16 September 2011

Country Cat

I think it goes without saying that a lot has transpired through the Anthro blogging community over the last few days so I don't mean to belabor the point. I feel for the fellow bloggers and readers who have been affected and I'm sure that I am not the only one who is surprised, saddened, angered and disheartened.

What I appreciate out of this whole ordeal is that we are taking the time as people to reflect upon ourselves a bit in all ways. To me, though, what occurred cannot be defined as an "Anthro thing" or a "shopping thing" - it was a "scamming thing." I can only hope that not everyone has been completely discouraged from participating in this little corner of style blogging, and that we can to continue to inspire and support each other as a community, and share a bit of ourselves through our love for fashion.

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So in an effort to lighten the mood, I was thinking of how I could boldly but in a subtle way mix it up today in the pattern department without looking like I came staggering out from a bad medicine cabinet mix of Cat Lady meets Beverly Hillbilly. Yes, I did leave the house today like this - and mid-day note: flippy light skirt on a breezy day = no esta bueno.

What do you think? Does this work, or should I go "yeehaw"-ing my way into the sunset on my leopard pony?

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Sweater: Banana Republic (sim here, cowlneck here)
Top: LE Canvas gingham poplin (worn here - sim here)
Skirt: F21 (worn here - sim here, here, ombre here)
Shoes: Michael Kors hamilton (worn here - sim peep here, pump here)
Necklace: c/o Simply Livly via Etsy (worn here)
Bracelet: F21 pyramid stud (sim bangle here)

39 comments:

  1. I have a striped cashmere tee that I am going to be wearing with a floral button down, very much like this look here. Love this, and I am glad to see it has worked for you (gives me hope that it may work for me).

    Your skirt is awesome. F21 looks good on you in that piece. Yum and meow.

    Re: Scamming, I only know lying is never ever a good idea and to make up for that many lies told is going to be a very long road indeed. Yow!

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  2. It totally works and I also feel like an idiot because I don't know what the "anthro thing" is . . .

    I love the leopard skirt!

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  3. I love this look! And no, my thought wasn't yeehaw! :) I love the pattern mixing and the embellished pieces by adding the necklace and heels.

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  4. Frannie Pantz- I would consider yourself lucky not to know. But if you want to find out, I think the best factual rundown of events has been covered by JG in her post here: http://www.stuffjewishgirlslike.com/2011/09/anthrofans-where-do-we-go-from-here.html

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  5. I love your necklace. It just pulls everything together. Nice work!

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  6. I haven't been brave enough to mix kitty print and gingham yet. Kudos to you!

    Yes, I, to, feel very sorry for people who were scammed, because no matter how you look at it, this was a scam, pure and simple.

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  7. Way to be bold with the pattern mixing! I love the final look!

    This post pretty much sums up my thoughts on the matter. I feel terrible for those who were scammed and I think we all feel betrayed/angry. However, our blogging community is bigger than one person and there are so many other truly lovely and inspiring people/things to focus on

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  8. You are very brave!, I stick to neutrals, it´s just easier ; ) but I love to see looks like yours

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  9. This honestly looks awesome...I would never have thought to mix these prints!

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  10. No esta bueno= hilarious. Thank you for that.:)

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  11. Lisa, I was just on the Man Repeller's blog and she had on an outfit with leopard pants and a blue (lightly striped) button-down shirt. I looked at it and thought, "Hmm, that's really interesting. I think I like it." Your outfit is totally along the same lines, so I think it's great. Not at all yee-haw. I'm even churning my fashion wheels to do something similar.

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  12. I love how you mix patterns and colors. Very inspired today.

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  13. Holy heck I love this print mix you've got going on here. SO MUCH.
    I think it just made my day better, actually.

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  14. Aaaand thank you very much for saying that, Lisa. I'm very disheartened to find that many people have used this awkward crisis as an opportunity to bash style blogging, Anthro, and just trusting people in general.
    Thank you also for taking the first step in moving on, changing the subject, and sharing this adorably preppy outfit (I used to dress like this once...what happened to me? Maybe this fall I'll rekindle my prepster romance!)

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  15. Super cute outfit -- love it and your blog.
    And yes, it will be good to move on from all of this scam situation. I am still awaiting my refund, but I won't let that eat at me and make me bitter. I don't know why anyone would blame Anthro or any other bloggers just because of the unfortunate choices of one person. I for one, and looking forward to all of the bloggers updates. But yeah, I won't be doing any online transactions outside of reputable retailers -- just have to be smart :)

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  16. This is outfit is definitely a yay!!! I love the contrast of prints, something that I would not have thought about pairing together. Now I just need to add some gingham to my closet- more shopping to do! Thanks for the post!

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  17. I love how you make every outfit just work! I haven't been able to implement pattern mixing into my daily wardrobe yet, but I think I'm going to try it soon.

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  18. Love this outfit! I like how it is subtle and yet rich in texture. I would never had thought of working those pieces together. Very inspiring!

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  19. I can't articulate why I like the outfit, but I do. Well, OK, I'll try to articulate: I think the colors go together well. It works.

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  20. the whole anthro-ordeal is sad. I was oblivious until all "you gals" started posting about it. JG's post was really informative.

