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Intelligente

The title to this post is actually a double reference….both to yours truly ;) and a new Anthro item in my possession.

Anthropologie Intelligente Satchel

Anthropologie Intelligente Satchel

It was love at first sight really, this bag all two-toned and super sexy, roomy and accommodating, adorned with fat zippers and a printed lining, and footed for protection. I fell hard for this Intelligente creature, loving everything about her but the price tag. OUCH!!

So I did what any Intelligente woman would do, turning to ebay in my hour of need. Over the course of two weeks, I searched for ORYANY handbags and found this leather goddess for a Buy it Now price for a little more than Anthro’s second cut sale price, and I didn’t have to wait 4 months. BAM! (cue awkward version of the running man)

Also Intelligente? The purchase of these Pilcro Stet Sateen jeans. They are totes minky soft and the shade of rose is exactly the color I prefer my lips to be 24/7.  Think: berry-stained. Or rough make out session;)….J/K.  ;)

Doubly Intelligente was the purchase of this Majorelle Peasant Top 3 weeks ago.  It wasn’t even on my radar when I went browsing that day, but the embroidered top and tassels had me at hello. Meow. I’m actually a little embarrassed to say how many times I’ve worn it already. Twice a week? Yep, that’s about right.

Mr. Banks, a.k.a stealer of my shades.

Mr. Banks is going through a major shades phase. Any time I have them on, he wants them. I acquiesce to keep the peace, also an intelligente move, (and the fact that he looks like a Top Gun man-baby model in them helps too), but you can understand now why I’ve never owned an expensive pair of sunglasses….

Also intelligente? Making it to Anthro on Friday for the extra 25% off the sale.  I purchased a second pair of these in the gold (LOOOOOOVE the fit on these) and also snagged a few pieces of jewelry, some as gifts, but some for me:

Anthropologie Palette-dip Bib Necklace. This baby was only $7!!!!

So what Intelligente purchases would you like to kiss-and-tell about? Can’t wait to hear.

xoxo

Molly

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I Plaidly Took Advantage of the 15% Off.

So how about that 15% off at Anthro yesterday, eh? Nice gesture, Mama Anthro! I liked it.  Although, truth be told, I’d much rather it have been 50% off, but that’s just foolish since I realize then you’d have to call it a sale. I digress…

I took the opportunity to sniff out a new-to-me Anthro location in the Dallas area to revel in the 15% off situation. I may have overdone it a bit, (though most of these are counted as birthday purchases since we are T-minus a month until yours truly blows out another hefty set of candles….) however I’m absolutely totally in luuuuuuuv with everything that I bought at the store, and hope to be in deep swoony luuuuuuuuuv with what I ordered from direct. I anticipate being so. I can’t show you what I ordered from direct because it isn’t online yet. It’s a long maxi sweater skirt, but not heavy sweater style. Colors: delightful. Style: very boho. Pattern: bold. Elastic waistband. I can’t even remember the brand. It was on a mannequin and I practically disrobed the poor dear while enroute to the dressing room our of sheer desparation as the mannequin was in a different spot from where the skirts were hanging. The sizes I tried on in the store had some pattern lining-up problems betwixt the front and back. So I decided to cross my fingers and order one to see if it’s not a dud. The skirt is fabulousness.

*POST EDIT* It finally appeared on the website today (9/24/14)

Fairisle Sweater Skirt

Fairisle Sweater Skirt

Sadly, I left behind a structured, box-pleated beauty in the most saturated cornflower blue you ever did see. The winding open work details that look sorta like railroad tracks forming a pattern of giant flowers play so well together that I wanna weep just thinking about it. This is the kind of skirt that would bring my fashionable Grammy back from the dead to smack me upside the head for not buying it. But I need both my kidneys for now, so I had to pull an Elsa and emotionally ‘let it go’….if you call “letting go” pricking my finger, marking the tag with my blood, and whispering “I’ll be back for you”.

J/K.  Here she is:

Bloomstitch Midi Skirt. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the skirt looked better on me than on the model here.

Bloomstitch Midi Skirt. $268. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say the skirt looked better on me than on the model here. I’m sure I”ll never say that about an item of clothing ever again so I’m going to bask in the pleasure of this moment.

What I ended up closing the deal on were these coolios:

Fluttered Plaid Top, I mean for serious, look at these flowy sleeves! My man-shoulders are in heaven.

Fluttered Plaid Top, I mean for serious…look at these flowy sleeves! My man-shoulders are in heaven.

Anthropologie Reversible Seamless Tank in Plum

Anthropologie Reversible Seamless Tank in Plum. A staple under-layer in a richly saturated hue was a no-brainer.

Anthropologie Caged Quartz Pendant

Anthropologie Caged Quartz Pendant. Made feel a bit “we’ve got the funkish”, so I bought it.

Tocca Eau De Parfu in Stella. Seriously intoxicating stuff.

Tocca Eau De Parfum Stella. Seriously intoxicating stuff.

Roselle Peasant Top

Roselle Peasant Top. The panel details on this top are so divine. On sale with the 15% off…..awwwww yeah.

Pilcro Stet Sateen Ankle Jeans

Pilcro Stet Sateen Ankle Jeans. The perfect shade of rosey dark pink. And soft as all get-out.

And the Piece de Resistance……

Painted Plaid Dress

Painted Plaid Dress

There are so many fantastic qualities to this dress that I dare say I will gush about all of them.

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Painted Plaid, TIghts-Anthro, Boots-Frye Matilda, Belt-Anthro, Earrings-Anthropologie Batonnet Sparkle Drops, and Headband-Anthro. Lips: NARS Red Square.

#1. REAL HONEST TO GOODNESS SHORT SLEEVES!!!! Can I hear an AMEN and HALLELUJAH?!?!

#2. Neutral Black/White pattern to make the styling choices endless. Hollah!

#3. A Handkerchief Hem that plays with showing off a bit more leg on the sides than in the front and back = attitude, especially with colored tights underneath and boots on the bottom, leaving only 6-8 inches visible.

#4. Bodice seaming that flatters the twinners, making objects appear slightly larger than they actually are. Thank you, Corey Lynn Calter. You rock.

and #5.

It made me grin like a fool to wear it.  Especially when I spun around and the hem caught even the slightest bit of air. Giddy, I tell you.

Thanks so much for the warm welcome back. It was like group therapy with a dose of unconditional Anthro-love.  You’re the best.

Dying to know if you all snagged anything during the promotion yesterday?  If not, I grabbed enough for both of us ;)

xoxo

Molly

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Resurfacing in time for the Equinox

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.

Equinox Pleated Maxi Dress

Equinox Pleated Maxi Dress

Hello, little Equinox temptress.  Incidentally, the name of the dress is brilliant.

e•qui•nox (ˈi kwəˌnɒks, ˈɛk wə-)

n.

the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring about March 21 (vernal equinox) and Sept. 22 (autumnal equinox).

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.

Wearings: Dress-Anthropologie Equinox Pleated Maxi Dress, Hair Flower pin-Anthro, Shoes-Anthro, Earrings-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.

xoxo

Molly

 

 

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