There’s nothing like being home on a beautiful Florida day. There is something so familiar about pulling in to the driveway, walking inside and smelling home-cooked meals. These are the moments when I’d like to transport my mom to our place so she can take care of us, but then after a few days pass, I remember why I love her so much but also TOTALLY enjoy/need/covet my(our) space.
So outfit of the day was all about celebrating being home and enjoying the weather. I remember why I love this dress so much: the crinoline layer underneath that gives it that ‘extra’ poof. I love how the top is shaped- kind of like an’ old-school brassiere that I can’t fully fill out but you know, I still pretend in my own way!
anthropologie centifolia corset dress
gap pointelle tights
target cluster bracelet
This past Tuesday I hightailed it to my local Anthro with the major sale extravaganza and was committed to find something that would work for me. Doesn’t take much to convince me so I knew it would be an easy feat.
Next up is the Swinging Sweetheart Dress and I wasn’t the biggest fan before trying it on and still not a fan after. This dress just didn’t do anything for me! I took the size 0 and the fit is fine, but I just wasn’t impressed and the cut was not flattering for my body. It felt like it was just hanging on me and there was no shape to it. I love the top part with the ruffled trim around the sleeves and collar but that’s about it. The rest of the dress felt cheap to me, and I hate saying that about Anthro clothes.
This is silly, but I had ordered the Larkspur Capelet Dress online before going to the store because I was worried I wouldn’t find my size at the store and didn’t want to risk it. Well, I should have waited and thank goodness for free shipping because this dress didn’t work for me either! I tried the 0, and first, I just have to confess that I had trouble putting it on due to the cape-confusing! It didn’t look right when I put it on, with the back kind of showing but then covered by the cape, so pass. I had the same trouble with this dress, that I didn’t get any shape from wearing this dress, and even though I could have thrown a belt over it, it wasn’t worth it to me. Too bad, because I really wanted it to work.
The darling Lime Juice Dress! I wanted to try this on before but never found my size, so on sale day I luckily found it and get all excited! I quickly put it on, retied the two ties, and took a good look at myself. Nothing. What, a third time of no magic!! Just wasn’t feeling it, again because I tried hard to find shape in the dress. Tried a 0 and the fit is great, the material is really smooth, and the feel is comfortable.The color is beautiful, I love the ruffles at the collar, but the rest just didn’t wow me. Again.
Okay, well since the dresses weren’t working, I’ll try a cardigan since then I’ll only have to deal with half of my body. The Midnight Daisy Cardigan it is. Up close I really really like the yellow color of the cardi, the design, and especially the scribbled flowers to give it that unique Anthro appearance. It only has a couple of buttons so it’s a given that you wear something underneath, which almost gives me a jacket feel, just because I can’t wear it alone. I tried the XS and the fit was still a bit big- the sleeves felt bigger than needed so again, that ‘jacket’ thought came up again. The material felt itchy, not really comfortable, so I’ll have to wear something underneath, again, the ‘jacket’ thing!