Wishlist: March 2010

How’s the winter been treating you? For a snow-lover like me it’s been a dream — two snowstorms with accumulation here in NYC and a few weekends up north sliding down hills on my bum snowboarding. I spent this weekend at Sugarbush in Vermont with some friends, after we bought plane tickets up there on a whim on Friday after the “snowcane.” Note to weatherpeeps: this hyperbolic trend needs to die. Now we enter March, the month that roars in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Here’s hoping there’s a couple more lions in this winter yet. For Anthropologie it’s been the winter of denial. Too few sweaters, too many short sleeves. At least now the lighter weight is appropriate as it’s time to turn to spring wear. My wishlist is populated with darker fabrics but in lighter materials.

1. Billowy Blouses. I’m not quite ready for flutter sleeves but I like the idea of moving to lighter materials. The To The Sun Blouse ($78) has hundreds of tiny birds migrating back from the south while the Bretonnes Blouse ($68) has a chic shape I can’t wait to try on. With Free Shipping, I may just take the plunge and order these if they don’t arrive in stores soon.

2. Long and Lean. Even though my hourglass is slightly bigger on the bottom than up top I still love it when the right tunic creates a long and lean shape. For the weekends the Cecily Tunic ($88) will look great over jeans and open toes (sandals, I miss you!). For work the Look-Sharp Tunic ($88) might work well over leggings for work. Even though leggings are still not pants. And the Neutral Density Tunic ($88) has a little bit of frill that makes it right for after-dark fun. Love and want all three.

3. Put your bag on my shoulder. The bag on the left is called the Peanut Butter Bow Tote ($228). There are few things I love more than Peanut Butter and some how that’s carrying over to desire for the bag. The Braided Perimeters Hobo ($335) is sleek with a price to match while Cynthia Rowley’s Areca Silhouettes Tote ($325) is instantly recognizable and highly covetable.

4. Jewelry in bloom. Even though Anthropologie’s jewelry has a ridiculous markup I find myself drawn to a few items with each new release. I’ve already ordered the Cherished Trinkets Necklace ($38). I hope it looks just as lovely in person. The Eila Necklace ($218) has one seal of approval in the reviews section. Flowers are on the mind through the Sunbell Necklace ($48), the Muted Begonia Necklace ($228) and the Moss & Petals Necklace ($68). Can a person have too many necklaces? I hope not.

5. Windbreakers. Though scarves are typically associated with winter I like to wear them in the spring to combat the wind. Which of these should I pair with my Inverness Trench? (Or, uh, maybe the Two Paths Trench ($188).) Are those kittehs on the Animal Art Scarf ($68)? I think so; consider me sold. The mossy green and orange tones of the Waterflower Scarf ($58) make me swoon while the neutral grey and voluminous texture of the Petticoat Scarf ($28) makes it a good match for just about any outfit.

What’s on your March wishlist? Free Shipping is tempting me to place more orders, that’s for sure…


  1. February 28, 2010 / 11:01 pm

    i'm totally eyeing these first two necklaces and the last scarf! i want to make a trip down to the anthropologie store and try them out in person, hope they have them!

  2. February 28, 2010 / 11:10 pm

    All I have to say is DITTO! I am with you on every single thing you posted! Love love love 🙂

  3. February 28, 2010 / 11:14 pm

    I have waaaay too many things on my wishlist, but before I share my top picks, I have to say that I am DONE with winter and want spring to get here pronto.Wish List Items:1. Fragrant Valley Dress2. Fiber Optic Dress3. Ablaze Dress5.Sandringham Heels6. Fifth Form Sheath7. Eyelet Sandals8. Ridgeway Blouse9. Patchwork V-Neck10. Curlytop Cardigan

  4. February 28, 2010 / 11:21 pm

    The Look Sharp Tunic is great and really flattering – I particularly like the pale blue but might have to nab a couple of colours! It's definitely legging length – you can see the pics on my blog. Too tired for wittiness, eurgh.

  5. February 28, 2010 / 11:48 pm

    LOL @ "snowcane" — I haven't heard that before (perhaps because I'm in sheltered California 😉 ). These are great picks for March Roxy! I agree with you that Anthropologie has been busying denying winter alllll season with tons of airy lighthearted frocks and shirts and thin sweaters, but you've managed to sift through and pick a bunch of stuff I would actually *wear* right now!I was actually composing a mega-Anthro wishlist post last week but I kind of stalled when I added up the whole total of the items and it was like $2300. Yipes. I guess I'm so in denial sometimes I don't realize what an expensive hobby Anthro can be!

