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February 24, 2013

Fashion Pick-Me-Up: Whimsy

Filed under: fashion — Tags: , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 11:03 pm

Whimsy is what I love about Anthro.

DH says that this one is kind of like me: bittersweet. BUT I’m not going to drop $200 on a decorative sweater

Let alone on a blouse

And the kind of blouse that had to be take to dry cleaners every time an offspring of mine puts sticky hands on my arm

But some dry cleanable items might just be worth it

…Once they go on sale. Although, unfortunately, not all Anthro dresses get to the sale rack

At $300 I’m not buying this one unless they seriously reduce the price:

The back is peek-a-boo

Full length and midi florals… I dono… If we are not careful here we might see the revival of the cool 90s (so far they’ve been reviving the granny 90s.  Of course, the cool 90s were already ironic because the floral dresses were to be worn with various clunky shoes.  And this gown is pretty unironic, thank you very much.

And speaking of gown, being a big fan of Gustav Klimt, I loved the one Nicolle Kidman wore to the Oscar’s tonight.

It’s rare to see a tasteful and unironic sequins dress without a granny feel. This is one

There was a bunch of Deco-ish dresses at the ceremony.  This is Nouveao, but it kind of sort of fits with the trend.  Cheaper knock offs of the Klimt idea are likely to be disastrous.  Pity.



  1. Love Anthropologie! There clothes are wonderfully lose with pretty patterns and prints.

    Adieu, scribbler

    Comment by Scribbler — February 24, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

  2. […] didn’t watch the Oscar’s, but I did take a peak at the fashion as the event was happening.  i didn’t know there was anything else to […]

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  3. I’ve tried Anthro a few times, but curvy, they can’t serve curvy well. Also, the maintainance is a hassle. Very fussy, laundry wise.
    BTW, with switch to new blog, I moved to an RSS feed for keeping up with everyone and left you off. I just figured you were busy. I will swing by more often now. And I’ve finished the demographics piece, though I’ve not submitted it yet. I’m just not quite happy with it, but can’t figure out why. But I did include Putin’s creativity, and Singapore’s. That stunned me.

    Comment by ahlondon — March 2, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    • Anthro quality is typically not the best, but I love the whimsy. There are some pieces that I have that are comfortable and versatile, and I find that kids love them too. Although my proportions are pretty standard, but I find their clothes often short-waisted and maybe made for petite women. I think it’s a pretty common complain. Still, I love it enough to buy it, often at full price (because I know some of it will sell out before it goes on sale, which is a bit unbelievable).
      Quite frankly, I shouldn’t be posting. It’s good to have a hobby that’s not part of my mommy routine, though.
      Have to stop by to read the piece on demographics. 🙂

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — March 2, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

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