22 October 2014

If you like Anthropologie style, you'll love...

 { Stores like Anthropologie }
I love Anthropologie style for home. It's so casual but so chic. It's creative and inventive. I wish I could copy like all of their window displays as art in my home, or just set up my house in one of their stores. Translating Anthropologie style at home isn't always easy--and sometimes Anthropologie's inventory for home is just too expensive for me.

So I often shop at these stores for a similar style to Anthropologie's but cheaper. Plus, these stores and sources might have some really beautiful things that I wouldn't even find at Anthropologie. Like always, if you have other suggestions feel free to list them in the comments--I'd love to hear from you (and I'm sure other readers would too).

Joss and Main: There are always always always interesting things to look at over at Joss & Main. What I love about them is that they group their inventory by style, so if you have a sense for what you're looking for (shabby chic? vintage industrial?) you can even do a whole room from their website.

One Kings Lane: One Kings Lane has a lot of similar furniture to Anthropologie, but what I adore about them is actually their antiques section where you can find one-of-a-kind furniture at a discount.

Cost Plus World Market: Since much of Anthropologie's stock comes from artists from around the world, it makes sense that Cost Plus World Market would have some similar things. I often go to World Market to get gifts for friends around the holidays.

The Fab: Fun and funky, and not taking itself too seriously, Fab is a store that you will lose yourself in. Truely. I love their decor--especially the art.

Urban Outfitters: It should come as no surprise that Urban Outfitters is owned by the same parent company as Anthropologie. While their clothes are a much different style, their furniture is actually quite similar.

Happy shoppping!

21 October 2014

Sweaters like Anthropologie under $30

Yesterday I waxed eloquent about my love for fall... and I'm sorry if I got a little intimate there. Today I'm spotlighting sweaters that I like that are similar to Anthropologie's. I love sweaters this year that are drapey (is that a word?) so that I can pair them with a long tunic and leggings and boots.

Sweaters also fit with my philosophy on layering. Layers, in my opinion, are a girl's best friend in the fall. When the days can get into the mid 60s (Fahrenheit, not Celsius, for my international readers), but the nights can get below freezing, you need to be able to remove layers as necessary.

Here are a few of the sweaters that are similar to Anthropologie's but cheaper.


Happy shopping!

20 October 2014

Fall favorites from Anthropologie's collection

Have I mentioned I love fall?

Just kidding--I know I mention it like every single day. But it's true. I love the cool weather, I love sweaters, I love anything pumpkin (#psl anyone?), and I love the crunch of the leaves. I love cool nights (finally) and an excuse to cuddle up with the one I love. I love the memory of fall bonfires around homecoming and spirit days in high school, and I love the memory of finally being settled and in the groove around fall in college. These days, the only thing that really differentiates my summer from my fall is the weather, given that I'm an adult and all, but I can also build in some fall spirit into my wardrobe.

Anthropologie's fall collection is just the fashion itch that I needed to be scratched.

Let me know what you think of these... and if you have any tips for fall!


Happy shopping... and think of me when you have your next pumpkin spice latte.

17 October 2014

Friday finds: Anthropologie outerwear under $50

I'm in the mood for outerwear this week. The leaves in my neighborhood are starting to change color, it's getting a little colder, and I love the outerwear at Anthropologie.

This is seriously my very favorite time of year. The air is crisp, cool, and fresh. The leaves crunch under my feet when I walk down the sidewalk. Finally, the heat of the summer is over, and we can comfortably sit on our front porch. And no bugs. Which is seriously amazing.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the Anthropologie sale section:


Happy shopping!


16 October 2014

Fan favorites from Joss & Main

I'm a huge fan of Joss & Main. I'm over there at least once a week to peruse their sales, and I adore the products that they choose. I've gotten a few major pieces of furniture there, and have also been super happy with their customer service (In fact, I had an issue with a mark on one of the pieces I received and they refunded my money no questions asked. You can't get that kind of customer service everywhere these days.).

It's a site with limited quantities and quick sales, so the reason I visit every week is that there is a whole different inventory each time. What I also love about the limited quantities is that none of my friends have the same stuff (and believe me--everyone I know has the same bookshelf from Ikea so that's a big issue for me).

In any case, I adore Joss & Main, and thought I would highlight a few of my very favorite pieces on their website today.

This bedding is just like Anthropologie's. I love how feminine it is, I adore the ruffles, and it costs about 50 percent less than the same thing at Anthro. Love.

 Joss and Main like Anthropologie

This bookshelf is really similar to another one that I have from Joss & Main. I adore how similar it is to Restoration Hardware's.


Also like Restoration Hardware--this chair is one I just want to curl up in and read a book.


Keeping in the theme of the furniture, this settee is a lot like one I've seen at Urban Outfitters (but again much cheaper).


And because I adore Williams Sonoma, this cake stand. 


Anyway, let me know if you like anything else at Joss & Main... and happy shopping!

15 October 2014

Jumpsuits... got an opinion?

Well I do.

I find it so difficult to come around to jumpsuits because I can't stop associating them with April from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Am I right?


I've been promised that jumpsuits are making a mainstream comeback by such sources as the Wall Street Journal... and while I don't totally believe them I thought I would round up a few of the jumpsuits that I don't think are alltogether hideous. Just in case. Think of it as a little jumpsuit insurance policy in case they really do take off.

Happy... jumping out of a plane? What are these used for anyway?

14 October 2014

On my bookshelf: Funny ladies

I've been reading a lot of the women of comedy lately. I literally chuckle when I read them, so I have to be careful about where I am (laughing to myself on a crowded train is not always the most conducive to civility). But I love them. In the last few weeks I think I've missed out on hours of sleep because I've been staying up reading these amazing women of comedy.

So I thought I'd spotlight a few of my favorite ladies (if you click on the books they take you to Amazon).

Tina Fey


Mindy Kaling


Caitlin Moran


Lena Dunham


Coming up... Amy Poehler


Honestly all of these have given me snort-milk-out-of-my-nose laughter at times, but I have to say I loved Tina Fey's book most. Maybe it was because it came out first?

And I must say they're not just for ladies--my husband laughed just as much as I did (and swore off children just as much as I did) when he read Bossypants. So take that, gendered literature.

Happy reading!