Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Anthropologie Reviews - Random Stuffs

Just a few things I tried on that didn't seem to fit with the other categories.

So here are four items that I really loved.  Would purchase any one of them on sale.  Short and sweet here (time has been such an issue lately - ugh) so the pictures will have to account for most of the reviewing. I really think that works best anyway.  :)

Skewed Pullover
Funky, quirky, great print.  I just loved this.  Not much more to say other than it fit TTS.  I keep thinking about this one when I lay in bed at night.  May have to bit even at full price ($88).

Not sure what I'd actually wear this with but it was so cute.  And soft. I loved the back.  Would probably be a good topper for dresses and long sleeved tees in the fall.

In the catalog this is shown with a large stretchy belt and I can see why.  The thin elastic waistband of this otherwise perfect silk skirt is it's downfall.  It creates some weird bunching around the waist of anyone who doesn't have a perfectly flat tummy (and that's pretty much all of us, right?).  Otherwise, the length was perfect, it was so flowy and feminine.  I love the butterfly wing look print.  With a stretchy belt and on sale (it is now $188 - ouch) I may reconsider.

Lapel Skirt
This skirt actually came home with me but then went right back to the store.  It is seriously very cute.  The print is little orange and white apples.  I love the folded down look of the waist.  But I just felt it widened my hips a bit to much.  And maybe the $88 price tag gave me buyer's remorse, I don't know, but I just felt I had to return it.  My husband loved it though - oddly enough.  Runs true to size and is made of a men's dress shirt quality cotton.  If it goes on sale, it may come home again. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Anthropologie Reviews - Dresses

More from last month.  Tried on a ton of dresses but had trouble finding a good fit.  Sorry for the crappy photos - used my son's cheapo point and shoot that has been dropped one too many times.

Sky Stories Dress
Isn't this dress just so cute on the model in the catalog?  Well, I know why she is laying down in the pic, this dress does very weird things to the boobs.  I'm going to blame the lack of support up top due to the tie in back and little backless section, but this did not work on me at all.  I can't even imagine it on someone who actually has boobs.  In fact, the entire bodice area fit very strange.  I felt this was loose on but in the pics it looks like I'm straining the fabric.  Very cute from the back though and a great length.  So pretty on the hangar, but...  And I don't think there is a bra made that you can wear with this other than pasties.

The "I Have No Idea What This Dress Is" Dress
I cannot lie, I love a maxi.  This one has a simple shape that just works.  I can't find it online so let's just call is The Hungry Caterpillar Dress.  Doesn't it remind you of Eric Carle books??  Anyway, this one fit like a dream.  Not much to say, it's a basic maxi in a great smooth fabric and funky print.  Loved it but didn't bite that day.  May go back and see if it is still there though.  Fit was TTS.  I'm 5'6 and the dress just hit the floor.

Every other picture I have seen on this dress on a "real" lady were wonderful.  On me though it is just too much dress.  It really widened my body from the boobs all the way to the floor.  Sigh...I wanted to like it.  I think it runs large.

I liked this dress but just not enough.  The length wasn't quite right as it hit just above my ankles.  But I loved the fit of the top.  I think finding a bra would be difficult though as it did dip quite a bit in front and sat low in back.  The top portion is like a very comfy jersey blend and the bottom is silk.  Very cute dress in a funky print.  Ran TTS.  There are small slits on either side at the bottom hem.

One of the most comfy and well made dresses ever.  This is such a flattering fit that I think anybody could wear it.  Loved the pattern as well.  And for only $158 I thought this was a steal.  My only issue was the length.  Knee length typically doesn't work for me as it gives no shape to my legs.  But, on sale, I might reconsider.  Ran TTS and I do urge you to try it on.  I adore Tracy Reese!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Anthropologie Shorts Reviews

Ok.  I've had these pics for a while (a month actually, bad blogger) so figure I might as well just throw together a quick post.  For the record, I did not purchase any of the shorts shown here.  They all just didn't work for me for one reason or another.  I did however LOVE the AG Stevie crops.  Just didn't want to pop over almost $200 for them.  They remain on my wish list though.  :)

Here we go.  For the most part, I will let the pics speak for themselves.

Belted & Banded Shorts
 From the front, very cute.  A little short, but the fit was perfect and true to my normal size.  But the back - no way!!  I cannot wear a pant or short that doesn't have pockets.  It just looks like something is missing.  Um, yup, that would be the pockets!!  The belt is cute though.

These were so cute that I really wanted to love them.  Great length.  They ran just a bit tight but one size up was too big.  Hate when that happens.  But what is worse than no back pockets??  Teeny tiny, low set pockets that make even my smallish rear look large and unshapely.  Another to go back on the rack.  Boo!

Finally experienced what all the hype is about these pants.  The AG Stevies are awesome fitting (and even have good rear pockets).  These fit TTS and had some great stretch.  Fit like a glove.  $168 was just a bit too much for me though so I'm hoping for a sale...soon.  Or I might just bite the bullet and get them.  Oh, the white ones were so awesome too.  Great for summer!