These are from an extended trip to my most local Anthropologie a couple weeks ago. The items I tried on were a mixture of sale and new items.
Sudden Downpour Top -
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=19992361&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS&color=005I sized down to a 10 and I really could have sized down again and been absolutely comfortable and the top would have been more flattering. I liked it- but didn't $98 like it. It came in at least 4 nice colors- 6 now show online . This will NOT be working for smaller people due to the oversize-ness- I was just blown away by how large this one was.
Tie Back Tank-
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=20918348&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS&color=009I really should have sized down in this one...at least one size. Maybe two. Not sure it would have really made a difference in how I felt about it but the SA said it had been pretty popular. The print was sort of pretty but I felt like a house in it. Looking at the pictures after some time has gone by, yes, I would have most likely liked it a lot better in a smaller size- the print is nice- the fit is the biggest issue. The feel was good- soft and swishy. A new print was just added online.
Calm Seas Skirt - now on sale
I could see this working well on some women. Not me...it almost worked on me.... It has a really neat waistband that I'm nearly contorting myself to show in the picture. Mini length. Front poufed out over my belly. Overall not a good effect on me.
Thatch Palm Blazer and Noveau Rose Skirt
Blazer was surprisingly tts- I'm used to having to size up to be able to button blazers due to fitting across chest and shoulders. Maybe a little short. Could be more flattering through the waist (I say this after getting a Grace fit blazer from Talbots- that gives NICE waist!) Nice and soft. My store had a few of the green ones left in a mid range ish sizes, but not in my size.
Skirt was tts- elastic panel in back, no zipper- made getting into it a little...scary. I really felt like I was going to rip it to shreds since it didn't have as much give as it should have to pass over my chest or my hips to get into place. It stayed in place nicely once it was on, of course. Nice waist detailing in front. Love the print. Love the flow of the skirt. Really, I love the skirt. Wanted to take it home with me, but I really was afraid that every time I put it on I would be risking tearing the darn thing. Plus, silk isn't always the best thing here in Florida. It tends to...wilt in the humidity.
kk- my book writing for the day is done- I won't have the freedom for a similar trip to Orlando for another month or more, but this was surprisingly fun. oh! and among the not pictured- the Skylark blouse for decency sake (um, apparently, not enough fabric to the blouse to cover me, rofl), the Bianka blouse which is in the periphery of a few of the skirt pictures but never directly pictured, oops- but it came home with me so will likely be in an OOTD at some point, and a couple other items that simply didn't make enough of an impact for me to slow down enough to snap a picture of. I was on a roll). I loved the Bianka blouse enough that if anyone can hook me up with the blue (I think that's what it was termed) motif in a size 10- the art deco rose print- I would be so so so happy. I love that print and I love the top, so the two combined = pure win.