This list will also serve as list of things that anyone can purchase for me if there are any upcoming holidays that proper etiquette requires a gift be given; like Valentines Day, or an Anniversary, I am looking at you, David.
Here is one of the dresses I bought from the Gap (that spurred this indulgent, consumer-oriented excess) - perfect to layer, wear around town, and for packing light:
Last year I didn't buy a new swimsuit, so dissatisfied was I with my physical appearance. This year, I hope the healthy eating and the exercise will motivate me to purchase a new one, and this Gottex swimsuit, in the most recent Nordstrom catalog is the one that caught my eye:
Lastly, when I saw these Sperry Top-siders in the January Nordstrom catalog, I thought to myself, now those are the perfect Hilton Head shoes. I also thought they might be good walking shoes for Andalusia in May. And if not, I will fully be prepared for any yachting emergencies that I might encounter.
Now I realize that wanting a pair of topsiders officially makes me 200 years old. That is okay, I am perfectly fine with being unhip and uncool. And I have always been slightly out of touch with my own age group.