Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cinched Medallions Blouse Review

For a long time, I have been very strong in resisting the urge to order the Cinched Medallions blouse. There's just no denying how gorgeous it is. I love the Art Deco feel, the color, and I'm a huge fan of embroidery. All the right ingredients are there. I've been battling with the frugal side of me that just refused to let me pay the full price of this blouse, but the blouse wouldn't go on sale and so the frugal side finally lost to the "I have to have it because it's perfect side" (yes, it's a side of mine that just refuses to be pushed down. Luckily this side is very selective and very few things are perfect after all).
So, I headed to my not so local Anthropologie store on 5th Ave to try it on. In person the blouse is everything you'd expect it to be and more. The fabric is beautiful with a hint of shimmer. The blouse was very well made and almost flawless. I say almost, because the front medallions did not line up with the back medallions to form a circle as I thought they would. I'm not sure if this was intentional or just a fluke. Still, I was not deterred.


I tried on a size 2, which is what I usually wear. It was completely loose on me. Hmm. I tried size 0 next. It fit perfectly in the waist and was a perfect length on me (Ok, I'm on the petite side), but it still hung completely loose in the chest, which is strange because without going into details, I am not flat chested by any standards. Where does one go from a size 0? As my sister put it, "maybe if you were shaped like Dolly Parton".
Still, I refused to give up and stood there in front of the mirror trying to figure out where a seamstress might take the blouse in. There was no place as far as I can see. The blouse cannot be taken in by the side seams because of the embroidery, and there's no meddling with the front pleats. Why?! Why?! I want it dammit!
As you have probably already guessed, I left the store without my beloved medallions blouse. What a disappointment. I miss it. Not sure why, but I still visit it on Anthropologie.com (In hopes it will shrink?)
Any volunteers out there who would like to take up reconstructing this blouse for me?
Didn't think so...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

E-bay Finds

Lately, I've been doing a lot of E-bay browsing for Anthropologie goodies from past seasons and I wanted to share some of my finds with you, dear readers. All of the links are for active auctions, so feel free click and bid!

Size 8

This seller is offering a really nice promotion to Breakfast at Anthropologie readers. Here are the details: "For your readers, we would be happy to offer a 25% discount of the final ending price of any item to anyone who finds us through your link. All they need to do is email us after winning and mention "Breakfast at Anthropologie"; we will promptly make the adjustment. "
Hurray! We love discounts! :-)

Fainting Sofa Blazer
Available in Sizes 2, 4, 6, 10

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I LOVE School !

Finally! Kids starting school tomorrow! I'm so excited, I hope I'll be able to restrain myself from giving them a little shove out the door in the morning.
Though I love summers dearly, this summer, the gap between end of camp and beginning of school was a little too long. I am way behind on my blogging, as well as many other things, but before I can undertake all my planned projects, I will have to take a little time to recharge my poor nerves and get all the "I'm hot, I'm wet, I'm bored, I'm thirsty, he hit me, she took my spot, etc (fill in the blank), to stop buzzing in my head . A trip to Anthropologie should do the trick. Ladies, reward yourselves once in a while. You deserve it!

Welcome to September

There's something about early fall that is so romantic. The softer lighting, the new gentle chill in the air, makes us want to put on our new fuzzy sweater and cuddle up to our old fuzzy (or not ) sweetheart.
Millbrook Cardigan

Hidden Springs Dress

Kousa Berry Bag

Bustled Shower Curtain

Flaxen Wedges
I'm sure I've seen a painting of fruits and/or flowers that looked just like this...except in this version shoes became a luscious still life.


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