Friday, October 29, 2010

When the stars align....

20% off, free overnight shipping, 7.5% cashback through ebates AND one left of this insanely needless bag that I want so much. Holy smokes, did this just make my whole week. Month really.

PS: the code isn't working when you try and apply it online, but if you call Endless they will apply the refund within the day.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe??

Whats a girl to do??

I must have some blue shoes. Must. And not suede (so not Chicago-weather friendly!). I want blue patent shoes with a small but adorable heel. A bright blue heel has been on my 'wishlist' for eons, and these have been on my mind for months, but if I haven't pulled the trigger yet, doesn't that means something? Its not like I haven't placed about a half-dozen Anthro orders in the past couple of months.

And if only these sensible heels would have a baby with this amazing electric blue 4 inch heel... then I'd be getting that match made-in-my-heaven.

On the other hand, isn't it possible I need to wait for the peeerfect blue pump, and instead fill my black-bootie void?

I totally heart these boots but wish I could see them in real life before splurging. Do they look a little orthopedic? Oh Chie Mihara, why do you have to be so pricey?


Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Seriously? I love you Anthropologie, but it's clear you're buyers are guilty of occasionally smoking hash, or something stronger. These just-released booties are incredibly hideous and freaking 700 bucks. On the pro-side, they are an online exclusive so you'd have to pay for shipping!!!

Good grief.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Help wanted!!

Happy Thursday all. This has been one of the longest short-weeks I've had in a while. Busy bee at work, and been staying on track with my very new workout goals (nothing I should brag about, but does require a 5am alarm)...

It was also a great week because my new Anthro items arrived. As suspected I puffy heart love the Dwarf Quince cardi, and even got several compliments the day I wore it (which, was the day after I received it, so should say something about how gorge it is!!).

My sale items are lovely little steals, so excited I snagged those.

Which leaves me with my dilemma I need your help with...

I loved the Frontrunner Blazer the day I saw it pop up on the website. Because I've been a little iffy of late in my sizing and how I've been wanting clothes to fit (read: I'm getting older and I realize form-fitting is definitely not alwasy appropriate), so I went to try it on, but it wasn't in-store when I finally made my way over to local Anthro. Boo. So I ordered it. Full price AND shipping. And it arrived and its adorable. I love the gross-grain ribbon bow embellishment, and the burlap-with-gold-speckled fabric you'd only find at Anthro. Fit is nice and comfy -- nothing crazy like super long or tight arms, BUT, I'm on the fence about whether I should go one more size down. Right now, it fits like a charm buttoned. And I think the blazer looks super cute buttoned. But if I wanted to wear it open, it definitely looks a little overwhelming on me. Just drapey in a not good way.

The product shot is of the blazer buttoned, but will that be comfortable for an all-day outfit? I sit at a desk for most of the day, and wonder if I wouldn't rather it open, and then I probably ought to size down. These are my trials and tribulations.


So what do you think? Do you wear your blazers open, closed, both? Thanks for the help!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

'Tis the Season

I don't know where 2010 has gone. I'm super bummed that I feel like I worked/stressed/hurried myself through summer. But before I get too down about time passing and me growing older (and colder with the upcoming Chicago weather about a day and half away I'm sure!), I do have a couple of things to keep me smiling. Ladies (and gent/husband), it's time for.... Friends & Family discounts! Woot woot! I am a sucker for the F&F sales every year, but since they're so perfectly tied to the holiday season, I at least use them to buy things for people other than just greedy little me.

I received my first F&F email notification/invite and thought I'd spread the joy:

Oh, how I love Kate Spade. I mean, literally, I love love love her. Her style at least. She mixes feminine and quirky in a perfectly harmonious way. I'm not huge into the handbags, but her clothes have ,r drooling. But with amazing style, comes the price tag. I mean this coat is to die for. But the price? Husband would kill me. And I'd kill my adorable little dog if she ever got hair on it or snagged it while jumping on me (she's cute -- and I'm not just saying that because she's mine, I swear -- but she is a giant FAIL in the manners department. Or wait, does that make me the fail?).

