As a typical American, my budget is limited by my meager salary. Despite what the magazines and other media say, most of us can’t go out and buy a new wardrobe every season, let alone even a few full retail pieces. Sales are my friend and Good Will is my confidante. That said, it doesn’t mean I don’t keep up with what’s out there. It also doesn’t mean that I can’t use my imagination.
I am going to start going on regular “dream sprees”. This is where I go on the websites of my favorite retailers/stores/brands and imagine that I have unlimited funds. I will select those items that I would buy, make “looks”, and put them here. It’s vicarious shopping.
My first excursion was to Anthropologie’s website. I felt it apropos as it is my favorite store. Though a popular choice, it’s genuine. I was in love with them years ago- before they became mainstream. So, here are my three “looks” that I put together from their current on-line offerings. They were based on three of the styles I see regularly in Anthropologie. The items wouldn’t necessarily go together, but they are in a similar vein. Click on the slides to make them bigger so you can see the details. (All photos from anthropologie.com)
Modern Graphic is about Anthropologie’s knack for the modern look- European, artistic, and sharp.
Bohemian Ethnic is the store’s laidback vacation look. You envision eco-lodges in Central America, bike rides in Bali, and street markets in Capri. You get the picture.
Romantic Vintage is the now timeless look of eclecticism that combines history elements with femininity. A little Victorian at times, but pretty always.
Have a great weekend, everyone. I, for one, will be dreaming of my next shopping excursion.