Tuesday we finally had our first hint of Fall weather. Temps dropped to the 70s! So not only did I wear a sweater but also some boots. Yes, probably a little over-kill for today but I couldn’t contain my excitement over the cool air. I finally was able to wear one of my Missoni for Target items.

Cardigan as outerwear: Missoni for Target Long Cardigan
Sweater: J Crew Silkspun in Toasted Honey
Jeans: J Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick
Boots: Pebbled and Primped Boots

The yellow in the cardigan is almost an exact match to the The Toasted Honey sweater.

Have a great day!

Today, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Tim Gunn. He was so genuine and friendly I wish our meeting could have been longer. My mind and thoughts are still scrambled but I do remember him saying “Your outfit is darling!” And I responded that it was all from Anthropologie! I was happy I was able to go with my girlfriend Catalina. It made the experience so much more fun.

Cata and I had a light lunch and then were able to find two seats together on one side of the runway. It rained off and on all day but we were lucky enough to only have it drizzle while we were waiting. It never rained through the show or the Q&A which was directly after the fashion show. Lucky Brand picked a few “regular” people to be models. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go to the casting call due to a long work day.

After the Q&A it was time to get in line to meet Tim Gunn. If you made a purchase at Lucky Brand throughout the week over $100 you were able to wait in line and get a picture with Tim along with a signed copy of book Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making it WorkAgain, unfortunately we didn’t realize A LOT of people got in line directly after the fashion show so we were way towards the end of the line. It turns out we were around the 2-hour wait part of the line. He was supposed to leave at 3:30 but there were still at least 100 people waiting so he said he was going to stay until he saw everyone.

We were also able to get a pack of his Holiday cards that Carol posted about here. We were one of the lucky ones to get a copy of his book. They did not realize the amount of people to show up so those towards the end were going to have their picture taken but be mailed their autographed copy of the book. When I met Tim we chatted briefly, he complimented my “darling” outfit, auto-graphed the book, snapped the pic, hugged and shook hands and we were done. It was so fast I’m surprised I remember it all.

Here are a few pics. I also saw Pam from Over 50 Feeling 40 but didn’t get to meet her. She was one of the Lucky ones to ask Tim a question.

Anthropologie Gathering Breeze Dress
Anthropologie Handkerchief Vest
Anthropologie Enchanting Eyes Belt
Ann Taylor Perfect Pump in Porcini

Waiting for the show to start!

Tim Gunn does wear jeans! Lucky Brand jeans to be exact.

Isn’t he just dashing?

Afterwards I stopped by Anthropologie to show off my outfit. Hi girls!!!

Such an amazing day! Hope yours is just a great!

Here’s link to Pam’s post of her experience from the day.

Normally I pass on Anthropologie sales but something I really wanted from my wishlist went on sale along with two recent purchases. And the bonus was an additional 25% off.

You’ve seen me in the Lemon Liftoff Blouse by Girls from Savoy here. There was only one left in a size 10 when I went by Tuesday. I was able to get a price adjustment and the 25% off.  I am really surprised at the deep price reduction on this blouse, especially after seeing it on Glee last week, but I guess people don’t get the owls.

Havana Fresca Skirt by Maeve – I bought this last week in a Small and wore it Friday out to dinner with an older blouse by Bordeaux and my Lanvin Espadrilles. I love the red even though it looks more pink in the outfit pic below. This is very comfortable and just feels chic. I was able to get a PA and the additional 25% off on this one too.

Arced Crosshatch Blouse from JJ by Julie Haus – The pattern and flowiness of this blouse originally peaked my interest when I saw it a few weeks ago in the store. But because of the boxiness I wasn’t sure how to style it. Luckily Anthropologie had it layered under the Contoured Crewneck sweater and tucked into the High IQ Cords.

Whirligig Dress by Velvet – Before I left the sale room I scoped out anything I might have missed originally. I found the Whirligig Dress in Dark Orange. I missed this dress completely when it was regular price and originally noticed the Medium Pink which looks more like a Wine color. The Small fit well and I think this is going to be a great Fall transition dress. The Velvet brand has always been a favorite of mine.
So, because of the 2 PAs and the additional % off I only spent $23 on the two new purchases! I can’t wait to wear my new dress and blouse. 
But first, I have to decide on what to wear to meet TIM GUNN this Saturday!!! 

I had to head in to one of my local offices today and absolutely knew I wanted to wear this blouse. The Owl print is just so darling and I received lots of compliments today about it. I kept this outfit pretty simple since it’s a printed blouse.

Blouse: Lemon Liftoff Blouse by Girls From Savoy, 8
Jeans: GAP Essential, 8
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simple 85 in Peacock, 37

I decided to do a single knot as opposed to a bow. I ended up un-buttoning the sleeves since they were a bit tight. Girls from Savoy is one of my favorite brands at Anthropologie and I am always excited to see their new pieces.

The hair is getting pretty long isn’t it? I have a salon appointment in two weeks and cannot wait. I’ve had short hair for so long I have no idea how to style it at this length.

So now a styling question. What would you wear with the Lemon Liftoff Blouse?


I am beyond excited. What started out as Date Night for me and The Boy tonight turned into a giddy night for me. I found out Tim Gunn…THE TIM GUNN from Project Runway is coming to San Antonio. To MY mall!!!

He is hosting a Fall 2011 Fashion Show with Lucky Brand on October 8 at La Cantera in San Antonio. On top of that, October 6 you can go to an open casting call to possibly be picked to be in the fashion show. AND…if you spend $100 or more you between October 2-8 you “will be professionally photographed with TIM GUNN (!!!) and will receive a personalized signed copy of his NY Times best selling book Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making it Work.” The awesome thing that was said about the casting call is that they are looking for “real San Antonio people”.

I am freaking excited about this. I was unable to to attend FNO due to family priorities but being able to see and/or meet Tim Gunn would be awesome. I think he is so genuine and honest on Project Runway and it would be so amazing to meet him, even for 1 minute.

Now you know I will be spending $100+ at Lucky Brand but I am also going to “Make it work” by going to the open casting call. I tried to convince The Boy but you have to be at least 16 and he’s only 15…boooo! He would have been picked, my handsome, awesome, gray-blue eyed young man. Visit La Cantera online for more information.

And here’s my “Date Night” OOTD.

Sweater: J Crew Seacomb Sweater, Rustic Navy, S
Jeans: J Crew Ankle Toothpick (LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simple 70 in Navy
Husband thinks I’m completely cuckoo but I don’t care. What do you think?