Year In Review {My Top 11 OOTD of 2011}

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Good morning everyone and Happy New Years Eve! Are you doing anything fun tonight? My boyfriend and I have a tradition of going out to dinner every New Years Eve so tonight we are going out to Chicago Fire with some close friends. It should be a fun time and I can't wait! Yesterday, I posted my Top 11 Anthro Items of 2011 so I decided I wanted to post my Top 11 OOTD's of 2011 just to take a look back at some of my looks from this year. I hope you enjoy and have a happy and safe New Years! Cheers to more fun, beautiful, and inspiring looks in 2012!

Outfit 1 > Glowing Leaf Skirt                                                Outfit 2 > Two Wheeler Shirtdress

Outfit 3 > Gathering Breeze Dress                                                Outfit 4 > Puckered Plaid Trench

Outfit 5 > Rugby Stripe Blouson                                                Outfit 6 > Tiny Windows Dress

Outfit 7 > Southward Stop Shirtdress                                                Outfit 8 > AG Stevie Ankle

Outfit 9 > Mighty Adornment Tee                                                Outfit 10 > Tutu Tank

Outfit 11 > Field Skirt


     Honorable Mention > Wildflowers-In-Flight Top      Honorable Mention > Sweeping Stitches Pullover

     Honorable Mention > Beneath The Surface Shell             Honorable Mention > Salix Petal Blouse
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Fabulous Friday Fits | Bike Lane Dress

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Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I hope you all are enjoying your evening. Can you believe tomorrow is New Years? I really can't believe how fast this year went by. As you saw earlier today, I posted Anthro's January 2012 catalog and I'm loving some of these new Spring-like arrivals, especially the Bike Lane Dress. It reminds me of the Two-Wheeler Shirtdress that is still a very popular dress today even though it's a couple years old. I wanted to put a set together for the Bike Lane Dress on how I would wear it; simple, fun and adorable. Also, to spice up the dress a bit, you could wear a bright orange or blue cardigan with matching flats or heels. Enjoy your night everyone!

(click Photo to view Polyvore set)
Style# 24068793, Red Motif, $158
Style# 23895550, Neutral Motif,  $78
Style# 22192785, Orange, $448
Tortoise Cirque Belt
Style# 23741523, Rose, $28
Rain Remains Hoops
Style# 23171911, Gold, $48
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Year In Review {My Top 11 Anthro Items of 2011}

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Reminder: Did you wear something adorable this week you want to share for all to see? Submit your Reader Outfit for Reader Outfits: What We Wear which posts on Sunday. where I showcase all of your outfits to view. This feature is open to all! You can find all the details HERE.

Good morning everyone! Can you believe that 2011 is coming to a close? I can't believe how fast this year went by. I wanted to take a look back at some of my favorite Anthropologie items from this year. There were a lot of items I loved that came out this year so it was a little hard to narrow this list down to the top 11 items. It seems that most of my favorite items are dresses, which I don't think a girl can have too many of. Any items missing from this list that were on your list? What are your favorite items from 2011?

Favorite #1  >  Gathering Breeze Dress
Who didn't love the Gathering Breeze Dress that debuted in June? With the beautiful lacey sweetheart bodice and the flowy seafoam jersey bottom, it was a perfect combination for a very, very popular dress that sold out online and in-stores quickly. I was lucky enough to find a Size 2 with a broken zipper that I am so glad I tracked down. I paid almost full price and it's worth every penny since it's one of the most beautiful Anthro pieces I have in my closet. If you missed out on the original, in October, Lil released a sister version called the Lace & Light Dress which is a black and beige version that also includes a sash.











Favorite #2  >  Dulcie Dress
Oh the Dulcie Dress and how you are just so feminine and soft. With it's debut in October, my mouth fell open when I saw this little number on the Anthro site. I love the pointelle sweaterknit top and the flowy ballerina skirt. It is very girly, romantic and lovely. Another dress I added to my Anthro collection this year.
















Favorite #3  >  Seashell Cardigan
With it's debut in February, the Seashell Cardigan, previously known as Anadyomene Cardigan, made it's way on to the Anthro scene. I'm not sure why Anthro changed the name, but I do think the second name is much better. Both the Ivory and Turquoise versions sold out fairly quickly online and just looking at the cardigan, you can see why. I was drawn to the scalloped sweetheart neckline, 3/4 sleeves and colorways, which really made the cardigan unique. Both colorways made their way into my closet on sale.













Favorite #4  >  AG Stevie Ankle
2011 brought colored denim into my wardrobe and I'm so glad that I gave it a try. I love wearing my AG Stevie Ankle in Green, Sulfur and Bright Red. It really brings a splash of color to any outfit and makes it more playful and fun. My favorite brand of jeans are AG's as they are very comfortable and the length is perfect for my 5'3'' height. I'm hoping to create a whole rainbow of denim in my wardrobe in 2012 as you can't go wrong with colored denim.














