Hitting The Motherload.

There are shopping trips, and then there are memorable shopping trips.

This past weekend, my friends, I had a fabulously memorable one. It of course included Anthro. But that’s not where I spent the  most money.  More on that later….

Remember my post here where I talked about making purchases now when you love something mucho, even though it may not fit, to wear some day in the future…..when you know it will?  These shorts are proof that I practice what I preach. I bought them once they hit sale way back in the smack dab middle of my pregnancy, (when there wasn’t a prayer I could shimmy them over the hippers), and now?  I couldn’t be happier with them. I seriously dig bermudas.

Wearing: Shorts-Anthropologie, Top-Banana Republic, Necklace-Anthropologie Papaya Pebbles, Shoes-Anthropologie

I have a major crush on this necklace as well.   I did not, however, adore it’s length on me.  I’m what you call a long-necker.  So I took it to a beading store and had an extender put on it for a few bucks.  ‘Tis perfect now. If I pick up this little number when it hits sale (which I shockingly was able to put down and walk away without this past weekend), I will add an extender to it as well.  Highly suggest a little necklace extender for those of you with longer torsos, and especially those of us with long necks.  It opens up the whole-wide world of necklace possibilities for you.

Back to the shopping tales…. I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.  I certainly did.  Our company just left today, and oh what a grand time was had.  My sis-in-law and I hit THE MOTHERLOAD while shopping.  Mercy!

J.Crew Outlet damage: 3 pairs of shoes (these, these, and I can’t find the link to the others, but they’re the perfect rusty/brown suede with bronze studs all over the toes.), a pink large gingham shirt I’ve wanted for like ev, a new Jackie in cotton candy pink, and this little sherbetty number below.

Wearing: Cardi-Anthropologie Wisteria Cardigan, Skirt-J.Crew Outlet, Tank-Banana Republic, Tights-J.Crew, Shoes-Nine West. Squishy Baby Banks is sporting a Target tie.

I want to buy stock in anything orange and polka-dotted after putting this flowy player in action.  I couldn’t help but grab the squishy Mr. Banks for a photo op since we totally coordinated. He’s cool like that. My shoes, by the way, are grass green-colored slingbacks, so it’s totally fine with me that the grass is obscuring them.

Banana Republic Outlet damage: 2 belts (with awesome animal clasps on them), a geometric patterned top, two short sleeve cardis, and a faux Chanel large link necklace that was $8.  I don’t lie.

Anthro Damage: Doesn’t really qualify as “damage” since I only bought one thing, a surprise sale-room purchase. I purchased it back in December, but thought it was too poofy on me. So I returned it.

Anthropologie Paned and Pocketed A-Line Skirt

Apparently time at the gym and….well…..time in general, have made it look way better on me.  I still have middle-muffinitis to eradicate, but I suspect it will be a beloved neutral pattern in my closet for quite some time.  Thanks, Maeve.  I love me a silk pocketed new closet friend. And at the second cut price of $49.95, ……I can totally justify stopping by the real J.Crew store yesterday and finding a few more treasures yesterday. What?!?!

yep. I innocently called J.Crew to see if they had these minty chinos I’ve been obsessing about. The outfit combos are endless with these babies.

J.Crew Scout Chinos, Mint

They did. Miney-mine-mine. And they also had a Jackie cardi in a DRA color, (looks like a dark raisin to me), a stripe v-neck for $12, and 2 leather belts in a peachy orange and navy. On sale.  yee-ha!

I toldcha, there are shopping trips, and then there are memorable ones.  This entire weekend?  One super happy memorable shop-0-rama. Can’t wait to play with all the spoils. Hope you all took in a few spoils of your own too. Spill it friends.

Tomorrow Flex your Styling Muscle series is coming with Travel Sets for Kelly!

Now I will excuse myself to go stare at my minty scout chinos.

xoxo Molly

 

 

 

 

 

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18 Responses to Hitting The Motherload.

