I’m a list maker. I make lists on absolutely everything like movies to see, music to download, and my personal fave – “Julie’s wish list” – which mainly includes certain items of clothing, boots, and big-ticket items like a new computer, an amazing camera, and a Smythe blazer. I find it’s a good way to target my real wants and not overspend on random things. It’s sort of a ranking or priority list that helps me weed out things I don’t need. It works, so I’ll continue shopping this way.
Combat boots have been on my wish list since Jan. 2010 when I talked about them here. I tried finding a vintage pair but had no luck, and I also kept my eye out for sales at Capezio and Urban Outfitters. I can’t wear them to work, so I didn’t want to spend a lot. They went on sale for $77 at Urban Outfitters, so I finally bought them. They’re a bit too crisp looking right now, but after some weekend wear, they’ll be better. What’s at the top of your wish list? JD
Rest of outfit:
* Leather vest from Bungalow West (Kensington Market) $20
* Nude top from H&M $34
* Denim shirt from Zara $40
* Liquid leggings from American Apparel $44
* Floral purse from the Thrift store in Port Colborne $2