Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Do you Recognize This Dress?

Do you recognize this Dress?
Wait just a second...  here is a side view.






Did that help?  Hmmmmmm!  Maybe not.








 OK!  I took off my Jackie Cardi.  Is it familiar now?  Maybe a few hints...






#1.  The designer is Corey Lynn Calter.
#2.  It's almost exactly the same as my favorite Anthro Dress from 2010. 
#3.  The Print is very different but still a Silk/Cotton Blend.
#4.  The Tie is missing at the V in the back.









Enough Suspense! 







Do you give up? 







Are you ready for the Answer? 







The Fragrant Valley Dress - by Corey Lynn Calter - Anthro Orig $198 Sale $100 - June 2010



Did you recognize it?  See the Fragrant Valley styled for Summer HERE, and Winter HERE!



Atlantic-Pacific Dress - by Corey Lynn Calter - Modcloth $210 - June 2011
Jackie Cardi in Laquer Yellow - by J Crew - $62 - June 2011
Painted Orchid Belt in Red - by Exquisite J Reincarnation Italy - Anthro Orig $98 Sale $50 - June 2011
Rachael Sandal in Yellow - by Frye - Amazon $170 - July 2008
You Ladies figured it out long before I gave you the answer, didn't you?
Tell me...

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

Monday, June 27, 2011

Got Tape!

Happy Monday!  Why am I happy on a back to work Monday?  Because it's the 4 day week of my 9/80 work schedule.  That means I am off this Friday.  But what makes it even sweeter is... next Monday is the 4th of July Holiday.  I get a 4-day weekend.  That's almost a vacation.  I'm curious if anyone takes advantage of a 9/80 work schedule.



I was a surprised at how small my Painted Orchid Belt from Anthro is. At first it appeared to be made for a child.  It wasn't until then, that $50 on sale seemed like too much.  But, when I tried it with the Reflecting Pools Dress, it was LOVE.
Reflecting Pool Dress - by Moulinette Soeurs - Anthro $138 - May 2011
Swift Current Cardi in Blue - by Tabitha - eBay BIN $48 - April 2011
Painted Orchid Belt in Red - by Exquisite J Reincarnation Italy - Anthro Orig $98 Sale $50 - June 2011
I'm not sure if this photo is a blurry, or the Pattern of the Dress looks that way.  Maybe both.  The belt is sagging because my employee badge is hanging off to one side.  Who wasn't completely awake at 6 AM?  Me!

Reflecting Pool Dress - by Moulinette Soeurs - Anthro $138 - May 2011
Swift Current Cardi in Blue - by Tabitha - eBay BIN $48 - April 2011
Painted Orchid Belt in Red - by Exquisite J Reincarnation Italy - Anthro Orig $98 Sale $50 - June 2011
Finest Hour Heels - by Miss Albright - Anthro Orig $158 Sale $80 - May 2011
Shiny Leather Caraway Bag in Mauve - Orla Kiely Orig $584 Sale $380 - Feb 2011
Retro Rosie Earrings in Coral - Modcloth $10 - June 2011
Faceted Carnelian Leather Wrap - by Etsy Shop Rowdy Wear $75 - Sept 2009

I might have an obsession with Moulinette Seours Silk Slip Dresses?  First the Verdant Slip Dress.  Then the Reflecting Pools Dress.  And finally, last week the Sangatte Slip Dress on sale.  If you placed a bet that I would buy a Fourth should it appear online, you would likely win.


Stick By Me Lingerie Tape - Modcloth $8 - June 2011

I finally sprung for Tape to hold clothing to skin.  Shop Stick By Me Lingerie Tape HERE.  But before you do, consider this.  If you are going to be outside in the heat don't bother.  It won't stay stuck if you get wet or if you sweat.  And if you have Hot Flashes, it doesn't work to well either.  Ha-ha! It keeps the sides of my sweater stuck to my chest for about an hour. What is the point?



Finest Hour Heels - by Miss Albright - Anthro Orig $158 Sale $80 - May 2011
Shiny Leather Caraway Bag in Mauve - Orla Kiely Orig $584 Sale $380 - Feb 2011
If my shoes look familiar, you just saw them last week with my #1 favorite Anthro Dress HERE.  But what I forgot to show you last week, I remembered to show you today. 


