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Welcome back, Whimsy. (We’ve missed you).

After perusing Roxy’s reviews this morning and laying eyes for the first time on the moth/butterfly/bird dress by Girls of Savoy she tried on, an audible “ooh” escaped my mouth and I felt my heart rate increase a smidgen.  Whimsy?  (I rubbed the morning crud out of my eyes).  Is that whimsy I’m seeing?  Fast as I could I clicked over to Anthro’s new arrivals and found it: the whimsy factor.  It’s back.  Whimsy mourners, mourn no more.  How about these whimsy morsels to whet your appetite?

Tarpan Buttondown- this colorway is my fave.

Why hello, Alery Dress. I really want you.

In Clouds Blouse- Charlotte Taylor is bringing it with the whimsy this season. I'm not saying I want giant snails hitching a ride on my top half this fall, but I appreciate the whimsical print. That's for sure.

Dromedary Dress- See? First clouds, now Camels? Go Charlotte! Camels,....they gross me out. So I'm not feeling this, but LOVING the colors. Now that's inspiring.

Stilt Striders Skirt- Don't forget the flamingos too. I seriously feel badly for flamingos. Doesn't that one leg ever get tired? What do they do when they get a charlie horse?

But the two new items I’m really loving?

The Athabaskan Booties. Killer. So killer. So's the price. Youch!

and

Neckerchief Sweater- Me thinks this periwinkle number would play quite nicely with my new Dauphine Heels.

I’m also really feeling this little ditty:

The Button Belted Dress- A morphing dress that you can take apart and wear as separates? Anthro, you're going all efficient on us! Whomever it was amongst your design staff that chose this gorgeous shade of pea-green, I would kiss their Anthro-laden feet if I could. I love this color.

So what’s your whimsy radar picking up so far this season?  Have you been praying, waiting and hoping for a silk snail blouse?  Or have you been holding out for a flamingo skirt all these years?  I’m hoping this is just the tip of the whimsy iceberg for Anthro this season.

I broke out my sale purchase of the Glossed Loafers yesterday, after ordering them once having them fit WAY too snug, I returned and reordered them a half size bigger, with an extra 20% off the sale price because of a whoopsie on my order, courtesy of Anthro.  I thought that was quite excellent of them.  These shoes are quite comfy, quirky, and begging to be paired with so many pieces I can’t even dream of pulling over my butt at the moment….all in due time.  These shoes, in my opinion, have that understated whimsy about them that I love.  High gloss patent leather, in a bright turquoise color, with a gold chain nodding to vintage?  These are FUN shoes, right up the whimsy alley.

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Raven's Crossing, Cardi-Anthropologie Parted Petals Cardi, Belt-Anthropologie High Gloss, Tank-ATL, Earrings-Anthropologie, Shoes-Anthropologie Glossed Loafers

Here’s hoping the Anthro Whimsy fest continues.

Happy Mondaying to you all.

xoxo Molly

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It was $9.95.

Rarely do I get to use that phrase when speaking of an Anthro purchase.  But today?  Today I do.  This tank I’m wearing, looks silk (but isn’t) with awesome silver metallic threading and detailed neckline, was $9.95 when I bought it in 2010.  It’s awesome.  Even more awesome is that originally, it was $118.  I’d never even noticed it before the day I waltzed into the sale room.  A wicked awesome manager pointed me in the direction of the $9.95 items, usually a place I don’t find anything in my size or to my liking.  And yet, there sat this gem.  It’s by Weston Wear, and runs generous.  This is a size small, and when I’m not an easy-bake-oven, it’s pretty amply-sized on me.  A perfect top with skinny jeans or for when I’m planning me some serious eatin’.  Right now, whoa boy…it barely made it over the Pillsbury dough-boy belly.  I loved the print party happening on my belly today.  I think the little man did too….he danced and flipped his way all through church.  Anyway, my point is, I didn’t buy it just BECAUSE it was $9.95….I bought it because I loved the print, the detailed neckline, the potential versatility in styling, and because I have very little black and white in my closet.

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Raven's Crossing, Top-Anthropologie Carys Shell, Cardi-Target, Belt-J.Crew Outlet, Shoes-Via Spiga, Earrings-made by friend, Bracelets- Anthropologie

Anthropologie Carys Shell

These Via Spiga shoes were a birthday money purchase from a few years back.  My mom actually forgot my birthday….but had called me that day just to chat.  After talking for a while, when I asked if she had anything else she wanted to say, she sounded confused.  That’s when I pointed out what the day was.  Awkward!  A week later, I had a gift card to Nordstrom’s in the mail, double the amount she usually gives.  Guilt money.  I have no problem whatsoever with that.  So I bought these babies that I’d been pining for.  Dark eggplant beauty-booties, with zips on the instep.  Better yet, they went on sale like a week after I bought them, so I got $100 back in price adjustment.  And bought myself some other goodies.

If you noticed, the upper left sidebar has a new addition….a due date ticker.  Thanks to Laura of Anthro Closet Chaos for the suggestion.  I chose this particular ticker because the baby moves, all the time, kinda like the little guy I’m totin’ around. It spins, flips, and wiggles….I felt it was quite appropriate.

