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Sister Fabulous

Everybody has ‘em. You know, those certain pieces that just make you feel beautiful, capable, confident, and unique…all at once. In short, you feel like Sister Fabulous.

If you don’t feel that way about pieces in your wardrobe, then I’d take a cold, hard look into your closet if I were you…because you’re doing yourself a disservice, straight up.

I happen to be a huge fan of “Sister Fabulous” pieces, which is one of the main reason why Anthropologie will always get my money.

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Million Pleats Midi, Top-J.Crew Perfect Shirt in Chambray Polka Dot, Neckace-Anthropologie Kuychi Necklace , Shoes-J.Crew Factory CeCe

I know I can always find those certain pieces there. Even throughout their “missing the mark” period over the last 2 years, I still have found those great pieces no one else can offer but Anthropologie.

This skirt, for instance….oh how I love it’s vibe.  Sure, there are so many other retailers who’ve offered pleated skirts as of late, but none done so well, in my opinion. The color, the fabric, the paperbag waist…It’s a Sister Fabulous piece to me for sure.

How’s your closet lookin’? Any Sister Fabulii in there?

xoxo Molly

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Flex Your Styling Muscle Series: Travel Sets for Ms. Kelly

A while agao, I got an SOS email from darling Kelly, a teacher by profession, regarding her upcoming trip to Boston, and her desire to pack like a pro with stylish options from her own wardrobe.  She specifically stated she wanted to bring the following from her closet:

Black Jeans, black flats, the Pieced Column Dress, Frye Melissa Boots, and a denim shirt.

They’d be doing it all: sightseeing, lunches out, dinners out, nights on the town, visiting with family, shopping, museums, etc.  And she wanted to pack light despite being gone for 9 days. I had my work cut out for me, eh?

I put together the following 10 sets focusing on versatility, (i.e., an item can be worn 2 – 3 separate times , especially the cardigans…. since they take up more room.) comfort, and ease of fabric (so she wouldn’t be walking around a wrinkled mess…); but the highly important point I wanted to state here is that when you’re traveling, you should be wearing your cute clothes!  Don’t get focused on the ease of travel and packing light alone because I guarantee I wouldn’t want to be a part of that suitcase. BORRRRRING!  Your cute clothes can be versatile, comfortable, and compliment snaggers, all at the same time despite being without 80% of your wardrobe!  And you won’t be paying extra at baggage. Promise!

I only used three pairs of shoes for her entire trip, being that shoes are the room hoggers and heavy culprits in a suitcase.  Even though you may have super awesome cute shoes for every outfit in your closet back at home, you can’t bring ‘em and travel light at the same time….. you just can’t.  I know, it’s painful.  It pains me greatly too to leave my kids unattended at home.  (hehe) Use neutral shoes instead and bring the pattern and color punches into the outfits other ways.

 

Sets 1 & 2: Casual Outfits. Denim shirt could be used here too.

Sets 3 & 4: The Million Pleats Midi from day to night

The Pezza Dress, Day looks plus dinner out, just with a change of shoe.

Notice here, a great way to add color and interest to an outfit, especially while traveling, is with tights and hosiery.  They’re super light to pack and offer warmth for chilly Boston at this time of year.

Black Jeans....Total work horse. Also could use the Deuxhill Cowlneck here from set #2 with boots outfit. Denim shirt could totally be used here as well.

Pieced Column Dress- two ways.

Necklaces, earrings, and belts can also be fabulous sources of color and pattern while traveling since they too don’t take up much room.  Don’t forget scarves either….but be careful on the bulk of them.  I’d pick one or two and wear it on the plane since it gets chilly high above the clouds anyway.  Wear the boots on the plane too, and girlfriend,…you might even get away with a carry on!

So, Ms. Kelly, how did I do? Will you give me an ‘A’?  Hope you loved them. Have a fantastic trip,…hopefully you’ll have a bit of room left with all these tips to do a little shoppy-shop at Anthro?  A girl can hope…

xoxo Molly

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OOTD: I Want Candy, Chie Mihara Drool Fest, and an Anthropologie Honeyed Hive Posts Review

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Million Pleats Midi, Top-Banana Republic, Tights-J.Crew, Shoes-Anthropologie, Cardi-J.Crew Jackie, Headband- J.Crew, Earrings- ATL

I’m calling this my ‘I Want Candy’ outfit, cause these colors together just speak candy to me.  Though I’ve never eaten a piece of candy quite like the color of my top, or gray for that matter, I’m still going with it.  I Want Candy it is.  I tried on the Million Pleats Midi while super-pregs, and was so intrigued by it. My closet had NOTHIN’ like it.  Knife pleats?  I’m a stranger to them.  Until now.  I waited for it to hit sale but didn’t wait for the 50% off sale stuff, because I knew my size would be long gone.  Since it sports an elastic waistband, the skirt is what I call “forgiving”.  Therefore, size down, my friends.  It’s oh-so-vintagey and oh-so-cotton-candy-pink.  I’m not much for pastels….as I’ve stated before, jewel tones do me right.  Pastels….meh.  Not so much.  But this skirt falls into the Mellow Rose Pantone color category, which is, according to Real Simple, one of the 4 universally flattering colors on women. (This post will snap you up to date if you have no idea what I’m talking about).  So, technically, I’m not wearing a pastel.  I’m wearing the universally flattering Mellow Rose.

 

Also on my mind tonight? A quick review of the Honeyed Hive Posts that I wore today for the first time.  They are bigger than they appear online, which I like.  They’ve a nice weight to them and put off some serious blingy shine, yet the bees give a cool unexpected whimsy vibe.  I diggeth.

Anthropologie Honeyed Hive Posts

Other reviews to come of the Emeraldine Oxford Heels (!!!!), and other hauled items.

I have so many blog posts in my head….DIY projects I’ve completed, a baby shower I had at my house yesterday…(here’s a little sneaky peek for y’all.  It was a Little Man themed shower, overflowing with cuteness.)

"Little Man" Baby Shower....it's a-comin'!

I need to share with you pics of Anthro displays from my local San Antonio store…seriously, they’ll knock your sweet socks off.  Want. Them. In. My. House. Pronto.

And let me just say, Chie Mihara is SLAYING ME with her collection….did you get an email today too?  I mean, seriously…Look at these.  My hankering for green?  She punched me right in the gut.  Take that, she said, and hit me with these greenies:

Chie Mihara Iona 216

And if that wasn’t enough, she cut me open with these quirky fantastic beauties:

Chie Mihara Iona P302

then she poured alcohol in the wound with these:

Chie Mihara Iona 179 LIMA

and finally, the kill shot….she fired away at me with these…..my red heels, the ones I’m pretty sure I’ve been searching for all my life.

Chie Mihara Nerito

I’ll take one of each, thank you.  Shoes…..they’ll be the death of me.

Family pictures are a-happenin’ this Sunday.  I put together a possible color scheme/item selection.  What do you think?

Family Photos 2011? Green/Black/Gray/Cream color scheme

This set won’t work at all if my package from Gap Kids doesn’t arrive….ordered them last Saturday and still nothin’!  I’ll have to get super creative it if doesn’t show.  Wish me luck!

xoxo Molly

 

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