This holiday season I have tried being frugal and smart in my gift shopping. I haven’t thought much about things that I want for myself, so for the first time in a while I will only ask for things I need to stay in the spirit of economic purchasing. Not only is this a fantastic time to examine what I have to find the holes that need to be filled, but also to purge some of the items that I don’t need.
With that in mind, I desperately need turtlenecks. Yes, one would think that a fashion-obsessed person like myself would have these items in stacks and piles. To the contrary, I have plenty of cardigans, sweaters and t-shirts, but a mere one oversized turtleneck to speak of. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the J. Crew Tissue Turtleneck for layering and on its own, so I’ll start with one of those on my list, maybe in a few colors.
I have three blazers, one of which is appropriate for work, which is an embarrassing statement from someone in the corporate world. I love the boyfriend-fit style to blazers, so I would love to start building my blazer collection with one of these lovely (and work-appropriate) garments.
I hate to copy my editor, Lauren, but I also have the Kindle on my wish list. I travel a lot for work, and the extra weight of a newspaper, magazines and novels weighs down my purse a little too much for comfort.
I recently invested in a new MacBook Pro, and as much in awe of my new toy that I am, I am also extremely scared that I may hurt it. This laptop sleeve is not only stylish but also will keep my new purchase safe from harm during my daily commute.
Speaking of commuting, one item in my wardrobe that I desperately need that I’m embarrassed to admit I don’t have, is a pair of rain boots. By avoiding the winter slush, my chances of slipping would be diminished and my slacks would have a much less likely chance to be ruined. I love this pair of Kate Spade rain boots – the color stands out, and I admit, they’re quite stylish for sloshing around in.
-Rachel Yeomans, Second City Style Columnist: Style Sleuth and Finds on A DimeSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40
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