Sunday, January 15, 2012

Through the Anthropologie wormhole.

I have loved Anthropologie for as long as I can remember. Over the years, I would treat myself from time to time on one of their beautiful pieces of clothing. This is after I would see it in the catalog or online and think about it for a very long time to make sure I really wanted to spend the money on it. Since there are no stores close to me (although they just opened one about an hour away from me in November - yeah!) I would stalk the website daily to make sure my size was still available, and to pour over the reviews. Other times, I would try to snag a good deal on eBay.

This past holiday season, however, I became a bit of an addict. You see, Anthro had a huge sale with an additional 50% off their super marked down clearance. I hit up the newly opened Grand Rapids, Michigan store and then the Milwaukee, Wisconsin store when we were with family for Christmas. My closet is as full of Anthro as it's ever been! Skirts and dresses for $30 or $40 each? Can't pass that up. And ever since I've had the best time mixing together outfits and accessories. And of course, continue to haunt eBay for some items I am looking for.

So while doing all of this, I got to wondering..... I was sure that there were other gals out there, just like me, who had a love of Anthro and had the best fun putting their outfits together. Or even who were in the market to buy, sell or trade. Sure enough, I found Effortless Anthropologie, a wonderful blog that had everything I was looking for! Roxy, the blog host, has weekly posts for members to post items for sale/trade or items they are looking for. There are also reviews on products, eye candy pics from different stores, and reader's outfits. On a more serious note, she also posts the company's quarterly earnings, and news such as the recent CEO resigning.

I just became a part of the weekly reader outfits with my look above. That there is the "Funneled Folds" sweater that I bought a few years ago - it has peacock feathers of course! It's layered with a shirt, belt and pants from the likes of Kohl's and Target. I plan to submit a pic every week, for as long as I can, and will share them here with you too. Even if I can't make jewelry everyday right now, I still have to get dressed everyday, right? And, my style is all a part of what inspires my jewelry anyway. I really enjoyed documenting my pregnancy style by taking pics of myself, so this is a good way to have a purpose to continue that.

Many of the readers who share have their own Anthro dedicated blogs too! And that my friends, is how you get sucked into the Anthro wormhole!


Lorelei Eurto said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is such a cute outfit Heather! Off to check out that blog...

Marie Cramp said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look fantastic as always! The sweater is only enhanced by your beauty. Not sure if we have Antropology here in Canada, but I may just have to check it out!

Teresa Herbert said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Welcome to the EA community Heather. I too am semi new to the whole Anthro love thing. But because of the community, will now have a new follower, ME.

By the way Marie Cramp, not sure where you are in Canada, but I am here also. There is a store in Vancouver, 1 in Calgary, 1 in Edmonton, 2 in Toronto, 1 opening in Montreal in March and one opening in Oakville sometime before June. Oakville is in the Greater Toronto Area, just in case you don't know.