I really dislike when Anthropologie puts one of the items I’m super digging on the cover of the catalog. Why, you ask? Cause I know it’ll sell out.
So I waited. And of course, when Anthro did the 20% promo for skirt/short/pants, she sold out. And I was empty-handed.
I ordered on the last night of the promo and sure enough…she was G-O-N-E. Freakin’ Catalog cover shot. I knew it.
Two weeks later I went in to Anthro and on a whim asked one of the SA’s to see if there might be any in stock again in my size. Holy Toledo! There was a six, but I was fairly certain I was gonna need a four. I ordered anyway, and yes, the six was a tad big when it arrived, but I was smitten. SO well constructed, bold, and fun. No way was I returning. I’d just wear a snug belt every time, I told myself.
Then the Anthro fashion show event happened on Thursday evening, (IT WAS AWESOME! FULL REPORT TO COME!!) and my wonderful friend found a size 2 Ms. Waverly hanging by her lonesome in my store, a catalog return, since the store never received the orange color.
I scoffed at the size 2, “Maybe if I lay off the Chick-Fil-A for a few months it might fit…” but I took it to the dressing room with me anyway. And whatdya know….
It was kismet. It still wouldn’t hurt if I laid off the waffle fries since the size 2 is SNUGGLY, but it’s just the waist that is super fitted. The hips are now perfect, where in the size 6 they were much too poofy.
Better still, I received 25% off my entire purchase that night for strutting the runway (insert: happy prancing). I’ll show you what else I picked up throughout the week in OOTD’s.
Happy to report Ms. Waverly received a warm welcome from the rest of my closet. I had a tough time deciding what to pair with her for the maiden voyage. I seriously had a dozen outfit combos dancing around in my head. Ultimately, I decided on the pop green to challenge the orange, cooled down by a tonal seafoam blue. (Incidentally, I just did an ebay search for the Stormy Seas necklace and am sickened by this listing. $224.99)? WHAT IN THE DIDDLE?!? Seriously…that’s cray-cray.
What catalog covers have you wanted to curse at featuring a beloved Anthro item?
Any kismet stories you’ve got in your pocket? You know, the kind where you enter an Anthro store, item that shouldn’t be there is there, and you skip off into the sunset with it….those kind of stories. Anyone?!?
Hope you all had a rockin’ weekend! I’m not even going to look at the sale tomorrow, after the damage I incurred last Thursday night wielding my 25% off coupon! (Okay, so maybe I’ll just take a peek….)