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What Is On My Wardrobe Wishlist For Spring


I’m sure I’ve said this a hundred times by now but I truly feel like I have found my ideal style. Dressing the way you love means showing up in the world unapologetically yourself.

I’m sure I’ve said this a hundred times by now but I truly feel like I have found my ideal style. Building out my wardrobe has been so much more enjoyable now that I have a direction and visual identity. Dressing the way you love is like taking the power back. It’s choosing how you want to show up in the world and unapologetically being yourself. With spring and summer right on our doorstep we are in the months that make dressing easy. Especially when you have a feminine style full of dresses and flirty materials.

Though I am on a wardrobe kick I want to make sure I am being as mindful about my purchases as possible. With that being said welcome to my newest series my seasonal wardrobe wishlist. This is where I online window shop to my hearts content and chat about the pieces I am lusting over and the styles I am keeping in mind when perusing the shops. From luxury fashion to premium ponders to high street desires I hope you see something that suites your budget and fancy.

If something is on my wishlist it doesn’t mean it will be a 100% sure fire purchase. Wishlist items to me mean there is a sense of thoughtfulness. When it comes to my luxury lusts these are items that have been on my mind for the past few months to even a year. They are items I am either saving for or am planning to purchase when life presents the best opportunity to do so.

No necessary “needs” here but ever since I was a child I loved to window shop. Spoiler, being in my 30’s now I am no different. Let’s begin!

Luxury Lusts

I believe (and I think a lot of my blogger colleges would agree) the best way to add luxury to your wardrobe is through accessories. These are pieces that have been top of mind over the past 6 months (or in some cases more). Obviously it’s easy to get sticker shock or a bit trigger shy when it comes to pressing purchase on these types of goods. My process is usually having a separate savings account and slowly growing my pot to make the purchase so nothing goes on credit. I also love to find a high street dupe so I can see if this is a piece I would wear worth making the luxury purchase.


Anagram Leather Belt

A refreshingly simple design, this belt from LOEWE is made in Spain from smooth sand-beige leather. The label’s Anagram logo serves as the buckle closure. It’s an accessory that will, quite literally, bring your looks together.

Valentino Garavani

Taupe Rockstud Heeled Sandals

Buffed calfskin heeled sandals in taupe. Signature pyramid studs throughout.

· Leather straps at vamp
· Buffed leather footbed in beige
· Covered block heel with rubber injection
· Leather sole in beige
· Pale gold-tone hardware
· Heel: H2 in


Tan Marcie Shoulder Bag

Grained calfskin shoulder bag in tan.

· Twin carry handles
· Adjustable and detachable shoulder strap
· Concealed patch pocket with pull-through closure at face. Zip closure, Zip pocket at interior, Twill lining, Gold-tone hardware
· H10.5 x W14 x D4.5 in

Premium Ponders

Dresses have been top of mind for me this season. I think I’ve always known I love a dress but being in Canada the seasons are quite short for these types of things. I have been building my dress wardrobe over the past couple of years and am proud to say I don’t save things for best! I love wearing a beautiful dress even if I’m making the trip to a garden center or to the grocery shops. It makes me square my shoulders a little better and truly feel good about myself. After the years we’ve had it’s time to break out our best attire for the simple days just for us!


Pompano Linen Dress

Engineered for spinning around in an open field. The Pompano is a midi length dress with a sweetheart neckline and loose fitting, puff sleeves. It has a center front cutout and a smocked back bodice for a little extra stretch. It gives you a pretty good balance of comfort and shape.


Butterfly Dress

Romance alert. The Butterfly is off the shoulder with elastic ruffle sleeves. It features a fitted bodice and a relaxed skirt with a ruffle hem. This dress gives your shoulders some breathing room.


Inka Dress

When in doubt, wear a damn dress. This is a midi length dress with a straight neckline, a fully smocked bodice and a side slit. The Inka is slim fitting throughout the bodice with an easy fitting skirt.


Carolena Dress

Fresh flowers from the Ref garden. The Carolena gives you a pretty good balance of comfort and shape. It has a fitted bodice with puff sleeves that have smocking at the sleeve opening. The skirt is relaxed with a high slit to let your legs breathe.


Georgia Dress

  • Long dress with long sleeves
  • Gathered flounce at neckline
  • Embroidery and openwork lace band on the body and sleeves
  • Removable embroidered belt
  • Length from shoulder 143 cm / 56,2 in (for a size 36)


Bella Dress

  • Fully embroidered long dress
  • Shirt collar
  • Skirt with ample volume
  • Tie belt at the waist
  • Lined
  • Length from shoulder 143 cm / 56.3 in (EU36/UK8)


Gardenia Floral Dress

Our Gardenia dress is a beautifully crafted high neck dress. It’s perfect to step into spring/summer. Made from our signature pretty floral print. This flattering dress creates a skin baring open back with a beautifully frill high neck and sleeves. It also comes with an adjustable tie around the waist that can draw in the area.  Gardenia is fitted dress that falls away to a slightly fluted hem. It is fully lined for comfort with a side zip and bow tie fastening to the back for easy on. Wear yours with dainty mules or even some heels.

