Wishful Thinking #4: A/W Minimalism
With a reoccurring theme of whites, greys and nudes, I'm constantly finding my style lean more towards monochromatic, neutral and minimal. I love a pop of colour every now and then, but for the most part, I like the sleek, clean appeal of minimalism, and after yet another massive cull of my wardrobe, this autumn/winter season, I'm going for a fresh approach of basics that'll see me through for years to come. If you follow me on Wunderlist, you'll however know that my wishlist is anything but minimal and that my categorised, alphabetised and highly extensive (I am the real life Monica Geller) wishlist is a true thing of beauty. I unfortunately can't buy as much now that I live out of home (it's so hard!), but nevertheless, I thought I'd show you all just a small selection of things I'm currently coveting for the impending cold weather.
I'm cheating a little here with the first item as I did already buy this, but how could I not share this gorgeous top with you all? While you won't see me op shopping (I have no patience for it) or giving the Five Piece French Wardrobe a go, I've become highly restrained when it comes to clothes shopping. The Bardot Ladder Top is my first clothing purchase for this season and I just love it. A long-sleeved crop, it's made of quite a thick material with semi-sheer panels, and I like that it's a different take on your typical striped top. As soon as I saw this, I knew I needed it and while I did see a similar top in H&M, I opted for the better quality version from Bardot. My next clothing piece doesn't exactly scream winter and definitely looks more spring, but I can still get away with wearing mini skirts living in a hot climate country. I think this Topshop Textured Curve Hem Pelmet Skirt would look so cute paired with sheer stockings, boots and an oversized coat. I have a similar skirt by Topshop in black that's become such a staple in my wardrobe, and I'm definitely all for buying the same clothing pieces in different colours if you like it that much!
Scarves have never been an accessory I've given much thought to, but living in a city that's a little colder now means I really have to think more about keeping rugged up! I came across this Country Road Fringed Scarf while shopping with my mum a while ago and it immediately went on the wishlist. It's thick, warm and the softest and cosiest thing I've ever felt. I can't stop thinking about it! You can't go wrong with a pair of socks and these Topshop Grey Ruched Ankle Socks are so cute. I'm pretty boring when it comes to my sock choices and while these aren't the most exciting pair either, I love the ruche detailing and think it would contrast nicely popping out a little from underneath my black Vagabond Chelsea ankle boots.
This whole dark nude lip trend is possibly overdone and been talked about to death, but what can I say, the '90s were the best decade ever and I am embracing its revival in every way possible. I have a whole heap of MAC lip products on my wishlist that are all some sort of variation of nude (but different enough in my eyes), but the ones I'm lusting after the most and eagerly anticipating spending my next Myer One voucher on are MAC's Lipstick in Twig and Lip Pencil in Whirl. Obviously, a nude lip is perfect for any season and any occasion, but for the days I don't want to deal with the effort of a dark lip, a nude is the way to go. Still branching out from the typical autumnal colours, I'm going nude on the nails too with Essie's Topless & Barefoot nail polish. I think subdued pastels could complement the cold weather well and also, who cares because you can wear whatever colours you want whenever you want. Getting back into colour, however, I'm contemplating giving red eyes a go with MAC's Eye Shadow in Cranberry. I've never been the biggest fan of warm tones on me, but some still suit my complexion, and paired with the right outer lid and crease colours, I think this could work quite nicely.
A couple of luxe products I'm coveting come in the form of Byredo Parfums' Hand Cream in La Tulipe and the Diptyque Le Redouté Candle. Having tried out Byredo's Hand Creams in Mecca Cosmetica, I can safely say the product itself is just as dreamy as its beautiful exterior. Again, with that sleek and sexy minimalism! I need. Last, but certainly not least, candles are an essential during the cold weather and having randomly spotted this one while browsing the Diptyque section at Mecca, I fell in love with the warm, sweet, earthy fragrance, so fitting for the season. It smells similar to Pomander, which is also on the wishlist, but again, different enough for me to justify needing both. Can we take a moment to appreciate that stunning marble jar too? Minimalism and marble - could I be anymore of a stereotypical beauty blogger?! I don't see myself getting these two things any time soon, but sigh, a girl sure can dream!
What's on your wishlist?