When referring to the items which one hopes to purchase in the near future, it is difficult to know which verb to use. Many people, for example, way over-use the word 'need' on a wishlist. I need a new red high-waisted skirt. I need a new pair of boots. I need a new bag. The word 'wishlist' itself means that it can only really be a list of items which you desire, not items which are essential for you to continue living. A high-waisted skirt would definitely be useful in accentuating my waist, and a red one would greatly increase the versatility of a few of my tops, but I will not go butt-naked without it. I already have a handful of pairs of warm winter shoes, including two boots. They may be slightly dated and not go with all my outfits but I certainly won't get frostbite this winter on account of a lack of shoes. And it would be nice to have a gorgeous, roomy leather bag to carry all my junk but I already have one of those, plus a backpack if needs be.
So is there anything I really truly need? There is a whole lot of practical, unexcitingly ugly stuff that I could do with: a new school skirt to name one. The zip's broken on my current one but I am loathe to get a new one when I have less than a year of the horrid uniform left (yay for that!)
Some new running leggings, thermals and sports tops would be a lovely addition to my sports wardrobe. But in all honesty, my homeless-chic tracksuit bottoms and baggy tops are doing the job absolutely fine. And I would love some new tights; my beloved grey ribbed ones are becoming awfully worn and the equally loved opaques are slowly pilling to death. But without a nice new pair of boots, I don't seem to be wearing skirts all too much in the current weather.
So, it seems that even the least extravagant of purchases aren't really necessary at all. I don't need some useful and dull basics any more than a frivolous high-waisted red skirt. It's all just want, want, want isn't it?