Finest Hour Heels - by Miss Albright - Anthro Orig $158 Sale $80 - May 2011
No, No Ladies! Not the Love Scratches.  The bows!  Now you want them don't you?  It was Peggy of She Hath Done What She Could that found Miss Albright's Finest Hour Heels for me in her local Anthro Store. Peggy is celebrating her 200th Follower with a give-away.  Please give Peggy my love, and tell her how much I adore the shoes she found for me.






Why am I all smiles?  There was a group of Moms and Kids (about a dozen) running a circut that included the Amphitheater stairs.  I'm surprised I didn't catch any of them in action behind me.  Naturally they were smiling and watching me as they ran.  Who wouldn't stare at a crazy woman right smack dab in the middle of an Amphitheater, taking pictures of herself with a huge camera and tripod.  I would stare too.  They gave me good reason to smile back.

To view all Product Images for this outfit go HERE
Use Right Arrow to pan through the photos
To Return, hit Home at top of any Page. 
Then select Anthro Closet Chaos Link at top of the Home Page.
I'm hoping one of you can find a pair of shoes for my friend Diem. She is looking for...

 Anthro's 
Via Cardorna Wedges in Green 
by Dolce Vita
in Size 6.5


Anthropologie's Via Cardorna Wedges in Green - by Dolce Vita - Orig  $198 Sale $50 - May 2011
contact Diem at diemshin@gmail.com if you find a pair lurking in your store.  Please put them on hold for her right away

 
web style #19563345
store sku #19563477

Does anyone else have the pleasure of a 4-day weekend over the holiday?
What are your plans for celebrating the 4th of July. 

for my Canadian, Australian, and European Anthro Sisters, it's Summer!
What do you do on your Summer weekends?

Last Wednesday was an insane 113 degrees F in Good Ole Boy BTown.

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

Saturday, June 25, 2011

APB! Anthro's Via Cardorna's in Green for Diem! Size 6.5!

My friend Diem is seeking...
 Anthro's 
Via Cardorna Wedges in Green 
by Dolce Vita
in Size 6.5

Anthropologie's Via Cardorna Wedges in Green - by Dolce Vita - Orig  $198 Sale $50 - May 2011

contact Diem at diemshin@gmail.com

web style #19563345
store sku #19563477


Dearest Readers! I am prepared to beg, borrow and plead for my friend. I'm even inclined to some buttering-up.

You are the ultimate Anthro Matchmakers.  

I am sending you on a mission to find this lovely pair of Green Suede Wedges in Size 6.5 for my friend Diem. 

I believe they are waiting in the back of an Anthro for you to discover them and send them on their way for Diem to love. 

If you find them, please put them on hold in Diem's name and email her directly with the location at diemshin@gmail.com.


For You Diem.  Two Leifsdottir's with the Via Cardorna's in Green.
Drifting Lilies Dress - by Leifsdottir - Anthro Orig $298 Sale $150 - Apr 2011
Blooming Lattice Cardi in Green - by Field and Flower - eBay BIN $60 - April 2011
 Via Cardorna Wedges in Moss - by Dolce Vita - Orig  $198 Sale $50 - May 2011
Sliver Belt in Pink - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Apr 2011


Scarf Scene Dress - by Leifsdottir - Anthro Orig $298 Sale $70 - June 2009
 Ruffled Celosia Cardi - by J Crew - Orig $70 Sale $45 - Mar 2011
Sliver Belt in Green - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Apr 2011
Via Cardona Wedges in Moss - by Dolce Vita - Anthro Orig $198 Sale $50 - May 2011
Straw Makers Earrings - Orange Carnelian and Purple Jade - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Jun 2008 
Anthro Sister Via Cardorna Wedge Love, Laura (lauramartinsemail@yahoo.com)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Anthro Stiffs the Competition with a Belt!


