Wishlist Contest: Top 5 Autumn Basics 2011


Autumn 2011 Top 5 Wishlist



Hi all!   I stepped out of the apartment this morning and felt actual goosebumps rise on my exposed forearms.   Eeps!  While I'm sad that another all-too-short summer is coming to a close, I can't help but be excited about breaking out the transitional autumn wardrobe.   This is when I delve into drawers and shelves and re-discover last year's items, and then decide what I need to delete/donate (I had a brief and ill advised love affair with bright yellow last fall), what to repair (broken zippers on purses - there are at least 2 of these), and what to add!

My wardrobe wishlist is ever-evolving, but I think that these pieces are pretty high up there.
  1. Navy blazer, preferably with an interesting lining so I can turn up the cuffs
  2. Wide leg jeans - I have a summer-weight pair that S. calls my "hippie clown pants" but that I love all the same.  If I could get a slightly heavier weight denim pair, that would be lovely.
  3. Simple key pendant
  4. Collarless blouse in a spicy colour
  5. Heeled Mary Jane shoes, two-tone.   I shied away from this style for a while, for a rather silly reason.  I didn't want to wear a shoe style that shared my name.  I love this pair from Ecco so much that I think I can finally get over that particular foible.
  6. Not a wardrobe thing, but oh boy am I looking forward to apple pie!
I'd love to know what's on your autumn wardrobe wishlists!   Please submit comments, preferably with an email address where I can reach you b/c (drum roll) there's a prize involved!   On Thursday night around 9pm, I'll print all the entries, roll them into paper balls, and let Betty-cat (who still doing very well!) pick a winner.  The prize?  Seven pairs of vintage pierced earrings to boost your autumn accessories options!


Looking forward to your wishlists!

Best,

MJ
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7 comments:

Ponytail Girl said...

Hi MJ,

Hurray for the contest!

Here's my wishlist:
1. High-waisted brownish American Apparel stretch pants
2. Black leather biker boots
3. Long wool cardigan

That's it for now, am sure there's so many more!

memobilia@gmail.com

Flamehead Productions said...

1. Forever on the hunt for the perfectly fitting straight-legged, slightly high-waisted, dark denim jeans.

2. The same pair of perfect jeans in black!

3. Hunter green wool coat. (Also a "forever hunt.")

4. Lace-up black leather boots, mid-calf. (I think the pair I bought three years ago are finished.)

5. Pumpkin pie!

RK said...

Wooo contest time! Making this list is getting me kind of excited for cooler weather...

1. a black blazer that I can wear with jeans or dresses

2. a Breton stripe long-sleeve dress

3. flat brown mid-calf boots

4. a classic trench

Elle said...

I'm working on it for my blog but here's a preview

1) Loafer, flat or heeled
2) Something lace, preferrably navy
3) A pleated midi
4) A double breasted blazer
5) A statement ring

Lady Jane said...

I am liking these wishlists so far! Linh: you can totally work the high-waisted stretch pants, miss Long & Leggy! Maya: your pumpkin pie wishlist item is making me rethink my apple selection. Rosel: I've had my trench from Zara for 4 years and I love it. Last year I chopped about a foot off it to freshen it - love it even more! Elle: navy lace really is a nice alternative to black, which can seem to dressy for day. Nice!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lady Jane! I've decided this fall is going to be my first real attempt at a more mature wardrobe. I'm starting grad school, am TA-ing, and can't see myself rolling into a classroom full of first year students wearing the same tees and jeans as most of them.

My list

1) A good classic gray blazer
2) Dressy black pants, straight leg
3) Oxblood penny loafers
4) A leather satchel or briefcase - something more professional than my backpack.
5) Gold hoop earrings

I'm also contemplating giving my long hair a snappy shorter overhaul but haven't quite worked up the courage.

I'm not 100% comfortable with leaving my email address in a comment, so I hope it's ok if I email you.

Sincerely,

Chloe

Lady Jane said...

Hi Chloe! Congrats on starting grad school! I like your list - and knowing your past Trove purchases, I think the classics will mix & match well with some of the quirky items you've picked up - am thinking of the angora cardigan, the braided trim vest and the patent leather boots in particular. I just posted a leather satchel - it may be to your taste :) And I got your email, no worries!

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