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Weekend Getaway
June 15, 2012, 4:04 pm
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Took a brief trip to Vegas a few weekends ago, and I couldn’t think of a better excuse to use one of the new kate spade suitcases which I was lucky enough to score for a total steal at the last sample sale. (Original price of $1295 and $828?  Not happening. 80% off that?  A little more doable!)  The suitcases are gorgeous and extremely well made, if hilarious impractical to carry — there are no wheels, so about three minutes into my journey I thought my arm was going to fall off!  But apart from the unexpected upper-body workout, it did make the whole experience of packing and travelling a little bit old-fashioned, glamorous, and fun — I felt oh-so stylish toting the thing around amongst a sea of black Samsonites :)

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I subscribe to the roll-pack method of travelling :)  Because I don’t particularly like gambling or clubbing (Vegas is all about the shopping and fine dining for me), there was no glitter or sequins in my suitcase, just shorts, a swimsuit, two light cardigans, and my three favorite summer dresses.  Some other things I brought along….

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Another kate spade sample sale score — this Chanel-esque quilted pouch to tuck my toiletries and jewelry into (and which doubled as a clutch at night.)

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My new go-to footwear, these J.Crew Patent Sydney Sandals in dusty clay.

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This floppy, polka dotted hat I got last summer from ASOS.

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And the last thing I swooped up at the kate spade sample sale — their Japanese Floral Scout bag.  I bought it at the Friends & Family sale but forced myself to return as I deemed it a little too expensive still; happily, my patience and frugality won the day, as it meant I eventually got it for around $100 cheaper.    It was maybe a little ridiculous to have carried a matching bag and suitcase around together, but (much to Michael Kors’ horror I’m sure) I love matchy-matchiness, and I’m a huge fan of this Florence Broadhurst pattern, so I went with it!

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One of the many neat details about the piece  – a cheerful label that brought a smile to my face every time I opened the suitcase :)



Anthropologie April Wishlist
April 16, 2012, 7:21 am
Filed under: anthropologie, shopping, wishlist

Another month, another Anthropologie wishlist.  Still only a small list of wants, but wants nonetheless.  Here’s what I liked from the April rollout:

Floral Wing Dress - $160

The big draw this month was obviously the Made In Kind release — a series of eleven limited edition designer collaboration collections.  The pieces were all pretty interesting, but still, very few snagged my attention permanently.  (Well, I liked the beautiful lacy vintage pieces in the Place National collection, but they were alarmingly marked “one size fits most” — yeah, right — and sold out within the first hour of release anyway.   And the Koto Bolofo collection was actually fairly stunning, but all the white and linen is not really suited to my lifestyle.)  All in all, there are only two items I am seriously toying with buying at all — the first is this adorable Hi There from Karen Walker dress.  I love the pattern of vibrant florals against dark navy, and the cut is sweet and demure.  I’m a bit iffy about polyester in a $160 dress, but I suppose they had to tone down the materials as real Karen Walker pieces cost so much more.  Plus, these days, there is good poly and there is bad poly, and I’m hoping this dress is made out of the nicer kind, not the one that feels rough and doesn’t breathe at all, fingers crossed.

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Photogarden Flared Dress – $250

The other piece that caught my eye from the Made in Kind release was this graphic, stripey number by Pipit.  I love the skirt-blouse-combo dress look, and there is something so delightful and fun about pairing a muted foliage print with bold stripes and than an even bolder splash of yellow down the back. However, for jersey and cotton, this dress is truly alarmingly priced.  I understand, designer collab and all, yada yada, but afraid that I my budgeting-conscience these days may not have the stamina to stomach the cost.  We shall see.  Plus, I’m very much a cardigan-over-my-dress kind of girl most of the time, and I feel like that habit might mitigate half the appeal of this dress by covering up it’s best asset, the back!  Awaiting some reviews of this to appear on the website to see what others think…

Oblique Ruffle Tank – $88

I’ve been searching for some pretty white blouses to pair with skirts, and I love the neckline on this pretty Yoana Baraschi blouse.  Things I do not love: weird asymmetric hem and eponymous side ruffle (can perhaps be overlooked if just worn tucked into skirts) and the catalog shot indicating extreme sheerness.  We’ll see how it fares in person.

