Saturday, October 25, 2014

Take 20% an HUGE selection of boots & booties at!!

photo source -- what a lovely pic of the Dolce Vita Haelyn bootie.
It's among the boots 20% off at Amazon for just a few more days!

A huge thanks to Anthropolitan, who mentioned that Amazon is currently running a 20% off boots promotion! While not every boot they sell is eligible over 1,000 items are including high-end brands like Loeffler Randall, Frye, with plenty of riding boots, dress boots, over-the-knee options, booties and (thankfully) plenty of wide-calf options too!

Inside, some of the promo-eligible styles that caught my eye. Note that most of these boots are full-price elsewhere, making this quite the sweet deal just in time for colder weather.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The weekend in-store community post

I have noticed a lot of community members sharing in-store deals and spots in the comments of various posts. Inspired by the weekly Seek & Find posts started by the lovely Alexis over at J.Crew Aficionada, I think now is a good time to start a similar weekly post here.

{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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Feeling helpless, lost and confused and I could really use the community's help!!

This photo pretty much sums up how I'm feeling right now.

Community, it is really hard for me to say this, but I need help! Advice, thoughts, words of wisdom. I find myself in a very strange situation with one of my affiliate programs, RewardStyle, and I'm just not sure what to at this point. Can you help me?

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.

Note: More reviews coming later this week!

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
- 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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Reviews: Sugared Ruby Sheath, Astilbe Swing Dress, Risen Sun Sweater Dress, Third Street Tunic, Lasercut Basalt Sheath, Ophira Dot Dress

Every year Anthropologie has one crazy yet appealing sweater dress.
This year it's the Risen Sun Sweater Dress ($148), reviewed in this set.

Continuing to make my way through a bunch of Anthropologie dresses I've tried on recently, here are six more that appealed to me online. How'd they do in real life? The results are mixed.

Quick tangent: liking the new product pages Anthropologie! Especially love that you can now click to zoom the product thumbnails -- yay! HATING the way the #yourAnthropologie photos autoscroll -- there's just a peek of it visible when I first hit the product page and it's super distracting.

Quicklist: Fall & Winter work dresses on my radar

A menswear-for-women twist I can get behind. Vince Camuto's Lace Hem Check Dress ($159).
This dress runs a little big, size down. I went for a 4 instead of my usual 6.

Right now my workwear requirements are all over the place. For the regular in-office days I need pieces that are modern yet conservative...not exactly easy among the current trend of super-short skirts and plunging workwear necklines. Then for my out and about days I need pieces that are chic, modern and on-trend. And then for the evening events I'm attending I need elegance, length and artistic merit.

It's budget-busting, though working for a large fashion company does yield the benefit of being able to borrow pieces every so often. For daywear it's mostly up to me so I've been building two Pinterest inspiration boards: the conservative daywear looks and the chic daywear looks.

Inside this post, a quick list breakdown on my conservative daywear options (all dresses for now) for your perusing pleasure. Some (not all) of these dresses are on the Pinterest boards if you prefer to see photos...and I also have photos on the boards beyond what's included here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Afternoon delight: the ideal winter work dress

Every so often during my online clothing hunt I come across an item that makes me stop in my tracks, forget what I was doing and just drool. I may not need every item I want, I may not be able to afford every item I want, but I can certainly appreciate every item I want!

Today's afternoon delight: the winter work dress I want more than any other, courtesy of Victoria Beckham.

I'm just a little into grey this fall, as in nearly everything on my Fall/Winter shopping list is grey or has grey components. I love this simple shift for the graduated skirt...the elegant shape...the ease of layering over it (I'm thinking this Joie turtleneck or some kind of cape-style winter coat) or under it.

This stunner's going to have to wait. Though it's available for a slightly lower price via Farfetch, the USA retail price at Nordstrom, Shopbop and Stylebop means I need to save up my pennies or wait for some kind of super sale. I think the design is classic enough that even if I end up waiting til end of season to pick the dress up, it will still be alluring next year. What do you think?

I had a workwear post scheduled to run today but due to Anthropologie's sale it's been bumped to tomorrow. Also coming tomorrow? Fresh Anthro reviews!

What's your afternoon delight today?