Tuesday, 14 February 2012

An Anthropologie Review

It's really been the longest time since I checked out the Anthro offerings for Emma and the consequences of that are well I might not recognise the next Anthro sweater or blouse Emma wears. I know. Just terrible.

Okay, perhaps that's not so bad. But I do think it's really important that we lay claim to some pieces on Emma's behalf  because otherwise Quinn and Rachel will probably steal them.

So sweater-wise I'm liking the ruffled horizons pullover for Emma since I'm a fan of stripes and ruffles and the red and navy colour combination. I think she might like the ribboned rocket and highlighted frequencies cardis too.

Ruffled horizons pullover $88, ribboned rocket cardigan $128, highlighted frequencies cardigan $118
For blouses the new mixed print version of the wrap around blouse is perfect for her
wrap around blouse $98
Of course the ping-pong tank would be fun and the entwined dots blouse is pretty. And I love the embroidery on the crisp white vandermeer blouse.
Vandermeer blouse $118
Most of the dresses at Anthro right now seem to be for Quinn and Rachel but I think Emma might like the watercolor gems shift, conspicuous shells dress and the goji (blast!) plaid dress - although with that she might need a cardi because of the cut-out back, hopefully cropped to show off the lovely bow.
Watercolor gems shift dress $168, conspicuous shells dress $188 and goji plaid dress $89.95
With skirts Emma needs to be really careful these days that Quinn won't steal them before she has a chance to wear them (I mean she's already done that with the nubby stripes skirt, which by the way is on sale, as well as of course the lovely Trina Turk skirt that rightfully should have been Emma's).

So here are all the skirts I'd like to see Emma wear.

I love the inked flora skirt in both colours, although I possibly favour the definition of the grey the sunny yellow is so pretty for spring. I think Emma should have both.
Inked flora skirt $118
I also think she'd like the print of the zagged stripes, the coloured feathers of the yarn plumes skirt and possibly the appliqued pleats of the hatch mark skirt but she'll have to fight Quinn for all of them.

Zagged stripes skirt $98, yarn plumes skirt $118 and hatch mark skirt $148
I absolutely adore the paused movements skirt though. I can see Emma wearing this in so many great colourful cardi combinations.
Paused movements skirt $128
In fact, wait just a minute while I polyvore a few looks, I think it would be great to pick out those colours in a statement necklace or of course a bow blouse.
Now that Emma's experimanting with peplums she might like the Plenty by Tracy Reese broken levels skirt. And she'd surely like the more classic but nonetheless lovely Tracy Reese celeste striped pencil skirt in such a pretty shade of cornflower blue and be delighted by the dramatic embroidery of Leifsdottir stoke's aster skirt.
Broken levels skirt $138, celeste striped pencil skirt $98  and stoke's aster skirt $288
Then there's the cast chroma skirt, the Maeve paned & pocketed a-line and the bird's of paradise skirt (which should be safe from Quinn I think although the other two wouldn't be).
Cast chroma skirt $158, paned & pocketed a-line $178 and bird's of paradise skirt $128
There really are quite a few skirts for Quinn to keep her grabby little hands off though. Here are two more I think might be in danger!
Kudzu skirt $148 and hanging wisteria skirt $178
And here are some that although pretty and on sale that I think Emma would be happy to scarfifice in order to appease her - the Moulinette Souers beaufort gale skirt, the buttered tweed skirt and the inlaid sweater skirt.
Beaufort gale skirt $129.95, buttered tweed skirt $69.95 and inlaid sweater skirt $49.95
Okay that's it for now. Quinn's and Rachel's dresses need a post of their own.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Dear Emma

You know how we were talking about mixing it up a bit and having fun with your outfits...you know not just putting on a Kate Spade dress and a cardi. Well, I put this outfit together for you. It has bows and polka dots which I know are two of your favourite things. And it's a bit different. Also it would mean adding a new designer to your repertoire, which could only be a good thing, no?

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel bow-embellished polka dot cotton-blend top $150
 The top is the piece I'm particularly in love with. It's Sonia by Sonia Rykiel. Yes, I know we've talked about her before. And I really think this is the time to seize the moment. After all the top is on sale - $150 instead of $375.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel polka dot cotton and silk blend dress $198
Also I don't know if you actually go shopping with Rachel, or talk about clothes, but I know you shop at some of the same places and you even have the same dress, so I thought I'd just mention it but I'm sure Rachel would love the dress version. It would perfectly suit her current sixties style.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

We need to talk

Until last Tuesday, Emma, I thought we needed to have a talk. It would have been a bit uncomfortable. I would have had to challenge your strong attachment to Kate Spade clothing and I know that would have been hard for you to hear. And it's not that the clothes aren't pretty. They're lovely, really they are. It's just that there are lots of lovely clothes out there and sometimes, just sometimes, they'll even be prettier but you won't see them if you don't look. And then you went and wore an amazing (probably vintage dress) and a skirt and blouse that don't seem to be from Kate Spade...okay the necklace was Kate Spade but still I was less worried.

Problem is I'm now a little worried about something else. You see I went and resurrected my little Wemma shipping heart to watch 'Yes/No' and it felt good, it did.

And then Will goes and acts like an ass and well I just don't feel the same. I know I'm probably interfering here, Em, and it may be that I don't know enough about this sort of thing but you see it seems to me that when a guy proposes and then the very next episode is a complete jerk to you and criticizes something so very central to who you are...well I think that's probably too soon in a marriage for him to be acting like that.

So now I'm thinking that maybe you're having the same problem with men, Em. And that you've fallen in love with the first Spanish teacher you see in front of you. You know one who can't even speak Spanish, or spell. Or, um, multiply. More importantly one who didn't recognize the genius of your pamphlets until someone else pointed it out to him.

I'm just going to ask you to think about this, okay? That there might be someone out there who is better suited to you. Just like you can find that prettier cardigan or dress or skirt. You know if you really look hard.

I'll illustrate this point with some clothes you may not have seen.
Nanette Lepore forever ruffle dress $198 (on sale!)
Oh Emma, look at the pleats and ruffles down the front of this dress. Look at the scalloped edging. Look at the colour! It's worth looking around isn't it?
DSquared2 bow-neck blouse $345
I know ignore the icky logo (maybe put a brooch over it) because regardless this is a fabulous bow blouse with a tiny check print and a gorgeous lavender colour.
Nanette Lepore young lover cardigan
Tory Burch silk pussy bow blouse $235 
 I know it has frayed edges but I think you'll agree the look is pretty rather than messy. And it's good to be open-minded. That's the message here.

Please don't think that because I've included some Nanette Lepore and Tory Burch that there is any message about reconsidering the men from your past, Emma, they really weren't good enough for you either.