First things first….this week’s sale at Anthro. What did I buy? Only one item. This flowy green goddess:
Her flowy sleeves make me simply giddy with satisfaction. Dolman sleeves are kinda magic for the straight-waisters among us. They “have the effect of making the shoulders look sloped, therefore minimizing the appearance of the waist.” Dolman sleeves = good for Molly, especially for my in-between sizes while I morph back to my former self, and will be much appreciated on my normal body shape once I’m there. I can’t wait to play with her. What did y’all grab? (here’s a tidbit….I may write y’all in my blog posts once in a while, but I never say y’all in real life because I’m not a born n’ bred Texan…just an implant. But I like the idea of contracting “you all” as a principle, since it kinda just rolls off the tongue and is less work overall). Don’t y’all agree?!
I bit the bullet and bought the Painted Plaid Dress when it was full price. I was GREAT with child at the time, “great” being liken to the size of a barn. But I knew this dress would be a cherished member of my closet arsenal for years to come and that I would end up mentally flogging myself from now and forever if I missed out on it. So I bought it and stared longingly at it in my closet for a few months, tags attached, not even tried on, and then…..it hit sale. And to make the deal sweeter, Anthro was offering the additional 50% off of sale when it hit, remember? You should…since this happened just last month. So I returned the original and ordered it online for $49.95 instead of, what was it, like $168?
It was WAY tight on my postpartum rib cage this first day I broke it out and I had to sweet talk MacGyver into zipper assistance…but when all was said and zipped, I felt pretty darn fabulous in it. This is a feat, as a postpartum mom. Many days are spent not feeling fabulous in your own flabby skin. So when that dress zips up that you’ve been ogling for what feels like forever, it’s a good day. A very good day.
Many of you expressed your liking for the post I did here, styling the Split Diamonds Shift dress several different ways. So here I go again, only this time I’m painting it plaid. Hope you enjoy. Tell me which is your fave, why don’t cha (another great contraction…thanks to these girls). Sorry for the closet shots…my little guy was snoozing in the bassinet and you never wake a sleepin’ baby, not even for fashion.
Set 1: Jacket-Anthropologie Immutable Jacket, Belt-Anthropologie, Tights-Anthro, Shoes-Anthropologie
Set 2: Top-Anthropologie Lemon Liftoff Blouse, Belt-Anthropologie Vivid Brink Belt, Hat-Anthropologie Verdant Fields Cloche, Boots-Bjorn
Set 3: Top-Anthropologie Nicoletta Blouse, Belt-Anthropologie, Tights-J.Crew, Necklace- Anthropologie Verveine, Shoes- Chie Mihara Foreso, or Anthropologie Bootlegger's Gal Heels
Set 4: Top-Anthropologie Nicoletta Blouse, Belt-Anthropologie, Shoes- Anthropologie Marquee Gemmed Heels, Tights-J.Crew, Necklace-Anthro Verveine
Set 5: same as above except with brown and black tights from J.Crew
Set 6: same, except TIghts - Hue, Shoes- Anthropologie Fine Cut Oxfords
Set 7: Same as 6 except Tights-J.Crew, Necklace- Anthropologie Papaya Pebble
Set 8: Sweater-Anthropologie unknown- brand is HWR, Belt-Ann Taylor, Tights-J.Crew, Shoes-Anthropologie Carved Celadon Heels
Set 9: same as set 8, but shoes are Chie Mihara Foreso.
Can you tell I had fun playing around, especially with the Nicoletta Blouse? Word to the fashionable-wise: Tights and accessories always save the day. If you like the styling in sets #8 and 9, heed the following warning…..The style of pull-on style sweater you wear needs to nip in at the bottom. It needs to be somewhat fitted in the bottom half in order to tame the volume going on with the dress. If you ignore this point, you may be disappointed with the IRL execution of the set. That’s my disclaimer. Just sayin’……
Hope you’ve got some excellent plans brewing for the weekend. Do something fun for me, k? Laundry and menial cleaning is on the agenda around these parts…