Not very often to do I ever buy things full price at Anthro…except for this dress. When we were in NYC and walked into their gorgeous store in Rockefeller Center, I knew I wanted to try this on. I love yellow, love a good floral print, love ruffles, and love small details. Yes, I splurged. But of course, now it’s on sale. Always works out that way.
If you’ve been eyeing it, you can grab it for $99 with an extra 25% off! This dress looks so much better in person than online…much brighter and more vibrant colors. And if you are a working momma like me, it’s office appropriate…it has a nude slip underneath.
And can I tell you how much I love my Fitbit Flex holder by Tory Burch?! I have been wearing by Flex for three years this month, and I’m glad I finally broke down and bought one!
Dress – Plenty by Tracy Reece Sungrove Maxi; Wedges – Corso Como Gladis; Bracelets – Henri Bendel (sold out except for the Petite Enamel Cuff); Tory Burch Fitbit Flex Holder (in silver on sale); Watch – Rolex
Who doesn’t love a good Anthro sale?! This girl certainly does!! When I got the email this morning, and saw some of my favorite recent dresses on super sale, I just had to share!
Far Left: Maeve Elysian Maxi Dress – $49.95 (multiple colors)
Left: Mia Dress – $39.95
Right: Azores Halter Dress – $49.95 (two color options)
Far Right: Maeve Crosswise Dress – $49.95
And I can’t forget about the dotted linen dress I posted a couple of weeks back:
Happy shopping, my fellow fashionistas!!
Shirtdresses can be tricky on me. I never know if the buttons are going to gap or not. I think most women have that problem with buttonup “whatevers” – shirts or dresses. I got this dress for a great deal online at Anthro when sale items were an additional percentage off. I ordered by standard size 6 – and it fit perfectly! It has a wonderful hidden hook right where it would typically gap. Now that is some smart designing right there!
I just love the not-so-perfect polka dots. And even though it’s linen, it really didn’t wrinkle that bad at all! The belt is also adjustable, so you don’t have to worry about having enough notches. This dress is a win-win.
This top is like wearing artwork. I immediately gravitated towards it on the Anthro sales rack (I can’t find it online anymore – sorry!). I love clothes that are unique and colorful – and this top is most definitely both of those. With all of these great colors, I knew I had a few ways to style this, the first one being with this orangey J. Crew No. 2 pencil skirt. I have a blue pencil skirt that goes great too, but I like how the orange pulls from the faux belt in the top. I think it just ties it all together.
Happy Monday, everyone!
I love dresses. If you have read by blog at all, you know that is a completely true statement. I prefer wearing dresses and skirts over pants or shorts any day. With the scorching temps in the ATL, dresses are just so much cooler. I’m all about comfort.
I spotted this fun denim dress on the Anthro sales rack. The flash on the camera makes the pattern pop more. In person, the pattern seems a little darker. But it has fantastic stretch – enough that I sized down. Also, this dress would be so easy to put with flat sandals to dress it down a bit.
Has anyone else found it so hard to resist all of these mid-summer sales?!
I love color. I love great prints. I love little details. I love this shirt. I’m glad I snatched it up on sale at Anthropologie while I could because it’s not even available online anymore. Putting together easy outfits makes me so happy in the morning, especially when I can pull it together in literally a minute. So there you go! 🙂
Top – Anthropologie; Jeans – Ted Baker; Shoes – Sam Edelman; Bracelet – Henri Bendel; Watch – Rolex; FitBit Flex
Here is my 4th of July ensemble. Easy and simple. Navy stripe peplum top, dark skinnies, and red shoes. I saw this top on sale at Anthro and immediately tried it on. It’s a substantial fabric and is such a great fit. You can see on the website it has a thick navy belted bow, but I wasn’t feeling it at the time. Granted I was a little hot in jeans, but by the time the sun went down and with the breeze off the lake, it ended up being perfect. I’m also the type of girl who is always cold! 🙂
And I just had to share this pic of my girl…could she look any cuter…and patriotic?!?!
