For the last time, we are jumping back in time to two weeks ago.
I adore Anthropologie! I love Athleta! Why not bring them together. The former defines me as a woman, while the latter allows me girly comfort. This outfit is no exception. It brings me down to Earth with so many feminine details.
Cumulonimbus Tee - by Deletta - Anthro Orig $68 - June 2010
The focus is this heavily detailed girly Tee. Not without it's problems.
First of all, Anthro Tee's run very large. I normally wear a Small or Medium in most T Shirts. However, in Anthro T Shirts I wear an XSMALL. I truly feel for you tiny ladies.
Secondly, I am lucky that I can sew and make simple alterations. Because most of Anthro's T Shirts are too low cut. For example, I had to take a one inch tuck on each side of the neckline of this T Shirt. I know, a lot of work for a full priced T Shirt. But worth the extra effort for me.
Sherpa Skirt in Olive - Athleta Orig $80 - Nov 2009
Athleta's Sherpa skirt is a Winter wonder. The fabric is wicking, soft, warm and has been offered in a rainbow of colors over the years. Nicely detailed zippered pockets located front and back. This particular color of Olive, sometimes looks Brown. If I lived in a Winter State, this skirt would be a must have in every color.
I still can't believe I took this myself with only a 4" tripod. Let's be clear about the fact that my photographer is my X-Hubby. And he was no where near the Killer Kern River Bottom this day. I don't want you guys to think I am using a Pro. Neither if us has a clue what to do with a camera. My best stuff is purely by accident.
Speckled Tights in Ivory - by Eloise - Anthro Orig $18, Sale $10 - Feb 2010
Too many pairs of tights, not enough outfits. If you have not taken the dive into Anthro's selection of tights, then you are missing one of life's perfect Winter accessories.
BTW, this belt was included with a pair of Apartment 9 Jeans from Kohl's. I used it in this outfit to balance the Turquoise Rose necklace. It's about 4 years old and made from very cheap plastic and what reminds of heavily glued card board. But it looks cool, and I get tons of compliments on it. There is only one reason this belt has survived in my Anthro dominant closet. My closet lacks belts.
Portland Blossom Mary Jane's - by Keen - Nordstroms Orig $85, Sale $42 - Oct 2008
Before my love for J-41's grew, there was this one pair of Keens. I wear them often during the Winter. They seem to slide right into the vacant shoe area of so many outfits.
This is me trying to come up with a creative new pose that won't leave me falling flat on my face. For one of my very first Posts, I wasted an hour photographing myself attempting to hold an Anthro models pose. I honestly don't think my knees bend in the same direction as hers. This is a must see if you haven't already seen it. See the models pose and my simplified version here.
Solid Turquoise Rose with Hand Stamped Salt and Pepper Beads by Allison Dayton - Athleta Orig $198 - Apr 2009
You guys have seen this Turquoise necklace a few times already.
Brown Cable Knit Sweater - by DKNY Jeans - Circa 2008
I seem to have discovered a love for photography.
But when I examine this closely, it seems like I love taking photos of myself.
And that just sounds wrong.
Is this a natural channel for most Style Bloggers?
Remember I never blogged until 3 months ago.
Am I overdoing the photography?
Or do nice photos at least add something to the mix?
Should I be focusing on something else?
Dressing Room Reviews are not possible in my No Anthro Zone. I am already reviewing everything I order.
Besides, I'm still in my holding pattern as one of the top10 Anthro Reviewers.
Be honest please!
Anthro Sister Love, Laura
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