Thursday, April 18, 2013

Serendipity

My best creations are accidents.  Happy accidents.

Tonight, fatigued from work, I refreshed myself with a walk through the mall.  After a stiff cup of Starbucks coffee, I wandered into my favorite store, Anthropologie.  It sells both (pretty) clothes and (stylish) housewares.  It is a nice store.

For fun, I browsed the sale racks.  I spotted two fabulous items -- a deer-print top and a whirly-patterned skirt.  Both appeal to me -- and both are on sale ($19 each).  They aren't my size but, hey, I'm used to dealing with that obstacle.

What do you think?  Do you ever find stuff by accident?


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

33 comments:

  1. Usually my favorite items are found when I am not looking and completely by accident. This deer top is so fun and adorable! $19 for each piece is a steal from Anthro. That place is great, but I never go in there because my pocket book would hate me :) Heather

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  2. Anthro is usually so pricey I don't even look! Very cute top!
    Becky :)

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  3. That deer top is seriously amazing, and so is the skirt, and I love the mixture of patterns. I have to agree with Heather, Anthropologie is great (and we actually have one here), it just doesn't agree with my budget. Maybe I can actually walk in a store when I have a better job!

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  4. The deer print top is very unique and pairs nicely with your skirt. I'm always finding pieces by accident, but usually at estate sales.

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  5. That top is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

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  6. I love both your finds, especially that top, I love all the animal prints that are out now. I had an accidental find this week actually. I was in Sports Division with my friend who was buying her son some trainers, I wasn't expecting to see a single thing because sportswear just isn't my style, but I found some cute flowery Chinese style canvas shoes in the sale for £4.00 so I was very happy. Love your necklace too by the way. xx

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  7. That top is so fun!! I need something like that to shake up my conservative wardrobe... Anthro has neat stuff, especially the funky house stuff- mugs, rugs, etc...
    thanks for stopping by!! ox J

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  8. What great bargains! I especially love the deer top.
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  9. I always find stuff by accident. I never find anything when I'm looking for it. So I rarely look for something because then something good comes my way

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  10. love the deer print! I love a good sale as well
    hey, by the way,why do you think that's not your size? looks a bit fit.

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  11. How sweet is this top! I do like animal prints, both the furry kind and the arty kind.

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  12. Yes! I love the top! I like Anthropologie, but I only buy it when I'm lucky to find it at the thrift store! And yes, I find things by accident too sometimes, sometimes my best luck shopping is when I'm not specifically looking for something!

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  13. I love it Ally! Deer print is so cute! AND the fact that it is on a white top makes it feel more summery! :) Anthropology is my FAVORITE store! I only buy things from the clearance rack, I have to, Kyle has a heart-attack whenever I go in that store as is. You have excellent taste my friend! But you already knew that ;)

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  14. Gorgeousgorgeous print! I adore Anthropologie stuff. I've never actually been in a store of theirs, but sometimes their stuff gets trickled down into my thrift store. I am always so happy to find their brands.

    I think the fit looks fine.

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  15. My favourite clothes are normally the accidental finds. I hate spending hours in shops and not finding what I want, when it's something i've spotted when I wasn't looking it's always quick and it's always something I've fallen in love with. How could that be less than fabulous.

    The top is too cute and I love that skirt! I would have snapped that up myself.

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  16. Oh this is what i call a shopping miracle ! i love both items, i have never been able to find anything within my budget in Anthro - however i do love their goodies.

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  17. HOW FUN! The top is just way too cute; too cute to pass by!

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  18. Nothing like a little score to give you a boost of energy. What charming prints on both!

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  19. Serendipity-doo-dah! I love that skirt and the pink tights, and the pattern mixing with the shirt is really fun!

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  20. My best finds are most often when I'm not looking for anything .. adore the top. When I finally visit my daughter my first stop is going to be anthropologie.

    My cheeerup today was a double clothing rail schatz bought for me, his concern though is that I have even more hanging space ... lol.

    Happy weekend Ally ... enjoy your new finds.

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  21. WOW! Great finds! And what a deal too!

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  22. Ahh I've seen so many great reviews from Anthropologie (not exactly reviews, but more like bloggers who say they bought their stuff there and look amazing in it), I wish they would open up a chain in my country :(

    Nadya
    eyeshadow illustrator
    The Dilly Chic

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  23. I love the top! These whimsical prints always appeal to me.

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  24. These look amazing on you! I have a skirt like that one - I need to wear it soon.

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  25. Ooh, dark lips !

    Thats a very pretty skirt. :)

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  26. I am LOVING that deer top! Accidental finds are the best :)

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  27. You look gorgeous, Ally. I don't know how you dealt with any size issues, but the clothes look they fit great. I do love that fabo necklace.

    I have two more surprises for you when I can get to that darn Post Office. About to die with excitement over one in particular - if it doesn't fit, I'll fling myself off a bridge. Well, maybe nothing so dramatic, but I'll be very sad :(

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  28. I would like to live in an Anthropologie. IKEA would be my vacation home.

    I've only bought stuff at Anthropologie on sale, except for one sweater. I thought about it every day for a full two weeks (if only that were my biggest worry anymore!) and finally gave in and bought it, and I love it. I have to say, there's a difference in quality vs. somewhere like F21. Though F21 has its place too, for sure.

    Onto you! LOVE the deer shirt; I have a thing for deer stuff. And I love how you mixed patterns in a bold way that truly works and then coordinated the lipstick with the skirt. What fabulous finds for so little money!

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