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Colorphile Series: Mint, Salmon, & Persimmon

It was with great satisfaction that I happened upon this awesome color inspiration a few weeks ago.  I Pinned it of course.

These colors are so vivid, I can taste them. Synesthesia, anyone?

Source – this blog rocks

You know what happens when something so colorfully spectacular happens to your retinas?  The cones residing in them commence having a dance party, that’s what.  They party at supersonic speed, pipe lined through the optic nerve, and explode in the brain as genuine inspiration.

In short: “Ooooooohh!  Aaaaaaaaahh!” and then “Oh man, I’ve gotta try this!”

So I did.

Wearing: Top-J.Crew Buffalo Check, Pants- J.Crew Scout Crops, Shoes-J.Crew Factory Bow Patent Ballet Flats, Bracelet- J.Crew Belt, Earrings- Anthropologie

 I Crewed it up with this outfit, didn’t I? Only the earrings hail from Anthro. I knew I wanted a pop of color on my wrist.  I had a bracelet that was perfectly Persimmon, however the vibe/design of it was just….off. It didn’t belong.  It was like “one of these kids is not like the other”, but not in the good yin and yang fashion sense way. I wanted a bit of simple ruggedness.

That’s when I saw this belt out of the corner of my eye.

I started wrapping, and then…..Voila!

Belt as bracelet. Why not?

Anyone else out there feeling at one with Persimmon, Mint, and Salmon?

Or are you a compatriot Synesthete? For the record, I haven’t formally been diagnosed with Synesthesia, and don’t think I would be. But if you ask me what the color blue tastes like, I literally salivate; and when I hear music, it looks like a flaming, moving rainbow.

Synesthete or not, I enjoy it. So crank up the music, I say. And wear something colorful while you’re at it.

xoxo Molly

P.S. A little birdie told me the Anthropologie sale this week (on Tuesday) is gonna be GOOD. REALLY good. So make sure you check out Roxy’s blog tonight and especially tomorrow morning for sale post info!







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Hitting The Motherload.

There are shopping trips, and then there are memorable shopping trips.

This past weekend, my friends, I had a fabulously memorable one. It of course included Anthro. But that’s not where I spent the  most money.  More on that later….

Remember my post here where I talked about making purchases now when you love something mucho, even though it may not fit, to wear some day in the future…..when you know it will?  These shorts are proof that I practice what I preach. I bought them once they hit sale way back in the smack dab middle of my pregnancy, (when there wasn’t a prayer I could shimmy them over the hippers), and now?  I couldn’t be happier with them. I seriously dig bermudas.

Wearing: Shorts-Anthropologie, Top-Banana Republic, Necklace-Anthropologie Papaya Pebbles, Shoes-Anthropologie

I have a major crush on this necklace as well.   I did not, however, adore it’s length on me.  I’m what you call a long-necker.  So I took it to a beading store and had an extender put on it for a few bucks.  ‘Tis perfect now. If I pick up this little number when it hits sale (which I shockingly was able to put down and walk away without this past weekend), I will add an extender to it as well.  Highly suggest a little necklace extender for those of you with longer torsos, and especially those of us with long necks.  It opens up the whole-wide world of necklace possibilities for you.

Back to the shopping tales…. I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.  I certainly did.  Our company just left today, and oh what a grand time was had.  My sis-in-law and I hit THE MOTHERLOAD while shopping.  Mercy!

J.Crew Outlet damage: 3 pairs of shoes (these, these, and I can’t find the link to the others, but they’re the perfect rusty/brown suede with bronze studs all over the toes.), a pink large gingham shirt I’ve wanted for like ev, a new Jackie in cotton candy pink, and this little sherbetty number below.

Wearing: Cardi-Anthropologie Wisteria Cardigan, Skirt-J.Crew Outlet, Tank-Banana Republic, Tights-J.Crew, Shoes-Nine West. Squishy Baby Banks is sporting a Target tie.

I want to buy stock in anything orange and polka-dotted after putting this flowy player in action.  I couldn’t help but grab the squishy Mr. Banks for a photo op since we totally coordinated. He’s cool like that. My shoes, by the way, are grass green-colored slingbacks, so it’s totally fine with me that the grass is obscuring them.

Banana Republic Outlet damage: 2 belts (with awesome animal clasps on them), a geometric patterned top, two short sleeve cardis, and a faux Chanel large link necklace that was $8.  I don’t lie.

Anthro Damage: Doesn’t really qualify as “damage” since I only bought one thing, a surprise sale-room purchase. I purchased it back in December, but thought it was too poofy on me. So I returned it.

Anthropologie Paned and Pocketed A-Line Skirt

Apparently time at the gym and….well…..time in general, have made it look way better on me.  I still have middle-muffinitis to eradicate, but I suspect it will be a beloved neutral pattern in my closet for quite some time.  Thanks, Maeve.  I love me a silk pocketed new closet friend. And at the second cut price of $49.95, ……I can totally justify stopping by the real J.Crew store yesterday and finding a few more treasures yesterday. What?!?!

yep. I innocently called J.Crew to see if they had these minty chinos I’ve been obsessing about. The outfit combos are endless with these babies.

J.Crew Scout Chinos, Mint

They did. Miney-mine-mine. And they also had a Jackie cardi in a DRA color, (looks like a dark raisin to me), a stripe v-neck for $12, and 2 leather belts in a peachy orange and navy. On sale.  yee-ha!

I toldcha, there are shopping trips, and then there are memorable ones.  This entire weekend?  One super happy memorable shop-0-rama. Can’t wait to play with all the spoils. Hope you all took in a few spoils of your own too. Spill it friends.

Tomorrow Flex your Styling Muscle series is coming with Travel Sets for Kelly!

Now I will excuse myself to go stare at my minty scout chinos.

xoxo Molly







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