Anthro's Sugared Dress - by Corey Lynn Calter - $198 - Free Ship  - and a BELT

I am sure everyone is by now, familiar with this lovely CLC Dress.  The Sugared!  Yum.  I've got a sweet tooth for this dress.  $198 with free ship .....and a Belt is a bargain. Not only that, you can go to Anthro and try this dress on.  In a very nice store.  Thank you very much.  OK, so I can't, but that won't stop you will it.



Modcloths Fetching Fresco Dress - by Corey Lynn Calter - $210 -  $7 Ship - NO BELT


Not more than an hour ago, guess what popped up on Modcloth?  I did a double take.  Hey wait a second.  That's the Sugared Dress by gosh!  Minus the Belt.  And priced $12 higher.  With $7 flat rate shipping.  And no dressing room.  You save $19 and get a Belt from Anthro.  And it will ship faster too.


Modcloth       vs      Anthro



I can't help but notice the difference in print placement between the twins. Hmmmmm! Especially between the shoulders and the cap sleeves.   Hmmmmm!  The Anthro dress appears to have a much fuller skirt.  Hmmmmm!  And well there is the obvious Belt difference.  The sugared has a hidden back zip.  The Fetching Fresco zip isn't so fetching.  You can check that out yourself.  Hmmmmmmm!

You know me.  Nothing escapes my scrutiny.

Kudos to Anthro for stiffing the competition.  I like it! Although they probably had no idea since they basically beat Modcloth to the punch a month ago

Anthro is now my savings place.  You know, Discount Store.  Bargain Basement.

Modcloth? What were you thinking.  I hope all your online shoppers are loyal and don't mind spending almost $20 more for a dress........ummmm minus the belt.

I should mention that I do have a few Modcloth dresses that are well made and were reasonably priced.  For example the 101 Ovations Dress by Taylor Dresses that I am wearing in my header photos.

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

Orange You in the Navy?

Happy Friday!


I had no success with photos posting using the email method for iPhone. So I created a PLAN B for Photos just in case I have to resort to using my iPhone to Post. I'm hoping you will take a few moments to read and follow the instructions for my back-up plan.

Click the BLUE LINK below to jump to the Home Page of the Share Site. Click the first Photo Album on the left. I'm wearing the Saliboat Skirt. Click the first photo to view. Use the right arrow to move to the next photo. When you are done, click HOME at the top of the page. Click on the next album below to view the product images for today's outfit if you like. The captions provide info. Use the arrow to move to the next image. Click HOME when done.

Use the Link to Anthro Closet Chaos at the top of the HOME PAGE to return for two childhood stories.

I promise, it's easy. You can also use your browser back button to return. I think! Tell me in a comment if it works.  Was it simple to follow?  Did you like?  Not like it?  Why?

Give it a try..
http://lauravirtualcloset2010.shutterfly.com/
 

Bright Sides Blouse in Coral - by Odille - Anthro Orig $98 Sale $50 - Mar 2010

Sailboat Skirt - by Odille - Anthro $78 - June 2011
Caped Cardigan - by Moth - Anthro Orig $88 Sale $20 - Jan 2009
Pear Print Beach Bag in Dandelion - Orla Kiely SS09 - Orla Kiely $196 - Feb 2009
Lemon Stick Wedges - by Miss Albright - Anthro Orig $148 - Apr  2011
Lapilli Bracelet in Orange - by Gerard Yosca of NY - Anthro Orig $78 2nd cut $20 - May 2010

See the Sailboat Skirt in a different outfit HERE.

Shop Anthro's Sailboat Skirt by Odille, Back in Stock HERE.

Despite the fact that I am a Military Brat I rarely wore Navy Blue as an adult until Anthro. I thought the color depressing for good reason. I believe it stems from the death of my Father. He died one month before my 2nd birthday. My Brother was 3 months old. After my Fathers death my Mother claims I called all men in uniform, Daddy.

My Father was an Air Force Bomber Mechanic. He died at the age of 22. This makes me sad when I think that my own Son is 23. My Father was on Hazardous Duty when the Pease Bomber he was flying in crashed and burned on the runway. All 4 men were killed.


