Monthly Archives: February 2012

Once Upon a Time at Anthropologie

So last month I got to work at Anthropologie for a couple days. A new store was opening in January here in Oklahoma City and a friend of mine was hired as a manager. Boy did I feel lucky when she asked me to help prep the store for their grand opening! I hung up my mommy hat and donned my dusty work hat. It was so exciting see the store unfold and become what we all know Anthropologie stores to be – a treasure trove of inspiration, beauty and retail perfection.

I got to work on one of the art displays, my own personal favorite attribute of Anthro. They had people from all over the country working to help get the store to standard. One of the gals painted this giant mural of an Oklahoma landscape and then we cut it up and put them inside these old canvas frames. It was so much fun being a part. I also steamed ALOT of pretty dresses.

It was also awesome to see a local artist there, creating one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture and displays for the environment onsite. Jerrod made the coffee table you see above (borrowed from his instagram).

Belt courtesy of forthemakers.com

This was what I wore to the opening party I got to attend with a girlfriend. Don’t tell, but none of it was from Anthro! I was also sporting a sassy new haircut – my friend Erin says it makes me look like Roxie Hart. (Thanks Erin!)

We ended up doing more chatting and eating the yummy hors d’oeuvres from Deep Fork than shopping, but it was still a great time oohing and aahing over things we couldn’t afford to buy. Ultimately it was a great opportunity to do something special and different, but it really made me appreciate my role as a mom so much more. I don’t think I would cut it in the retail industry! Now, if I could help with the store displays, THAT would be another story. :)

Okie Blogger Night Out

Oklahoma has some pretty cool bloggers. Last fall one of them decided to start getting them all together at one event, and three meetups later, the event has grown into a pretty awesome thing.

This time it was served up at The Makeup Bar, and the hostesses there were so generous and accommodating.  I got to go with a new friend of mine, Elle who writes Memories of a Wannabe Gypsy – she has a wonderful blog, and such an inspiring spirit – love her!

I got a free brow wax and smokey eye makeup done by Kim, who was so sweet and made me feel pretty glamorous and pampered!  There was a mixologist from Deep Fork Grill serving up some great drinks. I tried the peach belini, and she even took the time to show me how to make it – too bad my mommy brain doesn’t remember. Not only that, they had some yummy food for us to enjoy and the cutest little cupcakes from Green Goodies.

I got to meet my favorite mommy blogger, Emery – she’s a fantastic and witty writer and everything she writes about I just nod in agreement, yes, yes, YES! My friends, Erin and Rachel were there from Pippin & Pearl and Pencil Shavings, both great ladies and wonderful artists. Also, Kelly Beall from Design Crush who is an AWESOME blogger – you may remember that I met her at a charity project a while back. Kathleen was there too, whom I met at the last meetup, and we were in awe over her tallness and our shortness. Ha! It was fun meeting new people too, although I didn’t get to meet everyone – maybe next time! Thanks everyone for such a wonderful event!

If you want to check out some okie bloggers for yourself, here is a list of everyone who was there:

Danielle from www.elleinadspir.com // Susan from www.workingcloset.com // Shana from www.gorillabuns.typepad.com // Melissa from www.pineapplelilyblog.com // Alison from www.shopcrawlr.com // Caroline from www.iamagreedygirl.com // Allison from www.feedingmytemple.com // Allyson from www.allysoninwonderland.com // Brigette from www.settlingwest.com // Sally from www.sallyspins.com // Rita from www.meandmyshortloffs.blogspot.com // Brandy from www.bellavitajewelry.blogspot.com // Stephanie from www.stephaniebice.com // Marek from www.mareksmusings.com // Anna from www.andeverythingniceblog.com // Melissa from www.sassafrass2point0.blogspot.com // Rachael from www.rachaelreally.com // Nikki from www.bradleybirth.com // Kara Kae from www.themomdiggity.com // Laura from www.steenstyle.com // Whitney from www.whitneykolb.com // Katie from  www.dishinanddishes.com

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All photos by Rex Barrett of Glass Eye Studios. To see more, go here.