guilty: anthro lust

March 29, 2010



top row: Blue Bird Blouse, Crossroads Button Down Shirt, Vanilla Bean Blouse
bottom row: Streamlined Kimono Cover-Up, Aniseed Skirt, Drifting By Dress


All I want to do right now is go shopping! The weather is so nice and I just want to wear these pretty things! I gave shopping up for Lent and it's been SO hard but I'm in the final week. It's been difficult but it was definitely a good thing for my wallet!

This weekend came and went too quickly. And nothing exciting happened! Saturday was all about doing taxes, which is never fun and Sunday I worked on these essays for grad school, also not fun. I'm excited though because this week is kind of short for me. It's spring break for my elementary school so Tuesday and Thursday are off! And then my last day working at the law firm is Wednesday. It's been a long time coming and while I'm sad to leave some of the people I know it's for the best. I have plans for lots of baking towards the end of the week because it's my brother's 21st birthday on Thursday and then Easter over the weekend. Sweets were another thing I gave up {almost impossible!} so I'm ready to satisfy my sweet tooth !

How was your weekend?
xox
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82 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed that you gave up shopping for Lent! That's a great idea that I'll have to keep in mind for next year. I gave up chips this year, which has been really good for me - I'm thinking about continuing on a no-chip diet even after Lent is over!

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  2. i'm always guilty of anthro lust. what can you do though??

    and girl, you picked some really hard things to give up for lent! shopping AND sweets?? good thing you have so much to look forward to this weekend :)

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh. I am DROOLING over the blouse in the top right. It's GORGEOUS!

    You're killing me Mara, you really are.

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  4. I'm guilty of lusting as well!!! I didn't give up shopping for lent...but I did give it up to save money...plus with all the working out im doing it would be silly to buy clothes Ill be too small for soon!!! (which makes me uber happy!) 4 days in a row at the gym and i'm feeling amazing!!!
    mmmm sweets. I might have to make a berry tart for easter! Theres a multi berry torte made with tofu that we made for spencers moms birthday last year that was ridiculously amazing and fresh...hmmm maybe we'll have to make that!!!

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  5. Anthro is by far my favorite place!! I made a stop on Thursday, and had no intention of buying anything and ended up leaving with a pair of jeans, a frilly Spring top and a dress with pockets, this seems to happen every time I go in there. Everything about Anthro makes my heart swoon. Also, you won the giveaway over at my blog... email me so I can get you your goodies!! XO

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  6. I'm always lusting after Anthro, and I don't think I'll ever be able to afford any of it :( Good luck with grad school apps--what are you studying?

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  7. I could live in Anthro, literally, I might get a bit dizzy with all the candles but I would survive for sure. Love all your choices!
    have a great week Mara! xoxo

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  8. I'm seriously impressed with your Lent challenge. Hope you treat yourself to something lovely when you're allowed to shop again. The skirt is especially fab!

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  9. darling I am so impressed. all my friends suggested I do the same since I'm a shopaholic but I just don't think I could have lasted more than a week. Well done!!!!!!! xoxo

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  10. darling I am so impressed. all my friends suggested I do the same since I'm a shopaholic but I just don't think I could have lasted more than a week. Well done!!!!!!! xoxo

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  11. awe. last days are always bitter sweet. but so jealous that you get spring break!

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  12. You are so terribly ambitious. I'm super impressed with the things you gave up for Lent!
    I am in love with that plaid shirt and striped skirt. So cute!
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  13. Man, Anthropologie is definitely the place to do when you've with held from shopping for that long. If you're going to do it, go big!

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  14. I posted the Blue Bird Blouse on my blog (that was a mouthful!) one day last week! Isn't it so pretty?? Anthro is my biggest guilty pleasure :)

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  15. Anthro lust is the worst. I want sooooo many things there, but the pricetags are just plain outrageous most of the time. I think I'll be stopping by tomorrow...maybe the sales section will rock?

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  16. ahh such great choices from anthro! i'm in love with the pink dress and the first top!

    it sounds like this was a pretty intense Lent! i'm impressed, i'd have failed for sure without anything sweet!

    can't wait to see all your baking this weekend!

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  17. One of my bridesmaids is wearing that pink ruffly number and I LOVE it. Anthro is always getting me in trouble:)

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  18. It's funny that you posted about Anthro today because I was just on their site this afternoon, lusting away at their pretty bedspreads and decor! I love the peachy/pink ruffle dress. Sounds like you have a lot of fun plans for the weekend too! What are you going to bake for your bro's 21st?

