Monday, May 23, 2011

Soon To Be Summer (Wishlist & Anthro Event Updates)

Halllloooooo friends! It's that time, again! Kathryn and I realized that it'd been a while since we updated our wishlists, and really, it's nearly summer. Can you believe it? There's only seven more days left in May, and then, bam! It's June! And summer solstice or no summer solstice, once it's June, I count that as summer-time! (You hear that, San Diego? Summer Time. That means no more of this chilly, temps-in-the-60s nonsense!)

And a new season means new fashion needs. *clears throat* Mmm...okay, so "needs" is a term I'm applying loosely here. No matter! One can wish and one can list, so let's proceed, onward and upwards!

Not to mention that our Anthropologie Shopping Event is fast approaching, so, it's good to have our wardrobe-wants in order, don't you think? Speaking of, we've determined a time for the event - it's going to be Sunday, June 12th, from 5 PM - 7 PM. Because of the dinner hour, we'd like to invite any of you who are available to attend and then stick around, to come out to dinner with us (meaning me, Kathryn, and Maya) at one of the nearby eateries. If you're coming to the event, please RSVP to my email address: carol.prettythings [at], to confirm your attendance - even if you've already told me you'll come in the comments of a post. It'll help us plan for refreshments and other fun, at the event. When you RSVP, please let me know if you're going to stay for dinner too. We are so excited and can't wait to meet you! It's going to be such fun!

Oh, and for those of you with little ones, it's okay to bring them with you. I've had a couple inquiries about that already. Heaven knows I take my kiddos shopping at Anthropologie all the time, and while I've drafted my husband to keep an eye on them during the shopping event itself (the better to co-host the event), they'll be joining us for dinner, so if you can't find childcare, no worries! Bring them along and RSVP to let us know they're coming, so we can include them in our counts for snacks. (Snacks are key. ^_-)

Okay, on to the lists of wishes (if one's being strictly honest here):

Carol's Full-Priced List
1. Mompos Dress (under consideration for a wedding I'm attending)
2. Overwhelmed Aster Dress (also under consideration for same wedding)
3. Kate Spade Two by Two Dana Dress (pricey, but I love the print! Giraffes! Walking two by two!)
4. Kate Spade Daycation Wallet (my next wallet. LOVE.)

Carol's Sale-Priced List
1. Take Action Dress (because I pretend I could do without it, but I'd probably cry if it passed me by. Hmm, should I also consider this one for the wedding?)2. Gull Wing Dress (in plum, or black and white. Can't decide!)
3. Mompos Dress (pretty enough to consider at sale time, if I don't choose it for the wedding)
4. Readymade Dress (cute, comfy, and fun! Fitting room review coming soon!)
5. Bette Cardigan (in orange)

Carol's List of Things She Already Has (and needs to remember when wanting new things)
1. Apothecary Skirt
2. Tombolo Dress
3. Sugar Work Skirt
4. Inkwell Skirt
5. Thakoon for Target Printed Tie-Waist Dress
6. Tracy Feith for Target White Strappy Dress
7. Pom Flower Shift Dress

Yep, quite a lot of things. Too many things. Must close my eyes tightly when next walking through the mall...or browsing online (eep!).

Hi everyone! Long time, no talk! I hope you're all well!

Can you believe it's almost the end of May? I don't know where the time went!

...okay, that's a lie. I've (still) been occupied with playoff hockey. It's the strangest thing, even though my own team was eliminated a few weeks ago, I've found myself quietly cheering for Joe Thornton (also known as "Jumbo Joe"), the captain of the rival San Jose Sharks. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for him, but you may remember I got to meet Joe for the first time back in late January at a charity function. He was just so genuinely
so nice and kind that I ended up falling head over heels in love with him. Not in a "I wanna marry him!" sort of way...but more in a "I want to be his best friend!" type of way, if you know what I mean.

I'm not really sure how it happened. I guess you can never really help who you fall in love with.

The tough thing, of course, is that the Sharks are a division rival of my Ducks. So, I've been trying to figure out if there's some miraculous way I can cheer for a player
without actively cheering for the team he plays for.

It's a problem.

So the Sharks are now in the Western Conference Finals, and they're playing the league's best team from the regular season, the Vancouver Canucks. Joe's played extremely well; however, the Canucks lead the best-of-seven series at three games to one.


