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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. ;)

xoxo

Molly

 

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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?

xoxo

Molly

 

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Regurgitation of a Sort.

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I have a dear friend who loves pancakes so so much that it’s actually a little embarrassing to eat in public with her.  Forget the short stack; this lady can put away a large stack without blinking. And makes ‘What About Bob’ noises as she eats them. She unabashedly loves them, and I think it’s freaking great. I feel happy knowing how much joy pancakes bring her. One time, after finishing a particularly excellent pancake meal, stuffed to the gills, she stated: “Oh my gosh, that was sooooo good! I feel so so sick,…but I think if I threw up right now, I’m pretty sure it would taste just as good coming up as it did going down.”

I admittedly do the exact same thing as she,….but with clothes, not pancakes. Let me be more specific though: I regurgitate color combinations, not exact outfits. Like this one from this post:

Screen Shot 2014-04-13 at 5.42.51 PMHowever, this time around, I subtracted the yellow and added in brown accents instead:

Wearing: Cardigan-Anthropologie Blooming Lattice, Skirt-Anthropologie Waverly A-Line, Top-Madewell, Belt-Anthropologie Split Surface Belt, Tights-J.crew, Shoes-Chie Mihara Nina

Green, pale pink, and orange,….regurgitated.

And you know what, it tasted just as good coming up, friends! ;) I trust you all believe in fashion regurgitation, yes? So good to know I’m in good company.

In other news, our house is listed (can I get a Hallelujah?!?). My house is cleaner and way more anal retentive than it’s ever been. It’s THE WORST!!…..I’ve never needed Anthro therapy more!!!
So let’s therapize, shall we? Looking ahead, you know, past the tribulation (like selling one’s house) is a worthy therapy tactic to me. So here goes.

Items I’m currently stalking are:

Blushed Tweed Moto Jacket. It's so....Badass Grandma, right? Audrey Hepburn and Dog the Bounty Hunter. I'm obsessed.

Blushed Tweed Moto Jacket. It’s so….Audrey Hepburn + Dog the Bounty Hunter. I’m obsessed.

And guess what….it’s the EXACT SAME JACKET DESIGN as my biker boyfriend here, which is why I love it so. You tried to be sneaky, Elevenses, but you can’t pull one over on Anthromollogies:

Screen Shot 2014-04-13 at 6.35.21 PMThe Lily crops in this new Modesto wash are causing me serious fits. Remember how I just can’t get enough of the Lily’s? This gray wash is sure to become a serious staple in my closet, as black crops tend to be a little too dark for summer.

Level 99 Lily Crops in Modesto

Level 99 Lily Crops in Modesto

I’ve died and gone to throw-back heaven with this new Tracy Reese creation.

Aria Circle Skirt

Aria Circle Skirt

But seriously:

Dear Tracy,

why must you require a human kidney as payment for your flouncy numbers?

Sincerely,

Your fan (with only a kidney left to spare)

Molly

Though Corey Lynn Calter won’t leave me a full kidney lighter with her new flowery addition, the price tag still requires a ‘wait for it’ attitude:

Anana Skirt

The Anana Skirt. LUUUUVING the neon yellow pops in there.

Treat for the feet, anyone? I can’t decide which Wyatt twin I like more:

Wyatt Booties

Wyatt Booties

Screen Shot 2014-04-13 at 7.02.55 PMNot to leave my friend Accessories out of the loop, the following will be mine eventually.

Sea Glass Necklace

Sea Glass Necklace

Rondure Necklace.

Rondure Necklace. MUCH more impressive and prettier in person. Trust me.

So there it is. I feel mentally lighter already now that that’s off my chest! Thanks, Anthro. Who knew you had a psych degree too?!?

xoxo Molly

P.S. COMING SOON- pics and DIY’s of the AHOY it’s a BOY baby shower I threw for a friend back in January, Anthro’s Breezy tops I can’t stop wearing, awesome San Antonio Visual display inspiration (cause the team here’s THE BOMB-DIGGITY), and so much more.

 

 

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