Sunday, April 25, 2010

anthro crawl--rawr!

yesterday, i had the good fortune to swing (hah!) by the anthro in el segundo, for what i THOUGHT would be a quick 20 minute peek-in. i staggered out later with a bagfull of merch and a big cheshire-cat smile.
here are some that got away, but that i LOVE. please excuse the sports bra--i was wearing it for the swing balboa workshop which ended up being at least somewhat athletic.

i've been craving this dress since its arrival a few months ago. it's this heavy, oatmeal, grainy jersey, simply but beautifully draped. and that cluster of voile? chiffon? rosettes at the waist amps it up
juuuuust enough. not too fussy yet not too simple.

the length is about an inch below the knee for me (i'm 5'5''). proper enough to wear to church, work, or an amish wedding feast should that arise.

well, yoana baraschi does a perfect shimmery top very well. the gather in the front is flattering but not constrictive.

so you can be 3-4 months pregnant or have had a large chipotle burrito and still shuck corn just fine in this top. leeetle expensive, although isn't the glimmer of those buttoned flowers just
i hear a poor man's mastercard commercial emerging:

baraschi top: $118
joe's jeans: $127
1 year 24-hour fitness membership: $350
looking waay better than your high school bf at the 15 year reunion:
haze and glow cardi for $128. i've been eyeing this cardi for a month now. the patchy cut and wrap ties are so unique and organic.
and the colors look earthy, but bright. like this was hand-made by some 3rd world country children who stained the wool themselves with cranberry husks and blueberry juice.
as i'm not a big fan of the 3/4 sleeve, i will have to hold off on this. but i LOVE the asymmetric tie in front.

cannot believe i how instantly i'm drawn to embroidered flowers/birds/inanimate things on clothes. but isn't that just an automatic winner? especially if the embroidery is cut-out?! stinkin' genius.
well, i couldn't find an xs in this little yellow button top. but i will vouch for this top's fabric softness, adorable little buttons (albeit
not yellow), and general wearability. sale-stalk! if anyone sees an xs in the LA area, in 6-10 tuesdays, drop me a line!

why is mustard so beautiful on the shelf and so uninspiring on me? sure, there's the asian skin which doesn't need further yellowing.
i wanted to love this sweater, but i think i kept reaching for something to tie or button or belt. kept
wanting to want it.
on the upside, it's very cozy, and the cable-knit is so reminiscent of a scottish catholic girls' school uniform.

this is what i wore to anthro--i love the grey moth sweater (40 bucks? about 6 months ago) for layering. the green knit dress is from old navy (?15 bucks?) and black leggings from f21.
on my way out: the colors on this magnified geranium blouse for 98 bucks reminded me of so much of nalynne. the print is so beautiful! i stood there for a minute, a little stunned. and snuck a picture bc i just couldn't NOT.

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