Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pointelle Heaven

Today is the last day for Free Shipping at Anthropologie and look at this new lovely. I'm drooling! It's got all the ingredients I'm looking for: Unusual, demure, ethereal and a color that I can't go wrong with.  Should I throw caution to the wind and order it? Has anyone seen it in stores, tried it on and loved it? Do share please!

Remolino Lace Pullover

Monday, March 26, 2012

Amy Butler Bags Sale

Amy Butler's luggage, purses, totes, laptop bags, clutches and 
wallets are on SALE today at Joss & Main.
I love all these colorful prints!

New Arrivals + Free Shipping

What a great way to start off a new week. Free shipping from Anthropologie and tons of new arrivals!
The free shipping is good through Thursday, March 29th on orders of $100. Now, I do wonder if there's also a sale in store for us tomorrow. If so, ordering sale items with free shipping would be just dandy.

Anthropologie is bursting at the seams with tempting new arrivals. After a long dry spell, it's refreshing to see so many feminine, flattering styles. 

Savannah Summer Dress

Rose & Gold Slip Dress

Aubrieta Shirtdress

Ikat Frequencies Shirtdress

Carolinae Top

Braxton Top

Passiflora Embroidered Blouse

Kasuri Pencil Skirt

Luminous Luxe Skirt

Pin-Dot Pencil Skirt

Currently, this skirt only shows up on-line in Petite sizes.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Girls Cashmere Cardigan - One Day Sale

Garnet Hill is having a one day sale on Girls Washable Cashmere Cardigan. Today only, the price is $29! I got this cardigan for my daughter a few months ago and it's beautiful. Made out of excellent quality, good weight, super soft cashmere and looks even better than in pictures.

This is what was written on the tag: "We use two-ply yarns, twisted to reduce pilling and prolong the finished product's life and beauty. Garnet Hill cashmere is made exclusively from the fine, downy undercoat of Kashmir goats raised in Inner Mongolia. Winter temps in the region can dip  to -40 F, which helps explain why Mongolian cashmere is eight times warmer than sheep's wool."
Seriously, for $29 this is an amazing deal!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Marya Sweater Review

Lately I haven't been able to get to an Anthropologie store as often as I would have liked. It's about 40 minute drive for me each way, and I have to orchestrate baby sitting and my husband driving me, because:
1. Who can savor Anthropologie with two kids following you around the store, touching everything breakable and whining when can we go?
2. I have a pathological fear of driving in Manhattan.
So you see, with all the challenges of actually getting to try something on at Anthropologie,  unless I have other errands to run in the area there's just not enough of an incentive 
Well, last week, all the constellations finally came together, grandparent entertained the kids, husband was willing to drive and I had stuff to return to a few stores in the area, so to Anthropologie we went!

The first item that caught my eye in the store was the Marya Sweater by Sparrow. As you might or might not remember from my previous ramblings, I'm hooked on pointelles/open knits. I asked my husband what is it that makes  pointelle so attractive and he said "it's demure". Nice observation by husband. So that's the story I'm sticking to, I like everything demure.

 You know what's not demure? The big, fat camera I'm trying to balance in one hand. It's the only one I have. That's right, I'm one of those strange people who uses her cell phone for emergencies only and therefore did not feel the need to purchase one with a fancy camera built in. Don't judge me.

You can't really tell from the pictures, but this cardigan is two toned. The top portion is pale sky blue and the bottom is off white. Husband said it looks like it faded out, but I personally liked the effect.
I tried on XS, which still swallowed me up. This sweater is very long and I'm very short (5"1). Something about the length to shape ratio made me feel like I'm wearing a curtain. The gathers at the shoulders further emphasized the "curtain" effect. The fabric was a nice weight, not Winter heavy, but not Summer light either. Actually, just perfect for Spring. I also tried on the Trifecta Cardigan, (review to follow) and the fabric weight of the Marya Sweater was slightly heavier by comparison.
Though I like the color and the diamond pattern very much, this was a no-go for me because of the length. I think it would look so much better on  a taller lady. Luckily, Anthropologie currently has a nice selection of pointelle sweaters. The Pointelle Diamond Sweater Tee, the Trifecta Cardigan and the Ethereal Pointelle Sweater  are saved in my wish list and I plan on waiting patiently to purchase them when they'll hopefully go on sale.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Best Of Sale

I love the sound of birds singing when it's warm. It's a completely different tune from what they sing in the winter months. The weather is beautiful and it finally feels like Spring in NY.  Can't wait to see what Anthropologie has in store for us in April. In the meantime, enjoy the sale!

Ribbon Grass Dress -$99

Conspicuous Shell Dress -$99

Palma Dress -$99

 Cirro Blouse - $49


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