This year I have two extra events to attend than I normally do so I’ve been trying to plan ahead in terms of outfits I’d like to wear. Two family Christmas parties, a brunch meetup, and a business dinner. Another issue is that New York is awfully cold this time of year. My inspiration began with a cute crewneck sweater with an unexpected type of skirt pairing. The office holiday party is more formal so I went with another option. See photos for what I came up with after shopping my closet.
Family Gathering 1: Talbots Polar Bear Crewneck Sweater + Chicwish’s My Secret Weapon Tulle Maxi Skirt in Glitter Pink + Seychelles Tall Black Wedge Boots (the one pictured is by Frye) + CZ floral earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane? + Rose Gold Vermeil Minimalist Necklace
Family Gathering 2: Talbots Polar Bear Crewneck Sweater + Nearkin’s on Amazon.com Waistband Scallop Floral Laced Midi Pencil Skirt in Beige + Seychelles Tall Black Wedge Boots (the one pictured is by Frye)+ CZ floral earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane? + Rose Gold Vermeil Minimalist Necklace
Office Holiday Dinner Party: Yoana Baraschi Palais Royal Reversible Sweater Dress + Eileen Fisher Black Shrug + Seychelles Tall Black Wedge Boots (the one pictured is by Frye) + Love Knot Statement Necklace
Brunch Meetup: Catherine Malandrino Crochet Knit Long Sleeve Pullover/Sweater in Black + Anthropologie’s Valora Printed Skirt + Miz Mooz Barcelona Mary Janes in Black + Anthropologie’s Shoreline Necklace
Saw these on sale a few days ago on Anthro’s website. They’re really cute. Who would have thought of creating a sweater clock? Obviously a very creative Andrea Williamson did. If you have extra cash to burn and your bare walls are beginning to get to you, keep these in mind.
Last night before going to sleep, I took a quick glance at the Anthro online sales section and was disappointed to see the Zois Bellflower (grey) bag still at full price. I had been keeping an eye on that bag for what seems like months. By early afternoon the next day, I noticed some new bags were transferred to the sales section. Little did I know that the Zois Bellflower had sold out earlier in the morning. I only noticed that when I looked at my Save for Later list- had the Bellflower bag listed on sale at 43% off its regular price (much better than what I would have guessed). I called Anthro’s main number right away hoping that a charge and send could be done; however, the sales associate told me a C&S couldn’t be done due to low in-stock quantities in their stores, two of which (Los Angeles and Washington D.C. had only 1-2 units). I called both stores with no success at finding this pretty handbag there. I asked the S.A. in L.A. to check another store for me. She gave me the number to Irvine, California saying they were listed as having 1 left. I called Irvine with fingers and toes crossed. The S.A. went to look for it and I was imagining that a customer was hanging onto the only one left (silly me *blush*). The S.A. utterly surprised me with “yes, we have one left.” I couldn’t believe it =) *ecstatic me*! I gave him a brief version of my story of woe and he said that the bag was in the back room since they didn’t have a chance yet to put the item on the sales rack. I still have a bitter taste from the days I was looking for Bella, the ornament fairy. I’m still holding onto hope that I will see her offered again somewhere in a few months. Anyway, yes, lucky day indeed that the Zois Bellflower is on its way to me! I will take pics when she arrives.
Updated September 30, 2009: The long awaited Zois Bellflower bag (pic #2); I carried this on a recent dusk stroll.
I haven’t updated my top picks in a while, so here they are… I’ve been trying to include style numbers just in case any of you need to make a call & send request to the stores. The style numbers are part of the pic names. You should be able to click once on the pic to view it but they’re there.
I’ve been searching for this Elevenses coat since I believe 2001. I remember trying this coat on in the fitting room at the Anthro Soho store. It was a sales rack item too (love sales). The coat reminded me of my mom’s when she and my dad were just dating so there’s a little sentimental value in my mind. I really loved the way it looked on me (which doesn’t always happen). It was a perfect fit. I don’t know why I walked away from it =(? When I decided to go back for it; it was gone =(… I didn’t even think to ask Anthro to conduct a store search or request for me. I’ve been kicking myself in the rear end for so many years now and spent a lot of effort searching for it. Now, FINALLY, it just arrived today!!! YEAH!!! Thanks Liz!
I will post up pics of me wearing my miracle find as soon as I can. 8 years of on and off search- this is truly momentous!
Porridge is sometimes carried by Anthropologie. This is how I became aware of the label. Their clothing is great for lounging around on lazy weekends curled up with your fave book or for traveling. Hands down, really comfy!