Monday, December 13, 2010

Mary Horowitz and an Autumn Leaf! TGIFO Better Late Than Never!

Let's step back to last Friday. It's been awhile since I've posted a Thank Goodness it's Friday Outfit. TGIFO!


Tie Dye Buddha T Shirt - by Lucky Brand - Macy's - 2007
Melody Mini Skirt - Athleta $39 - Nov 2009
Mullion Tights in Brown - by Eloise - Anthro Orig $18 Sale $10 - Jan 2010
Berry Stitched Boots - by Lucky Penny - Anthro Orig $248 Sale $130 - Nov 2010
The paintings you see in my Great Room were painted by my Grandmother Cooper, who continued to paint until the day she passed away in 2004. Within days my Grandfather declared he could not continue without his Ena and died the next day on Veterans Day. He was a Navy Veteran. They were both in their 90's.  My Mother's house looks like a small museum filled with my Grandmothers art.


Tie Dye Buddha T Shirt - by Lucky Brand - Macy's - 2007
Melody Mini Skirt - Athleta $39 - Nov 2009
Mullion Tights in Brown - by Eloise - Anthro Orig $18 Sale $10 - Jan 2010
Berry Stitched Boots - by Lucky Penny - Anthro Orig $248 Sale $130 - Nov 2010
I found this colorful specimen in the carpet of leaves covering the back yard last Thursday evening.  It was the only leaf that had these brilliant Pinks.  I immediately thought of my Berry Stitched Boots. I felt a re-mix coming on.
See me wearing Anthro's Berry Stitched Boots by Lucky Penny HERE, and HERE.




Shop the Berry Stitched Boots in Pop Backs HERE.  Be patient and check back often.  These will be popping back to this page until the September Catalog is overwritten by January.

I started from the ground up on this closet re-mix.  The Mullion Tights jumped out at me as soon as I opened the drawer. The rest was a no brainer.

Shop the Melody Mini in Grey and Black on sale HERE. Not all that mini on me.  It has a wide stretch waist band. I can pull this mini down to my hips to increase the length or up to my waist if I want it shorter.

Shop Similar Lucky Brand T Shirts on eBay HERE.

As I was driving to work this morning, I was hit by a sudden image of me in that outfit last Friday.  Remember ditsy crossword puzzle constructor Mary Horowitz (played by Sandra Bullock) in "All About Steve?"  I just recently saw the movie.




My outfit very closely resembles hers.  Right down to Mary's famous Red boots. But no possible umbrella that could be used as a weapon to possibly attack Steve. She never meant him any harm.

My boots aren't nearly as Red. 

Organic Sun Valley Sweater in Persian Red - by Athleta - Orig $90 Sale $50 - Nov 2009
Melody Mini Skirt - by Athleta $39 - Nov 2009
Mullion Tights in Brown - by Eloise - Anthro Orig $18 Sale $10 - Jan 2010
Berry Stitched Boots - by Lucky Penny - Anthro Orig $248 Sale $130 - Nov 2010
 Tripp Laptop Bag Car Print - by Orla Kiely SS10 - eBay $209 April 2010
It's possible I'm just as goofy as Mary Horowitz. But not nearly as smart.  Amazing how she figured out how to get out of that old mine shaft. One thing I have that Mary doesn't is Orla Kiely's Tripp Laptop Bag in her famous Car Print.  I often carry it as a handbag, since my Laptop rarely leaves the house.

Shop the Tripp Laptop Bag just like mine HERE, and HERE, and in Stem Print HERE.

Athleta's luxe sweaters won't stretch out of shape. Don't pill.  Are made of hand washable cotton.  And they always have a gorgeous new version in several colors every year. Heidi and I both love them.

Shop Similar Athleta Sweater's HERE. 


These Anthro Glittens were a gift from Christine last year.  Anthro still had these last week in a colorful assortment.  I couldn't believe they were gone when I checked for a link this morning.  I love that I can use my iPhone and not have to pull my gloves off.



Organic Sun Valley Sweater in Persian Red - by Athleta - Orig $90 Sale $50 - Nov 2009
Melody Mini Skirt - by Athleta $39 - Nov 2009
Mullion Tights in Brown - by Eloise - Anthro Orig $18 Sale $10 - Jan 2010
Berry Stitched Boots - by Lucky Penny - Anthro Orig $248 Sale $130 - Nov 2010
 Tripp Laptop Bag Car Print - by Orla Kiely SS10 - eBay $209 April 2010
Here I am all decked out in my Mary Horowitz look alike outfit.  Off for a day at the office. BTW, the necklace is faceted Garnet with Sterling from Sundance and the Wrap Bracelet is faceted Carnelian and Leather from Etsy.

Anthro Sister Love, with a bit of Athleta mixed in, Laura (lauramartinsemail)@yahoo.com

8 comments:

theanthropologieconnoisseur said...

I love the tights!

I answered your question about my cats as a comment to your question on my blog. Also, as a fellow cat lover, you might want to check out this video I just happened to find...it's of two cats playing patty-cake! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3iFhLdWjqc)

Laura said...

Dear anthropologieconnoissuer, I second the love for the Mullion Tights. When I first started to watch the cat video, I thought the cat was pawing a mirror. The narration alone had my co-workers in stitches. And to think there are those who say cats are stupid. Like children, it's all in the way you raise them.

styleforlife said...

So fun!!!
I would love for you to enter in my giveaway!
XXX :-) Emily

Jessica said...

Love both looks! The berry stitched boots are super cute and some boots that I missed out on. And of course I love your OK bag.

vintageglammz said...

Your photoshoots look like such fun Laura. I have not seen that Sandra Bullock movie, but man, you've copied the style really well...but BETTER! Especially with the Berry Stitched boots and those checkered tights.
Your grandmother Cooper must have been a real artistic soul to have painted those paintings until the day she passed away. That's incredible!

Ariadne said...

Lovely style!

Jess said...

That sweater is great Laura :) Yes, your outfit is totally like Mary's, but much better! You look super comfy as well, which is always a plus.

Jamie said...

What a great outfit, Laura! It's a shame you didn't pull this together before Kathryn and Carol's contest, or else you could have entered your own movie-themed outfit. This is really spectacular! I have never ordered anything from Athleta, but I am getting closer and closer with every outfit you post featuring Athleta. And I'm also going to be watching the Berry Stitched Boots after Christmas...just in case I get a gift card, y'know.

And I'm so glad I inspired you to do your holiday decorating -- I'm so honored! I'm sure your decorations are just as creative and beautiful as your outfits!

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