Saturday, March 26, 2011

Anthro Reviews - Sugar Work, Quiet Blush, Slubby Tulip

Ahh to have a Saturday to myself.  So what did I do?  Well, I had to return most of my sale order to Anthropologie and figured I'd try a few (well, more than a few) things on.  Did a little purchasing as well.

Here's some of my fitting room fun.

Sugar Work Skirt
This skirt is so cute!  I totally knew it was coming home with me before trying it on.  It is a great length, heavy weight material that holds it's shape, and it has pockets.  There is nothing I don't like about it.  My husband is not a fan of the "poufy" skirts as he puts it but that's his issue.  The fit was TTS.  Here's me in the fitting room:
I paired this with the Anadyomene Cardigan which I am now kicking myself for not buying.  May have to place an online order as I feel this one will sell out.

I know this one has been done and done and done before.  Don't believe I read any reviews where the blogger loved it.  I always loved it on them though so I was happy to get my hands on one today.  As is typical, I'm going against the grain here.  I love it.  Not with the dark tank I have on underneath, or my messy hair, but dressed up right, this is a very sweet and feminine dress.  The fit was perfect and TTS.  The fabric was very free flowing and the sash hit in just the right spot although I do wish it was a tad wider.  As seen in the Anthro site pic, it looks nice without the sash too and that's probably what I would do. I like that the lining was a separate slip from the dress.  This did not come home with me, but if it gets marked down, I'm all over it.

This dress looked so comfy and pretty on the rack that I had to try it on.  And that's where the love affair ended.  The fabric is cute, it is super comfy and I love the back.  BUT, it did nothing for me whatsoever.  Ran large in my opinion.  I am wearing an XS here and it felt too loose in the waist.  There is elastic there but it didn't stay up where I would've liked it.  Perhaps this would be a great dress for curvier girls because it is very light and pretty.  On me it just accentuates my lack of boobs and butt.  Not the look we're going for.  :)
As you can probably tell from the fitting room pics, I tried on a ton of stuff.  More reviews to come.

Any new purchases for summer yet?


  1. The real reason men have a dislike for full skirts...they can't see your rear end in outline.

    L.O.V.E. the skirt on you. And totaly agree about the Quiet Blush. Your coloring prevents washout. I happen to love the dress too. But I'm too pale and Blonde/Gray haired to pull it off.

    The Slubby MEH Tulip. Looks like a Swim Suit cover-up from Salvation Army.

    This week I reviewed Modcloth's Enchanting Entomologist Dress by Corey Lynn Calter, and Anthro's Great Dots Maxi Dress by Moulinette Seours.

    I'm on a spending spree at the momment, so too many too list. But I did luck out and score Sept 2010's Pick-A-Bunch-Cardi by Tabitha on Pop Back 2nd cut $40.


    Ready for More Reviews When You Are.

  2. I hear you Laura! My husband would have me trapsing around in a tube top as a skirt if he could. LOL I guess we have similar tastes in clothing. Very funny about the salvation army coverup. You are right! Congrats on the cardi score. That is wonderful at $40.

  3. I love the Sugar Work Skirt! It looks great on you. I'm glad you picked it up. I agree that the teal cardi is a perfect match. Thanks for the reviews!

  4. i am in love with your yellow skirt and blush dress, soooo pretty. You look beautiful with it x

  5. hahahahhahah I just loved Laura's comment on how the Slubby Tulip Drees looks like a Swim Suit cover-up from Salvation Army. hahahah She couldnt have put it better. I mean if someone with an amazing body like yours cant make this one look good, then I wont even look at it twice! As for the skirt.. I ADORE IT on you and was super happy to hear that you took it with you!