A little Anthropologie action for you . . . and can Crocs be cool?? Read on.
I made my first Anthropologie purchase ever. I’ve yet to set foot into one of their stores. And I didn’t have the courage to venture beyond the Sale page on their website.
I’ve resolved to stop automatically shopping the clearance racks when looking for clothes. Instead, I try to buy fewer but better quality items that are perfectly suited for me and my life.
But . . .
Anthro’s expensive, yo? Baby steps, baby steps.
1. So I love this shirt, the Tail Stripe Tee. I’m up to maybe . . . five nautical stripe tees now. But I don’t care. Pat said, “I like your shirt. It’s very . . . you.” Yup.
Except that it has a tail.
Has anyone watched that show Orphan Black? There’s this character with a tail. And it gets more disgusting from there. *Shudder* I would prefer a little less tail, but I still like that it’s interesting in the back.
Also, it runs very large. This is a size down from what the size chart says I should be.
2. New Birkenstocks (see first pic). I just love the way Birkenstocks feel on my feet. It’s like getting a massage with every step. I kid you not. I did not like how my former pair looked. So I sold them on eBay (can you believe it? (not that I came even close to recouping my costs tho)) and bought the Gizehs.
3. Some other Anthro winners:
This tee (the seamed scoopneck):
Zebra sweater (pardon me . . . the “Quagga pullover“). How cute is this? Can’t wait for Fall now. Kind of.
This blouse (the Estrie Henley). Hard to see the detail in the photo. But it’s a nice date night/ dressy blouse, which is something I was lacking. Looks better with white jeans.
4. Moving on to shoes, can you believe these are Crocs??
They’re Crocs’ “Ballerina Estiva” designed by some guy named Stefano Furiano. Stefano don’t know bleep about punctuation.
But he knows his sh . . . shoes. He knows his shoes.
So expensive, but I think I’ll wear them a LOT. They aren’t quite as comfy as my Birks, but they’re nice and cushy.
They run large though. I ordered a full size smaller than I regularly wear. Probably the first time I’ve worn a single-digit shoe size since Girl 2 was born.
Full disclosure, these are not as cushy as regular Crocs, which I tried on for the first time recently. (Gotta love free both-way shipping from Zappos.)
My feet went “Ahhh.” And I went, “So that‘s why everyone wears Crocs.” The leopard print Kaydees looked cute from a distance but the print is just horrible close-up. See how the spots are stretched out in the back? That’s exactly how they look in real life. So they went back.
5. And to round it all out, another nautical striped tee (same one I already have, but in a different color). I just can’t help myself. J. Crew Factory was having a sale (and today, they’re having an even better sale–50% off everything). What could I do?
You can go make dinner, Laura, that’s what you can do. And put a diaper on your nekkid two-year old before she piddles on the floor.
But not before I link up with Hallie.