**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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
J.Crew Factory satiated my black-and-white houndstooth hankerings with their newer Charley option:
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:
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 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?