Big things in the news here in Northern California: our local utility company has been cutting power to select areas during times of extreme wind to help prevent wildfires that can be caused by a rogue spark from a power line, which would then spread uncontrollably in the wind. It’s an inconvenience, to be sure, and people are up in arms over it — just when you thought Nextdoor couldn’t get any rantier — but the alternative is far worse. (The extremely devastating Kinkaid Fire, which has burned more than 77,000 acres and is still only 70% contained as I write this, was actually caused by just such a spark in an area where they opted not to cut power, so there’s something to be said for the effort…)
So on Day Three of no internet and zero refrigeration, after wearing out my welcome at the only not-so-local coffee shop that had power, I trucked it over to the mall while Lana was in school and popped my head into Anthropologie. I went in with exactly zero expectations and ended up being so pleasantly surprised that I deemed it worthy of a few #dressingroomselfies. So many sumptuous colors and luxe textures and well-designed prints happening, guys. Here’s what I loved the most.
In person this is something between a mustard and a brown — maybe more of a grainy mustard, if you will? And, really, this is something between a sweater coat and an overcoat, and it’s The Perfect Weight for when you want the look of a coat without the substantial weight. It’s never truly cold enough here to pile on several layers, especially when the top layer is a thick wool coat, so I’m looking forward to playing around with the lighter weight of this and getting to pile on the coziness underneath without immediately breaking out into a sweat. There’s sweet hot pink piping on the seams inside, too, which you’ll get just a peek of if you cuff the sleeves. Overall my fave pick of the day. Wearing a S and loving the oversized fit.
2 // White Button-Up
Cloth & Stone pieces are always so supremely soft, and this is no exception. Weighty enough that it offers great coverage and lays nicely over the bust, but still airy and fresh. Total classic. Wearing an XS.
3 // Olive Utility Cords
Just about the only thing I’m not wearing high-waisted these days are joggers, and these are so, so cool — and comfy. So many trends happening here at once, and for some reason it all works together. They look equally polished with heels or flats and are just versatile as all heck. Snapped them up right away. Wearing an XS.
4 // Pink Floyd T-Shirt
You know I love graphic T’s, and this one is extra special. It looks pretty dang basic on the hanger, but the fit is so. freaking. flattering. It’s just oversized enough to drape instead of cling, and the neckline isn’t scoopy, but it breathes a little more than a crewneck. SUPER soft without feeling like it’s going to disintegrate in the wash. Wearing an XS.
5 // Leopard Print Dress
You guys this is a sweatshirt dress. A sweatshirt! A not-too-thick sweatshirt with poufy sleeves and pockets and stellar proportions. Honestly, this hit me just a liiiiitle too high in the waist (it almost fit more like a Petite, but I’m 90% certain it wasn’t), so if you’re shorter waisted than me get it and let me live vicariously. Wearing an XS.
These are such an ideal weight — drapey but thick enough not to show ripples and bumps — and stretchy and comfy and just…lovely. The cropped length makes them so versatile, and the sweet little sailor patch pockets — swoon. Plus emerald green. Wearing a 2.
OMG this sweater, guys. SO stinking soft, and thick and luxe and just…really, really well done. I tried it both tucked and untucked, and it can go either way without getting too bulky. Totally cozy, and when you’re ready for date night, it’s a little more glam off-the-shoulder. (It actually feels like it’d stay put without a lot of fussing, too.) Typically I’d pick up the XS, but they only had a S and I really like the fit.
8 // Faux Leather Joggers
I pulled these off the rack right away. They don’t photograph spectacularly, but they are the epitome of cool, and surprisingly flattering. Admittedly a little warmer than I would need here (faux leather, after all), but if I was trying to be chic and edgy and warm AF, these would be my jam. Wearing an XS.
9 // Suede Jumpsuit
I snagged this off the sale rack on a whim, and I am IN LOVE. The crotch hits just right — as in, no riding up at all, which is kinda shocking since I’m a little long in the waist — and that was sign enough. It’s thick and stretchy and the belt prevents it from looking too costumey and I’ll be dressing it up and down all fall. Can’t wait to put a tissue turtleneck underneath, too! Wearing an XS.
10 // Belted Striped Dress
This dress feels like you took the lining out of your favorite blazer and married it to a trench and then chopped off the sleeves. Look closer and it’s even more interesting than at first blush, too. The asymmetry of that little trench-inspired detail on the right chest — LOVE. And functioning buttons means you can flirt it up a little or keep it conservative. Could probably take a 2 but I’m wearing a 4 here because that’s all they had, and I kinda like the roomy fit. (Limited sizes left!)
Total classic — I always love the true “denim” thickness of Levi’s rigid jeans, and I’ve got a sweet spot for a button fly. Wearing a 25 (TTS).
12 // Plaid Topper
Had a WWLD (ahem, Laura, that is) moment and grabbed this plaid topper as soon as I spotted it. It fits like something between an oversized blazer and a mensweary coat — all good things as far as I’m concerned. Only lightly lined, so it’s layering-friendly. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little burned out at this point, so I threw this on over what I happened to be wearing at the moment, and it’s a little bit of a hot mess (also, my baby hairs are rioting, even they were getting hungry), so just admire the shape of the coat and squint past the rest. Wearing an XS.
13 // Tweed Pumps
I’ve put these in my sales picks a couple of times now, so when they had them at the store, I was beyond excited. Such a fun non-neutral neutral — I literally tried them on and loved them with nearly everything in my haul, and surprisingly comfortable. Wearing a 39 (typically a US8).
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Oh! And the headband I’m wearing throughout is from this insane budget-buy on Amazon (12 for $10!). It’s kind of a crapshoot which prints you’ll get, but I’d say I’m pretty pleased with 3/4 of them. A steal!
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