Catharsis: So, what exactly is the anthro card for?

photo courtesy of taste duds Ah, the anthro card. That little yellow card that sits up near cash registers. This slight piece of plastic has inspired more questions than last night’s LOST. The most common question I get? What is the card for? Well, I used to know. But lately things have become a bit muddled. Let’s start with this:…
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RECENT PURCHASES I ♥

Catharsis: Fuck you, ebay price gougers!

Note: the sale roundup is right below this post. All home items this morning. Ladies, I am angry. There are four things in my life you should not mess with: my family, my friends, my job and my shopping. The first three should go without needing an explanation. The last one deserves some exposition. This post is not passing judgment…
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CURRENT CRAVINGS

Catharsis: Of store searches and inventory, part II

I would like to begin this post by saying a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped me locate the Behind-the-Clouds Dress (now $70, no longer online). I haven’t craved an item that much in awhile and you all contributed to my success in finding it. This post expands upon my advice from this morning by recounting my two most…
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Recent Zara wins + wants

OPENWORK SWEATER
PRINTED MINI DRESS
PLEATED DRESS
TORTOISESHELL WIDE HEELED SANDALS
STUDDED ANIMAL PRINT SNEAKERS
FLORAL PRINT DRESS
FAUX LEATHER SKIRT
HEELED SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS
LEATHER MID-HEEL SLINGBACKS
TOP WITH TIE WAIST
FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE
METALLIC THREAD RUFFLED TOP
MOCK NECK SWEATER
WIDE HEELED SLINGBACKS
PRINTED KNIT TOP
SEMICIRCULAR CROSSBODY BAG
ROCKER LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG WITH CHAIN
FAUX PEARL BEJEWELED EARRINGS
HEELED SLINGBACK VINYL SHOE
SUEDE LOOK COAT
BELTED COAT
SLINGBACK LEATHER HEELS
DOUBLE BREASTED TRENCH COAT WITH BUTTONS
PACK OF SPARKLING MULTICOLOR HAIR CLIPS
CROPPED FLEECE COAT
TIED KNIT TOP
ANIMAL PRINT MINI BAG
LACE TOP
OPEN KNIT TOP
EVERYDAY BACKPACK
LACE TOP
HOUNDSTOOTH COAT
FLORAL PRINT DRESS
MID-HEIGHT HEELED ANKLE BOOTS WITH STRETCHY PANELS
RUFFLED EMBROIDERED SHIRT
FAUX SUEDE SKIRT
ORGANZA FLOWER EARRINGS
LACE TOP
PACK OF SPARKLING MULTICOLOR HAIR CLIPS
STUDDED SLINGBACK BALLET HEELS
SATIN DRESS
FRINGE JACKET
LEATHER EQUESTRIAN CROSSBODY BAG
FAUX SUEDE FRINGED OVERSHIRT
MULTICOLORED STRIPED TOP
FLORAL ORGANZA HOOP EARRINGS
ANIMAL PRINT BLOUSE
SATIN SKIRT
WATER RESISTANT HOODED TRENCH COAT
RUFFLED DRESS
BELTED TRENCH COAT
FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE
DOUBLE BREASTED BUTTONED COAT
PLEATED SKIRT
POCKET CAPE
FRINGED PLAID JACKET
ANIMAL PRINT TOP
BELTED JACKET WITH POCKETS
SATIN SKIRT
DOUBLE-FACED JACKET
ANIMAL PRINT LEATHER MINI CROSSBODY BAG
MULTICOLOR KNIT DRESS
SCALLOP TRIM POPLIN SHIRT
ANIMAL PRINT BOX BAG
EMBROIDERED BLOUSE
STRIPED SWEATER
TEXTURED KNIT DRESS WITH RUFFLES DETAILS
ANIMAL EMBOSSED SHOPPER BAG
BACKPACK WITH RING
REVERSIBLE XL KLIMT TOTE BAG
SPLIT LEATHER FRINGED CROSSBODY BAG
PACKABLE RAINCOAT
RUFFLED BLOUSE
SEQUIN RUFFLED TOP
SPARKLY KNIT BLOUSE
PLEATED SKIRT
CONTRASTING LACE DRESS
PACK OF PEARL AND ACETATE BARRETTES
OVERSIZED COAT WITH POCKETS
OVERSIZED COTTON COAT
HEELED LEATHER SQUARE TOE SANDALS
STUDDED EQUESTRIAN CROSSBODY BAG
EMBROIDERED SKIRT
SPLIT LEATHER HEELED COWBOY ANKLE BOOTS
EMBROIDERED BLOUSE

Catharsis: It was a very J.Crew week

No, you did not accidentally get sent to J.Crew Aficionada. (Although I highly recommend you mosey on over there at some point — I read the news and then it’s my first blog read in the morning, every morning!) This is a post strictly a rant. Guess where the majority of my October spending budget is going? (Small as it…
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Catharsis: Real is a perception

Jezebel, a member of the Gawker network, is a site written and populated by intelligent, witty feminists of both sexes. I read it every day and often enjoy the comments as much as their posts. One of their recurring features is analysis of current clothing catalogues which I used as partial inspiration for EA’s Stream of Consciousness posts. Today there…
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Catharsis: A lovely reminder of why I love Anthropologie

Occasionally in my post research I come across old news stories about Anthropologie. Most of them are outdated factually but some are poignant reminders of why this brand resonates with me, from my heart to my head to my wallet. I came across this New York Observer article on Anthropologie from 2006 and it is just wonderful. It begins with…
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Catharsis: Imagining the Forever 21/Anthropologie depositions

Anthropologie is suing Forever 21 charging blatant rip-offism, charging lower pricesism and general brand quality degradationism. And I would normally quote a news article and be all professional here but frickin Women’s Wear Daily is charging to read the entire article. And that has pushed me off the deep end into delirium. So instead I present my completely made-up reimagining…
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