Monday, March 29, 2010

Anthropologie Allihop Ruffle Cotton Women's Jacket Size Large Free US Shipping by Parlene on Etsy

I love this jacket because it is a neutral color with so many possibilities. With femininity in each thoughtful detail this jacket has a little ruffled puff sleeve and a ruffle at the waist. Detail buttons at the back waist flatter the narrowest part of your body. So feminine and sweet with a delicate collar. Imagine this sweet jacket with jeans, dresses and skirts. You can wear the most casual top and then add comfortable sophistication with this jacket. It is cotton so it moves with you. Say goodbye to restrictive jackets. Cotton and light just in time for spring and cool summer nights.

* Like New
* Store: Anthropologie
* Label: Allihop* Retail $118
* Size Large
* Ruffles
* Button front
* Underarm to underarm 21.5 inches
* Shoulder to hem 22 inches
* 3/4 inch sleeves
* 100% cotton
Jacket only. Other pictured items are for visual purposes only.

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Ralph Lauren Blue Cannes Dress US Size 12 Euro Size 40 Free US Shipping

This lovely frock by Ralph Lauren is definitely an eye catcher. To start, the shade of blue is magnificent. The v-neck in the front and the dramatic " v " in the back give this dress a little more than everyday sophistication. You could also wear it with a cami underneath if you choose. A lovely tie cinches the waist and adds a bit of flare to the dress. The necklace is also available for sale at the time of the listing for $30. Please email me if you are interested in the necklace.

* New
* Brand: Ralph Lauren * Retail $134 (tags attached)
* Pull over styling
* US size 12; Euro size 40
* bust 20 inches
* waist to waist 17 inches
* waist to hem 31 inches long
* hips free
* 95% polyester
* 5% spandex
Dress only. Other pictured items are for visionary purposes only. Merci.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Stepping Out Grey Wool Dress Size 8 Euro Size 36 Free US Shipping

This lovely frock is the creme de la creme of dresses. First, it is completely lined in soft pink. "You had me at hello". I love cute lining. Next, the dress has side pockets, also lined in pink. It just gets better with beautiful detail buttons in the front (extra buttons attached). A soft little sash adds some sass to the grey dress. Not to be forgotten are the adorable pleats in the front. Pair this frock with any cardigan sweater or cute little blouse underneath. It's perfect for work and for play

* New
* Brand: Rosasen
* Retail $128
* side pockets
* fully lined in soft pink
* Detail buttons (extra buttons attached)
* US size 8; Euro size 36
* bust 18.5 inches
* waist to waist 16 inches
* shoulder to hem 37 inches long
* hips 22 inches
* measured flat
* 65% wool
* 35% viscose
Dress only. Other pictured items are for visual purposes only.

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Garden Flower Yellow and Green Dress US size 16, Euro size 44 US FREE Shipping by Parlene

This retro styled frock is perfect for any spring or summertime event. And even if you don't have an event to attend, it is just perfect for riding your bicycle, strolling, farmer's markets and all your other favorite summer time activities.
You can dress it up with pearls and wear it to a wedding or wear with with sandals and wear it to brunch. This dress will definitely be a head turner. So vibrant and so chic.
* Like New
* Store: Macy's
* Retail $118
* invisible back zipper
* pleated waist detail
* US size 16; Euro size 44
* bust 22 inches
* waist to waist 18.5 inches
* waist to hem 29 inches long
* hips free (full skirt)
* fully lined
* 100% cotton
* measured flat
Dress only. Other pictured items are for visual purposes only.

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E C I Black and Pink Silk Vintage Styled Dress and Cardigan 2 piece Size 14, Euro Size 42 FREE US Shipping by Parlene

This beautiful 2 piece vintage styled garment is the perfect dress for attending weddings in the spring and summer or going out for tea or anything else during the season. So sweet with all the feminine touches you could ask for. First, the dress is a soft pink with little black polka dots. The dress is enhanced with a black sash. The coordinating cardigan sweater has a little pink crystal beading on the trim of the sweater. The collar, sleeves and body of the cardigan sparkle with sheer delight and beauty. 2 pieces, one great price.

