Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ten on Tuesday: Fall Wishes

This week will see the arrival of autumn, though the cool weather has rushed ahead and found us already. This week will bring the end of summer and the end of an important season of my life - I will no longer be a teenager. The crisp early morning air, advertisements for pumpkin spice lattes and displays of scented pine cones have me eagerly awaiting the official start of fall, but have left me baking the last of York County peaches into cobbler, visiting Starbucks much too often and wishing for a few fall (and birthday) staples:

1. A Pair of Vibram Five Fingers
Two years ago, I was visiting Mark right after he moved to D.C. We had dinner at the Pita Pit (when I could actually eat wheat, that is) and someone walked by in the strangest shoes. I fell in love. I wanted a pair but you know, trends, they come slow to central Pennsylvania. Besides, the sizes were strange and had to be ordered online. Now that I'm doing yoga weekly and spending four days a week running, they seem like a good investment. We all know how much I hate sneakers.

2. A New Camera Bag
I've been searching for a fabulous camera bag since I was given my camera. Something... feminine. Not black. Not too big. Not too small. I've recently fallen in love with every bag from Jo Totes. Perhaps I would order one for myself if I could decide a style and more importantly, a color. Pink coral? Mustard yellow? A classic brown? Oh, decisions.

3. Brown Leather Boots
Visiting Paris in the dead of winter left me with an everlasting love of brown leather boots. Despite searching the Parisian shops, and browsing at home after, I spent the rest of winter without a pair. I'm determined not to let that happen this year. I haven't found the perfect pair yet - a pair the right shade of brown, tight around the leg, just tall enough - but this pair from Anne Klein might do the trick.

4. A New Coffee Cup
It's no secret that I'm in love with aqua and turqouise blues right now. What better way to start your morning than hot tea in a cup your favorite color? I never knew how important a travel mug would be until I got the cutest leapord print monogram mug for my birthday last year. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it anywhere and until now, I hadn't found a reasonable replacement.

5. A New Camera
This isn't a new list but an upcoming trip to Arizona is making my need (ha) for a new camera even more pressing. While I love my rebel, the noise reduction quality? Eh. Not so much. I'm a natural light kind of girl and being able to reasonably shoot at an ISO above 200, well, let's just say, I'd be a happy girl. 
6. More Cardigans
 The poor students of Millersville have seen me in the same gray cashmere cardigan for the past week. While I love the sweater and it's rhinestone buttons, it's "hand wash only; lay flat to dry" instructions leave me without a sweater quite too often. I suppose it's time to expand my collection. I love this style from Express but perhaps black would be a better option. You can never have too many cardigans, though.
7. A New iPhone Case
If you know me at all, then you know that I am a clutz. My fumbling habits leave my iPhone battered and brusied. Somehow, I've managed to keep this one ding and scratch free for quite a few months now. But my case? Well. It's time for a replacement. Isn't this one from Jessica Swift fun?

8. Scarves
Simply put, a girl can never have too many scarves. When it's cold outside, scarves are my go to fashion accessory. I'm really loving this tribal print eternity scarf from Urban Outfitters. I've been into all things patterned, bright and with a tribal/Southwestern feel lately.

9. UGGs
Not much to say on this one. My feet are cold. Always cold.
And what college girl doesn't have a pair of classic uggs these days?

10. An Espresso Machine
I've never loved coffee but I've always loved coffee culture. Recently, I was introduced to the fabulous world of espresso. My favorite way to drink it? Added to a chai latte. The real reason I need an espresso machine though, is for it's milk steaming capabilities. When the weather turns, so does my chai from iced to hot and to be honest with you, my wallet would prefer to cut out my daily trip to Starbucks.

But more than any of these things, my biggest wish is for more Sundays spent sleeping in, having lunch dates at my favorite hole in the wall cafe (where they will serve me chai with my lunch and double check ingredients to make sure no wheat sneaks in!) & taking my favorite adopted puppy for car rides. Oh, and more mornings like today? Dirty chai and peach cobbler for breakfast? That wouldn't be too bad, either.

What are you wishing for this fall?


  1. yeah... now you post what you want for your birthday.
    way to be a huge help their chica =]

  2. Bahaha. Sorry! I almost told you to wait til today - it was scheduled to post at midnight. But, for some odd reason, my wish list this year is absurdly pricey. I'm just happy that I get to see you for my birthday!!!! EEK.