I have a fair amount of self discipline and most of the emails and catalogues end up in their respective trash bins. Still, the temptations abound and I can't say I haven't thought about making some purchases. Here's a sampling of what I put in my virtual cart and ultimately decided against.
First up, J. Crew. Their October roll out actually held my interest, which hasn't happened for quite a while with them. I was ruffled and sequined out a long time ago. Their "style guide" catalogue arrived in the mail and I immediately spotted three things to pique my interest.
The wrap skirt, available in red, black, and Bristol blue - a dark teal. Similar enough to the Tibi wrap skirt I lost out on, and with colors that would coordinate well with my collection of tops and sweaters.
It doesn't get much more office appropriate than a grey dress, and naturally the pocket dress in stretch wool caught my eye.
On to the shoes and the siren call of red suede in a pointy toe stiletto. What's not to like?
I must admit, these babies almost had me. I don't have red shoes. My love of the pointy toe single sole pump is well known. I adore the color and the texture. Check out that ankle strap though. Long enough to go around the ankle a few times, and not removable thanks to those adorable tassels. Would I actually wear them with that thin piece wrapped around my leg? Not likely. Another pass.
So there you have it. A little window shopping that could have hit the credit card to the tune of $650.00 and I hit the delete button. I think it's safe to say the Crewlade has lost it's hold on me.