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this week’s shopping list is an odd blend of fall-focused items (hi cozy sweaters and cute chestnut leather totes) and a few final odes to summer (those mirrored j.crew sandals are sold out, sadly, but they’re still on my wishlist). i cannot believe that summer has flown by so fast. it’s usually my least favorite season, but new york has mercifully been spared the terrible sweat lodge days i hate, and this summer has actually been quite lovely. i’ve been away for the past 2 weekends at the beach (rhode island and my first visit to montauk, respectively), and tonight, i head away for 5 days in asbury park. dirty jerz, here i come! i feel like once this weekend is over, and i settle back into my routine, i’ll be ready for fall. cold weather, crisp air, brightly colored leaves…ahh, autumn, i heart you.

what i want this week shopping list

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end of the season shopping, also known as SALE TIME, is my favorite kind of shopping. maybe this is my inner cheapskate coming out, but there’s really nothing like scoring a piece you’ve had your eye on for months at 60% off. the thrill of the hunt, i guess. men have hunting and gathering, we have shopping.

that might be the most superficial statement i’ve ever written. please forgive me.

this week’s shopping list is brought to you by three things: pieces i can bring to mexico, pieces i want in my apartment, and pieces to carry all the little pieces of my life (helllooo, tote bags). seriously, though, santa baby, can you shimmy that bar cart down the chimney to me? i’m sure hanukkah harry would be happy to help. i’ll leave you both some cookies, and some gelt for harry.

happy shopping, and happy august! holy moly, this summer is FLYING by.

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is it just me, or has this been the LONGEST week ever? i don’t know what it is about coming back to work after a vacation (apparently, even 2 days out of the city sours me on it), but on tuesday, i already wanted it to be friday. and now that it’s thursday, well, let’s just say i realllly want it to be friday. thankfully, my new job offers summer fridays, otherwise known as the world’s greatest summer invention. i’m pretty summer fridays are unique to new yorkers, offering a chance for the rich folk to get a head start on the trek out to their hamptons home each weekend. i don’t have a hamptons home and likely never will, but you can bet i still love getting out at 1pm every friday. though actually, i’ve had so much work to do that i’ve been leaving closer to 4pm. but STILL, there is a difference between leaving at 4 and leaving at 7 or 8, and that difference smells like sunshine and feels like heaven.

since this week has been a rather stressful one, i’ve been doing a whole lot of imaginary online shopping (and i may or may not have actually ordered that bobbi brown beach body oil, because, well, sometimes a girl needs body oil). you  might notice i switched up the font a bit for this week’s shopping list. how do we like the script? it’s kind of pretty, right? feels a bit more summery, i think.

i’ve got a biiig crush on these smokin’ hot kate spade studs – how cute are they?! – and also on these ear cuffs from baublebar. and let’s talk about that mara hoffman jumpsuit, which is only as good as the somewhat-matching mara hoffman beach towel (from madewell, oddly). mara always does the coolest prints, and these two pieces are no exception.

happy shopping, folks! ps: just 2 days ’til it’s officially summer.

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this week in things on my wishlist: a flowy, asymmetrical dress that’s perfect for summer nights, the cutest little iphone case i ever did see, and a leopard print desktop organizer. i’m also super coveting those loeffler randall espadrilles, which are on sale for under $150 (a good deal for LR). i keep seeing them on other people’s feet and feeling this insane jealous urge to make them MINE. not weird at all, i swear. but then i tell myself i could get soludos for 1/4 of the price, and i hold off on ordering. thoughts?  if only a magical fairy would just deposit them on my feet like glass slippers. hey, a girl can dream!

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this week’s wishlist is a bit all over the place. there’s a comfy tie dye t-shirt dress that’s perfect for spring (and would look great with a leather moto jacket), a pair of d’orsay flats from madewell that give the look of jenni kayne without the price tag, a marble pastry board that will pretty up my food posts (the fugly granite in my kitchen does me no favors), a pair of sparkly supergas that ring in at just $70 buckaroos, and the cutest filing cabinet i’ve ever seen.

i’m still trying to figure out if i can pull off reflective sunglasses, and i’m pretty sure that bb dakota dress above isn’t exactly suited for my body type, but hey, a girl can dream, right?

also on the list: adorable earrings, and a cult favorite hand cream. i’ve yet to make it to the aesop store in soho, but now that i’m working in the neighborhood, i think a trip there is in order. my crackly gross hands (that, no joke, were so bad that my manicurist scolded me. scolded me!) could benefit from some loving now that winter seems to have finally released us from her grasp.

in other happy news, tomorrow is friday, i have the day off (!!!) thanks to a “comp day” my wonderful boss gave me in exchange for working through the weekend a few weeks ago, and i’m getting my hair cut (shorter, please!). hip hip hooray for the weekend!