Monday, July 21, 2014

What to wear: Diner en Blanc

If you have been to a "Diner in Blanc" event, I hate you a little bit. And by that I mean I am super jealous.

It's this marvelous event where you wear all white, as does everyone else. You bring your food and white chairs and a folding table, and you dine all together in style. It's simply wonderful.

The event organizers only send out information about the event a few hours before, so you have a few hours to get ready and show up where you're supposed to show up. Oh the anticipation! Oh the mystery! Plus, you only get invited if you get an invite from a past attendee or if you happen to be lucky enough to get off the wait list.

Suffice it to say, I'm still waiting for my invite (let me know if you can get me in!). But here are a few beautiful outfit choices that I would love to don if I did get an invite.

(I'll let you know if I get invited!).

Happy shopping.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday finds from Anthropologie

I don't have time for a full post today, but I thought I'd start the weekend with a list of some of my favorites from Anthropologie today--from the sale section!

Enjoy these (did I mention they're on sale) bits and bobs from my favorite retailer.

Happy shopping, and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wedding dresses, Anthropologie style

I know I've talked about Anthropologie style for weddings before, but I wanted to again because... daaaaaaaaamn, girl. LOOK AT THESE DRESSES.

Things I love about BHLDN dresses:

1. They come in all price points. From a $60 version that would be perfect for a courthouse wedding to a multi-thousand dollar dress that would be amazing in a cathedral wedding.
2. The lines are unbelievable--the shape of the dresses would be perfect on any body type.
3. They photograph super well.
4. I can picture myself in them.
5. They are so lovely that Anthropologie doesn't have their own line and endorses the BHLDN line.

Here you go:

Enjoy wedding season... and if you get to be in a wedding dress shopping outing, don't forget BHLDN!

Happy shopping.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Moody blues

I LOVE summer. And I love summer colors--the brights, the neons, and the flowers. But sometimes all you need is a moody blue. Here are a few of my favorite moody blues from Anthropologie--high end and low end--that I absolutely adore.

These are all summer accessories--things that you can throw in a weekend bag or throw on over an already lovely outfit. The great thing about blues is that they nicely complement the summer colors, but they don't brighten everything up. I love blues alongside brown sandals or flip flops. Or paired with a nice crisp white.

Enjoy my favorite moody blue pieces from Anthropologie this summer!

And, if you don't want to pay the Anthropologie price tag, here are some of my favorites from around the rest of the interwebs.

Happy shopping... here's hoping you don't have the summer blues!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Traveling like Anthropologie

Traveling is confusing, isn't it? You can bring a personal item and a carry-on, but you have to think about the possibility of checking your luggage if everyone else is bringing a carry-on. Plus you have to think about the size of your personal item and your carry-on and your check-in luggage and it all gets to be so irritatingly regimented--so much that it's difficult to enjoy traveling any more.

I like stylish luggage, as long as I don't have to check it in. If I have to check it in, I want my hard-case suitcase that I don't care about getting banged up. I like luggage tags, but I don't put my phone number or email on them because I get weirded out about luggage handlers around the world getting my email address. I'd rather just put my physical address down. I like to "mark" my check-in bags with something like a ribbon so that when it comes out on the carousel I can quickly find it. And then, of course, I cannot stand to have the airport tags on my bags when I leave the airport and head out to my hotel.

Anyway, here are a few luggage options from Anthropologie, both carry-on and check-through:

And here are some other alternatives from around the interwebs:

Happy shopping, and happy traveling!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Bastille Day!

This was the day that, in 1789, crowds stormed the Bastille. It is often thought of as the French Independence Day, or the La FĂȘte Nationale.

In honor of Bastille Day, here are some striped t-shirts and berets.

Happy shopping!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Getting away with it: casual shoes at weddings

I am such a huge fan of casual shoes at weddings. If you're going to be dancing the night away, you don't want to deal with piggy-pinching shoes that will give you the biggest blisters. We've all been there. Done that. Got the blisters. Over it.

The problem, though, is that they have to be the right casual shoes. Not your old garden flip flops. Actually, not flip flops at all. they have to be shoes with backs, possibly with a little heel, and they have to look completely intentional--go with your outfit, in other words.

Here are a few casual shoes that, for what it's worth, I give my stamp of approval.

And, if you're not up for paying Anthropologie price tags, here are a few more from around the interwebs:

Happy shopping, and enjoy the wedding season!