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Chugga-chugga.

I don’t get it.

The name of this whispy skirt of loveliness, I mean. Snowrose skirt? With that kinda name I’d expect to find, oh…I don’t know, a white rose, maybe in the snow?

Wearing: skirt-Anthropologie Snowrose skirt, Top-BR…really old, Cardi-BR (old too), Collar-Anthropologie Lavish Collar, Tights-Anthro, Shoes-Anthropologie Chie Mihara Iona, Bracelet-BR

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So I did a little research.

The color does indeed look similarly to the Serissa Foetida (snowrose plant) Variegated Pink variety:

Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 8.38.50 AMhowever a snowrose plant itself is no where to be found on this slice of poofy heaven.

Instead, a train…..an old fashioned chugga-chugga steam engine train takes center stage:

such as this one here.

such as this one here.

Yes, there are trees pictured around the train as well. But no snowrose plants.

Hey, I’m all good with it.  Works for me. It’s pretty, poofy, floaty, and pink. All good.

But I just don’t get it.  Did Moulinette Seours promise a Serissa Foetida but instead delivered a chugga-chugga?

Just noticed La Snowrosa Skirta got a second cut….$ back at me, baby!! I just love me a hefty price adjustment.

HAPPIEST of NEW YEAR’S WISHES to you all.  Hope your holidays were all that and a bag o’ chips.  The bomb. Off the chain. All of the above.

I ate way too much but had glorious memory-making hours with my kids. Lots of cookies, oh-so-many cookies.  Dancing. Lots of laughs. Family in for a visit. BBQ. Shopping. Anthro sales with an extra 25% off. BAM. Yep. Good Holidays.

But don’t let that fool ya. I was clicking my heels after dropping my kids off to school this morning. See ya in 8 hours, kids.  Mr. Banks and I will take it from here…..(that was code for…I’m off to Anthro!!!)

xoxo Molly

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MERRYMAKING

Super happy-merry-joyful-fabulous-lovely Christmas wishes to you this fine day! Hope you are enjoying the holiday in all ways, but especially with celebratory Anthro splendor!! I’ve been loving wearing a few festive outfits the past few Sundays involving a few Anthro oldie-but-goodies:

Wearing: Skirt-J.Crew No. 2 Wool Pencil Skirt (tall), Sweater-Anthropologie, Belt-Anthropologie Crossroads Belt, Tights-Anthro, Shoes-Chie Mihara Foreso

Wearing: Skirt-J.Crew No. 2 Wool Pencil Skirt (tall), Sweater-Anthropologie, Belt-Anthropologie Crossroads Belt, Tights-Anthro, Shoes-Chie Mihara Foreso

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie (Oooooold, but a favorite!!), Sweater- Ann Taylor, Belt-Anthropologie, Tights-Anthropologie, Shoes-Chie Mihara Getaway, Coat-Anthropologie, Headband-ATL, Coat-Anthropologie Harvested Honey Coat

Wearing:

Wearing: Skirt-BHLDN Cockleshell Skirt, Tights-Anthropologie, Shoes-Chie Mihara Nerito, Top-ATL, Cardi-Anthropologie Cropped Mae Shrug, Hair Accessory-Anthropologie Madrid Feather Clip, Bracelets-Anthropologie

And I CERTAINLY hope Santa was good to you all, leaving you an Anthro pressie or two for you! He was lovely to me:

Both of these noggin toppers came my way.  Not so sure the Calistoga will be staying….but for it’s new cut price of $39.95, it just may!

Screen Shot 2013-12-25 at 9.17.17 PMThis bejeweled waist cincher:

Turkana Belt

Turkana Belt

For las manos:

Bow Bracelet Gloves

Bow Bracelet Gloves

So to keep my neck company, the following cuddler was gifted to me:

Orsa Tweedy Cowl

Orsa Tweedy Cowl

 

And these awesome vintage-inspired danglers for my ears:

Nepenthe Earrings

Nepenthe Earrings

What wasn’t under the tree was a little shopping I’d done when these babies when on sale for $6 a piece:

Calligrapher Canape Plates. I don't ever think I've "canaped", but by golly...these are going to be the coolest dessert plates EVER. Bought the entire freakin' alphabet. Couldn't resist.

Calligrapher Canape Plates. I don’t ever think I’ve “canaped”, but by golly…these are going to funtion as the coolest dessert plates EVER. Bought the entire freakin’ alphabet. Couldn’t resist.

I am not just an Anthro receiver…I giveth; whenever possible, I gift Anthro because their gifty-gifts are SO perfect.  In fact, I gifted several of these Callipgrapher plates, several earrings, a hat, an awesome cowl, an apron, and several of these mugs, (including one for moi and one for my 12 year old daughter who worships hot cocoa),

Screen Shot 2013-12-25 at 10.06.56 PMThey totally rock. Hot cocoa never tasted so good.