  1. oh, well done!! I have the pink checked shirt too, but NOT that gorgeous orange polka dot skirt- wow! (nor do I have an adorable Banks in the cutest gingham tie I have ever seen!!)

    I think you scored mightily, and I can't wait to see your minty combos! The number you pulled together with the sorbet skirt is pretty impressive- I would not have thought to try these pieces together, but then, I am not a master like you!!

    (oh, and one day I WILL get that yellow cardigan…swoon…)

  2. Kristine

    A haul, indeed! Love it! I have to say that I am a bermuda fan myself… Picked those up last summer, as well as the white ones. They’re great! I’d love more colors this spring!!

    P.s. the minty chinos are divine!

  3. peghinds

    Way to go, love your finds!!

  4. I so enjoyed reading about your shopping trip. I love bernuda shorts too and that outfit with the orange polka dotted skirt is FABULOUS!!! I would love to see a better closeup of those shoes. Banks is so ADORABLE in that tie!!!

    • I too love reading about other people's shopping escapades. It's like my version of trashy mags or something ;) I cannot live without Bermudas….just love the line they give for long legs. I'll try to remember to take a pic of my slingbacks. Thanks for the compliments to Banks….I shall tell him right-away!

  5. margie

    I want to buy that skirt RIGHT NOW- adorable!

  6. Niceeeely done I fully support all of those purchases! Also obsessing over those mint chinos…. actually anything mint lately…. and love your idea about getting an extender put on your necklace! Might need to do that with a couple of mine now!

    • Emily, the necklace extenders really have been a fashion lifesaver for me. So many necklaces are just too darn short on me, though the perfect size and color. Now I take my pick. It's fabulous. Give it a go!

  7. Necklace extender?! Genius. Seriously, I am going to the next bead store I find. Thank you for your great wisdom!
    Banks is beyond handsome in his tie and just too deliciously squishy. I love a good squishy babe.

    Wonderful sale hauls. Can't wait to see them in play. I have family coming into town next week and will be hitting a wonderful outlet mall (BR,KateSpade, J.Crew) and traveling out of town and hitting an Anthro…i hope to accomplish your goals. :)

    • Oooh, I'm giddy just thinking about your upcoming trip. Plan on a solid chunk of time for J.Crew outlet. you won't be sorry! Yes, do indeed hightail it to a bead store. Necklace extenders have changed my life, fashionably speaking. And thank you for humoring me with my little man Banksy….I pretty much want him to wear a tie every day now. Too cute. Too darn cute. Hope your family visit is excellent!

  8. DrewToo

    Your Easter outfit is so fabulous! I love your colors. Congrats on the scores, love it when the sale gods shine down good fortune on me. I hope you will check out my blog; just started it and I think we share a love of color mixing. http://anthropologieuniform.blogspot.com/

  9. Sounds like it was a week to remember! How fun! Love your cute Easter outfit…that orange polka dot skirt is amazing on you! Love it! Also love how you styled it…perfection. Totally with you on the minty green obsession, girl…ordered myself some mint jeans from ASOS last week…awaiting their arrival. I'm nervous because I have never ordered from there before…could be a total bust. We shall see. Have a great day!

  10. JiniiBoren

    I love that orange skirt! I missed out on it on the website today! Totally bummed and then when I see you in it I am even more bummed. Oh well. You look adorable and your little guys is the cutest little squish!!

    • Darn, Jinii! So sorry you missed out on it. Have you thought about calling a J.Crew outlet brick and mortar to see if they have one? They'd ship it to you for like $9, which is lame, but at least it'd be yours! Thanks for the comment about Mr. Banks. He really is so deliciously squishy I just can't handle it sometimes!

  11. Guest

    Love this post, better than reality tv! Please style the mint chinos very soon, as I'm contemplating ordering these, too. Would you wear them with the Earl Grey necklace??

    • I'll get right on it, promise! I think the Earl Grey Necklace might fight with the hue IRL, but I'll give it a whirl so you can see for yourself. Be in touch!

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