Monday, April 12, 2010

Show and Tell

My daughter turned eight on Sunday, and in honor of her birthday we headed to the city to purchase a long coveted American Doll. Mind you, hubby and I are not the type of people who believe in purchasing cult-dolls that cost $100, but luckily for our daughter, she has grandparents who were willing to oblige. Since the doll store was only two blocks from the Rockefeller center Anthropologie, and my mom had a gift card to empty out (does one really need a reason to go to Anthropologie?), the three of us had a grand time of it.
In honor of the occasion, I had my sister's point-and-shoot-camera on me, with which I was able to snap away inconspicuously, unlike my chunky SLR, which they always make me put away in the store.

Cardboard Chandelier

Couldn't quite capture the full beauty of this set up
with the crappy point-and-shoot, but this shelf,
displaying an assortment of glass perfume bottles with metal lamps over them,
looked like something out of a period film.

My little big girl posing in a cozy nook, reminiscent of a tropical Paradise.
Wish I had the skills to construct something like this in my house.

I don't do this "pictures of me in the dressing room, review thingy" too often, but having a camera on me and finding something surprising and delightful, I felt it my duty to share.

This sweater jacket by LiaMolly is not on the website, hence I was pleasantly surprised to come across it. It fits my taste perfectly; amazing quality, flattering, unusual yet not too overdone. It looked like something Anthropologie would have carried 4-5 years ago when their clothes still had timeless appeal.
The sweater is a chunky cotton knit and the buttons are knitted too! I'm wearing size XS which I still had a little bit of room in, not too much, but just enough to make it comfortable.
On researching the brand, I learned that this sweater is from LiaMolly's, 2009 collection. Not sure how and why it made it to the Anthropologie shelfs now, but I'm glad it did.

When I went home, I browsed though LiaMolly's website and came to the conclusion that I am completely in love with practically all their designs. Wish Anthropologie would carry more of them. I'll put up pictures of more LiaMolly lovelies in my next post.


Barb Chansky said...

OMG, can not believe she is that old! Happy Birthday! Love the pictures!
PS which American Girl did she end up with?

Mia said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I love that sweater and I'm looking forward to seeing more Lia Molly. I may have to search my local Anthro now for that sweater!

SubWife said...

Love, love, love the sweater. Happy birthday Sophie's daughter!

Btw, both my kids are whining that they hate our house and want to move to the house next to you.

Sophie said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Barb, she chose a doll with freckles that looked like her and a few old fashioned dresses.

SubWife, tell your kids I want to move to the house next door too.

Christina said...

What a lucky little girl!!
Daily candy's swirl outlet site is having a lia molly sale tomorrow! be sure to check it out for discounted sweaters. I'm hoping to find one of the current anthro sweaters on sale.

Anonymous said...

Cute sweater. Lia Molly is actually a line by a former designer of knitwear that worked directly for Anthropologie, so, that's probably why it reminded you of items they used to have.

kg said...

You are too lucky to get to go to such an awesome Anthro store! My stores seem so under-stocked and boring compared to your pictures!

Sophie said...

I love the Rockefeller center store, it's usually very well stocked and the display design is something to marvel at, but I don't go there too often because it's an hour away from where we live.
Actually, husband and I are contemplating a move to an undisclosed location with no Anthropologie stores at all. The horror!


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