31 October 2014

Friday finds: Gifts under $20

Since the holidays are coming up, and there is an enormous need to have a stack of gifts on hand to thank the host of a party, to quick grab a gift when someone gives you something and you totally forgot to include them on your list, to have on hand when one person in your house has a stocking full of stuff and another doesn't... you can tell I'm paranoid when it comes to having the right gifts on hand.

Right now there are a bunch of things over at Anthropologie that would work for all of those unfortunate (or fortunate?) occasions:

Happy shopping!

29 October 2014

Anthropologie for babies

I'm planning a baby shower right now, and just on a whim moseyed on over to Anthropologie to see if there was any inspiration, and voila! I found all sorts of great toys and treats that would be perfect both for babies and baby showers... at all price points!

I love baby stuff. It may be because I'm just "at that age," where all of my friends seem to be marrying off and having babies, or it may be just because baby stuff is soft and cuddly and adorable (Freud would, I'm sure, have something to say about that), but in any case, here are a few things I picked out that might be relevant for you too:

Happy shopping!

28 October 2014

Classy lingerie from Anthropologie

I have a confession to make: I really like nice undergarments. But I am too embarrassed to shop for them myself (I know... it's just that I always feel like people are staring and judging my choices when I step foot inside a Victoria's Secret), and I can't ask my husband to go out and get things for me because that's even weirder, so I'm stuck shopping from my couch at home when I'm alone and there's no pressure.

What I love about Anthropologie's lingerie section is that it's not scary like other lingerie sections in other stores. There aren't impossibly thin and airbrushed women--the lingerie is actually just nicely presented without a person to model them so I don't have to feel like I should lose ten pounds before purchasing. I know from experience that the lingerie at Anthropologie is comfortable--and it also looks good. But it doesn't look good because there are strategically placed holes. It looks good because it is beautiful and fits well.

Happy shopping! And if you have other stores and sources you would suggest for tasteful underwear, please feel free to list them in the comments.

27 October 2014

Twinkle toes

As we round the corner into the holiday season (goodness, is Thanksgiving only a month away!?), I thought I'd do a spotlight on party shoes.

What I look for in a good party shoe is comfort--you never know how long you'll be without a place to sit at a party. Cocktail parties can be hours of standing, but I'm not complaining, because I have some pretty great shoes.

I also look, though, for a little bling in my party shoes--something to complement my outfit and make it look like I didn't just grab the pair of shoes I left under my desk at work because I had nothing else to wear.

So here are a few party shoes I'm gazing at this season (I tried to choose from a number of different price points--and hover to see the prices):

Like 'em? Have any stores and sources to share? Let me know in the comments!

And happy shopping!

26 October 2014

Tights! Tights! Tights!

I fill my drawers with a lot of tights in the fall and winter. Not only do they keep me warm when I wear dresses on cold winter days, but they look awesome. Only problem? Runs in tights, and ripped tights, and public transportation, and windy days, and shoes that rub in weird ways. So it goes without saying that I go through a lot of tights.

Here are some of the tights and stockings I'm digging over at Anthropologie:

And, in case you're likely to go through tights as quickly as I am, here are a few other stores and sources for tights like Anthropologie's but cheaper (hover over for prices):

Happy shopping!

24 October 2014

Friday finds: Gifts from Anthropologie for Under $25

One of my favorite things to do is to spoil my friends. I love celebrating with people... and I often keep a stock of gifts under my bed so that when someone has something to celebrate I have something to give them.

So today I thought I would spotlight some of my go-to gifts--bath salts, hand cream, nail polish, some jewelry. Stuff that people love and could use, but that won't break the bank. They're "safe" gifts in that people are sure to love them, but they're also beautiful gifts that you'll feel proud of giving.

Let me know if you have any other suggestions for go-to gifts!

Happy shopping, and happy celebrating!

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!