Please welcome guest blogger sweetarchivia, from the wonderful blog of the same name. For her guest post sweetarchivia has put together some outfits and even taken IRL shots. It’s pretty awesome. If you’re interested in writing a guest post, please email me or click the “contact” link near the top of the blog. On to the guest post!
For fun, I decided to review recent items I actually bought and have restyled with various vintage Anthropologie items from seasons past. For size references, I am 5 ft 1, and usually wear a 0-2 at Anthro. In other words I’m representing the midget, ahem “petite,” population.
Oh, how some Anthro items can be so neglected! I am very surprised that many are bypassing the pretty silk-blend Tie-and-Tails Jacket in Wine (orig. $198, now $19.95) from the Mise-en-Scene joint collection with Ruffian. To prove that a Tuxedo jacket can be more versatile than you think, I’ve styled it two ways. I’m wearing the jacket in a 0 in all the photos as it was fairly true-to-size and I think it should be worn fitted for best effect.
1) Tuxedo Casual – I threw the jacket over my Eloise Petal Strewn Cami in black, paired with Daughters of the Liberation Deep Indigo Trouser. You could easily substitute any black camisole and jeans that you have in your closet.
2) Tuxedo Formal – This time I pulled the jacket over the Gathered Together Dress (now $60) from Maeve and tights from Tintoretta. I’m not sure of their exact Anthro names. But again, you can substitute your own little black dress and tights very easily.
I also love the boiled wool Cape Coat Cardigan (orig. $168, now $89.95). I’ve styled it with a Full Bouquet Clip ($18) in Coral. Note, the cardigan runs small and I’m wearing it in a Medium. It is misleadingly named “gold” despite it being an olive green colour. Check out the cute lining and the way it looks as a sweater coat with the cape removed (bottom right picture).
Below are all the style numbers of the items still available for sale, which you can provide to your friendly Anthro salesperson to track them down for you:
Tie-and-Tails Jacket in Wine Style #17138751
Full Bouquet Clip in Coral Style #943327
Cape Coat Cardigan in Gold Style#17103359
Gathered Together Dress in Black Style #933204
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Thanks for reading!