Monday, November 28, 2011

The only thing better than Anthropologie is.......Anthropologie on Polyvore!

I must be the worst absentee Blogger on the planet.  For 5 solid days I've been glued to my PC. This is how it went.

Tuesday November 22nd

I awake to find that Anthropologie fooled us by not having a sale. I went crazy that morning and bought an entire outfit around a pair of Rachel Comey Shoes that appeared out of nowhere in the Sale Section.  It seems there is only one other person on the planet that also loves these shoes. She purchased them after I sent her the link. My dear friend Heidi. I'm a product of the 70's. At least I have an excuse. I don't know what hers is.

Yep!  I'm an enabler.

Later in the morning I asked to take a vacation day on Wednesday.  Approved.  Then I started to get sick.  Boohoo!

I went right to bed when I arrived home.

Wednesday Nov 23rd                                                              

I completely forgot about the sale and slept in late.  Strangely enough, I woke up feeling fine. Something to be Thankful for on the day before Thanksgiving. After checking the Anthro sale page, I held myself back from purchasing the Dromedary Dress. You know the one.....bright orange with large pink camels scattered about. How is it that Heidi and I can both love the Selene Clogs, while we completely disagree on the dress?

Don't be shocked.  Honestly, I don't remember what prompted me to create a Polyvore of Tuesday's purchases.

The Fashionable Hare

The Fashionable Hare

If you look carefully, you might recognize one of those Rabbits?  

Later that evening this lovely from Anthro arrived.

Spotted Satchel  - by Holding Horses - Anthro Orig $258 Sale $130 - Nov 2011

Here is a shocking statement coming from me  "I adore this non Orla bag."

*******Caution:  this bag doesn't come without quirks********

Read my review and others HERE to find out what's right and wrong about the Spotted Satchel.

Thanksgiving Day

I woke up early to discover my car battery was dead. Nothing to be Thankful for there. Luckily or should I say thankfully, I managed to get a jump start.  It turned out someone (who shall remain nameless) left the dome light on.  Thankfully, the battery charged while driving around town to pick up a ham for dinner.

Birds Eye View of Thanksgiving Dinner.  Otherwise known as Map View in Geologist speak.

After dinner I spent the evening following Roxy's Anthropologie Black Friday 2011 Prep Post.  I set the alarm for 2:30 am since the expected start time was 3 am.  Then for some strange I visited Polyvore.  I created 2 possible Holiday sets for the Tangerine Flicker Dress.

First go at it produced this...

Tangerine Flicker with Diamond Plate Coat

The Coclico Odalisk's in Mallard Green and the Textured Dots Tights in Black are in transit.  I love the Taupe Bow Belt, but it's not wide enough to stay in place.  I need an alternative.  I haven't ordered the Splashdown Drops yet.

Second time around I came up with this...

Tangerine Flicker Dress with Havilland Sweater Coat

This is my favorite set. But the Great and Small Coin Purse in Owl is distracting along side the Sea Ribbons Bracelet.  I'll change it out for the Ivory Quilted Patent Iris Bag by Orla Kiely.  The Textured Dots Tights in Grey/Pink are in transit.

Black Friday

I jumped over to Anthro Online at 2:30 am to discover the sale was on. I removed a few out of stock items and checked out at 2:40 am. My entire order shipped.  However, I missed one item that would not update to the 50% off price, and another that had went out of stock the day before.

Ruled Tote in Navy - by Holding Horses - Anthro Orig $258 Sale $65 - Nov 2011
I love the Spotted Satchel, why not the Ruled Tote.  I wonder how long the wait for the Parallels Clutch will be.

Linea Cropped Cardi in Yellow - by Charlie & Robin - Anthro Orig $88 Sale $25 - Nov 2011

Linea Cropped Cardi in Navy - by Charlie & Robin - Anthro Orig $88 Sale $25 - Nov 2011
I love my Jackie Cardi's.  But sometimes too much of a good thing becomes a recurring theme. 

It's a Cinch Belt in Black - Anthro Orig $54 Sale $20 - Nov 2011
I reviewed the Brown version of the It's a Cinch Belt the day the Black version came out in May.  I've been waiting 6 months for this belt to make sale.

Pattypan Squash Jar - Anthro Orig $16 Sale $5 - Nov 2011

Isn't the Patty Pan Squash Jar the cutest little trinket box on the planet?

I placed a comment on EA's In Store Community Post looking for the Textured Dots Tights in Black and a Jewelry Box.

I produced a 3rd Holiday outfit set using inspiration from a little boys Christmas Tree. Not convinced.

Tangerine Flicker Dress with Choice of Jacket & a little boys Christmas Tree

Saturday Nov 26th

A lovely EAer left me a tip.  I tried the Chicago store first thing Saturday Morning.  

Textured Dots Tights in Black - by Tintorella  - Anthro Orig $18 Sale $7.50 - Nov 2011

I scored the Tights and the Enchanted Morning Jewelry Box in Bunny.

Enchanted Morning Jewelry Box in Bunny - Anthro Orig $78 Sale $38 - Nov 2011
Can't wait to see the Bunny Jewelry Box.  

Sunday Nov 27th

The animals treated me to a circus act on Sunday. Heishi

Two Cats and a Rabbit Circus Act

That cat even turns while perched on the post. MewTwo was content to watch the action, while Nefi circled the scratching post as the dapper Ring Master.

Cyber Monday

First thing in the morning I was distracted by a sale notification from Swirl.  I have a rather large credit in my Swirl account.  At the time I placed 2 orders I didn't know I could only get store credit.  Since then I haven't seen anything on sale that has been of interest. It was them I saw the Handbag sale alert, and an Orla Kiely Bag peeking out from behind the other bags.  

Winter Clematis Big Bag - by Orla Kiely - Orig $539 Swirl $219 -Nov 2011
There was only one bag.  It shipped later in the afternoon.  Then guess what I did instead of starting this post?

Ideas for my Newest Orla Kiely

Ideas for my Newest Orla Kiely by geoincalifornia featuring dot tights

Any chance there is a (PAA) Polyvore Addicts Anonymous.  I think I need help.

Lorainedana styled an outfit for me.  I'm wearing it to work tomorrow with a few minor changes.

Winterized Taiyo Stalks Dress for Laura of Anthro Closet Chaos

Any suggestions to help me finalize my Holiday Party outfit? Belts!

What was your favorite item you found up on Black Friday?

For all the Polyvore experts - 
How do I search for Anthro items in Polyvore?  
Can this only be done through Google Search?
I can't find that Embellishment button on the Create Page either.
Why are my clippings posting to Blogger?

I need at least 30 Followers to start an Orla Kiely Group.  Ha-Ha!  I need about 25 more.  Poo!

Anthro Sister Loves Polyvore, Laura (