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Take me down to the Paradise City

The denim vest.

Okay, so I really resisted this one. I swore I would N-E-V-E-R. I mean, it was just painful watching the denim vest come back; it was like reliving my tween years all over again.

No, wait; you know what it was?

It was admitting that I was officially old enough to experience re-living a fashion trend.  Or actually being willing to re-live one of ‘em. Important point here: the only reason I was willing to eat crow on this one? Because Anthro got this one right; I mean really really right.

The Simone Denim Vest tailoring is shut-the-front-door fabulous. Her washed-out coloring is that perfect “I’ve been hanging over an old porch railing for a year in the hot Texas sun” and the cropped length of her sings “She’s got it! My Baby, She’s Got It!!” (Thank you, Bananarama.) It also didn’t hurt to see Ms. Simone styled deliciously on several of the gorgeous Anthro managers/employees in my store. I was actually IN LINE to check out, saw the vest on another wickedly stylish SA, threw my hands up and said, “I give!” Promptly marched right over, grabbed my size and made peace with my Guns N’ Roses inner self.

Here’s a few ways I’ve been wearing her.

Wearing: ALL ANTHROPOLOGIE: Blocked Verse Tunic, AG Ankle Jeans, La Jolla Necklace, Mixed Media Heels, Tatin Gem Posts, Simone Denim Vest, Pinspark Cuff

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Layered Column Dress, Vest-Anthropologie Simone Denim Vest, Necklace-Anthropologie Corallina, Leather Cuff-Target, Shoes-Target

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Million Pleats Midi, Top-Target, Vest-Anthropologie Simone Denim Vest, Necklace-Francesca’s, Shoes-Dolce Vita Archer Sandals

Anyone else make friends with Simone? She’s pretty fantastic. Super highly recommend. I’m wearing a small here.

Apologies for the house shots; I am officially melting now that it’s thick into Summer here in Texas.  Sweat starts rolling down every nook and cranny the second I open the door, and that makes me more cranky than words can properly convey. (Yes, I dream of living in the Pacific Northwest Every. Single. Night.)  We had a rain storm roll through today though, and it was like Christmas in the summer for me. :)

Hope you all are keeping cool. GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT coming later this week!!

xoxo Molly



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A “Vested” Interest

Ahh, the Tiered Stripes Dress. How long did we all wait for it to hit sale?

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Tiered Column Dress, Vest-J.Crew Factory, Necklace-J.Crew Ram Pendant, Belt-J.Crew Factory, Shoes- Anthropologie Point of LIght Oxfords (Chie Mihara Foreso), Earrings- Anthropologie

I believe it was almost a year, no exaggeration whatsoever. Am I right? Would it be fair to say I had a vested interest in this dress? Yes indeed. And it paid off. Purchased on sale with the extra 25% off, this dress was $59. Sha-zam!

I own this same dress in a tank version, the Layered Column Dress, that I’ve worn more times than I can count. I wore it very pregnant, here and here. I’ve worn it many times since but haven’t caught it on camera. The black and goldish tone stripes coupled with the asymmetrical layers on the dress are totally slimaflaging. Camouflaging + Slimming. I totes just made that up. Catchy though, eh?

The red color of this Tiered Stripes Dress isn’t quite as forgiving as the black Layered Column, in my opinion. It’s a bit body-con, like “Bow-chicka-bow-wow”, if ya know what I mean. And welp, to be frank, sometimes….us ladies, well, we belly bloat….like once a monthish, (or in my case, once a week, after an awesome eat-fest of Chick-Fil-A fries with special Chickie-Fil-A sauce…..good gracious, it’s heaven, and totally worth the bloat;).)  Back on track….

Bloating + body-con dress = I can’t wear that right now. Bummer. However….

Bloating + body-con dress + deceiving the eye with a sweater vest and animal printed belt = Yes, Definitely yes.

Plus, I think adding a color and a printed belt to mix with the stripes just made it fun. And I like fun. Fashion should always be fun.

Did any of you take the bait on any of the column dresses? Bloat-hiding tricks you wish to share? C’mon Ladies….we’re in this together. (Cue spitting on palms and shaking hands.)

xoxo Molly


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Pam, You’re Killin’ Me.

Stop it.

Just stop it already.

Pam Hiran, I’m asking you nicely to stop with the rockin’ necklaces you keep pumping out for Anthro, or I might have to start selling plasma this month.

You already easily got me on this one….

Rotary Dial Necklace

Didn’t even put up a fight.  Worn here: (some of you may have seen this shot already, submitted to Roxy’s Reader Outfits a few weeks back).   And of course you saw it on me in Tuesday’s post.

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Layered Column, Cardi-J.Crew Jackie, Belt-Anthropologie High Gloss, Necklace-Anthropologie Rotary Dial Necklace, Shoes- Chie Mihara IONA

Take a looksie at this one….

Kuychi Necklace

Oh my.  Oh my, my, my….awesome in every way.  I saw one of my favorite SA’s wearing it recently (hi Michelle!) and almost ripped it off of her. I’m obsessed. The bright maramalade color and deep rust mixed with pale blue and ombred pink….seriously, shut the front door.  I’m in.

Then this one came along.

Sparked Amber Bib Necklace

Haven’t seen it in person yet, but I lurve the pairing of it online with the Mariposa Dress.

The intricate beading on this one is just pure art here.

Pressed Leaf Bib Necklace

Seeing her impressive work, and knowing I’ve seen many an Anthro necklace gone-by with a similar design feel, I did a little digging.  Treasures-gone-by were found. Ghosts of Anthro-past….

Like this one:

Waving Pennant Necklace

And this one:

Tayrona Necklace

I’d buy this one in a heartbeat if sold today.

Entwined Necklace

Want. Want. Want. I’ll be hunting Ebay with fiendish desperation for this one.

Natural Wonder Necklace

Lovely. Exotic. Quality.

Midas Sea Necklace

All her necklaces are hand-beaded.

Drips and Droplets Necklace


Learn more about how Pam is empowering women here. She’s so awesome.

Pammy….I want to kiss you. Your necklaces make me all kinds of happy. I come from a long line of Giraffe-necked ancestors, and with short hair, my neck becomes even more important to adorn.  Your necklaces, thankfully, are masterfully adjustable to many different lengths. Thank you!  Thank you for not being long-necked prejudiced.

Any one else feelin’ the love for Pammy?

xoxo Molly




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