To be totally honest and transparent, I have banned my friends and family from buying me anything. If you saw the state of my office, you’d understand why. I have my dream job (i.e. blogging), that allows me to buy pretty much anything I could ever want AND it comes with this job perk of being sent free stuff all day, every day. While it sounds like a great thing, and it can be at times, most of the time I’m drowning in things. And boxes. Needless to say, I really don’t want for anything.
But for the sake of this post, I’m going to put together a little wishlist.
iPad // I have an iPad that I still love dearly from 2011. It gets the job done for very, very simple tasks (like streaming movies), but it’s gotten pretty slow. Most apps can’t even update because the hardware isn’t supported, haha. I think if I were to ask for one thing, it’d be an iPad. I was just in the Apple Store in the Oculus a couple of weeks ago and nearly pulled the trigger on one. But here’s my dilemma. I’m also sort of kind of on the fence about upgrading my MacBook to a MacBook Air, in which case, I wouldn’t also want an iPad. I do a ton of traveling and even just lugging my laptop into the city can be cumbersome. So I like the idea of having either the iPad (maybe the pro + a keyboard?) or the MacBook Air for lighter tote bags. Maybe some of you can weigh in if you have one or the other and what your thoughts are!
Black Cashmere Scarf // I have a similar cashmere grey scarf from J. Crew a few years ago that I love. (It was a huge splurge for me at the time and I’m pretty sure I got it at 40% off.) It remains one of my go-to scarves for traveling and everyday winter wearing. Before Paris, I was looking into a black option and actually forgot to buy one. I completely forgot until I went to pack my suitcase the morning of the flight and was like, whoops! It’s still on my list because it’s such a versatile and practical purchase. It’s a rare day that I board my flight without some kind of cashmere wrap– I use it for warmth, as a mini blanket, or fold it up for a neck pillow.
Ina Garten Cookbooks // I am on a serious Ina Garten kick right now. I love the Food Network, but I used to skip to a new channel whenever her show came on as a kid. Now I’m watching reruns and freaking obsessed. I bought one of her cookbooks last week and made my first recipe and it was a HIT. Would love to add to the (errr, start a) collection. She has so many to choose from, but I think I’d love the Cook Like a Pro and Barefoot in Paris books.
Mulberry Handbag // I’m not a designer bag kind of girl by any means, mostly because they are usually very ~trendy~ and there are “hot” bags and “it” bags and “must have” bags… and then six months later there’s a whole new set. I’m very skeptical when someone says something is an investment piece that they’ll carry for years… when they said the same thing last year and the other bag is probably sitting in an eBay listing somewhere. With that said, I have been kind of lusting over Mulberry handbags lately. For a designer bag, they’re not insanely priced (don’t get me wrong though, they’re still expensive– I’ve just seen worse). I went into the SoHo Mulberry store recently and couldn’t pick a favorite bag. I love how the bags are classic (actually classic), the hardware is thoughtful without being over the top, and the branding is at a minimal.
Printed Flats // And just for fun, these flats are SO cute. I have been seriously gravitating towards “fun flats.” Just because I can’t wear heels, doesn’t mean I can’t have a fun pair of shoes. The print on this is gorgeous and works for holiday without screaming “holiday,” so they work all winter long. (Weather permitted, of course.)