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An afternoon Shoegasm

(composed on Friday, July 8th)

So, today my Anthro catalog finally arrived.   And ladies, I’m in trouble.  Four kinds of trouble.

#1. Glossed Loafer Trouble

Glossed Loafers, in either color really.

#2.  Red Pepper Heels Trouble

Red Pepper Heels

#3.  Towering Tassel Mules Trouble

Towering Tassel Mules

#4.  Fanfare Platforms Trouble

Fanfare Platforms

Thank you for my afternoon shoegasm, Anthro.  I hope it was as good for you as it was for me.

Oh, and if that wasn’t enough….then I perused the website tonight and saw these.

Trouble #5

Aldourie Fling Booties (a.k.a cousin to last year's Lass and Laddie Oxfords)

FYI Nerdy-wordies out there…..Aldourie is actually a place.  It’s a small crofting village on the east shore of Loch Ness. Just in case you were wondering.  I always do.  Put a kilt on me and call me Scottish…. these will for sure be making their way into the welcoming arms of my shoe shelves.

And now I shall make a confession.  I kind of already purchased the Fanfare Platforms….  And they arrived today, just after the catalog feast.  They’re GORGE.  I could die happy smelling the essence of their real leatherness for evermore.  They couldn’t fit better. Truth is, the moment they hit the website I lost all accountability and reason.  (See JG’s hilarious flow chart and follow the “I would kill something really cute for it” arrows…..)  I bought them during the sale on Tuesday, where I also picked up these:

Triphasic Earrings (style #21027727)

and this:

Kusari Necklace (style #20557971)

Super happy with all three purchases.  The earrings aren’t too heavy.  They’re long, but light.  And the necklace is a good weight, length, and the details are so very rockin’, aren’t they?

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Lithe, Top-Target, Cardi-Banana Republic Outlet, Belt J.Crew, Necklace-Ann Taylor Loft, Shoes-Anthropologie Precious Metal Wedges, Earrings-Anthropologie

This outfit was brought to you by the teamwork of many different labels.  The Anthro skirt, which I don’t know the name of, was a recent ebay purchase.  It has a super long jersey waistband that can fold down to your liking.  I bought it for a song on ebay, and thank my lucky stars I have it in my maternity wardrobe to play with for the duration of double occupancy.  And postpartum….my leftover muffin top will appreciate the….ahem….forgiveness provided by the jersey waistband.  The cardi was a purchase I made last weekend at the outlets with my sis-in-law when the outlets were having an additional 40% off.  I think I paid $18 for it.  I’ve been looking for a bright cardi like this for what seems like ages. I love the metallic buttons and that the neckline is v’d so to offer some variety in my wardrobe, from the arsenal of J.Crew round-neck Jackies I seem to be acquiring.  Variety is good for the fashion soul.

I’ll be back this weekend with a IRL shot of the Fanfare Platforms for any of you who might be pining for the company of their awesomeness and need a friendly shove over the edge….I’m here for you. :)

xoxo Molly

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The Gravitational Pull

Today, Anthropologie drug me in with it’s mind powers and shook me like a dog. (anyone remember Monsters Inc.?  Great show, that one.)  I could literally feel it’s gravitational pull.  I had a price adjustment to claim on the Precious Particulars (hallelujah!) and some serious trying-on-business to attend to.  I tried on the Garden Party Dress (hell-to-the-No! on me), the Magellan Dress (cute, had to size up), the Tessera Dress (cute, true to size), the Fountain of Youth dress again in the stripe pattern (wanted to take this home, but pocket seam was ripped….no more in my size), and a bunch of tops.  The surprise of the day?  Using my PA credit to buy this! I fell in love!  Love the colors and abstract pattern; going to play with it and style it up to see if it’s a total keeper.  Also found a new little love to dream about, not online yet.  It’s a sweet white top, sort-of lacey and flowy, by Addison Story.  I’m going to think on it, go back to pet it again, and figure out if it wants to come home with me in a few days.

Taught lessons this afternoon, had dinner in the crockpot by 2 p.m. (go me!), started sewing my three-tiered Chiffon ruffle slip (which I will do a full tutorial on, promise!), and talked with my daughter about puberty.  Joy.  For realz.  I was like, seriously, already?  You’re 9!  Her biggest fear….tampons… that it could get shoved up so far and “be lost up there forever”.  I had to fake a coughing fit to cover my hyena laughter and walk out of the room.  I love that girl.

On that note….here’s what I wore today, and let me just state for the record again how much fondness in my heart I have for ebay.  I found this skirt a year ago after searching for a few months.  I can’t remember the name now, but it’ll come to me.  This is the quality of blogging you get from me when it’s midnight.  Please come back….

Post Edit:  I’m redeeming myself and have found the name…The Donna and Harriet Skirt.  Go me!

 

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Donna and Harriet Skirt, Top-BR outlet, Necklace- Anthropologie, Belt-Anthro Leaps and bounds, Cardigan-J.Crew Jackie, Tights-Hue, Shoes-Scarlet and Crimson Wedges

 

Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie Donna and Harriet Skirt, Top-BR outlet, Necklace- Anthropologie, Belt-Anthro Leaps and bounds, Cardigan-J.Crew Jackie, Tights-Hue, Shoes-Scarlet and Crimson Wedges

I am truly loving blogging, and I wanted to thank all of you who have commented and made me feel welcome to the Anthro blogging community.  I really, (like really-really), appreciate it.  The Anthro community is quite the cool place to be.  There’s lots of giveaways going on this week.  Have you been over to visit Carol and Kathryn at In Pursuit of Pretty Things?  They’re celebrating their 1 year blogi-versary with a $100 Anthropologie gift card giveaway!  Hollah, ladies!!  So generous.  Clicky-click on over there to enter.  Also, Sara from You, Me, and Anthropologie is celebrating her own birthday, and generously giving away $50 to Anthropologie or J. Crew.  Your choice!!  Click on over to enter as well.    Last, but not least, Tara, from Little Girl Big Closet is giving away one $50 and 2 $25 gift cards to Anthropologie for entering her giveaway!  Extra entries apply if you submit a photo you take following the tips in the posts she wrote on the components of photography.  I already know what I’m shooting a photo of… no-no-no, not my MacGyver’s hot buns on his new ladder… I took that one a while ago.  I’ll post my contest photo on here after the contest ends, just for fun-sies.

Here’s wishing you a fantastical Friday.  We’re going camping!  Anthro goes grunge.  I’ll have a full report Saturday!  OHH!  And I’m SERIOUSLY excited about Saturday night….I’m going to the musical Wicked for my first time ever.  I think I’ll wear something green….

xoxo Molly

 

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