Confession: I am obsessed with Anthropologie. It is my favorite store in the whole world, because of its sophisticated, unique well-made clothes. I have been a faithful shopper for the last three years, and I have to say, no other store has come close to cooling my ardor for this store.
The only thing that i don’t like about Anthro is the fact that it is so expensive, which is why I mainly hit the sales rack when I go there, unless something is just too good to pass up. One of th important things to know about Anthropologie is that they post their new Fresh Cuts sale items on their website every Tuesday morning, and I have to say that today’s Fresh Cuts did not disappoint. Here are my favorites:
This Zenobia Tee is on sale now for $39.95, down from$68.00.
Here is what some of the reviewers have to say about the Zenobia Tee:
- Sweet Tee,
December 31, 2011
This tee has been on my wish list for ages, but I was hesitant to purchase online because of previous reviews. I was able to try on both a small and medium in the store and decided to go with a medium. It’s just personal preference. I’m 5’9″ 128lbs 34D and typically wear a small. The small wasn’t obnoxiously tight, but I felt more comfortable in a medium. I don’t find the material sheer as others have mentioned.
- My new go-to top with skirts.,
December 31, 2011
I hate the way most cotton/t-shirt material tops look tucked into a skirt. This top is perfect. It hugs your body and doesn’t bunch up above the band of the skirt. The combination of the casual torso material with the lace sleeves and sheer collar make it easy to dress up or down, and it works just as well with a billowy gypsy skirt as a smart pencil skirt.
- Pretty but sheer,
December 28, 2011
The sleeves on this top are beautiful, but I wish it wasn’t so sheer. I tried this with a pair of wide-leg pants, and it looked great, but there’s no way I could wear this for work without something over or under it. I have a pet peeve about wearing a cami under t-shirts, and putting something over it defeats the purpose of the pretty sleeves. If it was just a bit thicker, I would have come home with this one.
- Do your crunches,
December 14, 2011Pros: design, great colorsCons: size up for sure if you have a tummythe sleeves on this top are a beautiful and unobtrusive way to participate the lace trend that has crept from fall collections right into the winter (no complaints!)… but be prepared because the fabric on the rest of the piece is quite clingy, and will not conceal those four cookies you ate at the holiday luncheon… oops.i bought the red color in medium (TTS, in my opinion) and did end up putting a lightweight nude cami underneath, for coverage and warmth (who would be so silly as to layer this piece and cover up the lovely lace?)i would really love to style this with a pencil skirt with heavier-weight fabric. overall, another really pretty piece i didn’t mind paying full price for.
So, the general consensus seems to be that it is a pretty shirt, that is pretty tight, so you may want to go a size up from what you would normally do.
I absolutely love this Night Phlox Blouse With it’s rich colors and wonderfully romantic puffed sleeves (It feels kind of Anne of Green Gables to me). The Night Phlox blouse is now on sale for $59.95, down from $118.00.
Here’s what people are saying about this blouse:
- Beautiful blouse, ruined by sleeves,
December 30, 2011when i saw this top i immediately picked it up. the pattern on the blouse is beautiful, and the colors are awesome. it would be very easy match with almost anything, and it would look great with a pair of jeans.though i loved the blouse intially, it was ruined by the sleeves. they are very big and poofy, and they almost dominate the top. also, they are a very awkward length (not quite long sleeve, not quite 3/4 sleeve).
the length of the top is great, and the quality is too. if the sleeves were different, this would be an awesome buy. many people may be able to pull this off if they like the dramatic sleeve, its not like its a bad product.
- So so,
December 29, 2011Pros: colorsCons: sleeves, lengthI’m not one for flowery tops, but I thought I’d give it a go.
It’s a nice material with beautiful colors, but the sleeves are just too much. It would have been more flattering if there wasn’t such a dropped shoulder. When the puffy sleeves lined up with the bust line, it made me look very wide.Also, the shortened bottom was a bit of a hassle.
Fits true to size.
- Edgy yet Elegant,
December 7, 2011Pros: it’s pretty
I really like this blouse. It can go anywhere and be worn with anything. The orange (my favoirite color) contrasts nicely with the blue. It makes sense since those colors are on opposite sides of the color wheel. I just love how the silk feels on my skin. I have no complaints with this. I’m 5’3″ 34B and I’m wearing a 4 in the picture.
- Prettier in Person,
November 8, 2011Pros: surprisingly versatile
This lovely blouse looks much better in person! I bought it to wear with the Anthro orange lace skirt & jeans. It has poets shoulders, snug at the elbow (I left it unbuttoned) & looked good tucked into the skirt. It is a true navy & gold infused orange – very versatile blouse!
So, people had problems with the sleeves, but I’m thinking that if you’re wanting a nice statement piece that is a little bit more edgy, as reviewer three said, this is your top!
So the rest of my favorite garments are not fresh cuts, but still on sale now.
These Fairisle Clog Boots are so beautiful, and look like they would keep you warm! What a great statement piece! The boots are now on sale for $149.95, down from $278.00. Here’s what reviewers say
- Sanitas are awesome,
January 5, 2012
I have a ‘vintage’ pair of Sanita booties, so I ordered the 39 (my normal size) and they fit great. They are clogs and wear as one should expect – the sole does not bend, but there is tons of support and comfort.
These are very cute, and the print works out as neutral, very versatile.
Highly recommend at the sale price, they will last forever.
- Love hate relationship,
January 3, 2012Pros: adorable onCons: no foot bed liner so slippery inside, fitI suppose I’ve no one but myself to blame. Ordered them when the additional 30% off was on offer. They came. I liked the way they looked. I am petite, with curvy calves, and was worried these might make my legs look shorter. Was surprised to find that this was not a problem with my dark skinny jeans, and even with black tights, and a knee length skirt. I get gobs of compliments on them too.
However, the fit is less than optimal and I don’t see myself wearing them on long shopping trips anytime soon. I ordered one size up as suggested. In the dimension of length I’m glad for it, because my foot slides forward at every step, causing my toe to bump the front of the boot. Meanwhile they are exceedingly wide, and my heel sloshes about in the back. Partly this is due to the fact that there is no lining in the foot bed at all. You’re sliding around on polished wood, very slippery indeed with luxuriantly thick winter socks. I’ve begun to amend these deficits by adding pads in the foot ball area of the shoe, but am still not entirely satisfied.
Yeah, could have returned them… but, wowzers, they’re cute!!
- Unbelievable comfort for a stylish heel.,
December 29, 2011Molds to your feet after a couple wears, Sanita has been around since 1906 and the Danish know how to make clogs. The boot has grip to make it slip resistant even for a 3 inch heel. Every time I wear them they get more comfortable I even forget I am wearing boots which is amazing.
Also a pretty warm boot that can be worn comfortably all 3 seasons
Mmmm-hm! Looks like I will be saving my pennies for these bad boys!
I hope you enjoyed my Anthropologie Picks as much as I did! What are your favorite stores?