 
Sailboat Skirt - by Odille - Anthro $78 - June 2011
Pear Print Beach Bag in Dandelion - Orla Kiely SS09 - Orla Kiely $196 - Feb 2009
Lemon Stick Wedges - by Miss Albright - Anthro Orig $148 - Apr  2011
Lapilli Bracelet in Orange - by Gerard Yosca of NY - Anthro Orig $78 2nd cut $20 - May 201

 Shop Anthro's Lemon Stick Wedges by Miss Albright on sale HERE.

My Mother remarried a few years later. She told me this funny story yesterday.

When I was 4, my family went by ship to live in Hawaii. Our car was loaded into the cargo hold to make the trip with us.

My Step Father BTW, was a NAVY Captain. I wish I could remember this story. But I barely remember Hawaii at all.

When we arrived at Pearl Harbor, we watched the cars unloading from the ship.

Well, the car right in front of ours fell right onto the ocean. Our car was OK.



Bright Sides Blouse in Coral - by Odille - Anthro Orig $98 Sale $50 - Mar 2010

Sailboat Skirt - by Odille - Anthro $78 - June 2011
Lapilli Bracelet in Orange - by Gerard Yosca of NY - Anthro Orig $78 2nd cut $20 - May 2010
How has Anthro influenced your choice of colors, patterns, or styles? 
I now wear Stripes, Polka Dots, Red, and Navy Blue!


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


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Testing Mobile Blogger for iPhone - Anthro 2009

Jacqueline Dress - by Maeve - Anthro $98 - July 2009
Falling Ribbon Cardi - by Sparrow - Anthro $98 Sold Out - Dec 2009
Stunt Double Booties -by Pikolinos - Anthro Orig $188 Sale $90 - May 2010
Sepia Crocus Bag - Dark Multi-Stem Shiny Laminate Tote by Orla Kiely AW08 - Anthro $178 - July 2008
Stone Garden Necklace Anthro $178 Freshwtr Pearl Serpentine Citrine Smoky Qtz Carnelian Red Agate Dec 2009 
Faceted Carnelian Leather Wrap - Etsy Shop Rowdy Wear $75 - Sept 2009


Happy Thursday Ladies, 

I'm testing Mobile Blogger for the iPhone that posts using email.  I want to see if the image above appears and the links below actually work. So please let me know if this is working.

This is an oldie but goody Anthro outfit .  I don't know about you, but I love Natural Stone Jewelry.  For example, take the Stone Garden Necklace I am wearing from late 2009. Yes, it's heavy compared to resin or plastic, but certainly not too heavy to wear.  Occasionally a petal comes loose.  I just twist the wire it until it's tight.  This necklace sold out the day after I ordered it.  I was so happy when it shipped instead of receiving a pesky cancellation notice from Anthro.

To view all photo's for today's Outfit, click the link below.   Use the right arrow above the first photo to navigate. To return for commenting, select Home at the top.  Look for the link to Anthro Closet Chaos at the top of the Home Page. Or try your browsers back button.
To view the outfit with Product Images, click the link below. Same instructions as above! http://lauravirtualcloset2010.shutterfly.com/4931

Have you used Mobile Blogger to Post to your blog?
Did it work for you?
Do you have an iPhone?
Are you surprised that Blogger hasn't released an iPhone App for Posting?

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

Sent from Laura's iPhone


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Tippi Borrows from The Mompos!



Greetings!  I lined up another successful Tippi Match over the weekend, with the help of LC of Bella Seattle.  LC discovered a lone Tippi Dress at a Seattle area Anthro. I checked my Tippi Matchmaker List and sure enough, Natalie was still looking for a Tippi.  After several phone calls, Natalie had no luck with an SA finding the Tippi.  Shortly after, LC informed me that the dress was on a rack by the door. Finally, Natalie got hold of a Sales Associate that went looking for a dress, that was now described to her, and on a rack by the door.  Success.  What made the deal sweeter was, she picked up her Tippi at the 25% Red Tag discount.

Search Tips:  If you are looking for a special item by phone, it helps to give as much information as possible, including a description of the item and the possible location in the store. Style numbers are usually necessary, but they won't find a dress that hasn't been entered in the stores inventory control system.  And be aware that SA's don't always know the online names.

