My 2020 Wish List

February 5, 2020

wit & whimsy 2020 Wish List

As mentioned in my post about my goals for this year, I am working to be more intentional with my shopping this year. As such, I developed a Wish List of sorts for the year to work off of when I want to shop.

I am a big believer in buying investment pieces (as you guys probably know by now) and the best way to begin adding investment pieces into your wardrobe is to make a list of the ones you most want. Would you benefit from a great, comfortable heel? Or a timeless, beautiful blazer? Add those to your list and then instead of impulse shopping in the coming weeks, put away the money you may have spent at H&M or Zara without much thought and put it aside for that investment piece. It’s the best way to build a closet of classic, well-made pieces in my mind and certainly the tactic I have employed since my late 20s.

My 2020 Wish List

  1. Jenni Kayne Cashmere Sweater: I’ve heard the best things about this brand’s clothing and this sweater has my name all over it.
  2. Anine Bing Lace Bra: These bralettes have cult-like followings and I think it would be so pretty under camisoles or V-neck sweaters.
  3. Summersalt Cashmere Set: I couldn’t love cozy loungewear more and this set looks divine.
  4. Textured Leather Belt: I don’t have a go-to quality leather belt but would love to have one and designer belt buckles aren’t my thing so I love the simplicity of this one that still says luxury with a brand name.
  5. Hill House Home Hair Bow: I love a fancy hair bow so much.
  6. Adina Reyter Earrings: How beautiful are these? Very much my earrings aesthetic.
  7. Mejuri Croissant Ring: Because, duh.
  8. Stone and Strand Pinkie Ring: I love a signet ring but recently lost mine due to fit issues so I’d love to upgrade with this one.
  9. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: The newest cookbook from my favorite food blogger. A friend told me this cookbook is great.
  10. Truffle Small Clarity Clutch: I have two of the large and swear by them when I travel. So I’d like a smaller one to hold things like cords and small electronics.
  11. Loeffler Randall Goldy Boots: The knee-high boots of my dreams. I actually just finally pulled the trigger on these after eyeing them for more than two years.
  12. Sweaty Betty High Shine Leggings: So sleek. So chic. A Sweaty Betty employee in-store told me these are their best-selling, most in-demand leggings they’ve ever made.
  13. Grammatical Paris Print: A follower on Instagram sent me this artist and I love the pieces.
  14. Mason Pearson Hairbrush: Maybe a beloved hair brush would help me brush my hair more often!? LOL.
  15. Rituel de Fille Lipstick: This is a clean brand I am eager to try. Then their pigments are said to be amazing.
  16. Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops: I’ve heard great things about these from several friends of mine.
  17. Snowe Wine Glasses: I saw a woman demo the unbreakable factor of these glasses at their Flatiron NYC store and it had me sold after I watched her bang them on a shelf with no issue. I’d love to upgrade my Target wine glasses that I’ve had forever.
  18. Lord Jones Bath Salts: CBD bath salts for a blissed out bath? Yes, please.
  19. Briogeo Root Powder: To help add some volume to my roots.
  20. Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream: I’ve used up a sample of this stuff and loved how it made my skin look and feel.
  21. Briogeo Scalp Shampoo: I’ve heard the best things about this brand and in my pursuit to find clean haircare I like this year it is on my list to try.

And a couple more items that didn’t make into the collage:

  • Floor Mirror: This will be a purchase I hope to make for my new apartment. I’d like a bigger mirror to be able to capture and share more regularly my every day outfits.
  • Lunya Washable Silk Pajamas: My love of chic yet comfortable pajamas knows no bounds.
. . .

Will I buy all these things this year? Of course not. But keeping a list certainly helps me second guess non-essential and impulse purchases. Will I veer from this list with purchases this year? Of course. But again it is indented to be a guide so I am more thoughtful with what I am buying and when.

What’s on your personal wish list this year?



p.s. my favorite purchases of 2019 and the most popular items on wit & whimsy in 2019.

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  1. Tracey says:

    I love making a wishlist! I have one for clothes, skincare , and travel saved in my notes section on phone! I am hoping it will cut down on my every day impulse shopping and want to save for the nicer things that I really want!!

    • Meghan says:

      Ooo love that you have ones for categories! May need to try that, too! I definitely love the idea of travel list. I have one in an old blog post but it needs updating- thanks for the inspo!

  2. Melanie says:

    That Summersalt set looks amazing!! I have a list running of pieces I realized are gaps in my closet – currently a classic black skirt (probably A-line, maybe pencil), a bodysuit (preferably one that’s a button up shirt on top!) and some nice leather boots. A lot of my cheaper items have fallen apart recently (looking at you, Target faux-leather boots from 5 years ago) and I know it’s time to invest in something better, for me and for the planet! Thanks for all these ideas!

  3. Sabrina says:

    I vote that you buy the hairbrush. Try to find a local spot that sells it so that it’s a more memorable purchase.
    It’s been on your list for a while….

  4. Ezgi says:

    I have a grand wishlist that includes items I would like to eventually own – Cartier love Bangle, Rolex, another Chanel. I try my best to not buy things randomly like a cheap bag in zara for example because I’d rather have the things really want. I know seems boujiee but it brings me more joy. However this year I’m also going to be better about selling things I no longer reach for rather than just being lazy.

    • Meghan says:

      Yes! Working towards super special, sentimental purchases you’ll have forever is SO worth it. How I’ve purchased any of my designer purchases. I want them to feel so special of reminiscent of a time or ocassion I’ll always remember

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