It's that time again! I made a trip to my nearest Anthropologie this past weekend and tried on lots of pretty things. I love all the vibrant colors and lighter fabrics that Spring brings to the store. I lucked out and got a huge dressing room this time around, so I had plenty of space to indulge in some Anthro retail therapy. As usual, I ended up deleting some things from my wishlist, but I also added a few.
Scattered Stellata Dress ($128). This dress was at the top of my wishlist, so I was really excited to try it on. I tried a size medium, and, at first glance, I loved it. However, once I walked closer to the mirror in my cavernous dressing room, I noticed that my tummy pooch was being displayed in all it's glory. I don't mind a little bit of tummy, but I know from past experience that it can cause mass hysteria in the majority of the population. Seriously, though, it wasn't very flattering on me. Even I have my standards, and emphasizing my flabby gut is crossing the line. If you got abs of steel, this dress will be great for showing them off. For the rest of us mere mortals, it's a pass.
Brimming Borders Mini-Dress ($288). I saw this little number from across the room, and it was love at first sight. I fell hard for the cut-out shoulders, off-centered embroidery, and delicate beading. I knew the shape might be a problem on me, so I armed myself with a belt. What a difference the belt made! I really, really wanted to purchase this. However, there was just one teeny, tiny problem: the price. This is a really well made dress, but $288 is a lot in my world. Hopefully, we can be reunited at sale time. For now, I will have to be satisfied with admiring it from afar. Wishlisted.
Konza Dress ($168). This dress caught my eye a few weeks ago while I was browsing online. I immediately added it to my wishlist in a size 6. That's the size I thought I had grabbed in the store, but after struggling to get it over my boobs, I decided to look at the tag. I grabbed a size 6 UK which is a size 2 US. Oops! This is the size 2. After I discovered my error, I had Jerry grab me a real size 6. The 6 was a perfect fit. I may have finally had enough room in the dress, but I didn't have enough room in the budget to bring this home with me. I hope to make it mine next month. I can see this being a cute, comfy dress to wear with flats and sandals throughout the Spring and Summer. Wishlisted.
Inwood Dress ($148). Just looking at this dress on the hanger, I was pretty positive it wasn't going to work on me, but Jerry encouraged me to try in on anyway. I was right (as usual). This is a size 6, and the skirt portion had way too much material going on, and the pockets added even more bulk. The color pallete was very similar to the Konza Dress above, and the Konza was way more flattering on me. Pass.
Fan-Cut Iberis Dress ($168). I tried this dress on for fun. On the hanger, it just seemed way to sweet for my taste, but once I got it on, I really liked it. This is a size 8. It's super comfortable, and the cutouts in the front and the back are really sexy. My only negative is that it's a tad on the long side, but that's an easy fix. I think the price is a little high on this one, so I'm going to try and wait it out until sale time. Wishlisted.
Torchon Embossed Ponte Dress ($128). This dress was on a mannequin just outside the store. It was styled with a simple skinny belt and a pendant necklace. I'd been admiring this one online and had added it to my wishlist, so seeing it styled sealed the deal. I tried on this color and the cream one. The size medium fit great in both. I preferred the cream one, because I felt it was more versatile and the color was more flattering on me. The comfort, fit, and versatility of this dress sold me at full price. I purchased it in the cream color and added this color to my wishlist.
Chambray Romper ($128). I couldn't resist this 70's inspired denim romper. I've always wanted one of these. The store was all out of size 8's, so I tried on a size 10. It was a perfect fit! The bonus is I don't have to wear a bra with this. The top is fitted enough that the girls are locked and loaded. The faux brown buttons down the side (it zips) are a nice touch, and I love the wide legs. So groovy! I plan on wearing this with wedges in the Summer. Say what you want about this. Honey badger don't care. This romper makes me happy, and I don't have anything like it in my closet. Purchased.
Fairweather Plaid Buttondown ($78). I don't wear a lot of plaid, but this plaid blouse really appealed to me. I like the Spring-like colors and gauzy fabric. This is a size 8, and the buttons pulled a little through the chest. I think a size 10 would have been a better fit. I'm not willing to pay full price for it, but I will definitely purchase this on sale. Wishlisted.
Marya Sweater ($118) with the Urubamba Tank ($78). I saw these two hanging out in the store together, and I thought they had a really cool, beachy vibe. I tried a size small in both the sweater and the tank. I liked the fit of the sweater. Unfortunately, the fabric felt like a tobacco sheet. I know, most of you probably don't know what tobacco sheets feel like. Believe me, not good. I have traumatic memories of lying on tobacco sheets at 5 am when I was suppose to be helping my parents with "putting in tobacco." The top was very comfy, but it just didn't quite feel like my style. On the other hand, Jerry loved this combo. His enthusiasm wasn't enough to convince me, though. Pass on both.
Parquet Pullover ($78). I really loved the maxi dress version of this fabric, but I already own a very similar maxi from last year. Not one to be deterred, I decided to give the top a try. The size small fit good, and it was beyond comfortable. However, it just didn't wow me. Also, it's a little on the sheer side. I might consider this one on sale, but for now, I passed.
Mystery Top. Sorry, but I can't seem to find this one online. I was attracted to the pretty, feminine print and the lace detailing. I've been watching a lot of Mad Men lately, and this reminded me of that era. I can see Betty Draper totally rocking this blouse. The size 6 fit good, but I just wasn't feeling it. I think it was a little too boxy on me which took away from all the feminine details. Pass.