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3 Degrees of Orange

Who here’s a fan of playing the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon? My sister-in-law is liken unto an idiot savant at the game. For reals.  She never misses.

But guess what?

I’m only 2 degrees from Kevin Bacon.

No lie.

I can’t tell you how, cause then I’d be breaking an anonymity clause from a treatment center I used to work at (and my conscience couldn’t take that), but I swear-on the Anthropologie Bible-that I’m tellin’ the truth.

Speaking of degrees….I realized this past week that I was all about oranges, in 3 varying degrees. Check it out:

 

Wearing: Skirt- Anthropologie Shifting Buttons, Blouse- Anthropologie Nicoleta, Necklace- J.Crew Monotone Beaded Necklace, Shoes- J.Crew Factory Bow Patent Ballet Flats

 

Wearing: Top- J.Crew Factory, Shorts- Anthropologie by Sanctuary, Shoes- Dolce Vita, Necklace- Anthropologie

 

Wearing: Jeans- Anthropologie AG Stevie Pin Dot, Top- Anthropologie, Cardigan – J.Crew Ethereal Ruffle, Necklace – Anthropologie Rotary Dial, Shoes- Sam Edelman

Unfortunately, dressing this way did not get me any closer to Kevin Bacon. Bummer.  Cause that guy can dance.

Anyone else care to claim Kevin Bacon relation?

xoxo Molly

P.S. Have you seen these coral babies? I die. Rachel Zoe style.

Double P.S. Any of you own the Roe Habitat Blouse by Anna Sui? I never tried it on because I was large with honey-baked-ham Mr. Banks at the time, but I love the print. The reviews seem confusing. Any thoughts?

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Slippery Slopes and Tile Quilted Mini Skirt Stylings for Anthroconsabor

It is not often in my life that I admit defeat.  I’m an obstinate bugger, I tell ya.  But my foray into the world of Chie Mihara has changed me.

Wearing: Pants-Anthropologie AG Stevies, Top-Anthropologie , Cardi-J.Crew, Necklace-Anthropologie, Shoes-Chie Mihara Nina

It’s a slippery slope, kids.  You buy one pair, and suddenly you have to have more of them immediately…… They’re like crack….crack for your feet!!

Crack is whack, yo.  (RIP Whitney Houston).

Thank goodness Valentine’s Day was there as my scapegoat.  And thank goodness for my man MacGyver.  Nothing says love more than a pair of Chie Miharas….ooh, except maybe an Anthro card.  Yep, either one would do just fine.

Anyway… I officially  tobogganed on down that slippery Chie Mihara slope, and was gifted these awesome NINAS on the way.  Chie is my hero.  NEVER. STOP. MAKING. SHOES. YO. K? K.

Many of you have kindly left me comments about my last post (thanks so much!), and several ladies have asked for help styling specific items. I’m excited to play with your challenging items, and I promise I will get to at least one request a week.  Maybe more.
First up?  Anthroconsabor.

I had fun playing with the Tile Quilted Mini Skirt for Anthroconsabor.  This little ditty doesn’t reside in my closet, therefore I had to Polyvore the heck out of her.

Here’s the results.  Anthroconsabor, you dig? Click on my Polyvore on the right sidebar for item specifics.

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Set 6

Set 7

Favorite(s)? Spill.

Alright my fashionable friends….have a fabulous weekend.  See you bright and early Monday morning with a Colorphile post and a challenge!

xoxo Molly

 

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Queen of Your Closet Series: How to Disguise the Fact that You’re 15 weeks Pregnant.

Pregnant?  Me?  Yes, yes indeed I am.  15 weeks and 2 days, to be exact.  We are ecstatic #4 will be joining our family on our around October 19, 2011.  (A good 2 months after Louise from Running on Anthro, and just a week and change after Jan from The Girliest Boy Mom has her baby girl!!  I’m so excited for both of these fantastic ladies!!)

