I know I've been posting a lot of reviews...so I hope this is helpful and readers enjoy them. I've decided to start up a new feature called Friday Preview! I know a lot of us go on shopping excursions with girl friends, by ourselves, or with our significant others, so I thought maybe I'll preview some items for you before the weekend to tickle your interest. After reading yesterday's comments, I know some of you will be trying on the pencil eraser skirt...no? =) I highly recommend it.
I will also do other fitting room reviews throughout the week, but probably won't be extensive as the Friday portion. So...here goes!
Masked Stripes Cardigan
I was intrigued with this piece when I saw it hanging there. Anthro cardigans are not my best of friends because they always seem boxy or too short on me. So I decided to give this a try since the waist area was cinched and the length was ok. As soon as I put this on I wanted to take this off. OH MY LORD girls, I couldn't stand it and almost didn't take these pictures. This has got to be THE itchiest and scratchiest fabric I've ever tried on. Online says it's made of lambwool, viscose (what the hell is that???), cotton, angora, and cashmere. What? Cashmere? I felt no cashmere in this. Multiple reviewers online have mentioned this problem, so I'm not the only one. I don't even think I would consider this on sale and definitely not at the $98 price tag right now.
I'm crazy over the yellow and gray combination right now so when I saw this, I had to try it on. Also, it's a long cardigan, which usually work for me. I was a little iffy on the waist tie, as you can see, it dis absolutely nothing for me once I tied it. Reminded me of a robe actually. But if I were to wear this, I'd wear it untied anyway. The fabric is a cotton so it's very nice and comfortable, but it does require to be dry cleaned, which I know will deter some people. I will be considering this when it goes on sale.
Another orange dress from Anthro and it's just adorable. I loved the fit, the lace fabric, the length, the retro style, the pockets...you name it! This is a shirtdress I suppose, but to me, it's different than the shirt dresses Anthro has come out in the past. It also has a hefty price tag of $248 and yes, that price tag comes with dry clean only instructions. I'm ok with buying items that needs to be dry cleaned, but I hope this little number goes on sale. At the same price, it's still a little steep but I think it'll be worth it.
I missed out on the Great Escapes skirt a long time ago and was super sad about it. Then when the Circle the Globe skirt came out, I of course had to snatch it up. However, I feel like this Mimetic skirt is closer in fit and style to the Great Escapes. I just love it! The fit was SO great. There's a zipper enclosure in the back. The wide band won't pinch at your waist and might I swooooon at the bow??? I love anything with a bow on it. It's like a present if you think about it. =) This skirt, I would imagine, would sit at the higher part of your waist, and on me, that means it landed about 3 inches above my knee, which is fine for me. The fabric is silk, with a polyester lining so dry cleaning is required. I am just DYING here now that I look back at these pictures cause I love this piece so much. I will definitely be snatching this one up once I have the extra dough.
That's it for today girls. Did I peak anyone's interest? What are you guys planning on trying on if you go shopping this weekend?
Onto my OOTD for yesterday while shopping. Have any of you been mistaken for an Anthro SA while you were in the store? I'm sure it's gotta happen to some of us cause it happened to me yesterday. I guess what I was wearing screams SA! But I had my purse with me and this customer came up to ask me where the sale items were located. I pointed her towards the right direction of course, but I found it funny she didn't notice my purse and that I was wandering around aimlessly just like her.
Shirt - Anthropologie (Fei)
Slacks - Banana Republic
Belt - Anthropologie Snakebite
Shoes - Seychelles Veronicas (Nordstroms)
P.S. I've finally decided to get a hair cut/trim today. I know my hair's been pretty boring lately. I'm super excited to get some of it trimmed off so it'll look clean and fresh again! Have a wonderful July 4th weekend!