I used to make shopping lists, thinking that it would some how add discipline and order to my buying habits, until I realised they didn’t really mean anything to me once I made them.
First of all, a lot has to do with how what I want in my mind’s eye is often mythical in shops. Hence this means I need to DIY, an area in which I have no talent in, and am too lazy to undertake. This is failure on my part, but it's not an area I’m likely to correct since I work roughly 14 hours a day and weekends are for spending time with people I barely see otherwise, not sewing/cutting/etc. Items on this list include the perfect long, loose, lined, jersey dress in navy; perfectly baggy denim shorts; slouchy skinny jeans; the perfect grey scarf. Simple things are hard to find. Especially at the right price for my pockets.
From top left, clockwise - Image of Narciso Rodriguez dress from The New York Times; image of Hermes watch from redfingerprint; image of Ann Demeulemeester boots from Mona Moore; image of Mulberry bag from Mulberry