    Anywho---you are adorable in your leopard skirt!!! I really love your creativity, Lisa :)

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  21. Today your outfit looks so interesting! I like that you used different patterns and something you're not totally comfortable with - hooray for trying new things : )

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  22. Totally 100% agree. It's a scamming issue. Period. I'm just bugged that Anthropologie as a brand and it's "followers" are getting bashed and picked on out there because of her own deplorable dishonest decisions. The nasty dust will be swept away in no time, and thankfully I'll still have your happy Gingham stylings to adore.

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  23. What an amazing course of action our ' blogging lives' have taken over the last few days! I'm still stunned to say the least!

    You my dear look fantastic. I adore the pattern of your skirt with that shirt. Such a great pairing!

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  24. Just discovered your blog and it looks great, can't wait to read more! I absolutely love the pattern mixing you did here. I would never ever think to pattern mix those pieces together but it works so incredibly well even though it doesn't follow the traditional "pattern mixing rules" as i know them :)

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  25. Great post! I sincerely hope no one is discouraged from blogging because of this.

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  26. love, love, love! you look awesome!

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  27. I love the pattern mix Lisa. It's not something I would ever try. I don't own a single item that is animal print.

    I would like to see you try layering the Gingham under a similar long sleeve sweater or T shirt with only the cuffs of the Gingham rolled over the sleeve.

    The shoes and necklace, along with the Gingham peeking out below the sweater hemline tie it all together.

    Anthroholic needed to be exposed, even though I don't like how it went down. It has had a definite impact on my blogging and will continue to do so.

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  28. I like that you broke up the gingham with the solid sweater. I've yet to try pattern mixing... I can't get over the fear that I'll look like I got dressed in the dark. I've seen you and so many other bloggers look great doing it, though, so maybe I should take the plunge.

    I can't believe the Anthroholic thing... so sad and disappointing.

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  29. Fun! I need that, and I want to see much more of this leopard skirt in the future- how adorable!

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  30. I really like this outfit! Very inspiring!
    I also love your writing. "yeehaw-ing my way into the sunset on my leopard pony" = 1st time I laughed all week (had a reaally bad week). So thank you. I think I need a leopard pony in my life.

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  31. Lisa, I totally agree with you about the scamming thing, sad as it is.Thank you for posting this and your comments provoke thought.

    This is not merely a person who made a mistake nor a shopaholic out of control, however. I only just read about this today as I have been too busy at work to even look into the Anthro blogs lately.I am sad to hear this as I got to know Kim through e-mails. For two and a half years.She always seemed kind, friendly, helpful.

    Now I am upset because what she has done is outright criminal, she lied many times, and then denied it. Really pathological behavior.I once tried her shopping service almost two years ago and had a bad experience (didn't think much of it at the time - until I read similar stories here today), so for her to say things got beyond her is a ridiculous lie.

    Not for two years of continuing to take thousands of dollars from people.I hope that people press charges. This is definitely criminal, and it seems Kim has a problem with telling the truth and is always blaming others.


    I heard in about 5 different e-mails from her about how “some problem she used to have on a fashion forum” was due to people who were jealous of her. I then heard her talk about some guy who was stalking her and “was just crazy.”, so she said. Lots of grandiose stories that portray others as against her and her as the victim. Really?

    Now all the true stories of her stealing thousands of dollars and lying that she never received people’s e-mails, UPS lost at least 50 packages, etc.Everything is one big grandiose lie. She even mentioned that a neighbor was stalking her too. My concern is that half the people she knows she seems to describe as crazy, or stalker - can't be that many. Serious breach of truth here.

    I think this lady needs serious help and to be prosecuted too. I am not trying to be harsh, but just how many years can someone get away with all this?

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  32. I'm not a big fan of animal print, but it's pretty much a neutral so I do think the outfit works on you. I like the necklace and the shoes. I have a similar necklace from The Loft.

    P.S. off topic: your waist looks verrry tiny in
    that lost post. Happy Shredding :)

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  33. Apparently this problem is continuing. Several readers posted on EA that a payment Kim promised to refund them was just returned due to a closed bank account.

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  34. Personally, I have lost $450 to Kim and after a number of unanswered e-mails, and a few e-mails answered with lies, I'm done. I'm filing with the FBI first thing Monday.

    Just sick over this whole thing.

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  35. I WANT THAT SKIRT!

    whew, that felt good getting it out of my system. :-)

    you are seriously one of the best pattern mixers ever. this is why i love bloggers. everyone inspires me in a different way. i'm sad some people want to stop, but i respect people's decisions.

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  36. You look great! I love how you combined gingham with leopard - brilliant idea!

    ...I only heard about the Anthroholic scam via JCA, and I am really horrified. Hopefully this will get reported to the authorities and legal action will be taken against her. If this should ever happen again (I hope not!), maybe people won't be so reluctant to speak out as they did this time around.

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  37. I like it, I would never think combining leopard and checkered print could work. I really like this outfit! Go Lisa

    ps. I just read about the Anthroholic craziness and only thing I can say is she should be a shame. She needs to give every dollar back!

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