Monday, January 3, 2011

Today's Details and Snowflakes!

I lingered over my Anthro Birthday Gift Card from Heidi and Christine for about a week.  I finally took the plunge last Wednesday with a Pop Back of the Cloaked In Roses Jacket in the November Catalog.

I've heard it can take weeks to process online Gift Cards.  So I called the order line.  Wrong choice.  I then had to call CS. It took too long. This morning I received a cancellation notice. Boohoo! But I was able to pick up another Jacket at the Soho NY Store. Yippee! There was one Small left.

25% off Red Tag Sale is still effective through today.



Attention To Detail Dress in Taupe - By Coquille - Anthro Orig $128 Sale $60 Red Tag $45 - Dec 2010
Havilland Sweatercoat - by Monogram - eBay $96 Dec 2010 - Vintage Anthro Orig $168 from Oct 2007
Quilted Patent Iris Bag in Cream - by Orla Kiely AW10 - Yoox Orig $335 Sale $170 FS - Dec 2010
 Now for today's OOTD. I gave no thought to this outfit until it hit the Red Tag Sale. Suddenly I was all over it.  I ordered the Attention To Detail Dress, Tapestry Tights, and Fisherman's Companion Sweatercoat (not the one seen in the image).  It wasn't until days later that I discovered the model was also wearing my Berry Stitched Boots.


Attention To Detail Dress in Taupe - By Coquille - Anthro Orig $128 Sale $60 Red Tag $45 - Dec 2010
Tapestry Tights - by Eloise - Anthro Orig $18 Sale $10 Red Tag $7.50 - Dec 201
Spruce Corset Belt - Anthro Orig $32 Sale $20 Red Tag - Dec 2010
Berry Stitched Boots - by Lucky Penny - Anthro Orig $248, Sale $130 - Nov 2010
I finally put the Spruce Corset Belt to good use.  The dress has an elastic waist with a ribbon tie. I belted over top the elastic waist and let the ribbon hang down.  I kinda like it.  Does it look OK Readers?


Your probably wondering why I'm not wearing the Fisherman's Companion Sweatercoat. Mildew odor!  Guess where that came from? The Berkeley CA Store.  The same store that left the security tag on the From The Poles Jacket.

Handmade Vintage Tatted Snowflake Ornaments Made by my Mom

And now for some necklace inspiration.  No it's not snowing the cold stuff in Bako, but it was snowing vintage Tatted snowflake ornaments.  A result of my Mothers talented handy work from many years ago. I was instantly inspired by these small pieces of art. Each painstakingly made using a lost form of Old English lace making known as Tatting. What will I do with them all?


Handmade Vintage Tatted Snowflakes Necklace - by Me with Mom's Tatted Ornaments - Jan 2011
Attention To Detail Dress in Taupe - By Coquille - Anthro Orig $128 Sale $60 Red Tag $45 - Dec 2010
Havilland Sweatercoat - by Monogram - eBay $96 Dec 2010 - Vintage Anthro Orig $168 from Oct 2007
 
It took me 1/2 an hour to decide which three ornaments I loved together.  Then all of 15 minutes to de-construct an old Etsy necklace and make myself a Tatted Snowflake Ornament Necklace.



Kennett Gloves - by Portoland - Anthro Orig $88, Sale $50 - Jan 2010
Does anyone recognize the Havilland Sweatercoat from Anthro's Oct 2007 Catalog.  After 2 years, I finally finally won a bid.  I've been drooling over Heidi's Havilland for years.  EZ Sniper Free Trial was the key to winning the bid.  That and the fact that I was willing to go as high as $150.  But won at $96. If anyone wants to try the Free Trial, please use my referal link.  It will generate Free Trials for me. There is another link at the top of the side bar.


 
Tapestry Tights - by Eloise - Anthro Orig $18 Sale $10 Red Tag $7.50 - Dec 2010
Berry Stitched Boots - by Lucky Penny - Anthro Orig $248, Sale $130 - Nov 2010
 I love the Tapestry Tights with the Berry Stitched Boots.  It wasn't until recently that my Mother pointed out the color as Oxblood.
  
