Thursday, September 2, 2010

Inspiration

Yesterday, I opened my mailbox and was delighted to see a new Anthropologie catalogue.  I love Anthropologie.  I think their clothes are stylish and unique, and I like imagining that I could copy them.  I may even try this time. 

There were quite a few wool skirts in the fall line.  I loved them.  Here are a few of my favorites:

 This skirt is my absolute favorite.  I love the plaid and the color and the layering of the fabric.  I am absolutely going to try to copy this one.  I am.....I vow to myself....

 I love this one because of the contrast between the stripes on the waistband and the polka dots on the skirt.  I would have never thought of that, but it works.  I also like how the skirt looks like it's wool, but has the fullness that wool skirts usually don't have.

 I love the idea of the petals on this skirt and how they continue onto the back.  I also like the detail at the top near the waistband. I don't even know what to call that...a flounce.  The birds I could do without.  If I copied this one, you better believe I would leave the birds out.

This skirt is just cool.  I feel like I would be too curvy for it though.  I imagine a very tall skinny person would need to wear this skirt.  A person that doesn't have curves, cause this skirt could make them.  Yet, short ole me, who has curves already, this skirt would probably be a train wreck.

The appliqued petals from the skirt were used on a shirt in the fall collection too.  I like this shirt a lot.  I like it more than the skirt even, but probably because it doesn't have a bird on it (PS. I think birds are evil). 
I'm pretty sure I could copy this one easily with a plain long sleeved shirt.  I may give it a try.  I love the way it looks like there are so many different textures.

The home section of the catalog was pretty bright, and not really my style, except for a few pages.  A few pages showcased a chair and bedding with writing on them as a design.  Basically, the environment they set around these pieces was a literature lovers dream. 

I can totally imagine myself sitting in that $900 dollar chair and reading Jane Eyre for the 7th time, or sleeping under that comforter while reading Tennyson (The Lady of Shallot of course).

Lately, I've been really wanting a new shower curtain.  Our shower curtain is green and I feel like it's a little too plain.   This curtain is both plain and interesting at the same time.  For $118 I could live without it, but if I could make it myself I would be ecstatic.

What do you think?  Where do you like to shop for fashion inspiration?

3 comments:

Julie said...

I LOVE the flouncy polka dot wool skirt, as well as the shirt...I think we have similar tastes!

Heidi said...

Love love love that shirt!

Margie said...

I think I'm going to try to make it, so make sure to check back!!

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