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. 🙂

9 thoughts on “Once Upon a Time at Anthropologie”

  1. It sounds like you had a great time! Oklahoma City is really stepping it up. Your haircut looks great, you are such a classic beauty :o)

  2. Evie, what a cool opportunity! The cut-up mural is definitely my favorite thing that you shared – how gorgeous, and cool that it’s based on the local landscape. I come to work at a hip little sewing studio once a week and I know what you mean about trading your ‘mommy hat’ for a ‘work hat’. It’s refreshing! Anyway, thanks for sharing with us.

  3. I love that broken-up mural art. Gorgeous. We’re attempting an ambitious (for us) redecorating project in our girls’ bedroom and have a big huge space over their newly-separated bunkbeds to fill in. I think it would be cool to let them go all crazy on a big canvas and then frame the pieces individually like this. Thank you for sharing this! And may I borrow your photo to help generate ideas?

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