This was a great dress to take on vacation. It’s comfortable – and it didn’t wrinkle in my suitcase! The bottom half is jersey material, and I love the asymmetric circle hem. It was perfect was walking around Grand Cayman. And this is the third year I’m wearing these Sam Edelman Gigi sandals. They go with everything! Versatile sandals are perfect for vacations because it means I don’t have to pack other shoe options. More room in my suitcase for other things!
Dress – Anthropologie Sabado by Dolan (other coloring option online); Sandals – Sam Edelman Gigi; Earrings – Kendra Scott; Bracelet – David Yurman; Watch – Rolex; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton (similar); and the ever-fashionable FitBit Flex 🙂
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy
For spring break, we ventured on the high seas on the Disney Magic. This was our fourth Disney cruise, so we knew the drill. But I’m sure you can imagine what I love doing most on the cruise? Dressing up each night for dinner! If y’all haven’t noticed if you have followed by blog, I have an obsession with dresses (say it isn’t so!). Cruises are the perfect opportunity to get gussied up.
I’d thought I would put this post together because my other run down of outfits from the last cruises is my number one post of all time. Crazy! So here we go!
First night was cruise casual. It happened to also be Easter Sunday, so I thought this dress was a little Easter mixed with a little Caribbean.
Dress – Lilly Pulitzer (last season); Shoes – Charles by Charles David (old); Bracelet – Henri Bendel; Watch – Rolex; Purse – Louis Vuitton
The second night was formal night. I was so excited to wear this dress again. I first wore it in January to my work’s annual party. But this time was a whole separate look – no tights, no pumps, no necklace, and hair pulled back. It was so interesting seeing what some people thought “formal night” really was. But to each his/her own when it comes to fashion. But I’m pretty sure cargo khaki shorts and a polo shirt aren’t in the category of formal 🙂 Oh…and if you watched the RHOBH reunion show, this is the dress Kim Richards had on!
Dress – Ted Baker Jineen; Bracelets – Henri Bendel; Shoes – Ash (last season); Earrings – via Stitch Fix
On the girl – Dress by Ruby Rox at Von Maur
The next night was cruise casual again, and I couldn’t wait to wear this new Ted Baker Distinguishing Rose dress. I love everything about this dress, especially the tulip hem. It’s all in the details!
Dress – Ted Baker Distinguishing Rose; Bracelet – C. Wonder; Shoes – Charles by Charles David
I’ve had this beauty since the end of last season. I got it on super sale at the kate spade outlet store. I saw it on a blogger last year and fell in love. But, I wasn’t in love with the price tag. Good things come to those who wait! Snatched it up as I knew it would be perfect for cruising!
Dress – kate spade (last season); Bracelet – Spartina; Shoes – yep! Charles by Charles David again!
We dined in the adult-only restaurant, Palo. If you go on a Disney cruise, you must eat here. YOU MUST. (Or if you are on the Dream or Fantasy, here AND Remy’s!) It’s a little fancier, and I had yet another dress that was begging to be worn in my closet. I love the red and pink combo here!
This next night was actually semi-formal night. Well, this wasn’t what I had planned to wear, but it worked out perfectly. I love a good maxi and this one is no exception. I knew when Anthro came out with this beauty it had to be mine (insert villainous laugh here!).
Dress – Anthropologie SB by Sachin and Babi Marisol Maxi Dress; Bracelet – C. Wonder; Shoes – you guessed it…Charles by Charles David
On the girl – dress from Kohl’s IZ Amy Byer
So this pretty much sums up my evening attire. I’m saving my day outfits for separate posts, so you’ll have to come back and visit – or follow the blog! If you noticed, I wore my nude color Charles by Charles David wedges with about 75% of my dresses. I LOVE THESE SHOES! They are from a couple of season ago and need to be replaced, but I haven’t found the perfect pair yet. The leather is so scuffed at the front of the toe…I must drag my toes when I walk sometimes and not realize it.
Just remember when you are trying to figure out what to pack for a cruise: it’s really wear what you want to wear. Although in Palo or Remy, they are pretty strict (I believe guys need a jacket and women a dress, skirt or suit). It’s all about having fun! And my fun was getting dressed up!
