Vacation shopping at Anthropologie

Although not fitted nor body skimming, I have to admit the Roe Open-Shoulder Top ($98) is flowy done right.
And the color is beautiful!

Going on vacation to a warm destination soon? Then you should definitely work a trip to Anthropologie in, as I came away from the store yesterday with a suitcase full of cute jet-setting new arrivals! I’m just as surprised as anyone given all the fug on the website right now, but in person (some) stuff is looking much better than the site led me to think.

Inside, what came home with me…

The Pleated Linen Tank ($98) is cropped, but looks great over high rise shorts or with a jacket.

I feel like some cute stuff is starting to drift into stores — the kind of stuff that I’d discover in May when it’s shown with something else on the site, long sold out and wonder where the heck that cute item came from…? Some of this stuff might be vacation-only while other items are going to be great for general wear in Spring and Summer!

Take the Pleated Linen Tank ($98, above) which I can’t say I’d really noticed online. It looks kind of like a boxy nothing, right? But in the Rockefeller Center (NYC) Anthro, I saw it styled under a jacket (I’ll share the mannequin and my try-on photo on my Instagram today or tomorrow) and my curiosity was piqued. It had clearly been flying out of the store — there was only 1 medium and 1 large left to try. After trying it on I realized this is a really cute top! Especially for Costa Rica, but also for weekends all warm weather season long. And that’s the story for pretty much this entire list, including the admittedly flowy but still lovely Roe Open-Shoulder Top ($98) topping this post. Both of these tops run true to size, and if you’re less busty you can safely size down in the Pleated Linen Tank ($98).

Here’s what else I picked up in-store:
1 | Hei Hei’s Wanderer Rolled-Hem Shorts ($98) are insta-comfy on! I adore the longer inseam (over 4″ when cuffed!) and the little accents on the waistband. They are soft and come in cute colors. I purchased the grey. They do run large; size down one size. (I purchased a 30.)
2 | The Pilcro Washed Chino Skirt ($88) is another home run from Anthro’s in-house jeans-pants-skirts brand. It’s an ideal length for warm weather and has a longer waistband, which helps the skirt fit magnificently over hourglass figures. It runs true to size in my opinion. Online there are only two colors right now (I bought the guacamole in a 10), but in-store there were 4 colors to choose from. I’m sure those other colors will appear online soon.
3 | I know many of us are feeling kimono overkill right now with Anthropologie, buttttttttt I love the Livia Textured Kimono ($148). In fact, my trip to the store was kindled when I saw this Instagram shot of it looking so cute! What’s nice about this one versus all the other kimonos out there? Firstly, the online product shot doesn’t reveal how pink it is in real life. The bluish trim doesn’t stand forefront in real life the way you’d think from online. Also, it is not some silky shapeless thing. It’s almost terry-like with structure. And finally, have you noticed that cute quadruple-tasseled sash yet? That alone is a piece I know I’ll wear often!! It’s gorgeous!
4 | The Lazuli Halter Dress ($128) is a winner from Cloth & Stone. I own last year’s High-Tide Halter Dress and if you’re wondering how I justify having this one too, although the shapes are similar there are many differences too. Firstly, while the High Tide Halter Dress had an adjustable neckline on a rope tie, the fixed neck of the Lazuli Halter Dress is appealing to me (I ended up lightly sewing that rope tie on the High Tide as the neck kept slipping inwards). Secondly, the skirt on this one is more of a slight a-line while the High Tide was a straighter, nearly tapered shape. And lastly, the Lazuli is so cute! Like the High Tide (which you can see on me here), I sized up to a large in the Lazuli.
5 | I was hunting for a long-sleeve blouse I can use to cover up at the beach or around town when the equatorial sun becomes too much, and I’m surprised and delighted by the Strappy V-Neck Blouse ($88), a good replacement for this top which I loved in pink that sold out from under me! I really like the little crossover strap detail, and the pale pink is lovely in real life. I went with my usual size medium in this one.
6 | The final top I purchased doesn’t seem to be online yet, but it’s very similar to the New Canaan Sleep Top ($58). It’s also by Cloth & Stone, and has the same buttons down the side. Instead of being a plaid top, it’s a crisp white swiss dot top. I found this one to run very large and went down to a small to buy — if you’re already an extra small, you’re likely sized out of this one. (Sorry.) Update: the tank top is now online and is called the Side-Buttoned Tank ($68).
7 | I also picked up a few accessories for my trip so I could wear some fun little details. These include the Stone Stacking Rings Set ($68) in peach…
8 | …the Layered Velvet Necklace ($54)…
9 | …and the Opalescent Sunburst Ring ($48).
10 | I like the look of the Halftime Cap ($48) a lot, but I already own a very similar hat from Free People.

