Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Anthro Anticipation

Today I made the mistake of "having a peek" at the Anthropologie website.

"Oh, I will just have a little peek. A little look. A haphazard glance," I tell myself. Yeah right.

I am now suddenly so excited for fall and pumpkins and boots and warm colors and, and, and...clothes. New clothes for fall. It is a throwback to the excitement of back-to-school shopping. The truth is, I am really enjoying living in the summer season right now and not at all ready for fall, but that darn website plays with my mind. I will show you the culprits that really did it to me.

Is this not the cutest cardigan you have ever seen? There are endless possibilities swimming through my mind for this little number.

I love the breezy sophistication of this blouse. I see it with dark skinny jeans and boots. Where I work, we can pretty much wear whatever we want, but I like to keep it somewhat professional and I think this would be perfect.

There are almost no words. Lord help me - the structure of this jacket is perfection. I think if I actually owned this I would totally wear it way too much. I get attached to things like that.

Last but not least, these boots. THESE BOOTS! I have decided that I am going to treat myself to some nice boots this fall. I always talk myself out of it because I don't want to spend the cash, but I think the time has come. Perhaps owning one nice pair of boots, instead of 5 cheap pairs that fall apart, will pay off in the end.

That reminds me of a story. My first year out of college I got a job working at my Dad's company. They have a pretty strict "business" dress code and I was doing my best to look nice with my just-out-of-college budget. One day I walked past my Dad's office and I heard him call me in so I stopped.

"What's up?" I asked.

He didn't reply but was just sitting there looking me up and down.

"What!!?!?!" I impatiently asked again.

He finally answered, with a mix of sympathy and judgment, "You really need some new clothes."

I was instantly offended because a) it was rude, b) it was coming from my DAD and c) I was pretty much broke and new clothes were not in the picture.

"Okay Dad, great. Thank you," I replied in the snarkiest of fashions. I began to walk away when I heard him say, "Well, if you need some money for new clothes I would be happy to help."

Now, usually I would be overjoyed that my Dad offered me money for new clothes, with no strings attached, BUT, in my hot-headed 21-year-old daughter brain, I was simply too offended to accept his offer since he had so severely and unjustly insulted me. Silly little daughter brain - it knows not what it does.

So, hey Dad - if you're reading this, I could always take you up on your offer now, if you like (see above)! :)

Have a great Wednesday everyone!


  1. I hope there are enough of those jackets 'cause I think I have to get one too. :)

  2. I love the cardigan, the boots and everything else. I was at the mall last night and walked right past Anthro as I knew it would be trouble..:) xxoo

  3. Those are so cute! and hahahahah, i forgot about Dad saying that to you, Dangit Dad- think I need new clothes?!?!? hahaahha I can so picture your pissed-off face.

  4. Love the cardigan and jacket and the BOOTS!!! Never go to Anthropologie -- just don't do it -- it's too painful.

    Your story of you and your dad reminded me of the day my dad saw me on stage during a band concert while in college wearing the traditional long black dress and the only pair of dress shoes I owned -- brown. After the concert, he told me I looked like a waif, handed me a credit card to a fancy dancy department store, and told me to buy a NEW WARDROBE -- no strings, not a loan, NO $$$ LIMIT. I was about 21 too -- and determined to be independent. I never bought so much as a pair of black shoes. I think I put the credit card on his dresser a couple years later.

    What a dolt I was back then!!! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one, LOL!

  5. Great story! You know my mom used to bribe me with a new outfit if I guy I was talking to in high school didn't treat me properly. She would say if you don't answer the phone all weekend or call him back, I'll buy you a new outfit. Thanks mom! For showing me how to be hard to get, and the great new outfit!

    Love Anthro! I work across the street from the store, and sneak over there when I'm having a stressful morning for my lunch break. I don't know if it actually makes me feel better or worse, because I want everything in there!


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