Monday, December 27, 2010

A Red Tag Pinafore, a Snowscape, a Laptop, and a Sale Hangover!

In no particular order!

But first, the awesome and always fabulous Collette of "Statements In Fashion" is hosting a giveaway for a 50$ Forever 21 Gift Certificate.  Now is the time for me and possibly you to give Forever 21 a try.  Head over to Statements in Fashion HERE.

Ahhhhhh!  The Pinafore Pullover by Rosie Neira.  I got lucky on this one. 

The morning of my Birthday I sat down at my Laptop (which was still functioning-more about that later) and hit the Antho eCatalogs.  What did I find there?  Three Pinafore Pullovers (sold out at full price) available in Pop Back. I immediately sent a text to Heidi D. We both scored.


Pinafore Pullover - by Rosie Neira - Anthro Orig $168 Sale $100 Red Tag $75 - Dec 2010
Snowscape Tank - by Corey Lynn Calter - Anthro Orig $148 Sale $70 - Jan 2009
Honor Guard Booties - by Messeca - Anthro $168 - Dec 2010
Quilted Patent Iris Bag in Cream - by Orla Kiely AW10 - Yoox Orig $335 Sale $170 FS - Dec 2010
 But the most miraculous news is, the sweaters were not only on sale, but RED TAGGED.  Yippee!

A few weeks ago I saw Roxy of Effortless Anthropologie wearing the Pinafore Pullover in such a fabulous way that I had to have the sweater. It was then I started checking the catalog regularly for Pop Backs. Roxy had taken the Snowscape Tank and layered the Pinafore Pullover over it so only the neckline of the tank was visible.  The effect is almost seamless.  I love this tank, but have never been able to use it in a way that showed off the fabulous detail work on the neckline.  Thank you for the incredible idea Roxy.

Pinafore Pullover - by Rosie Neira - Anthro Orig $168 Sale $100 Red Tag $75 - Dec 2010
I weaved an Idra pin through the back to pull the sweater in a bit.  I could have used an XS in this sweater. 


Pinafore Pullover - by Rosie Neira - Anthro Orig $168 Sale $100 Red Tag $75 - Dec 2010
Snowscape Tank - by Corey Lynn Calter - Anthro Orig $148 Sale $70 - Jan 2009


Pinafore Pullover - by Rosie Neira - Anthro Orig $168 Sale $100 Red Tag $75 - Dec 2010
Snowscape Tank - by Corey Lynn Calter - Anthro Orig $148 Sale $70 - Jan 2009
Quilted Patent Iris Bag in Cream - by Orla Kiely AW10 - Yoox Orig $335 Sale $170 FS - Dec 2010
  
  As you can see the effect created by layering the Tank under the sweater is stunning.  No jewelry needed!  Unless you want to consider by new Orla Kiely Quilted Patent Iris Bag AW10 as jewelry.  A little Happy Birthday Present!  To me!  From me!


Honor Guard Booties - by Messeca - Anthro $168 - Dec 2010
Quilted Patent Iris Bag in Cream - by Orla Kiely AW10 - Yoox Orig $335 Sale $170 FS - Dec 2010
  I rounded this outfit up with Messeca's Honor Guard Booties available HERE.  But selling out fast.

Pinafore Pullover - by Rosie Neira - Anthro Orig $168 Sale $100 Red Tag $75 - Dec 2010
Snowscape Tank - by Corey Lynn Calter - Anthro Orig $148 Sale $70 - Jan 2009
Honor Guard Booties - by Messeca - Anthro $168 - Dec 2010
Quilted Patent Iris Bag in Cream - by Orla Kiely AW10 - Yoox Orig $335 Sale $170 FS - Dec 2010
I really hauled on the RED TAG Sale.  I'm not going to review these items now, but you can email me at lauramartinsemail@yahoo.com and ask me anything about these items. Here is the damage.

This entire Anthro Outfit.
Which Includes the Fisherman's Companion Sweatercoat which was cancelled online, but I was able to order from a store. The Attention To Detail Dress in Taupe available HERE. The Tapestry Tights. And the Berry Stitched Boots I already have. I am wearing the outfit with a different coat in the photo.

The Easy Keeper Skirt in Orange Motif along with the Piece-A-Plenty /Cardi (FULL PRICE) that I did not like on me at all.  The raglin sleeves were unflattering. So it will be returned.

I also picked up Anthro's Haviland Sweatercoat from 3 years ago.  This was my third attempt to win a bid for this sweatercoat on eBay over the last 2 years.  I used a sniping service free trial and won. Yippee!

The Cabled Pullover in Gold by Moth available in Pop Backs HERE. To go with the Easy Keeper Skirt in Black Motif available in Pop Backs HERE.   And hopefully I will love Miss Albrights Loose Reins Boots (sold out online- but available in stores) with this outfit.