 
Attention To Detail Dress in Taupe - By Coquille - Anthro Orig $128 Sale $60 Red Tag $45 - Dec 2010
Havilland Sweatercoat - by Monogram - eBay $96 Dec 2010 - Vintage Anthro Orig $168 from Oct 2007
Quilted Patent Iris Bag in Cream - by Orla Kiely AW10 - Yoox Orig $335 Sale $170 FS - Dec 2010
Berry Stitched Boots - by Lucky Penny - Anthro Orig $248, Sale $130 - Nov 2010
 And here you have the entire ensemble.  Slightly different that the original Anthro Outfit.  I like to think it's better too.  Beep-Beep!  Especially with my Happy Birthday to Me Orla Kiely Bag.

How is everyone weathering the holiday's, floods, and snow storms? All the major passes into the Southern end of the Central Valley of CA are closed due to snow, or rock slides.  One of my cubicle cell mates is stuck in LA.  Heidi is trapped (although happily I am sure) in her little mountain community.

I was thrilled to find I had hit the 100 Followers mark over the weekend.  While my Laptop is in for repairs, I can't easily check everyday.  I promise I will make commenting rounds from my son's disgraceful bedroom over the next couple of nights.  Hope to see everyone soon.

BTW!  I'm planning something special for those left over snowflakes. Can you guess what my plan might be?

Anthro Sister Love, Laura (lauramartinsemail)@yahoo.com

15 comments:

Mandy said...

Laura, I love your vintage snowflake necklace! You and your mom are so talented - love it! And I love the picture with you featuring the Kennett Gloves, how very 1940's starlet! What a very cozy yet glam outfit - love the cream tones that you're working with today (and the boots and the tights especially)!

Happy New Year!

~ Mandy (I'm now at http://stylisticidiom.blogspot.com/ ... don't worry, I'm not moving again! :P )

Kelly said...

Way to go with the 100 followers mark...yay!!!

I really like the addition of the Spruce Corset Belt with your dress. Looks great and the colors go together perfectly!

Keiko said...

I LOVE everything you are wearing!! and I LOVE the way you put them together!!! Havilland Sweater Coat??? OMG I ADORE IT!!
There are so many things I couldn't get this year.. but there will always be lovely items in Anthro!! I'll save for the next winter!!

LC said...

I'm glad you found your jacket! Anthro canceled my Berry Stitch Boots today for the SECOND time. They've canceled at least 10 things I've ordered in the last week. I give up on ordering already.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on 100!

Out of curiosity, was your birthday discount card for in-store only? I just received mine and was so disappointed to see that it was.

Peggy said...

Laura you look so cute! What a score finally getting that sweater coat!

caffeinerd said...

Love love love the necklace (made by you!). So pretty.

Lady Cardigan said...

Oh, man, you have the best wardrobe ever! Another beautiful outfit.

vintageglammz said...

Laura, i think the necklace is so pretty and is the perfect touch to your entire outfit. your mom is such a talented woman.
Congrats on reaching 100 followers! I think i can guess what your plan might be for the leftover snowflakes - contest!

Collette Osuna said...

Hi Sweets!! You are lookin stylish as ever:)
Love the new sweater...too bad about the order though:(

Happy Happy New Year!!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

I love all these winter neutrals together! You look fantastic. And that BAG! Oh how I love Orla Kiely.

Karen said...

Laura, I love the snowflake necklace. It is a nice finishing touch to your amazing outfit.You and your Mom are very talented gals. Good job hitting the 100 followers mark! I will be watching for what you have in mind for those extra snowflakes :)

Lisa said...

Like your other readers, I too am a fan of your snowflake necklace. My aunt made some tatted snowflakes for me as a Xmas gift and it's been sitting in my basement for the last century. And guess what? I'm gonna drag it out and make a necklace. lol. I love being inspired by other bloggers. And am glad you scored your sweater on eBay. I have yet to win any Anthro bids, I always get outbided and the prices are just so astronomical that it's more than what I'd pay at Anthro.

Lisa said...

oh btw your Bowtied-Beauty Boots went on sale yesterday. I'm thinking of ordering them ... how are they holding up for you?

Jess said...

Ohhh those tights are smashing Laura! The outfit looks great too, I like the neutral colours, but how they stand out too. The snowflakes your mom made are gorgeous. Hmmm a mobile made from them would be adorable, but I don't think that is your plan hehe.

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