My birthday is coming up next week, so I thought it would be fun to use this week’s TILT post to show you some things I’m crushing on right now. Plus, what’s more fun than putting together a dream wish list?
Right now I seem to be all about bracelets. There’s such a fun selection of bangles available right now, probably due largely to the “arm party” trend. And I’m so happy to see gold making a comeback. I absolutely adore the arrow bracelet from Stella & Dot. There’s just something so simple about it. Makes me think of Katniss, Cupid, and my imagined alter ego who excels at archery.
My wishlists always seem to have something of the practical side to them too. Lately, I’ve been keeping a running tally of things I need rather than want – shorts, sandals, bras…basic stuff. So many things that are falling apart or don’t fit. One of the things that’s become a bit dire of late is that I’ve completely run out of perfume. I know – #firstworldproblems – but, I’ve even gone rummaging through my bathroom cabinets in the hopes of finding some of those little freebie tester perfumes. No dice. So, a bottle of perfume falls more into a necessity than a pure want, but I had to include it anyway. At the top of my list of perfume wants is Lady Gaga’s Fame. It’s black, which tickles my little Goth heart so much, and it smells delicious. It’s described as “Enriched with tears of belladonna, a black veil of incense, and pulverized apricot, this fragrance may cause illicit fits of extravagance, unrivaled rushes of adoration, and prolonged moments of ecstasy and rapture.” How could I not want this?
You may recall last year, when I decided that my birthday really needed to be an extravagant, Marie Antoinette-inspired, and fun? I’m absolutely going to continue that tradition this year. So, I’m thinking macarons are a must. Because, why not? It appears that there are a few bakeries in Dallas that are now offering macarons, so you know I will be scoping them out.
I have been seriously wanting a maxi dress for- I don’t know -ever. I’ve yet to own one and lately my interest has been rekindled by some IG photos of some lovely ladies who purchased this maxi from Target. It’s a steal at $29.99 and I love it. The kimono-style sleeves, the chevron print. Gimme.
And back to the bracelets. I’ve been really wanting a mint link bracelet, but since Fall seems to be quickly approaching, this tortoiseshell link bracelet from T+J Designs is killing me. Gorgeous!
And you know my continued love affair with all things Kate Spade. This KSNY Twist and Shout bracelet brings a smile to my face. It reminds me of my sweet German friend, and of course sharing a pretzel with my darling husband.
I’m also thinking forward to my springtime travel and realizing that I still don’t have a good camera bag. I’ve been looking at these Kelly Moore bags for a while now, and I really like the look of them. The B-Hobo bag looks roomy enough to carry what I need plus it has both a zipper and the flap to keep everything inside safe. I’d like to be able to try one out and see what I think in person, just have to see if someone in town carries them. But I really adore this mustard color.
The best gift I’m giving myself for my birthday this year – a week of vacation. I have been working so much this year and such crazy hours that I know I need some time to relax and regroup, plus time with my family. I intend to do some fun things like going to see the first Mortal Instruments movie with a friend, a fabric shopping day with a friend and maybe catching up on some of my reading or DVR’d shows.