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Cabana Chemise - $68

This one’s a pick from the loungewear section, but thankfully that just means it’s a dress that’s priced super reasonably compared to every other one on the site.  It’s technically a coverup, but can fare perfectly well as a summertime dress.  The material is soft, thick cotton, the vertical stripes flatter and give it a maritime flair, and the rope belt tie is a cute finishing touch.  The only problem I had was that the sizing was a bit off for my figure — a small hugged my hips too much, but fit perfectly on top, while a medium was comfortable on my lower body but gaped too much in the chest.  (If I get it, I’ll probably go with a medium and get it tailored.)

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Glossed Bow Sandals – $128

Onto the footwear section — I’ve been looking for sandals to beef up my summer footwear collection (pumps and oxfords can only take you so far in hot weather), and I love these red flats topped with shiny patent bows.

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Janice Set – $28, $38

And lastly, to go underneath it all, I’ve got my eyes on this this delightfully retro polka dot lingerie set by Blush.  Simply adorable!

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Since that’s about only half of what a wishlist last year at this time would run, I thought I might fill the rest of this post updating on my overall Anthropologie wishlist, last written about here.  Let’s see where things stand:

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Bike Lane Dress, Rose & Hortensia Dress

Bike Lane Dress – My lust for this one is going strong, and I still feel like it’s the most delightful dress Anthropologie has put out in ages!  But since it’s still rainy and cold in Northern California, I still can’t bear to buy this one at full price if I can’t even wear it right away.  I’m going to wait until May to pounce on it  – if it hasn’t gone on sale by then of course, but Anthro seems to love torturing me on this popular dresses…  On the other hand, the Rose & Hortensia Dress is one I have pounced on — as predicted in my last post, it did shortly get a second cut down to $80, which was quite reasonable for a silk Anna Sui Dress that started at $288!  The dress is gorgeous, and I’m so happy with my purchase; I’ll showcase it in an upcoming OOTD post soon!

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Embossed Basket Dress, Mirrored Truths Dress

The Embossed Basket Dress went on sale the other week, but it was one of Anthropologie’s trick “sales” where it only went on sale for $119.95 from an original price of $168 (when by all rights it should have been about $89.95!).  But, like a weakling, I went and bought it anyway, sigh.  I’m too lazy and preoccupied these days to stalk things I really like for second cuts.   It’s such an easy to wear dress though, and I am still pretty smitten with that cobalt color, so I feel like I’ll get enough milage out of it for it to be worth it.  The Mirrored Truths Dress – I admit time has made my affection wane a bit for this one.  The tailored cut and bodice detail still look stunning, but the more I look at the simple, classic navy color, the more it starts seeming a bit…boring and staid.  Well perhaps that’s a bit harsh, but it’s not something I would wear regularly anyway.  I’m still keeping an eye out for it to go on sale, but I won’t be too crushed if I miss out on it.

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Slanted Layers Tee, Inked Flora Skirt 

The Slanted Layers Tee hasn’t been bought yet, but it is just a matter of time!  As with the Bike Lane Dress, I’m just holding out for warmer weather to justify it as a full price purchase.  I really love the thick, comfy material and think the diagonal detailing is so interesting and flattering.  In fact, I think this one might actually fulfill my white blouse quest and knock the above Oblique Ruffle Tank right off my list!  The Inked Flora Skirt on the other hand — I’ve lost all interest.  I tried it on in the store, and it was just kind of…blah.  Plus the material was too shiny, and the skirt was unlined and a little too short too.  It’s on sale now, but I’ve decided to pass.

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Cavendish Sweater Zoey Pullover

I actually bought the Cavendish Sweater when it first went on sale the other week, but ended up returning it shortly afterwards.  The colors are so pretty, and the material is soft, but I forgot how open-front cardigans do absolutely nothing for my figure — without a defined waist, it ended up looking a bit frumpy on me.  I could maybe wear it with jeans sometimes as a casual coverup, but I have other sweaters (even better cut open-front cardis) that I like better for that, so back it went.  The Zoey Pullover came home with me in the same sale haul, but I’m keeping it for now — hoping it to layer it under some sleeveless dresses to make them more weather appropriate.

