Early Mother’s Day Dinner

Husband and I usually celebrate holidays early – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc. It’s a lot easier to get a table at our favorite restaurants to go a few days before the “big day”. So tonight I was taken to Maggiano’s for Mother’s Day dinner.

I was planning on wearing my Impressionist pencil skirt and new “Charms and Kitsch” tee but I did a little shopping today after I created my Polyvore and pick up the Arribada Current Dress by Moulinette Soeurs from Anthropologie. It was on sale for $69.95 in-store ($99.95 on the website). I tried a 6 and it was too loose on top so I asked for the 4. Still slightly loose but there was no way I could size down to a 2. I love the cut, style, length, PRINT! I didn’t even notice the sea turtles on it until I tried on the 4! I grabbed it because of the green color.

So here it is. (Sorry for the non-expression. I’m not mad. And I need a haircut!)

Dress: Arribada Current Dress by Moulinette Soeurs from Anthropologie
Necklace: J Crew Salon Necklace
Shoes: Nine West
Look at the turtles!
It has pockets! I pinned the neckline. I think I can have it taken up at the shoulder seams to fit a little better. Also, my shoes are old. I didn’t realize I have no cute black sandals. I originally envisioned flat sandals with this dress but I had none. I pulled these from my ebay pile. I think I need some black slingback sandals with a kitten heel for this dress. 
I’ll have a post tomorrow with my other Anthro sale buys and a new J Crew mini skirt (too cute!).


  1. May 8, 2010 / 1:49 am

    You look beautiful in this color! I have a pair of J. Crew black suede kitten heels that I got off ebay. They would look perfect with your dress. I hope you had a lovely evening!

    Happy Mother's Day!!!

  2. May 8, 2010 / 2:56 am

    Thank you Kathy! I certainly could have used those shoes! Dinner was great and I had a yummy pomegranate martini.

    Happy Mother's Day to you as well!

  3. May 8, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    That dress looks beautiful on you – the color is great against your skin tone and I think the cut is really flattering. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

  4. May 8, 2010 / 2:38 pm

    Beautiful! that color is gorgeous on you. Hope you had a great dinner 🙂

  5. May 8, 2010 / 3:42 pm

    Turtle print! That is so cute. Thanks for the up close pic. I agree to celebrate on a day other than The Day. Mother's Day is hands down the craziest one of them all. Italian sounds good. My favorite 🙂

  6. May 9, 2010 / 5:15 pm

    how come after I see you wearing something I want to go out and buy it!! That dress looks great on you. I like that the print is abstract enough that it doesn't hit you over the head, but when you look at it, you know what it is. Love it.