Anyhow, so the Studio Mona Coat is never going to make it's way to me greedy, itchy little hands, but check out the typewriter bag. I definitely don't have one of those, so Husband can't say I'm being a spendaholic.

And I still want one of those book clutches. Since I still want something months after posting about it, does that mean it's worth the splurge?

I don't know. Weigh in... will you be getting anything with this 25% off deal from Ms. Spade?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My latest acquisitions: pretty as a picture

My Anthro items landed on my front stoop today, so I'll be trying the new goodies on and posting reviews asap. In the meantime, wanted to share two new non-Anthro and non-shoe (gasp!!) items I bought recently that I heart.

First, I travel for work. Not every week, but enough that it matters what I'm traveling with. Speed and comfort is key, and having a great carry-on can make or break my week. If for some reason I have to check my bag and wait at O'Hare for it to finally hit baggage claim, which usually takes around 45 minutes from landing, well, let's just say it can spoil my day. Or days. So I've been searching high and low for something function (read: small and with good pockets) AND me (read: cute and makes me smile, even when my flight is delayed). I also didn't want to break the bank on something that will only get banged up with every use.
So I started my search at the obvious retailers: Target and Amazon. I couldn't find anything but the blah at Target and Amazon was just a maze of options with ambiguous reviews. So I decided to take a look at, and boy am I glad I did.

Meet my new travel-pal, the Diane Von Furstenberg 21" Runway Carry-on. It's light-weight and fabulously chic with its olive color fabric and bronze metallic trim and gold finished hardware. So me. And with ebags fab pricing, the ebates rebate I recieved, I scored this lovely little thing for around 60 big ones. The reviews are strong, so while I wish the pull handle felt a touch sturdier, I have high hopes for this new purchase.

I also have a new ebay score to brag about. I missed out on the Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Sabine Dress so naturally I was freaking thrilled when I stumbled upon it NWT on ebay. In my size! So I placed my bid, and waited patiently (or rather impatiently htting refresh about 1,356 times a minute) until the action closed and it was mine! So hooray for finding a new Anthro dress to pep up my wardrobe. I am looking forward to winterizing this one with tights and a cardi.

That's it for now. Stay tuned for my reviews on a few Anthro items!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Anthropologie, you kill me!

I hate that Anthro took away their free shipping code and THEN waived some amazing fall new items and super-duper mark-downs right in front of my greedy little face. I tried to stay strong, but since the weather has been changing, I've been consistently annoyed with my wardrobe every morning, and just couldn't help but indulge in a little online shopping.
At first I had about 8 things in my bag, so the fact that I narrowed it down to 4 items, and two of them were mega-steals (30 measly bucks a $178 for a top that looks like it'll be a luxe little staple!!??).

So here's what's currently on its way to my apartment. Who knows. I've been having some bad luck with new clothes of recent (returned the mui muis because they HURT. BAD.), so maybe these wont end up being what I'm hoping for and I will have to make another trip to the store (why can't one be closer to my home??) and I'll have to force myself to exchange for something else...


The posy top was totally not a 'need-to-have', but on sale for $19.95 so I pulled thetriger. It also looks super cute paired with the Aniseed skirt (a lovely CS had me try it on when both were in the stores). So I got it.

And I've been wanting to jump on the blazer bandwagon, and I've been eyeing the Frontrunner Blazer since it debuted as part of the fall collection. Gold specs. A bow embellishment. Ah. So me. So me.

And lastly, the Dwarf Quince Cardigan. Love it to pieces and I can tell a lot of others do as well based on posts across blogger-land, so I was simply scared it would sell out before it ever hit sales.

So there you have it. I'm weak and clicked buy. But boy, I can't wait until I get that package on my front steps!