Favorite #5  >  Frilled Echelons Peacoat
The Frilled Echelons Peacoat is one of my favorite jackets in my closet and I wear it a couple times a week. With is debut in August, the jacket got a lot of buzz in the Anthro blogging community. I got to try it on instore after the Roseville Close Knit Fall Fashion Show and bought the Moss color at full price since the Turquoise color in person was really more of a Royal Blue, which I didn't like. Once the jacket hit sale, I decided I really did want the Turquoise version more but it was already sold out online and instore. I went into my local Anthro and there was one hanging in the sale room in my size and it looked Turquoise, not Blue. I'm not sure if the batch that was originally at my local Anthro was different, but the jacket I have looks exactly like the product shot to the left. I love this jackets as its warm and the cowlneck and ruffled tiers make it adorable. One of my favorite purchases of 2011.







Favorite #6  >  Tegu Platforms
I have been eyeing the Tegu Platforms ever since they debuted in October. After seeing my size sell out online and instore fairly quickly, I was very lucky to buy the last size 7, according to Customer Service (which I'm sure there are some 7's out there still), at the San Francisco store earlier this month with my Birthday discount. I really wanted a 6.5 but CS said there were no more anywhere. Schuler & Sons is one of my favorite shoe brands from Anthro and this platform doesn't disappoint. It is surprisingly comfortable for the 4.5'' height and the bows on the toe are just adorable. I also really like the snake pattern mixed with the suede. They seem to go with everything in my closet!










Favorite #7  >  Verdant Slip Dress
With it's debut in April, the Verdant Slip Dress made its way on to the Anthro scene with a bang. Many Anthro bloggers raved about the dress so I had to give it a try for myself. My local Anthro didn't have my size so I did a charge and send. Once I received the dress, it fit perfect and I could see why everyone was raving. It was soft, lightweight, flowy, feminine and color and rose print were gorgeous in person. I decided to wear this dress to a Disneyland Wedding I attended in June. Another lovely dress that has a special place in my closet.












Favorite #8  >  Spinning Top Necklace
The Spinning Top Necklace made its debut in January. It didn't get very good reviews online, but I still loved the way it looked so I decided to give it a try. I wear this necklace at least once a week and everytime I wear it, I get a lot of compliments. It adds a little fun and sparkle to any outfit. I like the longer chain and bauble of pearls and stones.















Favorite #9  >  Tupelo Dress
The Tupelo Dress wasn't really on my Anthro radar until I tried it on in store when it debuted back in July. It fits like a glove and the golden leaf print, vibrant blue colorway, sweetheart neckline and open back just makes the dress perfect. It is stretchy and comfortable and just lovely on. I actually haven't worn the dress yet, but plan to this Spring once the weather gets warmer with either a yellow or red cardigan, belt and heels or flats.














Favorite #10  >  Superfluous Bellows Hoodie
The Superfluous Bellows Hoodie was another item that I admired online and every time I went into my local Anthro, they didn't have it in stock. My size X-Small sold out way before it hit sale online and I just decided that I had to let this one go. After a couple months went by, I decided I just needed to track one down. I saw one for sale and immediately purchased it and I was really impressed. It's very soft, comfortable, stretchy and I love the pleated ruffled bottom, muted color and ruched material. I wear this hoodie all the time, not just at home, but with jeans and Ugg's and I've received many compliments. I'm glad I decided to give this hoodie a second look.










Favorite #11 >  Around The Maypole Dress
The Around the Maypole Dress debuted in February and I was immediately drawn to the embroidered pattern on the bust and bottom of the dress. I finally tried it on not to long after and fell in love with the fit and look of the dress. It really fits like a glove with the structured and fitted waist and the length is perfect for my 5'3'' height. Girls from Savoy later released a Red colorway with beige embroidery which was also lovely. I purchased the original colorway once it hit sale earlier this year. Another lovely dress that made it's way into my Anthro collection.












Honorable Mentions
        Back Porch Blouse                Take Action Dress                  Go-Getter Pants                    Mompos Dress

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Anthropologie Catalog | January 2012

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Hello lovelies! HERE is Anthropologie's January 2012 catalog link! This catalog was shot in Montauk, NY. Did you see Head to Toe in Anthro: January Catalog Outfits? This feature showcases all of the January catalog outfits with side by side catalog photos and Polyvore sets with the links to buy everything you need to recreate the catalog outfit.

