Friday, April 18, 2014

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread


Note: Reader Outfits will return next week! To submit your outfit, simply email me.

By request of the community comes this weekly post. Please use this post to list website popbacks that you see on your wishlist, via search engines, or in your shopping cart. Popbacks go very quickly but hopefully by having them in one place will be helpful. Please do not use this post for store sightings.

Anthropologie Has A New Promo This Weekend!!


Anthropologie has unveiled its latest weekend promotion -- take 20% off all full priced shoes! Unfortunately Free Shipping ended last night, but this promo is valid both online and in stores. This promotion lasts through Monday April 21 at 3 AM ET. For those with a birthday discount, this promo CAN be combined with the birthday discount.

Although the weather in NYC has been fluctuating terribly between pleasant and springlike and unable to escape winter's grip, I'm excited for this promotion! I'll have this post updated with some of my picks shortly. If only it applied to sale shoes too...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Runway to Everyday: Tory Burch A/W 2013

A new spin on shape from Tory Burch's A/W 2013
ready-to-wear presentation at New York Fashion Week.

It's always possible that a Fashion Week presentation will be over the top. Mostly though it's a chance for designers to present their wares to buyers and get their product in stores. I never fail to be inspired by outfits on the runway! Sometimes they need a little adjustment to work off the runway, sometimes not. Runway to everyday is about translating runway looks to an everyday outfit.

Tory Burch is a brand I'm perfectly willing to buy at full price but I realize that's not a reality for everyone. (Sometimes it's not a reality for me!) So with that in mind today's Runway to Everyday post is about finding pieces inspired by the look above.

Here's what I love about this look: First, the top has a flattering bib-style overlay that points down towards the waist, which on most women is a spot worth emphasizing. And then there's the terrific skirt which mirrors the top with a slightly wider symmetry. Most pencil skirts with an overlay or middle seam detail like this are in the opposite shape -- wide up by the hips and then tapering in as the pencil does down toward the knee. However, if you're already an hourglass like me or a similarly curvy shape what you actually want is an overlay that's smaller up by the hips and then slightly larger down toward to the knee. Visually this balances everything out nicely and avoids the va-va-voom that pencil skirts sometimes make out of curves. That Jessica Rabbit va-va-voom is a great tool in the curvy girl's dressing arsenal no doubt, but in a conservative office for instance just won't fly.

Let's see the Everyday translations...

Friends, Family and Sales


It's that time of year again -- many stores are running their Friends & Family Sales to entice us into some spring spending. Inside, a few sales that I've been waiting for, starring Shopbop.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Runway to Everyday: Victoria by Victoria Beckham A/W 2013

A downtown prep runway look from Victoria Beckham's A/W 2013
ready-to-wear presentation at New York Fashion Week.



It's always possible that a Fashion Week presentation will be over the top. Mostly though it's a chance for designers to present their wares to buyers and get their product in stores. I never fail to be inspired by outfits on the runway! Sometimes they need a little adjustment to work off the runway, sometimes not. Runway to everyday is about translating runway looks to an everyday outfit.

This time around I have a less strict interpretation of the runway look. Consider the choices inside more of an "inspired-by" collection.

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.


Welcome to the weekly EA community reviews post. This post was inspired by a similar J.Crew-themed community reviews post over at J.Crew Aficionada.

In this post, you can:
- Leave a comment with your Anthropologie product review
- Link to your reviews page on anthropologie.com
- Link to your own  blog reviews
- Ask if there are any reviews for an item in  the community
- Link to someone else's blog if they  have reviewed an item someone is inquiring about (no links to copycats please)

For full guidelines, please read this post.

Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eye Candy: Short Hills, NJ Anthropologie Spring 2014 Fashion Show!


Last month, the Short Hills, New Jersey Anthropologie held an incredible customer fashion show for Spring 2014. Though Short Hills is quite a haul from Manhattan I try to make the trip whenever possible. Not only are the customer models amazing with beautifully styled outfits, the audience tends to rock too!

Inside, 20+ looks from the show styled by the Jennifer, one of the store's personal shoppers.

Runway to Everyday: Karen Walker A/W 2013

A chic and accessible runway look from Karen Walker's A/W 2013
ready-to-wear presentation at New York Fashion Week.

It's always possible that a Fashion Week presentation will be over the top. Mostly though it's a chance for designers to present their wares to buyers and get their product in stores. I never fail to be inspired by outfits on the runway! Sometimes they need a little adjustment to work off the runway, sometimes not. Runway to everyday is about translating runway looks to an everyday outfit.

Today, a look from Karen Walker's Fall 2013 RTW (ready-to-wear) presentation.