I also admittedly visited the Mothership on Friday for a much needed Anthro injection.  It was a rough week.  MacGyver’s been working like a dog, kids first week back to school and resultant adjustments, the carpet fiasco, etc. etc.  It did the trick.  I just want to pump Anthro straight through my veins all the time so I can be a mellow, Volcano candle-smelling Goddess.  Thank goodness they had the Lepidoptera loveliness, and the Calligraphy Strokes Skirt so I could get up close and personal with both.

I’m just going to say it to ya straight: they both came home with me.

After checking first with MacGyver to make sure no feelings would be hurt (which I already knew his wouldn’t be….he just doesn’t roll like that), I returned the Sugared Dress he had purchased for me and instead bought the Lepidoptera.   He just wants me to have a dress that I really want post-baby.  Since I can’t wear either yet, it was really a matter of which one would I cry my eyes out if I missed out on it?  I also returned the Calliope Dress that I had purchased on sale a few weeks ago.  Decided it would need a second cut to make it in my closet.  With those returns, they ended up owing me $12. Nice. Crossing fingers that I bought the right size in both new additions.

In other news, I finished my book mobiles (rock on) and we’re hanging them tonight.  Hoping to post the tutorial and final product later this week.  They turned out pretty sweet.

MacGyver also did me a solid and put up a double towel bar I purchased to hang my belts.  See?

Da-duh-duh-dah!

My belts have previously been rolled and kept in shoe organizers or a big bin.  I didn’t like not being able to see them all in front of me when I went to make a selection.  So I took a cue from Anthro and hung them.  Yes, I realize other retailers do this too….however, the epiphany first struck me at Anthro when I was looking at the way they hung their belts over horizontal racks, especially the belts that don’t have a traditional buckle (i.e. they snap or slide together), or the buckles are too big to hang on hooks/pegs.  Since I have many Anthro belts, it seemed an obvious solution to try this route.  I totally love it!  Slowly and surely, my entire house will one day (hopefully) look and feel like Anthro.  Good goal, eh?

Those little 'S' hooks I have my skinny belts on are from Home Depot...normally used for hanging plants! $1.98 for a pack of 2.

How do you store your belts?  Seeing mine in plain view will hopefully help me recognize I’m a few belts shy of being “that crazy belt lady,” and that alone will keep me from buying any more.  I shall make two exceptions however: for this one and this one in green.  Totally. Need. Both.

Right?

xoxo Molly

 

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Superlatively Anthro

So I did a bit of detective work and found the name and online photo of the trench coats I bought on sale for $19.95 last week.  It’s this one:

Subtle Survival Trench Coat

What a deal, eh?  For this cute, printed little number?  From $188, to $19.95.  That’s quite the mark-down right there.  Bam!  Now I just can’t wait for the weather to cool off to wear it! Seriously, yet another moment in my life when I just have to say how much I love Anthro for their superlative sales.

Okay, so I made a liar out of myself, and said I would post the day before yesterday.  I didn’t.  I also said I would post me wearing another flattering hue from the Real Simple article. Nope, didn’t do that either.  However, I am wearing one of my new purchases…. my Lemon Stick Wedges of goodness and love.  Oh how glad I am I snagged these.  Such a great vibe these throw at an ensemble.  And may I profess my great affection once again for the Raven’s Crossing Skirt?  This will be seeing many a fabulously prego and postpartum day in the coming months.

 

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Raven's Crossing, Tank- Gap Outlet, Blouse- Anthropologie Red Delicious Blouse, Belt-Anthropologie High Gloss, Shoes-Anthropologie Lemon Stick Wedges

MacGyver is hanging with a million scouts all week long, teaching them MacGyverish sorts of things, so I am without a reliable photographer.  However my daughter’s picture-taking-induced-palsy has seemed to resolve somewhat as evidenced in this photo. Not bad.  I think she may have a temp job until MacGyver’s back.

I got my eyebrows threaded the other day and, welp, …. let me put it to you this way…..it didn’t tickle.  Owwee.  I found if I breathed through it like I was dealing with a contraction, it didn’t make me want to reach out and deck her.  Unfortunately, she took off a bit too much, in my opinion, but I still plan on going back again, armed with a picture of the brow thickness i so desire.  How ’bout any of you?  Pro-threading or do you salute the plucking/waxing flags?

And congratulations to all of you who may have FINALLY acquired a Back Porch blouse, thanks to the sale this morning.  The wait for that one was long and painful, so a well-deserved pat on the Anthro Fashioneers’ Back if you waited to snag it.

I was enticed by the Budding Dahlia Dress, but I already knew I’d be waiting it out for a second cut, since I knew the first cut would only get it down to $130.  Then again, I’m a total waffler lately and could easily re-nig that last statement.  I just love the vintagey vibe, and hey….wouldn’t it qualify for one of the universally flattering colors in the Real Simple article?  Mellow Rose?

Talk me down, peeps.  I’m already jonesing for this:

Million Pleats Midi Skirt

Which looked surprisingly fantastic on me, oompa-loompa-like and all, and would continue to rock my world after the little man vacates this luxury hotel.  And also this:

Sugared Dress

which I clearly cannot wear right now, so I might as well wait for sale.

I seriously PROMISE tomorrow I will be back with a flattering hue from the Real Simple article.  Pinkies are involved in this promise, I swear it.

xoxo Molly

 

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