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Sheer Rover Scarf, Cross-Continent Weekender

I missed out on the Sheer Rover Scarf and I am so sad about it :/  Despite the abundance of post-printed themed items on the market these days, I still haven’t found a substitute that satisfies me.  If anyone sees this one in stores or gets tired of their own, just let me know!  My disappointment at losing out at the scarf made me a bit paranoid and I decided I really didn’t want to lose out on the similarly-themed Cross-Continent Weekender, so I hurriedly snapped it up at my local store, despite my mental block against buying at full price.  Somehow, the sale gods took pity on me and the bag went on sale within days, so I was happily able to get a price adjustment, hooray! (And I used the difference to buy the Embossed Basket Dress above, which made me slightly more amenable to the higher price…)

Well, that’s the current state of my Anthro wishes :)  What things have you been interested in from the brand lately?



kate spade new york friends & family sale
April 13, 2012, 10:48 am
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A few people asked me to post when kate spade friend’s & family sale started, and it has finally arrived!  Use code FFSPR12 for 25% off all items today and tomorrow.  I had full intentions to be good this year and only purchase one or two items, but some of the Florence Broadhurst Japanese Floral items went on sale earlier this week, and I only have so much willpower folks.  Here are the things I scooped up:

trey sneakers

kate spade licorice

licorice pumps

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floral scout

(via kate spade | necklaces for women - by the book elements of style long necklace)<br /><br />
while you don’t always have to live by the book, you certainly should when it comes to our elements of style necklace, crafted of gleaming gold-plated metal. tuck a sweet snapshot of someone special inside, so you’ll always have them nearby.</p><br />
<p>gold plated metal<br /><br />
32” length<br /><br />
available online and at select department stores<br /><br />
shiny 12-karat gold plated hardware<br /><br />
item comes pre-boxed<br /><br />
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style # wbru4021<br /><br />
$125<br /><br />
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<p style=elements of style locket necklace 

pack your bags suitcase locket 

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The printed sneakers were the only must-have item on my shopping list — the rest sort of jumped in my cart somehow.  Funny how items tend to do that :)  I am pretty dubious as to how flattering those pointy-toed Licorice pumps will look on my feet, so they might end up going back, but I just had to see.  I’ve wanted to get my hands on that book locket since September, but always thought it too pricey, but now that it’s less than $50,  another faux-book item was too much for me to pass up.  And this little suitcase locket will be the perfect keepsake to accessorize with when I travel to Europe later this month!

Did any of you get anything from the sale?  Please feel free to share!



Postal Service
April 6, 2012, 12:52 pm
Filed under: shopping, wishlist

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Taylor Tomasi Hill, former accessories editor for Teen Vogue and Marie Claire, has long been one of my favorite style inspirations.  Every season, she wears the *best* pieces that make my heart go pitter-pat, and always styles them to perfection.  One of her accessories that I’ve lovedf the most was this oversized postage-stamp clutch I saw her with last fall.  There is something about the idea of stamps and postcards that evokes a sense of happy, romantic nostalgia and adventure.  Despite thoroughly scouring the internet, I couldn’t find the same purse as Taylor’s, but I’ve been pleased so pleased recently to find that there seem to be lots of other postage-themed accessories cropping up this winter and spring.   Here are some of my favorites that I’ve found:

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Anthropologie Sheer Rover Scarf  - $29.95 (was $98)

Boo, this one’s already sold out a few weeks ago, and I’m so sad I missed it!  With my waning interest in Anthropologie, I admit I’ve only sporadically been checking their new sale items on Monday night, and by the time I saw this scarf had gone on sale the next morning, it was already all sold out, hrmph.  I tried to ask my local store to locate it for me, but they said they were sold out across the country.  Insultingly, this scarf got a second cut two weeks later, so I think there *was* actually idling stock somewhere and I probably should have tried harder to find it, sigh.

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kate spade new york  all aboard silk scarf - $70 (was $100)

I’m not a huge fan of silk scarves as some of them are too shiny for my tastes, but this kate spade scarf is similar to the Anthropologie one above and makes a great substitute!

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Anthropologie Global Postage Flats – $148

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Air Mail Overnight Bag - £59.95

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Anthropologie Cross-Continent Weekender – $99.95 (was $178)

Anthro’s entire Cross-Continent series (which also featured a wallet and a cosmetics pouch) were so adorable.  I managed to snag the tote on sale and couldn’t be happier with it!  I travelled with it the other week and got so many compliments (even a begrudging one from an otherwise-grumpy TSA agent).

