Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Anthropologie Reviews: Caya Draped Pullover, Cashmere Pointelle Cardigan, Malvales Pullover, Cowled Sweater Dress, and more

I've been shopping Anthropologie less these days because I just can't seem to make their pieces fit in with the rest of my style. Plus, like many other retailers, their quality seems to be declining. I can't resist a quick saleroom snoop but I was struck by how high most of the prices still were. Even with the recent 40% off I couldn't justify most of the pieces considering how shopworn they already looked. I did find a few goodies this go around though:

Cashmere Pointelle Cardigan (XS)
 This color is GORGEOUS. And the sweater is so damn soft. It drapes very well and feels great on. I've decide that this isn't really my style but the real clincher is that there were already pills down the front. I was still tempted since, again, soft and beautiful color. I did notice the very similar Aida Cardigan  which is a blend so maybe will actually pill less?

 Malvales Pullover (XS)
 I was seriously tempted by this. The overblown floral works well and I liked the extra slouchiness of the sweater. I think the price is too high considering the sweater is a blend. Still, could picture throwing it on with jeans over the weekend for a comfy cool look.

 Hei Hei Vegan Leather Bomber??? (XS)
 I'm not sure which vegan leather jacket this is but it was by Hei Hei. I normally find Hei Hei to run a bit small but this runs a little big (not enough to size down however). I liked the color and the fun details but felt that it fit weirdly through the chest. Too big and then tapered down to the waist in a outdated way. Might be better on someone with less of a full bust. This one looks similar and is only $42! And I know this is a different style but how cute is the sherpa collar? I like the more open collar of this one - and a great price!

 Caya Draped Pullover (XS)
 I've been really wanting to try this one and was glad to see if in store. It's hard to tell in the photos but the lavender is really light and quite beautiful. The texture of the sweater was very unexpected - sort of thick but really really light. I don't know how to explain it. I wasn't exactly sure how to get the neck to lay properly and was definitely too lazy to figure it out. Again, I think this is overpriced.

 Himalayan Hooded Robe (XS/S)
 Mmmm. I am constantly in my robe when I am at home and it is the ugliest thing you have ever seen. My mother-in-law gave it to me some years ago and it is just so dang cozy. When I saw this, I decided it would be a definite upgrade. It is super cozy and super cute. Too expensive but I bought it anyway. My husband can thank me later. This one from Splendid is equally as adorable and J. Crew's version in pinstripe is cozy and crisp looking at the same time!

 Cowled Sweater Dress (XS)
 I thought this was quite cute on and I loved the "see-thru" sleeve detail and the cowlneck. What I didn't like was the cheap looking quality of the material and the crazy amount of fuzz and dirt sticking to it. I figured this would look like a pilly mess after a few wears so passed. Super bummed because it is a GOOD price at $29.95. Tempting if you can handle sweater shaving every time.
 I won't lie, this Jessica Simpson Cowl Neck Sweater dress is looking pretty cute - especially with that little belt. And what about this Express one? SO darn cute and extra 40% $49.99. This one looks like I'm lounging around in my fave sweatshirt except chic-er. Love the ombre colors in this Max Studio version and the color of this Ann Taylor one is amazing.

 ??? Brindille Sheath (thank you Keilexandra) (4P)
 Ugh, I know I should remember what this dress is called but I don't. Marked down to $49.95. This is a 4P so it is a teeny bit short but I sort of like it that way since the neckline is so high - makes it more fun and flirty. There is a tiny bit of gapping/extra material under the armpits. It's possible that it is due to the fact that this is sort of a size up for me (need to accommodate those breastfeeding ladies). Overall, adorable and actually felt like it was made well. Yahoo!

 Garden Bloom Skirt (size 2)
 I was so relived to read the online reviews that said this skirt runs small. I could BARELY zipper the size 2, yet the rest of it fit fine. It is made of a lightweight neoprene which feels sort of cool but also a bit cheap. I LOVE the print. It is really beautiful. Again, overpriced. I think it should cost around $29.95.

Sorry to have such a harsh reviews but I am really trying to buy less stuff that looks crappy after 1 season (hello Madewell sweaters I'm talking to you) and more stuff that stands the test of time.

Did you make any purchases during the 40% off?


  1. Mystery dress is the Brindille Sheath, I think?

  2. I love the Brindille sheath! It's such a nice quality piece. I basically bought 2 things during the 40%, both by Cartonnier. A black blazer and a pair of printed Charlie pants in maroon and tan. Both kind of j crew-y actually, but also very classic anthro. There are still some good pieces in there!