Thursday, February 20, 2014

Valentine's Eve

I pulled out an old skirt that still had the tags on to wear for Valentine's Day Eve.  Even though it was a school and work night, we agreed to go out to one of our favorite Japanese restaurants on the eve of Valentines.  I was determined to wear this skirt, even if it meant dealing with some frustration at finding a fitted top to compliment the style of the skirt.  It's a mermaid style, but with a lot of great stretch, so you can actually eat in it!  I assumed a black Anthropologie shirt would do the trick, since Anthropologie seems to solve all problems, but it looked too frumpy.  Luckily when I pulled out an old cheap top and shoes, they delivered the cherry on the cake.  When this happens it reminds me to be careful when doing a closet clean out.  Sometimes it pays to hold on to old basics even if you have upgraded to fancier brands.  An old Mervnys got the glory that night, not my Anthro!             
I have titled this necklace from Anthropologie the "now you see it, now you don't."  It's been surprising how much the availability status has changed.  I'm not sure if Anthropologie was doing a trial run and only had a few made or if this necklace was really that popular.  As I write this it shows "just a few left."  I was lucky to snag it with my birthday discount and even after that, the thing got cancelled on me.  When it came back in stock yet again, I quickly called Anthro to reorder and I reminded them of my birthday discount, of course.                

Ever since Prada's lip themed clothing collection from spring 2000, I have been attracted to lip print skirts.  When I found this Arden B skirt on Ebay years ago at a great price, I thought I should purchase it so that I could have some style of lip print. Then flash forward many years into the future to the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott collection from November 2013 and I had to pounce on that lip print skirt!  As soon as I get a decent blog photo, I will introduce that one. 

Skirt: Arden B lip print.  Old.
Top:  Mervyns Hillard and Hanson.  Again, old.
Necklace: Anthropolgie Anguilla.  If it disappears again: Style number 30678320.  Anguilla Necklace Shoes:  Payless Kash kitten heel.         

6 comments:

  1. what a fun print on your skirt, it also reminds me of DVF. And the necklace is perfect with it!

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    1. Thank you! I forgot that DVF did a lip print too.
      The necklace was a pleasant surprise in that I normally would not have chosen the Anguilla for this outfit. Because I bought it with my Birthday discount, it was fresh on my mind, so it was the first one I grabbed.
      Have a great evening,
      Stacey

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  2. I am so excited that you were able to snag that necklace! It is fantastic! And with a birthday discount! I agree. I never throw out or give anything away that I know I will use one day. I am glad I am not alone! That top looks great on you!

    Jenni

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  3. Thank you for your kind words. That necklace is a funny one, the availability I mean. I'm still curious if Anthropologie just never had a lot of stock to begin with or not. It still might pop back in higher numbers for spring.
    Thank you for stopping by,
    Stacey

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  4. Oh Stacey! Gorgeous! This outfit is so perfectly elegant for Valentine's Day!
    Oh boy - I still have Old Navy basic tanks from 8 years ago. They are perfect for wearing under sheer-like shirts and I can't get rid of them because they are also so comfortable. The newer ones have too much stretchy stuff in them that clings.
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! It always bothers me when stores change their basics. If it's already a good product, don't change it. I have found the originals to be the best, so I know what you mean. Enjoy those basic tanks and hopefully you can find replacements in the future.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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