So here is my Thank Goodness It's Friday Outfit - TGIFO! Please forgive the grainy iPhone images while I wait for delivery of the new Kodak. I'm still upset over the destruction of my Olympus. It was a my 10 year gift from my company. I let go before my son had a hold of it. Smashed the lens right into the driveway. I blame it on the nerve.
|Jacquard Sweater Tank - by Charlie and Robin - Anthro $148, sale $70 - Nov 2009|
|Dragonfly Lace Front Skirt - by Leifsdottir - Nordstrom $228, sale $114 - Aug 2009|
|Maiden's Braids Cardi - by Moth - Anthro $88, sale $50 - Jun 2009|
Love these Lavender tights. You will be seeing them again soon with a very special dress. I bet some of you know what dress I am hinting about. In the mean time I am making them work for me here.
|Dotty Cluster Tights - by Eloise - Anthro $16 - Sept 2010|
Anthro has a wildly colorful selection of textured and patterned tights. I already have a drawer full from previous years. But as my Mother always says "A girl can never have too many tights." OK, so she was speaking of coats, but I figure why not use this as an excuse to buy everything in abundance.
Shop all Anthro tights here.
|Rensselaer T Straps - by Miss Albright - Anthro $148 - Aug 2010|
Woohoo! I love these vintage inspired SHOES. What more can I say. Miss Albright does some nice shoes. And the price is too right to wait out a sale. Unlike the Lass and Laddie Oxfords by Poetic License, these are still available in every size. I normally wear an 8, so I ordered up one whole size to a 9. They are a tad loose, but super comfortable. The strap keeps my foot from slipping up and down.
Orla Kiely AW08 Collection - Orig $800, $400 eBay - April 2009
Just in case you haven't heard the story of my most prized handbag, here it is again. I waited for sale. There was no way I could swing this bag full price. When the bag finally made it to sale, it was the wrong time for me to buy. It broke my heart to see it go. I searched for months. It was nowhere to be found. I decided it wasn't meant to be and stopped looking. Months later I was on eBay and looking at Orla Kiely, and there it was. Gently used, but in perfect condition. The Seller was the original owner. Thank goodness there were no other bids.
|Present Perfect Necklace - by Tataborello Italy - Anthro $138, sale 40 - Mar 2009|
|Chiaroscuro Bracelet - Sundance (Labradorite w/ 14K Gold Vermeil Sequins) - $130 - Mar 2009|
What are your plans for the weekend?
Depending on my nerve (the nerve of some nerves) I just might go to Frazier Park where my friend Heidi D lives. It's a small mountain community between Bako and LA. She has an over abundance of wine she is willing to share. She is really missing Mike, who is currently serving in Afghanistan.
I would love to know where all my Readers live. What areas of the US and Canada are you from?
Tell me a little about yourself. What do you do for a living? Are you a stay at home Mom? Do you have a career outside the home? We are all fashion crazy, yet totally different from each other. Anthro, Athleta, Orla Kiely, Leifsdottir, shoes, jewelry, and lots of cloths are part of the reason we come together, and the reason we are broke half the time. All that plus the fact that we love sharing what we find and talking about it. He-he! At least I do.
Up and coming ACC Posts:
Rachel will be guest reviewing the Best of the Bunch Cardi from Anthro.
I am expecting delivery tonight of an Anthro Jacket. I hope it stands up to it's current high ratings. So look for that review this weekend as well.
Please comment! Or I start to feel lonely! Give me encouragement and I will answer.
Love you guys, Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org)