Now, lets look back to Sunday night.
Most mornings I stick to my selection.
However... occasionally I REJECT my Sunday night selection on Monday Morning.
On to the reason for this Post.
Who cares! I arrived at work on time. Despite my outfit presto chango.
All that really matters is the Anthro.
This is Anthro's Jahoda Corset Top by Floreat $98. Purchased on sale for $50 April 2009. I would love to see Floreat re-design another version of this top. But if they did and I missed it only tell me about it if you know where I can get one. Gotta love the elastic panel in back with the kicky little gathered hemline. The entire top is stretchy. Only negative is the low cut neckline.
It was instant heart pounding WANT the minute these appeared online. I am a sucker for the words crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, and *tatting.
*Tatting is a lost form of Old English lace making done with a bobbin and shuttle. My Mother taught herself how to tat from a library book 35 years ago. She now designs her own patterns and is the hands down winner at the Great Kern County Fair every year.
No way could I afford the whopping $398 for Chie Mihara's Needlework T-Straps. I waited 5 agonizing months from when they appeared in the Feb 2009 catalog, to June when they went on sale for $200.
I am so disappointed in the leather wrapped heel. After wearing them only a few times they started to discolor for no apparent reason. I still wear them.
I haven't included an Orla Keily handbag recently because you have seen almost all of them. Except this one.
This is from Orla Keily's Greenline SS09 Collection. All Leather Satchel in Ochre. Was $598. I waited 5 months for the sale price of $398. I know, not a deep discount. This is a convertible Messenger Bag that can be carried over the shoulder or as a handbag. Orla's Greenline is tanned using only natural products. And is completely biodegradable. So no metal, fabric, or plastic involved.
Who would pay this much for a bag and simply throw it away at some point?
What! NO KEY FOB?
All my Orla's have the little elastic strap and hook for the keys. I'm gonna miss that handy dandy hook.
What! NO ZIPPER POCKETS?
In fact the 2 pockets are much to small to hold anything but lip gloss.
THE ENTIRE BAG IS TOO SMALL. But cute!
And what a process to open and close. You have to fold the bag in half. Then pull the Brown strap over the top and feed it over the carry handles and through the Olive Green Tab. What a pain.
I love the color and the way it looks, but what good is that if the bag isn't practical.
And if you spill something on this bag you're screwed. So I try to constantly put mink oil on it. I already have a few small stains. The inside is also raw leather. No Stem Print Lining.
If this is the fashionable Handbag of the future I am going to be very unhappy.
Jewelry is from Etsy Shop psbymelanie. The Charm Bracelet I found in search. The strawberries are Lampwork Beads, with tiny little crocheted strawberry flowers. I requested a custom order for the earrings.