Hoping your day has been filled with goodness in all ways.  Merry Christmas and glad tidings of great joy to you, my friends and followers.  Looking forward to a new year of Anthro adventures with y’all.

xoxo Molly

P.S. in writing this post, looking for product names, I just discovered Anthro wished us a little Merry Christmas with markdowns, including my prugly pursuit.  Hmmm, wait til it gets marked down further or bite….

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Family Photo Session and Holiday Cards 2013

Remember this post I did almost a year ago? About how to style your own brood for family photos? Well I took my advice and started with myself this year. I have Anthro to thank (no suprise there), as well as Chie Mihara and Target. I’ll explain.

When I was lucky enough to acquire the Aurelie Tulle Skirt a while back, I knew it was a piece I wanted well-documented. Floaty, ballerina-like, versatile, and the perfect shade of  “barely-there” pinkish/nude.  I recognized it’s potential immediately, that it was ‘the skirt that would go with anything’. I knew I was wearing it in our family pics no matter what.

But it was actually somewhat of an accident how the color scheme of our family pictures came to be. Several months back I had purchased my uber lovely Chie Mihara Amarelos. Sometimes when I make purchases as special as a pair of Chies, I just can’t bring myself to tuck them away in my closet just yet.  So they were nestled in a sitting chair next to my bed for several weeks, you know, so I could smooch them every night before bed ;).  Then, after a super successful bow tie shopping trip to Marshall’s, I came home with several new bow ties for my 9 year old son.  One of them was a tiny polka-dotted bow tie in orange sherbet and white.  It was SO awesome. I took it out of the bag and tossed it down on the same chair as my Amarelos.  Just as I was turning away, I did a double-take.

Orange sherbet and burgundy? OOOOOOH, YESSSSSSS. Definitely yes.  LOVE IT!

It felt suddenly familiar to me too, and after taking a second to flip through my colorphiled brain rolodex, I remembered a shirt I had purchased from Target for Mr. Banks several months earlier, a deliciously sherbet/burgundy/aqua/ checkered number that drew me in the second I laid eyes on it. I quickly grabbed the shirt, put it next to the sherbet polka-dotted tie, with the Aurelie skirt and my Amarelos nearby and felt all tingly inside.

AND THAT WAS THAT.

Family Photos 2013 – Check out my Polyvore link to the left for item specifics on this set.

I was lucky enough to secure a photo session with the lovely Kristin Blue of Bluefire Photography. Her work is seriously GORGEOUS!  She’s super quick and efficient too, snapping dreamy images in record time. I can’t wait to blow up these shots larger than life and flank my entry on both sides!!

I knew I wanted a field of tall grass that looked like wheat. I did some hunting around my area and found the perfect location for what I had in mind. Thankfully Kristin had a cute little couch in tow that just happened to be…..you got it, burgundy-hued.

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Aurelie Tulle Skirt, Top-J.Crew Buffalo Check, Tights-American Apparel, Shoes-Chie Mihara Amarelo, Hair Accessory- Anthropologie Feather Pouf Clip

There was even a family of deer that showed up for the occasion. Look right above Mr. Banks’ head below. There’s a Momma deer and her two babes in the background. (I totally promise they weren’t photo-shopped in!)

A reverse “kid stack” from the one I had taken 2 years ago.

026Mr. Banks, that squishy little stud. He gets a gold star for being a total cooperator that day. I wish his hair would permanently affix itself in the coif you see below.

There were so many GREAT shots from our session. I’m blowing up EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Thanks a million, Kristin! You did a fantastic job.

The card I ended up ordering this year was from Pear Tree Greetings. It was their “Spread Cheer” design.

Sample card by Pear Tree Greetings

Sample card by Pear Tree Greetings “Spread Cheer” design

And here’s how ours turned out.

DSC_0392Front tri-fold:

and here’s the backside:

I couldn’t possibly be any happier with them.  I think they’re my favorite cards ever. I say that every year though. :) By the way, I got 30% off my order from Pear Tree with the Black Friday special, and they had these cards to me in less than a week. No joke! I am not sponsored or affiliated with them in any way. No freebies here.  Just wanted to give them a shout-out for awesome card design and excellent customer service.

I also ordered some address wrappers again this year from The Postalbee, an etsy seller who is super cool, talented, and timely.  Once I mailed our address list to her in an Excel file, she had them back to me the next day for proofing and mailed to my door within 3 days.  HELLO! Now that’s some serious customer service! Thanks again, Dorthea!

Front side: Removed the address for privacy purposes, but you get the drift here.

And the backside with our return address.

And there ya have it, friends. Hope your own family photos went smoothly this year! If you care to send me any I’d LOVE to see what you all came up with, especially if you’re sportin’ some Anthro!  Feel free to shoot me an email or a comment if you have any questions.  One week to Christmas, ladies. Hope you’ve picked up some fancies for those you love from our favorite mothership.  I know I certainly have….

xoxo Molly

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