See anything you just must have? See any outfits that catch your eye? I'm eyeing the Bike Lane Dress, Dropped Dots Dress, Ruffled Tulle Boatneck, Easton Garden Scarf, Longtail Tee, Tufted Dots Sweater, Tied Shoulder Tank, Draped Snail Tank, Lace Medallions Tank, Beaded Violet V-Back, Cropped Cable PulloverDappled Sea Blouse and the Pierina Bow PumpsStay tuned for my My Picks: January.

To view all catalogs back to 2004, CLICK HERE.
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Head To Toe In Anthro | Catalog Outfits | January 2012

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Good morning everyone and hope you are enjoying your week! This is a monthly feature where I put together all of the outfits from the current catalog and list them for you to easily view and admire. I have created Polyvore sets for each catalog outfit and added shoes or other items to each outfit if those items weren't included in the photograph. You can view the January 2012 Catalog Outfit Collection HERE or just click on the outfit set to the right of each catalog photo to view the Polyvore set. I also have listed all of the items in each outfit below the catalog photo for you to easily buy. Do you see any new arrivals or outfits from the January catalog you like?

Outfit 1 > Cover & Page 32
Cropped Cable Pullover, Style# 23956121, Coral, $88
Dappled Sea Blouse, Style# 24031932, Blue Motif, $138
AG Leopard Leggings, Style# 24038630, Ecru, $178

Outfit 2 > Page 2
Tie-Front Buttondown, Style# 24209330, Blue Motif, $78
Mosey Manner Loungers, Style# 23060379, Cream, $98

Outfit 3 > Page 3
Blue Rainier Set, Style# 24330904, Blue Motif, $38-$48

Outfit 4 > Page 4
Patched Heather Hoodie, Style# 23816754, Beige, $88
Blue Rainier Shorts, Style# 24330904, Blue Motif, $38

Outfit 5 > Page 5
Stand-In Slip, Style# 21235460, Raspberry, $68
Curved Stripes Dolman, Style# 24031197, Blue Motif, $68

Outfit 6 > Page 7
Badminton Maxi Chemise, Style# 23942048, Ivory, $88
Artful Layering Tank, Style# 22971501, White, $38

Outfit 7 > Page 8
Dahlia Lace Cropped Kimono, Style# 23811748, Multi, $198
Spun Gold Set, Style# 21349238, Bronze, $70-$78

Outfit 8 > Page 11
Beaded Violet V-Back, Style# 23759533, Brown Motif, $88
Embroidered Paperwhites Skirt, Style# 24311581, Ivory, $178
Fabriella T-Straps, Style# 23164890, Nude, $110

Outfit 9 > Page 12
Pocketed Crochet Tunic, Style# 23870173, Ivory, $88
Frayed Pleats Skirt, Style# 22930887, Ivory, $138
En Pointe Flats, Style# 23502941, Grey, $118

Outfit 10 > Page 13
Rearward Cardigan, Style# 23960420, Orange, $78
Ombre Petals Pencil Skirt, Style# 24062036, Orange, $148
Sun-Ray Bralette, Style# 22932396, Cocoa, $68
Jenni Flatforms, Style# 23614282, Red, $278

Outfit 11 > Page 14
Scuffed Stripes Pullover, Style# 24160020, Red Motif, $148
Pleated Optic Palazzos, Style# 23381064, Blue Motif, $148
Canvassed Cork Wedges, Style# 23137367, Black, $158

Outfit 12 > Page 16
Corded Crossback Jumpsuit, Style# 23939150, Navy, $168
All Illuminated Heels, Style# 23083207, Gold, $95

Outfit 13 > Page 17
Pintucked Pique Romper, Style# 23875610, Navy, $138
Tria Weave Necklace, Style# 24315624, Assorted, $78
Swathed Canvas Booties, Style# 23137581, Black, $178

Outfit 14 > Page 17
Macrame Argyle Tunic, Style# 23964125, Navy, $248
Geo-Jacquard Slims, Style# 23882442, Neutral Motif, $118
Diamond-Sliced Wedges, Style# 23503634, Taupe, $198

Outfit 15 > Page 18
Tennis Sweater Tank, Style# 23870454, Ivory, $78
Sinewy Spots Wide-Legs, Style# 23915911, Navy, $98
Golden Tassel Bracelet, Style# 24118069, Gold, $358
Canvassed Cork Wedges, Style# 23137367, Black, $158

Outfit 16 > Page 19
Lacuna Petals Blouse, Style# 24104572, Maeve, $158
Embroidered Paperwhites Skirt, Style# 24311581, Ivory, $178
Piping Plover Necklace, Style# 23972359, Gold, $34
Fabriella T-Straps, Style# 23164890, Nude, $110