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RosiesArmoire Postcard from France Purse – $29

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Jeremy Scott Paradise Tote – $320

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ModCloth Coast to Post Cardigan – $89.99

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Anthropologie Sincerely Paris Halter Dress – $148

Lulu Guinness Black Satin Postcard Felicity Clutch – $360

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Bailey Doesn’t Bark Postcup – $48

These postcard-print cups come with a special marker that you draw your own designs and messages on — adorable!

kate spade new york airmail iphone case – $40

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Modcloth Postage Stamp Affection Dress – $112.99

I actually bought this dress last fall and it’s quickly became one of my very favorite pieces.  The cut is so flattering, the material is polyester but feels really nice and breathable, and the colorful stamp print makes it easy to pair with so many colors of shoes, belts and sweaters!



Periodical
March 14, 2012, 12:28 pm
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kate spade new york –  ‘the journal newspaper clutch’

I’ve pretty much perfected the art of sale stalking, but the habit comes with the ever-present risk that an item will completely sell out before it gets discounted.  This adorable newspaper clutch from kate spade new york was sadly one of the casualties.  When it came out January of last year, it was initially priced at $125, which was practically pennies compared to some other kate spade items, so I went back and forth on whether I should actually just go ahead and buy it at full price.  My inner cheapskate won out however, and I decided I could at least wait until kate spade ran a percentage off discount.  Sadly, the very morning their Friends & Family sale started, the bag sold out on the site in a flash and never got restocked.  I’ve been kicking myself hard and hunting desperately on eBay ever since!  The clutch does occasionally come up, but clearly I’m not the only hankering after it, as the bidding always goes up super high.  (And my same inner cheapskate is horrified at actually paying *more* than retail on eBay!)  Fortunately, one morning I randomly searched for the bag and miraculously found a brand new listing with a Buy-It-Now price at only $125, the original asking price.  I clicked to buy it so fast there were practically skid-marks on my mouse pad!

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So yes, now after almost a year of searching, I’m finally reunited with my beloved journal clutch!  It really is kind of fabulous.  I usually hesitate to wear clutches because they always just seem like another thing to have to carry, but this one actually does fit neatly into the crook of my arm, leaving my hands free to do other things.  And of course the main selling point is not actually its shape, but the quirky appearance — it really does look like a rolled up newspaper!  I can’t tell you how many people have looked at me with shock after I’ve opened my clutch to fish something out; they truly thought I was carrying a newspaper under my arm.  It’s so convincing in fact, that my brother, whom I had shown the bag to earlier, still almost accidentally threw it into the recycling later in the day!

Of course, if anyone took the time to look closely, they would realize that a real newspaper would never have headlines like, “Silver Lining Spotted Mid-Rainstorm,” “Traders Pick Gold Lamé As Stock Price Soar,” and, my favorite, “Cocktail Hour Is To Be Formally Observed.”

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 If you’re looking for something similar, kate spade is always releasing new novelty clutches, and they have a new version of it out right now, the making headlines trave edition magazine clutch.  Sadly, it’s a bit more dearly priced this year (they learned from last year’s demand clearly!) at $298.  Fortunately, the idea of a newspaper or magazine clutch is not actually a super new idea (I believe it was a trend in the ’70s), so you can also find some affordable alternatives on eBay and etsy.

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And oh, happy Pi Day to everyone!  I have two pies baking in the oven at the moment to take into my office to celebrate later, and, if you noticed, I’m also wearing my Anthropologie Red Delicious shirt to mark the occasion!  (Why yes, I am a huge dork.) 



Unconditional
March 5, 2012, 9:03 am
Filed under: anthropologie, dresses, ootd, shopping

Anthropologie Unconditional Osier Dress, Oxer Coat, Banded Together Belt, Camper Mary Janes, Met Museum Imperial Magnifier

Yay, thank you everyone for the very warm welcome back!  I was so touched by all the kind words :)

So, there are a bunch of things I wanted to start writing about, but I figure, first things first, since my blog sort of inadvertantly gets categorized as an “Anthropologie blog,” I’d describe my thoughts on the brand lately a little.  I’ve been pretty patient with all of Anthro’s design shifts and shenanigans over the past year or so, but sadly, February and March have marked the first months where I have wanted a grand total of zero things from the monthly catalog. Absolutely nothing.  Even when the overall design direction has been pretty foreign to me over the last couple of months, I have usually found at least one thing that its least piqued my interest a little among the catalog shots, but not now.  Which is super crazy, considering four years ago I remember pouring over catalogs and trying to decide what I didn’t want to buy!  I’m still watching and waiting, but I guess I just feel like Anthro is designing for a different woman than me now, and despite all the talk of course corrections, they seem to be straying farther and farther from my personal aesthetic.  And you know, hey, if that works for them, that’s great, but it just means that personally I’m finding other places to shop (and overall, it’s been getting easier and easier to maintain my shopping budget).

