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Navy is the Gravy

The fashion Gods have spoken.  Navy is in, baby. And I’m pleased as ever about it.

Navy is the gravy.  It goes wonderfully with just about every fashion “meal” you can serve up.  Prints or solids, if it’s navy….you’re good.

Some are even touting navy as the neutral of the season.

Even though I know navy is the gravy, I wanted to show y’all I believe it. So I did a little “ode to Navy” of sorts over the past couple of weeks and documented what I came up with. Have a looksie.

Wearing: Cardi-Banana Republic Outlet, Pants-Anthropologie AG Stevie Ankle, Top-Anthropologie , Belt-J.Crew, Shoes- J.Crew Factory

Wearing: Shorts-Old Navy, Top-Target, Cardi-J.Crew Factory Jackie, Necklace-Anthropologie, Shoes-Anthropologie

Wearing: Pants-Anthropologie AG Stevie Ankles, Top-J.Crew Silk Bow Cami, Cardi-J.Crew Jackie, Shoes-J.Crew Factory Patent Bow ballet Flats

Wearing: Top-J.Crew, Skirt-Anthropologie Weave the Ring, Shoes-Anthropologie Scarlet and Crimson Wedges, Belt-Anthropologie Checkerboard Belt

Wearing: Top-ATL, Skirt-Anthropologie Nubby Striped Skirt, Shoes-Chie Mihara NINA, Belt-Anthropologie Looping Lanes Belt, Necklace-Anthropologie

 

Wearing-Skirt-J.Crew No.2 Pencil skirt Wool, Top-Anthropologie, Cardi-J.Crew Jackie, Tights-Anthro, Shoes-Anthro Budding T-Straps

Wearing: Pants-Gap, Top-Gap, Cardi-Anthropologie, Belt-Anthropologie High Gloss, Bag-Anthropologie Saddlebag, Shoes-BC Footwear

Here’s simply a sliver of navy…as an accent, it’s gravy too!

Wearing: Top-Anthropologie Scalloped , Pants-J.Crew Cafe Capri, Belt-J.Crew, Shoes- Sam Edelman, Necklaces-BR Outlet, Earrings-Anthro (super old.)

So, how’s about it?  Anyone hungry?

May I suggest gravy.  Navy gravy.

xoxo Molly

 

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A Kick in the Pants: The Anthrofied DIY Challenge Reminder to win a $25 Anthropologie Giftcard

Okay ladies.  What gives?  I have some fabulous Anthrofied DIY entries, but only 3!!!  Come on….you can do it!!  The deadline is this Saturday, but if I hear from enough of you that you just need a little bit more time, I could be swayed to push back the deadline a bit.  Let me know if you’ve got something in the works.  I’d love for this to be an Anthrofied feast, so the more…the merrier!

On my own DIY front, I’m almost done with my paper lantern chandelier project.  Just an hour or two left.  And I busted out more spray paint for Uncle Buck.  Thank you to all who weighed in over the Anthrofied Art Nook and my antlers.  Uncle Buck got a nice glossy white shower the other night, and I like the results much better.  I’m still considering yarn wrapping parts of the antlers, just to add a bit more funk.

Uncle Buck goes Glossy White. What'dya think? You likey?

I’ve worn my Akka Wedges 4 times in the last 2 weeks.  These babies are so comfortable, and morph either gray or muted green depending on what you wear.  I diggeth them mucho.

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Harrington Sound Dress, Cardi-J.Crew Maya, Necklace-Anthropologie Mustard and Sage, Shoes- Anthropologie Akka Wedges, Handbag-Anthropologie Slate Saddlebag

I’ve been waking up about 6 times a night to pee for over a month now.  It’s really getting ridiculous.  Now the bambino’s starting to wake me up for good at 4:30 a.m. and try as I may, there is no REM re-entry for this incubator.  I want to cry.  Instead, I will smile at the purchase I made with my $25 coupon last night.

Ann Taylor Loft Transparent Squares Print Shell

and this with my other one.

Ann Taylor Loft Lurex Stripe Zip Shoulder Sweater

Both of these gorgeous tops will join ranks and form harmonious friendships with many of my Anthro skirts and pants, I’m sure of it.

I also had a chance to pop in real quick at the mothership.  Couldn’t resist this charming vixon named Alery.  She was swapped in for a return of the Lepidoptera.  It was a decision of much mental wrestling…however I cannot deny how much more often I will be able to don this everyday frock as opposed to the party-begging colors and flirty shape of the Lepidoptera.  I can’t wait to throw this on post-partum and feel really cute, adding in colored belts for a bit of “party in the middle”.

Alery Dress

I also couldn’t resist the Bojagi Pullover in red.  Love the sleeves and neckline on this baby.

