It is a little over a week from my birthday (not even trying to hint: it falls on the 18th) and I thought it would be fun to compile a fantasy birthday wish list. The funny thing about them is while they are expensive, they are not exactly out of reach forever (with prudent saving and a lot of ramen dinners). I mean, none of them exceed five figures? I guess this could alternatively be called my Material Items Goal.
MacBook Pro 15"/MacBook Air 13", $1199-2799
I've owned my current workhorse for five years, so much so that the bottom left portion of my trackpad has stopped working and my battery runs out within half an hour. It's still functional, but it starts freezing up when I have Photoshop or one too many apps open at one time. That said, I have a perpetual dilemma between these two. I lug my 3.5 pound Macbook around five days a week and it's a real strain, so an Air would be great on my shoulders. On the other hand, the 15" one has an actual graphics card, wider screen, more powerful processer...
Burberry Mid-Length Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat, $1,395
Is this not on everyone's wish list? I like just about every trench coat in the London collection, but the first one I ever get (ha!) should be the classic black.
Life is too short for simple black clutches! I still don't own a clutch for formal occasions, but I made an unofficial pact with myself to not get one until I can get something drastic.
Sometimes I'm ashamed at how expensive the things I like can be.
Finally, a beauty product! Truth be told, I'm suffering from beauty lethargy right now. I just have so much makeup lying around with no where to put it anymore. I would run another blog sale, but I barely have time to blog twice a week, much less take pictures, edit, price, and ship them out immediately. Maybe in summer?
Anyway, I've been sniffing a few Le Labo scents and Santal, Rose, and Bergamote came up top of my want list. I picked Bergamote to obsess over in the end because it suits a fragrance novice better. Rose and Santal can get a little overwhelming. Bergamote smells like spring in a bottle.
Ever since buying my alphabet ring, I've been visiting the Catbird website every couple of days or so just to stare wistfully at the other dainty bands they offer. Why are rings so expensive? Why do I have an irrational want to stack five of them on my finger? Particularly obsessed over this, this, and this.
Funny thing about wish lists. I wrote this up but realized that I will still be perfectly happy if I don't eventually own any of the above things. I like pretty things, I really do, but I'm now very conscious about materialism and how it affects me, and if possible I would like to be less of a slave to it. I have a great family, a loving boyfriend, and I live with one of my best friends. In the end, that's all that really matters.