Thursday, June 24, 2010

A tour with my Anthro bag

Hello hello.  Happy Thursday.  We're over the hump, so it's just smooth sailing into the weekend from now on.  I'm super tired this morning and about to go get my second cup of coffee.  I'm in a repeat so no OOTD today.  I did make it to Anthro yesterday though to return the Do Si Do skirt and tried on this little skirt that was on sale:

Please excuse my see through Blue Book Blouse.  Haha.

My thoughts?  I loved the skirt.  But the beef I have with it is the enclosure at the top of the zipper in the waistline.  Rather than one of those little tiny snake tooth hooks you see on most skirts, this one had a teeny tiny push/pop button.  If I'm standing, everything's fine and dandy.  But I did a test and sat down in the fitting room, and the button popped right open.  The button didn't deter me enough to not buy it, so I took the skirt home with me.  It'll be an easy fix to change the enclosure to a hook. 

As you can see, I also tried on the Meeting Place Tank.  The store only had one left in a Medium, which I felt was long and loose on me.  If they had it in a smaller size, I would have gotten it.

So after Anthro I returned to work and found an email from our builder contact saying our keys for the house were ready for pick up!  I immediately drove over and picked them up.  I also went inside, did a quick walkthrough and snapped some quick shots.  My Anthro bag with the anbrosia skirt came along with me and were in the shots as well.  I left that skirt in the house and it's the first piece of clothing to be in my new walk-in closet!

My Anthro bag taking a little stroll through our family room

Anthro in the kitchen

Anthro in the first floor powder room

Finally, since we have everything in boxes, we haven't had the chance to cook.  Last night's dinner was one of my favorites...PHO!  I'm not sure if any readers are as big fans of Vietnamese pho as I am, but I literally start shaking like an addict if I haven't had it for awhile.  San Jose has the best pho I've ever had, but Seattle's pho is pretty decent.  My favorite place is Than Brothers.  It's they give you a cream puff for dessert with your meal!  :)  And of course, my pho is typically red because I have to have it spicy!

Than Brother's #14 with extra meatball! :)


  1. Congrat on your house :). It's a very beautiful one.

  2. Your house is beautiful!
    I love that skirt and the picture of the pho is making me sooo hungry:)

  3. Oh your house is so gorgeous! I love it. =D Congrats!

  4. I LOVE your kitchen, especially the cabinets! And can I make a suggestion? Let's meet up for pho one day, pho-real :)

  5. PetiteGrogeous, Courtnee, and Carol - THANK YOU GALS! I can't wait to start moving in furniture and putting up decorations!

    Sammie - Of course I'd love to meet up "pho" pho! :) Anywhere but What the Pho though. Haha can you believe they actually named it that? There's also a place called Pho Kim. HA!!!!

  6. I saw your post right after I posted mine! Great minds, I guess! I absolutely love my Penciled Abronia Skirt and have gotten so much wear out of it! I'm glad you picked it up!

  7. Yey on the house Cindy, congrats to you and your fiance!! It looks so beautiful and ready to be lived in.
    As for the skirt, it's perfect on you and really like the shape. I'm glad it worked out!

  8. First - That skirt is gorgeous on you! And I'm not sure if it's the lighting or not, but you look SO TAN! My pasty self is super jealous ;)

    Second - Congrats on your new home! I love the fireplace, kitchen island and the sink in the bathroom! So cute how you took your skirt on the grand tour!

    Third - I have to confess that I've never had pho, but it looks delicious. And spicy is right up my alley. I might have to search for a place to try some now.

  9. Congrats on the new house - it looks lovely!

    And ack, the Meeting Place tank - I ordered it recently on sale and just need to sit politely and hope I'll actually get it since it is on backorder (am I the only one who thinks it is weird to put something on sale that is on backorder? Not that I'm complaining ...)

    I love Vietnamese - especially some good Pho, and pretty much anything else with basil and lemongrass, mm mm.

  10. Kathleen - You sure do look great in the skirt. I'm hoping the skirt will stay comfortable for the whole day cause as you know it's very fitted and flushing the toilet will be a challenge!

    Dea - Thank you! We started the house process 6 months ago and it has been a whirlwind. We picked out a lot of our own little details and totally worth the stress!

    Aimee - HAHA oh no it's not the lighting. It's the TAN! The horrible, horrible tan! This is still the remains of my Santa Monica burning experience. I'm hoping to get rid of some of it before the wedding cause right now the line is horrible! Also, pho is an acquired taste at first just to warn you. But if you do, let me know how you like it.

    Lisa - I know! How can something so popular be on sale? But I've ordered things on backorder before and they always make it to me. Anthro must have a really good inventory system. Haha! And yes, basil, cilantro, lemongrass and lime are my best friends in terms of food. I just love it!

  11. Beautiful house! Congrats! I love the Anthro bag tour. ha ha :-) And I got that skirt too. Who could resist it on sale?!

  12. OMG! I love that your little Anthro bag feels at home in your new house. I can't wait to see you decorate! I really like the penciled abronia skirt. It shows off your cute little figure :)

  13. Oh! What a gorgeous house! Congratulations!!! =D

    And I've been eyeing that skirt forever. LOVE it on you!

    Suddenly I'm hungry for pho!