**Unplanned hiatus’ are the bain of my existence! I’ve missed you all! I promise you though, I’ve been plenty busy, and using my time away from the bloggie wisely. I’ve got TONS of pics of several Anthrorrific events I’ve worked on in the past coupla months to show you. I also have LOTS of serious bidness to discuss with you as well, including new Anthro arrivals on my pine-for list (and yours), ebay finds, family picture stylings, etc. Anthro has had a good run so far this fall, haven’t they? Every time I’ve walked through those hallowed Anthro doors these past couple weeks, I’d think…I can’t wait to tell/show my readers __________ ! So that’s what I shall do, post by post, aiming for regularity, allowing for life. Hope you all are well, keeping your life Anthrofied here a little and there a little, just enough to fill up your respective “joy” buckets every day. ) On to the post…
For a die-hard color lover such as myself, I have purchased a shocking amount of Black-and-White pieces as of late. It all started with the Stark Chevron Wallet I bought back during the July Tag Sale.
Stark Chevron Wallet- What a fantastic little companion this has become, I tell ya.
Oh wait. Scratch that. I just remembered that my black-and-white bender started back when I was a part of that awesome Spring Fashion show at my local Anthropologie store. I purchased the Swizzle Stripe Tunic that night with the participant discount:
Swizzle Stripe Tunic
And it’s been good to me. SO easy to wear, on-the-go-comfy, eye catching, flattering, and fun. It was a summer staple and persists in being a Fall go-to as well.
Over the summer, Wearing: Swizzle Stripe Tunic, pilcro Bermuda shorts from forever ago, J.Crew leather flats, Rotary Dial Necklace
You’ve seen this one in a different OOTD, but this Kate Spade Factory score also came pre-wallet purchase. I’m in deep love with this one too.
Wearing: Kate Spade Skirt, J.Crew Tippi Sweater, J.Crew Beaded Rose NEcklace, Anthro Wedges
Since then, I’ve picked up a Banana Republic striped shell so deeply discounted I actually think they owed me money when all was said and done:
Wearing: Whirl and Wind Cardigan, Banana Republic Tank, Anthro Pants, Nuances Necklace
Retro Anthro bicycles in black and white kept this quirky print classy and totally versatile. Props to Maeve for creating this well-fitted, breezy, and fun wardrobe piece. It would have been a crime against my closet to pass this one up.
With a borrowed Anthro birthday discount in September, my rear-end found it’s most flattering pair of pants ever. Level 99’s Lily Crop.
They put all black crops to shame. Word to the wise: these run big. I went down TWO sizes in them. And they fit like a freaking glove.
Wearing: Top-Francesca’s (cobalt again, baby!!), pants-Anthropologie Lily Crops, Shoes-Dolce Vita, Handbag-Target, Necklace- Anthropologie Rotary Dial Necklace, Earrings-Anthro
J.Crew Factory satiated my black-and-white houndstooth hankerings with their newer Charley option:
J.Crew Factory Charley in Houndstooth. Wore it 3 times in one week. Can you say obsessed-much?
In October (my birthday discount month), MacGyver pulled out the big guns and bought me two of my top wishlisted “get-in-touch-with-my-inner-bad-to-the-bone-self” items:
Volta Boots. Like many reviewers have stated, I too found these boots to be wide through the calf, but I sized down a half-size and when worn over jeans/cords, they don’t feel too big. Super comfy, they are like a wicked cool step-cousin to my brown Winding Ruffle Boots I have cherished for YEARS!
Mixed Moto Jacket. Took a size 8 in this jacket and it’s nothing short of awesome. I love the zippers on the sleeves, the stretch through the entire back, the off-center zipper. The LONG SLEEVES! Can I get a Hallelujah!! for arms sleeves that actually “sleeve” the entire length of my arm?!?!
Wearing Anthro HEAD TO TOE: Lily Crops, Mixed Moto Jacket, Anni Popover, Pilcro Stet Slim Ankle Jeans, Volta Boots
Just last week, another friend extended a birthday discount to me. What choice did I have then to pounce like a tiger on these black and white vixens I’ve been voyeuristically staring at online for weeks!
The Glissade Wedges. They’re bellissima! True to size, as high as they look, but way sexier on then I had anticipated. Rarr!
The way in which I choose to wear black and white has everything to do with my aesthetic opinion and absolutely nothing to do with “who said how to wear it”. Head to toe black and white? Not for me, thanks. Depressorama! Pieces of black and white mixed with color punches? Now we’re talkin’. Color is like an endorphin shot to my day. Always has been, always will be. I don’t need the so-called “order” some tout dressing in head-to-toe black and white brings them. I don’t need limitations; I don’t need to feel androgenous and I certainly don’t need polarizing black and white to feel bold. Though I do enjoy many of the bold, graphic prints I’ve seen graced by black and white, everyday people by and large wear this trend in a manner that leaves much to be desired for me. The verdict: Give me color, or give me death, (with a black and white checkered purse by my side). That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
How’s the black and white trend treating you?