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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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Chie Mihara FALL 2014-2015: Good for the sole.

I’m not sure if any of you have a Chie Mihara countdown calendar tracking when she finishes one collection to the launch of the next, but I have kept close watch over mine all summer long….waiting, wanting, salivating for her Fall 2014-2015 line to drop. It was a beautiful day in August when the wait was finally over, and the reveal of her collection commandingly graced her website.

Three words: I. WORSHIP. HER.

No seriously, I think I’ve pulled a trademark werewolf-Jacob move, imprinting on at least a few pairs.

Once again, she proves her prowess, flexing her creative mega-muscles as a shoe designer. I’d advise grabbing a towel at this point, before viewing the rest of this post, for wiping up your drool so you don’t slip on it and break your neck).;)

BRING ON THE PRETTY! Here are a few of my favorites from the Fall collection:

Afina. And SHUT UP with those orange tights!!!

Afina. SHUT UP with those orange tights!!!

This color would do just fine too.

This color would do just fine too.

Trancat. I mean seriously, how dead cool can a show be?!?

Trancat. I mean seriously, how dead cool can a show be?!?

Amazon.com offers the Trancat in a gray suede style, on sale for $296.25 right now. I wish I wasn’t so in love with the leather version or I’d pounce on this one.

It is also offered in Navy Suede on Shoescribe.com and A Mano boutique.

It is also offered in Navy Suede on Shoescribe.com

And in navy leather variety on A Mano boutique

And in navy leather variety on A Mano boutique

Arwin

Arwin. Seeeeeeeeeeeexxxxxxxxy!!

Also offered in this black suede/oxblood leather colorway on Shoescribe.com

Also offered in this black suede/oxblood leather colorway on Shoescribe.com

Lachica. These are so fly. But I love the color combo below even more.

Lachica. These are so fly. But I love the color combo below even more.

This color combo can be found on www.amazon.co.uk, but I’ve already begged them to ship to the U.S. and was told I’m SOL. :(

I also love this color combo found on Farfetch.com.

I also love this color combo found on Farfetch.com.

Nasy. An incredibly darling low heel option.

Nasy. An incredibly darling low heel option.

Offered in this maroon colorway on Shoescribe.com

Offered in this maroon colorway on Shoescribe.com

Alibaba. Anthro's pick to carry from the collection.  Frankly I'm surprised they're not carrying more, and I thought it an odd choice. If I were their buyers, I'd be all over the Alfina, Trancat, or Lachica.

Alibaba. One of Anthro’s picks to carry from the collection. I won’t be buying this one because my 3 favorites were at the beginning, but these would be a fun, neutral print addition to any wardrobe.

Geraldine. Anthro's other pick from the Fall lineup. Nothing says quirk like a pair of Chies with eyes and lashes on your feet.

Geraldine. Anthro’s other pick from the Fall lineup. Nothing says quirk like a pair of Chies with eyes and lashes on your feet.

Geraldines in a colorway exclusive to the Chie Mihara website.

Geraldines in a colorway exclusive to the Chie Mihara website.

Another colorway carried by Pedshoes. ooh, this one is GLAM!

 

Genesis. This colorway is carried by Pedshoes and Amazon.com. Love the mint green/black checkered portion betwixt the brown toe and navy heel. Very Alice in Wonderlandish.

 

Dalai. Boots with serious attitude. I'm into it.

Dalai. Boots with serious attitude. I’m into it. Found on farfetch.com

And finally,

Gene. Loving the mix of shimmery blue, textured dalmation, and smooth leather. This colorway is located on farfetch.com.

Gene. Loving the mix of shimmery blue, textured Dalmatian, and smooth leather. This colorway is located on farfetch.com.

So which pair is your fave? The Alfina, Trancat, and Lachica take the cake for me. Like the whole friggin’ cake.

Ms. Mihara, you have truly designed your rear end off. You’ve sprinkled magic,whimsy, and delight all over Fall 2014. From the bottom of my heart (and my “soles” too….ha ha, get it?) thank you for being you, being true to your vision and true to yourself as a designer.

One of these days I will make it to Spain and try on every pair of shoes you have in my size. And watch you at work, designing treats for the feet.  That would be like my version of Disneyland;)  All I ask is that you let me spend the night in your factory surrounded by that intoxicating smell of leather and all my friends pictured above. And maybe some milk and cookies before lights out. ;)

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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