Hello! Thought I would capture some of my latest dressing room shopping excursions. I love trying on clothes…but that’s probably obvious by how much I love to shop 🙂
First stop was Poppy’s of Atlanta in Buckhead. They never disappoint in the cute dress department! This first Jude Connally fit and flare fit like a dream (similar but different fabric). His fabrics are amazing and travel so well. If y’all remember, I loathe ironing.
Next, Annie Griffin’s Hudson Maxi in the Mykonos pattern. They were having a trunk show that day, and I was drooling over all of the great patterns. And who doesn’t love a good maxi?! I couldn’t believe how long this was, as I’m just a little shy of 5’8″!
Up next, Bloomingdale’s at Lenox Square Mall. Their Ted Baker section is huge. It was hard not to grab everything to try on. Darn you, Ted, and your fabulous new prints. But here’s what I took with me to the dressing room. These first two were Bloomingdale’s exclusive pieces. I love the shirt’s pattern. And a hot pink skirt – how fun!
I saw this skirt online. I thought the jeweled pattern was fun. The best detail is the zipper going up the entire back of the skirt. It has a great stretch to it as well. The cami ran a little small, but I love the fabric and neckline.
This dress was calling my name! The style. The pattern. The print. The adorable tulip hem on the side. The pockets. Ted knocked this one out of the park.
The knit dress was so comfortable. And it literally felt like it was made for me. And I loved the midi length.
For fun, I tried on this cute Clover Canyon two piece outfit. Just because I’m a mommy doesn’t mean I can’t at least try on this trend. I really wanted to see how my stomach looked in the crop top. I didn’t think it looked too bad! (Can’t find this anywhere online – it must be a Bloomie’s exclusive.)
And last but not least, Anthropologie. Love walking around that store. I have to say, remember to look under the tables! So many things are hiding under there! These adorable shorts caught my eye. I’m a sucker for a cute pattern. This tank was really soft and I loved the little pocket.
I’m always on the hunt for dresses that I can wear to work. This one had a higher neckline and great length. The bottom part is a great jersey fabric that is ridiculously comfortable.
This was the second time I tried this stripe dress on. It’s a stiffer fabric, but it’s so freakin’ cute! I had to size up and wanted to see how it fit again.
So…what do you think I bought? And if you say everything … wrong answer 🙂
Last week, the girl and I saw Ariana Grande and Rixton in concert. Going to concerts has turned into mommy and daughter adventures. And I love every moment…and I hope she does, too.
When we were getting ready for the show, I was just looking at my little girl and realizing that she is growing up too fast. You know when they are babies and you just want them to keep reaching those milestones? “I can’t wait for her to sit up. I can’t wait for her to walk. I can’t wait until she gets out of her car seat.” Those milestones come and go so quickly. I just can’t believe she’s going to be 11 in a few short months. As I was fixing my hair, she got in my closet (like she always does) to play in my high heels. When she put one pair on – she was almost as tall as me! AHHHHHH! I know the day will come when she will actually look me eye to eye. It will be here before I know it.
I’m trying to learn to enjoy it all. Since you can’t take time and slow it down, you have to live in the moment. Put the phones down. Enjoy the time you are spending with your children. Before the concert, we ate at P.F. Changs and just talked. About anything and everything. I think that was my favorite part of our evening. Just hearing about her school day and swimming and just life as a fifth grader. I want her to always know I will be there to listen.
We both enjoyed the concert. I have to say Rixton was a great opener. They knew how to engage the crowd – and they are great singers. Did I mention their British accents are awesome? I’m a sucker for accents. Ariana has some big pipes for such a petite girl. I could tell it was her first headlining tour; it seemed a little unpolished as she constantly exited the stage to change and there were big gaps of time. I wouldn’t rate it in my top shows I’ve ever seen, but the girl enjoyed it, and that’s what matters. I bought the tickets for her (and I’m so glad she didn’t want that $40 concert t-shirt either!).
I’m looking forward to many more mother daughter bonding adventures! How do you bond with your daughter?
