The Bar Business

So I was walking through Homegoods the other day trying to kill time before picking my littlest one up from pre-school, and I found this amazing lucite bar cart. It was all see-through and squatty and kind of bubble-y looking and I loved it.

But for $300 at Christmas time, it was more appropriately put on my Christmas list and NOT my shopping list. Boo!

But it quickly became the inspiration for a hot chocolate-fueled frenzy of bar cart searching the following evening. Not only did I find an even more perfect bar cart, I realized that $300 in the world of bar carts is pretty reasonable after all. Who knew?

If any of you remember my absolute addiction to all things Mad Men (see here… and here…and here), you may understand my retro bar cart obsession a little better.

So, this is the bar cart I landed on and my $300 obsession is now a healthy $1700 obsession… leave it to me to inadvertently pick the most expensive item on the page every. single. time.

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With that said, my bar cart search also led me to another little bar-specific covet: an agate bottle opener. How sweet and petite is this little opener at Anthropologie?

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What a girl wants

Is it too early to think about Christmas Wish Lists? Judging by the fact that all the department stores have been decked out since the day after Halloween, I’d say wish (or perhaps shop) away!

Clearly, this list is for the mostly casual girl that likes a little sparkle and a nice, red lip from time to time. Hmmm, I wonder who I was channeling when I put this together.

Take a look at some of these can’t fail items, if you need inspiration for your own list  (I’m sorry, I do not comprehend this concept) or if you are shopping for some special chick(s) this year. (Shop them on my Polyvore page.)

Anything I’m missing? What’s at the top of your list? Let me know in the comments below!

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Daily Covet: Anthropologie Starlight Sequin Jacket

This time of year, I am D-runk on all things sequined.

I would wear it head to toe if I was more into bedazzling during the rest of the year.

But this super adorable jacket from Paper Crown is so subtle in ivory that I could wear it with literally anything and I’m not just saying that. In fact, I might even go so far as to wear it with a black sequined mini I already own… sortof like a suit!

But more likely, I’d pair it with boyfriend jeans and satin pumps or leather shorts and a silk cami for girls’ night out.

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Anthropologie: New Arrival Edit

The Anthropologie catalog arrived in the mail this weekend. I always love to flip through and see what beautiful landscape and props they’ll use to show off their bohemian-leaning lines. And this catalog was no exception. Case and point…

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I gotta say it was full of stunning items with which I’d love to line my closet. If only had a little more lining my wallet – it’d be fun to start from scratch right from the pages of Anthropologie.

From ballgowns to bathing suits, here’s a roundup of some of most favorite pieces in the New Arrivals section.

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Literally a ball gown… er ball skirt & tank

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And this little black number… va voom!

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Summer weddings perhaps?

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Love that you could pair this sheath with a number of matching cardis, sandals and bright jewelry options.

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Could the pleating on this bodice be any more gorge?

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Well you gotta wear something underneath, right?

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I don’t know which I like better, this flowy top in turquoise or the eyelet shorts.

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This top is so ultra chic up front (and back!)

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You can never have enough sheer, lacy and white blouses.

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I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect white wrap blouse for years!

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Cutest paperbag shorts with bow EVER!

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Bring on the 70’s and these fabulous flared jeans. I’m also loving the French striped tee.

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Oh Nanette Lepore, you never let me down!

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And last but not least… this gorgeous scalloped maillot that is no longer available. I just couldn’t skip it!

Daily Covet: Anthropologie Nocturne Cowlneck Sweater

‘Tis the season for pulling out your fabulous collection of the coziest sweaters. If you’re like me, you’ve already taken inventory of your softest sweaters in an effort to decide who will stay and who will go.

I’ll admit, I have a few “favorites” that are so much not my favorites anymore that I need to consign or donate them to make room for new favorites…

And that brings us to new favorites, which include this totally gorge Nocturne Cowlneck from Anthropologie. The chunky knit pullover from Margaux Lonnberg not only features my favorite clothing color (navy is the new black after all), but it’s also from France, which means this Francophile should probably have it, if for no other reason.

But the coolest part of this totally fab sweater is the slouchy, unfussy, totally not-working-too-hard cowlneck collar. What a versatile piece for this years navy and gray-heavy wardrobe options.

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Daily Covet: Anthropologie Willoughby Sofa

I need a new sofa.

Well, I need another sofa.

I love the sofa I have, but I am dying to add some bold color to my otherwise subdued living room.  And on a rainy day this week, I spent the day moving my furniture around and around to no avail.

This is the Willoughby sofa I have my eye on… in fact, Anthropologie has a whole gaggle of furniture I wouldn’t mind adding to my maison.

Take a good look at this lucious velvet sofa.  Isn’t it delish?

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Daily Covet: Anthropologie Monogram Cuff

This Anthropologie cuff in gold caught my eye the other day.

Metallics are all the rage and gold is particularly “in” as you fashion addicts must already know.

I have a stack of fun gold bangles and bracelets, and this slim monogram cuff would be a perfect addition!  But wouldn’t this also be a fabulous gift for your bestie or dear old sis?

Plus, it’d be hard to lose!

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