My friend is returning to the States from Vienna Austria to be married in July. The ceremony will take place in the gardens surrounding the El Mirador Estate in Montecito Ca. The photo in the background of the set is the front gate of the Estate. They plan to hang chandeliers in the trees. Her entire wedding ensemble is from BHLDN (Beholden) I'm planning my guest attire in advance. Hopefully I can find time for more Polyvore's surrounding this exciting event.
It's been awhile my Polyvore friends. Thank you for stopping my way. Miss you all terribly. Laura
Hello long lost Polyvore friends. I've missed you!
What has been keeping me away?
Buying a house...among other things. It's a sellers market here. There are too few "move in ready" homes to go around, and even less in the better neighborhoods. I have been beat out by cash offers on 2 houses in the last 3 weeks. I am waiting on a third. It's been a disappointing and unexpected endeavor. I have a bit over 4 weeks to be out of my rental, and so far no prospects to be had.
I can really only dream of this outfit for the holidays. Tracy Reese...Silk...Gorgeous! What more could a girl looking forward to the holidays in a new house hope for? A house for starters would be nice.
Is there a dress that has your attention? One you dream and plan around? One that is so special you find yourself anticipating the Holiday's in October?
Everyone has at least one dress in their closet like Anthropologie's Sweet Tangelo Dress by Leifsdottir. A dress to wear with pleasure for many years. A dress so remarkable that it becomes unforgettable to everyone that appreciates it's unique beauty. A dress not to be worn too often for fear it may one day fall to ruin. A dress that brings hope that one day Leifsdottir will create more confections like this.
First...My J Crew order arrived and the Pom-Pom Shell and No2 Seersucker Skirt fit perfectly. I'm overjoyed. I now have two items from J Crew besides a closet full of Jackie's. LOL!
Two weeks ago I called CS for a store search. All sizes of the Prainha Sandals were Out Of Stock online. Lucky for me there were actually 3 pairs of size 8's available online that were not showing up on the product page. I wasn't convinced. But the rep insisted and graciously waved shipping. I succumbed.
Five days after I ordered them, my sandals still hadn't shipped. I called CS and was told a supervisor would call the warehouse to hurry the shipment along.
Two days later, and a week after I placed the order, I still hadn't received a shipment notification. I called CS again. They were completely sold out in stores.
I should have bought them full price when I tried them on while in LA a few months ago. My bad!
I posted a comment that night on EA's In Store Community Report.
Saturday afternoon the unthinkable arrived. The dreaded cancellation from Anthro. Over a week after the order was placed.
I asked a few friends to keep their eyes peeled. Because we all know that when CS claims that elusive item is gone....more often that not, it's out there. It just takes guts, persistence, and a lot of time to track it down. I've got one and two covered, it's three I didn't have .
Sure enough, after a day of running around between several LA area Anthro's, my friend Joni tracked down a pair over the phone at the Beverly Hills Anthro.
This set is to thank my friend Joni. Because of her persistence, my sandals are in the mail, headed North over the mountains from LA to my No Anthro Zone.
I also want to thank Loraine @lorainedana who took the time to scout out her local Anthro.
I placed a J crew order this weekend for the first time in months. I realized a few minutes later that both items were final sale and non returnable. The final sale item tag doesn't appear until after a color and size is selected. I honestly didn't get that at the time. Lame I know!
J Crew emailed a survey right after I placed the order. I explained the situation. The next day I received a reply notifying me that I could return the items for a full refund. A very gracious offer from J Crew CS. I hope the Pom-Pom Shell and Seersucker Pencil skirt fit. If not, there will be another episode of J sCREWed Shooting Gallery in the near future. LOL!
ABC About Me Quiz...
If I tagged you to this set. Here is what you need to do. But please do not feel obligated.
Fill out these questions and make a new Set called 'ABC About Me Quiz' Then tag 20 people. If I have tagged you, you HAVE to take this survey and repost it! Don't forget to tag me because I want to know more about you."
A- Available – depends on what for. B- Birthday – December 22 C- Crush – Cherry please! I like Orange too! D- Drink you had last- besides water, Bolthouse Green Goodness Smoothie. The color was enough to make me sick. Easiest person to talk to – my son's GF F- Favourite song – I can't pick one. G- Gummy bears or Gummy worms – Def sour gummy worms. H- Hometown – currently Bakersfield Ca, born in Kittery, Maine I - In love with anyone – my rabbit & two cats J- Just asking are you obsessed with Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber- who? K- Killed someone – Not to my knowledge. L- Longest car ride – California to Utah for a 6 week Geology Field Camp Class. M- Milkshake flavour – Strawberry Banana from Fosters. N- Number of siblings – One younger brother. Richard! O- One wish – to see an end to this dreadful economy. P- Person you called last – probably my son. I text more than talk. R- Reason you smile – Anthropologie! Please don't hurt me! LOL! My pets come in a close second. Nothing like a good bunny Binkies to make one grin. S- Song you last sang - "Don't Remember" as in...not the name of a song. I just have a bad memory. T- Time you woke up – 4 am U- Unusual talents – I cackle like a witch and scare the crap out of everyone on the block. I do Gollum's voice from the Lord of the Rings. My Preciousssss. V- Veggie – As in favourite veggie? Carrots! W- Worst habit – Sugar! X - X-rays you've had – as old as I am....pretty much everywhere. Y- Your favourite singer/band – Nickleback! Dream Theater comes in second. Z - Zodiac – Capricorn with Sagittarius risings. I'm on the cusp. Whoop de do! Random Questions: Favourite animal – Cats and rabbits. Spell your name with no vowels - Lr Nn Mrtn What colour do you wear most – hmmmm? I don't track that one. Least favourite colours – bright pink because it doesn't look good on me. What are you listening to – the vacuum cleaner. What's your favourite class in school – It WAS science. When do you start school – if I change that to when did I start school...at 4 years of age in Hawaii. They held me back when we moved to the states. Are you outgoing – most of the time. It depends. Favourite pair of shoes – changes from day to day. Mostly my Chie Mihara's. Can you dance – I like to think so. Haha! Can you tie a cherry stem with your mouth – Yes, if it's not too short. Can you whistle – Yes! Cross your eyes- Yes! Walk with your toes curled – ouch! Um no. I guess not. Do you believe there is life on other planets. – believe no! Hope yes! Do you believe in miracles - Sure! Most are man made and explainable. Do you believe in magic – not so much! Love at first sight - Heck no. It takes a whole lot more than one viewing for real love. Do you like roller coasters – No! I love them. Have you ever been on a plane – countless times. More for business than pleasure. Have you ever asked someone out – I'm old school. So likely not. Have you ever been to the ocean - Yes Have you ever drowned in the ocean- Haha! No! But I almost drowned in the Killer Kern River. What is the temperature outside – 106 degrees F. What radio station do you listen to – Talk Radio What was the last thing you bought – Tide detergent! No wait! It was probably cloths. What was the last thing on TV you watched-the morning news while getting ready for work. Ever cried your heart out - OMG! Countless times. Ever cried on your friends shoulder - literally no. In the presence of, yes. Ever cried yourself to sleep - Countless times again. Ever cried over the opposite gender – and yet again, countless times. Hey I'm old. Crap happens. Do songs make you cry –they used to. Thats why I listen to Talk Radio now. Are you a happy person – depends where I am. Not at work that's for sure. What is your current hair colour – mostly fake blonde with fake brown and fake red highlights.