Saturday, January 23, 2010

even more anthropologie new arrivals

Pictures and reviews of the new arrivals :)

Ever since I saw the Larkspur Caplet Dress online I had been waiting very patiently for it to arrive in stores. This dress looked so gorgeous online, but I was getting a bit worried when I saw the bad reviews it was getting on the anthro website... I took my regular size 0 and the fit was just right. I do have to agree with the reviews on the anthro website that say that the material is very thin... for an $188 dress I expect the material to be more substantial. The picture of the dress online is also a bit deceiving because it is actually a halter style dress and there isn't any material covering your back except for the caplet. I'm 5'7" and the dress went right to my knees, so I could see this being too long on shorter girls. Overall the dress was just okay to me and maybe something I would pick up on sale...

Lace and ruffles? Yes please! :) The Bayeux Top is so pretty and feminine - I love it! I took my normal size extra small and it fit great. The top was a little short on my long torso, but something I could definitely deal with. I would pair this with a lighter pink cardigan and grey pencil skirt for work. 

I don't have too many jersey type shirts, but the floral print and ruffles on the Suave Shell were really calling out to me. I tried on the grey one that is online, but they also had one that was navy in the store. I took an extra small in the top and it was just the right kind of flowy. The ruffles laid perfectly across the floral print is just too cute!

The flower details on the Pratia tank are so cute! I took an extra small in the top and it was a little loose fitting, but I just think that's the way the top is supposed to fit. I wasn't too crazy about the bubble hem, but the material was super soft and I like the flower embellishments because they're a great way to spice up a regular jersey top. 

It was love at first sight with the Off The Tie Rack Blouse... The print, the cut, the colors - everything about it is beautiful! I took a size zero and it fit like a glove. Everything about this top is so unique and I loved it! My only problem is I really only like to purchase items that I can wear to both work and on the evenings/weekends and this top is definitely not work appropriate... It was because of this reason that I didn't end up getting the top, but I keep thinking that this top is also just too pretty to pass up!


  1. oooh, I can't wait to hear what you have to say about the lace top. It looks good on you!

  2. Does anything NOT look good on you?! Love everything you tried on, especially the Off the Tie Rack blouse and Suave Shell! Looking forward to reading your reviews and seeing what/if anything you took home!

  3. It's true - everything looks perfect on you! I especially like the dress.

  4. The dress *does* look great on you! It's been getting some terrible reviews online, so I'm glad to see it IRL. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.



  5. I love everything and it all looks great on you. That dress is really lovely.

  6. thanks everyone for the sweet comments!! :)

  7. Thanks for the reviews! You are making me consider ordering the Bayeux top- it's a favorite of mine in the new arrivals! I spy the Crop Patterns dress- did it work for you?

  8. Maria - the Bayeux top is so pretty and I think it's really versatile, I'm considering going back for it!

    Good eyes on the Crop Patterns dress! That is what I actually wore shopping. I love the dress and have gotten a ton of wear out of it. I have a pic of me in it here:

  9. Great reviews! I think I might have to move the Suave blouse to the top of my "wants" list!

    I think you should definitely go back for the Bayeux. I can see it working with a casual look or with a cardigan for the office as you said! Plus I don't see it as being super trendy so it will carry you through many many seasons!

    While I adore the Off the Rack blouse on you - I can totally understand where you are coming from. Just a thought, would the blouse work under a cardigan or jacket? Is the sash removable where you could then use it over a cardigan?

  10. Jessica - Yeah, the Suave blouse is super cute! I'm thinking I should go back for the Bayeux top too! :) You make some great points about how I could really work it into my wardrobe. I'm not sure if the Off the Rack blouse would work under a cardigan or jacket... maybe I should go back and try and that will be the deciding factor. The sash is removable, so I could definitely use it over a cardigan - great idea!!