Girl: Dress – Lilly Pultizer via ThredUp; Flip flops – Target (old)
Now, I own a lot of summer maxi dresses, BUT I have not found any long sleeve maxis that I loved. Until I saw this beauty at Anthropologie. The Novela maxi dress by Maeve. I saw it in the store last month and resisted trying it on. I didn’t want to spend $150. While I was in the Chicago store off of Michigan Ave. (who has THE best sales area of any Anthros), I saw it. For almost 1/2 off. You bet I snatched that up and headed to the dressing room.
It is so comfortable! So comfy it’s like wearing a nightgown. And I love the ruching underneath the bust. It makes me feel like I have such a tiny waist. And what woman doesn’t want to look like she has a small waist?!
Oh…and pockets! I’m so glad designers started putting pockets in dresses. They are always one of my favorite details!
Last year, I got this beautiful Tiffany & Co. locket for my birthday. One reason I love it…it has my gorgeous babies inside. It’s a way I always have them with me. They have my heart.
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
I have Spring Break on the brain I guess, based on my post yesterday. One of the main items of clothing I love to take – maxi dresses. Why? They are so versatile! Dress them up. Dress them down. Wear them during the day and at night for dinner. It’s a win win, especially if you have limited room in your suitcase.
These are the latest ones at Anthropologie that I am swooning over right now. Why is it every dress I want is so freakin’ expensive?! Ugh. Me and my stupid expensive taste. I will be watching these bad boys like a hawk for them to go on sale. Or I’ll use a Super Bowl analogy of watching those dresses like Butler watched that ball go right into his hands! (Go Pats!) So here are some of my favorite maxis:
In the South, there are a days of the winter where tights are not needed. Yay! So on a mild day, I decided to wear a dress and ditch the tights and just go with boot socks. And I wasn’t even chilly – don’t hate friends back in the Midwest!
This dress caught my eye a few months ago, but I didn’t want to pay full price. So I waited patiently. It was hard because I saw one of my favorite bloggers wear it, and I wanted to run to my nearest Anthro to pick it up. But, I resisted. Patience is a virtue…and pays off. Not only was it on sale, it was also another 25% off (click here).
Y’all know I have a slight obsession with Frye. I got these Carmen Inside Zip boots on sale, and they are quickly becoming my favorites. I love that they have a slight heel. For those of you with normal sized calves like me, they fit great, even with skinny jeans. I don’t buy boots with less than a 15″ shaft circumference.
I also love having little arm parties. My parents gave me this gorgeous Hermes bracelet for Christmas. Before you even say a word, yes, I know my parents have spoiled me and I’m blessed I get to call them MY parents! I used to have my friends ask me “Don’t your parents need one more daughter?!” Nope. They are all mine. Oh wait, is that the only child spoiled brat coming out? 🙂
Dress – Anthropologie Isabella Sinclair Colorstack Sweater Dress; Socks – Free People; Boots – Frye Carmen Inside Zip; Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired); Bracelets – Hermes and Henri Bendel; Watch – Michael Kors (similar)
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
One thing I love about living in the South is the winters are milder (for the most part) than the Midwest. In the almost five years I’ve lived here, most of the time I can get away with wearing a sweatercoat. I needed to retire one I had had for years, as it was getting so stretched out and starting to pill. Just so happened I saw this gorgeous Wendi Reed Striped Chevron Sweatercoat in Anthro’s catalog in November.
I wanted to wear it for a while before I reviewed it on the blog. Sometimes I see people review something they have worn once, which I don’t think that’s quite enough time to give a garment a good review.
So after many wears, I can tell you that I LOVE THIS COAT! And here’s why:
- Just the right thickness – not too thick that you can’t move and not too thin that it actually doesn’t keep you warm.
- Length – I love coats that hit below the booty. When I get in car on a cold morning, I don’t want my body to go into cold shock from the cold leather seats 🙂
- Color – it has a wonderful pattern of neutrals. It has browns, grays, blacks so you can wear it with so much. I get so many compliments I can’t even tell you!
- Belt – it’s long enough to be able to tie it into a cute bow.
- Hood – if you are really cold or it’s drizzly out, you can pull up the hood.
I have been on a maxi kick lately, especially if I can wear them to work! I love the fact I can dress casual to work. I had a long 7.5 years of dressing corporate five days a week. Yuck. Let’s not do that again. My jeans would be mad at me.