(From last January - me, with Joe Thornton, who had been high-sticked in the eye by Vancouver Canucks player Alex Burrows a few days before. Burrows was not penalized on the play. Grr.)

He really is just the sweetest guy I've ever met...right up there with Teemu Selanne, really.

(Interestingly, San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle actually punched Canucks forward Ryan Kesler in the face during overtime of that game back in January....and at the end of Game 4 on Sunday, Sharks forward Ryane Clowe also punched Kesler in the face. So I guess it's nice to see the Sharks kept up the tradition of punching that guy in the face.)


Why don't I
ever shut up about hockey?!

Okay, are the non-hockey related items in my life that I'm currently obsessed with:

Kathryn's Full-Priced List
1. Ivanka Trump Asteria Sandal (sparkly shoes for a trip to Vegas I'm taking next month!)
2. Gull Wing Dress (in black and white colorway = POLKA DOTS! and possibly FP-worthy)
3. AG Farrah Jeans (I need to get on this flare-leg jean trend STAT!...these COH flares look cute, too!) ...yeah, strike those. I finally tried them both on and didn't love either pair. the Farrahs were incredibly unflattering on me in the uh...well, there's no other way to say it: they gave me mad "CT." (please don't make me say it.) And as for the COHs, they didn't wow me. But I still want flare leg jeans; and, oddly enough, the pair that I find myself liking most are this pair from LinkAmerican Eagle, though I wouldn't mind trying this pair from the Gap.
4. Andamento Scarf (sparkly, neutral-y, blush-ish colored fun!)
5. Steve Madden Brennaa Sandals (because they're pink - my signature color! *wink*)

...and, a possible item I might pick up, for said Las Vegas outing:

6. Simone Rhinestone Dress (very different from what I'd normally wear, and I'm not sure I can actually pull it off...however Vegas seems to lend itself more to shorter and more fitted types of dresses...)

Kathryn's Sale-Priced List
1. Apothecary Skirt (high potential for this one to climb to the full-price list)
2. Neo-Refinement Pullover (tried this on a whim and fell in LOVE...candidate for FP list!)
3. Mompos Dress (lacey details, poofy skirt - what's not to love??)
4. Shine Through Dress (I am positively fascinated with the idea of this dress, but it's $$$)
5. Cape Tee (fascinated by this too, because of this outfit)

Kathryn's List of Things She Already Has (and needs to remember when wanting new things)
1. Take Action Dress (birthday present from husband - woohoo!)
2. Pezza Dress (snagged at the T-t-t-ag Sale...hopefully. If CS decides to fulfill the order...)
Link3. Tracy Feith for Target White Strappy Dress
4. Tucker for Target Button Front Dress
5. Rodarte for Target Lace-Print Dress
6. Sun Shades Dress
7. D'armee Dress
8. High-Gloss Belt in Pink

So, thanks so much for hanging in there with my seemingly nonstop hockey-talk. I'll be keeping good thoughts that my Jumbo Joe can pull through, but if he can't...well I guess I wouldn't mind seeing a Canadian team like the Canucks go for the Cup.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


  1. I love reading about wish lists and the reasons wherefore and whynot.   I can totally see you rocking the gull wing dress Kathryn, and oh Carol, have you seen the new take action dress colour (yep, so maybe no sale for awhile yet, but it's coming in a pretty yellow soon!!)

    I can't wait to get my Pezza dress- hope it fits well since I haven't been able to try it...

  2. If you like those jeans from American Eagle - they're doing 30% off total purchase now through Memorial Day ... makes they pretty darn affordable. 

  3. I don't talk to anyone while the games are on. I was trying to stay calm last nite. Two rounds of overtime before Vancouver's hero of the day scored. At least the Sharks went out on top. If Nabakov finds a team *and* plays for it *lol*, I would root for him no matterwhat the team.You'll work it out with Joe. ;-)

  4. I tried on the Overwhelmed Aster Dress and loved it, but couldn`t justify that price tag for a poofy crinoline semi-formal dress that I`d have no occasion to wear. So I say, go for it while you have a wedding to attend!

  5. I tried on the Overwhelmed Aster Dress and loved it, but couldn`t
    justify that price tag for a poofy crinoline semi-formal dress that I`d
    have no occasion to wear. So I say, go for it while you have a wedding
    to attend!

    (P.S. Didn`t realize that posting under Google would tag it with my full name, delete the duplicate comment please?)