Thursday, October 4, 2012

Anthro's Malva top + review of J.Crew's invitation clutch

Malva Top by Leifsdottir:  Anthropologie, here
Bubble necklace in brilliant blue:  J.Crew, sold out online but check stores
Orange wool pencil skirt:  Banana Republic, OLD!
Colette reptile pump:  Tahari, here
It turned out to be a beautiful, warm day in Cincinnati, but this morning I did throw a gray schoolboy blazer on top of this outfit to ward off the early chill.  Liefsdottir is one of my favorite labels at Anthropologie, so when this top made it to second markdown I knew it was a great deal.  The colors are brilliant, but the fit is a little odd.  I'm wearing a size 4, which is my normal size in Leifsdottir.  But it's pretty big and I probably could have sized down to a 2.  Anyway, I'm willing to overlook the large sizing issue for a pretty silk top in a gorgeous color scheme. 

I have had this orange wool skirt from Banana Republic for ages...literally 8 years or more.  It has to be one of the oldest items in my closet.  And you know what I've come to realize?  The items that I keep year after year, that I never tire of, are the items that I love most and I feel good in, no matter how old they are.  And most of those items, unsurprisingly, are classic pieces rather than trends. 

Now I have a secret to share:  Run, don't walk, to J.Crew and grab one of these awesome clutches before they run out!

Invitation clutch in colorblock blue/green:  J.Crew
Buy here
It is marked from $158 to $98 online, but in-store it is marked to $39.99 plus an additional 25% off.  The leather is buttery soft and the colors are vivid, and with the additional markdown it's a whopping $30.  What a steal!  It also comes in a pink/orange combo which is equally lovely.  I love that you can carry it as a clutch or use the little gold chain strap for a shoulder bag. 

Thanks for visiting!


  1. YES! I just bought the pink/orange one today! COULD NOT BELIEVE how cheap they were after the promo! It's a nice large-ish size too, which means it's a fairly versatile daytime bag...maybe not for work but definitely out running errands or whatever, and you could tuck it inside a bigger tote. Totally in love.

    1. Me too! I carried it yesterday dressy,and today casual... looks great either way!

    2. Which store did you find the pink/orange clutch?? I would love to get one at that price! Thanks in advance!

  2. Jeannie, thanks so much for the tip on the clutch. I have one on hold to use for a wedding this weekend. What a great deal!

  3. Great deal on the clutch! I will definitey check it out!