Anyhoo... I had a little break and decided to completely remove myself from the craziness of it all to try on a few things at Anthro. Please excuse the color of the photos - my dressing room had particularly bad lighting.
Here's what I found:
Maes Silk Kimono (XS)
The print on this is absolutely lovely. I was immediately drawn to it. The fit, however, is off. This is an XS and I felt like I was drowning in it. I know it's "kimono style" but I don't think it should look this sloppy. The vee in the front is also quite low. Overall, meh.
Seaside Blouse in Green Motif (size 2)
Birds! How I love them. Can't resist trying on anything with a bird on it. I was surprised to see that this shirt was made of silk. You know how sometimes the silk just feels a little off, not as luxurious? I think the fit is off on this one. I look like a big box. Makes me think of David Byrne in that crazy shouldered suit he wore during his SNL (?) performance years ago. I may have dated myself by that comment. Anyway, very boxy and although I adore the color and birds, I think it looks a bit cheap.
Caraiva Maxi Dress (size 2) in Blue
This is what I would consider a wedding maxi dress - feels more elegant and dressy than a daytime number. The fit is very flattering and nipped in at the waist. May have been slightly snug on my large chest. It has pockets! How darn cute is that?
Ribboned Quilotoa Dress (size 2)
I never ever try on strapless dresses because of the aforementioned large chest problem but I couldn't resist this one. So sunny and cheerful and well.... summery! The size 2 fit really well but was a bit snug in the chest. There is a stretchy smocked panel on the back which certainly helped but I still felt like I was spilling out of it. Has that nice sticky stuff along the top so it won't fall off. LOVE it. Maybe I'll go back and try it with my strapless bra on?
Banded Totem Shift (size 2)
What else do I like almost as much as birds (and foxes)? Rainbows! This was very fitted which I appreciated. You need a clean silhouette when there is this much going on. I feel like it could have been better without the design on the front - just stick to colorful stripes. I bit snug in shoulder/chest area. Not loving the high neck on me. At all.
Empire Day Dress (XS) in Blue
Spring Stripe Midi Dress (size 2 or 4)
Cheerful stripes! Who can stay away from them? I'm not sure what to make of this dress. Is it a nightgown? Kidding but that's how I feel in it. I almost liked it (especially when I imagined how cool and comfortable I would be in it) but I don't think it's flattering.
Petaluma Peep Hem Dress (XS) in Black
Ya know, this dress isn't so bad for $78. It's sooooo comfortable, basically cute and has pockets. It seems so easy to throw on and wear to anything. I'd love to see the other motif. There is no zipper so you have to pull it over your head. I was nervous at first but it wasn't really a problem. Cute peekaboo hem.
That's it for now. Hope you are getting some spring time weather where you are! We had our first beautiful day here and it was so glorious to be outside!