I want it all

guys, I can't stop finding things I like!
I just posted my Christmas list yesterday and already I have a collection of dresses I'd like to add. I have to stop aimlessly browsing online shopping sites...

well, since I'm currently at Brandon's mom's place sans camera cord and thus contentless for the week, I decided to post these lovely additions.

one. this dress has everything I've been craving in my wardrobe this season; long sleeves, autumnal colours, and chiffon! Ruche.
two. I've never really succumbed to the sailor trend, but this dress is just darling. Modcloth.
three. more gorgeous chiffon in a floral print that would pair nicely with a warm blazer and thick over-the-knee socks! Ruche.
four. a perfect saucy, out-on-the-town number. love the sheer and sweetheart neckline combo. Urban Outfitters.
five. I'm crazy for red right now! this silhouette is sweet and classic. Modcloth.
six. a puppy print dress. need I say more?! Modcloth.
seven. I'm obsessed with this velvet floral frock; it's perfect for winter. Urban Outfitters.
eight. I'm loving warm autumn tartans with feminine details, and this dress is a steal! Ruche.

there you have it! maybe tomorrow I'll have even more things to add to my Christmas list, but for now I think I've provided Santa with enough options. ;)
soon I will have a camera again and will get back to real posts! I have lots of ideas, I promise. pictures out the wazoo. 
is that even how you spell wazoo?
happy weekend!

playing: the dead sea- the lumineers

that time of year

holla holidays!
yes that's right, I am officially declaring it holiday time. inform the masses!
it's halfway through November and that means I have every right to start planning Christmas parties and humming Christmas tunes. it's not too early. haters gon' hate.

and to kick off the holiday season, I have a special edition of friday favourites; my Christmas wish list!
it's rather large and incomprehensive- I keep thinking of things to add to it- but this is it. nothing fancy or specific this year, no big-ticket items. just regular, girly-girl wants.

1 & 15. records. I'm a total hipster and request vinyl in lieu of compact discs- they're so passe. currently I need Tegan & Sara and the new Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. Fred's Records.

2. camera- print dress. the cutest of all cute things that I can't afford... I want this so bad. Modcloth.

3, 18, 24. tartan dresses. I am mad for plaid this season! especially with feminine details like chiffon, peter pan collars, and open backs. Mango, Rosie the Rebel, Urban Outfitters.

4. a coffee mug. coffee is awesome. funny things are awesome. therefore, this mug is awesome. Urban Outfitters.

5, 8, 21. skirts! skirts skirts skirts. please, I need skirts. full and flared, any colour. get at me, skirts. RucheForever21.

6 & 12. a new coat. something cute and cozy for winter that's flared enough to wear over my new skirts. :) Modcloth, Betsey Johnson.
7. a graphic tee. preferably a hilarious and accurate one, like this one declaring my netflix addiction to the world. (although I actually like the pink one better) Active Apparel. 

9. a messenger bag. I couldn't find a pic of the real one I want- it's from Spring and has fur on it! I also wouldn't mind a bright red one, but I didn't think about that before making the collage. Spring.

10, 17, 19. boots. I'm addicted to boots. obsessed, even. I want ALL. the boots. especially in cognac, purple, or embroidery. Modcloth, Free People.

11. overalls. guys, I need a pair of overalls! I've wanted a pair for what seems like forever. I know what you're thinking- but Sarah, those are for summer! au contraire, my friends. I will wear them with thick tights and long sleeve blouses and boots and I will wear them with love! bonus: they are now on super-sale. Topshop. 

13. purple. there is not enough purple in my life. please help me out with this terrible problem by getting me this adorable dress. Modcloth. 

14. T-Swift perfume. say what you want, girl knows how to smell goooood! Shoppers Drug Mart.

16. a unique necklace. it's no secret I love a pretty necklace, and this amazing terrarium necklace is as pretty and unique as they come; it has real porcupine quills inside. Woodi.

20. knit headbands. enough of hats messing up my messy buns! enough! Aldo

22. belts. of the waist-cinching variety. 'nuff said. 

23. these wedges. they've been on my wish list three years in a row. I think it might be time I bit the bullet and bought them for myself, but I'll risk it again.they're called the "drop-let it be wedge," after all. Modcloth.

. . .

so there you have it! my Christmas list. other favourite items include chiffon dresses, good tights, and anything map print. 

are you guys getting pumped for the holidays??
happy weekend.

playing: heavy love- Serena Ryder

let's do the time warp again...

holy November, batman!

October, where'd you go?!?
please come back. I've not properly appreciated pumpkins or autumn leaves or pumpkin spice lattes!

time is flying by too fast for my liking. I can't believe I've been home for a year. I can't believe winter is looming. I can't believe Halloween has come and gone and I didn't so much as take a terrible phone picture.

and we're already a week into November! are you guys aware of this? am I in some sort of time vortex?

I'm still trying to transform my summer dresses into autumn-appropriate wardrobe pieces. on bright, sunny days it almost works! especially if I add dark accessories and black tights. 

I finally had this dress altered- I've had it for two years!- so I felt the need to wear it one last time in all its summer-print glory. I was never one for dressing "seasonally;" I love florals in winter and boots in the summer. but it's hard to make a sheer, fruit-patterned sundress function into the colder months! 

whatever. at this point in my life I'm just happy to be wearing something that fits me comfortably.

dress- vintage // blazer- vero moda // bag- aldo // necklace- smart set // sunglasses- urban outfitters

at least November's abrupt arrival means exciting times ahead; long weekends, birthday parties, Christmas shopping, the parade... I won't let this month pass me by quite so unceremoniously! I'm going to soak up everything that's left of fall and really enjoy the lead-up to my absolute favourite season. :)

it's never too early to make a Christmas wish list, amirite?
of course I am. 

playing: zombie- the cranberries