That’s not to say that my Anthropologie wishlist is completely empty — I still like and want certain items from the brand, but at this point they are all older items that have been on the site for a little bit already, and I’m just patiently waiting for them to go on sale. (I’ll share my full wishlist in a bit…) Unfortunately Anthro seems to know this and has held most of these particular pieces sale-hostage for far longer than the usual three month full-price period.  This dress is one of them items that finnnnaallly made it to the sale section after a lot of patient waiting (5 months!) and nail-biting since it sold out online at full-price fairly quickly.  It’s frustrating because by the time it went on sale I had half-decided it wasn’t even the most flattering dress and I should just live without it, but at the same time, I still loved the material (the burnout velvet is so pretty against the netting!), and gosh darn it, I waited since *September* for this to go on sale, so if it was actually around in my store come sale day, I practically *had* to get it.  Compounding that, Anthro played some sort of dirty sale trick, and instead of it going on sale for $90, as per their usual pricing scheme would dictate, they put it on sale for $120.  They just knew it was popular enough that they could do that.  It was just a $30 difference, and I *had* considered buying the dress at full price, but recognizing that ploy just left a dirty taste in my mouth.  Harumph.  Despite all that, I just decided, what the heck, get it — I had a gift card that would cover most of it, and I didn’t want to spend time and stress tracking the dress down at a second cut or on eBay later.  So it came home with me, and I admit, despite it being shorter than my tastes and delicate as all-get-out, I have actually enjoyed wearing it quite a bit since.  It’s a bit tricky to style, but I’ll try to capture some of the ways I’ve figured out how to wear it, and I would love if any of you who also have the dress shared your styling ideas as well!
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Sur Mer
October 9, 2011, 2:32 pm
Filed under: dresses, shopping, travels

Anthropologie Sur Mer Chemise, kate spade Geneveive Cardigan, Eric Michael Kamielle Sandals, Urban Outfitters Hat

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Just one more glimpse from my vacation — this time an outfit post featuring my favorite sundress, Anthropologie’s Sur Mer Chemise.  That’s right, I picked this one up from the sleepwear section, but I think it was clearly meant to be a dress or at least a coverup (and was certainly priced as such!), and at any rate too pretty to just wear inside.  This is pretty much the only full-priced item I’ve bought from Anthropologie at full price this year without any sort of discount or gift card, and it annoying went on sale about three weeks after I bought it — just outside that pesky price adjustment window! — but I don’t regret it one bit.  The print of the quaint beachside town reminds me of whimsical Anthro pieces of yore, and the light cotton-material and twirly cut have made it the perfect hot-weather companion, keeping me company in the hot deserts of Coachella this spring, through many a happy carefree day this summer, and splashing about in the waves and enjoying beachside sunsets this past weekend in Mexico.  With the advent of rain an autumn chill this last week, I’ve set it aside to pack into storage soon, but I’m paying it one last tribute here before I can pull it out again next spring!



Fall Wardrobe Dreaming
September 1, 2011, 9:06 am
Filed under: shoes, shopping, skirts, wishlist

September is finally here, which means cozy fall dressing is just around the corner.  I’m always excited about this, because while I adore summer weather, dressing becomes so boring during warmer months.  A little nip in the air on the other hand means a chance to layer cozy knits, tights, scarves, boots and coats…there’s a lot more potential for creativity and visual interest.  Here are some of the pieces I’m dreaming of incorporating into my wardrobe in the coming months to augment my fall and winter outfits:


J.Crew Fisherman Sweater in Deep Plum, J.Crew Cashmere Cable Sweater in Heather Camel, Heather Spearmint, Heather Grey, and Heather Indigo

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Clockwise from top left: Nanette Lepore In The Clouds Coat,  J.Crew Double-Cloth Envelope Coat in Heather Caramel, Anthropologie Fair Lady Trench, Bensoni Sailor Coat, J.Crew Double-Cloth Metro Coat in Heather Majestic Purple, J.Crew Plaza Coat in Heather Dusk, J.Crew Double-Cloth Townhouse Trench in Vibrant Flame

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Left to Right: J.Crew Liquid Silk Skirt in Dark Navy, Anthropologie Crimped Crimson Midi, J.Crew Jardin Skirt in Rich Purple and Dusty Clay, J.Crew Merino Pleated Skirt in Saddle, Club Monaco Bennet Skirt, Anthropologie On Air Skirt.  Top image via The Style Voyager.

