Back-to-School Wish List

After a year off, I’m really looking forward to going back to school. I graduated with my degree in May 2013, and more or less inadvertently took the year off. It was a struggle to figure out what I was going to do, but then I realized I needed a little more schooling to really do what I want. My favourite part of going back to school is obviously the opportunity to do some back-to-school shopping. I really need to replenish my wardrobe after a year of exclusively wearing yoga pants. Here are a few things I am eyeing for September.

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1. Black Suede Wedges – I need a pair of shoes like this. I’m pretty small, so I want something to give me a little height without having to risk a broken ankle to get it. I would prefer them in nude, but the black is just as versatile, and the strap gives them a nice touch.

2. Patterned Kimono Jacket – Sadly, this jacket from Forever 21 is sold out. It’s a cute alternative to a cardigan that can be taken from day to night in a cinch. It would also probably look great with yoga pants (I can’t give them up completely.)

3.  Floral Keds – I love love love keds. They’re cute, versatile, and incredibly comfortable. I am obsessed with the Taylor Swift collection from the popular shoe company. I bought a pair of plain black ones recently, but I’d like another colourful pair in my wardrobe.

4. Tote Bag – This one is a pipe dream. I really would like a large black tote for school this year. I’m in a professional program, and I would like to upgrade from a backpack. At nearly $300, I probably won’t splurge for this Kate Spade one, but a girl can dream.

5. Naked Eyeshadow Palette – I’m probably not going to drop $54 on this any time soon. I adore the colours in this original palette, and they would work very well with my colouring. I like that the colours aren’t super brash or outlandish. I don’t usually get too crazy with my make-up, especially in the daytime.

6. Black Skinny Jeans – Again, versatility is key here. Black jeans are great for school days, or if I need to dress them up with a blazer and maybe the aforementioned wedges for a meeting or conference. I can’t go for a jegging though, because my feet are too big. I wish I was joking about this.

7. Essie Nail Polish in Geranium – I love this colour for fall. It kind of goes with the changing leaves. It also makes my tan stand out for a couple more weeks.

What’s on your wish list for Fall?


The Katniss Boots

Guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that I found these. Ever since I read the Hunger Games about two years ago, I have been looking for my own pair of what I like to call ‘the Katniss Boots’. These boots were described as soft, flexible, brown leather, with a flat sole. I’ve been trying to find boots like this to no avail.

Any that I’ve come across have been too light, too dark, too much of a heel, way out of my price range, etc. Well today, after a long, long search, I finally found what I’ve been looking for all these years, and just in time for the release of ‘Catching Fire’.


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I found these bad boys at Target for $40. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I came across them. For such a reasonable price, you would think the ‘leather’ would look kind of tacky, but I’m glad to report that it doesn’t (in my opinion anyway).

I am so excited to wear these boots out. Thankfully I won’t have to wear them in a crazy fight-to-the-death competition.

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