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Flex your Styling Muscle Series – Anthropologie Hourglass Form Dress

First, if you have a second, please feel free to check out my Shop Anthromollogies page as I have added many new items today, including J.Crew, Lululemon, Anthropologie, and Banana Republic.  Hope you find something you like.

Secondly, thank you all for your contribution in celebrating my one year of blogging.  As you can see below….the winners shall expect their loot in the coming days.  See?….

Blogiversary Winners' Loot. En route!

And, you may have noticed in the title of this post, that I’ve decided to actually give a name to my styling series posts, you know….the ones where I take an Anthro item and style it a bunch of different ways. The name:

“Flex Your Styling Muscle”.

You like?  Hope so.  In this post series, you can expect to see stylings of the same item done at least 6 different ways.  What I expect is to continually challenge myself to see an item in my closet differently, so that I fall in love with it again and again every time I wear it.  Here’s hoping it’s inspiring for not only me but you too.  That said, I invite you to send me requests of items you’d like to see styled in this series.  If I have the item, I will gladly go for it and style the item in person.  If I do not own the item, I’m just gonna have to Polyvore the heck out of it.  Hope that’s alright with you.

So, now that we’ve got the formalities out of the way, let’s flex some style muscle, why don’t we?

Game on, Hourglass Form Dress.


Hourglass Form Dress

This dress speaks yummy blank canvas to me.  And the mustard color is one of my faves for sure.  I’m sure some of you may disagree with me, but I do sincerely believe mustard yellow as a color pairs well with just about anything in a wardrobe.  I know, I know… many times I hear things like…I can’t wear yellow next to my face. Well, the beauty of this dress is that you can layer under and over, adding in pops of color that DO look good next to your face and balance the mustard factor out.  And, you’ll look dang cool in the meantime.

Set 1: Hourglass Form Dress with: Cardi-LiaMolly, Tights-Anthro Dotted Cluster, Shoes-Anthro Pointed Light Oxfords. This one was super easy. Black with gold touches? Add a bit of gray...done.

Here’s proof that I actually try on my styling sets to make sure they work as far as length, proportion, and hue.

Set 2: Hourglass Form Dress with: Sweater-J.Crew Jester Turtleneck (picked up for $18 dollahs. aww yeah!), Belt-J.Crew, Purple Tights-J.Crew, Shoes-Anthropologie Daybreak T-Straps. Ugh, SO SORRY for my streaked mirror. KIDS! What to do with 'em? Pass the beer nuts....hehe. Jewel Tones of Mustard, Green, and Purple. They're the three amigos, I tell ya. Close up of purple tights and green shoes below:


Set 3: Hourglass Form Dress with: Top-Anthropologie Tarpan Buttondown, Belt-Anthro Snakebite, Tights-J.Crew, Shoes-Anthro Lass and Laddie Oxfords. You could easily switch the belt out with a fuschia, light pink, gold, and switch the tights with brown or nude.

Set 4: Hourglass Form Dress with: Jacket-Anthropologie Cassia Jacket, Belt-Anthropologie, Tights-Anthropologie, Shoes-Anthropologie High Glossed Loafers. Bought the Cassia Jacket at the sale two weeks ago. This little drapey number has lovely windowpane detailing, and this colorway is the best one by far. Mustard, Rust, and Turquoise....be still my beating heart.

Set 5: Hourglass Form Dress with: Shirt-J.Crew Buffalo Check, Belt-Anthropologie Dusk Blue Suede Belt, Shoes-Faryl Robin, Tights-J.Crew. Continuing the Mustard, Rust, Aqua/Turquoise affair here. Loving the mix of prints here. I had fun with this particular Buffalo Check top and this dress; see below.

Set 6: Hourglass Form Dress with: Shirt-J.Crew Buffalo check, Necklace-Anthropologie Sun Kingdom Necklace, Belt-Anthropologie Dasara Belt , Tights-HUE dark green, Boots-Anthropologie Gilgarran. These colors are SO fall; mustard, rust, brown, and dark green. Makes me want to get to holiday eatin' again.

Set 7: Hourglass Form Dress with: Shirt-J.CRew Buffalo Check, Scarf-Anthropologie name?, Belt-Anthropologie, Tights-HUE green , Booties-Anthropologie Times Three Booties. Continuing with the mustard, rust and greens.

Set 8: Hourglass Form Dress with: Cardi-J.Crew Ethereal Ruffle, Shoes-Anthropologie Wingspan Heels, TIghts-HUE blue-green, Necklace-Anthropologie. These shoes just begged to paired with this dress. So I based everything off the sweet shoes. Could do a sweet skinny metallic gold belt with this set too.

