Thursday, May 5, 2011

OOTD + a few Anthro Reviews

Green has always been one of my favorite colors.  Lately, mint green has become my new obsession.  In fact, I've added quite a few mint colored items to my spring/summer wardrobe over the past couple months.  This outfit shows that off!
Cardigan: Target (HERE)
Blouse: Banana Republic Outlet
Skirt: JCPenney
Belt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Target
Necklace & Bracelet: J. Crew Outlet

I visited my local outlet mall this past weekend and when I saw this bracelet and necklace at the J. Crew Outlet, I knew they both had to come home with me.  I also picked up some other goodies at the brand new LOFT outlet, which I'll be sharing with you in the next few days....stay tuned. :)

Now on to the Anthro reviews:
I recently caved and placed an online order at Anthropologie when I saw that 2 "must-have" items were almost sold out in my size!

1) Anadyomene Cardigan
I knew I had to have this cardigan and really wanted to hold out until sale, but when I saw only 2 of the turquoise color remained in my size I broke down and ordered!  I'm wearing an XL.... I took the advice of many of the reviews and sized up for this one.  Glad I did because it is very form fitting.  The XL accomodates my 36D bust better and gives a *little* extra lenght than the L.  I know this because I did try on both the L and XL last month while I was in the store.  The fabric is so soft, the turquoise color is devine (it's a true, bright turquoise in person - my pics make it look darker than it really is), and I love the sweetheart neck and detailing.  It matches the teal color in the Shirt the Issue dress perfectly. 

2) Checkmate Tank
I've had my eye on this for a while - the reviews were all so good!  When I saw only one remained in my usual size 12, I caved.  The material is great and I love the subtle gingham detailing along the neck and hem.  I also agree with other reviewers that the shape is great - it nips in at the waist and then flares out again at just the right spot.  However, my normal size was too tight in the bust.  Even with the smocking in the back, I couldn't get the zipper all the way up in the back! :(  It's definitely a very fitted blouse, so I'd recommend sizing up.  Even if there was a pop back in the next size up, I think I'd pass on this due to the short length on my 5'7" frame.  It's just too short for my comfort zone.  Verdict: back it goes.

3) Tortoise Petals Barrette

While ordering the above 2 pieces, I decided to throw this cute barrette into my cart as well, seeing as it's an online exclusive.  I LOVE this barrette!  It's so well made and the tortoiseshell flowers are so pretty.  There are little faux pearls and rhinestones glued to the center of each flower.  I have thick hair, so many clips like this don't hold much of my hair (or pop open after I close the clip).  However, this one holds a good amout of my hair back securely - it's perfect!  Highly recommend!

Does anyone else cave and buy things full price if you see your size dwindling online???


  1. I love your cardigans! The mint one picks up the color of the necklace beautifully. That dress you are wearing with the Anadyomene cardi is gorgeous and fits you like a dream!

    I am trying to shop less lately which means that full price shopping is totally off my radar (as it almost always is anyway, for budget reasons). I try to believe in "shopping destiny" and that if something isn't in my local store's sale room it isn't meant to be. I don't always follow that logic though. For example I tracked down a Tippi dress this week and have tracked down other anthro items from far away stores in the past. But in general it keeps my splurges at bay.