Anyway, it has been a helluva long road this time around, getting a little bambino to stay put in there.  I had two miscarriages last year, both in the first trimester.  The latter one was a complicated miscarriage complete with a placental tear, emergency D&C, weeks of antibiotics (I had to swallow 16 antibiotics a day!! Yes, 16.  ugh) and it took me quite a while to get myself “back” so to speak.  So needless to say, we are relieved and thrilled to be expecting and to be this far along.  Looking forward to an ultrasound on May 16, and I have begrudgingly agreed to find out the sex of the baby.  I’ve never known the gender ahead of time, and I’ve really loved the anticipation factor.  But since this is our 4th and final, and it’s taken so long to get here, (and MacGyver is ADAMANT)…I relinquished control.  Plus, if it’s a girl, my six-year-old son will need a good six months to get over it….

Please know I really did want to tell you all sooner…yet felt it was necessary to wait.  I’m just overly cautious from previous experience.  However, it’s come to the point where I’m pretty sure you can tell things are changing in the mid-section. To me it has become blatantly obvious that I’m in full incubation mode.  3/4 of my wardrobe now does not fit.  Yeah, it’s awesome……NOT!  But I’ve been there, done that 3 times already, and know this too shall pass.  It’s a beautiful reunion in my closet, the day I can slide my pencil skirts over the rump again with ease.  You’ll probably hear my salutations from every nook and cranny of the world.

Wearing: Skirt-Talbots Amelie, Shirt-Anthropologie, Belt-J.Crew Lilac Skinny, Cardi-J.Crew Jackie, Shoes- Anthropologie Scarlet and Crimson Wedges

In the above outfit, by dinner time I had to undo the zipper of the skirt about 3 inches. But with my cardigan on, no one ever knew.  Double yay for cardis.  (see #3 below).

So how does one hide or dress to hide a mid-sectional burgeoning?  Whether it be due to a little bun in the oven, a fantastic 7-day cruise, surgery (ahem…tummy tuck?), or the dreaded monthly female bloat…Never fear, I’m here to lay it all down for ya.

1.  Face Forward-  If you find yourself in a situation where you’ll be grinning for the camera in full-body glory, face the camera.  No side shots.  One or both arms at the waist, with hands pointing towards the belly button, is the way to go.  It creates a slimming illusion.

2. Belt Placement- Crucial to maintaining your cover is the magical power of a belt.  As your girth begins to expand, the level at which the belt resides should rise proportionally.

3.  Cardigans Are Your Best Friends-  If you don’t already love cardigans, I would suggest pricking fingers and becoming blood sisters with them.  They might even have super powers, they’re that awesome.  Besides offering an extra layer of warmth and added layer of color or pattern, they disguise middle region expansion by skimming the side perimeters.  Belt over them, under them, or leave them unbuttoned…you can’t go wrong.

4.  Empire-Waisted Dresses Get the Thumbs Up – Remember, you’re belly isn’t the only burgeoning beast on your bod.  The Twin Sisters up top…. they’ve also been busy.  Empire seams will highlight your newly impressive endowments and detract from the changes happening in the belly zone. (p.s.  I jumped for joy when word hit that Maxi dresses were totally IN this season.  Hello, prego wardrobe staple!)

5.  Skirts with Elastic Waists- How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  You can wear them well into a pregnancy, much longer than fitted zip and button closure skirts, therefore keeping the news to yourself longer.  And they’re just plain comfy.

Wearing: Blouse-Anthropologie Amplified Stripes, Pants-AE, Belt-Anthropologie Snakebite, Cardigan-J.Crew Ethereal, Necklace-Anthropologie, Shoes-Kenneth Cole (super old)

These pants are normally two sizes too big for me….and today I totally popped a secondary button off of them.  Awesome.  Granted, it was at the end of the day, after 3 meals, snacks, and beverages went down the gullet, all piled on top of the bambino (who is now the size of an apple.)  Just keepin’ it real, peeps!

Sorry for the ugly mud in the street and on the sidewalk in this picture.  We got sprinklers put in, and today a mountain of topsoil is being deposited on my driveway in preparation for the sod arriving on Monday.  Can I even tell you how sickened I am at the mere thought of PAYING for dirt?  And sod?  I’m just calculating how many Anthro items I could buy with that money, and it makes me feel slightly nauseous.

Hope you’re money is going towards something much more fun, this weekend.

xoxo Molly

 

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