So after my productive day at Anthro on Saturday, I decided to try a different Anthro store on Sunday to see if they had any other new arrivals for me to try on. I also planned on buying the Torsade Tee in red if they had it (more about that later). On to the reviews!
1) Beda Dress-$118
I never looked twice at this dress in the store because it was solid white, which I can't pull off, but when I found out is was going to be available in green, I decided I needed to try it on to see how the fit was. I tried the size 6 and while it was a tad big at the waist, I don't think I would be able to size down to a 4. I think a belt would easily fix this problem. The material was pretty thick/heavy, so you might not want to wear it in the summer if you're going to be outside all day. The good thing about the thick material is that it makes the dress seem much more expensive than it is. The sleeves did stick out a little, making them look like they were too big on me. It wasn't a deal breaker for me though. This is one you could wear to work or throw on to run errands on the weekend. I highly recommend this one and plan on picking it up in green when it hits sale (assuming I like the green color). I also have a question for the pale ladies out there...would you all ever wear a solid white dress? I guess I just think that I can't wear all white because I would blend right in with the dress, but I'm curious to see if other pale ladies ever wear it.
2) Anthurium Blouse-$88
I tried this blouse on in a size 6 and it was VERY snug at the waist. I wouldn't size up (it wasn't snug to the point where I needed out of it ASAP), but some ladies may need to. The straps were also about 1/2 an inch to an inch too big on me. The navy was beautiful in person as was the embroidered detailing at the neckline. This top could easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I was in love with this top after seeing it in the catalog, but in person, it just didn't do it for me. This one is a pass for me.
3) Botanical Stroll Dress-$168
Many online reviews said that this dress ran big, but for me, it fit TTS for this brand (Floreat, size 6). Length wise, it hit me at about mid knee. I did feel like dress poofed out too much in the hip area, making my hips look bigger than they are. There was also quite a bit of boobage going on in this dress, so I don't think I would be able to wear it to work. I loved the sweetheart neckline, the thick straps, and the beautiful pink flowers, but I could not get past the cats on the dress! It was hard for me not to notice them and they took the dress down a few notches in my book. I think I may have gotten this one on sale if it weren't for those darn cats! Pass for me.
4) Obscured Oleander Cardigan-$88
I knew this cardigan would be a pass for me when I saw that it didn't have a button/snap closure (I'm not a fan of cardigans that don't close), but I decided to try it on anyway for the blog. I tried on the pink color, which in person, is more of a salmon/coral color. The size small fit perfectly, but the sleeves were a tad snug. I could deal with it, but they were pretty fitted. I think the sleeves were also borderline too short on me. What I love about this cardigan is the flower design and the cute pockets! I wish they would put this design on a blouse or dress because I would be all over it! This one is a pass for me, but if you don't mind open cardigans, then I say go for it!
As I mentioned in the beginning, my plan was to leave with the Torsade Tee if my store had it, which they did. Surprisingly, I left with 2 other items instead. Look for them to appear in my OOTD posts this week.
Also, check out Anthropologie Girl's first giveaway here. Who wouldn't want to win that?? I want!
Bye for now!