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Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s Dress, Banana Republic Mad Men Collection Lace Dress, Rebecca Taylor Cap Sleeve Flanel Lace Dress

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.Alice + Olivia Tallulah Princess Dress and Holden Sequin Cardigan, Miu Miu Light Glitter Lace-Ups

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Anthropologie Malbec Heels, J.Crew Mona Suede Pumps in Deep Atlantic, Sofft Fiorella Heels, Chie Mihara Rampo Mary Janes, Born Milari Boots

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Mmmm…yes, I do look forward to fall a lot for sartorial reasons, but on the other hand, I know for sure my wallet dreads it!  My extraneous spending slows down to almost a halt during the summer just because nothing interests me, but now all the exciting merchandise starts to come out!  What about you guys?  Any items or trends you’re excited for for fall?



Well Read
August 24, 2011, 8:50 am
Filed under: anthropologie, ootd, reviews, shoes, skirts

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Perhaps I should say a little more of the Anthropologie Bookbinder Heels from yesterday’s post.  They are pretty glorious.  The best part of course is the heel, which resembles the gilt-stamped spine of an encyclopedia volume (No. XII to be exact), and is thick enough to provide a significant amount of support and sturdiness when you walk around the shoe.  The body of the shoe is a light cognac leather of good quality (if a little prone to showing scuffs).  The  inner edge scoops low d’Orsay style to show off the full side of your foot, and also gives a little pop of red that matches the red stamp on the back and generally livens up all the brown and the black.  The upper soles even feature a little keyhole embellishment, which I think is actually just a mark of all Schuler & Sons shoes, but goes extra well here with the old=timey aesthetic of these book shoes.

Fit-wise, I think most reviews for these floating around the internet mention that they run half-a-size to a size big, but I actually took my true size 11 here.  Shoe-sizing advice is rarely applicable across the full range of sizes (it usually stops applying to larger feet after size 9 or so), and I found that to be the case here.  The 11s did seem a bit long at first, so I tried the 10.5s I had ordered as well, but the toe-box was a little narrow, so while length-wise the fit was better in those, I felt like I needed the extra breathing room in the toes for my wide feet.  With the 11s my feet start to slip a bit if I’m lifting my feet up a bit while walking around (like if I have to climb stairs), but not so much that a simple heel grip couldn’t solve the problem.  I think if your feet are on the smaller or narrower end of the spectrum, you could probably take the advice to size down a little, but if your feet run on the bigger side, I suspect you’ll be closer to what you usually take.  (In fact, even in the 11s I feel my feet could use a little more room in the toes; I think I’ll have to stretch them out.)  Comfort-wise, I found these to be fairly easy to walk around in — the heel is 3.75″, but with a .75″ hidden platform to make it a little easier, and the heels are thick and sturdy, which makes it easy to balance your steps and support yourself.  This style is almost identical shape and fit-wise to past shoes like the Waving Grain Pumps, so if you’ve tried those, you’ll know what to expect.

In an ideal world, I would have bought these on sale, and not at their full $168, but my size was already threatening to run out after a few days and I had to act fast.  And I’m glad I did, since they sold out the day after I ordered.  So these were a rare full-price purchase for me, but still totally worth it in my opinion, I really love these!

If you want to know more, also check out these great reviews from Roxy, Jacquelyn, and Shannon.

And how did I wear these beauties for the first time?  I thought my favorite clock skirt from Anthropologie would match the dusty old library aesthetic of these shoes nicely, and I paired a neutral striped shirt with them both to pick up the browns in both the shoes and the skirt.

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Anthropologie Instant Classic Tee, Stripes, Lost Time Skirt, and Bookbinder Heels, Met Museum Russian Imperial Magnifier

Let me know if you have any questions about the shoes!  I highly recommend them if you’re a complete bookworm like me, or just looking to add a bit of quirkiness to your wardrobe.  Like I said, this pair is easily my favorite thing in my entire closet :)



Happiness in Shoe Form
June 29, 2011, 6:57 am
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Chie Mihara Lara Mary Janes

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Chie Mihara can do no wrong, no?  These mary janes are new stars of my closet.  The cap toe, the gilt borders, the perforations, the black and nude paired together….perfection.  Slightly Chanel-esque, but with the usual Chie quirky and feminine twist.  J’adore.




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