The Blue Period Slip-ons by Everybody. Returned. Available HERE at full price.  I normally wear an 8 and ordered a 39. They were at least a half size too big.  Great quality and super comfortable, but a little granny looking for my taste.  Although I loved them with the Roadway Tights.

Roadway Tights - by Eloise - Anthro Orig $18 Sale $10 - Dec 2010
Blue Period Slip-Ons - by Everybody - Anthro $178 - Dec 2010
The Antique Row Cuff (25% off) looked like a big piece of poo to me.  So it is headed back today.

The From The Poles Jacket in Both Green and Purple. Both were a size Small, but the Green was huge.  So that will go back.

The Trickle Down Top in Green.  I loved it in Blue.

Miss Albrights Prized Rose Peep Toes were a huge disappointment.  TTS and comfortable, but the pair I received were poorly made.

And last but not least the Spruce Corset Belt.

Now for some disappointing news.  My Laptop is protesting over-use by refusing to start-up.  It is however under warranty, so on it's way to Texas today.  The timeline for repair is unknown.  My son's PC is located in his bedroom and not easy for me to get to.  So Posting and Commenting will be sporadic at best.  My iPhone needs to be updated, so it's very slow.

But I promise I will do my best.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Holiday and finding some wonderful Anthro stuff. 

Anthro Sister Love, Laura (lauramartinsemail@yahoo.com

15 comments:

Keiko said...

omg, Laura! I told myself I don't "need" the sweater since my local store has only M's left and sold out online.... Now that I see you wearing it... I want it so bad!!
Please let me know if you see a S popback again!!

LittleMissSeamstress said...

Laura, That Pinafore Pullovers just fits you like a glove! It not only had that beautiful neutral hue, but it also brings out you as a person so much! Great buy!

Jin,

Bronzi said...

Love the Pinafore Sweater. I paid FP, but don't regret it at all. I've gotten compliments every time I've worn it.

Terrie said...

I am so jealous! It looks really great on you--makes me want it even more! I keep checking for smalls online and just put in a store search with CS. Congrats on your bday find!

Kelly said...

Sounds like you got some great sale goodies, and I'm always impressed with your pop back finds!!!

ali said...

Hi Laura what a nice melange of outfits! Love the Honor guard booties. Happy Holidays

Lady Cardigan said...

The outfit with the Pinafore Pullover is amazing. I love it and I'm actually jealous that I don't have that sweater! One of the best outfits I've ever seen on any blog. I didn't even like that tank till now. I would never have thought of this - kudos to you and Roxy.

Diem said...

I have the Pinafore Pullover in a size S and was thinking about returning it because it's a little big. But after seeing it on you and Roxy, I think I will keep it!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sad to hear about your laptop issues. I hope it gets fixed fast!

vintageglammz said...

Hello Laura! Happy holidays to you!
so sorry to hear about your laptop. It must be frustrating. Hope you sort it out soon! No worries about not being able to post/comment much at this time. I will keep checking back!
You are looking so happy there in your Pinafore Pullover. It looks fantastic on you, and what a brilliant idea to layer a bejewelled tank underneath - love it!

Jamie said...

What a great bunch of sale items. Congrats on these lovely sale purchases!

You look perfectly pretty in your Pinafore Pullover. A few people complained about the wonky fit, but I like you remedied it with the pin. And the button detailing around the neckline is lovely.

I'm sorry to hear about your laptop, but hope it will make its way back to you soon!

Karen said...

Hi Laura,
The Pinafore Pullover looks cute on you! Don't you love popbacks! I was also curious about the Trickle Down top in green. It looks more golden in the picture. Can you describe the color for me? Also, Is is very sheer? Hope you get your laptop back soon!

Laura said...

Karen, The Trickle Down Top really isn't sheer. But the fabric does have a loose, thick weave. It's what gives the 100% cotton fabric stretch. But I would not wear a white bra under the shirt. You're right about the color. Lime Green. Very close to Chartreuse, but Greener. Definately carries Gold. Chartreuse is one of my favorite colors. Not a popular Top. But I normally like what most do not. If something doesn't fit most women, it will almost certainly work for me. Which almost insures the item will make sale. I also have the top in Navy. I rarely purchase 2 colors of the same item. That's how much I like this top. Happy New Year to my fellow Bakersfield resident and No Anthro Zone inhabitant.

Karen said...

Thanks Laura, I moved it back to my shopping bag! By the way, have you thought about how quickly we could get to an Anthro store with that High Speed Rail :)

Laura said...

Your comment was so unexpected. My BF was confused when I suddenly started laughing my head off. And no I hadn't thought about that fact. I visit Anthro once a year at bonus time in March. I buy so much stuff, I would need my own rail car.

Besides, they will be sucking us dry with taxes for a decade while all the major metropolitan areas get the rail. I'll be dead and buried before we see the rail here.

Secretly I love the fact that Bako has no Anthro. I love being unique.

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