Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In the beginning...

When I first got the idea to do a blog, I had no clue about the IT involved.  So I got some advice and started.  Slowly, I found my way to blogger, twitter, tumblr, pinterest and lyst.  

There have been mistakes, but I have learned along the way.  I am still adding to my arsenal of tools and I may not always get there in the quickest way, but I get there.  My motto should be "slow and steady wins the race".  

And that is the way I have built a following.  No going viral, but the numbers keep increasing and I am grateful to each and every person who chooses to join my adventure.

I try to be mindful of price points, but it is easy to piece together a set and then look at the total and realize that it is only for the highrollers.  And I don't know many highrollers.  I do know a lot of women though who want to look like them and I do too.  

So I search for similar items at lesser price points so in the end, you have the same look but can also buy groceries and make your car payment.  

So if this sounds like you, come along for the ride and I promise that there will be good fashion and style as well as some wit and wisdom.
Ciao, bellas!

II the story of anthrofashionist....

II new york city girl

Sunday, July 29, 2012

All the looks fit to print...

Putting together my Lookbook for co-workers yesterday and today.  At first, it seems overwhelming to go through all the magazines and choose the pieces that represent the trends.  Then editing, editing, editing to the best of the best.  Assembling the book itself, what goes where...  and then it comes together at a certain point and the pages fall into place and it's done.

I start with the haute couture pieces that inspire me - apparel and accessories.  Then do a section of similar looks at more reasonable price points.  And finally, what's new in beauty.

This book has real wows in it, the colors, the patterns, the prints, the rich textures.  Accessories feature color blocking and tapestry.  And my favorites in beauty are the red lip and the ombre lip. 

It is a great way to channel my creativity and I enjoy it from start to finish.  And positive feedback from management and peers is icing on the cake.
So that's what I've been doing.  Tomorrow back to posting.
Ciao, bellas!

II july...

II july...

Sheer shirt

Floral shorts
$24 - desireclothing.co.uk

Lipsy wedge sandals
$87 - republic.co.uk

Satchel handbag
$125 - welikefashion.com

ASOS button jewelry
$9.44 - asos.com

Friday, July 27, 2012

black and white and red all over...

I was initially attracted by a simple, elegant black dress with pearl collar by Moschino cheap and chic.
Which started the black and white theme - plus a pop of color with a 2012 red patent leather version of a Mary Jane and a red patent Chanel-inspired bag.  A scarf completes the outfit, tied around the neck, looped on the handbag or if chilled by air conditioning, draped over the shoulders.  All by Moschino cheap and chic.

A few words to get your attention and voila...