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
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. $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.
Anthropologie Reversible Seamless Tank in Plum. A staple under-layer in a richly saturated hue was a no-brainer.
Anthropologie Caged Quartz Pendant. Made feel a bit “we’ve got the funkish”, so I bought it.
Tocca Eau De Parfum Stella. Seriously intoxicating stuff.
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. The perfect shade of rosey dark pink. And soft as all get-out.
And the Piece de Resistance……
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.
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