Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Adventures at the Anthropologie Tag Sale

I always think fitting room reviews are a lot of fun when I see them on other blogs, so here's the adventure of a cheapskate giant braving the Anthro sales racks. Before I get to the pictures, I must say I think I got a little caught up in the sights and smells (love the smell of that store) because once I found reasonably priced items that fit, I suddenly found myself in dangerous impulse buy territory. I've never bought an item of clothing there before--just sunglasses, tights, and some Christmas presents from the home section--so that made me even more excited about it all.

Anyway, onto the fun stuff.

First, here are the sale items I tried on.

Flounced & Draped Blouse - I loved it right away, and I knew it'd be coming home with me. Plus, it was $19.95. You can't argue with that.

Turn The Kaleidoscope Tank - It looked fine, but I wasn't excited about it at all.

I can't find this one on the website. I was intrigued and perplexed by this top. It's longer in the back, so I'm hoping it'll look cute with leggings. Who knows, maybe even bermuda shorts (as I will not be wearing regular shorts this summer). I liked it, though; I just wasn't convinced it liked me. This ended up being one of my impulse buys at $29.95.

I can't find this one on the website either. This looked cute on, and I think it'd be better with leggings obviously or some sort of tighter pant. The only hesitation I had is I didn't know how much use I'd get out of it. But after wandering around the store with it, it became my second impulse buy at $39.95.

Now onto a couple regularly priced items.

Loosened Shelby Blouse - Loved!! (Pardon my cami all bunched up underneath.) I will plan on buying it someday if it goes on sale, most likely in yellow instead of green.

Shape Suggestion Skirt - I tried this on in a large, but I see that they have XL online. The elastic waistband is super stretchy, though, so I could probably go either way. I thought this was a cute, casual skirt, and I would purchase it for the right price. And I'd go with green instead of blue probably.

I also tried on the Chartreuse Shoots Dress and a sale dress, but those were definitely too small, so no pictures were taken.

I'm still having buyer's remorse about my two impulse buys, and I forgot to ask if these are final sales. Thoughts? Should I try returning one or both? Or should I keep them and just make sure to wear them a lot? I could maybe bring both on my Florida vacation in a couple weeks...


  1. I love the skirt you didn't get.It looks great on you! I like all of your other purchases, too, but the striped top is definitely interesting. The color combination is awesome, but how does one actually wear it? When in doubt, add a belt. That's the blogger motto, right?

    Whatever you decide, I always wait at least a week before returning stuff. If any of the stuff you bought was Final Sale, they would have (should have) mentioned it at the register.

  2. I like the tunic that you got. I've only bought accessories at Anthropologie before.

  3. Kimi - Yeah "interesting" is definitely the word I would use to describe the striped top, too. I tried it on with shorts last night, and that was actually pretty cute, so maybe I will be wearing shorts this summer after all. Still not sure about the blue tunic/dress thing, so I'll probably take your advice and think about it for a week.

  4. I love the first shirt. It's my favorite when the best sale items look the best and it's a match made! I love it! I'd keep the items because they certainly will come in handy on vacay!

  5. I love Anthropologie! And I looove the first top that you bought (the cheapest one). I wish I was rich enough to shop there all the time.

  6. Theresa - Agree. That store is so fun but too expensive. We'll definitely be stopping there on our shopping day next month.