I gave in and bought a couple of items from Anthropologie, but before you judge me for being a frivolous Anthro-holic, allow me to explain. And yes, I do realize that I sound like one of my students who is trying to think of an excuse to justify why she didn’t do her homework, but hear me out:
First of all, I only scooped these two gems up when they were marked down for extraordinary sale prices. Also, I am proud to say that I have stuck with my de-cluttering goal this summer. For every item I have purchased, I have committed to either sell or donate two garments or accessories I don’t often wear in order to keep my closet fresh and balance the cost of new items. I have cleared up so much space that Chris finally has his own little section in our bedroom’s closet; I’ll be honest that up until this point, he was using the extra space in our guest room’s closet whenever he needed more space than his dresser allowed.
Today’s outfit post features two of my latest finds from Anthropologie’s most recent sale, the Starry Strand Necklace and the Lacepath Tunic, which I traded out for some head wraps and tanks I hadn’t touched in about two years.
The Lacepath Tunic has received some pretty harsh reviews online due to its billowy fit, but I decided to take a chance on it because I love pairing gauzy “hippie tops” with slim-fitting pants, like these cobalt blue skinny jeans from Old Navy, for a balanced look. I bought this top in the smallest size available and was still surprised at how large it was, but I actually like the oversized fit because my frame is tall enough to handle it. However, some girls who are more petite in stature may feel like they are drowning in its length and width.
If you are someone who doesn’t like wearing camisoles underneath your tops, then this one probably isn’t for you. As you can see from my outfit photos, the shirt is extremely sheer and definitely needs a slim-fitting tank in ivory or light tan underneath to avoid giving an unexpected peep show to whomever you may encounter.
I find the intricate lace detailing at the bottom and top back of the shirt to be charming and romantic, and I also love how lightweight the linen is. Despite it being about 90 degrees outside when I wore it, the top felt so breathable that I didn’t regret pairing it with pants. Quite honestly, any tunic with deep pockets like these ones automatically has my stamp of approval, as well, especially for the sale price.
I ordered the Starry Strand Necklace not only because of its incredible price for a piece of Anthropologie jewelry (It was less than ten bucks!) but because of my obsession with all things blue. In addition to a unique design and lovely combination of colors, another perk of this necklace is its simple versatility. You can see here that I wore it as a double-strander with this outfit, but I also toyed with letting it hang as one long strand. I love to stock my jewelry box with pieces that allow me to exhibit a new look every time I choose to incorporate them into an outfit.
Chris told me he thinks it is a pretty necklace, but he also made me promise that I won’t wear it to any of the Carolina Panthers games we plan to attend this fall. I didn’t even notice when I bought this necklace that the little blue stars printed on the white ceramic balls are very reminiscent of those in the Dallas Cowboys official trademark logo. I guess that’s just one more reason girls from Texas can be fans of this piece.
Camisole (underneath tunic): Mossimo (Target)
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Merona (Target)