It's a Month Without Shopping Week Three Update Kind of Day

I guess it is good news that I completely forgot to do a weekly update last week. This no shopping thing has been easier than I thought it would be! I even went to the mall over the weekend to return a handful of items to Nordstrom and the LOFT, and I didn't even browse the racks—I bee-lined to the checkout, returned my items, and got the heck out!

There are a few things I've been lusting after, though, as the fall items are hitting the stores. Here's my list for this week (and see week one here):

1. Printed Pants.
I'm not going to jump into this trend quite yet, as a lot of the styles seem a bit too over-the-top trendy for my personal style. However, these Wit & Wisdom for Nordstrom dot pants are seriously calling my name. The gorgeous color, the subtle dot, the ankle cut. These might be my first September purchase:
Wit & Wisdom Dot Print Denim Leggings, Nordstrom, $64

2. Green Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats
Green is my favorite color and I've been looking for the perfect pointed-toe flats, so when I saw these recently, I almost caved and bought them. I'm obsessed, but I'll probably try to find them cheaper somewhere else:
Steve Madden, Vegasss Green Suede Flats, $79.95

Like, maybe these ones:
Steve Madden KStudd Ballet Flats, Dillards, $49.99

3. White Button-Down Shirt
How I don't yet have one of these in my wardrobe is one of the biggest questions I ask myself. I think I always gravitate towards off-white or other colors, and have struggled to find a white button-down that buttoned over my chest without being baggy everywhere else. This fall/winter, I'm going to make an effort to find the perfect button-down. Any suggestions?! Here are some I'm liking right now:
Caslon Long Sleeve Shirt, Nordstrom, $58
J. Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt (in white), $72

I've noticed that a huge part of shopping for me is stress relief, so I've been doing my best to find other outlets for that stress. So far this week that has included running, baking a pie with hand-picked blackberries, and reading other blogs during my lunch at work instead of visiting online shopping sites. 

Just about 10 days to go, and I'm very confident I'll be able to make it!

What items are you craving for fall this year?? Any trends you're going to avoid?

Posted on August 23, 2012 .