Tag Archives: @Anthropologie

  Anthropologie Spring Fashion Show

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 9.29.09 PMNothing says spring, like a good old fashioned, fashion show. So with that I would like to invite you to  the first look at this seasons colors, textures, patterns and all sorts of stylish spring/summer trends for all you Cleveland fashionistas  at Anthropologie!

Thursday, April 7th from 7-9pm at the Anthro at Crocker Park.
Reserve your spot here as seats are limited. See you there!

  Anthro local makers Pop-Up

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There is nothing that makes a hot and humid day better than strolling around Anthro. While I don’t necessarily have to buy anything to actually lift my spirits; the creative displays, the scent of their Volcano candles, the perfect blend of vibrants colors and effortless patterns and the clothes…oh the clothes…it’s for sure one of my “happy places.”

This Thursday, Anthro has invited some local creatives and makers to their Crocker Park Store to share in the retail-therapy fun. You should for sure try and stop in to explore and support our own Cleveland makers…if nothing else, the store will bring a smile to your face and a spring in your step.

Hit the beach, pool or ice cream shop! Stay cool Cleveland.

 

  Fashions for those expecting

baby_bump_FshionsHappy Wednesday to you! I know most of you know by now that there will be a new little “Cleveland-cheerleader” arriving this summer and we couldn’t be more thrilled! With that said, so many of you have asked how I hid the little bump for as long as we did. I have to say I did it with a few good fashion trends, add winter layers it was pretty easy.

I actually was very resistant to the transition from normal clothes to the stretchy “baby on board” fashions on today’s market. While everyone told me “oh maternity fashions are so much better today than they were back when” I can’t even begin to think of how bad they had to once be. I am still not “on board” with all these stretchy panels & empire waist drawstrings everywhere.

However, with a few good infinity scarves, some chic bootie shoes, lots of accessories and don’t forget the bright lipstick, you too can pull of being fashionable all nine months.

Recently I have turned to many of our great vintage stores for some amazing special occasion dresses (for Alt Summit & Jump Back Ball) as well as everyday patterned pieces. Thanks to Chelseas, Flower Child and ReDress for some amazing dresses I have really enjoyed reworking old styles to make them fit and to make them interesting during this mild fashion hiccup.

I have also found a few amazing belly bump pieces at both the stylish and budget friendly stores around town that I wanted to share as I know there are a few of us expectant mothers out there in the 216!

1 : J Crew Embroidered Stripe Tunic : While it is a little light for the current arctic freeze this tunic gives me hope that spring/summer will be here (along with baby!) soon. It runs large so you can wear it during and post baby. I can’t wait to wear it over my bathing suit with baby in tow at Huntington Beach next summer.

2 : Old Navy Open-Front Cardi :  Easy on the wallet. I’ve managed to find so many fun pieces at Old Navy. This lightweight cardigan will also double over a tank top later this summer but for now it the perfect drapey sweater, so cuddly and soft.

3 : Old Navy Anchor Print Shirt : I really miss button down cotton blouses (tucked into a pencil skirt) but for now I bought a few sizes larger than typical and am rocking the nauti print top with leggings and boots!

4 : Liz Lange for Target Long-Sleeve Top : This t-shirt has been my favorite basic so far. It’s great to wear to yoga or a quick trip to the market, but it also is a great long layering piece. A good one for the wallet as well, I think I paid around $16 for it.

5 : Lululemon Roll Down Pants : These high waisted “wunder-under-like” pants have gone from fancy nights out (I literally dressed them up for Christmas midnight mass) to spinning class. Typically I don’t like the roll down tops types of pants, but I just pull these up and over the bump and off I go. They may be on the higher price end, but I wear them so much that I feel like the price per wear is worth every penny.

6 : Anthropologie Cabled Cowl Poncho :  Another more “splurgy” piece, this poncho has been a great “inside event” piece. This sweater is like a good blanket, not only does it keep you warm, it makes you feel all cozy even during there insanely cold days.

All you expectant moms-to-be out in the land of CLE any fashions or pieces I may have missed? Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed just a few of my finds for those of us who have a little bump on the way or for those of you who know someone who is expecting. Enjoy & happy Wednesday!

  Liebster!

So the other day someone tagged me in a liebster; which can best be described as chain mail for bloggers. Sharing a list of answers to questions assigned to you from the sender. While I often don’t participate in these types of posts, Kate Hardy’s email was too sweet not to play along, so here goes nothing.

I didn’t choose all of her unique questions, instead picking up some of her original topics, I still think it is a good little representation of me for this chilly Tuesday; enjoy.

LEIBSTERNow it’s my turn…I nominate Allison, Danielle and Reena to answer either some of my answers above or a few of these new questions…

1. Wine, Craft Beers or Bourbon?
2. If you could jet set tomorrow, where would you go?
3. Tattoos?
4. What is your St Patricks Day tradition in the CLE?
5. Have you been to Tina’s and what was your karaoke song?

  Friday Fun!

Happy friday everyone! It’s officially the first fall weekend in the CLE! The Indians are gonna make us proud…GO TRIBE and the Browns, well? You gotta love a good tailgate!

tremontThere is so much happening in the city this weekend so as my Friday round up I want to remind you of the fun that can be had.

– Race for the Cure : get your pink on, tie up your tennies and head downtown with over 10K other runners and walkers in support of the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. It’s gonna be a great Saturday morning for a run.

Sparx Art Hop : after you’ve bathed & brunch, post 5K race, time to hop on the trolly to explore some of Cleveland’s artist studios, gallery’s and secret art spaces. All of the neighborhoods will be awaiting your arrival…plan to grab lunch or a beverage in your favorite neighborhood as part of this end of summer celebration.

– Tremont is also hosting it’s annual Tremont Art & Cultural Festival this weekend. Another great way to explore your city, meet artists, shop for the holidays (yes…I’ve started!) and enjoy all that our community has to offer.

Ingenuity Festival : This years festival is happening at Docks 32 and 30 with a view of our Lake Erie, north of the Science Center. The amazing science, technology and arts festival is FREE and is totally worth exploring. From what I’ve seen on instagram and such, this year is going to be over-the-top cool.

Cleveland Botanical Gardens RIPE FEST : While the summer has come to an end, the harvest season is full speed ahead. This weekend, celebrate fresh veggies, the labor of love known as farming, beautiful botanicals, wine and beer tasting, music, pancakes and more at the Botanical Gardens. Bring your kids and let them explore nature with other young growers. It’s going to be a nice weekend to be outside so go enjoy the bounty of Northeast Ohio.

anthro-adopt– Looking for a new pup or miss kitty? Anthropologie at Crocker is hosting an adoption event Sunday from 12-3pm. What could be a better way to keep you warm at night than a little ball of happy pet love? All good little pets need us, so make space and go adopt.
– Again, Sunday brings to us the French Market in Hingetown, you won’t want to miss out. Ooh lah lah
Happy weekend everyone. -xo “iheart cleveland!”