I mentioned in my New Year's Day post that I was able to sneak away from my hubby for a little bit to go to Anthropologie on New Year's Eve. It was less than a mile down the road from the hotel we were staying in, so I couldn't resist. They had a great sale selection as well as several new dresses in stock. I only had a little bit of time before I had to get back and get ready for our evening out, so I just grabbed a few things that caught my eye and headed to the dressing room.
I accidentally grabbed a size 14 (shown in the 2nd picture). It was very lose, so I asked the SA to get a 12 for me (1st picture). The 12 fit fine, but was still a little bit lose. If I had more time, I would have tried the 10 just for reference. But, this dress is supposed to be flowy so I think it fits TTS. I love the drawstring waist, very nice silky material, and gorgeous print! The length hit me mid-knee (I'm 5'7"). The only thing I didn't care for was the spaghetti straps...I think they make me look too wide up top. However, that's nothing that a cute cardi can't fix! I put the yellow J. Crew cardi on that I wore that day and I think it looked great. I must admit, I was very tempted to buy this dress that very day. But, the price is a little steep for me and I wouldn't even wear this for several months, so I resisted. Definitely wishlisted for sale!
First Whisperings Dress - On sale for $89.99?, but sold out online
I'd seen many other reviews on this dress, but was never really drawn to it because I didn't think it'd be very flattering. However, when I saw this dress on the sale rack I was compelled to try it on. I love the soft colors and lovely pattern. I like how it has long sleeves and the length was perfect hitting right above the knee. Without a belt, it looks like a sack. So, I put on the LOFT belt I was wearing that day. It's not a very good belt with this dress, but I just wanted to give myself a waistline! I really liked this dress, but passed because I didn't see myself getting much wear out of it. To this day, I still wonder if I made a mistake by leaving this one behind :(
Bianka Blouse - $68 and Field Skirt - $78
I've been wanting to try on the infamous Bianka Blouse for a long time! You know I already own the gold Field Skirt...I just grabbed it to have something to try on with this blouse. I grabbed the navy Bianka blouse in a size 10 and it fit very well. This is a size smaller than I'd normally wear, so I say this blouse may run slightly large. I could have sized up to the 12 if I wanted a more flowy fit. I love the silky feel to the material, the ruffle sleeves, and the drawstring neckline. Wishlisted for sale!
And, here's what I came in wearing that day! Except, I'm trying on the In For a Frill Cardigan (on sale for $39.95) in this photo. I actually came in wearing this outfit with the yellow J. Crew cardi (hanging in the background & worn with the Pond Reflections Dress review). I've reviewed this cardi before here and I ended up buying this In For a Frill Cardigan when it got a second cut last week. I love the vintage lace detailing and the extremely soft fabric! The color will go with a lot. It's sold out online, but you'd probably be able to find one in store still!
Dress: Calvin Klein denim smocked dress (Macy's)
Tights: Anthropologie Daisy Chain Tights in wine
Boots: Steven by Steve Madden Intyce in cognac
Necklace: Anthropologie Saturation Point Necklace