My hubby actually picked this dress out. I walked right by it, and he pulled it off the rack and said that I had to try it on. Don’t you love when your guy thinks you would look beautiful in something? Makes me feel so good.
And he was right. This was a beautiful print – look at the minty plus blush plus green plus pops of blue in the butterflies. ❤ And I didn’t have to wear a heel/wedge with it! I’m telling you. At 5’8″ tall, it’s amazing how long some maxis are on me. Love when they hit just right.
And who doesn’t love an Anthro sale?! I know I do! Check out the Maravilla Maxi dress on sale right now.
Dress – Anthropologie Maravilla Maxi; Sandals – Sam Edelman Gigi; Bracelets – Stella & Dot; Watch – Michael Kors; Earrings – a local art show
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
Ok, I rarely ever buy anything at Anthro full price. I may love to shop, but I am always on the hunt for good deals.
I saw this dress. The Mayacamas Maxi Dress.
The colors. The fabric. The detail on the neckline. The perfect length on me. Yeah, I had to splurge. But it was totally worth it. (And it looks so good when I have my spray tan! Ha!)
It has a slight keyhole in the back and fastens with two small buttons that are covered in the fabric.
It has a mix of gold and platinum colored beading. The purple and pink color you see is actually yarn. It is so pretty in person. And it was perfect for a rehearsal dinner – there, I just justified the purchase 🙂
Dress – Anthropologie Mayacamas Maxi Dress; Sandals – Sam Edelman; Bracelets – Michael Kors and Henri Bendel
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
It’s not very often that I pay full price for anything at Anthropologie. Such beautiful clothes, but the price tags are usually more than I want to pay. BUT, when I saw this dress, I had to make an exception.
It has polka dots. (It comes in more colors, too!)
Not too low cut neck line.
Little button details.
Yep. I had to give in and pay full price. It’s such a great summer dress. Here I dressed it down for a casual dinner on vacation, but you could easily put on some dressier wedges. And I have to say, I love that a bra works under it, too, even with the cute cutout back detail.
This would also be a great time to say how much I love my Sam Edelman Gigi sandals. I have them in these black patent and in brown. They go with everything and hold up so well. I wore my brown ones a ton last year. These black ones replaced another pair of black Banana Republic sandals that fell apart after one year (urgh!).
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The girl wanted us to coordinate our Easter outfits, so how could I refuse?! Someday I know this will be “totally, like uncool,” as I know I would have died matching my mom when I was a teenager. So I’m referring to us as the Purple People Eaters 🙂 (Did anyone used to sing that song? We sang it in grade school all the time!)
This was an older dress I had from Anthropologie a couple of years back. Out of all my dresses, this is the only purple one I had. I couldn’t believe it! It also really made me miss my spray tan that I got a few weeks ago – welcome back, pale legs.
I just love this girl. And so glad she loves me back.
Dress – Anthropologie; Shoes – Charles David; Bracelet and Earrings – Stella & Dot
If you followed my last blog, you already know I’m a huge fan of pencil skirts. Being a working woman, I find them to be an essential staple in my working wardrobe. There are just so many different ways to wear them, the possibilities are endless.
Over the years, I have accumulated quite a few J. Crew No. 2 pencil skirts. I would like to mention, too, that I have NEVER paid full price for one either. I’m always gotten them on sale. No matter how much I love fashion and buying new clothes, I just don’t want to spend over $120 on one skirt. I’m sure a lot of you would agree with that statement.
I have found that I always size down in these skirts. I’m either a size 2 or 4. Which let me tell you people, I am never a size 2 in anything (except maybe a few Loft pieces). But the main reason I love these skirts is how well they hold you in. The fabric is nice and thick, so it never shows any trouble spots on your hips and thighs…or booty for that matter. Here are just a few ways I’ve styled my No. 2’s.
The other day, I thought “why not be as bright as I could possibly be?!” I’m kidding, but my the looks I got, I bet that’s what people thought when I put this outfit together. But I’ve never ever shied away from color. Life’s too short to be drab.
Have you ever tried on J. Crew’s No. 2 skirts? What are your thoughts?