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When in doubt, smell it out…and the Topoxte Dropwaist Tunic review.

The best and worst thing happened to me the other day. I should probably start with the best, right?

The BEST: I accidentally left a box of Chick Fil A nuggets in the car all afternoon. It was 95 degrees outside, making the inside liken to the surface of the Sun. By the time I got back in the car to drive my son to soccer, the aroma was off-the-charts awesome. It was like a party in my nose. My car smelled like Chick Fil A all week. Awesomeness.

The WORST: I almost accidentally licked poo off my arm……Weren’t expecting to hear that now, were ya? I’ll give you a second to, uh, digest that info before I explain….

So my 2 year old woke up the other morning ornery as all get-out. When that happens, it is difficult to get him to do anything without it ending with a major meltdown. We were in a hurry, I needed to change his diaper without a meltdown. Usually a ‘one-for-the-money’ style throw onto the bed gets him laughing and cooperative. So that’s what happened, though what I didn’t realize at the time was that one side of his diaper was already undone. (Critical point to the story here). So, we do the one-for-the-money throw, I quickly change the diaper, throw him on my hip and run to the car. Now I’m quickly buckling him in, look down at my left forearm and notice a brownish smear.

As a mother, dealing with smears is quite common. Especially with my kids. I am the kind of mother who bribes her children with chocolate to get them to quickly do what I want. Frequently that involves handing them a chocolate chip granola bar in the car. So….as I’m buckling, and notice the brown smear on my arm, I think…oh, a chocolate chip must have melted on the straps while he was eating the other day and I must have brushed up against it just now…. So I think to myself, (as both my arms are occupied and I’m in a HURRY)…

just lick it off.

This is all happening within nanoseconds, right? As I’m leaning over, literally on-the-way to my arm, something inside me….a little voice of warning, perhaps an angel of gladness, a voice from the heavens?….stopped me in my tracks and said, “smell it first.”

The nose don’t lie peeps….Survey says: POO!!

In that moment, there weren’t enough diaper wipes in the state of Texas…..My hands are rubbing at the skin on my arm so fast there really could have been flames shooting off. As I’m frantically rubbing, I’m shouting, “Eeeeewwwww!” over and over again, and other things like, “GROSS!!!” and “NASTY!” Absorbed as I am in the disinfecting process, I forget my little guy is strapped in right next to me. I look up at him, notice he’s literally grinning ear to ear, and then he says, “NATH-TY!” (I love that he can’t say his ‘S’s’ yet.)

And then he starts belly laughing.

Moral of the story: When you are in a hurry, do not throw your child on the bed with a diaper half-hooked because poo will fall out unannounced to you and you will then accidentally get it on your arm and almost lick it off. The end.

Good News: I wasn’t wearing this when the near-fatal poo incident occurred. I was actually in my gym clothes, exposing said-left forearm.

Wearing: Top-Anthropologie Topoxte Dropwaist Tunic, Pants-Anthropologie Pilcro Stet Slim, Shoes-Anthropologie Scarlet and Crimson Wedges, Earrings-Anthropologie Honeycomb Hive Drops

The Topoxte Tunic is one of my most FAVORITE purchases as of late. It is literally a reincarnation of the Swizzle Stripe Top from last year:

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 8.38.40 AMThe differences I’ve noticed are that Maeve decided to switch to numeric sizing for the Topoxte Tunic rather than the XS-XL sizing of the Swizzle Stripe, and the Topoxte Tunic in general has less fabric in the front, is shorter, and has sleeves that you can wear long or tabbed up shorter, as I’m wearing above. The colors are so vibrant and awesome. I can wear this with so many different bottoms and shoe options. Highly recommend. For reference, I took a size 6.

Hope we’re still friends despite all the poo talk today. This is life. My good, full, crazy, life in which I just try to keep the poo off my Anthro swag. ;)





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The Miel Dress requires that you learn to speak Citron.

Ah, yes, the Miel Dress.  I think a moment of silence is in order for this flouncy jolt of happiness.

Citron + Chevron + big bow + high neckline = Audrey Hepburn on crack.

Citron fullness on the bottom,…(seriously, we could just stop there, right? and be completely satiated….), graced with a fabulously graphic, black chevron striped bodice? Accompanied by a wide, substantial citron bow that actually (gasp!!) holds it shape throughout the day!!

I feel faint.

I’m pretty sure there was a back-door handshake deal that took place between Kate Spade and Moulinette Seours to birth this cross-bred chevron-citronic lovechild. Frankly, I’m good with it. Just as long as I get to wear it.

I rocked the citron on Easter Sunday and had so much fun exploring color options that I decided to share them. First photo is how I actually wore it.

Citron with analogous Orange:

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Miel, Cardi-BR Outlet, Slip-Vintage Hem, Shoes-Anthropologie Joppa Pumps, Earrings-Anthropologie

And here’s two more ways I intend to wear it quite soon:

Citron with cooling blues.

Wearing: Anthropologie Miel Dress, Cardi-J.Crew Jackie, Slip-Vintage Hem, Shoes-J.Crew Factory Paulina, Earrings-Anthropologie

And Citron with spicy red.

Wearing: Anthropologie Miel Dress, Cardi-Anthropologie Cropped Mae Shrug, Slip-Vintage Hem, Shoes-Chie Mihara Nerito

Citron and I are getting along nicely. In fact I plan on adding this Christian Siriano dialogue to my “learning to speak Citron” experience.Screen Shot 2014-05-01 at 4.16.29 PMGenius. For REALZ.

Any other Miel fans out there? Or maybe citron fans?





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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

photo 1

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… 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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