Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Raindrops on roses?
Nah, I like hydrangeas better.
And whiskers on kittens?
I'm allergic to cats.
But give me an Anthropologie catalog, and I'll show you a few of my favorite things.
Though I haven't been in a very Anthro mood lately, a sumptuous new catalog came yesterday and got me all worked up. I actually called the local store, my face flushed, trying to find out if it carried certain things. Is that like the shopper's equivalent of drunk dialing? I dunno. I didn't buy anything...yet...I was just scouting.
•Blacklight blouse ($78). This season's version is polka-dotted, as opposed to the recent all-black. There's a kicky floral version, too, but I absolutely heart the dots. I adore the architectural-like structure of the top. Maybe it makes a flat girl look...chesty? Please? This is what my closet needs — a supremely sophisticated but coquettish strapless blouse. Throw a cardi over it for a casual look, and it becomes like the Type-A, Cup-A, Button-down girl's dirty little secret — only she knows it's a hoochie strapless numbah.
• Made to Measure Skirt ($138). Wool-blend is a scary phrase to us desert dressers (too hot!), but look how incredibly this skirt drapes. And, how creative to pair it with the polka dot top. As a student of Remedial Pattern Pairing, I bow down before this ensemble.
• Every Which Way Cardigan ($148). Stripes and ruffles on a cozy blanket-type cardigan? Had there been a hood, my head would have popped off. Still, I'm adding it to the wish list, and when a sale hits, I shall strike.
• Levade Clogs ($148). These could be THE ONES. At any rate, they are the ones not yet in my arsenal of wooden-soled shoes.