So, because I can't help myself, I'm going to share what I found there (some new arrivals! Yay!).
Sagebrush Skirt & Loosened Shelby Blouse:
I gasped out loud, when I saw the Sagebrush Skirt online the other day. And you can only imagine how thrilled I was when I saw it lying in a neat green-blue pile of embroidered loveliness on one of Fashion Valley Anthro's display tables. I grabbed the size 0, and took it back with me, picking up the Loosened Shelby Blouse along the way, also in a size 0 (a girl needs to have something to wear on top, after all...). I absolutely loved the skirt, but think I'd be more comfortable in the size 2 (might have had something to do with the giant birthday meal I'd just consumed a few minutes before?) as the banded waist has no give at all and I want to be able to eat a huge meal and still be comfy. The skirt hit right at my knee, so was a good length for me. The embroidery has a wonderful folklorico feel, with the heavier thread, and is accented with wooden seed beads. There are no pockets and it's a dry-clean only item, but despite these flaws, I will purchase this skirt eventually. Yes, I love it. I love it quite a lot. I may have to wait for sale though.
The Loosened Shelby Blouse was a little small on me in the size 0, so if I were to purchase this, I'd definitely size up to a 2. This blouse is basically a sleeveless version of the popular Bianka Blouse from the past fall/winter selections. I liked this blouse a lot, especially in the yellow, and will probably pick it up on sale. Wishlisted!
Detail shot of the embroidery and beading on the Sagebrush Skirt.
I have to admit, when I first saw the Mompos Dress, I wasn't terribly impressed. But after all the buzz the dress was getting online in the Anthro community, I decided that I should at least try it on and see what all the excitement was about. I'm wearing a size 0 in these photos, and it fit me like a glove. No complaints there. I loved the overall shape of the dress - the full skirt is just yummy and the color is very sweet. I totally felt like Quinn Fabray. You know, without the blonde hair and blue eyes and all that comes with those attributes. I have to admit, I like the dress a lot. I do. But do I love it? No. If it was on super sale, would I snap it up? Yes, in a heartbeat. Will I buy it for full price or even after a first cut? No, seems unlikely. But if you love this dress, I highly recommend it. It's wonderfully constructed (as all Tracy Reese generally is), and super pretty to boot. The only thing I didn't like about it was its surprisingly sticky zipper, but hopefully that's not a general problem.
My actual OOTD changed twice - we went to a Padres game during the afternoon, for which Rowan had won tickets, through his school's Jog-a-Thon. It was the first time we've been to see the Padres play, and it was pretty fun, despite the loss. I had on shorts and a tank top for that part of my day (it was warm and sunny) which I didn't get a photo of, though I did snap this one of Kate and Rowan, which you may have seen if you follow my Twitter feed:
Afterwards, we all came home, showered and bathed and changed for dinner. I didn't wear anything terribly exciting - after all, it was just dinner out with my husband and kids after an active and tiring sort of day. And I apologize for the poor quality of the photo - I snapped it really quickly as I was leaving the fitting room at Anthro:
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!