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MERRYMAKING

Super happy-merry-joyful-fabulous-lovely Christmas wishes to you this fine day! Hope you are enjoying the holiday in all ways, but especially with celebratory Anthro splendor!! I’ve been loving wearing a few festive outfits the past few Sundays involving a few Anthro oldie-but-goodies:

Wearing: Skirt-J.Crew No. 2 Wool Pencil Skirt (tall), Sweater-Anthropologie, Belt-Anthropologie Crossroads Belt, Tights-Anthro, Shoes-Chie Mihara Foreso

Wearing: Skirt-J.Crew No. 2 Wool Pencil Skirt (tall), Sweater-Anthropologie, Belt-Anthropologie Crossroads Belt, Tights-Anthro, Shoes-Chie Mihara Foreso

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie (Oooooold, but a favorite!!), Sweater- Ann Taylor, Belt-Anthropologie, Tights-Anthropologie, Shoes-Chie Mihara Getaway, Coat-Anthropologie, Headband-ATL, Coat-Anthropologie Harvested Honey Coat

Wearing:

Wearing: Skirt-BHLDN Cockleshell Skirt, Tights-Anthropologie, Shoes-Chie Mihara Nerito, Top-ATL, Cardi-Anthropologie Cropped Mae Shrug, Hair Accessory-Anthropologie Madrid Feather Clip, Bracelets-Anthropologie

And I CERTAINLY hope Santa was good to you all, leaving you an Anthro pressie or two for you! He was lovely to me:

Both of these noggin toppers came my way.  Not so sure the Calistoga will be staying….but for it’s new cut price of $39.95, it just may!

Screen Shot 2013-12-25 at 9.17.17 PMThis bejeweled waist cincher:

Turkana Belt

Turkana Belt

For las manos:

Bow Bracelet Gloves

Bow Bracelet Gloves

So to keep my neck company, the following cuddler was gifted to me:

Orsa Tweedy Cowl

Orsa Tweedy Cowl

 

And these awesome vintage-inspired danglers for my ears:

Nepenthe Earrings

Nepenthe Earrings

What wasn’t under the tree was a little shopping I’d done when these babies when on sale for $6 a piece:

Calligrapher Canape Plates. I don't ever think I've "canaped", but by golly...these are going to be the coolest dessert plates EVER. Bought the entire freakin' alphabet. Couldn't resist.

Calligrapher Canape Plates. I don’t ever think I’ve “canaped”, but by golly…these are going to funtion as the coolest dessert plates EVER. Bought the entire freakin’ alphabet. Couldn’t resist.

I am not just an Anthro receiver…I giveth; whenever possible, I gift Anthro because their gifty-gifts are SO perfect.  In fact, I gifted several of these Callipgrapher plates, several earrings, a hat, an awesome cowl, an apron, and several of these mugs, (including one for moi and one for my 12 year old daughter who worships hot cocoa),

Screen Shot 2013-12-25 at 10.06.56 PMThey totally rock. Hot cocoa never tasted so good.

Hoping your day has been filled with goodness in all ways.  Merry Christmas and glad tidings of great joy to you, my friends and followers.  Looking forward to a new year of Anthro adventures with y’all.

xoxo Molly

P.S. in writing this post, looking for product names, I just discovered Anthro wished us a little Merry Christmas with markdowns, including my prugly pursuit.  Hmmm, wait til it gets marked down further or bite….

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A “Vested” Interest

Ahh, the Tiered Stripes Dress. How long did we all wait for it to hit sale?

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Tiered Column Dress, Vest-J.Crew Factory, Necklace-J.Crew Ram Pendant, Belt-J.Crew Factory, Shoes- Anthropologie Point of LIght Oxfords (Chie Mihara Foreso), Earrings- Anthropologie

I believe it was almost a year, no exaggeration whatsoever. Am I right? Would it be fair to say I had a vested interest in this dress? Yes indeed. And it paid off. Purchased on sale with the extra 25% off, this dress was $59. Sha-zam!

I own this same dress in a tank version, the Layered Column Dress, that I’ve worn more times than I can count. I wore it very pregnant, here and here. I’ve worn it many times since but haven’t caught it on camera. The black and goldish tone stripes coupled with the asymmetrical layers on the dress are totally slimaflaging. Camouflaging + Slimming. I totes just made that up. Catchy though, eh?

The red color of this Tiered Stripes Dress isn’t quite as forgiving as the black Layered Column, in my opinion. It’s a bit body-con, like “Bow-chicka-bow-wow”, if ya know what I mean. And welp, to be frank, sometimes….us ladies, well, we belly bloat….like once a monthish, (or in my case, once a week, after an awesome eat-fest of Chick-Fil-A fries with special Chickie-Fil-A sauce…..good gracious, it’s heaven, and totally worth the bloat;).)  Back on track….

Bloating + body-con dress = I can’t wear that right now. Bummer. However….

Bloating + body-con dress + deceiving the eye with a sweater vest and animal printed belt = Yes, Definitely yes.

Plus, I think adding a color and a printed belt to mix with the stripes just made it fun. And I like fun. Fashion should always be fun.

Did any of you take the bait on any of the column dresses? Bloat-hiding tricks you wish to share? C’mon Ladies….we’re in this together. (Cue spitting on palms and shaking hands.)

xoxo Molly

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Paint it Plaid, I Say.

First things first….this week’s sale at Anthro.  What did I buy? Only one item.  This flowy green goddess:

Valparaiso Dress

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…

xoxo Molly

 

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