Wednesday, December 30, 2009

anthropologie new arrivals

I went to anthropologie today to check out some of the new arrivals...

First up is the Raveneli Blouse. I am a sucker for anything with ruffles and a tie neck, so I was obviously excited to see this top in store! The shell print is adorable and although the material is a little thin I would probably wear a cardigan over it anyway.

Next is the Emmer Corset Top. I really wanted to like this top after seeing it online, but it is SUPER short in real life... granted I do have a bit of a long torso, but this top barely covered my belly button! I did love the shape of the top and the eyelet at the bottom, but it's just way too short...

I wasn't sure about the Lime Juice Dress online, but after trying it on in person at anthropologie I love it! The dress is such a pretty, unique shade of green that went really well with my skin tone and the fit was flattering as well. I'm 5'7" and the dress came right to my knees, so I could see how the dress might be too long for someone shorter. The dress came with a tie belt, but I imagine replacing it with a thicker, brown belt.

I really wanted to like the Here & There dress, but I tried it on in my normal size 0 and it fit great on the top half, but was just a little too tight across my hips and caused some bunching. I really liked the print and shape of the dress though... maybe I'll go back and try a size 2 eventually. I also like the fact that I could throw a cardigan over this dress for work, but also wear it out for dinner or on the weekends. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

model for a day

Dress: Nanette Lepore Kharma Dress
Sweater: Jcrew Cashmere Tie Front Cardigan

Monday, December 21, 2009

snowscape tank

This top was just too pretty for me to pass up...

Top: Anthropologie Snowscape Tank
Sweater: Jcrew Corwin Cardigan 
Jeans: Jbrand

Sunday, December 20, 2009

rodarte for target

So I'm at Target super early yesterday morning to beat the crowds and buy some necessities. Although I should be focusing on the stuff I really need to purchase at Target I somehow manage to work my way to the clothing department...

I didn't even know about the Rodarte for Target collection, but they had the whole collection there and even had small sizes (this never happens!) I immediately was drawn to the print on the Crepe Lace print dress and tried it on in a size small. The fit was a little big around the waist and upper half, but it was still cute and for $35 I figured why not just get it??

For a casual look I paired it with my leather jacket from Anthropologie and flats, but will probably dress it up for work with a long cardigan and heels.

Dress: Rodarte for Target Crepe Lace Print Dress
Jacket: Anthropologie Washed Leather Racer Jacket

Thursday, December 17, 2009

night blooming dress

Yeah, so I LOVE this dress... okay, okay, yeah, I say that I LOVE every one of my dresses, but still... this one is my latest favorite! I am always a sucker for the dress that looks like a shirt/skirt and the print on the top part of the dress is just too cute to pass up. I paired it with the forever cardigan from jcrew, but can't wait until it gets warmer and I can wear it sans sweater. My only problem with the dress is that the skirt part gets pretty wrinkly... I do sit down for most of the day, but still, wrinkling bugs me... I'll get over it...

Dress: Anthropologie Night Blooming Dress
Sweater: Jcrew Forever Cardigan
Belt: Anthropologie Snakebite belt

Monday, December 7, 2009

berry tights spotlight

It's actually getting cold here in California! I had been eyeing the berry bush tights for a while and now that the weather is starting to get cold I finally went out and got them and planned a whole outfit around them... I even curled my hair :)

Dress: DVF Geometric Detail Dress
Sweater: Jcrew Forever Cardigan
Belt: Anthropologie Snakebite Belt
Tights: Anthropologie Berry Bush Tights