Tippi Dress - by Anna Sui - Anthro Orig $268 Sale $140 - May 2011
Finest Hour Heels - by Miss Albright - Anthro Orig $158 Sale $80 Burlingame CA Peggy - May 2011
Butterfly Cuff - by Jessica Kagan Cushman - Max and Chloe $170 - March 2010
A few weeks ago I inquired about purchasing a Black Cardigan.  An overwhelming number of Ladies suggested J Crew's Jackie Cardigan.  I was hesitant. I find it difficult to spend $62 on a plain cardigan.

I am officially a J Crew Jackie convert.  This is a great sweater.  TTS.  No stretching after a long day. I couldn't be happier with this Cardigan.  True, I can't wear it outside in 110 degree F weather, but it's perfect for the ice box temps in the office.  So great in fact, I ordered another in Laquer Yellow.  I'm on the verge of a third very soon.


Shop the Jackie Cardigan by J Crew - some colors on sale.

Finest Hour Heels - by Miss Albright - Anthro Orig $158 Sale $80 Burlingame CA Peggy - May 2011

My office has a long tile hallway that runs dead center down the middle.  There have times when I attempted to soundlessly tip-toe my way to the Powder Room. Yes ladies, I was wearing wooden clogs.  So you must imagine my happiness to discover how quiet the Finest Hour Heels are.  Now I can joyfully skip my way to the Potty with no embarrassing clang, clang.

My Clank-Proof Clogs are showing signs of love.........right up front. 

Anthro has an almost exact pair of Miss Albright's, although much higher, on sale HERE.


Tippi Dress - by Anna Sui - Anthro Orig $268 Sale $140 - May 2011
I don't need to tell you how much I love this Dress.  Many Ladies had a desire for this dress that was strongly associated with Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."  The last time I watched this rather disturbing Sci-Fi movie I was just a kid. I caught the tail end of the movie about a week after I received my Tippi.  It's still disturbing.

It almost seems silly to tell you this, because I've never felt anything like this from a piece of clothing.

The Tippi Dress mesmerizes me. I'm fascinated by the shadowed, scene that circles the skirt. The dress is Wispy, When a breeze catches the delicate Silk Skirt, it ripples like water.  I feel pretty just by wearing it.

Isn't that exactly what a dress should do?

Do you have a Dress that does something special like this for you?
Does it have a name? 

and finally....

What did I borrow from the Mompos dress to wear with the Tippi?

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

Monday, June 20, 2011

Your Slip Is Showing! Who Gave me ADE Last Week?


Your short dresses will rejoice when you add a custom slip from Etsy's A Slip Shop.  The best I could do with this short Leifsdottir Dress was to wear Gray Leggings and Flat Sandals.  Leggings and heels DO NOT mingle in my book. 



Photomontage Dress - by Leifsdottir - Anthro Orig $278 Sale $140 - March 2010
Roaming Frills Cardi in Blue - by Sparrow - eBay BIN $90 - May 2011
Three Tiered Cream Ruffle Slip - Etsy ASlipShop - $34 - June 2011 
Gleaming  Slow Poke Necklace - handmade in USA - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Apr 2011
Butterfly Cuff - by Jessica Kagan Cushman - Max and Chloe $170 - March 2010

I happened to stumble upon a blogger (non Anthro) that was wearing a slip made to show below the hemline.  It was then I noticed A Slip Shop.  I had been looking for one of these, but thought $60 plus seems high for something that will only show a few inches of lace below the hemline. 



Three Tiered Cream Ruffle Slip - Etsy ASlipShop - $34 - June 2011 


There are at least 2 dozen trims to choose from in many different colors.  The sizes range from Small to Large.  I ordered the Three-tiered White Eyelet Ruffle Embellished Slip in Cream - Size Small.  The shop claims it could take as long as 2 weeks to receive your custom order.  Mine was delivered in 3 outstanding days. Remember this is Etsy. You must have a PayPal account to make a purchase from most of the Shops.




