Open Thread...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Anthropologie is in the full swing of Fall, let's discuss!

It's been a week of highs and lows for me, and it's only Tuesday! Upon arriving home from a destination wedding for two close friends I found out that my father is in the hospital and will need open heart surgery later this week. As you can imagine, the latter news has left me pretty unsettled. I have three or four posts about 75% done but when I sit down to finish them I can't quite concentrate at the moment. Dad's surgery is scheduled for Weds or Thurs of this week and I'm hoping that after its successful completion I can settle back into my usual peaceful headspace. Sometimes writing out how I feel like this helps pop the bubble inside.

For now, I'm turning the discussion over to you! Anthropologie is being stingy with new sale goodies right now (though the current stuff is an extra 30% off, which is a nice perk at least). There is however tons of pretty new items to drool over. I love the way the October new arrivals are arranged into color stories -- the Stone, Clouds and Snow page is probably my favorite. How about you?

New wishlist additions for me are the Ruffled V-Neck Pullover ($128), the Delaney Pullover ($98), the Marie Cabled Pullover ($98) and the Patchwork Juliette Top ($88). Feel free to discuss anything new, recently tried on or purchased here...anything Anthropologie is good!

There are also several great promos running around the web right now, including...
-- Boden is offering 10% off non-sale items with the code 4M4S.
-- J.Crew is offering 30% off fall blazers, coats and jackets, today only.
-- Madewell is offering 20% off your $100+ purchase or 30% off your $200+ purchase. Transport Weekender, you are finally mine!!

What other deals should we know about?

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, September 25, 2016


Right now Anthropologie is offering an extra 30% off sale items, which means new sale markdowns are unlikely tomorrow. (Tuesday or after is more likely.) However, Anthro has been full of surprises recently so let's play the Sale Guessing Game just in case!

Eye Candy: Anthropologie October 2016 Catalogue

Friday, September 23, 2016

Anthropologie's October catalogue has made its debut, and it looks marvelous!
It includes beauties like the Collared Sienna Coat ($258) seen here.

Hello from the road, where Anthropologie's October journal is now ready to view! Some items are totally new like the Vista Bomber ($148, love that whole look!), the seriously gorgeous Eastberry Dress ($268) and the I-must-have-it Laced Artifact Midi Skirt ($168), while others are just new colorways as for the Lacework Shell ($78, now in a beautiful bordeaux) and the Canna Swing Dress ($148). There are also some beauties that apparently didn't make the lookbook, like the jaw-dropping Amanine Houndstooth Coat ($318).

To see the lookbook photos, go to the October journal page and then click into the products, the catalogue shot will be the bottom photo. Due to my work schedule today and then a wedding this weekend, I'm not sure I will be able to update this post, but I will certainly try!

We'll take a look at the huge home journal first thing next week.

Take an extra 30% off Anthropologie sale items, starting now!

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Ready to do some sale shopping? Anthropologie invites you to take an extra 30% off sale items, no code required! (Discount reflects in your shopping cart automatically.) Inside, picks!

Five new Banana Republic items I love, plus take 40% off!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

1 - Cable Pullover Sweater ($88) | 2 - Todd & Duncan Cashmere Cable Pullover ($278) | 3 - Heritage Ribbed Turtleneck ($78) | 4 - Ruffle Cuff Dress ($118) | 5 - Limited Edition Off Shoulder Eyelet Dress ($298)


The Gap Family invites you to do some shopping, starting with Banana Republic's new pretties above! Right now BR, Gap and Old Navy are offering 40% off select items and Free 2-3 Day Shipping on orders of $75+, online only! Your code for this offer is COZY. The deal expires tonite so there's not time to delay on this promo.

Some these 5 are promo eligible, and they are just a handful of the plethora of new arrivals Banana Republic is unveiling. I'm excited to see that Olivia Palermo has been brought in as a guest curator -- she is one of my favorite street style icons! Some of her picks have already sold out (no surprise); you can see all of OP's picks here.

From Gap, I'm loving their Hooded Puffer Vest which is promo-eligible, and their jeans are some of my favorites, like these high-rise skinnies and this destroyed straight pair. At Old Navy, this dress is a classic and this jacket is too, and both are eligible for the promo. Their outfit page has some really cute ideas!

Happy promo shopping...

Styled: Studded Quilted Jacket


Let's take a look at how Anthropologie stores around the country have styled one of its more popular jackets, the Studded Quilt Jacket ($238)! This lovely pink-based patterned piece is an open jacket that has beautiful stud accents all over. Since it doesn't close on its own it's more of a fashion piece, perhaps meant to shield the arms on blustery days but not much of a wind-defeater.

Of course, after you see how good it looks with nearly anything, closure might not matter so much...

Investigating Anthropologie's newest coat and jacket arrivals...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Examining pretty new Anthropologie Fall coats, like the Fringed Architecture Sweater ($378). 

I should be working to cut down my already plentiful coat collection, but instead all I want to do is look at all the pretty new coats Anthropologie has been releasing! This is certainly one bright spot in their Fall offerings thus far. There is something to please everyone, from highly stylized and detailed offerings in the Fringed Architecture Sweater ($378) to fun capes a la the Reversible Hooded Sherpa Cape ($188) to the more classic stylings of the Remy Bomber Coat ($268). Everything in between too!

Let's look at some of the latest pretties, and then tomorrow I'll run a post on tap about what to wear under some of my favorite Anthro coats...

Eye Candy: Exploring the NYFW Spring 2017 RTW shows

(note: clicking on the designer's name below the images in this post will take you to their full show.)

Last week was New York Fashion Week and there is good news: pleasing florals, more body-skimming shapes and flattering lengths abounded! Although there was still a ton of drab, shapeless, or likely to flatter less than 2% of the population clothing, it seems designers have started looking towards cheerful colors, patterns and florals to brighten up our wardrobes next Spring.

I've gone through the slideshows and picked out my favorites that I hope to see interpreted by retailers I love (especially Anthro!) next year. Take the Jenny Packham look above. I love this dress + cape combo, the tight pleating and eye-catching details. I could very easily imagine something like this on the racks of Anthropologie, Madewell or Free People!

Inside, 25+ looks that have me hopeful for next Spring's shopping possibilities...