Monday, September 14, 2009

the fall already-have list: darkness falls

so all over the place, there are fall "must-have" lists full of peoples' coveted items, some attainable, and others just wishful thinking.

this fall, in the spirit of the recession, i am taking a different mental approach to this list-making. i am making the "already have" list - a list of the things i already have that i'm looking forward to bringing back for fall, rather than things i wish i had. so each day this week, i'll be posting about one of these categories, getting myself excited about the fall style elements i already have or are easily attainable without extra expenditures. i'm thinking this will be more fun and less torturous than filling shopping carts on store websites that i know will never reach the "place order" point.

join me - take a look in your closets and at all your stuff and get prepped for fall. i'd love to hear what you're looking forward to bringing back for the season. what's old is new again. that's my story and i'm sticking to it.

the first one for me is the return of dark nail polish colors. i am totally comfortable putting away the corals and hot pinks until next summer (or a tropical winter vacation). bring on the darkest of the dark! last weekend, i went with opi's suzi says da, which i remember loving on my wedding weekend, but something about it was just a little too dark and dead brown this time, so i brightened it up this week with essie's material girl, a dark but rich and deep, deep reddish color.

other favorites are essie colors sole mate (very, very dark purply brown), lady godiva (dark brown), and wicked (on everyone but me). i have a large collection of these colors myself, but i do always look forward to the new and untried colors my nail place has too.

btw, opi has a new color called here today, aragon tomorrow that's forest green. my 8th grade self was obsessed with forest green and would be very excited. my current self is just mildly curious.


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Erin said...

I'm not ready to give up my corals and pinks just yet!!! But that purple is really, really pretty. I don't think I could pull off the forest green though!

AUMagic said...

The Aragon Tomorrow color was featured numerous times in various fashion magazines (Lucky, Seventeen, People Style Watch et al.), and I want it deperately, yet can't find it anywhere. The Ulta store by me seems to be continuously sold out. Incidentally, matte deep green and matte deep navy blue were the "it" colors this summer for manicures and pedicures, and that trend will most likely carry over into the fall/winter as well.

Maria said...

Love your idea of the "already have" list. I can't wait to bring out all my ultimate favorite accessory.

honey living said...

Erin - i hear you. i don't know if i could either.

AUMagic - have you tried ordering on the OPI website? i did notice that this color has a shimmer in it, which you can't tell in the pics i have seen.

Maria - i am so with you. and today is the perfect day to start.

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