Reviews: The Artist’s Totes

If your heart is set on a fun totebag for Spring, I heartily recommend The Artists’ Totes ($68). They come in three different designs all with bold colors and striking fun patterns. They are big enough to hold documents (or sketch pads!) and are durable enough to hold a 15.4″ laptop. I also love how the shoulder strap is a…
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Current Cravings

Reviews: Beribboned Bag

Deux Lux’s Beribboned Bag ($88) has made its way through three permutations at Anthropologie: first it was white with yellow and brown, then blue/green and now amber waves of…ribbons. As usual with bags the product photos on Anthropologie’s website are deceptive…I thought this was going to be a nice, small, hobo-style under the shoulder bag. In real life though this…
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Outfits Made Easy

Reviews: Bai Mu Dan Skirt

(front) The Bai Mu Dan Skirt ($118) takes its very clever name from a white tea that can only be harvested in the spring. Like the tea, the skirt has a golden shimmery hue to it along with pink accents around the waist. The cotton/viscose skirt reminded me a bit of curtains. Really nice curtains. I was easily able to…
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Weekend Wear

Reviews: Fertile Loam Mini

The Fertile Loam Mini ($148) has an interesting name. The only other time I have ever heard the word loam was traveling in Ireland when a native was telling my then-guy and I about building his house out of “straw, sweat and loam.” I don’t think it’s an allusion to the skirt’s color either because I thought loam was kind…
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Best Spring/Summer 2018 Bags

Reviews: Oblique Pencil Skirt

The Oblique Pencil Skirt ($88) is a wine color that is so rich and intoxicating that I can spot it as soon as I walk into Anthropologie’s Soho store no matter where it is displayed. The website picture really doesn’t do the skirt justice. I own plenty of pencil skirts already though so this try-on was just for fun. Made…
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Free People Picks

Email: Skin Deep

In the winter my skin always gets dry, dry, dry. It’s no surprise then that Anthropologie’s latest email is all about skincare and bathing. Lotion, soap, etc. I have never used any of Anthro’s skin products and honestly I don’t plan on starting. I have smelled some of their items in-store and they smell pretty good but I have my…
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Reviews: Sweet William Blouse

I will just come out and say it: I love the menswear as women’s wear trend. I think it can be very sexy and I love the way menswear fabrics are reinterpreted for feminine use. (I also get a kick out of the skirts on men trend. Maybe I’m weird.) The Sweet William Blouse ($128) takes a masculine broadcloth-style dress…
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