An Anthropologie Try-On Session

I think everyone has a store or two that you totally can’t resist. For me, it’s Nordstrom Rack and Anthropologie. The pull is just TOO strong!

For example, on Friday I was walking through the mall after getting my hair cut and without planning it my feet started skipping towards Anthropologie. I swear, I didn’t even realize I was going that way until I was standing in the middle of the store fondling a display of giraffe ring holders (how freaking cute are these?!)

Normally, I try to keep myself confined to the sale room at Anthro… but I decided to just grab whatever caught my eye and do a little try-on session in the dressing room for funsies. Please forgive my terrible picture quality… I snapped them all with my iphone and the lighting kind of sucked.

Anthro - pic 1

Chiffon-Spliced Tee ($68) and Pilcro Premium Splattered Shorts ($98)
The first item that caught my eye was this navy top ($68). It is pretty much the most amazing t-shirt in all the land – the fabric is incredibly soft, there is fun detailing around the v-neck and sleeves, and there is a super cute sheer polka dot insert in the back. I usually grab a large in tops at Anthro, but they were out so I grabbed an XL… which is way too big. For bottoms, I tried these polka dot distressed jean shorts ($98). I think they are kind of fun, but I would never pay almost $100 for jean shorts.

Anthro - pic 2

Melo Maxi Skirt ($88)
UGH, so sorry for the blurry picture, but I really wanted to show you this maxi skirt. This is one of those skirts I keep seeing online and wondered how it would look on someone with hips and a butt. I tried it in a large, but probably should have sized down to a medium because it was super stretchy and had a ton of fabric. I tucked the XL navy top into it, but it was so super unflattering. And instead of the pattern looking kind of cool and abstract, it kind of looked like I had a communicable disease.

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Zenne Maxi Skirt ($98)
The nice dressing room lady tracked down the Cliffon-Spliced Tee in a medium for me to try, just as I was putting on my second maxi skirt. This top fits SO MUCH better and still gives me the drapey look I was going for. I grabbed this maxi skirt in a medium, which fit great. I love the fun pattern, as well as the mixed-pattern striped waistband. It also has two slits on either side, which make it easy to walk in. I feel like this would work great for summer, but I could also layer it up with a cute pair of boots and a cardigan for fall.

Speaking of layering… here is the same outfit with a jean jacket added:

Anthro - pic 4

It is the Pilcro Classic Denim Jacket ($138) and I love the medium/dark wash, as well as the tailored fit. I haven’t owned a jean jacket in probably ten years, but after trying this one on I decided I really need another one! I got a tip from an Instagram friend that there is a very similar version at Old Navy for $35, so I ordered that online (it’s this one) with a promo code and will try it out when it arrives this week.

Anthro - pic 5

Tideline Pencil Skirt ($88)
This is one of those skirts that I was super curious to see on my body. It is made out of super soft jersey and you can see the vibrant colors much better in the link above (the dressing room lighting doesn’t do it justice). It is very form-fitting, but still really comfortable due the material. I also feel like the way the fabric is cut with the stripes is very flattering for a girl with curves. The only thing I didn’t love was the length. I tried on a large (which would be my typical size), but I didn’t like where it hit below my knee. I think if it were hemmed a bit shorter (or if I tried the petite version) it would have been so much better.

Anthro - pic 6

Tied Acionna Silk Dress ($198)
Apparently this dress just hit the store, because the sales associate almost begged me to try it on so she could see it on a person. I typically wear a size 12 in dresses, and found that this fit true to size. Honestly, the silk twill of the dress and the amazingly detailed fabric makes it feel way more expensive than it actually is. I really liked it, but it wasn’t love. Also, I have some similar dresses in my closet already… so it was easy to walk away from this one. If you’re shopping for a summer wedding or bridal shower, it might be perfect for you though!

On Friday, I only bought one of these items. Care to guess?

It’s pretty easy to tell… I fell in love with that navy top the second I put it on in my proper size. I think it’s going to be in heavy rotation with shorts, jeans and skirts year-round. The price is a little steep, but I think it’s justified when you consider the quality of the material, the intricate detailing and the cost-per-wear that it’s going to get in my closet.

Here’s a closer look at the back of the shirt:

Anthro shirt - back

I do have one regret though. I’m kind of kicking myself that I didn’t buy the Zenne maxi skirt. At the time, I told myself that I’d wait for it to go on sale, but I’ve been thinking about it a ton ever since I left the store a few days ago. I even DREAMED about it over the weekend, so I’m thinking I might stop in to pick it up sooner, rather than taking the chance that it might sell out before it goes on sale.

What do you think? Should I go back and scoop up the Zenne maxi skirt? Do you like my little try-on session to see how the clothes look on a real person?

Update… 2 hours after I posted: I just saw that Anthropologie marked a bunch of new items on sale AND they are having a Free Shipping promotion (use code 2DAYTREAT at checkout). The Zenne maxi skirt has been marked down to $59.95 and is currently on hold for me to pick up tonight. YAY!

6/3/15 Update: It’s ON like Donkey Kong! I stopped by the store last night and bought the maxi skirt on sale. And a cute t-shirt. And another bohemian style shirt. WHAT?! It was a SALE!!! {teehee}


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8 thoughts on “An Anthropologie Try-On Session”

  1. That Zenne maxi is AMAZING on you!!!!! I feel like we have similar body types. Might have to order it. 🙂

  2. Good choice on the top. You had better buy that skirt because as Stephanie said, you look Amazing in it.

  3. FYI – that skirt is on sale for $59.95 right now and there is free shipping! I’m going to order one right now! Thanks for such honest posts!

  4. Definitely get the zenne maxi skirt. I actually liked everything you tried on — I love your bold color choices. We do not have an anthropology anywhere near us and it makes me want to move.

    1. Thanks so much Holly! I’m pretty sure you’d love Anthropologie and would want to buy the entire store… it’s a very “Holly” look. =)

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