Bojagi Pullover

I also tried on the mystery Girls from Savoy dress that the lovely Roxy reviewed here…. and subsequently fell madly in love…. must pick that one up next month with my birthday coupon.  A favor though?  Could someone close to 5’9″ – 5’10″ try it on and tell me how short the hem is on them?  This baby bump is quite the roadblock in gauging if it will be tramp-does-texas or classy and sassy.  Thanks in advance.

 

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Color Inspiration Piece: Saturn Sunhat. And an invitation to all you bumpies out there.

It’s been a while.  High time for another color inspiration piece post, right?

Let’s play.

So I told you I finally tracked down a Saturn Sunhat. (They were gone online the second it hit sale).  Saving the day, the glorious Anthro peeps in Mesa, AZ  mailed me the hat, along with the Earl Grey Necklace.  You should have seen the size of the box….it was HUGE!  All so that the hat wouldn’t get crushed.  MacGyver’s eyes were the size of Costco pies when he saw how big the box was….thinking it was filled to the brim with goodies that must have cost a bloody fortune. (I wish).  However, he was relieved to discover the contents weighed a mere 2 lbs.  Thank you buckets, Mesa AZ Anthro, for your attention to care and packaging.

The colors in the hat are so yummy to me…that’s what instantly drew me to it.  Orange and blues….pair these two colors together and you have a smash hit.  They are complimentary colors, meaning they’re opposite on the color wheel.  Complimentary colors in bright hues can be alarming, like Florida Gators alarming.  But when toned down, and used in muted or dusky tones, the colors become rich and interesting.  I read in a design magazine once that for best results you shouldn’t use even amounts of each color in the palette/ensemble. Choose one or two dominant colors and use the rest for accents.  You can see that the Saturn Sunhat has done exactly this.  The swathes of dusky orange and dirty cornflower blue are cut with thinner slices of rich navy and swipes of grainy tannish/bone.  Yummy.

 

The Inspiration Piece: Anthropologie Saturn Sun Hat

You’ll find that putting together color inspired outfits from inspiration pieces is easy when they are truly inspiring TO YOU.  All of us respond differently to color.  I happen to be very much attracted to muted and dusky tones.  It’s much easier for me to work with them than bright or pale colors.  So here’s how this one translated for me.  Recognize I cannot wear 90% of my wardrobe at this point, so given what I am to work with, I kind of like the way this one turned out.

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Harrington Sound, Cardi-J.Crew Ethereal Ruffle, Belt-Banana Republic, Shoes-Target Wakana Wedge, Necklace-Anthropologie Earl Grey, Bag-Anthropologie Slate Saddlebag

Being in dire need of a re-polish on my toes, and dealing with the harsh reality that I can no longer reach them without squishing the little man on board, I grabbed my 10 year old daughter and we ladies had a salon polish.  She got her fingernails done too, in a pattern of fuschia and orange.  (What can I say? She’s ahead of her time). ;)  I, on the other hand, was deeply and subconsciously effected by the Earl Grey Necklace and chose this gorgeous shade of O.P.I. called Mermaid’s Tears.  As we were leaving the salon, my daughter (who’s a chatterbox, and attempted to chat it up with the kind Vietnamese man doing her nails the entire time), says, “You know, he was really really nice. It’s just too bad I couldn’t understand a thing he was saying.”  I love that girl.  She just says it like it is.

On the toes: O.P.I. Mermaid's Tears

What else do I love? This nail polish. Like can’t-stop-looking-at-my-toes- love it.  It reads a bit more tealish on the toes than dirty green like it looks in the bottle. Just FYI.

In other headlines, what the dickens happened to my Lepidoptera Dress?  They’ve changed the product shot completely.  Look:

 

Old shot.

 

New Shot: What the....?!

So does it have a blue bow or not?  I’m confused.  The old product shot is still shown next to the new vibrant blue sash.  Anyone care to chime in on this one?  I can’t decide if I love the blue bow or hate it.  I need to process.  This is WAY too much stress for a Saturday.

xoxo Molly

P.S. I received a fabulous email suggestion from reader Gemma a few weeks ago while I was away.  Hi Gemma!  She was currently pregnant, though by the time I got back to her, her water had broken and she was in the hospital on bed rest!  She suggested doing an Anthro-wearing Mothers-to-be reader outfit submission.  I think it’s a great idea!  I’d love to see all you other expecting mommies out there, getting your Anthro frockiness on.  So start sending me your photos and I’ll put together a post the week of August 14-20.  And just because I don’t believe in exclusivity, if any brave, non-prego ladies would like to send a photo of themselves with a faux bump wearing Anthro, you’re invited too!  Just recognize the bumps not the only thing that grows when you’re with child…..(Enter music…..”Baby got back!)

P.S.S. Send all submissions to molly@anthromollogies.com.  Thanks!

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