Monthly Archives: June 2012

Puddle of Drool – New Arrivals Edition

Say hello to Anthro’s new arrivals….

and have a tissue handy for the drool.

Geography Lesson Chairs.

Nannette Asymmetric Dress

Dotty Jacquard Buttondown

 

Given then Gathered Column Dress

Kozo Heels

Descending Peplum Blouse -tried this one on, and it shot to the top of my wishlist. GORGEOUS. I took a size 6 for reference.

Concocted V-Neck

Charina Wingtip Heels

 

La Jolla Necklace

 

Dime Novel Wide Legs

 

 

AG Malibu Printed Bermudas, Red

Golden Rolled Sandals – but I may want to buy them in the Flame colorway somewhere else.

 

Shivali Dolman

Yuzu Mary Janes

Melisande Tank

Sparked Agate Bib Necklace

Polka Dotted Swing Blouse

You may now wring out your tissue.

Pardon my own puddle of drool on the Anthro catwalk, but I can’t help myself. I am quite enjoying the new ladies of June rolling out, aren’t you? Though I still long to see Anthro put out some awesome knee-length skirts like those of yore, I am very encouraged by the new Anthro crop. Encouraged enough so that I have brought home 3 of these beauties above within the last 2 weeks. Care to take a stab at which ones?

And a sort of confessional here….I fell prey to another necklace hunt at Anthro.

Wearing: Pants-Anthropologie Patch Pocket Trousers, Top-BR Outlet, Cardi-J.Crew Jackie, Necklace- Anthropologie Sea Spikes, Shoes-J.Crew factory Cece Studded Ballet Flats in suede

This necklace is gorgeous, and longish for a bib-style necklace, a fact which makes my long neck rejoice.  Word of warning however….you have to look at several necklaces and grab the one that is unmarred. Cause if you don’t, you’ll live my frustrating tale: My store only had one left when I finally decided to buy, and it had a huge black “birthmark” on one of the shells. So I ordered online, hoping I’d get an unscathed one. No such luck. Then I persisted and purchased from a store, owing the kind SA who looked through the bunch for me and picked a winner.  (Thank you to my ever patient, amazing staff in San Antonio, TX and Kierland Commons Anthro in Scottsdale, AZ. My saga is over thanks to all of you.) I highly recommend this necklace, seashell abnormalities aside. It’s lovely, and different, and cool.

What are your thoughts on the new arrivals? Favorites?

I’m ever a listening Anthro ear.

xoxo Molly

 

 

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Queen of Your Closet Series: Bible of Neon

Perhaps you’re all plain sick of reading about neon this season? Perhaps not. Those who have not jumped on the neon train must have their reasons. I have only slightly, mildly, jumped on the train.

Why?

Because I believe you definitely can have too much of a good thing, that is, if the thing you’re doing is intense. If you wear neon ALL the time, you’re going to get a rep, and perhaps not necessarily a good one.

Unless you do it right.

 

Wearing: Skirt-J.Crew Double Seamed Wool No.2 Pencil Skirt in Neon Azalea, Top-Anthropologie Lemon Liftoff Blouse , Belt-Anthropologie High Gloss Belt, Shoes-Anthropologie Tegu Platforms, Bracelet- Banana Republic

Here’s the Anthromollogies Bible of Neon.

1.  Don’t own too many pieces of neon that are the “main event” in your outfit. Only buy one skirt (or shorts/pants); one top; one pair of shoes. Then make yourself stop. If not, you’ll get a rep of being the crazy lady in neon all the time.

2.  Consider neon to be like an awesome, but really LOUD child, who won’t stop screaming. Temper the neon….stop the screaming….with calm neutrals.

3. Pops of neutral can be powerful. If you don’t own a main event and prefer to keep it that way, carry on. I mean literally, carry neon…like a purse piped in neon or a clutch. Dot the ears with neon, or perhaps you’re more of a necklace freak. A neon belt? YES. Love it. Go for it.

4. If you think neon looks horrid next to your face (I’m in that camp) because it makes you glow like a radioactive turnip, then don’t wear neon by your face.  Do a belt, do a skirt, or perhaps neon straps on a pair of sandals. Don’t oust neon for it’s power, rather, learn to harness it elsewhere.

5. Edit. You must be an editing queen when wearing neon. Neon earrings with a neon skirt, with a necklace, with a skirt….Yikes! Don’t do it!  You’ll start looking like a casino. Refer to #3- if you have a main event neon, make sure you accessorize with neutrals. Especially when you go bold with a print on top.

Examples of awesome neon accessories: here, here, here, and here.

Neon-on, friends.

xoxo Molly

 

 

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3 Degrees of Orange

Who here’s a fan of playing the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon? My sister-in-law is liken unto an idiot savant at the game. For reals.  She never misses.

But guess what?

I’m only 2 degrees from Kevin Bacon.

No lie.

I can’t tell you how, cause then I’d be breaking an anonymity clause from a treatment center I used to work at (and my conscience couldn’t take that), but I swear-on the Anthropologie Bible-that I’m tellin’ the truth.

Speaking of degrees….I realized this past week that I was all about oranges, in 3 varying degrees. Check it out:

 

Wearing: Skirt- Anthropologie Shifting Buttons, Blouse- Anthropologie Nicoleta, Necklace- J.Crew Monotone Beaded Necklace, Shoes- J.Crew Factory Bow Patent Ballet Flats

 

Wearing: Top- J.Crew Factory, Shorts- Anthropologie by Sanctuary, Shoes- Dolce Vita, Necklace- Anthropologie

 

Wearing: Jeans- Anthropologie AG Stevie Pin Dot, Top- Anthropologie, Cardigan – J.Crew Ethereal Ruffle, Necklace – Anthropologie Rotary Dial, Shoes- Sam Edelman

Unfortunately, dressing this way did not get me any closer to Kevin Bacon. Bummer.  Cause that guy can dance.

Anyone else care to claim Kevin Bacon relation?

xoxo Molly

P.S. Have you seen these coral babies? I die. Rachel Zoe style.

Double P.S. Any of you own the Roe Habitat Blouse by Anna Sui? I never tried it on because I was large with honey-baked-ham Mr. Banks at the time, but I love the print. The reviews seem confusing. Any thoughts?

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