And now for more friendship news. Collette at Statements In Fashion wrote wonderful things about me on today's Friend Friday Post. I'm a true and genuine blogger that she follows. Thank you Collette.
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The big beautiful Dragonfly!
Collette came to my rescue when I asked for help a few months back with a Readers Challenge. Since that time we connected in a special way that often happens when two bloggers find common ground. She is a naturally gorgeous woman, and has the Fashion Industry by the tail. And I was so excited when I saw that she has added me to her blog roll.
Collete recently entered the ELF Modeling Search. Of course I voted for her. So please visit Collette and help me thank her by giving her your vote for the ELF Contest HERE. She is currently ranked number 20 out of over 900 entries. That is just remarkable.
|Shoelace Collar Coat - by Tracy Reese - Anthro Orig $288, Sale $150 - Jan 2011|
I know you are wondering ...why review a sold out item? I have had several requests to review this coat. If you have this coat in your Wish List, I guarantee there will be Pop Backs in the next 2 weeks. And you could call CS for a store search. The style number is 19142058.
|Is this more of me than you can handle? The collar was the attraction for me. And Kim at Fashion Momma wanted a better look at the collar.|
I think a few will be returned over sizing issues. One Anthro reviewer suggested 2 sizes up, another suggested one size down. Luckily I stuck with my True Size 4 for T Reese coats. I am 5'6" tall, 130 lbs, 35-28-36, narrow across the shoulders with shorter than average arms for my height. Yes Readers, I have gained an inch in my waist and 5 lbs over the holidays.
|PINK POLY. Oh well! IN THE POCKETS TOO!|
Beware the puffy sleeves if you are broad shouldered. This detail will emphasize! The collar is by far the main attraction for me.
The coat is flattering closed! Although I could crease the collar to get it to lie flat if left open. I did spend about 10 minutes ironing the coat. It smells fine and is clean. The T Reese tag was still attached so I can be assured this was not an online return. The coat is of excellent quality. Not a stray string or loose hem to be seen. the lining at the hemline is closed. The shell is 50% wool, 50% Poly. I know, but it's the new Poly and the coat is soft and not rough or itchy at all.
This was not offered in Petite sizing.
I'm going all the way with a full 5 star rating. I can't mark down for the Polyester. It's done to well, and kept the price point down. The fabric blend will hold up longer, and not pill.
Now for today's TGIFO. Thank Goodness It's Friday Outfit!
Here is a pictorial overview with captions.
|Old Clems Peep Toes - by Miss Albright - Anthro Orig $168 Sale $90 - Jan 2011 |
All Leather Handbag in Ink - by Orla Kiely AW08 - PerriBerri Orig $620 Sale $400 - April 2009
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Anthro Sister Love, Laura