Gleaming  Slow Poke Necklace - handmade in USA - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Apr 2011
Butterfly Cuff - by Jessica Kagan Cushman - Max and Chloe $170 - March 2010


I brought along two little animals with me. Can you spot them?  I had to make it easy, not for you, but for me. After my 3 day weekends, it takes additional time to get my brain function up to speed.  Welcome to Monday following a 3-dayer. Not to mention a 5-day 9-hour a day work week ahead.

Temps expected to reach 108 (degrees F) in Bakersfield CA by Thursday. 

 

Countdown T Straps in Gray - by Seychelles - Amazon Orig $90 Sale $37 - June 2011
 I tossed in Purple or maybe it's Blue (depends on how you see it) Roaming Frills Cardi simply because these Seychelles Countdown T-Straps demanded it.  See the Purple Band in the front?

It was Bar Chic who gave me ADE (Anthro Domino Effect) last week.  Twice!

First occurrence! I spied her wearing Anthro's Brilliant Chaos Dress.  If you aren't Following Stephanie, please do.  She's more brilliant than the Brilliant Chaos Dress, and a fab New Yorker studying for the BAR.  Not what you thought it meant huh? She's also a brave 30 for 30 Re-mixer this month.  Can you spell Shopping Ban?  I can't!

See Bar Chic in the Brilliant Chaos HERE

I did say TWICE didn't I.

See Bar Chic's shoes HERE.

Although they are a different color, do they look familiar?
If not you should skim this post again.  Just kidding.  It's Monday!

You can shop these shoes at Amazon for $75 HERE.
HOLD ON JUST A ROTTEN PICKEN MINUTE!
Just last week they were priced at $37.  Hmmm...
Google knows we have blogs.  Google is associated with Amazon.  Ha!  They know what we buy.
Is it possible? Not cool if it is!
There was one pair left in my size. Perhaps only those were $37.

The Second occurrence of ADE was spread by Best In Shop wearing Anthro's Sugared Dress.  Again, if you're not Following Becca, you should be.

Best in Shop rocks the Sugared in true Anthro form HERE.



Photomontage Dress - by Leifsdottir - Anthro Orig $278 Sale $140 - March 2010
Roaming Frills Cardi in Blue - by Sparrow - eBay BIN $90 - May 2011
Three Tiered Cream Ruffle Slip - Etsy ASlipShop - $34 - June 2011 
Countdown T Straps in Gray - by Seychelles - Amazon Orig $90 Sale $37 - June 2011
Butterfly Cuff - by Jessica Kagan Cushman - Max and Chloe $170 - March 2010

Work beckons just the other side of the Park.

Who gave you ADE recently?  Do tell!
What do you think of the sudden price rebound for the Shoes?
Fishy or not?

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


Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Leifsdottir Scarf Scene! My Big Chick!

Here comes the Fastest Post in the West!

Anthro's Scarf Scene Dress by Leifsdottir! My favorite detail is the Romantic Slip under the Silk Shell. Wish you could see it.

Scarf Scene Dress - by Leifsdottir - Anthro Orig $298 Sale $70 - 2009
Sliver Belt in Green - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Apr 2011
Via Cardona Wedges in Moss - by Dolce Vita - Anthro Orig $198 Sale $50 - May 2011
Straw Makers Earrings - Orange Carnelian and Purple Jade - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Jun 2008
 Why haven't I worn this dress in two years?

#1 The dress has an elastic waistband that requires a Belt.  I didn't know how to belt over anything until last Summer.  Especially a dress. Does that sound weird? I now have the perfect belt. Anthro's Sliver Belt in Green.

Oh, and thanks to many of you for all those great belted outfits, I now have lessons...under my belt, so to speak.



the Cowl style neckline does Busty me no favors. Those folds of fabric had to go away.

#2  I wasn't impressed by the sagging cowl on this dress.  The folds of silk dipped too low and didn't sit nicely.  I restructured the loose neckline by pulling up the excess fabric in front, creating a pleat at each corner, and after some careful folding, I whip stitched the extra fabric behind the straps.  This created a modest, flattering, squared off neckline.  I probably would not have done this if I hadn't scored this dress on Pop Back at 2nd cut. 

