The great thing about Sundays is that I have another day to get myself together and enjoy the day off. It’s even more exciting when plans include cleaning out the closet, meet up with a dear friend, and try on some new spring pretties at Anthropologie. Now I have to be honest by stating that lately I haven’t been too excited by the new arrivals and I remember last year when the January catalog made its way to my mailbox, my wish list grew exponentially and I couldn’t wait for Spring to make its way. This January I’m feeling more in the moment, still in delight over the sweater dresses and cardigans that have newly populated my closet, but after yesterday’s excursion, suddenly things are looking up for warmer weather!
From afar, this dress really captivated me because the polka dots were just the right amount of adorable but done in a chic way placed against the navy backdrop. I truly wanted this to be my first Spring purchase, but once on I just knew we were not meant to be. I tried the smallest size and it was huge on me, unflattering in many ways. The length hit me at an awkward place, the gap on the front was too much for my girls to take, and sleeve gaps didn’t help. So disappointing but back to the rack it went. The other thing worth mentioning is that the dress had some weight to it, so for those that can make it work I think it would be a versatile number for fall, and even winter.
When I saw this dress worn by a couple of bloggers, I was intrigued. Then not too long ago I saw one of the SA’s at my local store with it on and my interest peaked even more although I hesitated because I thought the print might be too bold. Once on, I quite liked it. I tried on a small and there was a bit of room but the jersey material is pretty soft and thin so it didn’t take away from its shape. Definitely a versatile dress that could be worn for various occassions, but I noticed that the top was sheer and my yellow bra definitely stood out. Worth considering come sale time.
The feeling I was looking for that is quite familiar at Anthropologie: pulling up the straps of a dress over my shoulders and getting the biggest smile from the reflection staring back at me. This dress was the sweetest and the cutest that really made me cheerful at finding something so pretty and breezy in 30-degree weather. I tried on a 0 and the fit was perfect. The pockets on the side were an extra perk, as was its bright color, embellished with its rough-around-the-edges yellow ribbons. Definitely on my radar.
Oh how I can’t help but be drawn to these 50’s circle skirts that slightly linger over my knees. This skirt was like candy when I found it at the store, though the waist looked infinitely small. I went with my usual size 0 and the fit was great at the very tippy-top of my waist. It could probably be flattering paired with a top in any color of the rainbow, which just increases its potential for versatility.