Thursday, April 29, 2010

what i found in the sale room--plus options layered on

hey, you guys! hope everyone is having an amazing week.
i promised awesome daily reader elizabeth (happy thursday, elizabeth!), that i would post some pics of my new avenue of laces top that i bought a few weeks ago. so i am wearing above:

long sleeve tee: f21 in grey
pants: daughters of liberation, anthro in burgandy (super soft!)
top: ave of laces top
shoes: rocketdog

option 1: then i added this f21 knit vest in black.

it's finely woven, with a racerback neckline that can be seen better here (see 4th picture from top).

i love the thin belt and the angled edges at the hem. it's also lightweight and gives a bit of a waistline when you need one.

option 2: and THEN, i tried it on with this f21 black vest (it is a little odd having that sash at the waist of the top, but i kind of like the fact that the color ties it all together).

the vest is a wool blend, so pretty structured (i.e. i didn't have to suck in as much after lunch) and surprisingly flattering since it nips in at the waist and the shoulders flare out, reminiscent of star trek's next generation.

option 3: well! of course, then i had to have my tea-party (gastronomical that is, not political) option.
another f21 special. it's a knockoff of coco chanel's cute little houndstooth jackets.

i love layering the differing textures, colors, and shapes. it lends a prim air, yet isn't too stiff to hang out at the mall (after gorging on miniature cucumber sandwiches).

whaddya think, elizabeth? send pics of your outfit, too!

okey doke. moving onto other sale captures and conquests!

i picked up this tracy reece plenty top for 9.99! yup, somebody in LA likes me--and thankfully, she wears my size and loves to make returns.

i think i'm gonna call her Ofelia. thanks, ofie!

wasn't too sure about the colors initially, but WAS sure about that price tag. who loves an anthro bargain? THIS GIRL!

plus, after about mmmm, 2 minutes?

i started to really like the colors, especially since the fabrics are super soft, and the shirt is beautifully cut, has delicate little strings to tie at the neck, and generally makes you feel ready to go antiquing in a parisian flea market with keith johnson.

smooches, KJ!

and then!! i reverted back to my college girl ways. remember that?

when you would buy stuff NOT your size, (because it was on sale and that meant another $9.99 special) and
a) just squuueeeezed your way like a packed sausage into a jacket that was too small or
b) buy a shirt 2 sizes too large and then throw a skinny belt on and CALL IT A DAY?
not bad, eh?

well, here comes my favorite of the day. ming garden top, how i've waited and sale-stalked for you!

the minute i saw this on the website, i just gazed for a happy dazed moment at the loveliness of the print. it's just so light, graceful, and luxurious. 

it took its sweet time going to the sale rack, and when it did, i couldn't find my size initially. but sunday was my lucky day.

could it be any cuter? i just want to throw it over my shoulder and give it a good burping, it's SO DARNED CUTE.

hi there, cute little twin sister of ming garden top.

don't know your name and not super thrilled that your string waist belt fell off somewhere between the dressing room and my front door, but will squire you around time quite happily anyway.

the front silkiness is all luxe, and the back soft cotton is all comfort. perfect for layering, or a nice summery jaunt to you-know-where.

one update:

a few weeks ago, i tried this green beauty on in anthro's fitting room. loved it, wanted to make out with it and meet its parents, but balked about the price tag.

after some deep thinking, i went to another store (el segundo, instead of home store del amo), found it in an xs, and made the commitment.

here, it's paired with my anthro belt, daughter of liberation pants (also for sale, 20 bucks!) and one of the stylish anthro fabric rosettes (also sale item, about $9). shoes, thailand special.

i'm loving the colors, green and brown and grey all over.

to top it all off, i had my official anthro SA hairstyle (you know, the forehead braids tied together in the back in a carefully carefree manner) so was feeling as jaunty as a prairie girl has a right to.


ok, so i want to know about you guys! what's the BEST SALE ITEM you've ever gotten at anthro?
and send pics if you have a digital camera, iphone, bberry (which essentially means all of you), please?

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