I'm Wishing...


I am WAYYY too excited about my nails here
crown tank: custom tee shop in Chicago:: polka dot paperbag skirt, scarf: DIY::
tights: HUE:: jacket: Blue Rivet:: clogs: Target:: ring: thrifted::

Outfit# 70 of my 6-Month Challenge

I am one excited duck, my friends. WHY? You ask. Well, tomorrow, my 6-month challenge officially ENDS. Which means on Sunday, I am allowed to finally shop, shop, shop. I'm going to try to stick to a list so I don't go overboard or just get stuff impulsively, thus putting all my hard work to build up restraint to waste. I will be sure to keep you updated on what I purchase, though, since I'm thinking about rebuilding my wardrobe. 

But for now, I'll keep with making a very organized and practical list. Speaking of lists, Rachel of Honeysuckelle tagged me to do a What I Want for Christmas List. So, if you're interested in giving me a pressie for the holidays... ;)

1. Kimchi Blue Suede Platform Heel

Because I can't get enough of glitter. And I need lighter pinks in my wardrobe. AND I could use the extra inches!

2. Any Hello Kitty Apparel from the newest collaboration with Forever 21

I'll admit... I almost broke my ban for this collection. BUT! on the day it launched, I didn't even visit the website. I haven't stepped foot in a Forever 21 in more than 6 months, you guys. Seriously. 

3. Vivienne Westwood Pistachio Flocked Skyscrapers

I love this color. I love the style. I love the shoe. Should I keep on going? 

4. League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen Handbag
I've been drawn to a lot of greens lately, and I love the scalloped edges and the buckles of this purse!

5. A Duffy Bear
It may be silly, but I freaking want one. He just looks so super cute and soft! 

What's in your list? 


  1. You have shown some serious restraint not stepping into a Forever 21 for 6 months! We bow to you for your strength, lol :) The Hello Kitty cardigan is adorable! Happy shopping on Sunday, can't wait to see what you get.

    Heather & Kayla

  2. I'm only lusting over those JC Lita's and my 2011 would be perfect already. Haha! Shipping to the PI is too expensive. Cost more than the item itself. Gawd. Third world problems.

    You look adorbs with your hair tied in a bun. Made me miss my long hair, again. Love the red skirt too. :)

    Happy Friday, Laura!

  3. i was proud of making it one month! ha! i can't even imagine 6. no wait--when i was unemployed for 8 months I don't think i shopped for at least 5 of those. kudos, girlie!!!!

  4. Love your whole outfit dear! Such a great post :)

    Karina Dinda R. ♥

  5. Man I'm impressed that you could keep from shopping for that long! I could NEVER do that! Congrats though! Love your outfit and that League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen bag is adorable! Also you shoud run to F21 as soon as the challenge is over- the cute stuff was gone like immediately in my store!

  6. Congrats on finishing your challenge! You did an awesome job and I loved all your outfits you came up with during it.

    (btw - you totally need those glitter shoes. me too maybe... lol)

  7. Really cute skirt! I also posted my wish list today :D Happy Friday and weekend!

  8. Congrats to you! The 6 month ban took willpower I will never posses! Now, go ahead and buy yourself that HK cardigan :)


  9. great list, i love the cute pics of you

  10. Love the outfit (yay for the nail pose), and def. love the things in your Christmas list ;) I want a Konad nail art set and a proper camera for Christmas, one of which already came from post. Can't wait to get it to use ;)

    And I'm so proud of you for not shopping for 6 months, I must say, I wouldn't be able to do that. :) Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

  11. Hahahaha what an adorable wishlist!! Especially the teddy bear, so friking cute! Hmm, I wished for a new watch for this Christmas :)

    Cute outfit too btw, I love your blue nail polish!


  12. Those glittery shoes and the Hello Kitty sweater would have been impossible for me to avoid. For reals.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  13. I want many things- preferably wearable things. I need to streamlline said list so that my family doesn't have a heart attack brought upon by my financial delusions (holidays do that to you). Nah- I'm going to ask for something modest, under $50. I've decided: a new sweater!

    I really like your biker chic outfit - that jacket is so flattering on you. Btw, I've also been contemplating a 6 month hiatus from shopping. After I bought my rain boots (a completely necessary purchase here in the wetlands) I realized that I don't need another thing (but I'll wait for the holidays to end before saying that).

