Things I wanted to buy in May

Not shopping in May proved to be quite the challenge. Shopping has become part of my daily routine, and while I know I've got more clothes than I could ever need, the feeling like I need more never seems to subside (or at least it didn't all month).

I wish I could say that I was feeling pleased with myself for not buying all these items, but truthfully I'd like nothing more than to click "place my order" on all my virtual shopping carts.

Today as you read this I'll likely be waiting in a security check line at the airport, anxious to start my vacation, but still secretly wishing I had a comfortable pair of nude travel shoes, a trendy cold shoulder top, and a new bikini packed in my bag. Alas, I'll have to make due with one of the numerous lace tops, swimsuits, and flats I already own, and I don't know, maybe stick a tassel on something because as evidenced by my selection below, that is all I want right now.

Do pop back while I'm away, I've got several posts scheduled to go up!

Endless Rose Pom Pom Dress, $71 at Shopbop
Cold Shoulder Top, $30 at H&M
Lace Top, $35 at J.Crew Factory
Lace Skirt, $38 at J.Crew Factory
Nude Ballet Flat, $175 at Tieks
Straw Tassel Tote, $35 at H&M
Suede Tassel Slide, $49 at Ann Taylor
Report Lace up Heels, $89 at Amazon
Leopard Print Shorts, $30 at J.Crew Factory
Graphic Print Bikini Top, $25 at Target


  1. It's true that all of these items would fit into your wardrobe beautifully and would have made wonderful additions to your California packing list, but I think you're going to have so much fun once you arrive that you won't even notice that these things are missing - well, okay, except maybe the nude flats, you can never have too many flats on vacation. Safe travels and I hope you get to enjoy every minute of your time away, especially doing some shopping (because if you didn't shop for a month, you obviously deserve to treat yourself on vacation!)

  2. So many awesome pieces! But good for you for not buying anything in May! I was soooooo close to not making a purchase, haha!
    I hope you have a safe flight! :D

  3. Have a great trip Lydia !
    and I'm pretty sure most of these will be there (maybe on sale!) when you get back.

  4. I'm wanting a pair of Tieks, but like you, I'm having to wait. Have a great time on vacation!

  5. I think this month might be a no-shop month (or as close to it as I'll ever get). We'll be saving all of our money for a house, and then for furniture! It's exciting, but I wouldn't mind a new dress! ;-)

  6. I don't think I could ever do a no shop month...haha. I'm definitely addicted to shopping. I'm loving those suede tassel slides!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  7. That straw tassel bag- yessss. I think you need that bad boy. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. Good for you for holding back, it's not easy!! I hope your vacation is off to a wonderful start! I love these picks--that red lace top especially!! So gorgeous!

  9. Those leopard print shorts are everything!

  10. I can see why you were tempted by all these things! Enjoy your vacation.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. I love the green heels!

    Adi xx

  12. Have fun on your vacation! I have been following you for a little while now and I love your sense of style!