Thursday, March 5, 2009

Anthropologie Reviews 3.5.09

Wow, Anthropologie is bursting at the seams with the cutest tops and most adorable dresses these days!  I am overwhelmed but will be generating quite a wish list.  The thing with Anthropologie is that I really need to try things on.  Some things look fantastic on the website and then horrible on me - while others I wouldn't take a second look at online but are gorgeous in person.  I went down there today to try a few things on... some things I couldn't find in store so I am still thinking about what to get.  I tried several dresses but wasn't quite sure enough to purchase on the spot.  I did find a sweet little top on sale for $29.95 (Serpentine Path Tank in  brown) that did come home with me, though!  It is super cute in person with the little twirly ruffles that circle the bottom of the tank.  I was overwhelmed with all the new tops & sweaters & displays so I mainly focused on just trying on a few of the dresses that stood out to me.

Here are some of my try-ons:

Afternoon-at-Ease Dress in Raspberry, $148.00, size S.  This was super comfortable and I love the color!  I do wish I had worn my Spanx.  Despite all the fabric in the front it was a little clingy on the sides.  The only thing I'm not sure of is the tie in the back... anything that ties in the back reminds me of maternity wear which I was in for most or part of the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 - so after five years straight of that I'm ready for a new look!

Two Rivers Dress in Dark Grey, $118.00, size S.  Wow, very very comfy.  Flattering on me?  Not as much.  There is a lot of fabric in that skirt which kind of starts too high up on me in the hip/tummy area with no defined waist band.  Less hips/tummy and I think this would look great though!  I think it had pockets also... can't remember for sure.

Flowers and Thyme Dress in Red Motif, $99.95 (regularly $188.00), size 6.  I would not have given this a second look online but I really do like it.  The bow on the bodice is just pinned on so you can remove it.  

Behind-The-Clouds Dress in Yellow, $138.00, size 4.  I loved this.  Really.  I love the color and I love the swiss dot fabric.  My only hesitation is that it may look too "young" for me.  It has pockets on the sides.  I am still thinking about it.

Profiterole Blouse  in a soft green color not shown on the site, on sale for $69.95 in-store.  There was only one of these so I grabbed it to try.  Unfortunately this is an XS and tight, tight, tight.  Because I love, love, love this!  If only it were a S.  The neckline is just scrumptious!  Get a closer look at it on the website where the photography is not so blurry!  I could eat it up!


  1. The neckline on that profiterole blouse is divine! Re: the behind the clouds dress - as long as you don't wear it with white bobby socks and black patent mary janes, you'll be fine. It's very flattering.

    And I'm right with you on the back tie - my youngest is 6 1/2, but I still have back tie issues - and issues with many empire waists, which I love.

    Great pics, thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the Raspberry and Yellow dress, but COMPLETELY understand about the back tie issue...I am right there with you! I was pregnant or nursing from 2003-2008, so I don't care to wear anything remotely resembling maternity clothing. ;)

  3. Thank you for the input FFM and Heidi!! My husband liked the raspberry right away but wasn't going for the yellow. I like it though - and might be nice for Easter - maybe with a white cardigan and grown up shoes & pearls...

  4. Oooh, I love the red print dress, the tank and the yellow. I just recvd the wildest print on a jacket that I will review soon. Mr. Gi wasn't excited but I figure I will wear it when I am not with him. I say go for the yello. It's super cute.

  5. You know, I think I do need the yellow! Unfortunately it is sold out online in my size... another run downtown coming up... :) thanks Gigi!