Friday, November 7, 2008

Anthropological Digs

I’ve been reading the Anthropologie catalogue for the last six to twelve months with a low resting heart rate. Much of its casual, sometimes surprisingly pricey Boho chic had been too studied, too precious for my taste.

This month’s offering, though, saw a slight rise in beats. So here, for your pleasure, is a peek at my virtual shopping spree (in both senses of the word).

Ordinarily I wouldn’t like a large collar (too girly-cutesy), but the one in the large photo seems like it could be tough enough when paired with that shirt. And the trousers remind me of a beloved pair I had when I was 18. That can’t be bad, no?

I love a slight peplum, and this sweater is both delicate and grown-up enough for work. I’d choose it in the brown shade.

This is the kind of dress I’d wear all summer (why is it in the fall catalogue?). Great color and line (though I’d want to vet those flowers in person). Always a qualification . . .

**Image manipulated by me, with Phixar (per Songy's recommendation)


WendyB said...

The catalog always looks divine -- in person, the clothes ... often meh.

miss cavendish said...

Agreed. When I pulled up the online catalogue to link to the sweater, I had a "meh-y" reaction to it.

K.Line said...

I imagine you'd look gorgeous in the dress. Now that is totally bizarre, when you've never even seen someone and you have a good sense of what would work on them stylistically!

enc said...

Nice image skills, miss cav!

These items are exactly the kinds of things I picture you wearing.

Will you order either of these?

Songy said...

another brand we do not have in AU.
I wish I could have a peek on that catalog one day.

The last dress is very romantic, Miss Cav.

Do let me know if you need any help with Picasa. :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

2nd green dress look sorta cute. i will have to see it in person.

La Belette Rouge said...

Antrhopologie is not my brand of catalog porn. I can easily resist their boho-artsy style. Just not for me. But, I do love it on others who can wear that style with an easy air of romance.