Hello Again, Anthro Devotees! It seems I’ve left you hanging. I feel badly about that, since I truly thought I’d be away from the blog maybe a month or two at the most. For lack of a better explanation, I’ve been here, but not “here”-here. Life has taught me many things these last 4 months.
#1. Moving TAKES IT OUT OF YOU! I’m not just talking about the physical rigmorale of it all either. For me, the mental and emotional after-shocks take their toll, leaving my inspiration bucket a bit empty for a while. Hence the silencio on the blog-o.
#2. Living in a hotel for 3 weeks with your four children (seriously, bodies EVERYWHERE), and then moving in to a rental home while your husband starts a new job and works horrendous hours REALLY takes it out of you(Like no-soul-left takes it out of you).
#3. There are good peeps in our quiet bubble of Dallas.
#4. When your 2 1/2 year-old screams “no, I go home!” every time you pull into the driveway of your new rental house, it makes you physically hurt from being homesick for the familiarity of whence you came. (exhibit A: AFTERSHOCK)
#5. Anthro has been my escape. Per usual. Perusing their offerings online each lazy summer morning before my kids woke up empowered me to tackle that formidable wall of cardboard I faced in every room.
#6. Besties. Everybody needs ‘em. Especially besties who make the 4 hour 45 minute journey from San Antonio to help ease your burdens and unpack endless kitchen boxes, watch/love your kids for you, forego regular showering for a weekend, help put together closet organizers that make you want to curse to high heaven when you perform a 40-minute assembly of it all together then realize you put the middle shelf in facing the wrong way, etc. Seriously, they are the bread of life, and I love/miss them so much it hurts.
Once the major hurdle of moving was done…..(here’s my dirty little secret….our office is still full of cardboard swear words that I just could never bring myself to unload/organize this summer. You know how the non-essentials stuff can wait to resurface, right? Is a year too long? ;))……then school registration/orientations began. School finally got underway here the week before Labor Day. So in reality, I’ve only benefited from two full blessed weeks of public education so far. Kids, Momma loves you, especially with an 8-hour separation M-F. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Alrighty…..down to it then. It is my most favorite time of the Anthro year…..pre-fall and Fall offerings from the Mothership. My wallet is truly sobbing at the length of my wishlist. I, on the otherhand, feel like I’m looking at Anthro Porn every morning when something new hits the website!
One of those offerings came a few weeks ago, the Equinox Pleated Maxi Dress.
Hello, little Equinox temptress. Incidentally, the name of the dress is brilliant.
e•qui•nox (ˈi kwəˌnɒks, ˈɛk wə-)
I stared at it for two full weeks and watched the sizes sell out one by one. That’s when I knew I had to make my move before I would be #devastedindallas. And boy, am I glad I did. This is seriously one of my most favorite pieces I’ve ever purchased from Anthro.
I showed my enthusiasm and anticipation for the September 22 equinox date by wearing it last Sunday. I think I’ll wear it again next Monday. It’s kinda my duty, right?
It’s just so…..elegant! I felt uber feminine in it, the pleated bottom floating and swishing around my legs with every step. The colors are breathtakingly vibrant and it fits like a dream. For ref, I took a size 6. Now I see it’s sold out in every size but 8 and 10. Doesn’t surprise me. This is one of the timeless pieces I will heavily pat myself on the back for buying the rest of my life.
Purchased any pieces you’re absolutely bruising your back over lately? Pray, tell. Looking forward to some healthy and sorely missed Anthro chatter.