  14. You look adorable! Love the skirt. Congrats on 6 months without shopping. This wishlist is pretty epic. That bag is awesome. I find myself wondering if my camera will fit inside.

  15. Congratulations Laura!!! You did it girl! I know that must feel good. That's really a BIG accomplishment. Now maintain control! Ohhh, I hope you get everything on your wishlist. Those are some awesome items! LOVING that red skirt!!! The polka dots are too cute! Have an amazing weekend! Take care! :D

  16. i still can't believe that you haven't shopped in six whole months. i would die!
    p.s. i ADORE your outfit so much!
    xo TJ

  17. congrats you did really well, kudos to you! Your last outfit still look great, the pokka dot skirt is adorable! Leather jacket with the graphic T and skirt looks really eclectic and fun.

    Happy shopping!


  18. Love the polka dot skirt Laura! Oooh you must be excited for Sunday, you've done so well! Can't wait to see what you get if you decide to treat yourself :) That pink hello kitty cardigan is quite possibly the best cardigan I've ever seen! I may have to have a sneaky look in Forever 21 in London tomorrow, I hope they're stocking some of the hello kitty items too! x

  19. Congrats on your accomplishment! It's amazing!!! I can hardly wait to see the stuff you buy!!
    And your nails look great!!
    And I want that green bag too!

  20. I cant not shop for 6 hours let alone 6 months you have amazing restraint, but it will be so nice to get some lovely new things that you really want come sunday :) I also love the Forever 21 hello kitty bits! xx

  21. Once again in LOVE with your skirt! I need to buy one soon...trying to resist until after holiday. What's wrong with wanting a Teddy? :) I still have mine from when I was 5 he sits in my china hutch winking at me as he is missing one of his eyes.

  22. I don't know how you did it you must have some restraint to not shop for clothes and stuff for six months! Congratulations on making it :) Your skirt is super cute btw love the red with white very classy!


  23. yay! so soon! :D
    bet you're excited :)
    loving the jacket btw, and your hair!
    Rosie xo

  24. you rock with that outfit and blue nails.
    care to follow me? ill follow back. :)

  25. Yay! You can shop! So much has changed in the past 6 months I'm sure.. with trends and stuff :p
    It'll be exciting :)

    I love those heels!

  26. I would be totally pee-my-pants excited right now. No more shopping ban? GO CRAZY.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  27. OMGOSH RED POLKA DOT SKIRT!! LOVE!! i love your nail color too the teal color is so pretty!!

    omgosh the kimchee blue glitter platforms are TO DIE FOR cute!! omgosh i love glitter! hahaha as if you didn't know that already bahahah!

  28. Congrats on finishing the challenge! I love you paper bag skirt and those cute heels. That hello kitty cardigan is so cute!

  29. 6 months? That is some restraint, I couldn't do that and I'm broke and shouldn't be shopping. If I wasn't broke, oh, it would be insanity at its finest. What can I say about this outfit? Hmm, well I love everything. I especially love the red polka dot skirt, you DIYed it? Oooh, you did a great job! I love the crown top, leopard jacket, clogs, scarf, andddddddd the blue nails.

    You look gawgaus darlin'.

    Love the wishlist, glitter is the dazzlin' shizzle (that was so cheesy). How can one go wrong with Hello Kitty and I'm really digging this pistachio color.


  30. So after reading your comment on the down jacket I was wondering...man how much longer is Laura's shopping ban? So glad to hear it ends tomorrow! I hope you find lots of great items and all of your selections are very you...love the Pistachio Westwood pumps :)

  31. How in the world did you do it Laura? Seriously, I need to learn lol. I commend you for your strength! I can't wait to see what you buy! I love your polka-dot skirt! - Dreama

  32. OMG...so excited for you!!!! do keep us posted on what you get. loving the crown tank. paired with the leather, it's a very kick ass look.

  33. OMG! Congratulations! I can't wait to see what all you get!!!!!! =D Love the purse and the bear, btw. Both adorable! That bear is just crying to be snuggled.