  6. March 1, 2010 / 12:15 am

    I also pre-ordered the Cherished Trinkets Necklace. I learned my lesson after the Pessinus Garden experience :)Also on my spring wishlist:-Wind Catcher Dress-Shined Up Headband-Rustling Treetops Dress-Sun Grown TankHope you had fun skiing in my neck of the woods!

  7. Traci
    March 1, 2010 / 1:26 am

    I went snowboarding for the first time a few weeks ago and I love it! I only fell a few times and the worst of it was getting off the lift. 🙂 The free shipping is tempting…I'm holding out another week to see what they get in stores but then I'm placing an order. So far, not too many things but the few things that I have on my WL are things I adore! 1. Sailing Hobbyiest Skirt2. A Rose is a Rose Tank3. Collected Leaves Tank4. Casement Drapes BlouseThere is a red, white and blue theme going on there…maybe it's Olympic fever!

  8. March 1, 2010 / 1:45 am

    I'm loving all the bold flower jewelry. I got the From O'Keeffe necklace for my sister but now I'm kinda wishing I kept it for me. I just need to be brave enough to wear stuff like that!

  9. Annie
    March 1, 2010 / 2:38 am

    I'm total in love with the Peanut Butter Bow bag. Has anyone ever bought a purse from Anthropologie before? How is the quality of their leather?I need this purse but I will hold out for a sale….spent too much money lately.

  10. March 1, 2010 / 2:53 am

    I'm with Anjali – WAY too many things collecting in my wishlist. Top of the list are the Daffodil Dance Blouse, Blue Bird Blouse, and the Collected Leaves tank. I love the Curls & Coils necklace, but don't know if I can manage to pull it off. We're going skiing (no snowboarding for me, thanks!) next week. It's been a good year for snow!

  11. March 1, 2010 / 3:16 am

    Sandy – I hope so too! If you see the Cherished Trinklets Necklace I'd love to know what you think of it.Allison – Great minds wishlist alike. ;)Bronzi – Great choices all around. I just added the Sandringham Heels to my ever-growing wishlist.Hometown Queen – I like how it looks on you! Hope you're surviving paper-writing.goldenmeans – Right there with you on cart totals. I have high hopes for Tuesday's sale additions to get me through the end of winter.Lola – yes, that's totally why I preordered it too. Although that's probably bad for me to admit, I don't want to encourage Anthro to lowball stock.Traci – congrats! I used to be a decent snowboarder but now that I don't go as much I'm pretty much back to beginner. I usually get the hang of it again on the second day but by then my legs are killing me. I have become urbanized.Kathleen – such a pretty necklace! And I'm sure you could rock it, it would look great with a v-neck sweater for work.Annie – I have a few bags from Anthro. I'd say the quality varies. My Tano bags from there are awesome and I like their Bica Cheia line as well. But they never seem to include dustbags which I find annoying. I'm not sure which brand the Peanut Butter Tote is from, so I can't comment directly to its quality.Ellabel – I am intrigued by the look of the Daffodil Dance Blouse. I do wonder if the dark trim around the cuffs is going to be too heavy. The Collected Leaves Blouse (and its solid cousin) are both on my list as well. Have fun on the slopes!!

  12. March 1, 2010 / 5:01 am

    I love that you love winter! I think we may be the only two here that want more lions this season.My wishlist is bursting right now, but I am really lusting after the Tangerine Rind Clogs. The price, though, means I would need a visit from the Shoe Fairy, or an unlikely sale before my size sells out.

  13. March 1, 2010 / 6:07 am

    I loooooove the Muted Begonia necklace, but oh the price tag makes me haz a cry. I'm such a cheapie when it comes to jewelry- for whatever reason, anything over $100 makes me cringe.

  14. Lucy
    March 1, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    I'm so done with winter! Luckily my birthday is in April, so I not only have something to look forward to, but I get to make a wishlist on myregistry.com to send my family! I think I will be adding that look-sharp tunic and both of the brown bags to that wish list first thing!

  15. March 2, 2010 / 12:25 am

    I JUST received my To The Sun Blouse in the mail this afternoon. It's huge! Seriously HUGE.I normally wear size 14/XL and sometimes even those sizes are too tight. I ordered this top in a L because I didn't want it too roomy. Even the L was too big on me. I'm going to order it in a Medium instead (and I've never said that before) The print is really cute though, but the material is strangely a bit sheer. Just wanted to give you all a heads up 🙂

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