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!

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Daily Covet: Crochet Floral Shell Top

If there’s one thing that will be everywhere this summer, it’s crochet.

Crocheted bikinis, cover ups, shorts and tops are out in full swing.

And this adorable TOPSHOP crocheted shell is ideal for wear with jeans, shorts and skirts alike.

The fit is a little swing-like and the bottom hemline is “scalloped” along the natural lace line. I suppose if you’re tall enough, which I am not, you’d even be able to show a little bit of tummy – just enough to be sexy without being trashy.

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Daily Covet: 3.1 Phillip Lim Collection

Years ago, I stopped in to this little boutique while on a girls’ trip. I ran across the most gorgeous fuchsia 3.1 Phillip Lim dress with hand-beaded crystal trim around the collar.

That was the day I fell in love with Phillip Lim.

So here I am today perusing old Phil’s totally gorge spring collection and feeling overwhelmed at the thought of choosing just one piece (or even one outfit) for the “Daily Covet.”

I mean, look at this amazing lineup of just a few of my absolute objets de désir!

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Daily Covet: The perfect denim shirt

Button down shirts are really hard for me. I’m convinced all of them have the buttons in the wrong place because regardless of how big I get them to fit nicely in the bust, they are baggy everywhere else and gap in all the wrong (or right, if you’re my husband) places.

I have an awesome denim shirt that I bought at the Gap on Lakeshore Drive when I lived in Oakland. It has a slight western flair to it with the tell-tale yoke and pointed pockets. It also has a hint of stretch and princess seams for excellent shaping. But since I’ve had children, it’s never quite fit the same (not that I’m losing hope!)

So, I’m on the hunt for the perfect denim shirt for a girl who has a little more up front. Because what can’t you wear a denim shirt with?! **For full shopping info, visit my polyvore page.

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Daily Covet: Prabal Gurung Bow Front Top

To say my tastes in fashion are eclectic is an understatement. Schizophrenic might be a better term.

If you don’t believe me, take a gander at my last post about boyfriend jeans.

But not a lot of choices could be less boy and more girly-girl than this ice blue bow front top from Prabal Gurung (a fave for sure!) It showed up in a Harper’s Bazaar article about boob-minimizing tops – their words, not mine. While I would like a little minimizing from time to time, it’s the asymmetry and pseudo-ruching that I love. The peplum with skinny black pants or a pencil skirt would be gorge on just about any body type.

And Prabal Gurung is just one in a long list of designers you’ll be seeing ice blue from this fall/winter. Doesn’t hurt that blue happens to be one of my most favorite colors. I love all shades – navy to the palest shade of blue, so it’s no wonder this top jumped off the page at me.

Now, how to finance it… hmmm.

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Daily Covet: Isabel Marant Largo Crocheted Top

Ahhh Isabel Marant… edgy, sophisticated, feminine, tough and oh so cool.

I am IN LOVE with this Largo Crocheted Top – isn’t it gorge?! I’ve always been a major fan of heavy cotton lace and this top is tops in my book.

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Ways to style this Isabel Marant piece are absolutely endless… white jeans, a ball skirt, leather, even cotton shorts.

This would be a total must have… if I were not the mother of three little leeches, who eat up my clothing budget with the quickness.

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Back to School

I’m sending my first born to school in 6 days.
He’s excited.  I get knots in my stomach just thinking about it.
He’s ready, but I can’t believe he’s going to be gone all day, every day.  He’s been with me for almost 6 years… my buddy. my associate.  my Tomas the Train enthusiast.  my personal shopper.  my lunch date. my baby.
So, in honor of my little guy’s first day of school, I’ve put together a fun collection of “Back to School” items that any girl could show off — in class or otherwise!