Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Floral Arrangement

Hello (long lost) friends! I thought I'd interrupt my little hiatus with a little Everybody Everywhere floral love! It's an uber windy day (as you'll see from my rouge whips of hair and the sway of my top), mid-80s and humid as hell. (So much for spring, eh?) But it's also sunny and the greenery is lush, I'm aaaaaaaaaaaaaaalmost to the end of year, and I have a pretty outfit to wear, so I'll take it!

Walled City Blouse - Anthropologie / Skinnies - Gap

Florals | Everybody, Everywear

The best part is that my EBEW participation is completely accidental. With my head stuck deep in the sands of commencement preparation, I had no idea when the EBEW was going to be, and I only had a vague recollection that it was going to be florals. Well imagine the serendipity that, after randomly checking out the EBEW blog and learning that today was the day, I had planned not only debut this lovely floral top today, but was going to do everything in my power to post as well!

Handbag - Gustto

But don't you love this top! The minute it appeared in the Anthroplogie catalogue, I looked it up and wish-listed it right away. I even pinned it to help aid my lusting. (Yep, that's right - I'm on Pinterest! I just love the Anthropologie photo shoots, and I pin them whenever I'm ogling a new item they've featured.) It then almost immediately sold out, and I began to consider buying it for full price once it came back in stock. Over Easter weekend, Bob and I poked around the Third Ward in downtown Milwaukee, with my sole mission being that I spend some time at the Anthropologie there and hunt down this top. Glory be, there it was, even if they only had (10!) size mediums. What the hell, I thought I'd try it on for shits and giggles. What the what?! It fit! It's a little snug in the chest and and hips (where I'm the bulkiest, of course), but thanks to its unique layers, you can't really tell. And it's a gorgeous article of clothing, to be sure. Such a beautiful painterly floral print, luscious silk, swingy layers, and the amazing detail of a hand-braided neckline  - I haven't regretted paying full price one bit. I did end up ordering my usual size (large) just to compare the fit, and fortuitously enough, the medium fit better.

I also have to say that I LOVE the Anthro Reversible Seamless Tank. I'm wearing one in "Pearl" here, though you can't really see in the pics. (The top is rather sheer and I wanted another layer.) Sure, you can probably find a basic tank for cheaper elsewhere, but this is more shaper than mere tank, and I love that it's reversible! The material is super comfy as well. I plan to stock up in multiple colors!

Earrings - LOFT / Ring - Banana Republic

I considered a few necklace options, especially since the neck opening is so large. But rather than filling the open space just for the sake of it, I opted to go without, letting the intricate braided neckline and the colors of the print have the entire spotlight.

"Lalita" Cut-Out Peep-Toe Pump - Banana Republic

All in all, a great day for a post! Until next time...(whenever they let me out again!!) =))


  1. Love this outfit! And I love when that happens! Twice in the last year, I have tried on tops from H&M and Banana Republic, just for fun, and they fit! Which is amazing especially when deep down you realllllly want it:)

  2. STUNNING!! What a truly spectacular top...and outfit! I love how drapey and feminine it is!

  3. Pam@Over50feeling40May 10, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    I agree with you...I love the top and I like your blog...great job with styling the whole look!!

  4. I wondered where you'd been! This top is gorgeous! Love the whole look, especially the nude shoe.

  5.  I love this top on you! I, too, am curvy and I eyed this and wondered if it would be "too much". Now I am coveting it! :) Well, sorta... you look great. I found you via EBEW. I am a new follower! Cheers!

  6. I love the little cuffs on your jeans!

  7. yes yes yes, i LOVE that top! and paired with the fuschia bag -- kapow! looks so great.
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  8. I don't even know where to begin. 
    I love the hair.
    I love the accessories -- especially that killer ring and that fierce-ass handbag. 
    I love the top.
    I love the shoes.
    You look so adorable that I would never guess it was humid as Hell there.  When it is humid, I look like a melted mess.  Jealous. 

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  9. Absolutely love the total impact of the outfit. The floral top, simple jeans, red handbag, great shoes, simple yet colorful accessories and even the hairstyle. Totally love it! You look so gorgeous.

    Cathy@nurses uniforms


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