I could tell that the dress had been a return that had been worn more than once. 

Scarf Scene Dress - by Leifsdottir - Anthro Orig $298 Sale $70 - 2009
Sliver Belt in Green - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Apr 2011



I love how the Green Ribbons peek out of the neckline of my sweater.

Scarf Scene Dress - by Leifsdottir - Anthro Orig $298 Sale $70 - June 2011
Factory Ruffled Celosia Cardi - by J Crew - Orig $70 Sale $45 - Mar 2011
Sliver Belt in Green - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Apr 2011
Via Cardona Wedges in Moss - by Dolce Vita - Anthro Orig $198 Sale $50 - May 2011
Straw Makers Earrings - Orange Carnelian and Purple Jade - Anthro Orig $38 Sale $20 - Jun 2008 


#3  Several times over the last 2 years I was prepared to wear this dress. But a Cardi is a must for the office. I tried different colors and styles.  None did the dress favors. Until this Morning.  I tried my Ruffled Celosio. I honestly thought no way, too much Coral.  I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome.  I balanced the Coral with the Green Belt and Wedges. For the first time in two years I am happy with this outfit. And I have Jamie of Thrifty Threads to thank.  She inspired with her outfit HERE.


Via Cardona Wedges in Moss - by Dolce Vita - Anthro Orig $198 Sale $50 - May 2011

 See Tien of Adiaphane wearing her Leifsdottir Scarf Scene Dress HERE.


I am hopping on a bus to have breakfast in the middle of California's Largest Oil and Gas Field.  We are celebrating the 100th Birthday of the discovery well. This field has the honors of a rich history.  Red Adare put out oil well fires here.  John Wayne stared in that movie.  The US Navy owned this field until we took over in 1998. No PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required today!  Happy Thursday!

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Anthro Closet Chaos in Lace for Everybody Everywear!

Today Everybody Everywear, also known as EBEW, is featuring everyone wearing Lace.






This Outfit spans 3 years (2008-2010)
Yellow Cloud Dress - by Floreat - Anthro Orig $178 Sale $90 eBay new $40 - Apr 2010
Jemima Shrunken Cardi - by Moth - Anthro Orig $88 eBay EZSniper $96 - Mar 2011 - Released Jan 2008
Infinite Loop Sandals - by Matt Bernson - Anthro Orig $178 Sale $100 - May 2009
Solid Turquoise Rose on Hand Stamped Salt and Pepper Beads - by Allison Dayton - Athleta $198 - Apr 2009

Click the Badge to visit Everbody, Everywhere wearing Lace.  It's huge!.

Lace | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, June 13, 2011

Operation Anthro Switcharoo!

Welcome to Operation Anthro Switcharoo!





Who is this gorgeous Goddess of the Garden?  
Her feet clad in shining Silver sandals.  
 A circlet of Enchanting Eyes wraps about her waist






The grass beneath her grows lush and Green as she passes.   
Her Mossy Atoms Skirt floats about her like a Vibrant Gown.  
Everything she touches comes to life.






Flowers bloom in her presence. 
Their scented petals unfurl with her beautiful smile.






Birds are enchanted by her grace and beauty.
Suddenly tamed by her gentle touch.






Do you know this Enchantress of the Garden?


Anthro Outfit:
Molded and Melded Tee
Hanging Gardens Cardigan
Mossy Atoms Skirt
Enchanting Eyes Belt
 Got-Rocks Gladiators
From a Seed Clip

Have you had the pleasure of meeting the vivacious Mandy on her Blog "Bobs And Doodads"?

Mandy and I agreed to switch outfit photos, and write a Post about each other.  The instant I saw her photos I knew exactly what I would say. I could see that Mandy took extra special care for her photo shoot.  Her hair is freshly styled and the color absolutely amazing. I love her choice of Lipstick. She is a Genius for pairing her Hanging Gardens Cardi with the Mossy Atoms Skirt. She makes me long for that skirt.

Stop over at Bobs And Doodads and tell Mandy how crazy, gorgeous she is.

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