Hello ladies, how are you? Everyone enjoying their weekend so far? Just finished up a fabulous dinner at my fave Mexican restaurant, and now the boyfriend and I are going to kick back and watch a movie. Pretty low key evening, just what I need after a hectic week at work.
I managed to squeeze in a quick trip down to Anthropologie this afternoon, and boy, I did not regret it. You see, ladies, I've been stalking the Time Gone By Dress online and it wasn't appearing at my local store. Well, lo and behold, it finally showed up today and it's the first item I grabbed en route to the fitting room. Hell, I spotted that baby halfway across the sales floor and practically sprinted over to scout out my size. Sure enough, a zero was hanging gracefully and my grabby little hands scooped it up right away. I picked up a few more newish items and was on my way to the fitting room.
Girls, I cannot even tell you how much I LOVE the Time Gone By Dress! Seriously, it's gotten such mixed reviews, so I didn't know how I would feel. Admittedly, it might not be the most vibrant color against my creamy white complexion, but this dress is simply gorgeous! Unlike many other bloggers, I actually DO see that it has a slight peach undertone. It's not a cream or ivory to me, but rather a mixture of the shades. Anyone wearing this dress would benefit from a liberal use of self-tanner, but it is so damn flattering!
First up, the details...the ruffle sleeves fall perfectly around the upper arms, and I just adore the hemline with the black trim. As others have noted, this really has a Chanel-esque vibe to it. The size 0 was perfect. I honestly felt that the dress was cut for my body, which is not always the case with Anthro dresses. My narrow frame can get lost in the extra pouf and exaggerated A-line designs at times.
I cannot wait to get paid, because I'm snapping this one up immediately! I'm already picturing the perfect shoes, handbag, and of course, the most gorgeous vintage necklace to accessorize this with.
Next item up is the Vagabond Dress. I've been eyeing this one for weeks, as it's looked good on nearly every blogger who's reviewed it so far. I tried the XS blue version and I adore this one, as well.
It's a very nice, swingy, somewhat thick material, and the ocean blue color is just stunning. I love the way the fabric drapes and folds throughout the bodice, and it's the perfect dress to wear from the office to drinks with the girls. Definitely Wish Listed for me.
While whizzing around the store, I also came across a new Deletta t-shirt that I don't see online yet. It's gorgeous, featuring a soft, mint green color and cascading ruffles down the front. It would work well by itself or as a layering piece. The only downside is the sheer material. Seriously, I don't get it, why make a top that's transparent? Limits where you can wear it, not to mention most folks don't feel comfortable displaying their bra to the world. You'd definitely need to throw a thin cami on underneath this.
P.S. Excuse the fact that I have the freakin' Vagabond dress rolled down as the "skirt" in this photo...note to self, always bring some sort of skirt into the fitting room when reviewing tops. Since I wore a dress to the store, I had no other option available. This is a PG blog, after all.;)
Last, I've been reading good reviews for the Hello Sunday Blazer, so I really hoped it would work out for me. I had dreamy images of Audrey Hepburn in a classic, tailored jacket floating through my mind when I put this on. The image staring back at me in the mirror was not Audrey, however, but something very different.
Honestly, I know that some of you adore this piece, but I felt ridiculous in it. I think I look like an escaped convict, a clown, or hell, the Cheshire Cat!!! Seriously, this is one loud jacket. On a positive note, the jacket is very well-constructed and had a very nice fit (I tried on the XS). It's a quality blazer, just not something that I would ever, ever wear in my daily life.
I'll leave off with a quick photo or 2 of my new Nordstrom Maggy London Dress. Such a fun piece to wear. The vibrant colors are perfect for a nice summer day.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!
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