Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Anthropologie Love

Hello girls, hope you're all doing well. Is everyone looking forward to Turkey Day tomorrow? The boyfriend and I are heading over to his cousin's home for a spectacular dinner. I expect to come back 10 pounds heavier!:)

Well, I see that Anthropologie has added a bunch of new items to their website. Not really feeling the new dress additions, but one piece that really caught my eye, and I MUST own, is this gorgeous sweater coat by Sleeping on Snow.

Handpainted Poppies Sweatercoat

It may not be for everyone, especially with its hefty $298 price tag, but to me, it's to die for. The embroidery, the colors, the fit...LOVE!!! I will find a way to make this mine. It's just one of those super unique pieces that I can see myself turning to year after year.

What to do you think, do you like it? What else do you ladies fancy from Anthro's latest collection?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

What's Your Limit???

Good morning, ladies, I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely weekend. As I sat here sipping my coffee and perusing the newspaper, I came across an article about the introduction of nine inch heels to the masses, and ouch! It leaves me wondering, who in the heck is going to be able to walk in these??????

Dubbed the "Sky Heel," this shoe is available in vibrant shades of gold and red and costs just under $100. Experts claim that consumer demand drove manufacturers to develop this towering stiletto, in an attempt to mimic the look of celebrities who dare to don 5, 6, or even 7 inch heels.

I love me some high heels, don't get me wrong. In fact, my closet is filled to the brim with 3 and 4 inch heels, but a girl DOES have her limits, you know. Does anyone think these are completely ridiculous? I mean, who could WEAR these (other than Lady Gaga)????

Aside from aesthetics, I also worry about the injuries that these could potentially cause. Twisted ankles, torn tendons, broken wrists from the attempts to break a fall...Yikes!

However, we all have different comfort levels. Some of us feel unsteady in 2 inch heels, while I see girls strutting down the streets of Manhattan, rocking 6 inch spiked heels like runway models.

I'd say that a 4 inch heel would be the tippy tops for me. How about you? Could you rock a 6+ inch heel, or are sneakers more your style?

*Images courtesy of the UK Daily Mail.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Just dropping in to share a few of the new cuties that I'm LOVING on Anthropologie's site these days...I don't see any one piece that I *MUST* have in my life, but I do adore the look of these lovely, feminine frocks.

Each piece offers something completely different, but I love bright colors, bold prints, and beautiful floral patterns.

What items are YOU loving these days?

Friday, November 12, 2010

eShakti Fall Savings

Hi girls! Happy Friday! I hope all of you are off to a great start to the weekend! Just dropping in for a brief moment to pass along a little fashion discount to everyone. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember that I reviewed an online store called eShakti, which features beautiful, affordable, standard size and custom-made clothing for ladies on a budget.

Well, eShakti was kind enough to pass along a 15% off discount code that I can share with all of my interested readers! Head on over to their website now to take advantage of the savings! This discount code is good through November 30, 2010.

Promo Code: Ch44DA

Have a great evening and happy shopping!:)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day and a Trip to Anthropologie

Hello out there to all of my lovely, lovely readers! I hope your day went well.

In honor of Veterans Day, please take a moment to remember all of the amazing, inspiring Veterans who sacrificed so much to keep our country safe and protect our freedom. I am so grateful for all that they have done and continue to do!

Now, being that I work for a bank, I had the day off in observance of the holiday, so I spent a few lovely hours at Anthropologie. I decided to try out their *free* personal shopping service, so I phoned ahead and made an appointment with Audra at the gorgeous Chelsea Market Anthropologie location.

Ladies, even though I am a very experienced shopper who adores creating my own unique looks and outfit combinations, I cannot say enough good things about this service. I was looking to save some time today, so it was really great to arrive at the store and head straight down to the dressing room, which was already filled to the brim with each item I was dying to try on. The stylist also included an array of accessories and some additional outfit ideas, as well. She was super sweet and accommodating, and was on hand for over an hour to help me decide which pieces worked best on me.

If you live in the NYC area, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the personal shopping service at the Chelsea Market location. It's a fabulous option if you're pressed for time, at a loss as to what to buy (AS IF!!!), or just too damn impatient to fight the masses and run all over the store like a crazy person in search of those highly coveted items. (Wait, maybe that's just me...;) )

Getting back to the clothes, I was able to try on a TON of stuff today. There were some amazing finds and a few disappointments, a few of which were captured on film for everyone to see.;)

Let's begin with the Andrick Coat from Plenty by Tracy Reese. Now, I blogged about this beauty not too long ago, and it was love at first sight. I actually squealed when I saw it on the hanger today. (Pathetic, I know.) It is even more beautiful in person than I imagined! I wasn't sure which size I should get, so I started with a 0 and figured I'd work my way up from there, if need be. Well, that 0 was pretty darn perfect, especially since this would be more of a special occasion coat for me, rather than my daily winter gear under which I'd want the option of layering heavy, chunky knits for added warmth.