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  19. wow i could never give up shopping! love all of the clothes you posted.

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  20. I loveeee everything on your wish list!! Aww you work in an elementary school! Do you teach? If so, I bet the kids love you!!

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  21. SUCH cute stuff!! I love it all. I think for my birthday I need to buy myself something sweet from Anthro. Great choices :) xx

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  22. what a pretty blog you have! I would love for you to join in on the photo mashup! Let me know if your interested and leave me your e-mail address if you are! Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Oh, Anthro, if only you weren't so expensive! Good luck with all your busyness! xoxo

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  24. such cute pieces....i think the last dress is my fave.
    x.

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  25. WOW shopping for Lent.. I could never do that. Props, girl.

    p.s.
    love those clothes! ahhh especially that shirt on the right...

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  26. Sounds like you deserve that break! Grad apps are so tedious! And taxes? Ew. I have to admit I have never done my own. Enjoy your upcoming time off and enjoy some of those yummy homemade treats! While in Peru I have really missed my kitchen. I am going to cook up a storm when I get to the states! Post a recipe if you have a fave!

    Rachael

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  27. adorable pieces...
    I used to sell design product to the fab people at Anthro; very nice & creative people~ Lovely week beautiful!

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  28. I LOVE that I was able to immediately recognize that these were from ANTHROPOLOGIE even before I read the title of the post!
    LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE ANTHRO!

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  29. what are you in grad school for lady jane?

    Also you are the queen of getting people to write long posts in their comments to you (speaks to your brilliance!)

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  30. Those are such pretty pieces... the skirt and that blue tunic are so fabulous. I love them.

    Have fun baking and happy birthday to your brother. xoxo

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  31. The Drifting By Dress is GORGEOUS!

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  32. awww love the skirt and light pink dress! soooo cute. that is awesome that you gave up shopping! i don't know if i could! i buy little things all the time.

    xo tiffany

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  33. pretty prreetttyyy sure i need that aniseed skirt. it's absolutely stunning! i'm afraid to check the price...

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  34. I want to go shopping too! I love everything from Anthropologie.

    Sounds like you got a lot done this weekend which means next weekend will be nothing but fun! Especially if you're baking :)

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  35. Oh how I love ALL of these clothes!! I wish I could just go shop till I drop!! We did our taxes a few weeks ago too and I keep thinking about the money we will get back and what I want to do with it, although it really needs to be saved, ha ha!

    My lil bro. turned 21 in Jan! I baked for him too! YAY for lil brothers!! ;)

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  36. I really should have given up shopping.. your brothers 21st is two days before mine! what an odd coincidence :) good luck with all of your endeavors!

    xo
    stars-n-rockets.blogspot.com

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  37. another perk of teaching...spring break every year no matter how old you are and how far out of college you are :)

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  38. Those shirts are fab!!! Soo want the polka dot one, and I wanna shop too! I've been browsing Anthropology and Free People and am in love with sooo many things. Arg but it's not about things huh? I have to keep reminding myself ha ha.

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  39. i love everything at anthro right now too!! especially that striped skirt...so cute! ;)

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  40. GORGEOUS items! Another store I miss out on in Canada! That's why online shopping is my friend :)

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  41. I organized my closet the whole weekend... had to pack all my cold weather stuff to make room for the months and months of Miami summer...

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  42. what an impressive lent commitment! anthro, yum! don't even get me started.

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  43. I love love love the weather lately!
    [: I want all of those pretty things also.

    XOXO

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  44. Ah, we're so similar! I gave up chocolate for Lent (boo!), have also been working on grad school essays, and the elementary school I work at is also on break this week! Having a week off is just what I needed, I think...

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  45. Absolutely loving your picks. It's hard to give up shopping but that's a great one to give up for Lent. I should have given up the internet or something.
    Have fun baking! x

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  46. Oh I love their clothing! I gave up chocolate for lent and failed big time. Congrats on making it!

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  47. Oh yes, all I want to do is shopping too!! I love all your picks :)

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  48. anthropologie is downright dangerous! ;) i want every single piece to appear in my closet... a girl can dream.

