My birthday is this Thursday and I'm expecting red envelopes from my staunchly traditional Chinese family. While the red envelopes are much more practical and environmentally friendly than conventional gifting (cash is a gift people never say no to...my parents don't have to worry about getting me something I don't like...it's easier and less wasteful to "wrap"), sometimes I do yearn for The Perfect Gift in a pretty box topped with a bow.
Today marks the first post in a week-long exercise of wishful thinking. I combed through the Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters websites and ogled to my heart's content, then compiled a list of goodies, any of which I'd love to see inside the aforementioned gift-wrapped box. The chances of this happening are slim to none; nevertheless, a girl can dream, can't she? The Anthropologie list turned out to be so long that I'm splitting it over two days. Enjoy!
Abbott coat, $384.16. This coat reminds me a bit of the pink one Renee Zellweger sported in Down With Love. It's classic and polished but still a statement-making coat.
Classical Antiquity blouse, $108.80. I like how this blouse comes across as feminine and ruffly but not overdone.
Floridian skimmers, $108.80. These shoes are just plain fun. The brown leather details! Turquoise floral print! Fluffy white bows! I think I've just hit cuteness overload...
Flower Thicket cardigan, $142.11. I like how the buttons don't line up all the way down the sweater and instead accent the flowers.
Gallery circle skirt, $219.83. Is it wrong to picture myself wearing this skirt while strolling through art galleries and museums in London and Paris?
Initial pocket mirror, $15.54. Lately I've been craving a pretty compact mirror I can tote around in my purse with me. This one comes with a small pouch which can double as makeshift jewelry or hair accessory storage when you're traveling.
Labyrinthine tee, $53.29. It's just a basic cotton tee, but the draping and delicate pale green make it anything but ordinary.