From January 1 – March 31 of this year, I committed to not shopping. Yes, not shopping for three months. No clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry. Nada. Well, anything in the home decor category was waived. Come on, it was a good step in the right direction, give me a break! Anyways, now that I am back in the fashion world, I have one mission which is to ensure my suitcase is well-equipped when we jet-set to Italy in June. So when I was at the new Anthropologie in Chicago, my heart went pitter-patter for some of these bold colors, flattering tees, flirty maxi dresses and more (including some gifts). Oh and full credit to my friend Vaneesha for number eight below…she bought it, I copied. Yes, she’s that great of a friend.