We just returned from Kansas City, where we intended to go to a Kansas City Royals game, until the rainstorms popped up Saturday. Instead, we were lazy, got back in our PJ's and watched football.
I visited the new Anthropologie store in Leawood, KS (Yay! Inching ever closer to Wichita) Saturday, and had the wonderful opportunity to meet the lovely Beth. A reader and someone that I have had the pleasure of ongoing correspondence with. (I did tease her that she must have not been able to find anything better to read! :) We shopped, and gave critique in the dressing room, had lunch together, and generally thrilled over having someone like-minded to shop with. It was so great to meet her. I am constantly amazed over how blogging has introduced me to such lovely women. It is risky to put your "business" out there on the internet. A subject that Beth and I spoke about, but I have had nothing but rewards.
Here are the things I tried on- and I tried on lots. Beth and I ended up trying a lot of the same things on, which was great fun. I think I am going to break it down in to three or four parts, since I tried on so many of the fall releases.
First up- Dresses:
|Stitched Perimeter Belt (Sand)|
|Painted Plaid Dress|
Painted Plaid Dress by Maeve. Size: 4. Beth showed me this dress and asked me what I thought of it. It did not catch my eye in the catalog, or in the store, but we both grabbed one to try on. The fit was good, but low in the front in my opinion. A little loose in the top- on both of us. I actually liked the flared skirt on me, which is unusual. But overall, it is just a pass. Too many other things I loved.
|Test Pattern Sweaterdress|
|Without the belt.|
Lila Frock by Tabitha. Size: 4. I like the ensemble pieces by Tabitha, and this one was no exception. The colors are vibrant and beautiful. The fit was spot-on for me, but I have a smallish chest, so to be safe, try on your size and one size up. This is yet another size zip vent, which scare the crap out of me, but I didn't have any trouble with it. I love the mustard gold of the bottom. Hits a few inches above top of knee, but not immodest. I like this, but will wait for 2nd cuts, more than likely.
|Noon & Night Dress|
Stitched Perimeter Belt
|Winter Tree Shirtdress|
Winter Tree Shirtdress by Maeve. Size: 4. Another wrap dress that I had difficulty with. I was hoping this would be a flattering basic that I could dress up or down. I love the print very much, and like the styling, but the fit was so far off, I gave up. It was bulky feeling up top, and I was not "wowed" enough to try any harder on it.
I also tried the Aven Bloom Dress by Moulinette Soeurs, but I tried it in a 4, and it was much too tight up top, so I asked the SA for a 6 to try. In all the commotion (she got very busy, and I had a full fitting room) I either missed her saying that there was no size or she forgot to bring it to me, I am not sure. But I loved that dress, and would like to try a 6. Sorry for no pictures of that one...
Well, that's all for the dresses, skirts and tops are coming up!