My birthday wishlist

Monday is my birthday, I'm leaving for Europe Friday, the dollar is strong, and I am going to shop. I am only two months into my no-new-clothes resolution and, let me tell you, I have the biggest urge to spend. (I realize it sounds like I have an addiction, and I probably do, but I'm working on it, I promise.) In spite of my urges, I'm not going to go on a shopping bender; I'm going to do it responsibly! Here's what's on my tightly edited birthday wish list.

1. I get so much swag at work and from this blog, I don't really buy beauty products anymore (I know you're playing the world's tiniest violin right now), but we don't carry Diptyque products and I am absolutely obsessed with this Paris-themed scent. It has a lot of things I don't normally like—rose and patchouli, for example—but for some reason, it just works. I'm planning on buying this in Paris, because tariffs. 

2. I have not really understood the appeal of Rothy's until they unveiled this Mary Jane flat, which actually looks like it has a point of view, and a cute one at that. Shoes fall under my exception list, which makes these totally ok to buy, and while the price seems slightly outrageous for something made out of recycled water bottles, I do appreciate the sustainable angle. Also, did I mention how cute they are? 

3. I tried to buy this dress at the end of last year and my order got cancelled due to lack of inventory. I've been stalking it ever since, as have a lot of people, apparently, because the restock is nearly sold out in black (there are still a bunch of sizes left in red). I am all for a dress that's super comfy yet sexy, and that's exactly how I'd describe this one. I just may use one of my five get-out-of-jail-free cards on it. 

4. Bottega Veneta is the hot luxury brand right now, and while their pouch bag and woven shoes have been getting all the attention, I think this belt is truly the label's standout accessory. I realize that this is a ridiculous amount of money to pay for a belt, however, so I am praying to the fashion gods that the exchange rate will work in my favor. Amen.


Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

Where are you going to in Europe? Have fun!

Straight A Style said...

Such a great list! Those flats are too cute.

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

Ohh, that belt looks fantastic! Have a happy birthday and a fun trip!


Mica said...

Such a great wishlist! I really like those flats! :)

Have a happy birthday and a wonderful trip!

Hope that you are having a great weekend :) We spent the day with my mum yesterday shopping the sales for the leap day (and getting some great toy bargains we've put away for the kids birthdays!)

Away From Blue

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, Cheryl! May you get all of the things on your wish list! And have the most wonderful European trip, my friend.


Jessica Jannenga said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl!
I love your list. Variety and quality! The sound of the perfume sounds wonderful - very pretty. I love the belt too- such a cool design,
thanks for linking!
jess xx