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If I had to define my personal style by identifying with a brand it would most definitely be Anthropologie. Classic, eclectic, vintage, colorful, detailed, superb craftsmanship. When I walk into that store I feel like I’m walking in to myself… or something like that. Figuratively of course.

From their website:

“We carefully design and select our products with an eye for craftsmanship, the smallest details, and that certain something special that makes each item you find in our stores and website more than novelty but a personal discovery. Our clothing, jewelry, and objects for home are always changing. So is our world. Our hope at Anthropologie is to share with you in the breathtaking possibility of it all.”

Whoa…. that’s deep! But so true!! I actually prefer to buy my funky clothes and furniture from thrift stores like Goodwill and estate sales (more on that later), but I get down with their style. They’ve bottled it and turned it into a brand. Anyone can appreciate that. Next up you’re going to see a Pemco commercial for the “Thrifty Northwest Shopper”, standing in the rain… waiting for the store to open. You heard it here FIRST folks. I want my cut.

Everyone who has visited the blog in the last week has seen that my friend Renae is stunningly gorgeous in every possible way. What they might not know is that she also has the skills to pay the bills when it comes to her own artform and that takes shape in the most resplendant jewelery I have seen in a long time! I identify with it in the same way that I do with Anthropologie, it’s eclectic, but classic… one of a kind. Some of the charms are found objects that can never be replicated. Her business on Etsy is just blowing up. If you like her style you had better get in on it before her prices go up because they will! Her brand is called Brooklyn Grace, click on the link and check it out. When she first launched, her photography was no bueno, she was doing it with her PHONE people! I immediately called her up let her know we needed to have a sit down.

Lovely Brooklyn Grace:

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Leave a comment and tell me which brand best represents your personal style. I’d love to know!

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  • I really love this post…not only your intro background story, but the photos are very lovely. I especially like the pattern behind the photos, it’s that level of layering and thought that you bring to your photos that is very unique.ReplyCancel

  • btw – I’m an Antropologie junkie myself…..I even ordered their limited edition letterpressed Hatch Show Print this week!ReplyCancel

  • Billy B

    When you do the follow-up on Estate/Garage Sales…I better get a special shout-out for being the tag-a-long when you just have to “brake for an estate sale…”ReplyCancel

  • i’ve worked hard to make the cmd+shift design brand incompass who i am. I am that brand/that brand is ME. But, personal style? That’s a tough one. I’m a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll and a whole lot computer nerd — i dont think ANY brand has those qualities OTHER than cmd+shift design. So there you go ;)ReplyCancel

  • Devon

    As always, love the blog and the pictures. You have such a gift. I’m so glad you figured that out early and were able to tap into it. Looking forward to your future blogs.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Starbuck

    I’m a mixture…some days its Free People all the way. Other days its Volcom. I guess it just depends on what side of the bed I get up from in the morning. :)ReplyCancel

  • Oh my I love her jewelry! It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for showing this!ReplyCancel