Saturday, June 11, 2011

Anthropologie Tag Sale: En Plein Air Dress, Laura Petrie Style

Anthropologie Tag Sale: En Plein Air Dress, Laura Petrie Style

Anthropologie Tag Sale: En Plein Air Dress, Laura Petrie Style by JCAUNCMom featuring tory burch flats

I don't shop much at Anthropologie.  Lovely, lovely store and beautiful things, but usually not nearly so "me" as J. Crew.  If you follow my occasional IRL posts and Polyvores, you know that my personal style leans strongly toward the tailored, the un-frilly and the classic preppy-with-a-bit-of-discreet-bling.

But every now and then Fate steps in to pull me out of my little comfy rut.

Yesterday I was walking purposefully through the mall in a hurry and on a house project-related scouting mission to Bloomingdale's.  I passed Anthropologie and they had a gigantic tent sign that I literally had to skirt around, advertising their "Take an additional 25% off!" sale.  Well, girls, that's the kind of sign that I don't take lightly.  So I zipped in out of curiosity (mentally giving myself five minutes tops) and there, on the sale dresses rack, was one lone En Plein Air dress in my size, marked from $258 to $128 less 25%.  

Two minutes in the dressing room and I was singing "Welcome to my closet!!" Such a piece of gorgeousness this dress is, I'm sayin'.  Way outside my usual style zone, but so classic and feminine you just want to giggle when you put it on!

The SA suggested wearing ballet flats and a more casual necklace (as pictured, my other sale score!) for a 60's daytime look.  Hence this Polyvore.  And of course, I plan to wear pumps (like my Juliets in Glazed Pecan, maybe) and pearls for a bit more glamour.

The Gucci watch is an item I've had for at least 15 years -- a gift from MIL long ago that must seriously be at minus $10 cost per wearing now. The bezels are interchangeable, and a couple of the soft colored bezels add a nice bracelet-y zing.  I was searching for an online pic for Polyvore and much to my surprise found my EXACT watch on eBay here, in case you're interested.  Expensive, but worth every nickel -- incredibly versatile!


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