The thing about online shopping carts is they're all fine and dandy when you're actually checking out and purchasing an item. But for the noncommittal, product-stalking sort of person that I am, the online shopping cart can serve as a continuous reminder that there is always something else on my wish list that I probably/definitely should buy. Like now.
Don't get me wrong—I'm all for thoughtful, conscious consumption, which is why the practice of keeping an eye on what you want before taking the plunge is something I subscribe to. However, if you're like me, you likely have an ongoing cart on several different sites at all times. And though there's no financially feasible way for me to get everything that I'm lusting after at the moment, I thought I'd highlight my current covetables of the moment. The best part? They're all cheap(ish). No, we're not talking about anything wildly inexpensive, per se, but nothing in the edit below is above $200. In other words, they require an investment but shouldn't break the bank, either.
From the best tactile jacket for autumn to a new wave of statement earrings, scroll down to shop 20 affordable picks that are haunting my shopping cart right now.
What better way to combat unexpected torrential downpour than with a perfectly pink raincoat?
I'm ready to test-drive the rectangle sunglasses trend, and I'm doing it with these bad boys.
Worn on its own or peeking out from underneath a jumper—either way, a printed turtleneck is a solid investment for fall.
A refreshing break from my architectural gold hoops.
Autumn is the season of teddy textures—make it by way of this sporty jacket.
Impractical? Perhaps. Delightful and would it make me want to go somewhere warm during winter? You bet.
This would look so cool layered with a sweater and an oversize blazer.
I've never owned a pair and have been vying for this particular one because it reminds me of Amélie.
Pearls, seashells, and other natural materials are very of the moment.
With a name like 'Skin' I can only imagine how comfortable this slip dress must be.
Want more? Shop 51 under-$100 fall trends.
Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)