I Keep a Running List Called "Things to Buy"—Here's What's on It

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As a fashion editor, I come across a lot of stuff that I want to buy. After forgetting to purchase something that I meant to go back and buy a few too many times, I started keeping a "Things to Buy" list, which is basically just a list of remarkable items that I keep in the Notes app of my iPhone.

From what I've gathered over the years, there are two types of people in life: those who make lists and those who don't. I absolutely fall into the former and think that keeping a running fashion items shopping list is as crucial as keeping a grocery shopping list. It helps me to avoid impulse buys and instead save my money for things I actually need (or just really want). Sure, I can't buy everything I want, but I can at least keep track of it all just in case.

At the moment, my Things to Buy list is pretty seasonally appropriate, with the emphasis being on boots, pants, sweaters, and jewelry that won't get lost in my outerwear. Feel free to copy me or make a list of your own if I've inspired you. Either way, I'm flattered. Shop what's currently on my Things to Buy list below!

Things to Buy list

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Cargo pants are officially back, and I'm officially ready.

I already have these in black, and I love them enough to buy this color too.

This is exactly what I want to wear with a sweater and ankle boots.

I'm replacing my summer shades for these.

I mean, have you ever seen a better cardigan?

I don't know why it's taken me so long to buy one of Anine Bing's chic blazers.

Cool enough to work out in, comfy enough to lounge in.

I plan on wearing this over all of my turtlenecks.

Not your average puffer, and that's why I love it.

You might have to pry these off of my feet.

Call me boring, but I'm stocking up on these before winter arrives.

I don't wear a lot of dresses this time of year, but I'd wear this one on repeat.

Just a cute little top to throw on with jeans.

Everyone wants a By Far bag right now, including me.

These Victorian-inspired shoes would look cool with prairie dresses and jeans alike.

I guess I'm going through a fleece phase.

My favorite bike shorts on the market right now (and that's saying a lot).

I plan on layering this delicate chain with other necklaces.

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