This coat has a very structured, tailored fit and amazing attention to details. I'm all about the flowers and embroidery, and this coat was not lacking in either. The color of the coat is more merlot than true red, but it's absolutely gorgeous. The only negative aspect for me is the faux fur collar, which I found to be a bit tight around my neck. I rolled it down and it felt less constricting, so I don't think it's a deal breaker.

Overall, this is just a totally glam and fabulous coat. I would definitely rock this at all of my holiday parties, if only it were just a bit cheaper.

I also tried on the Laced With Grace (Size 2) and Easy-As-Pie dresses (Size 2), both of which were smashing hits. Unfortunately, my camera batteries decided to fail me at that exact moment, so I don't have photo proof for you guys...yet! Let's just say that one of these beauties came home with me today, and the other will be joining it in my closet come pay day!

I was pretty ticked off that I lost out on another photo op, so I bought some more batteries and headed over to the 5th Avenue Anthro to scope out the scene. I was also looking to try on the Florist's Arrangement Dress by Moth, which sadly, the Chelsea Market location didn't have in stock yet. I saw it dangling before my eyes the moment I walked in the store and promptly snatched it up to try on. I was taking the stairs two at a time to get to the fitting rooms, LOL.

Girls, I needn't have bothered. What a colossal disappointment this dress turned out to be! To be fair, I'll point out the positive...the material is soft and cozy, and the garment has a wonderful, ultra-feminine vintage vibe to it. However, once I put it over my head, I knew it would be a total disaster. It was absolutely HUGE on me and I pulled the XS. Once I had it on, I realized that the skirt had some super bizarre pleating issues going on, as well. I mean, hello, this dress successfully added about 20 pounds onto my hips. Who needs that???? It's not like I can size down in this, either. I kind of felt like I was wearing my middle school home ec project, LOL.

The color was off for me, too. I was hoping for a soft, creamy ivory shade, but this dress is more of a light gray than anything else. Definitely not ivory or cream. The flowers at the neckline looked a little homemade, as well.

Definitely couldn't wait to put this one back on the rack, but for those of you who are curious, I'll post my humiliation for all to see.;) Petite ladies, back away from this dress, as you will find yourselves swimming in it!

Holy cow, this dress is like a tent!

Wanna know which dress came home with me today??? This one!!!!! Can't wait to model it for you guys in the next few days! I plan to pair it with a black braided belt, black opaque tights, and some patent heels or booties.

This is what I wore for my shopping excursion today. I broke out the baby blue Curlytop Cardigan for the first time since I bought it, believe it or not.

Excuse the messy basement area.

Well, girls, tomorrow is Friday and another weekend will be upon us once again. I, for one, cannot wait! Have a great evening and let me know what you think, what you bought, etc. I love hearing from my readers!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Hello ladies, how have you been? My goodness, it's CRAZY that over a week has gone by since my last post! I truly apologize, but life has been very, very busy and the days seem to slip away from me on occasion. Well, I'm back and ready to blog, so here we go.

While browsing my favorite blogs last night, I was "reminded" of yet another Anthro item that I could kick myself for not purchasing a couple of years ago. This amazing coat is by Leifsdottir and every time I see it on a blogger, it takes my breath away. The soft blue color is drop dead gorgeous and the coat has such a sweet, vintage vibe with the golden latch closures and the textured, honeycomb fabric.

Leifsdottir Floe & Current Coat

Please, ladies, if any of you have this in size 2 and would like to sell it, can you PLEASE email me immediately? I've seen it on Ebay occasionally, but I always lose out for one reason or another.

On another note, tomorrow is Veterans Day and being that I work for a large financial institution, I get the day off. What's a girl to do with this unexpected free time? Well, I plan to head on down to my nearest Anthropologie store and try out their free personal shopping service! I've been doing really great with my budget this month, but there are at least 4 or 5 items that are seriously tempting me in a big way, so I figured I'd have the stylist pull these items (and a few extras) and help me decide which piece(s) are truly worth the money. While I normally shop alone, it's always great to have that extra eye in the dressing room, right? So, I'll let you ladies know how it all goes. I'm hoping to come home with a pretty new item to model for all of my lovely readers!:)

Have a wonderful afternoon and check back soon to see what I bought!

Monday, November 1, 2010

New! Sweet Little Anthropologie Sweater Dress

Hey ladies, hope your week is starting out great. Just did a little browsing over on Anthropologie's website and saw another item that I am in love with!

Look at the delicious, creamy, cozy, GORGEOUS Florist's Arrangement Sweaterdress by Moth! It looks so soft and comfy, doesn't it? It has some cute details, too, with a darling little flower near the shoulder and an amazing look from the back! You know I can't wait to try this one on!

Anyone else loving this one, too?

Enjoy the rest of your day!