Dressing Room Snaps: Anthropologie Sale on Sale

Surprise blog post! I was planning to take the whole week off, but then decided to throw together a post on my trip to Anthropologie yesterday.

I had a return to make, so obviously I had to check out their “Sale on Sale” section! Right now, ANYTHING on sale at Anthropologie is an extra 40% off the sale price.

With that being said, the in-store sale selection is nowhere near as robust as the online sale section. One of my Instagram friends said that when they checked out their store, there was basically tumbleweed blowing through. So, if you’re in the mood to sale shop, you may want to do it online and then just return what doesn’t work for you.

Also, I didn’t include any item links because all three items I tried are sold out and gone from the website. However, they are adding items daily, so it’s possible they may pop back up at some point!

Here’s what I found on my in-person store stop:

Smocked Maxi Dress

Size worn: large

Price: $325 marked down to $180 and another 40% off for $108

So, I’m calling this dress the “nap dress” because it is very obviously Anthro’s copy of the super popular nap dresses from Hill House. Much more expensive though… because Anthropologie. {sigh} I hadn’t tried on a nap dress though and heard that they were universally flattering, so I gave this one a try. I have to admit, the smocking around the bust made the top fit very well before releasing into a billowing tiered skirt (my favorite kind!). However, the fluffy sleeves were a little odd when trying to layer a sweater over them.

Pros: This would look super cute with a denim jacket over it and I love that it had pockets. The fit was also nice and the fabric was very soft.

Cons: I would have to wear a different bra so that my straps fit better under the sleeves. Also, nap dresses had SUCH a moment and were so trendy that this may seem super outdated next summer. I prefer more ‘timeless’ clothes.

Somerset Maxi Dress

Size worn: large

Price: $180 marked down to $100 and another 40% of for $60

I lied, they actually do have this in black in both large and XL online right now and here is the link. Anyways, I grabbed this in both an XL and a Large because they had both sizes on the rack and it’s nice to have options when you’re half naked in a dressing room. The large ended up being the better fit for me and I’d guess that it’s consistent with a 10/12 size. The XL seemed closer to a 16 and had plenty of room for curves. The velvet is just the right amount of weight and would look nice with flats/heels if you were being more dressy or boots/tights for a more day-to-day styling.

Pros: Yes, I know it’s burgundy/wine colored crushed velvet, but I’m thinking this would be so cute styled for the office. I can see it with a denim jacket (of course), but also with a v-neck sweater over it tucked into a belt so that it looked more like a skirt than a dress. I like that you can stick leggings and knee-high boots underneath to keep you warm and nobody would be the wiser. In fact, in the photo I’m still wearing my straight legged jeans and boots under the dress…

Cons: If you don’t style it right, it will end up looking very Christmassy. However, I think by mixing in other pieces from my closet I can nudge it more towards ‘winter’ than Christmas.

Criss-cross sweater

Size worn: XL

Price: $80 marked down to $50 and another 40% of for $30

I wish I could find this online, because I really liked it but all they had was an XL in the store. I’ve been calling this the criss-cross sweater because the front wraps around and you can adjust it to be as low or high as you’d like. It’s super soft and the texture of the weave was very nice. I tried it over both the dresses, as well as my t-shirt I wore that day (not pictured). I liked the way it looked with the dresses, but needed to size down so that it was less bulky. A medium probably would have been perfect.

Pros: Super soft with an interesting drape. Would go well over dresses and also looks nice paired with jeans.

Cons: The oversized look was super cute with jeans, but just looked kind of frumpy with the dresses. Too bad they didn’t have it in a smaller size because it would have come home with me!

I put up a poll on my Instagram stories and the majority guessed right… I bought the velvet maxi dress! I will absolutely be wearing this to work sometime in January, so you’ll be seeing it styled soon.

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2 thoughts on “Dressing Room Snaps: Anthropologie Sale on Sale”

  1. You can always change the straps on the print dress, being that you sew. Or the wrap sweater, which really is cute ! They both look good on you. I couldn’t guess which one you would buy. Out of all of it, the sweater is my favorite.

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