Tuesday, August 31, 2010

anthropologie southward stop shirtdress

i recently acquired the southward stop shirtdress from anthropologie. did i need another shirtdress? no. but the cut is so lovely and i decided the dresses i wear the most are comfortable,  fit well, and  have sleeves. check, check, and check. i also think it looks great with a skinny belt:

i thought i would share some fun styling options for even more versatility:

this first look is geared to be a little more girly for fall. the belt featured is what i am wearing in the fitting room:
Southward Stop Shirtdress
$128 - anthropologie.com
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Marjorie Heels
$148 - anthropologie.com
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Mined Leaf Earrings
$38 - anthropologie.com
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Ring Of Plumes Belt - Anthropologie.com
$38 - anthropologie.com

up next is how i would wear the dress for a casual day in fall. i have these boots and can't seem to wear them enough. in my opinion, they work with anything:

Lady's Choice Cardigan
$88 - anthropologie.com
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Southward Stop Shirtdress
$128 - anthropologie.com
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Safekeeping Necklace
$198 - anthropologie.com
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Hi-Lo-Hi Belt
$24 - anthropologie.com
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lastly, here is how i would dress it up. the blue in the jacket will pull out the brilliant turquoise in the print. i tried this jacket on last night and LOVED it. it fit like a dream and the peacock feather was amazing in person:

hope this gives you some ideas on how to wear this dress!
until next time,

outfit of the day: 8.31.2010

hello! i was so excited when the babergh dress from anthropologie hit stores. i loved the color and cut, surprising as floreat is not always as generous in the hip area.
here is how i wore it to work today:

and here it is on me:

it was so comfortable, even sitting at a desk all day. AND actually didn't wrinkle as i thought it might! score!

until next time,

Monday, August 30, 2010

navy is the new black

i love navy blue. it seems to be the sweeter version of black, sophisticated, but without the edge. my only complaint is it is always SO hard to find navy blue shoes! behold my round-up of the best navy shoes out there.

let's kick it off with these lovely eyelet platforms, $158 from anthropologie. cut out suede with a bow on the toe? yes, please!

next up is emelyn by pedro garcia, $499 (or $495 at nordstrom). they just look so sumptious.

piperlime had a couple styles i liked: Oliver by Badgley Mischka and then Melia by Pour la Victoire
then we have countryside, from poetic licence at $99. a little retro, some added details. adorable.

lastly, the most affordable options come from nine west.

here is the timepiece at $89. that back ruffle looks amazing.

then there is the booboo, at $79, with a darling bow detail on the front.

the verbenia is an amazing find, part bootie, part heel and quite a steal at $89:

for something more glamorous, there is the escher. i have a weak spot for glitter. these look a little too fun for the office, but would be perfect for a night out!

until next time,

anthro fitting room review: ha'penny cardigan

i'll admit, on a recent trip to anthropologie, i grabbed the ha'penny cardigan, $128 by moth, to try on as a joke. it looked crazy. never do that at anthropologie. i ended up loving it. i tried it on in the yellow, which is more of a mustard color. this color rarely works on my fair skin tone and this was no exception. the purple colorway would be my best bet, as it is almost a purplely-blue-grey, flattering on me and would work with other pieces in my closet.

i fit a small in the cardigan. usually i am a small or medium (size 6-8 in tops). i loved it open, but then pulled in the drawstrings and tied up around the neck. it looked great this way too! there was something about it that made me think i might be "going to grandma's house" but i kind of liked that about it. at least its not red :) below is the purple color from the anthropologie site. it also comes in a grey and beige (neutal motif).

the detailing on the back is a nice surprise. it helped the sweater accentuate my shape and not be too overwhelming. i love that it can be worn a few different ways and would work with jeans or dresses. i definitely think i could make this work in my wardrobe this fall, winter, and even on into spring.

until next time,

outfit of the day: 8.30.2010

hello there!

i thought i would start posting OOTDs. this will help me keep track of what i am actually wearing in my closet versus what i think i am wearing in my closet. (also it's fun!)

First, illustrated by polyvore:OOTD: 8/30/2010
Twinkle Twinkle Dress
$168 - anthropologie.com - available now!

Little Larsen Posts
$28 - anthropologie.com - available now!

Poetic Licence Delish at Zappos.com
$98 - zappos.com - available now!

Levantine Lale Cardigan - Anthropologie.com
anthropologie.com - circa august 2008 catalog

and then by me:
 (sorry about the wrinkles. note to self: take pictures before going to work, not after!)
the back of the cardigan is what i love the most. i thought the green stems tied all the colors  together.
taking a photo of your back proves to be quite difficult, so i apologize for the body contortions. here are better product shots from anthropologie:

and of course my new poetic licence heels, style delish in brown:

until next time,