Wednesday, February 16, 2011

OOTD: Meet my new best friend, Elodie Lily

I've been longing for this cardigan for some time now and am ecstatic to snag one up in my size! Ebay has been my go to shop over Anthropologie lately and I'm very pleased. My one tip for your lost Anthro items is to never give up! Sooner or later, they'll turn up!

I recently found an item on my list that I completely thought was a lost cause. I wasn't sure if I should get it because the price is pretty steep, but today in my senior Business Strategy Capstone class we had a quiz competition against the 3 other teams. I was shaking because I was so nervous. Why was I so nervous for a competition that only provided a pizza party? Well I do love my pizza, but with that aside I didn't want to look like a fool! I'm in charge of the marketing department in our "business" and I had to go head to head against the other marketers on the other team. I didn't want to look like a fool and let my team down. All I wanted to do was answer one question and you know what? I answered the first one along with several others and our team won!

 I've never been so excited to win something like this because now our competition knows who's in it to win it. I know I haven't explained this class to the fullest, but basically there's 4 teams and we all think of a new product/service and basically start a business. At the end of the semester we have to make a presentation to my school's business board and convince them why they should invest $5 million (of pretend money) into our business. So that's why this class is such a big deal and why I'm ecstatic that our team won! With all that said, I decided to purchase the long lost Anthro item that I've been dying to own and you bet you'll see pictures soon!

In This Outfit:
Top: Anthro Stripes & Lights Tee
Cardigan: Elodie Lily Cardigan
Skirt: J. Crew Double Serge Cotton Pencil Skirt w/ Bow
Shoes: Hallowed Halls Oxfords
Necklace: American Eagle necklace

Monday, February 14, 2011

OOTD: Ice-Capped Valentine

 For some reason I wasn't that excited about Valentine's Day this year. The only thing I was excited about was giving my bf his present. I got him a Ruehl Jacket that he wanted for a while, but then the brand went out of business which broke both of our hearts. Ebay is such a life saver sometimes!

 On to my outfit, I normally don't wear the cliche colors on holidays such as red on V-Day, green and red on Christmas, etc. I wasn't sure what I was going to wear today, but right away I knew I wanted to style my new Ice-Capped Blouse that I'm ecstatic to say that I own now via Ebay (yet another life saver!). This is also the first time I wore these heels and the bf and several others loved them. They are super comfy even if they're pretty high. Overall I felt good in this outfit. I think on these days to come I'll go just a tad bit more dressy, but while at school I kept it down a notch.

Despite my anti feelings, I had an amazing Valentine's day with my amazing man. Hope you all had an awesome day as well!

 In This Outfit:
Blouse: Anthro Ice-Capped Blouse
Cardigan: Forever 21
Pants: Anthro AG Stevie Cords in Wine
Shoes: Anthro Sawtooth Myrtle T-Straps

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Preliminary(?) Header

As you can see I have a new, well not new because I never had one, header! I always wanted to use pictures, but never knew how. I like that I have pictures of my outfits so readers can see my style right off the bat and see if they can relate to me or not. I'm just not sure if it looks pretentious or whatnot having all these pictures of myself. I'm also worried about people having trouble loading my blog because of all these pictures. I'm not very tech savvy so I don't know if that's relevant or not. I may go simple, but I might keep this layout and then add and subtract outfits according to preference. As you can see I am a very indecisive person so this will have to do for now!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OOTD: Field of Remaining Lilies

When the Field Skirt came out I was automatically drawn to the gold version. For some reason all of a sudden deep mustard yellow has been a color that has lured me in. When this skirt went on sale I didn't know if I should get it because I already own the Marston Sweater Skirt and the Hellebore Sweater Skirt. I got advice and realized that this color is becoming a neutral in my wardrobe because it seriously goes with so many colors so I decided to pounce on it. I'm sooo glad that I did because I'm in love with this seasonless piece and can't wait to wear it in so many other different ways.

In This Outfit:
Cardigan: Anthro Remaining Lilies Cardi
Skirt: Anthro Field Skirt
Tights: Anthro Zipping By Tights
Shoes: Dolce Vita

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

OOTD: Scalloped Dots and Loosely Looped

I must rave about Polyvore for a slight minute because it has helped me in so many ways this year. One of my new year's resolutions is to pick my outfits the night before. A couple of summers ago I was determined to make my own lookbook. I physically made outfits from my closet and then took pictures of them. This process was so time consuming, stressful, and ineffective. Out of the 30 outfits I made I probably wore like 2 of them! 

Polyvore has pretty much changed my life. Ever since I became an Anthropologie fanatic it's been super easy to locate pictures of my items to clip to my Polyvore. Making outfits is so much fun and I can do it whenever I have free time. Sadly before Polyvore came into my life I would wake up and look at my closet full of clothes and could never find anything to wear. I started to get lazy and go for comfort instead of style ah! 

Every night I pick an outfit from my Polyvore sets and it has cut down my getting ready time and spiked my personal style. This morning I woke up late and was freaking out but thankfully I had an outfit picked out so I was able to get ready in about 20 minutes! Needless to say, if you don't have a Polyvore account GET ONE! It will seriously change your life. It's like the virtual closet that Cher from Clueless has. I've always wanted her revolving closet, but now I feel Polyvore is way better!

In This Outfit:
Top: Anthro Loosely Looped Tee
Skirt: Anthro Scalloped Dots Skirt
Belt: Anthro Feather-Clasped Belt
Boots: Anthro Loose Rein Boots

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Budding with Joy!

I've wanted these shoes for a while! I've gone through ups and downs trying to track these shoes down. Ebay has been my #1 site that I've been visiting daily hunting down these lovelies. I actually scored a size 8 a couple months ago but for an outrageous price that I'm ashamed to reveal. On top of that, they were too big! So I put them back up on Ebay for a profit.

I then scored a size 6 last week just because I was desperate (I'm normally a size 7.5). I haven't tried them on yet, but I just knew they wouldn't fit and was on the trading hunt. No takers. Surprisingly, on a whim just about 10 minutes ago I searched "Budding T-Straps" on Ebay and saw a BIN option for a size 7.5!!!! All the other times I searched "Miss Albright" with little luck. These babies had to have gone on the site seconds before I saw them because I'm not lying when I say I search for these every day.

When I saw these my heart started pounding and my hands were shaking as I clicked BUY IT NOW! I was able to score these shoes for half the price I was willing to shell out! I've created several Polyvore sets with these shoes, but felt like a phony because I knew I didn't really have them yet. NOW I DO! I am so proud to say that I'm part of the Budding T-Straps Club!!! Is it sad that I'm this excited? On top of all this, I was able to sell my size 6's to a lovely lady whose Birthday is this Sunday. What a great birthday present! I'm so happy to help out a fellow Anthro lover. Here are some Polyvore sets including these gems.

My Sale Picks

I went a little overboard with this week's sale. I think it's because of the snow day we had today so I have nothing better to do than sit on the computer looking at all the pretties...even though that's what I do on a normal day ha! Here are my sale picks. I think I may return a couple things due to impulse purchases but I'll try on everything to see what I truly love.

 Field Skirt::Style #19477041::$39.95

Volante Tee::Style#19202712::$29.95

 Lace Lover's Booties::Style #19290881::$69.95
 Laced with Grace Dress::Style#19627728::$89.95

 Calderbrook Blouse::Style#19069129::$29.95

As you can see, I went a lil overkill!! Fortunately, I haven't tried on any of these items other than the Volante Tee so hopefully something(s) won't work out.