I recently came across this post over on Who What Wear, and I decided to take my own inventory of how I am doing with this list. I have about a year and a half until I hit 30, so I have some time to complete any of the pieces I am missing.
1. A Trench Coat
I do own one trench coat, but it is green and I got it on sale at the Gap about 5 years ago, so I don’t think that counts. One day, I would love to own a Burberry trench coat, but I doubt that day will be before I’m 30.
2. A Respectable Luggage Set
Thanks to our wedding registry, I do own a nice luggage set. Check that off the list! We registered for the DVF luggage, mainly because it is lightweight, yet durable, and it is not black or navy like all other luggage sets.
3. A Made-By-You Vintage T-Shirt
I have a ton of t-shirts left over from college. One of my favorites is the very first Baylor shirt I got while visiting campus as a senior in high school. But, my absolute favorite is a shirt that my dad wore when he was a student at Notre Dame, so it really is vintage. Unfortunately, I can’t find it! I am sure it got tucked away during our last move, but I am going to be really upset if I lost it.
4. A Gift To Yourself
Well, I have probably gotten myself lots of gifts over the years. I like to buy myself new purses or shoes for my birthday. But none of those things have been terribly expensive. Maybe for my 30th birthday I will get myself an extra special gift.
5. A Signature Accessory
I don’t own or wear a lot of jewelry on a day to day basis. It was even a struggle at first to remember to put my engagement ring on after a shower. At this point in time, though, my signature accessory is the necklace that B got me on our first anniversary. It is the one thing, other than my wedding rings, that I wear every day.
6. A Go-To Interview Blazer
I don’t go on interviews very often, which I guess is a good thing. If I had to go on an interview tomorrow, I can’t actually say that I have an interview blazer. The only “work suit” I own doesn’t quite fit me anymore, so I should probably update my interview blazer.
7. Solitaire Diamond Earrings
|Tiffany and Co|
I know that B thought about getting me earrings as a wedding gift, but he didn’t go through with it. (Don’t worry, what he did end up getting me was even more awesome). Maybe the earrings will be gift I give myself on my 30th birthday. Kill two birds with one stone (or two)!
8. A Sexy Set of Lingerie
Well, this is none of your business. But I did just get married and have a lingerie shower, so you can jump to your own conclusions.
9. A Designer Wallet
Does a Kate Spade wallet count? If it doesn’t then I choose this one. I’m not sure I would want to spend an arm and a leg for a wallet because mine get pretty beat up. Why spend $500 on something that is just going to get pen marks and lipstick stains all over it?
10. A Lipstick Shade the Suites You
I’m not a lipstick wearer, but I have recently found the best shade of lipstick for me. I love it! I bought it to wear for my wedding, and since then I have convinced 3 other people to buy the same shade, Rose. It’s just universally flattering. And this Chanel lip gloss is pretty amazing. It stays on no matter how much eating, drinking, or kissing you do!
Can you think of any other pieces a woman should have before she turns 30? Or are there any listed above that you don’t think are necessary?