Things I Would Buy If I Didn't Have To Pay Rent

Anna Gray is a writer and model living in NYC. Wanting to make something productive of her procrastination habits, Anna started the newsletter "Things I Would Buy if I Didn't Have to Pay Rent" (a mouthful, yes, but a title and an elevator pitch in one). An aggregation of everything from clothes to cars, the newsletter is a​ ​small curated corner of the web where you can satiate your own shopping aspirations.

For Refinery29, Anna's bi-weekly column of the same name will feature some selections from her newsletter alongside some exclusives for our readers. Browse her favorites here, and don't forget to sign up for #TIWB to see the full gamut of Anna's deepest internet wants.


Scouring the internet takes hours and hours of patient perusal, yet it happens to be one of my very favorite pastimes. (I am freelance and have an inordinate amount of time on my hands to procrastinate). From this week's web deep dive, I found colorful sandals, some lightweight separates (hello, soon-to-be sweaty Saturdays), and a killer vintage shorts set that screams "ready-to-party." Click through to see 10 dream picks I'd like to be shopping this week (if I didn't have to pay rent, obviously). And if you find your dream item in this slideshow, document it and tag #TIWB so I know my imaginary gems are going to good homes. See you back here in two weeks.
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My best friend refuses to wear this to her wedding. I have no idea why; it's incredible.

'90s Kenneth Richard Silk Brocade Short Set, $145, available at Hudson Flow Vintage.
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Envisioning South of France beach walks with hand-holding and ice cream that drips, but, like, in a cute way.

Aquazurra Pom Pom Ankle-tie Sandals, $622.58, available at Farfetch.
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Another easy breezy winner! Wear this jumpsuit alone or over a white tee.

Zara Long Jumpsuit with Open Back, $69.90, available at Zara.
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In addition to Ann Taylor, I also love middle-aged-woman-brand Eileen Fisher. These pants are perfect for: warm weather, cool weather, and plane rides.

Eileen Fischer Woven Tencel Grain Wide-leg Ankle Pant, $128, available at Eileen Fisher.
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Here I am, walking down the streets of [Paris, Porto Ecole, Barcelona, etc.] carrying a small, cute bag, wearing a neck scarf, sunglasses, elegant shoes, and this dress. NBD, I am just the chicest human in the world. Except that title will go to you, because I have to pay rent.

Mango Frilled Belt Dress, $59.99, available at Mango.
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