I’ve been a huge Anthropologie fan for YEARS. Their prices can be steep but their sales are great and I know when I make a purchase, it will last. I have pieces from Anthro that I bought 3-4 years ago that won’t go out of style. Not to mention, their kitchen treasures and home decor make me weep for joy.
One of the difficulties of leaving NJ/NY and moving to KY was that there were no Anthropologies in sight. The closest store was in Nashville and that’s about 3-4 hours away! Finally, I heard about an Anthro opening in Louisville (1 hour away) and while Googling for details, I came across an article announcing that a store would also be opening in Lexington in 2013! I had to pinch myself. Needless to say, I was psyched.
January 18th was the big day and Dave took me to the grand opening as an extended birthday trip. By the way, thanks Anthro for opening a store 2 days after my b-day. I can feel the love!
Because you can easily break the bank in a single visit to this place, I decided to take dressing room pics of everything I liked and then decide what I wanted to come back for later. My apologies for the poor quality cell pictures, but hopefully you’ll get a good idea of how some of this stuff fits.
Skirts (from left to right)
Alva Lace Pencil in Kelly – I loved this skirt except it’s a lot stretchier than it looks on the website. It looks super lumpy in the picture because of the security devices but it definitely wouldn’t be very forgiving. I considered sizing up but then the waist would have been too large. I’ll probably wait for this one to go on sale. The top I’m wearing is the Here & There Tee, Animals in Black Motif. I LOVED this tee. It fit perfectly and was long enough to wear over jeans but looks so cute tucked into skirts. The Quadrivium Belt is another favorite. It has a 4 buckle leather front and a stretch back with a snap closure.
Pintucked Arpeggio Skirt – This was my favorite of all the skirts I tried on. I loved the print, length and fit.
Doily Lace Skirt – I didn’t think I’d like this one as much as I did. The fit was great and it ended up being heavy enough to fall nicely, but light enough to be really comfortable. It was also a lot more versatile than I expected. At $138 though, I’ll have to wait for this one to go on sale.
Blotted Cord Skirt – The material is a little heavier than I would like for this style, but I loved the print and it was really comfortable.
Dresses (left to right, top to bottom)
Greenwich Pencil Dress – This one fit perfectly in the waist but was tight in the bust and hips. I loved the style but sizing up would have made the waist a little too baggy.
Eleanor Peplum Dress – This dress was a little too stretchy and soft for the way it fit. The top was bunchy around the waist which was uncomfortable and didn’t work well with the peplum. With a more structured fabric it would have been great.
Great Escape Dress – This was my favorite fit of all the dresses. I loved the weight and quality of the skirt and the ruffled top. Usually ruffles fall a little weird on me, but these fell perfectly!
Elland Dress – This dress would have been absolutely perfect if the shoulders fit. I have broad shoulders so this is a common issue for me, but I’d highly recommend this dress. It’s the same as the Great Escape Dress in fabric & weight.
Bourgeois Dress – I LOVED this print so much but the dress was a little too baggy and the shoulders were very narrow.
Crimson Social Dress – The silky light fabric of this dress was so comfortable and I loved the fit. The only problem I had was that there was some major gapping on the bust buttons, so I would have to pin or sew to keep it closed properly.
Lara Dress – This dress was super cute on the hanger but when I tried it on the top fit strangely. It seemed like the stitching at the waist was uneven so the left side of the top poofed a little more than the right side.
Tops & Jackets (left to right)
In Parallel Pullover – This was a definite favorite. The silky high-low hem on this top is a great addition to the soft cotton basic knit tee.
Notched V-Neck Tee in Dark Grey – This tee is more like a sweater and it’s super cozy. This one will be great for lounging! I only saw the dark grey in store but there are a bunch more colors on the website.
Waved Placket Jacket – I really loved this jacket. This is the only clothing item I actually bought because I was afraid it would sell out if I waited. It’s a warm wool knit with polyester lining and lapels. There’s a waist seam that runs across the back and cinches a little bit so the fit is really flattering and not at all boxy or dowdy (a problem I typically run into with blazers).
Dashes Knit Blazer in Sky – This knit blazer was so cute and comfortable. I would have liked it more if the fabric was a little lighter and the sleeves were longer, but it wore really well.
As you can see, I had a pretty busy visit! The new Anthro is going to be a frequent stop for me, even if it’s just to spend 2 hours in the dressing room trying everything on and wishing I could take it all home. Do you have a local Anthropologie? What do you love most about Anthro style?