Reviews: Noisette Top, Pixilated Tee, Ice-Capped Blouse & Tracy Reese Top

I had no luck with the Wavelet Blouse, but I was curious to see if Floreat’s winter version, the Ice-Capped Blouse ($118) would be any better for me. Floreat is a tough brand for me. I do well in their dresses but their tops tend to be too short on me.

And I think the length was an issue again with this blouse. I actually like it better than the Wavelet Blouse. The cap sleeves did me no favors, but this even shorter tulle version is hardly noticeable. Still this top wasn’t really winning me over. I tried on my true size 6. I probably should have sized up to an 8 or maybe even a 10.

I didn’t bother though because no matter how loose the top gets on me it won’t change that the tiers over the bust are too short. It makes me look very top heavy…no thanks. The overall length of the top was fine and I think this would make a good layering piece. Pass for me though.

I guess Deletta had some leftover chiffon fleurs from their Necklace Tank, as the same accents adorn the neckline of the Noisette Top ($68). They’re cute. I found the 3/4 sleeve length an odd choice. I suppose this makes it easier to layer under a cardigan but I would have preferred full sleeves.

As with most Deletta tops I had to size down to a small. There are two pintucked pipes down the front and two more on the back. The neckline has some gold stitching and there is a line of unfinished chiffon inside the neck. This is a really cute top that I hope makes it to sale.

This Tracey Reese top is the Teleidoscope Top ($88). I couldn’t wait to share it — I loved it! I tried on the small which fit like a charm. The top is sleeveless with the slightest cowlneck and a sparkly underlayer showing through the plunged neckline. There’s also a bit of ruching at the waist to create shape. You could easily throw a belt on over this one.

The pattern is my favorite part of the top. The body is mainly aqua with brown, black and touches of a few other colors mixed in. I’ll update the post once this one makes it online.

After the Tracy Reese top I was feeling brave with patterns so I gave one.september’s Pixelated Tee ($78) a shot. This top is like something out of a late 90s screensaver. It’s very cool looking — no two shirts on the rack were quite the same. I tried on my true sice medium but should have sized down to a small. You can’t see from my photos but this top has a racerback. The ruffle collar bib is intricate and lovely. I wanted to see how the solid version of this would work…

…so I tried it on in a solid purple, an option I don’t see on the website. This time around I grabbed a small and it fit much better. This top is pretty cool and a unique spin on the bib collar I’ve seen at other stores. I hope the solid version isn’t store-only, these retail-only variations are bugging me to no end.


  1. November 9, 2009 / 1:31 pm

    You know, it's funny Roxy- the Floreat Wavelet blouse is even too short for me. And I'm short! I mean, I'm also fairly long-waisted for someone my size but I always have to wear that top with something under- thankfully, it doesn't look half bad paired with a white lace tank. I usually do the AE boyfriend lace camis, since they're fitted and awesomely long in length.I ordered the Rare Blossom tee last night with express shipping because I LACK IMPULSE CONTROL (thank you, captain obvious) and I was so bummed that the Park Meadows store didn't have it anywhere when I was there Saturday. Cry. They did have several other new arrivals out, though, that I'm going to review later on this week. I hope. *fingers crossed*

  2. Anonymous
    November 9, 2009 / 2:03 pm

    The Floreat blouse looks splendid on you, I do think that the shorter length would make it more suitable for a skirt than for pants…perhaps a demure, longer skirt in an ink blue or a navy, and then a little fox stole or capelet over the shoulders. I can't wait to try it on now!

  3. November 9, 2009 / 3:08 pm

    You should definitely get the Tracy Reese top!

  4. November 9, 2009 / 3:12 pm

    I had the same issue with the wavelet top. So pretty but just made me look even chestier. I also couldn't get the right fit. My regular size was too tight and one size up it didn't lay flat at the collar and the sleeves were slipping off. I'm still so sad this shirt didn't work for me. 🙁

  5. November 9, 2009 / 3:58 pm

    Roxy- Thanks for your reviews. It was so good to see these tops on a person. I live far, far away from an Anthropologie store (and civilization in general) and am putting together an online order and was thinking about both the Wavelet blouse and the Pixilated tee. Looks like both of these will be a pass for me… 🙁 On the other hand, that Tracy Reese top is gorgeous on you and I have hopes it might work for me!

  6. November 9, 2009 / 4:17 pm

    I would have loved that first Wavelet top, if it didn't spread out so much…Generally speaking I'm a size 6, but I loathe trying on clothes just because a 6 can mean an 8 or a 2.P.S. I just started, so I'd love it if you'd come by and look at my blog :)

  7. November 9, 2009 / 5:52 pm

    Chloe, I am glad I'm not the only one. Very excited to see your reviews!Thanks for the link Natalie…now we just need to know what the Anthroized name will be.Anon love the outfit suggestion. I agree the blouse seems to be meant for skirt pairings. CS12 – I want it! And Amanda you should get it too LOL. Your dog is too cute!Serena, I will check out your blog tonight after work. Welcome!

  8. Anonymous
    November 9, 2009 / 6:57 pm

    I think the Ice-capped blouse would look amazing with the snow flower skirt! I just got the skirt last week and couldnt think of enough things to put with it to justify the purchase. But now I think im going to get the wavelet one in cappucino/black from eshakti!

  9. CoteKing
    November 9, 2009 / 7:06 pm

    I just got the Noisette Top. It's much cuter in person than the online pic, which you can't even see the little sparkley button center of the flowers in! I got the wine color.It does run big, I got a small and it's on the big side. I doubt I could size down to an x-small since I'm super tall.

  10. November 10, 2009 / 1:39 am

    I'm waiting for the ice cap blouse. It will be here any day now and hopefully it will fit. Now I'm worried :(Thanks for sharing tho!

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