|Sweater: Gap, Cowl: Vero Moda, Skirt: Meadow Rue, Anthro, Boots: from Norway|
Well, Anthro sure put a price on my head - the other day, a fed ex courier knocked on our door with a parcel from Anthropologie. They'd sent me a big scented candle - it smells lovely, of pomegranates I believe, and it came in such a cute jar too. There was also a little note saying they hoped I'd feel better soon, and some mysterious cardboard thingie with an A printed on it that I almost threw in the recycling, thinking it was just packaging. "Let me have a look at that," said Victor, and after my husband had fiddled with it for a minute, the thing popped open to reveal an Anthro gift card and a receipt. Can you guess how much the gift card was for?
Now, I realise Anthro weren't obliged to give me anything at all after one of their shelves fell on my head last week. (It hurt. A lot.) And I certainly wasn't expecting a gift card at all. So this isn't me being bitchy, this is me being bemused. They gave me £25, which equates to roughly $40. "That's the price on your head," my husband hoots. "Twenty-five quid!" I'm like, "Come on, I've got a degree and everything! Isn't my head worth at least 50?" Not to mention the massage I wound up getting to soothe all the tightened muscles in my back and neck so I'd be able to sleep a whole night straight - which I couldn't, post-shelf - because I kept waking up in pain - that massage cost rather more than £25.
Joking aside, I did end up putting the gift card to good use this Sunday, after Victor and I had decided it was right for me to accept it. Thanks to the 20% discount (yes, we got the same Black Friday deal in the UK, except it lasted all weekend!) plus the gift card, I could buy this brand new skirt for what I thought was a pretty fair price. Obviously, I plan on wearing it every day for the rest of my life. Hence my investment in the matching cowl. Prepare to get heartily sick of them both - because I genuinely don't have the space or the money for any more skirts!
Note: The skirt looks longer than me than on the model - that's because I sized up for extra length - the waistband is a bit loose, but I can easily take that in myself with a stitch or two.