Friday, October 21, 2011

So Fall

I love fall pallets. They're so luxurious and rich which is why I love fall fashion in general. Unexpected pallets are my fave. These Acorn Trinket Flats are more of a mustard color than the highlighter yellow you see above. I just happened to look down when my feet were by my purse and thought the pallet was awesome. I need to keep blush, moss, and mustard in mind as a go-to pallet. I hope you all have a great weekend and hopefully I'll post my birthday outfit sometime next week!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Anthropologie Reviews: Slung Slash Tee, Abstract Flower Skirt, Mystery Tabitha Dress, Unconditional Osier Dress, Mystery Maeve Skirt, Dulcie Dress, Tate Boots

Here's another set of reviews for you filled with new arrivals not online yet! Hopefully I'll get to post my birthday outfit from 10/13 before November comes! I'm also debuting my new iPhone 4s with my super cool Hello Kitty case haha. I am loving this phone so that I can upload pix straight to the blogger app! Anyways, hope you enjoy the reviews and if there's anything you would like me to review just ask in the comments!


 Slung Sash Tee, Size small

I tried this tee on in the moss color. The color is gorgeous, but as you can see the cleavage is more than evident. I would still get this top when I'm feeling frisky and want to show the girls off for my man haha. I tried the Bolshoi Cardigan in a small with it to see how a cardigan would work with the top and I love how the the neckline gives the outfit a unique look. The double layer was a bit hard to get on at first, but once it was on I was pretty pleased. Wishlisted for sale.

 Abstract Forest Sweater Skirt, size x-small

This skirt has been high on my wishlist ever since it first showed up on the website. I love sweater skirts and the unique pattern on this one is to die for. I normally go a size down on sweater skirts just because in my experience they stretch throughout the day.  I do wish that the skirt were a little shorter, but overall I love it. Wishlisted for sale.

Mystery Tabitha Dress, size 2 and 6

This dress caught my eye right when I walked into the store. This is the fall/winter version of the Pom Flower Shift. I got the size 6 in the PFS, but returned it because I needed a 4 and the overall print didn't fit my style as much as I wanted it to. Now this dress absolutely fits into my wardrobe! Sadly, the store didn't have a size 4 for me to try on. The left picture is the size 6 which was too big in the waist and the right picture is the size 2 that I couldn't zip up. If you own the PFS it fits exactly the same. I might pull the trigger on this dress with my birthday discount if I don't find anything else. Wishlisted!

 Unconditional Osier Dress, size small

This dress was a bit hard to get on. The sleeves are kind of tight on me, but not enough where I would size up. I own the Spinning Lace Dress, but I love that this has sleeves! The material is lovely and I appreciate the black jersey slip underneath.

I don't own a dress in this color. This would be a fantastic holiday dress. I would love to try on the brown version to see which one I prefer because I think I would get more use out of the brown. The blue is very versatile though. Wishlisted for further consideration.

 Mystery Maeve Skirt, size 2

This is a great corduroy skirt with a twist! I love the cute plaid pattern on this skirt. I squeezed into a 2, but I would want to try on a size 4 to see which is a better fit. I've felt bloated this week, so hopefully that's why the skirt didn't easily zip up :/. The material is soft and of great quality. This skirt is perfect for fall!

Dulcie Dress, size small

When I saw this dress online I immediately fell in love with the gray version. My store only had the ivory so I tried it on for fit. I feel like this skirt makes me look young, especially since I'm so short. I feel like a ballerina in it, but a more modern one. I love the detailing on the bodice. I would like to try the gray version to see if it's a bit more sophisticated than the ivory. Wishlisted for further consideration at sale time.

 Tate Boots, size 8

I own 9 pairs of boots from Anthropologie and these are by far the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. They are super cute and stylish.I'm normally a 7.5 but always size up half a size in boots to fit socks. I feel like I can walk in these all day without even thinking about my feet. I was lucky enough to get these boots during the 30% off sale and they are worth every penny. I highly recommend these boots!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

OOTD: Bianka and Leather + Styling Options

I was a little worried when I purchased this skirt last year that I wouldn't be able to style it right. Boy was I wrong! This skirt has endless possibilities, and it's a bonus that leather skirts are on fall trend right now. I would love to own a nice leather pencil skirt but have yet to find one to my liking. The circle shape gives the tough material a feminine touch which I love.

I paired the skirt with my fave Anthro tights and a pair of Chie Mihara's that I have been stalking Ebay forever. The Bianka floral print adds more femininity to the leather. This outfit is probably one of my faves for fall.

