Blue Bombus Dress ($118). The Blue Bombus Dress aka The Bee Dress aka The Fly Dress was an item that really caught my eye online. I instantly added it to my wish list and prayed to the Anthro gods that it would be at my local store. My prayers were answered as it was the first item I saw when I walked in the door. The print was even lovelier in person. I adore the vibrant colors and yes, I even love the bees that look like flies. Why yall hatin' on the flies? I grabbed a size 6 and made a "bee"line to the fitting room. The dress fit great everywhere except the chest area. It kinda did this weird poufy thing in the middle of the front and back. Something was just off about it. The material under my arms also stuck out in a weird way. I decided to try a size 8, but I was skeptical that it would work because the arms holes were already verging on being too big. Yep, I was right. The fit was pretty much the same as the 6 except the arm holes were way too big. I think this dress would work better on someone with a flatter chest. I was very sad this one didn't work out, but some things just aren't meant to "bee." Pass.
Sky Trails Maxi Dress ($168). I had noticed this vibrant blue dress online, but I counted it out because I thought the neckline would be too low on me. However, when I saw it in the store, I just had to try it. It's so beautiful in person, and it had more of a hippy/boho vibe to it than the catalog shot suggested. I tried a small at first, but it felt a little big. Yes, you heard me right:. the small was too big. Clearly, this dress fits huge. I had the SA grab me a x-small, and it fit perfect. Even the length was spot on. The only issue I have with it is the arm holes are a little too low cut. There are 2 pieces of fabric that meet under the arms, so I think I might have a tailor sew in a little dart on each side to keep the pieces together. Purchased with my birthday discount.
Ines Column Dress ($188). That eighth wonder of the world, the Pieced Column Dress, the dress that made my body look banging (or like a busted can of biscuits depending on who you are), now has a lacy sister in the Ines Column Dress. I tried on a size medium, and it fit great. Once again, Jerry was speechless. Let's just say he's a fan. It's a beautiful dress to be sure, but I don't know where I would wear it. This version is a little fancier than it's striped sister. I still haven't ruled it out, but I think my money would be better spent on something I could wear more often. Wishlisted.
Arched Careena Dress in Ivory ($158). I tried this dress on in my last set of reviews but in the blue colorway. I love the blue, but the last couple of dresses I've bought have been that color, so I think I'm good on blue dresses for awhile. I decided to give the ivory version a go, and I loved it just as much if not better than the blue. The size 8 was a perfect fit. I really hope this one is still around at sale time. Wishlisted.
Rusicada Asymmetric Top ($88) with Cordial Wide-Legs ($128). I fell in love with the catalog shot of this outfit. It is such a gorgeous photo and definitely did it's job of convincing me that I needed these items in my life. I tried a medium, my usual size in Tiny, and it fit beautifully. I know this top might not be for everyone, but it's right up my alley. There was no way I was leaving the store without it. I tried the jeans in a size medium, as well. They fit good, but I couldn't get past the maternity jeans vibe of the elastic waist. Yes, they are comfortable, and I love the lightweight, linen feel of the fabric, but I feel $128 is too much to pay for glorified pajama pants. Maybe I'll consider them on sale. For now, I'll pass.
Tied-Hem Tank ($58) and Blackbird Shorts ($88). Yeah, yeah, laugh it up. I'm very much aware that these two items don't go together, but it just worked out that I had them on at the same time in the dressing room. Better that, than the alternative - my undergarments. You just think a little bit a naughty lighting and sheer fabric got people all riled up...LOL! Anyway, you'll have to try and visualize them separately. This top is pretty much the Summer version of the Catalan Tee that I purchased back in the Fall. I really love the turquoise print and cool, relaxed vibe. Most of all, I love the price. I purchased it in a size small with my birthday discount. These shorts were a little out of my comfort zone style-wise, but I'm incapable of passing up anything with a bird on it. These reminded me of a shorter version of the culottes I had to wear back in my Christian school days. I didn't hate them, but I did feel a little granny in them. Maybe styled the right way they could be cute. These are a size 8. Pass.
Endpoint Dress ($118). Ok, so this dress is way out of my comfort zone print-wise, but it looked really comfortable, so I decided to give it a try just for fun. I tried a size 8, and I thought it fit pretty good for what it is - a sack dress. It was indeed comfy, but that's about the only positive I can say about it. It just did nothing for me. Pass.
Urubamba Tank ($78) with Season Staple Shorts ($58). I grabbed this top because I thought it looked really pretty with the shorts. Also, I wanted an excuse to get these shorts in another color. I do believe these are my most favorite shorts ever. I tried the tank in a small and the shorts in a 10. Both fit great, and I loved them together. They will be mine, all mine, very soon. Wishlisted.