Quick PSA: Two of my favorite J.Crew summer dresses are now …

This beautiful J.Crew dress is sexy summer perfection. And it’s now under $60! I have to give credit where it’s due — each summer, J.Crew somehow knocks out one or two dresses that are updated classics. This year I’ve invested in two fun frocks that are incredibly figure-flattering, sexy and yet versatile. I thought I’d scored quite the deal on…
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RECENT PURCHASES I ♥

Off The Beaten Path: Like Anthropologie, elsewhere

Anthropologie’s Spring 2014 clothing offerings look more promising by the day. I am still longing for that old Anthro feeling however and it’s led me to seek out other retailers that might fit the bill. This is a topic that I get asked about a lot: where to find clothing like Anthropologie’s old stuff. Inside, details on the 4 dresses…
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CURRENT CRAVINGS

Items you loved, items you missed

Inspired by some of the Trade Market postings, I thought it would be fun to share some of our all-time favorite buys and some of our “I can’t believe I let that one go!” Anthro items. For me, there are oh-so-many items I wish I could have bought. Most of the time I either didn’t realize how great the item…
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Recent Zara wins + wants

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

On being a frugal Anthropologie-st

With the economy being what it is I have felt less like spending money lately. And when I do spend I am buying fewer on-trend items and instead investing in classics that will last several seasons. It may sound challenging to reconcile “timeless” with Anthropologie but many of their pieces are updated spins on classic pieces. With a selective eye…
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