Pinstripe Blouson Chemise ($58). I couldn't resist trying on a couple of chemises. I mean, a dress for $58 from Anthro? Yes, please. The only problem I usually have with these is the sheerness factor. However, I didn't find this particular one sheer at all. I tried on a medium and it fit WELL (happy, grammar popo's?). There was nothing really to dislike about it, but it just didn't do anything for me. Pass.
Topock Halter Dress ($128). The pattern on this dress kinda reminded me of 90's decor or a bedspread from a cheap motel, but there was also a Southwestern vibe to it that I was digging. I tried it on in a medium, and what do you know? I loved it! The roominess of this dress also called for a belt. Of course, since it's a halter that age old question came up: What kind of bra am I going to wear with this? Since it has a built in shelf bra, I decided to break bad and try it on sans bra. I was surprised to see that my boobs were locked and loaded into their proper places. That sealed the deal. I couldn't resist a dress I could wear without a bra. Free at last! Purchased.
Matunuck Chemise ($58). Here's the other chemise I spoke of. Since the skirt portion is double layered, this one didn't have any sheerness issues either. I tried on a size small, and I really loved it except for one minor issue: It had this weird excess fabric in the back. It was really odd. It was like they made it for a hunchback or something. I even tried on another one to make sure it wasn't that particular dress. Still, it wasn't a deal breaker. I considering purchasing it, but I rationalized with myself that I have a dress of similar color and style from Old Navy. Pass.
Stone Harbor Dress ($128). I was drawn to the vibrant color of this dress. I tried on a size 6, and it fit me well. However, the sleeves were so big they made me feel like a linebacker. Also, the dress felt a little matronly to me. Jerry actually liked it, but I wasn't convinced. Pass.
Parvati Maxi Dress ($298). Well, hello there, beautiful! I wasn't sure about this dress on the hanger. It's a little over the top with it's bright colors, but once I got it on, it was love. I tried on a size 6 and the fit was perfect. It was super flattering to my figure and just flowed beautifully when I walked. The length was perfect, as well. The shoulders are made out of a different fabric than the rest of the dress, and I found them to be a tad bit itchy. Still, I could probably deal with the itchy shoulders. A small sacrifice for a dress this beautiful. The price killed it, though. I'll just have to hold out hope there will be one around in my size once it goes on sale. Wishlisted.
Corvida Crossed Maxi Dress ($288). Who could resist this dress with the cute birdies? Actually, after taking a peak at the price tag it was pretty easy to resist, but I decided to try it on for fun. This dress was a beast to get into. The straps are really hard to figure out. In fact, I never did get them right. I decided to give up and just take the damn picture. I tried on a size 6, and I felt like it was a little big. There was too much volume up top, and it just wasn't flattering. Oh well, bye bye, birdies. Pass.
Caravan Patchwork Top ($88). I was really attracted to the embroidery on this top. I tried on a size small and it fit, but I just wasn't feeling it. First, it would require a cami underneath, and I don't like to layer during the Summer if I can help it. In addition, the drawstring just cheapened it for me. Pass.
Phlox-Dotted Peasant Blouse ($128). I can't resist a good peasant blouse, so taking this one back to the fitting room was a no brainer for me. This sucker looked huge, so I grabbed a XS. Once again, this top would require something underneath because it's virtually see through. (And yes, I know, my bra is blatantly on display for all to see. It's that darn dirty lighting again.) Unfortunately, the fit was just off on this top. It did nothing for me. Also, the fabric felt a little rough on the skin. Pass.
Hydrangea Border Cardigan ($128). I knew I wouldn't be purchasing this sweater, but it was so beautiful I couldn't resist trying it on. This is a size small, and it fit well. However, there would only be a handful of days I could wear this in North Carolina. It has a very Summer vibe to it, but the long sleeves would not bode well for 90 degree days. I could see this being a great piece for someone who lives in a locale with mild Summers. Alas, it just wouldn't be practical for me. Pass.