Inspiration by Anthropologie


I haven’t written a blog entry in a while, so a little late with writing my happenings.  This past week, I went was in the audience of the Nate Berkus show which is scheduled to air Wednesday, November 9.  You may not see me because I was sitting in the last row on the lower level.  I have to say the seats were the most comfortable at any venue I’ve attended.  Rachel Roy, the designer and Sherri Shepard were the guests that day.  Sherri is very funny and wonderful with warming up an audience.  It was a very good experience, and still trying to get tickets for the Martha Stewart show, but is a bit of a long-shot.

Last night, I went to see “A Free Man of Color” at the Lincoln Center Theater with Jeffrey Wright and Mos (formerly known as Mos Def) and their performances were great.  I love seeing them on stage, the two men have chemistry together on stage just like in the production of Top Dog Under Dog several years ago.  If you are ever NYC area, I would recommend seeing the production.  The costumes are fantastic.

I have been thinking more and more about knitting this bookish cardigan even in the same color.  Turquoise is color that I love and don’t mind having in my wardrobe.  I wouldn’t mind having the glasses the model is wearing either.  I feel like I need to have black skirt to coordinate with this cardigan other than with jeans.  This is a versatile piece that will probably stay with me for years.

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The other day during my lunch break, I went to check out Anthropologie’s clothes and jewelry (I also check out its home goods as well) to see what’s new.  I actually received a catalog from Anthropologie the other day, but wanted to see the clothes up front and personal.  I noticed that the company has done a lot of knit this season, and also admit that the NYC store does a wonderful job with styling the space.  The store also gives the feel of not only purchasing goods, but the idea of inspiration with books on art, creativity, and cooking.  I think the latter point is important because after looking at the prices of some of its knitwear and have to say it’s a good thing that I knit. 

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Girlfriend wants to be stylish, but doesn’t want to spend every last dime achieving that goal.  I took some photos of the cardigans and sweaters at the store  This floating sparks cardigan costs $98.00 and it’s not made of all wool.  It’s mixed with some good quality synthetic fabric, but I probably knit this cardigan for less by using a sport weight yarn with a natural fiber.  I do like the design element that the designer created.  All the sweater has a mix of of wool, mohair, nylon other synthetic fabrics.

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This next item is called the scarf-wrapped sweater is probably one of my favorite out of the collection. It’s a cardigan and scarf that you can button or unbutton.  The cost of this item is $148.00.

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This next item is called the set free cardigan that is made of wool, arylic, nylon, mohair, and spandex.  I like the look and the fact that it has a fair isle design, and it’s priced at $128.00.

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I love these trousers and probably have a pattern that I can use to get a similar look.  Actually the trousers would coordinate with the set free cardigan.   I like the drawstring and pockets and think perhaps a pinstripe or a subtle plaid.

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