Sunday, January 9, 2011

Anthropologie via ebay scores: Tulip Study Dress & Blooming Lattice Cardi

Happy Sunday night readers!  What a wonderful husband and I had a very nice day together.  We were productive this morning and cleaned the entire house.  My husband is the greatest when it comes to cleaning.  Honestly, he does more than I do and usually is the one to volunteer to clean the bathroom!  This makes me very happy :)  We took some time in the afternoon to just relax and play with our kitties.  Then, since neither of us have to work tomorrow, we decided to go out on a "date night."  We decided to go to the casino that is 45 minutes from our  house.  It's been a really long time since we've gone there together, but it was just a spontaneous idea for something different to do.  When we got into town, we had a nice dinner at Ruby Tuesday (this is a treat for us since this is the closest one to our house and we never go there) and then hit up the casino.  We very rarely go there because a) we usually just lose $$$ and b) it's SOOO smokey in there!  Well, tonight we were lucky!  We were only there for 1 hour and I won $100 and my hubby won $500!!!  Think I can convince him to share his money with me so I can take an Anthropologie shopping trip?  My hair stinks and my throat hurts a little from all the second hand smoke, but I guess it's worth it since we both actually won!

I didn't want to wear nice clothes knowing they would just end up reeking of smoke, so I just wore jeans, a BR grey cardigan, & a lace print t-shirt from LOFT.  Didn't even think to take pics because it really wasn't anything special.  Oh, and I wore my Anthropologie Pessinus Garden Necklace - perhaps it was my favorite necklace that brought us good luck!

However, I do want to share some pics with you of 2 items I recently bought off ebay.  I've been meaning to show them off for a while now.  My post last night was full of many new pretty flower print pieces on my wish list and it reminded me that I have yet to debut my new Tulip Study Dress and Blooming Lattice Cardi.
Cardigan: Anthropologie Blooming Lattice Cardi (via ebay)
Dress: Anthropologie Tulip Study dress (via ebay)
Cami: The Limited
Tights: Banana Republic brown herringbone
Belt: LOFT
Shoes: Indigo by Clarks - Purse

I don't think I can pull off wearing this dress until it gets closer to spring.  Any styling tips to winterize this?  Maybe I'll try it out with my boots soon and see what I can come up with.
I also haven't worn the Blooming Lattice Cardi yet.  This is way more cropped than I was expecting, so I'm only planning to wear it with dresses.  Never saw this cardi in store, so to be honest I'm not even for sure that this is authentic.  It sure looks like it and has a "Field Flower" tag inside, but this cardi does look pretty easy to copy and I've noticed a TON on ebay so my guess is this one's pretty easy to counterfit.  Oh well, I still like it even if it may be a fake.....


  1. Hi! I found your blog through a google search for the shoes you are wearing in this post: Indigo by Clarks purse. I read the review where you mentioned wanting to return them...but you kept them. I'm thinking of picking up a pair. How well are they holding up, and are they comfortable? Thanks in advance :)

  2. I'm so glad I kept them! The quality is very good and they are holding up well. They are also very comfortable, but not if you are doing a ton of walking. I wore them to the mall one day and my feet were killing me by the end of my shopping spree.