In this Outfit:
Blouse: Anthropologie Bianka Blouse
Skirt: Anthropologie Circle Leather Skirt
Shoes: Anthropologie Forest Flower Oxfords
Tights: Anthropologie Herringbone Tights
Belt: Feather-Clasped Belt
 Set 1:

Leather Circle Skirt 2

Set 2:

Leather Circle Skirt 2

Set 3:

Leather Circle Skirt 1

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Anthropologie Reviews: Gossamer Birch Shell, Square Study Skirt, Houndstooth Collage Pencil Skirt, Tsuga Skirt, Verdant Slip Dress, High IQ Corduroys, Pilcro Superscript Cords, Mystery Moth sweater skirt, Enduring Tweed Coat

I haven't done reviews in over half a year it seems. I'm ready to go full force now! If you have anything you would like me to review, let me know in the comments section!

Gossamer Birch Shell, size small

This top went straight to the top of my wishlist when I tried it on. I had no idea it was stretchy! It looks super delicate, but totally wearable. The top is gorgeous on and I can tell it will go with a ton of things in my closet. I would love to own this top in both colors.

Square Study Skirt, size 4
I was unsure about this skirt when I first tried it on. I absolutely love the material, but hate that the squares are sewn instead of a print. Although you can't see it, I love the paperbag waist and the sturdy belt that comes with it. I feel like I can size down to a size 2 because the fabric has give. With this top I am really loving it. I couldn't resist with the additional 25% off sale!

Houndstooth Collage Pencil Skirt, size 4
I've had my eye on this "pencil skirt" the moment it appeared on the website. I love that the material has a velvety touch. I adore this skirt, but it is huge as you can see in the side view picture. I would definitely size down to a 2 or possibly a 0 to wear it higher on my waist.

Tsuga Skirt, size 2
I gasped for air the first time I saw this skirt on the European catalog. I knew I had to have it and was willing to use my birthday discount towards it. I saw that it came in petite and knew that would be the route I had to go since hemming it wouldn't be an option. I saw this in my local store and jumped for joy. 
When I had it on it was a different story. The length was fine, so I didn't need a petite size. The material felt like felt to me and I thought I looked like a cheerleader in it. I wasn't fond of the pleats in the back or the sides because it added unnecessary swing to the skirt. Overall, I would buy this at the sale price because the design and color are just too unique to pass up. This skirt screams "me" and I know I can make it work..just not at full price or with the b-day discount.

Verdant Slip Dress, size 4

When this dress first hit sale I wanted it, but felt like I didn't NEED it. I have too many silk dresses now (Take Action, Tupelo, etc.) and didn't think I needed another silk dress especially since the weather is cooling down. I was very lucky to find this dress in my local store with the 25% off sale going on. This is the first time I tried this dress on believe it or not and I love it! Even with my chest size, my normal size 4 fit perfectly because of the stretch in the back. I could wear a cardigan and boots with this and it would be perfect for fall.

High IQ Corduroys, size 0

These cords are perfect for fall. The material is so luxurious and soft. I love the super wide leg because my legs go in at my knees, kind of like a pigeon, so wide legs give my leg length. I folded these under to see how they would look. I size down two sizes because of the high waist and the amount of stretch.

Pilcro Superscript Cords, size 2

I sized down in these cords. The color is absolutely gorgeous. I'm loving rust for fall. I love the high waist and the pockets in the front are to die for. The material is super soft and of high quality.

Mystery Moth sweater skirt, size XS, $88

When I saw this skirt I almost died. I love sweater skirts with pockets! This skirt looks like the cousin to the Marston Sweater Skirt which I love. I took an XS in the Marston as well as this skirt. The side view looks tight, but I know it will stretch. This is a must have for me. If the quantities get low, I will get it at full price. I can't wait for this skirt to show up on the website!

Enduring Tweed Overcoat, size 4P

I couldn't wait to get this skirt in my hands. The unbelievable extra 60% off right when it appeared on the website was a sign that I had to have it. I ordered it in a petite because it looked long. As you can see, it's still super long! I didn't know how this was petite. This coat overwhelmed me beyond reason. 

I could have easily sized down to a size 2 because it was a bit roomier in the waist, but hopefully it will work out with thicker sweaters. Although the length is too long, this coat is an amazing winter coat. I love herringbone tweed. I took this coat along with the two corduroys above to the tailor today. I got about 3 1/2 inches off. Fingers crossed I'll love it to pieces!