When I step into Anthropologie, I'm transported to a fantasy land where I'm a little French, a little outdoorsy-opulent, I channel Audrey Hepburn, I'm a girl about town, everything's breezy and fabulous.
I love their artsy installations. They had hay in glass display cases. They had oodles of lightbulbs hanging from jute string from the ceiling at different heights, grouped together. I took pictures on my phone, but I'm not going to show them because I'm a prideful photographer and don't want to show a crappy phone photo. I want to make my own lightbulbs-en masse chandelier now! For a chain store, Anthrolpologie sure does make it look like a one of a kind boutique! The creative directors and buyers must love their jobs.
I was there the other day and got to spend my gift card from last Christmas from my husband, Todd, on the beautifully buttoned and detailed jacket, pictured below. I was saving it for just the right thing. Today, it's rainy-a perfect day to wear it. I also got a desktop Cavallini calendar of butterflies like the journal picture below. I love Cavallini calendars www.cavallini.com. They are these beautiful, linen paper calendars. They're big and have a amazing vintage postcard drawings for each month. Last year I got two of the bird calendars-one for its intended purpose and one to cut up and frame for my walls. I think I'll get the Paris calendar for 2009 to remind me of my trip last summer.