"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."

--Winston Churchill

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Very Wishful Wish List

Surprisingly, my current list of coveted items isn't miles long like it has been in the past. Maybe that comes with being better with my money...and the fact that I don't spend a lot of time shopping around anymore. However, there are a few things I am finding very difficult to stop thinking about and wanting. Maybe sharing them with you will help ease my intense desire to have them in my possession...

Several of my friends and my sisters can tell you that I have been talking about wanting a deep blue velvet platform pump preferable with ankle straps for quite a while now. Well, when I came across these Victoria dress pumps the other night, ankle straps suddenly seemed irrelevant. They are the shoes of my dreams (well, at least from the last several months) and now that I've seen them I cannot get them out of my head. If only I could find a way to justify their purchase...

My family can testify that ever since childhood I have been beyond obsessed with this movie. When I was a little girl I would watch it multiple times in a week, wear the yellow Belle dress my mom made for me almost on a daily basis, and dance around to the soundtrack. To this day I still know all of the songs. I owned tshirts, back packs, and I even remember ordering the battery operated magic mirror from the Disney catalogue. That said, you can only imagine my excitement to hear that Beauty and the Beast is finally being released from the vault and is now available in a blue ray/DVD combo pack! Sadly, I haven't been able to purchase it yet, but once I can finally afford it I can guarantee that my favorite Disney movie will be in my hands!

I call this the disco ball dress and when I came across it on asos.com my inner glamour girl came out and fell in love. However, this dress is about $300, so I know that even if I had a spare bit of spending money, this dress is way out of my reach right now. So therefore I am using this dress to represent my desire for a Christmas dress. Every year I buy one for my dad's company's annual Christmas party. Sadly, I won't be able to attend this years, but there is another fun Christmas party that I CAN attend and would love to have a new dress for. So, here is my plan: Right now I am gaining more and more credit at our local resale store after bringing in clothes that I never wear including a vast array of cocktail dresses (I know, it's hilarious. Somehow I'm an Oregonian who thinks she's a New Yorker). I am hoping that I will have a large enough balance there to take out the money and buy myself a Christmas dress with it. Not too bad, right?

When I read that Elton John was coming out with a new album in a matter of days I about flipped out! I don't care if it is a collaboration with some random old singer who looks like Santa. I am not afraid to admit that I am completely Elton John obsessed! So much so that going to one of his concerts is one of the few things on my bucket list. I read this morning that he is touring for this album and if I wasn't at work when I read it I would have let out a scream of excitement. Though it seems very unlikely I will see him on tour this time, at least I will be able to listen to fresh songs from one of my favorite musical artists! I know, I'm an older woman stuck in a 23-year-old's body.

So there you have it. What are some of the things on your wish list?

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I LOVE Elton John too! Mona Lisa's And Mad Hatter's is honestly one of the best ballads ever written!