Tag Archives: Anthropologie

Nothing New – Day 3

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This is one of those outfits that I’m really comfortable in. The jacket has seen more airports than any other item of clothing I have. It’s my go-to travel layer because it elevates my casual pieces, keeps me warm and looks neat and tidy even after a long day. I’m also a huge fan of cross-body bags because I like to have both hands free when I’m running around. The adjustable straps clip-off on this one and becomes a clutch. Brilliant! It also travels with me often. I love pieces that do double-duty.

Wearing: Trina Turk military jacket / Anthropologie Sandstone top / Levi’s Curve ID jeans / Aquatalia by Marvin K ankle boots / Stella & Dot necklace / World Market earrings / Halogen crossbody bag (on sale, more colors)

Enjoy the day!
x Laura

From the teabag wisdom collection –

“Let love elevate yourself to excellence.”

Nothing New – Day 2

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Today was a busy one and I knew it would be. I did take time to call my parents and email some close friends, but forgot to drink water until 3:30. I was so thirsty by that time, I did that gasping chug, chug, chug until I couldn’t hold any more. It was also windy and I think the wind just pulled the water right out of every pore. I got Jackson a new dog bed for his crate and he has been eyeballing it with a certain longing and excitement. Wait until he sees the new bones.

Wearing: Anthropologie cardigan, t-shirt & necklace / Lucky Brand jeans / Franco Sarto flats

Have a great day!

x Laura

“I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened.”   — Mark Twain

Nothing New: Day 1

Today is the first day of my Nothing New project. I decided that I’d post pictures of outfits from my closet that include nothing new. No new clothes, shoes, jewelry or handbags. I’m not a big shopper, so it’s not about curbing that. It’s more about the desire to create from what I already have. At this stage in my life, I have a full closet. Some good, some so-so, but what the heck is in there and how can I make it work?

Day 1

In honor of Tax Day I’m wearing all black, and since I’m an optimist, I added a burst of yellow. It’s also chilly, hence the snow-in-spring outfit.

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Meet Jackson, my scruffy dog

Do you guys remember Jackson (here’s his baby picture)? We adopted him last June and he’s all grown up now (1 year, 4 months). You’ll probably see him a lot over the next 30 days.

Outfit: Vince sweater/ 7 for all Mankind jeans/ Anthropologie shirt / Ugg boots/ House of Harlow arrow necklace / World Market beaded necklace/ Loft bracelet

Feeling off to good start!

x Laura

What to Buy in April

What’s on sale in April? If you’re looking to maximize dollars and round out your closet over time, then you’ll be shopping for resort wear that hit stores in December/January and is now at a discount. First of season lightweight items like sweaters, dresses, and cover-ups are taking price cuts. You can also find spring-y colored bags and beach totes.

Some to ponder:

Joie Issie Pullover $129, was $258.

Anthropologie Maxi Dress $49, was $168.

Alice + Olivia dress $198, was $396.

See by Chloe tote $476, was $598.

Anthropologie maxi dress $69, was $128.

Your favorite retailer is moving out early spring merchandise in favor of summer. You can still wear everything now and save some money.

Tomorrow I’m kicking off a new series that will feature a personal style challenge called Nothing New. While you may be scooping up April deals, I’ll be confined to what’s already in my closet for the next month. Check in tomorrow to see what the day brings.

x Laura

P.S. my daughter saves the tags from my teabags that have quotes on them. She has a whole collection of them in her room. Today’s teabag wisdom comes from Yogi Throat Coat tea:

Share your strengths, not your weaknesses.

Out Like a Lamb

If March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, it’s about time for that lamb to show up, graze around and settle in for spring. In Boulder, weather-wise we are about a month behind other parts of the U.S. As I walk the neighborhood, I see crocus beginning to pop up and spreading their petals out from under light snow. Nearly everyone I run into is giddy about warmer temperatures. So today, I felt drawn toward this street style photo of Helena Bordon at the recent Paris fashion shows in her floral coat. She is a breath of spring incarnate.

Helena Bordon (vogue.co.uk)

Helena Bordon (vogue.co.uk)

Florals are big every spring, but this year’s crop of flowers is more edgy than classic. Designers are taking some of the sweetness out of floral patterns by deconstructing the print, using neon colors, or coating the fabric for high shine. I like looking to the runways to see the mood of what will be coming into stores.  Here are some of my favorites from the Spring 2014 runways.

paul smith spring 2014 floral

Paul Smith Spring 2014

floral J. Crew Spring 2014

J. Crew Spring 2014

floral Kenzo spring 2014

Kenzo Spring 2014

floral Matthew Williamson spring 2014

Matthew Williamson Spring 2014

Oscar de la Renta spring 2014 floral

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014

Ostwald Helgason Spring 2014 floral

Ostwald Helgason Spring 2014

Misha Nonoo Spring 2014 floral

Misha Nonoo Spring 2014

 

There are over 500 looks from Spring 2014 on my Pinterest board. If you like these, it’s a wonderful place to see all the spring trends and find tons of inspiration.

Floral accessories always catch my eye as a great way to add life to your outfit and celebrate the return of warm weather. If you’d like just a taste of floral, these products satisfy the craving.

flower accessories spring 2014

Clockwise from far left: Alexander McQueen floral skull clutch, Anthropologie Blushing Floral Infinity Scarf, Nest Dahlia & Vines fragrance, Lizzie Fortunato Bloom Printed Clutch, Floral Sparkler iPhone case.

Here’s to warmer weather, a lightening of our clothes and mood, and to seeing the colors of spring pop up everywhere.

x Laura