I had several more outfits still to go when my sojourn in the closet was cut short by one wailing, chunky little 3 1/2 month old.  So sorry. But cheeks had to be kissed and loved on.

Per usual, I would love to know which set speaks your language.  Feedback, ladies….

I will be making a few changes to the blog in the coming days, adding pages up top specifically for DIY posts, Queen of Your Closet posts, and Flex Your Style Muscle Posts.  Hope this makes my blog much easier to navigate.  Any feedback would be appreciated.

Colorphile post still to come this week, a challenge, the Little Man Shower, and much more….

xoxo Molly





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Herkies for Anthro

This weekend I shall head to the Mothership. I heard via the awesome personal shopper Michelle (hey woman!) that some mighty fine Pilcro colored denim has arrived.  I shall scope.  I shan’t try on….dear me, no…..my regular size might get up to my knees, but not past them.  And that’s just too darn depressing for words.  I’ll just pet them for now.  You’ll for sure find me in the back of the store, checking out this loungey number:

Thistledown Robe

Don’t you think this would be an excellent post-pushin’ piece to slip into?  I’ve never owned a silk robe, and I’ll be darned if this isn’t just the perfect excuse to buy one.  I also like this one, but it’s dry clean only, whereas the Thistledown Robe is hand wash approved.  In my closet, ease of fabric care always wins.  I also have to return the Bento Box Top that arrived from a charge send, because…well, I’m not feeling it.  It’s too short to wear right now as I was planning, and later on, after I’ve deflated, I still fear it will be too short for the silhouette I’d like with skinny jeans and boots.  No worries….I’ll just put it towards my Chies fund.  I’m also hoping next week’s markdowns will make me want to do a cheer move, herkie style, by seeing the Calliope and the Million Pleats Midi finally make the cut, so I could use a store credit to help me out there.  (I was actually pretty good at Herkies back in the days of my JV cheerleading career.  The last time I attempted a herkie was on the trampoline with my kiddos and was devastated to learn that my bladder ain’t what it used to be).  Don’t you think it should be the law of the universe or something that the more children you grow and birth from your very own loins, the prettier, perkier, tighter, and nicer you automatically become?  In the United States of Molly, that’s the way it would work. All of my readers have immediate citizenship, by the way.  We’d all be able to perform perfect herkies.  Free soft pretzels are also handed out on every street corner, and Anthropologie stores magically appear right outside your door when you click your heels together 3 times.  The United States of Molly ain’t too shabby, eh?


Wearing: Dress-Banana Republic Maxi, Shoes-Nine West Jaxon, Cardi-ATL, Belt-J.Crew Outlet, Earrings-Banana Republic

I’ve been horrible about taking outfit photos this week.  I indeed HAVE been clothed….it’s just been hectic, and the usual time I take photos, (like when the sun isn’t burning a dang whole in my head) we’ve been at the pool.  I only go outside for bodies of water these days.  Otherwise, you’ll find me worshiping the air conditioner inside.

I have a WHOLE SLOUGH of Anthrofied DIY projects to get going on.  The heat is messing with my motivation.  The belly is too.  I finished one project last weekend that involved some of this with a canvas, hot glue, the sun, and a hairdryer:

Crayons dipped in Walnut Ink

I’ll show you the completed project once it’s hung. It was a project I did for the playroom or possibly the kids’ bathroom.  It’s quirky and fun, Anthro-kids style.  Other projects coming up?

A bunch of these for my kids reading corner:

Awesome Book Mobiles

And a bunch of these, for my daughter’s room.

Yarn ball clusters/mobiles

If I finish these in the coming week, I may want to do some more herkies.  But perhaps I’ll use visualization techniques, imagine the Russian judge giving me a perfect 10 for my herkie, and call it good.

Any of you seen the Lepidoptera Dress in stores yet?  I know it’s out already, cause I’ve seen two reviews online.  I want your impressions.  I’m hoping it’s there in my store when I pop in for a vizzy, but otherwise, those of you, my readers, those without belly hotels going on, who I appreciate and love, please try the dang thing on and tell me how it fits!  I’m sure the sash is removable.  It will be if I get it!  Take some photos and send them my way!  I’d love to see and post pics of you doing what I can’t do for myself right now.

Happy weekend to you all!

xoxo Molly

P.S.  Bumpies-don’t forget to send me your photos.  It’s been kinda quiet.  I’ve had two submission thus far.  C’mon, ladies.  Let your bump so shine….


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