Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My Upcoming Shoping Trip!!!

I have been in shopping detox for about 3 weeks now. Every day, it gets easier and harder all at once. I feel the need to reward myself for such determination and perseverance. I am giving myself, as a gift to me, a shopping trip to the States. With the US$ at a low and CDN $ acting like hot stuff, now could not be a better time to score some reasonably priced Nine West shoes, a hot J Crew wool coat and some inexpensive Forever21 accessories. I know this trip seems a tad counterproductive in my ultimate goal to fight overconsumption in a society filled with never ending wants and needs and a constant unsatisfaction what what one already owns, but whaddaya gunna do?

In light of my preparation for for my trip, here are a few goodies I intend on scoring:

The Skirt (as per this example from Top Shop)
I want it a few inches above my knee but it has to be flowy and extra points if its got some pockets!!
The Dress (es)
There will be a plethora of them...oh yes there will. Dresses (sweater, summer, long sleeve, short sleevs what have you) are perfect to layer over and under everything you own. I will winterize this for you in a later post by the way. Here is an example of one I am coveting but the list runs so long that I am slightly embarrassed...not really :P

The Ankle Boot

Ok ok...I have to admit that this one took about a year to grow on me and to be honest, until a month ago, I was still not feeling them. But now, they constantly race through my mind. The outfit opportunities are endless esp. with the dresses mentioned above *swoon* I can go either low (Payless at $20 or high $240 at Stone ridge in Montreal- I think I am in love...)



And there you have it! I know there are a few other pieces I should get...I was thinking maybe some kinda skinny but not really jeans, t-strap pump and a full top so I can use my wide black belt for that effortless "I am photographed by the Satorialist" look...what do you think? Suggestions?

7 comments:

Sherry said...

All I can say is HAVE FUN!!! This is a perfect time to spend the Canadian dollar and you know what you are looking for...go for it. And then show us what you've purchased when you return...so we can drool and wish we'd been able to go with you!! ;)

pinlady said...

Hey I love those boots!! where are they from?

Anonymous said...

how about some nice chunky knit sweaters?

Trendini said...

thanks Sherry...I am going to go nuts!

Pinlady, the boots are from debenhams.com but I am sure every shoe retailer is making a version of their own...

said...

love the dress

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love the dress

Shopaholic D said...

good for you! you deserve it! i've been pretty good, myself, at staying away from the mall/shopping...thank goodness! curbing the shopaholicism...

hopefully, i can treat myself to something soon, too.

:) D