Intelligente

The title to this post is actually a double reference….both to yours truly ;) and a new Anthro item in my possession.

Anthropologie Intelligente Satchel

Anthropologie Intelligente Satchel

It was love at first sight really, this bag all two-toned and super sexy, roomy and accommodating, adorned with fat zippers and a printed lining, and footed for protection. I fell hard for this Intelligente creature, loving everything about her but the price tag. OUCH!!

So I did what any Intelligente woman would do, turning to ebay in my hour of need. Over the course of two weeks, I searched for ORYANY handbags and found this leather goddess for a Buy it Now price for a little more than Anthro’s second cut sale price, and I didn’t have to wait 4 months. BAM! (cue awkward version of the running man)

Also Intelligente? The purchase of these Pilcro Stet Sateen jeans. They are totes minky soft and the shade of rose is exactly the color I prefer my lips to be 24/7.  Think: berry-stained. Or rough make out session;)….J/K.  ;)

Doubly Intelligente was the purchase of this Majorelle Peasant Top 3 weeks ago.  It wasn’t even on my radar when I went browsing that day, but the embroidered top and tassels had me at hello. Meow. I’m actually a little embarrassed to say how many times I’ve worn it already. Twice a week? Yep, that’s about right.

Mr. Banks, a.k.a stealer of my shades.

Mr. Banks is going through a major shades phase. Any time I have them on, he wants them. I acquiesce to keep the peace, also an intelligente move, (and the fact that he looks like a Top Gun man-baby model in them helps too), but you can understand now why I’ve never owned an expensive pair of sunglasses….

Also intelligente? Making it to Anthro on Friday for the extra 25% off the sale.  I purchased a second pair of these in the gold (LOOOOOOVE the fit on these) and also snagged a few pieces of jewelry, some as gifts, but some for me:

Anthropologie Palette-dip Bib Necklace. This baby was only $7!!!!

So what Intelligente purchases would you like to kiss-and-tell about? Can’t wait to hear.

xoxo

Molly

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Chie Mihara FALL 2014-2015: Good for the sole.

I’m not sure if any of you have a Chie Mihara countdown calendar tracking when she finishes one collection to the launch of the next, but I have kept close watch over mine all summer long….waiting, wanting, salivating for her Fall 2014-2015 line to drop. It was a beautiful day in August when the wait was finally over, and the reveal of her collection commandingly graced her website.

Three words: I. WORSHIP. HER.

No seriously, I think I’ve pulled a trademark werewolf-Jacob move, imprinting on at least a few pairs.

Once again, she proves her prowess, flexing her creative mega-muscles as a shoe designer. I’d advise grabbing a towel at this point, before viewing the rest of this post, for wiping up your drool so you don’t slip on it and break your neck).;)

BRING ON THE PRETTY! Here are a few of my favorites from the Fall collection:

Afina. And SHUT UP with those orange tights!!!

Afina. SHUT UP with those orange tights!!!

This color would do just fine too.

This color would do just fine too.

Trancat. I mean seriously, how dead cool can a show be?!?

Trancat. I mean seriously, how dead cool can a show be?!?

Amazon.com offers the Trancat in a gray suede style, on sale for $296.25 right now. I wish I wasn’t so in love with the leather version or I’d pounce on this one.

It is also offered in Navy Suede on Shoescribe.com and A Mano boutique.

It is also offered in Navy Suede on Shoescribe.com

And in navy leather variety on A Mano boutique

And in navy leather variety on A Mano boutique

Arwin

Arwin. Seeeeeeeeeeeexxxxxxxxy!!

Also offered in this black suede/oxblood leather colorway on Shoescribe.com

Also offered in this black suede/oxblood leather colorway on Shoescribe.com

Lachica. These are so fly. But I love the color combo below even more.

Lachica. These are so fly. But I love the color combo below even more.

This color combo can be found on www.amazon.co.uk, but I’ve already begged them to ship to the U.S. and was told I’m SOL. :(

I also love this color combo found on Farfetch.com.

I also love this color combo found on Farfetch.com.

Nasy. An incredibly darling low heel option.

Nasy. An incredibly darling low heel option.

