Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Getting to Know You, Part 2: The Clothes (and OOTDs)

Hi everyone! Hope your week is progressing well. We're slowly tabulating all the entries from our blog-iversary giveaway, so thanks for your patience with us while we work on that. I think it's going to be a few more days until we announce our winner. That being said, here are our answers to some more of your questions.

What did you start off desiring last spring that best lived up to the love?

C: Ooh, that's a good question. Last lived up to the know, this might sound funny, but I'd have to say, the Looping Lanes belt. Kathryn and I hunted that belt, along with the Snakebite belts with laser-like focus and intensity. And really, that belt is amazing. It takes every outfit I put it with, up a notch. So, yes, the item that I started off desiring last spring that best lived up to the love is a belt. ^_^

K: Hmmm. That is a really good question. Carol definitely has a point with the Looping Lanes belt, though I think I'm going to have to stick with one of the (many) shirtdresses I picked up this past year - namely the Two-Wheeler Shirtdress. No matter how I styled it, I always felt put-together and pretty in it. I hope to have that dress with me for a very long time.

If you could only keep one Anthropologie item from your closet, what would it be?

C: Oh, this is a mean, mean question. Gosh, I really don't know. Just one? Seriously?'d probably be a dress. So, if just one Anthro dress, which one? Oh I go for the one I love because it's a great, classic, party dress (the Mullany?) or do I go with the one I wear all the time, on any day of the week (like the Reed Shirtdress or the Here Today Here Tomorrow dress)? I don't know how to answer this. I can't answer this. I won't answer this! [bursts into tears and runs out of the room]

Ewww. What an awful question. Haha, just kidding. Umm, I'm going to agree with Carol on this one and say it'd have to be one of my dresses. But which? Hm. I'll go with a dress that, in my opinion, dresses up or down seamlessly - my In a Twinkling dress. [proceeds to burst into tears and follow Carol out of the room, totally running like a girl]

If you could only shop at one store for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?

C: [shouting from outside the room] Okay, another mean question, because I have two loves. TWO. Obviously, Anthro and Nordstrom. How am I supposed to choose between these? I mean, really, how? They're totally different, mostly, aside from overlap in the occasional shoe and Leifsdottir. I'd have to toss a coin. And then I'd probably cry myself to sleep over the one that lost.

K: Oy. So many hypotheticals in this set! Seriously, why don't you just ask me which five songs I'd want to listen to for the rest of my life on a desert island?!

Welp. A brutal question deserves a brutal answer, I suppose. I may not have been as openly vocal about it on here, but I've often called Nordstrom the perfect store. There are so many different price points to suit your fancy f
or clothing, shoes, bags and jewelry. Plus, you can find all your makeup and skincare here. Need home goods? They've got that, too. Are you hungry? Their cafes and bistros are delicious. So that question is kind of easy for me - Nordstrom.

Carol, what is your favorite outfit of Kathryn's from this past year?

C: My favorite outfit of Kathryn's is actually a series of outfits - the seasonal Blooming Lattice Outfit Set

Winter                                                              Spring

Summer                                                                        Fall

Beautiful, right? This set of stylings convinced me I had to pull the trigger and buy the Blooming Lattice Cardigan, and I'm so glad I did - it's an incredibly versatile (as she demonstrated) and super cute piece and has become a workhorse of my closet.

Kathryn, what is your favorite outfit of Carol's from this past year?

My favorite outfit of Carol' There is one in particular that I can think of...which, I'm not sure she photographed for the blog. However, I think I photographed myself in my own version of this outfit:

...the Maeshowe Dress, Snakebite belt, grey tights + boots.

Carol, if you could steal one Anthro item from Kathryn's closet, what would it be?

Hmm...maybe her In a Twinkling dress. Or maybe her Thousand Days Skirt. One of those two things. I love them both, and haven't had success tracking them down on eBay.

Kathryn, if you could steal one Anthro item from Carol's closet, what would it be?

I'm not sure about an Anthro item I would steal, but there's an Anthro-esque item of hers I know I would steal in a heartbeat:

Chiffon Dress, Twenty8Twelve

And because this post isn't long enough:

Top: Anthropologie (I don't remember what this one's called, Spring 2010. Similar here and here)
Skirt: Denim Pencil Skirt, Benetton (super old - circa 1999? Similar here and here)
Belt: Mossimo leather studded skinny belt, Target (similar here and here)
Shoes: Charles David (older, 2006; similar here and here)
Necklace: Umbrella Necklace, Miss November Studio

And here's my OOTD, featuring my new Rodarte for Target dress:

Rodarte for Target Lace-Print Dress (buy here)
Nordstrom B.P. Cotton Emporium Shrug (super old...but there's a fun, crazy option here)
Black Patent Belt (from another dress)
Nordstrom Tights
Report Britt Bootie
Matrushka Construction Glass Earrings
Oh, Hello Friend Pocketwatch Necklace (similar one here, minus the charms)
Oh, Hello Friend Owl Double Ring

I've been wanting a double ring for a long time, and I love this one I picked up recently from Danni of Oh, Hello Friend:


  1. Love the Rodarte dress on you Kathryn! I bought it as well and wore it yesterday.

    I would totally steal Carol's chiffon dress too, it's so lovely.

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  2. You both always look so great. I would have a hard time picking favorite outfits put together by either of you! :)

  3. You two crack me up! I'm with Pamela, I would have a hard time picking favorites... I adore all your outfits.

  4. Picking just one Anthro piece...I almost started to bite my nails with nervousness for you both!

    I have gotten SO many inspirations for the Blooming Lattice from Kathryn too, good call Carol!

    And Kathryn, I love the dress you are stealing from Carol - so pretty!

    Carol - I love the stripes from your top peeking out in your OOTD - very fresh and cute!

    Kathryn - oooh, that dress is pretty on you! I'm going to keep an eye out at my Target to see if I spot it in person.

  5. I love the Maeshowe Dress, Carol's Chiffon Dress, and Kathryn's Rodarte Dress. My favourite piece in my closet would have to be a dress too, but I'm not sure which one. If I owned one of these three dresses, it would probably be one of them :) And Carol, you're wearing bare legs with sandals! I'm so jealous!

  6. I love these Q & A posts! You guys are too funny:) Kathryn - love that ring! I just made my first purchase from Oh, Hello Friend!

  7. You guys are funny! I loved the photo overload here...I soaked every bit of it. I love reading such funny happy post, especially since my life is a mess right now. But this made me smile, over and over! Thank you guys.

  8. guys both offered up kickass OOTD today!

  9. Thanks Carol and Kathryn! I enjoyed reading your answers. Kathryn, I too would steal that Twenty8Twelve dress from Carol too - it's a gorgeous dress! I don't think i've seen it before? The blooming lattice cardi is one of my biggest regrets - i missed out on it big time!

  10. I love your blog! I stumbled upon looking for a good review of an Anthro dress. Keep up the good work!

  11. Chiffon Dress is so pretty!

  12. Carol, just an FYI, there is a In a Twinkling dress in size 0 on e-bay right now. Just thought you might want to check it out, the seller's name is "mayrose505" (I don't know the seller and is in no way affliated with him/her, was just doing my daily anthro dress browing on e-bay).