* Slightly used
* Store: Macy's
* Brand - E C I
* Retail $128.00
* invisible side zipper (minimal fray, see photo)
* fully lined
* US size 14; Euro size 42
* shoulder to hem 42 inches
* underarm to underarm 22 inches
* waist to waist 18 inches
* measured flat
* hips 27 inches flared skirt
* 100% silk

* Mint Condition
* Store: Macy's
* Brand - E C I
* Part of 2 piece set
* bead work on matching cardigan
* US size 14; Euro size 42
* shoulder to hem 23 inches
* underarm to underarm 22 inches
* measured flat
* 75% silk
* 22% nylon
* 3% spandex

Dress only. Other pictured items are for visual purposes only.

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Anthropologie Fei Purple Floral Silk Tunic Blouse US Size 14 Euro Size 42 FREE US Shipping $35.00 by Parlene

Just looking at this silk blouse you know it is something special. It has a unique mixture of patterns more commonly seen in European garments. Every shade of spring and summer is in this blouse. Beautiful hues of pink, purple, green and orange make this blouse stand out from the crowd. Pair this with capris, shorts or jeans so cute and stylish.
* Like new
* Store: Anthropologie
* Label: Fei
* Retail $118
* Pleated detail in the front* Pull over styling
* Sleeve with slight puff
* Purple accent buttons
* US Size 14 Euro Size 42* Underarm to underarm 21 inches
* Shoulder to hem 28.5 inches
* Waist 16 inches (elastic detail stretches past 16 inches)* 100% silk
* measured flat
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Blouse only. Other pictured items are for visual purposes only.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Anthropologie, the Cure for the Common Cold?

I have been sick for the past 5 days. I am fed up with staying at home especially during this beautiful weather we are having in Southern California. It is 80 degrees and sunny outside. So beautiful. I went to the doctor yesterday and found out I have a sinus infection. So now I have my antibiotics and I am hoping to be better in a few days.

After leaving the doctor's office yesterday I could not bear the idea of returning back home. I decided to make a "quick stop" at Anthropologie. The store called me last Friday to let me know that a blouse that I had inquired about had come in and they were holding it for me. I asked them to hold the blouse until Monday because I was very sick and could not leave the house. They kindly agreed.

So on my way I went to Anthro as I like to call it among friends. Never mind the fact that I had no make-up on and had thrown on a pair of jeans (with an Anthro blouse of course) and a news boy cap to hide the fact that I had not fixed my hair. Normally, I go into Anthro only looking my best. But I thought, "I'll just run in and buy the blouse on hold and run out". I was hoping to go unnoticed....and then it happened, just as it always does.

I spotted the cutest little skirt that I had my eye on while browsing online. So I picked up the skirt and walked around the store a bit more. Then I was noticed by the Anthro girls who know me preposterously too well. "What a cute skirt" she remarked. I agreed with her and then went right into apologizing for my appearance and explained that I only looked this way because I was sick. I received kind remarks of sympathy and was offered a dressing room to be started.

The next thing that happened is all together nonsensical and splendid. My ever so helpful Anthro girl started to show me new things that had just arrived. She showed me skirts and blouses and told me that she was in "outfit making mode" today. In between all of this browsing around the store I was sneezing, blowing my nose and trying to manage holding items in my hand at the same time while using my "Shazam" feature on my iphone. Because, as you know, Anthro plays great music. Thanks to "Shazam" I can detect the name, artist, album title etc. and it stores it on my indispensable iphone.

So there I went into the dressing room to try on multiple outfits. I had to remind myself to look past the fact that I had not a drip of make-up on and just focus on the look of the clothes. To my surprise the blouse that I entered the store for was "not handsome enough to tempt me" as Mr. Darcy would say. During this time I was brought more clothes by my Anthro helper. I don't recall how many items were in my dressing room at that point, but the clothes were overflowing. I moved onto the other outfits. Voila! A match was made.

I left the store feeling rather rejuvenated. I have not had this much energy in 5 days! I was thrilled at the idea that I would be wearing my new outfit soon on a sunny clear day. I dreamed that this weekend the weather would be just as lovely as today and I would wear my new skirt while riding our Vespa with my husband. I imagined the handbag and shoes that I would pair with the outfit. I visualized myself feeling vigorous (sans my sinus infection) and wearing make-up again! And this has led me to a scientific conclusion. Anthropologie CAN cure a cold!!! Thank you Anthro girls! Or, maybe it is my antibiotics? Nah, it's Anthro shopping, it cures everything.

Finding a fabulous outfit on an unexpected day is just another day in my European Style Life.