Daily Archives: July 9, 2012

Pommed, Flowered, and Shifted. Plus some Reviews.

I pulled out a shifty vixen from last year, a dress I only got to wear once before I surpassed it’s maximum capacity requirements while prego with Mr. Banks. I was so happy to fit inside it again. And with a fine new necklace companion to boot.

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Pom Flower Shift, Slip-Handmade by Me, Cardi-J.Crew Maya, Belt-Anthropologie Crossroads Belt, Necklace-Anthropologie Sparked Agate Bib Necklace , Shoes-Anthropologie Point of Light Oxfords (by Chie Mihara, but I purchased them from PedShoes)

This past week I think I set an all-time record of trips to Anthro. I’ve been there 4 times, ladies. FOUR.

So I’ve a few reviews for you.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a great phone, nor the forethought to bring a camera along. So these are pictureless reviews. Sorry…I know I certainly prefer pictures to words any day, but my jargon alone will have to do.

First….the bad.

Kozo Heels

I was super excited to get these on my feet, and then utterly underwhelmed once I had them on. I just don’t like the way they fit my foot. Lots of gaping around the short lip on the foot bed. Overall, it was just….meh. I won’t even go for these on sale.

Hansa Mary-Janes

Cute, but the straps and tiny buckles were a pain to deal with.  Love the modern yet vintage feel of them, and the color is gorgeous. But these are definitely a pass for me.

This one was super soft and the draping was beautiful.  My main beef with it is that the cap sleeves make me look like a linebacker! I have wide shoulders, and this did nothing to flatter them. All sorts of NO on this one.

I actually laughed out loud at myself in this one. Holy cow, it was a disaster. Looked pregnant (no thank you…I just was…..). The empire seam hit me funky, way too much volume below, and the colors in the dress did me no favors. Di-sas-ter!

In a Day Jumpsuit

Okay, I could seriously cry that this one didn’t work. I am obsessed with the cool vibe of this piece. I was also horrified by the fit.  Camel Toe, party of two, anyone?!?! I would have to buy a size 12 just for the torso length to be right. I tried a size 6 and 8, and the size 8 chest was already way too big on me, yet the confinement in the crotch area was seriously disturbing. I couldn’t even stand up straight, if ya know what I mean. There is NO WAY this model is wearing it as is.  I’m pretty sure they have her in a size 10/12 and clothes-pinned in back from neck to butt. Such a shame…when are designers going to start making jumpsuits wearable for the tall gals?!?

Oh boy…another bad one. The color and embroidery detail on this top are phenomenal.  The fit? I looked like a volcano. REALLY wide on bottom, and narrow on top. Did my chest no favors, and believe me when I tell you I NEED FAVORS UP TOP!  The pleating on the chest hit me all wrong….woo boy! It was total disaster-ville.

Now for the Good:

Chestnut Belt

Quality construction, cool hook in the front, took a size small. Waiting for sale since I need another belt like I need a hole in my head.

Dewy Tonic Tee

I’m showing y’all the back because that was my favorite part! I LOVED this Tee. I almost bought it, except I’m not crazy about either print. I’m crossing my fingers they’ll come out with different prints, or I may cave and buy this blue motif cause I LOVE the back detail. It’s a wear and go piece that’s not your average  Tee. No cardi or underlayer needed.  I tried both the XS and the S, and I’m firmly between the two.  I’d probably buy the small though. Highly recommend this one.

Lavish Landscapes Tank

Really liked this one in both colorways, however I’m not ready to purchase. I took an XS in this, so petite ladies may be frustrated with being sized out. I’m 5’9.5″ and I thought it was on the longish side. Beautiful embroidered details and print.

Ikat Frequencies Shirtdress

I tried both the red motif and the blue motif. I’m not crazy about the other print. I took a small, and though I really liked this piece and the price point is totally reasonable ($98!), I couldn’t pull the trigger just yet. The front on me is hooker-short. So obviously I’d have to add a slip underneath (which wouldn’t look right with the asymmetrical hem on this lovely) or wear it with skinny jeans. I tried it over skinny jeans and I feel the dress is a little too long for tunic length and looked disproportionate, therefore to wear it that way I’d have to get it shortened. Waiting for further consideration.

Mixed Bouquet Blouse

This one is BEAUTIFUL. Tried the 4 and the 6. The 4 is perfect everywhere accept the shoulders….WAY too tight. The 6 fit the shoulders but was HUGE down below. I most likely won’t buy because of the fit issues, but it is truly a beautiful piece. If you don’t have linebacker shoulders with a muscular build, you will call it your friend and skip off together into the sunset.

Finely Feathered Tank

This tank is so quirky-beautiful. I absolutely love the mixing of prints and peplum design. I took a size 6 and it was perfect. I will buy this one on sale for sure. It will make new BFF’s with my pencil skirts and skinny jeans.

La Jolla Necklace

Perfection. Period. I cannot stress how beautiful this piece is IRL. I went in specifically to get this piece when the lovely personal shopper Michelle contacted me with the good news that it had arrived. This piece will sell out. Mark my word. My store had received a full shipment and within 3 days, they were down to only two of them. It’s just one of those pieces you will love forever and always, til death do you part. I know I will. Yes…I took one home.

That’s it for now. Any of you tried on the pieces mentioned above? Any of the same issues?

xoxo Molly

 

 

 

 

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