It's that time once again! It's time for Anthropologie Fitting Room Reviews or as some people like to call it "Guess Which Items Bonnie Will Choose by Picking Out the Ones that Look Hideous on Her." So, get out your scorecards, and let's see how many you get right this time!
Ever Placid Top ($68). The name of this top makes me giggle like a school girl. Oh wait, that's flacid I'm thinking of not placid. Oops, my bad! I made a list last week of 4 things that I wanted to try on in the store and this top was one of them. Once in the store, I actually had to seek it out. I felt like I was on an Easter Egg hunt. I finally spotted it after walking around the store craning my neck looking on all the bottom shelves. I hate how Anthro has those secret bottom shelves on their display tables that you can only see if you're standing on your head. The grey slub knit and comfort factor are what drew me to this top. The store was all out of smalls, so I tried on a medium. Both myself and the SA agreed it was too big. Even in the larger size, I absolutely loved this top. It's so soft, and it has long sleeves! Eureka! I have the hardest time finding long sleeved shirts in the winter. I placed an online order in the store for a size small in this top, and it's on its way to me now via free shipping!
Striped Intersection Top ($98). This is not a top I had a desire to try on. It's so not my style, but the SA seemed to think I would love it. I gave it a go in a size small, and I was not impressed. The fit was fine, but I felt like a candy striper. Correction: a cross eyed candy striper with crazy hair. Say that 5 times real fast. Pass.
Warmth and Respite Cardigan ($88) and Scalloped Perimeter Belt ($48). This sweater was another item I had on my list. I knew I would love this as soon as I saw it online. It's the perfect sweater for a cardigan whore. Green? Check. Cotton? Check. Cute ruffle at the bottom? Checkmate. Thanks goodness for Guinevere! That brand always comes up with the most awesome cotton sweaters. If my skin could sing, its favorite song would be "We Laugh Indoors" by Death Cab For Cutie. "I loved you Guinevere..." Ok, enough of that, back to the review. I tried the sweater on in a size small and loved it just as much as I thought I would. If I had to pick out a negative it would be the sleeves. I wish they were long instead of 3/4 length, but it's nothing a good 'ole long sleeved shirt can't resolve. The belt is yet another item that was on my list. This was the last one left in the store. The SA said they had been flying off the shelves, so I felt fortunate that the last one was in my size, medium. It was fate I tell ya! I purchased both of these items. I know, get out your calculators and tell me how bad I've been.
Lakshya Cardigan ($88). I couldn't resist the beautiful embroidery on this little cardigan, so I had to bring it back to the fitting room with me. Once I got it on, I felt pretty blah about it, and it was a little too boxy in shape for my liking. This is a size small. Pass.
Cavendish Sweater ($148). This was the 4th and final item on my list. I literally gasped when I saw this sweater online. I absolutely loved the colors, and it looked so warm and cozy. I was praying to the Anthro gods that they would have this sweater in the store, and they did! However, I was a little disappointed when I saw it because I noticed some metallic threads woven into it. I'm not a big fan of metallic, but I decided to give it a try anyway. I'm so glad I did! The metallic threading is not overdone and adds a little something, something to this sweater. There was no way I wasn't bringing this home with me, so I decided to spend the rest of my monthly budget and make it mine. No more Anthro for me until next month!
Constant Salutation Top ($78). This little top reminded me of a maternity top I got from A Pea in the Pod when I was pregnant with my daughter. I loved that top. It was one of those tops that shows off the bump rather than hide it. I practically lived in it during my pregnancy. So, for sentimental reasons I had to give this one a try. I tried on a size small, and the fit was very flattering to my curves, but the best part about it was the asymmetrical neckline. Loved it! This is a size small. Wishlisted.
Melodious Cardigan ($98). I thought this was such a cute sweater, but I was unsure about the color for me. Once I got it on, I really loved the color and the fit, but not enough to pay $98 for it. This is a size small. Wishlisted for sale.
Brushed Terra Dress ($148). This type of dress is right up my alley. It has a very interesting texture and the fit is divine. I've read some reviews that complain about the drab color and the pattern reminding them a little too much of grandma's drapes. Well, call me old fashioned because I happen to like the pattern. The color doesn't bother me either, but the SA brought up a good point. He said this dress was very basic and the color made it hard to "juzz up." I tried on a size medium. Wishlisted pending juzzing up ideas.
Fluttering Flora Dress ($148). This is the exact same dress as the Brushed Terra above, just a different color and print. Once again, a great fit in a size medium, and it looks smoking with the Braided Plait Belt. I love how the slip is shorter than the dress, letting some light through the beautiful pattern. I went back and forth between this dress and the Brushed Terra. I asked 3 SA's and Jerry which one they liked better and the unanimous vote was this one.
Sorted Stripes Dress ($178). I don't know what on earth possessed me to try on this dress, but here I am in all my glory. Laugh it up! Horizontal stripes on this figure are never a good idea. Some of those poor stripes looked like they were hanging on for dear life, especially the ones in the chest region. Aside from the stripes, the shape of this dress is horrible on me. Just look at those thunder thighs! This one is wrong on so many levels. Pass.
Swing Away Dress ($158). I've heard good things about this dress, so I wanted to try it on for myself. It just didn't work on me. This is a size 6, and it was huge. I know that's the way it's suppose to fit, but it did not do me any favors. I tried belting it but that didn't help either. Pass.