Shona Joy

Vega Linen Cut Out Open Back Midi Dress

  • Premium linen blend fabric
  • Round neckline
  • Button up back with elasticated finish
  • Short balloon sleeves with elasticated cuffs and pin tuck detailing
  • Side cut out detail with drawstring tie at lower back
  • Side pockets
  • Tiered midi length skirt with hi-low hem
  • Medium weight, non-stretchy woven
  • 55% Linen 45% Viscose
  • Designed in Australia

Shona Joy

Candice Ruched Frill Maxi Dress

  • Exclusive Candice print
  • Semi-sheer chiffon
  • Adjustable rouleau straps
  • Fitted ruched bodice
  • Invisible back zip
  • Frill maxi length skirt
  • 100% Viscose
  • Partially lined
  • Designed in Australia

Shona Joy

Fiona Open Back Tiered Midi Dress

  • Natural linen blend fabric
  • Square neckline
  • Rouleau straps
  • Low back with tie and cut out detail
  • Side pockets
  • Tiered midi length tiered skirt with frill detail
  • Medium weight, non-stretchy woven
  • 75% Cotton 25% Linen
  • Lined
  • Designed in Australia

High Street Dresses

Dresses do not need to be breaking the bank to be of good quality. I have been seeing quite the comeback for Abercrombie & Fitch and H&M as I’m sure you have as well! Here are some of my favorites from this newest season! Keep in mind the higher price tag does tend to mean a difference in sustainable practices and material. Always something great to keep in mind when adding to basket!

Abercrombie & Fitch

Smocked Bodice Easy Maxi Dress

Flattering maxi dress in a soft poplin fabric, featuring smocking at the bodice, wide ruffle straps, straight ruffled neckline and a tiered skirt. Elastic:72% Polyester, 28% Elastane / Body: 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester / Lining:100% Cotton

Abercrombie & Fitch

O-Ring Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

Flattering short-sleeve midi dress in a soft poplin fabric and babydoll silhouette, with on-trend puff sleeves, trendy O-ring hardware detail and sweetheart neckline. Body:60% Cotton, 40% Polyester / Lining:100% Cotton

Abercrombie & Fitch

Knotted Halter Maxi Dress

Flattering short-sleeve midi dress in a soft poplin fabric and babydoll silhouette, with o

Flattering maxi dress in our elevated linen-blend fabric with knot-front detail at bust, tiered skirt, on-trend cutout detail and adjustable tie at back of halter neckline.  Body:53% Linen, 47% Viscose / Lining: 100% Viscose / Elastic: 68% Polyester, 32% Elastane

Abercrombie & Fitch

Drama Ruffle Maxi Dress

Flattering maxi dress in our elevated chiffon fabric, with drama ruffle trim details, tie-back detail, tiered skirt hem and plunging v-neckline. Lining:100% Viscose / Body:100% Polyester


Pleated Chiffon Dress

Calf-length dress in airy chiffon with pin tucks at front of bodice. Opening at front with concealed button at top, dropped shoulders, short, wide sleeves, and wide cuffs with slit and covered button. Seam at waist with narrow elastic and a tie belt. Gently flared, pleated skirt. Lined.


Lyocell-blend Ruffled Dress

Calf-length dress in a woven lyocell blend. Low-cut V-neck at front with ruffle trim extending to and crossed below bust. Square neckline at back, opening at back with wide ties, and flutter sleeves. Narrow elastic at back of waist and a voluminous, softly draped skirt. Partly lined.

Blouses & Basics

After doing a full on closet edit I’ve realized the best way to help my wardrobe go the extra mile is to add in some more texture on top. This means looking at cut, frill, pattern and embroidery when it comes to blouses. I love a classic strip and a flirty print and if you say white broderie anglaise well then I am just immediately sold. Here are some pieces I have been eyeing for the spring, summer season.

Babaton (Aritzia)

League Sweater

This is a boat-neck sweater. It’s knit using slick, all-season yarn made with LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose — biodegradable fibres sourced mainly from natural beech wood and produced through an environmentally low-impact process. This version features a yarn-dyed stripe pattern.

PURCHASED: I love this top so much! It has the perfect length of sleeves and is an immediate classic. So easy to style and layer.


Yolanda Shirt

  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Gathered ruffle collar
  • Embroidery and openwork band on the body and sleeves
  • Length from shoulder 61.5 cm / 24,2 in (for a 36)


Chiara Shirt

  • Sleeveless shirt
  • High collar
  • Gathered ruffles around collar, placket and armholes
  • Length from shoulder 61 cm / 24 in (EU36 / UK8)


Laurine Shirt

  • Short sleeve shirt with lapel
  • Chest pocket
  • Slightly oversized volume
  • Button placket closure in front
  • Liquette bottom
  • Length from shoulder 62 cm / 24.4 in (for a size S)


Mathilda Shirt

  • Short sleeve shirt with lapel
  • Chest pocket
  • Embroidered long sleeve shirt
  • High collar
  • Embroidered scalloped collar and button placket
  • Gathers at the shoulders
  • Length from shoulder 62 cm / 24.4 in (for a size S)

Some Final Thoughts

This was such a fun process for me! Thank you so much for being here and sharing this cozy lifestyle focused nook of the internet with me. I am excited to see what other styles are released this season but for now I think you have an idea of where I want my style to go. If you shared some similar sentiments or are interested in any of these items they are all linked beside their respective image. Some of these are affiliate links meaning I would earn a small percentage of the final sale at no extra expense to you! Thank you for stopping by and have a great time window shopping whether that is in person or online.

All of my love, A

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