Outfit 17 > Page 20
Lace Medallions Tank, Style# 24103608, White, $88
Hanging Wisteria Skirt, Style# 23172588, Grey, $178
Jenni Cork Flatforms, Style# B23614282, White, $248

Outfit 18 > Page 21
Draped Snail Tank, Style# 24190993, Blue Motif, $128
Bird Of Paradise Skirt, Style# 24244386, Yellow, $128
Jenni Cork Flatforms, Style# B23614282, Yellow, $248

Outfit 19 > Page 22
Ruched Martins Dress, Style# 24051062, Black Motif, $168
Jenni Cork Flatforms, Style# B23614282, Yellow, $248

Outfit 20 > Page 23
Agave Burst Mini-Dress, Style# 24248148, Pink, $188
Rain-Dotted Anorak, Style# 23838709, Blue Motif, $168
Pointelle Fringe Booties, Style# 23548092, Brown, $198

Outfit 21 > Page 24
Crushed Rose Mini-Dress, Style# 23644644, Blue Motif, $228
Tegu Platforms, Style# 22814719, Brown, $168

Outfit 22 > Page 25
Crepe Myrtle Shirtdress, Style# 24068876, Pink, $248
Tortoise Cirque Belt, Style# 23741523, Rose, $28
Star Scraper Wedges, Style# 23084965, Wine, $110

Outfit 23 > Page 26
Breezed Crochet Pullover, Style# 23778418, Ivory, $68
Kudzu Skirt, Style# 24172041, Blue Motif, $148
Fabriella T-Straps, Style# 23164890, Nude, $110

Outfit 24 > Page 27
Pink Cottage Blouse, Style# 24103277, Pink, $188
Citizens Of Humanity Fusion Wide-Legs, Style# 24018269, Light Denim, $238
Tortoise Cirque Belt, Style# 23741523, Yellow, $28
Diamond-Sliced Wedges, Style# 23503634, Taupe, $198

Outfit 25 > Page 28 & 29
Tied-Shoulder Tank, Style# 24039497, Red, $78
Yarn Plumes Skirt, Style# 23585417, Black Motif, $118
Raffia Ballerinas, Style# 23176860, Blue, $198

Outfit 26 > Page 29 & 30
Longtail Tee, Style# 24107724, Coral, $48
Tufted Dots Sweater, Style# 24205296, Neutral Motif, $78
Current/Elliott Stiletto Crops, Style# 23774128, Sand Dollar, $188
All-Weather Vintage Shades, Style# 23548290, Clear, $248
Diamond-Sliced Wedges, Style# 23503634, Taupe, $198

Outfit 27 > Page 31
Ruffled Tulle Boatneck, Style# 23827140, Ivory, $68
Pilcro Stet Slim Straight, Style# 23881576, Yellow, $98
Easton Garden Scarf, Style# 23718190, Red Motif, $58
En Pointe Flats, Style# 23502941, Grey, $118

Outfit 28 > Page 34 & 35
Bike Lane Dress, Style# 24068793, Red Motif, $158
Scalloped Perimeter Belt, Style# 23742570, Brown, $48
Sloane T-Straps, Style# 21129770, Brown, $98

Outfit 29 > Page 36
Striped Stripes Dress, Style# 24065229, Orange, $198
Fan-Fringed Flats, Style# 22664569, Black, $128

Outfit 30 > Page 36 & 37
Dropped Dots Dress, Style# 23823982, Navy, $158
Jameson Boots, Style# 23652928, Brown, $268
Tromso Satchel, Style# 23064611, Yellow, $498

Outfit 31 > Page 39
Sundown Crochet Maxi Dress, Style# 24024044, Pink, $138
Diamond-Sliced Wedges, Style# 23503634, Taupe, $198

Outfit 32 > Page 40
Hand-Crocheted Mini-Dress, Style# 24051765, Ivory, $288
Stand-In Slip, Style# 21235460, Ivory, $68
Diamond-Sliced Wedges, Style# 23503634, Taupe, $198

Outfit 33 > Page 41
Pleated Optic Maxi Dress, Style# 23382567, Orange, $248
Gilded Raffia Necklace, Style# 24117962, Gold, $398
Diamond-Sliced Wedges, Style# 23503634, Taupe, $198

Outfit 34 > Page 42
Cropped Keyhole Cardigan, Style# 24099863, Black, $228
Dried Larkspur Skirt, Style# 24112401, Neutral Motif, $118
Trimmed Trillium Bandeau, Style# 22152821, Nude, $38
Medano Sandals, Style# 23122450, Turquoise, $88

Outfit 35 > Page 43
Chiffon Swing Dress, Style# 24058596, Black, $248
Canvassed Cork Wedges, Style# 23137367, Black, $158

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