Offered in this maroon colorway on Shoescribe.com

Offered in this maroon colorway on Shoescribe.com

Alibaba. Anthro's pick to carry from the collection.  Frankly I'm surprised they're not carrying more, and I thought it an odd choice. If I were their buyers, I'd be all over the Alfina, Trancat, or Lachica.

Alibaba. One of Anthro’s picks to carry from the collection. I won’t be buying this one because my 3 favorites were at the beginning, but these would be a fun, neutral print addition to any wardrobe.

Geraldine. Anthro's other pick from the Fall lineup. Nothing says quirk like a pair of Chies with eyes and lashes on your feet.

Geraldine. Anthro’s other pick from the Fall lineup. Nothing says quirk like a pair of Chies with eyes and lashes on your feet.

Geraldines in a colorway exclusive to the Chie Mihara website.

Geraldines in a colorway exclusive to the Chie Mihara website.

Another colorway carried by Pedshoes. ooh, this one is GLAM!

 

Genesis. This colorway is carried by Pedshoes and Amazon.com. Love the mint green/black checkered portion betwixt the brown toe and navy heel. Very Alice in Wonderlandish.

 

Dalai. Boots with serious attitude. I'm into it.

Dalai. Boots with serious attitude. I’m into it. Found on farfetch.com

And finally,

Gene. Loving the mix of shimmery blue, textured dalmation, and smooth leather. This colorway is located on farfetch.com.

Gene. Loving the mix of shimmery blue, textured Dalmatian, and smooth leather. This colorway is located on farfetch.com.

So which pair is your fave? The Alfina, Trancat, and Lachica take the cake for me. Like the whole friggin’ cake.

Ms. Mihara, you have truly designed your rear end off. You’ve sprinkled magic,whimsy, and delight all over Fall 2014. From the bottom of my heart (and my “soles” too….ha ha, get it?) thank you for being you, being true to your vision and true to yourself as a designer.

One of these days I will make it to Spain and try on every pair of shoes you have in my size. And watch you at work, designing treats for the feet.  That would be like my version of Disneyland;)  All I ask is that you let me spend the night in your factory surrounded by that intoxicating smell of leather and all my friends pictured above. And maybe some milk and cookies before lights out. ;)

xoxo

Molly

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The Anthro House: DIY Anthropologie Wall, Plate edition

Every time I walk into an Anthro store and gawk at the top notch visual displays, I feel moved by the experience. So moved that sometimes I become hot-faced with want and envy, wanting ‘that particular display’ or ‘that one wall’ to literally be IN my house. Making that envious desire a reality has become a mission of mine.

When we moved here, we opted for the rental house dwelling til we decide where we REALLY want to end up, whether it be here in our northern bubble of Dallas or elsewhere…

There are more walls in our rental than were in our former casa. Beautiful, big, blank canvases begging for an Anthrofied facelift. I obliged, one by one, adorning each wall with a project either old or new, and even coerced my husband to take the lead on one of them (as it involved a table saw, measuring, and cutting wood and stuff,…stuff I know he loves to do and I don’t, so why not hook him into it?!).

So I thought it’d be cool to share my Anthro House DIY’s  one by one…..one each week to be exact, in an “Anthro House” weekly post. You likey? Interested in that part of it

The first one I completed has been in my head since last year, when I bought these awesome Calligrapher Canape Plates on sale around Christmas time.

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.41.30 PMI bought the entire slam-dam alphabet, they were so cute!  (Looks like they’re coming back again, in-stock around November of this year…they are so freaking cool, if you missed them last year, you should snag some this go-around).

I knew I wanted to hang them all on a wall as a group but didn’t want them to be uniformly hung.  So once I decided they should live on a wall in our dining room, it was play time.  Also, in a moment of sweet serendipity, I found some spikey gold wall flourishes at Hobby Lobby to add depth, interest, and funk to the plate playgroup, which turned out to be a match made in heaven.

Anthropologie Calligrapher Canape Plates, full alphabet. Gold wall spikes: Hobby Lobby

This is truly a project that can be done in 3o-60 minutes.  I used Command strips from Lowe’s on the back of each plate.  They are super light-weight so one strip per plate was totally sufficient. And in the future, when we move, those command strips will be easy as pie to pull off, making our rental company happy with us.

Easiest project ever, but a show-stopper nonetheless. Done and doooooooooone!!!

Anyone else’s Anthro house out there sporting a plate wall?

xoxo

Molly

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