The Lust List: July 2011
Jun 30, 2011
The Lust List is a new feature here on CHS. I started it because often, I will find an item that I LOVE, that I think about day and night until either I buy it or it sells out, but I don’t really feel like it’s worthy of its own blog post. So I thought, why not combine all of the items into a monthly feature showcasing a few of the pieces that I am lusting after right now? Let’s start with the skirt…
Jardin Skirt. Made by J.CREW, this breezy cotton skirt will be perfect this summer. Wear it this summer with a white, cotton tank, a simple silk blouse or under a pretty cardigan. Then, this fall, pair it with a light crewneck sweater or a chunky, cable knit and boots. Especially in this peachy-nude color, this skirt will be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe.
Cherry Blossom Nail Polish. Every summer, I go on a quest for the perfect polish. I want it bright and pink, but not too overwhelming. This season, I have settled on OPI’s D.C. Cherry Blossom. Pretty and spunky with a D.C. connection? Sold.
Striped Lurex Jacket. It’s metallic. It’s sparkly. It’s collarless. And it has stripes. I think I’m in love. And to all of you saying, “But what would you wear it with?” I say, what wouldn’t I wear it with? (Over a white chiffon dress was my first though, with jeans and a tee was my second.)
Fresh Perfume. As you have probably read, I love citrusy perfumes. The kind that aren’t too heavy, to sweet or too musky. So Hesperides by Fresh is right in my wheelhouse. It has hints of bergamot, grapefruit and peach to create the perfect summer scent. Now, if only they would make it in a roll-on so I can take it on trips and touch up during the day. Oh well, I guess I’ll just bring my Citron de Vigne roll-on.
Kenneth Jay Layne Necklace. I usually wear a cream-colored scarf to balance out simple tops, like the striped tee that I’m wearing right now. But in the summer, in D.C., a scarf is no bueno. So I wanted to buy a long, bold necklace to mix things up. I think this coral and blue, art deco pendant is perfect for that. And, it’s Broncos colors. Elway for life.
Rebecca Minkoff Linen Bag. Carrying a leather bag in the summertime just feels wrong, so this linen bag with leather touches seems better suited to the warm weather. And I love the gold hardware, the tassel and the dome shape. Please God, let this gorgeous thing be for sale on Gilt Groupe some time soon.
So what are you lusting after this July?