One of my favorite things is returning to Anthropologie after a short absence. When I'm in the store too often, it seems like none of the new arrivals are the things I'm excited about. But insert a few weeks before excursions and suddenly the whole store seems like my playground! On Friday evening I had some shopping to do and just couldn't resist hitting up Anthro to try some things on.
Translucent Dolman Tee, size Large (originally $38, now $19.95)
Anthroholic is obsessed with this tee, so much so that she bought it in two colors! I've been trying to acquire more comfortable clothes recently (so much of my current wardrobe is fitted and dressy) so this tee seemed like it could fit right into a more casual look. My store had tons of this top in a variety of sizes and colors, including the lovely green which is now sold out online, so I stood for a good five minutes trying to decide what color to select. In the end, I grabbed the grey motif, which is the color that I had originally liked so much when Kim wore it here.
I was kind of surprised at how much I liked this top! I had gone with a Large because I wanted it to gather properly around my hips and that turned out to be the perfect size. Seriously I cannot stress how comfortable this top is: the fabric is so lightweight and silky. It felt like I was wearing jammies. I didn't find the grey motif to be "translucent" as the name suggests but I'm sure some of the lighter varieties could be. Despite that, I'd still wear a tank underneath it to the office. The price point was so great that I couldn't resist taking this home with me and today I woke up to news that I was eligible for a price adjustment! Hurray!
Hamatreya Skirt, size 12 ($88)
here so I was hopeful that it would be in my store as well. I literally did two laps around the store on the prowl for this skirt before I picked up a single other thing and practically squealed when I finally found it.
Sadly, that was the extent of my happiness over this skirt. I'd suspected that the fit would be off for me. As cute as the Thousand Days Skirt, Circle the Globe Skirt, and Field Skirt are, they have just not worked for me. I did manage to incorporate a Field Skirt into my wardrobe this winter, but I can only wear it with tights, which seem to anchor the skirt in place. Otherwise the skirt slips up to my ridiculously high waist, making it totally indecent length-wise. The fit was fine and I didn't find the skirt to be too poofy or even the pattern to be too juvenile (one of the biggest criticisms of this skirt), but even in the five minutes I stood in the fitting room, I had to tug the darn thing down a good four times to keep it in place. And since my waist is so high, the skirt ends up making me look so much wider than I actually am when it's further down on my torso.
Despite all that, I still really do kind of love this skirt and would still consider it come sale time!
Cultivation Skirt, size Large ($68)
This was my attempt at a more adult print alternative to the Hamatreya Skirt. Unfortunately the fit issues were the same and even sitting (unflatteringly) on my low waist, this skirt felt insanely short! I think this skirt is a great option for folks who like the color palate of the Hamatreya Skirt, but not the pattern and for $68? Holy great deal, Batman!
I have a few more reviews that hopefully I'll get up in the next few days. Hopefully everyone is having a great week!