Marston Sweater Skirt - $98
I first saw this as a window display but the store didn't have them out yet until this week. I was attracted to the mustard color and the fact that it would transition well into fall. I'm wearing a medium here, which I believe fits TTS. Reviews online said it's unforgiving and shows every bulge, but I did not have that problem. The four pockets in the front I thought was darling! The only thing people might have a problem with might be the tiny little balls of yarn that's scattered uniformly across the skirt itself. It almost has an old balling affect to it, but I actually found this to be interesting, texture wise. I think this will be an item that'll hit sale racks pretty fast, so I'll wait.
I also saw this skirt on a store display and was wow'd by the wonderful colors and the great design. The bow in the front looked so great. Fit wise, this runs big...so I'd encourage people to size down. Especially since there's that bow detail, you won't be able to wear this with a belt. Speaking of the bow though, I felt like it attracted too much attention and I couldn't stop staring at it...which will probably affect others in the sale way, resulting in people staring at my womanly area. At $168, I personally don't think this is worth it. Sale listed!
I few of you have already reviewed this and although it looked lovely on a lot of you, it didn't do anything for me. I felt a little "Little House on the Prairie" in this because of two reasons...the color and overall fit. It, for some reason, ran a little big for me, so the top was gaping quite a bit. Brown is not always my best friend, so this light milk chocolate brownish color did nothing for me. Especially since I'm still a little (or a lot) tanned from my trip to LA, this just did not work. People have complained about the arms being tight, but the closure itself is tied, so you can undo the knot to make it looser. I didn't have a problem with the arm sleeves though. I'd say overall this dress runs about half a size big for me. I'd wait for a sale at this point, honestly I think Anthro's overdone it with shirt dresses and this might hit sale really fast.
Ahh...I finally got the nerve to try on a Leifsdottir dress since I know so many girls out there love this particular brand. I think their pieces are wonderful and very well made...however, this dress just did not work for me. The color is a navy, with tiny horses running all over it. It's of a silk material, so dry clean only ladies! The biggest problem for me was that when I put this on, it felt like a romper. You can even see in the left picture, it almost look like I have shorts on. Those that know me understand how I feel romper...I look horrible in them. So, this dress, as comfortable as it felt on, would definitely be a no-go for me. Especially at $298.
If I take more than two pictures for a review, you know it's either I love something or I hate it. In this case, I loved this dress! OMG if I had a special Christmas party to go to or something, I'd get this...full price. But I don't...so I couldn't shell out $258 for it. Many girls have reviewed this item, so I won't go into too many details. The SA knocked on my door and insisted I show her this dress...her gushing over it just made it that much harder to take it off and give this back to her. Honestly, even if this went on sale, I still wouldn't know where I'd wear this to. It's just so darned cute...hehe.
Mystery Coat - $178
Another ruffley coat from Anthro that I fell in love with. This time it's wool and very structured. I'm wearing an 8 here, but to layer in the winter, I'd have to definitely size up. The enclosure is a zipper, so the buttons don't really do anything. Once on, the cinched waist is very flattering. It's perfectly and beautifully lined with blueish (I believe) lining which is oh so pretty. For $178 this jacket is actually well constructed and worth the price. If this were sold at J. Crew, it'd be over $200 I think. If I didn't have the Clinton Trench already, I'd consider this. It's just lovely!
Well that's it for this week. Have a wonderful weekend! Mine's going to be another busy one with errand running and wedding planning. Tootles!