My future sister-in-law, Jill has asked me to go with her to Anthro tomorrow after my wedding dress appointment. Eeek...I'm getting my dress altered by the way. Ugh...I just hope they are able to make it work. I'm sure it'll be fine but I still feel nervous about it. So, tomorrow I'll take the Alice and return it. But I'm super excited to shop with Jill. She's an Anthro virgin, I'm hoping she'll make her first purchase tomorrow with the graduation gift card me and Chris gave her!
OK...onto some dressing room reviews. I'm super excited about these so here goes:
Acting Out Skirt - $88
The lovely Cat saw the Sapphire version of this skirt at her store and have decided to get it for me. It's currently on its way to me, but I saw it in my store and decided to try it on to see if the fit is similar to the original gray version. The one I have was a size 8 which fit fine but loose at the waist, so I decided to grab the 6 in this (the size Cat got me) and voila! Fits like a glove! The shape is the same as its original sister but the fabric is made of mostly tencel. I used to work for a wood products company, and when I was there, they were saying how a type of revolutionary fabric is going to come out made from wood cellulose. I introduce you Tencel! It's a harder fabric and shinier than your normal cotton but I love it. It's environmentally friendly and it looks dressier! At $88, I would pay full price for it. For something that fits this well and has such bulk, $88 is not bad at all. Thank you, Anthro!
Mystery Skirt 1 - $128???
I did not see this skirt online but if I were to name it, I'd name it the Starry Night Skirt. The design on it, which are little black and white circles, reminds me of the Van Gogh Starry Night painting. I believe the fabric is a wool with polyester lining. It's not pictured, but it did come with an elastic thin belt which hooks together by interlocking rings. I did love the length on the skirt. I think it'll suit shorter girls more since it came just above my knee. I did not care for the fit of it as much. I didn't hate it, but it was just so so for me. I think there are other skirts for the fall out currently that are much cuter. I'd definitely wait for a sale on this.
Mystery Skirt 2 - $158
I won't go into too much detail about this skirt since it's been pretty popular around the bloggy world and probably a lot of you have tried this on. I definitely had to size up on this, to an 8. But then with Anthro skirts, sizes are always a hit or miss for me. I did love the fit, the design, and the ruffles cascading down on the side. I think at $158, it is EXTREMELY steep for a skirt, but will be hunting this down once it hits sale...if it ever does.
I fell in love with the ruffles down this skirt when I first saw it online. I don't know why I waited until now to try it on. Once on, I was underwhelmed. I believe this was meant to be worn at the high waist because if it wasn't, it'd be way too long. Even at my high waist, the bottom hit right below my knee. Shorter girls will be disappointed with this. Additionally, the ruffles for some reason highlighted my tummy too much. I felt like my tummy was protruding out a little bit. Finally, I couldn't help but feel a bit itchy in this. BIG no no! The fit is TTS though and I probably might have to consider this come sale time.
Ahh...another top/bottom connected dress. The top is a silk material, which made this dress feel dressier than normal. The ruffled neckline made me feel like I had a statement necklace on...and I loved it. The bottom skirt is made of cotton with wonderful blue floral/paisley patterns. Plus, it has pockets! I think the fit is TTS and the length is perfect for my 5'5" height. Personally, I think the price of $138 is a great compromise for the quality of the dress. If you're looking for a special occasion dress, this one fits the bill. How many special occasion dresses can you buy for $150 or less right? Wishlisted for me..hoping for a sale.
I saved the best one for last, gals! I saw this dress a couple of times before and every time I pass by it, I think "garbage bag". On the mannequin, it looked dowdy and I'm not a huge fan of dresses with no structure. But yesterday, I decided to give it a try and OH MY GOSH!!! There's no zip to this dress, only a keyhole-ish button enclosure in the back by the neck. So pulling this on was a little difficult. I fussed with the lace on top and once it was on right, my heart melted. I never thought I'd look good in something like this, but I just loved it. I believe this runs a little large, but the size 6 fit fine on me. Anything smaller, I'd be afraid I'll rip the lace up top. Do becareful not to snag the lace though, because that'd ruin the dress. I can see this piece transitioning into the fall with some cute leggings and boots...and maybe the Clinton Trench over it? Hehehe. Length wise, I didn't feel it was too short. Especially if it'll be donned with leggings in the fall. Material is a true silk, very soft and light but it is lined, which is great! This just jumped on the top of my wishlist. SWOON!
There ya go girls. I hope I've peaked your interest enough to try some of these things on if you haven't already. Have a wonderful Friday!