This is the second September now that I am not going back to school. I spent most of my 20's studying, either for my undergrad or my grad programs. Even as an adult I loved the idea of buying a few new items for "Back to School." To this day I still get excited when the September issues come out and all the stores start putting in their fall clothes. Don't get me wrong, I would be happy for summer to never end. However, I do love getting dressed in boots, jeans and warm cozy sweaters drinking a warm drink (preferably curled up by a fire.)
Since moving to Ucluelet, the shopping scene is rather non-existent when it comes to clothes shopping. There are plenty of beautiful gift and art shops around that are so unique in their own right I sometimes just like walking through them. However, for my shopping needs I have turned to online shopping. This can be dangerous at times. The advice I can give you is order from a shop that you know well and how their clothes fit you as well as a store that has a good return policy or else you will be stuck with a lot of unwanted clothing. My go to online shopping is Topshop which is carried at the Bay. I know how their clothes fit me, they always have a good selection of on trend as well as basic and classic pieces, and their return policy is great.
I decided to start a new series of my own personal wish lists. This way I can keep my shopping in check by placing items on a wish list, waiting patiently to go on sale or for when I actually need them. Here are a few pieces that are currently on my lust list for Topshop at the Bay. I really like the idea of layering a midi slip dress with a turtleneck for fall. The off the shoulder top is both on trend while still being a classic with the red stripes. I can't get enough of polka dots at the moment and they are everywhere! I have been looking at this dress for some time now, just waiting for the moment to purchase it! Let me know what's in your wish list or shopping bags!