In honor of my renewed strength in my vow to break out of my preppy (and boring at times, if you will) style rut, here is a completely J. Crew and Banana free wish list. Of course, I’m still relying on some old friends… Urban, Anthro, and Nordie’s, but it’s all about baby steps, right?


Tie-dye is apparently my new favorite thing. This all started with the darn J. Crew Wednesday skirt. I’m also sort of feeling this Love21 top from Forever. Only $22.80 too! … and it has a bow!

Forever 21 at ShopStyle
Steve Madden at ShopStyle

I need a pair of basic perfect neutral pumps. I’ve needed them for awhile. Does that make these a must have? I’m thinking YES.

Me Too at ShopStyle

By some miracle of miracles, I actually want something that’s on SALE. I’m thinking that makes these a must-have too. Red flats are pretty in right now, and I’m thinking these would be adorable with black skinnies and a neutral striped top (think this, which I’ve lusted after but held off on forever, if only I hadn’t given up J. Crew..), no?

Urban Outfitters at ShopStyle

Why are you back ordered until mid-June? I want to wear these every day with a bright colored American Apparel deep-v, a metallic skinny belt, and cute simple flats.

Urban Outfitters at ShopStyle

Yes, I have roughly 6,894 scarves. Yes, it’s getting warmer and warmer outside. Butttt, I adore mint green, I can’t get enough of these solid colored pashmina scarves until it hits about 85 degrees outside, and it’s $9.99. I spent more than that treating my baby brother to Starbucks this morning. Another miracle has occurred because now we’re up to TWO things that I want that are on sale.

Kimchi & Blue at ShopStyle

Is this going to look awesome on my well-endowed hips and thighs? Probably not. It’s still just so pretty, pretty, pretty..

Urban Outfitters at ShopStyle

I am honestly, genuinely lacking summer dresses (although I did just put Glee Season 1 back on the shelf at Target to justify this purchase last weekend), and I just LOVE this. Nothing more to explain.

Last but not least, these are the three things I am hoping and praying that Anthropologie will have marked down their big anticipated sale this Tuesday morning!

Anthropologie at ShopStyle

I actually held this in my hands as I stood in line once before I realized that nononononono, no matter how pretty the lace is, I just couldn’t spend over $100 on a sweater with unflattering horizontal stripes. The lace detail is still so pretty though, and I do love stripes despite their unflattering nature, so if this could just get knocked down to half of it’s price or so, I would probably pull the trigger.

Anthropologie at ShopStyle

I’ve been watching you for awhile too, but have been torn between colors and spending $90 on a t-shirt. $39.95, anyone, please?

Anthropologie at ShopStyle

Me and the stripes again. This has been around a little while and hasn’t gotten all 5-star reviews so I’m thinking there are decent odds of it being marked down to a decent price this week.