Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Lucky, lucky you! There were plenty new markdowns today on Anthropologie's website, plus Anthro decided to throw in their 25% off sale items (clothing only) promotion too!
What a terrible way to start my shopping ban!! Boohoo. I did find a way around it, however. Hehe. I can not purchase "new" items but I can exchange some items for something else, right? Yes, I'm the rule maker and I say that rule sticks.
So, I'm returning 3 things: an Elevenses ruffle blazer/jacket (which I bought at Christmas and have never worn), the Dividing Line Tank (which is cute, but i don't love it), and the Waterlilies blouse (which only looks good belted).
Fragrant Swag tank - Sale $39.95 (less 25%)
What did you buy?
Monday, June 6, 2011
Beginning now, I am on a self-imposed Shopping Ban until July 15th, 2011. I need to pay off my Visa before my trip to NYC this August. By then, I will be in good financial shape to do some guilt-free power shopping in the big apple. (Plus, my husband can finally stop stressing about my retail habit!)
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Ride the Wave Poncho - $78 USD
I really liked the comfy fit of the Ride the Wave Poncho. I tried on a my usual size small in tops andit fits a bit big because of it's slouchy design, and I picked the navy stripe colorway. I was happy with the small and didn't want to size down as it's meant to be a bit of a messy, disheveled look. But if you want a little more shape to your silhouette, I would size down. Wishlisted for sale.
Leticia Top - $78 USD
The Perennial Awakening Top looked amazing on the rack! And since it was the only one, I grabbed it in a flash! I was instantly attracted to this top because of it's soft, flowy features, so feminine and delicate with the floral details and dolman-type sleeves. Once on I was in love! I have read online that the chest area fits strangely small on some ladies, and I could see how this could happen, but on me it was a nice fit. I tried on my regular size small in tops. It is a tunic length on me so I could see myself wearing these with leggings or tapered pants. However, when I got home and tried it on again, I started to see the floral design in a different light. The way the flowers appear on the front of the top, outlines my belly in a way that is unflattering. It almost frames my tummy which is an area that I definitely do not want to draw any attention to. Now if I was pregnant, however, this would be a beautiful top to showcase the emerging pooch. So, unfortunately, I returned this little number and made some other lucky girl very happy, I'm sure. I will re-consider this top if it ever gets a 2nd or 3rd cut, however.
Perennial Awakening Top - $69.95 USD (on sale)
Singing-in-the-Showers Slicker (sold out online), Citizen's of Humanity Ava Straight Leg Jeans (Anthro 2010), Hunter's Tall Boot (in grey), Daily Brights Satchel (sold out online).
The material is rather thin and the jacket itself is unlined, so I was a bit skeptical about it's rain repelling abilities, but the reviews online said it was water resistant and the name implies that it is in fact a raincoat, so that was enough for me to make the purchase.
Well, the verdict is in. The jacket is completely water-resistant! I was out and about in the neverending rain today, splashing in puddles with my little girl, and I stayed absolutely dry! I even wore a tank underneath so I could feel any water seeping in or soaking through. Nada! No leaks, no soaking, no water penetrated through this cute and snappy gingham jacket. I'm quite happy about this as it's hard to find a cute rain coat.
The brand name is Daughters of the Liberation, and in my experience with their pants, they fit a size too small for me, so I decided to size up in the jacket to a 6, having no idea how this brand's tops and jackets fit. Well, the jacket is pretty good everywhere, except for the shoulders. This is a tad on the snug side (just a tad) but I think sizing up even further to an 8 would make the jacket fit tent-ish on me. The 6 right now is still quite comfortable and fitted enough with the drawstring. I can probably still even wear a light cardigan underneath. I was lucky enough to pick this up during the tag sale, so if you can still find one, I would not hesitate to make it yours (especially if you live in Vancouver)!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
For all those (well, all 5 of you...hehe) who were waiting to read my guest post on Effortless Anthropologie, the time is now! See here for my write-up on Vancouver's first Anthropologie store Grand Opening! Hope it's a good read.