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  49. I LOVE the skirt! You've got great taste. :) I want to go shopping too but I can't. :(

    Weekend was amazing! :)

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  50. Mara, You gave up shopping and sweets for lent? That sounds nearly IMPOSSIBLE!

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  51. I'm in a shop till you drop mood too!

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  52. oh my goodness all i want to so is go shopping now too!!! all these things are so cute! i love the bow skirt!

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  53. I wish anthropologie was in NZ! Their clothes are beautiful.

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  54. great finds! i love that black and white striped skirt. in fact black and white stripes were the subject of yesterday's post :)

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  55. I love the plaid shirt in the top row!

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  56. I'm so with you. all i want to do is shop. but I have to save $$ so I can move and decorate a new apartment in the coming months.

    My weekend was wonderful! I'm surprised at how easy it was for us to pick a venue and photographer. all the big desicions are coming together. next on our list is picking a church and booking the venue and the church on the same day!

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  57. Thank you so much for your nice comment!! I'm a new follower! You're blog is so awesome!
    I hope you'll follow me too. :)

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  58. Now that you can shop again, I think you will look great in any of these pieces! Anthro's style is so you :) Enjoy all the baking!

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  59. So need to have more luck when it comes to shopping. :)
    And my weekend was great. Didn't do a thing...just relaxed and shopped or tried to at least. ;)

    Happy Tuesday. xoxo

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  60. I want the polka dot with sash. Excuse me for a minute while I step inside the computer and try it on in my virtual dressing room...

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  61. I love Anthro! I just wish it wasn't all so damn expensive, haha! Have a great day Mara!

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  62. You know how much I love this post :)

    Thanks for the reminder to do my taxes...I am so behind this year!

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  63. I have been drooling over Anthro from over the seas for a while....but we now have our very own in Regent Street, London :) This makes me v happy!!

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  64. I love the skirt - in the middle on the bottom row! That is just darling! I need to give up shopping for a while - I think. It's so hard!

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  65. ahh i have to do my taxes this weekend :/
    how beautiful is that skirt. ohmygod. and the dress beside it .. i just love it

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  66. oh this is why I adore Antho....sigh...that store makes my heart sing. xoxo

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  67. Wow, I should have given up shopping for lent. I think my bank account would have been rather pleased with that. :)

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  68. At least this week and weekend will make up for having to get your taxes done last weekend - I have to get mine done on Saturday and could not be dreading it more. Such a pain! Loving your Anthro picks...they are all so perfect for spring!

    And in response to your comment...there will be no laughing from me regarding Paula Abdul's "Straight Up." Why? Because I'm currently singing "Cold-Hearted Snake" in my head! :)

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  69. jeeez, you gave up shopping for lent??! you crazy mofo, you are a stronger woman than I :p

    actually, looking at my bank balance i probably should give up shopping...

    sugar
    xoxo

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  70. Wow giving up shopping for Lent should enter you into some sort of Saint qualifications! I mean that is definitely a sacrifice! ;) Have a blessed week!

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  71. Those tops look amazing and yes our poor wallets do cry sometimes but its so had not to love these thing right? oh and sweets they are well sweet hahahaha!!!
    This weekend was fun, I got out of L.A all Saturday and had major fun with family and cousins and friends we went hiking….no pictures how sad I forgot my camera awwww and on Sunday I went with my friend Lisa to Retro Street in Long Beach…they have around 20 Vintage shops I had a blast and had dinner in a lovely cafe!! ….well some weekend are like that for me I have to do so many things I have no fun…but better weekends will come I promise hahaha!♥

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  72. totally love these!! My fav is the top row on the right ;) Hope you are having a nice week Mara!!

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  73. I would love to wear any and all of these lovely items!! I had a pretty low key weekend too, dinner with my Man and drinks with a couple friends. This weekend we are going to Mohegan Sun so that will be more exciting haha. So cute about ur bro turning 21! Sounds like you will have a great weekend :)

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  75. i love that black and white anthro skirt!

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  76. ♥ the vanilla bean blouse and drifting dress!!!

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  77. So pretty! I am obsessed with Anthro. The dress on the bottom far right is one my bridesmaid's dresses :-)

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  78. all i want to do is go shopping lately too! (i think its cause its what i gave up for lent and lent is a few days away from being over)
    -kel

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  79. YES please!!! you have the best taste!

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  80. Have an amazing birthday and love all of your I wants, I want them too! :)

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