieces, I'm at least trying to think through my needs and wants, rather than run around, blindly grabbing anything and everything that catches my eye as I used to do. The recent amazing Berlin weather has already got me thinking about what I'd love to invest in most as the weather begins to turn, and here's what I've decided is topping my list:
one | I have one pair of prescription sunnies I got a few years back and in all honesty, the times I've actually pulled them out in Germany's notoriously grey weather I could probably count on both my hands. The recent and unlikely explosion of sunshine on Berlin reminds me of the days when I was a Californian with more sunglasses than days in the week. To add to my singular collection of basic black Persols, these fabulously oversized and color-blocked frames channel the sun and surf of summer, even if we're still stuck in a mostly grey spring.
two | After ditching all my dingy white button-downs years ago after ditching the job that had required them, my tiredness at the uniform-like culture of them meant I never bothered to buy another one. Now, I admit that there feels to be a crucial piece missing in my wardrobe. I love that this loose linen version has buttons down the back as well, making it feel a bit more special, and less corporate, than your run-of-the-mill basic.
three | It's been a while since I've acquired a new scent and other than my go-to Chanel, my diminishing collection has felt a bit tired. Spring is the time when everyone reaches for florals, but that feels too expected. Right now, I'm loving the warm, bourbon-y and unisex vibe of this Maison Martin Margiela scent. Pour me a drink, douse me with this and let's cheers to spring!
four | Strangely enough, I have yet to hang a single picture in our new place. Having been raised by an artist, art is extremely important to me - and yet I can't manage to commit to a single piece that we already own. Much like our all-new paint palette or chopping off all of my hair, perhaps what hangs on our walls also needs a jolt of the unfamiliar and new. I discovered artist Michelle Morin some time last year and just fell in love with her style and natural subjects. While I am partial to her landscapes with trees, she recently posted a piece she's working on now featuring the coast that I called home for most of my life. I think that might be just the thing I've been waiting for...
five | Like much of my wardrobe, my nail polish collection is centered around the deep, rich hues of fall and winter or the punchy bright colors of summer. Pastels that bring to mind soft skies and flower petals are minimal, at best. And Other Stories is quickly becoming my favorite place to pick up fashion-forward, saturated colors in whatever the season calls for, and I think this pale blue might be the perfect addition to my collection.
six | So I'd already started having a major pink moment (I mean, what better way to feminize a short hair cut?) when that post-Paris shows photo of the girl in the pink coat and pants started spreading like wildfire across the internet. So naturally, every piece of bright pink outerwear I'd been considering promptly sold out (including the one shown here, boo). Perhaps I will just have to luck out or perhaps I will have to admit defeat and go back to my second choice for a bold coat: cobalt.
seven | After being in love with this beauty for years, not to mention being in the market for a lighter-colored spring bag for just as long, it appears this J.Crew classic has finally been retired. Sold out online, I'm scouting eBay for one before it becomes an outright collectors item and suffers from an inflated price. Roomy enough for my DSLR, the ease of a crossbody strap and that gorgeous J.Crew leather? It's too good to let it slip through my fingers.
eight | With their delicate ankle strap, high black wedge and thick snake-print strap, these sandals are the perfect combination of sexy urbanite and Clarks comfort. Just right for chicly navigating city streets and endless u-bahn stairs - once it's warm enough for bare toes, of course.
What about you? What is on your spring refresh list for your home or closet?