Sunday, November 30, 2008


One of the things I love about Anthropologie (after the clothes or possibly even before), is the constant flow of creativity. The Anthropologie team includes some great designers, photographers and art directors. As a result of collaborative efforts between these creative and imaginative individuals, you and I can constantly count on being entertained by new visuals such as these from the Glee collection. Thumbs up for the whole playful wire sculpture theme.
Boots with a life of their own never fail to amuse me.

There's so much character in this one.
The top hat and umbrella are a really nice touch.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

FREE Shipping, Get Shopping!

Finally! Anthropologie is offering free shipping on orders over $200. Of course the grouch in me is saying "why only over $200?" But I guess it's pretty easy to spend $200 at Anthropologie. That reminds me, the bag I've been watching went on sale. Check your wish lists people, Tuesday is a sale day.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dreaming of Blue Waters

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I'm obsessed with blue water and warm weather (and if I can be submerged in the blue water on a warm day, so much the better). Seeing Anthropologie's Getaway styles just when the temperature in NY has sunk into the thirties, makes me want to get on the next plane bound for anyplace in the Caribbean.
Oh, how loudly the blue waters and soft sands are calling my name.
It seems to me, though, given the prices of some of these bathing suits, that by the time you purchase one or two the only place you can afford to get away to is your own bathtub.

Beach Blink One-Piece -$228.
I love this one, although I do wonder how many of us over the age of 16 can pull it off.

Ferris Wheel Bikini - $176

Santa Monica One-Piece - $278.
Hmmm, feed a family for a week or buy a bathing suit? Tough choice.
Luckily this one is a hybrid, made especially for these tough economic times. You get a bathing suit, a top and a scarf all in one.

Stained Glass One-Piece - $128
This one would look good on just about anyone.
It's slimming, not too revealing and I love the back!

Shadowy Cove One-Piece - $248

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Presents Catalog

Anthropologie Gifts catalog came in the mail today. What a treat! Set amidst a winter wonderland, Anthropologie displayed some of it's gifts and lovely winter fashions.
Sylvan Scene Cardigan

I feel bad for the model in these pictures, who had to stand in the snow in pretty skimpy outfits to bring us the pleasure of shopping from this catalog. The poor girl must have been frozen. Then again, I'm sure there isn't a young model out there who would pass up appearing in an Anthropologie catalog for fear of catching a cold.

Matroyshka Measuring Cups - cute gift idea

This is my favorite page from the catalog.
It looks so magical, candlelight in the snow. It reminds me of a scene from the movie Legend when all the gnomes and fairies were frolicking in the snow.

Lantern's Glow dress
(This is model abuse I tell you!)

Another hairy man. (this one would be quite cute after a good shave, although I could have done without the tattoos).

Thursday, November 13, 2008

'Tis the season to be spending

This has been an expensive, yet very satisfying shopping week.
Sales, sales, sales. Those evil retailers really know how to get me to spend. I love this season and dread it at the same time. I love it because, not only do I get to take advantage of all the great sales and deals, but also because this is when my husband and I start shopping for each other's anniversary gifts. Double the spendings, double the fun. I dread it for precisely the same reason.

It started with 30% off at J.crew. I also opened a J.Crew credit card and received an additional 10 % off and free shipping! Can't beat that. Among other stuff I got a lovely coat, a purchase which was long overdue since my last dress-coat I bought 8 years ago in a thrift shop! It has served me well and I was pretty attached to it but by now the lining is all in shreds and I decided it was time to move on.
My shopping spree continued at Boden with 20 % off and free shipping (ends today). I'm proud to say I have resisted getting anything there for myself, but I did get a few cute pieces for my daughter.
On to GAP with 30% off coupon. Notice in this whole shopping excursion Anthropologie has not been mentioned. I just feel stupid paying full prices in Anthropologie while sales are raging everywhere else. I wish Anthropologie occasionally offered some percentage off all orders, not only sale items, but it seems Anthropologie is above such tactics (sigh...).
Also I'm still at a loss as to what to get my husband for our anniversary. Help! Men are just so low maintenance.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

November 2008

I know I'm kind of late with this post and by now, I'm sure all of you have seen the November catalog, but since it's so so beautiful, I can't imagine seeing it again (and again and again) could hurt. So here are some of my favorite pages, although I must say it was a tough choice since November doesn't disappointed in the least. So many beautiful sweaters, dresses and shoes!

I love the whole train theme which lends a sense of adventure and nostalgia to the catalog.

What a great way to display boots. The steam was a really nice touch.

Has anyone else noticed how the heroins of Anthropologie catalogs are always roughing it when it comes to men? The men that make their appearance in Anthro catalogs are always grizzly and foreign looking. Remember the fisherman from December? Whatever happened to the intellectual types with glasses? Or are those the men Anthropologie heroines leave at home while traveling through Europe? Since Anthropologie caters to professional women with a stable income, I wonder if such women fantasize precisely about the kind of grizzly men that appear in catalogs (always as an accessory), while being in relationships with stable professionals who wear suits and ties and carry a briefcase to work?

The pose and the lighting in this page is beautiful and could have been even more so, had the accessory man looked a little more alive . The arm he has about "his" lady is barely touching her and looks very stiff. I guess it's a tough job to be an accessory to lovely ladies.

Eastern Flyaway Coat - nice, figure flattering, feminine silhouette.

Fire's Path Dress

Tawny Garden Dress - I could never resist this color!


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