  34. Yippeee! One more day to go, Laura!! I really honestly keep forgetting you are doing the challenge because your outfits are so varied and always so cute! I am just so, so impressed!
    Shopping list: all my monies are going to Paris so I'm trying not to make a list, but ooo those Viviennes are sooo perfect.
    Hope you have such a wonderful weekend, Laura!

  35. Yay for buying stuff :)

    I went a little crazy on eBay and spent like $50 - totally broke the bank i know!

    But shopping makes everyone a little happier, so have fun lovely!

    Can't wait to see your purchases.

    Talitha xx
    ps. Came so close to buying glitter heels too, had to force myself to walk away >,<

  36. Ahhh ! Happiness of shopping !!!
    You look beautiful !!!

  37. polka dots on red and biker jacket is just a brilliant combo! Argh I'm still in search for a jacket like that. Many congrats on finishing this challenge - it's really an inspiration!! You really deserve to shop!!!

  38. Laura, I love your top knot bun and that jacket! I want it! And while you're at it, throw in the Hello Kitty cardi! :)

  39. This must be so exciting for you! I'm looking forward to seeing what you buy :) cute look here by the way! I love your skirt :)

  40. YAY! Happy shopping!

    You did a great job wth your challenge though! Looking forward to seeing the new purchases!

    - Justine

  41. great inspiration! love the first pic!
    thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know!

  42. ooh congrats on sticking it out for 6 months! you defs deserve a good long shop :D Loving your skirt and clogs and how you did your little bun! :D xx misstea & co.

  43. It's so freaking crazy that you're doing a six month ban. I forget about it sometimes. I take new blog pictures when I get new clothes because I'm so excited to wear them... and a lot of people do hauls too...but everything you've been rocking has already been in your wardrobe. Confounds me, almost. Very admirable.

  44. I Looove that Hello Kitty Cardigan! OMG! I am also Loving those V. Westwood heels! I am excited to see what you buy. You should be very proud not shopping for 6 months!

  45. I am also Loving your polka dot skirt in your outfit pics! Super cute! I am also Loving the mix of prints!

  46. Great and well done ideas i find here.

  47. Oh i love your skirt and oh the hello kitty cardi is just soo sweet!

  48. Hello! Can we be new blog buddies? I am happy to have come across your blog. I like this look!


    The Fashionable ESQ

  49. Your outfit is adorable. You definitely have a signature style. It's great. Love black and gold together, leopard anything and your hair is envy inspiring. If I looked half decent with long hair, I'd go for it just so I can copy that bun. Christmas stuff? I don't want things. I just want to travel.

  50. Ahhh, adorable! Love the teal of your nails, and yes, I would like everything on your wishlist, too. Thanks :P Have fun shopping!

  51. Congrats!! I could NEVER last 6 mths, not without at least thrifting! Love the skirt, it's so cute! And those glitter shoes are amazing!

  52. Sweetie,

    I love your skirt, I have been lemming for a cute red polka dot skirt forever!

    Hehe, and I think Duffy is cute too, my sis gifted me one when she came back from one of her Japan trips and he sits with my nail polishes. :)

    The Cat Hag

  53. that tee is so cute! love it paired with the leather jacket ;) and KUDOS to you on the 6 month challenge. I seriously need to do one of those.. maybe for the new year? we'll see. Good choices for your new shopping status too!

    xo, Jill

  54. I love how excited you are about your nails in that shot- so cute! You must be so so excited about the end of your shopping ban! Can't wait to see what you pick up :)

    star-crossed smile

  55. Ooh congrats on completing your antishopping challenge...now have some fun:) I love your list! Everything on it, I would take in a heartbeat. I have a pair of Seychelle mustard loafers on mine...now we'll see if Santa will deliver..hehe. Anyhow, I love your outfit..the layering is perfect!!

  56. Sweet skirt, Laura! I like how you've toughened it up.

    Those Vivienne Westwood heels sure are lovely. That color gets me every time, too. THAT HANDBAG! ♥

    I couldn't think of much to ask for this year other than a sweet wool hat I spotted in a catalog. My mom asked for more ideas, but I honestly cannot remember what I told her.

  57. the heels are really pretty.. and you're such a sweet girl laura, for wanting that cuddly bear! i love your picks!


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