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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Reviews!


Found my way into Anthropologie for some fitting room reviews.  Left empty handed, 'cept for these reviews for ya'll.  As a reminder I am 5'6.5", 120'ish pounds, have a long torso, small waist, round rear, small hips, and overall a petite build.  I am usually a size 2.  

Here is a polyester blend dress from Maeve.  I am wearing a size 2 and felt like it could work but it was a bit loose overall.  I would like to try on a size 0 to determine best fit.  The dress is a pretty heavy weight fabric with a full skirt and in my opinion really needs something to break up this busy print.  The belt I have on is probably to thin and I recommend doing a more substantial belt.  Totally not my style so a pass for me.  


 This dress is much more my style and the fit was a whole lot better too.  I took my usual size 2 and like the little detail of smocking in the back to ensure a nice fit.  I captured a photo in my last pic.  The lace is a pretty detail while being good and sturdy at the same time.  The skirt lets this dress be as casual as you like since it is denim.  I'm just a bit surprised at the release time since I feel like this dress should have come out in the spring instead of fall.  White lace doesn't say fall at all to me, ya know?

 This dress has some major pluses.  It is machine washable in cotton (although with the dreaded polyester lining), has pockets, and has enough details to keep it interesting while being plain enough to play around with a lot of different looks.  I like this dress but don't think it will work for me with fall coming on so quickly so if it is hanging around and I've got $70 burning a hole in a my pocket I may pick it up.




Not willing to let the little hippy in me die while trying to FINALLY embrace the skinny jean/loose top trend I tried on the City cousin blouse with the Pilcro blue denim jeans.  

First the top.  I like it.  I'm wearing a size XS and felt it fit the way it should; notice it is slightly longer in the back which I guess is great when you are basically wearing leggings and should cover your arse, but I really like my backside and don't want it covered so not so much a plus for me.  The top is sheer-of course- so you see it worn with a camisole underneath.  It is a linen-cotton blend so decidedly summer; if you like this top I would expect it to hit sale sooner than later so wait it out is my advice.  

Now the pants.  They feel like leggings.  I like my jeans to feel like jeans so right off the bat I wasn't a fan.  I am wearing the 26 and while they are tight in the photos, this ain't my first rodeo so I know they will stretch out to a proper fit within hours of wear.  Pilcro is notorious for stretching so always buy jeans from Pilcro that feel like you should size up when trying them on.  Trust me.  I've made the mistake of sizing up one too many times and always regretted it.  The jeans are a cheaper option to the AGs and they don't give me flat butt but at the same time $100 for colored skinny jeans is way too much when you can find this style at any old brick and mortar for next to nothing.  Pass.



Check out this affordable option from Anthropologie's skirt selection this fall.  It's a linen cotton blend, machine washable, and adorned with a whimsical print of chairs.  At first I was annoyed by the belt when dressing, but then realized it is a blessing as it is the only thing keeping this skirt up.  There are two snap buttons to help, but really snap buttons ain't gonna hold up your skirt for long!  This skirt would be a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen without the belt and still may allow for a good flashing since that fabric could easily be whipped up by a good wind gust or getting caught on something.  As for fit I agree with an online reviewer who reported it as TTS to a little small.  I am wearing a size 2 and could probably go for a size 4 which would allow for better tucking in of tops and give a bit more length.  Though for a shorter skirt I don't mind this length.  It's a pass for me because I'm experiencing an identity crisis and want to quit my quirky print obsession but I wouldn't be surprised if I grabbed it for $40 come sale time.


I've got more reviews to come but I'm gonna stop here for today.  Hope this helps someone!


4 comments:

  1. Ooh, are you wearing the Pindot Chambray Shirt in that last pic with the chair-print skirt? If so, I will eagerly be awaiting that review. I passed on trying the shirt on last month in Chicago because I already have the Traced & Tabbed Buttondown in polka dot denim from last summer, but I'm still really drawn to the easy popover silhouette. Worried that I'll be sized out even from the XSP, though, with my 32A chest.

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    1. Pindot Chambray review is on its way! It does run big but I think that is the style.

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  2. Thank you for the reviews! Everything looks cute on you and I love your hair.

    That skirt of chairs is calling me! So fun!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jess. I like your blog. :)

      Thanks for the compliment on my hair.

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