Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Adrien: Spring Inspiration. Or...not.

I subscribe to the following: Lucky, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar. I've been less fond of Lucky since the editorial change over, I find Harper's Bazaar pretty but boring as shit to read, and Vogue has the BEST photo editorials but oh my God, the articles are completely ass-kissy. (How am I only just now realizing this?)

So, spring inspiration has been a little hard to come by and I thought maybe a stroll through some stores would help. First I went to Anthropologie and struggled to find anything to try on and I was there for an hour. All adorable, it's just not me anymore. I finally found this and it's so cute on the hanger...


Skirts by Anthropologie at ShopStyle

...so tragic on me. I do like it quite a lot, I just wish it actually fit. I also tried on these because YELLOW:


Mules & Clogs by Anthropologie at ShopStyle


And they are beastly. So uncomfortable. I'd walked through Saks earlier (to get to Anthropologie! I swear.) and wouldn't let myself look too closely at the clothing but oh, the colors were great! Lots of saturated colors and good prints. I also saw this which I don't need at all but I want A LOT:


Makeup & Travel Bags by Tory Burch at ShopStyle


I also noticed a lot of small, bright crossbody bags:


Shoulder Bags by Kate Spade at ShopStyle



Clutches by Marc by Marc Jacobs at ShopStyle


(Which makes me even happier that I fought so hard to get Saks to deliver on our Percys.)

I did a quick spin through Gap (meh) and then stopped by Banana Republic.

Oh my God.

People? It is TRAGIC UP IN THERE. I want to find the person who greenlighted that mess and punch her (him?) right in the nose. Everything. Is Ruffled. Everything. Also: the color of sadness is the offical BR Palette of Spring. They really don't want me to buy things ever again, I guess. Please observe:

Um.


Day Dresses by Banana Republic at ShopStyle


Seriously, what the crap is this:


Day Dresses by Banana Republic at ShopStyle


There are no words:


Skirts by Banana Republic at ShopStyle


This makes me want to DIE:


Shortsleeve Tops by Banana Republic at ShopStyle


Now I'm just mad.

11 comments:

  1. But you're so funny when you get all ragey! That skirt is seriously more confusing than the leopard shorts.

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  2. everything looks like maternity wear right now at BR

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  3. First of all, totally agree with your assessments of Lucky and Vogue. I still love the concept of Lucky, but this new EIC is questionable. And considering the rep that Anna Wintour has for being a bitch, she is so rarely critical in the mag. I guess the bitchiness comes in the form of just ignoring people/designers she doesn't like. Oh, and omg could they give any more editorial space to McQueen? I don't think so.

    Also, BR has been a major disappointment for a good two years now. I just got a couple of basic tees and a pencil skirt there, but it used to be my go-to for pretty tops. Notsomuch anymore. Sigh.

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  4. So glad I am not the only one who has bought nothing from BR in years...used to be my go to store for beautiful jackets, skirts, tops...what has happened to them???

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  5. Frustrating shopping trips are the worst! You WANT to give them your money and they offer you crap.

    This is why I mainly buy throwaway basics and live in tees and skinnies most of the time! If I had to dress for work I would lose my mind!
    That BR stuff is pitiful.
    Love that yellow bag though!!!

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  6. That grey dress from BR is just awful.

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  7. You Speak Truth.

    About Everything.

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  8. BR has just gone wrong, all wrong. I get their surveys and, in the last one, they asked me to pick which top I liked best. I told them it was all ugly and I wouldn't be caught dead in anything from their collection. They haven't bothered to ugly up their mens' stuff yet.

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  9. Lol, I love this. Though...I'm very sad that the anthro skirt didn't work out. It is VERY cute.

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