1. braided skinny belt in white or camel --39.00 Banana Republic
2. jelly flats in a fun color for the beach, pool or rainy days--58.00 J.Crew
3. flat espadrilles in a graphic print -- 125.00 Kate Spade
4. coal shorts (it's hot in the south!) --49.95 Gap
5.oversized fold over clutch in a bright hue (I like this orange or the teal with neon zipper!) -158 Claire Vivier
6.polka dots in a not-too-girly spring pastel --89.90 The Limited
7.stacked brushed or hammered gold bangles--38.00 Nordstrom
So is this the world's most practical list? No, not quite. But half way through my six weeks of not shopping has made me get creative with my wardrobe and see what I can do with just a few simple changes of accessories, shoes or bags. Topping the list right now is a not too bright, colored bottom (or two) to spice things up on days off and to preserve my quickly fading favorite pairs of blue hued jeans. In an effort to slim down my carrying capacity as the weather heats up, and maybe an effort to make recreational shopping a little MORE difficult, an oversized fold over clutch keeps calling my name and begging to be stuffed under my arm for window shopping only.
With temperatures climbing to 80 degrees today I think my best investment would be a pedicure to preserve the world's eyesight from the wintered feet and chipping polish I'm currently sporting. Lunch at the beach requires sandals...no? It would be a good day to have those Kate Spades...