I will be posting mini reviews today on my Instagram of some of the items mentioned in this post!! I invite you to come follow along. Don’t forget about the 20% off full price coupon for your purchase too! (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, see this post.)

We know that there is a lot we don’t like at Anthropologie right now, but I’m curious, what do you love there at the moment? What’s been a good Anthro buy for you recently?

40 Comments

  1. Shari
    February 22, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I purchased the denim corset cami (in two sizes to compare) and see it shipped. Will let you know how it fits. I like your two top choices above – both really cute and I added them to my wish list. For an inexpensive fill in, one top I LOVE although not anthro is Amercian Eagles AEO ribbed tank. Solids are $20 and striped $25. I purchased every color with my 40% off coupon (due to purchases for my two teens, I don't frequent there). It is a sweater like material and really nice for the $$$. I purchased a M and it fits like the model. It does run fitted and a bit small in my opinion. Go up on size or two if large busted.

  2. February 22, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Great recommendations Shari! I unapologetically love AE's boyfriend tanks!!

  3. Amelia
    February 22, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    The 20% off coupons work in conjunction with the limited time shoe promo as well!!

  4. Amy
    February 22, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    I follow this blog sometimes but never post. Like most of you I grew up with Anthropologie being unmatched for unique, artistic clothing. I cry for the lack of inspiration and hodge podge been offered in their stores right now. I decided I was getting old and unhip and it was time to move to a capsule wardrobe. No self-respecting fashion junkie can conform to that minimal offering. The Q4 earnings report is coming out on 03/07. My guess is UP, FP and Terrain have pulled the company through while Anthropologie has seen a decline in sales. I’m hoping the March assortment segues into gorgeousness that leaves me eating my words. Of the current selection there are a few gems for me. The Les Fleur Emellished Bomber, hate the price, love the jacket, https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/les-fleurs-emb…. Love the rawness of the Addison Cropped Tank. I’m not a big fan of crop tops but this with a white cami underneath and some wide leg linen pants will be fabulous. https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/addison-croppe…. The Sabrina Embroidered Jumpsuit is so cute https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/sabrina-embroi…. I have the Citizens of Humanity Melanie High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/citizens-of-hu…. They are great on my tall frame and the lighter denim is refreshing. Can we talk about the Embellished Tiger Sweatshirt for $260? https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/embellished-ti…. This is the Frosted Flakes Tiger on a Walmart sweatshirt. I know Uzma Bozai is a hip new designer with New York street graffiti influences but this is should be in Justice for the 10 year olds. Plus, Anthropologie is selling it for more than Uzma Bozai which is undermining savvy fashionistas for the sake of the “20” off” coupon.

  5. February 22, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Hi Amy! It's lovely to have a lurker come out of the shadow to participate!

    I am SO with you on that sweatshirt…I do understand that Anthropologie is trying to mix in more brands in an effort to widen its appeal, especially for its department stores, but WTF is that? I don't get it.

    • Amy
      February 22, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      I can see Anthropologie pulling off some Cinq A Sept in larger markets. That is the kind of bohemian I expect from them. They have gone after the latest trends like fast food advertisements. Unfortunately like McDonalds, they make me look fat and feel awful about my figure. Of the pants and jeans on the website 3/4 off the inventory is cropped. I've bought all the crops I’m going to buy in the last three seasons. I'm still pulling for Anthropologie. I think their home goods will expand to make up for the loss in clothing. I’m hoping they can look at their clothing assortment with fresh eyes. They need to hold up each piece and say, “Would fifty percent or more of our customers think this looks like something my twelve year old made with a t-shirt and glue gun?” If the answer is “yes” then kick it out of the collection.

  6. CrystalK
    February 22, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    OT, but I was thrilled this morning to see a model of Asian descent in the new arrivals section. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is a first! : )

    • February 23, 2017 / 2:38 am

      Yay! I don't know if it's a first but diversity is wonderful by me. 🙂

  7. evb
    February 23, 2017 / 2:21 am

    Hey Roxy, do you think there will be anymore discounts this weekend?

    • February 23, 2017 / 2:39 am

      I dunno but I have to imagine sale cuts are coming soon.

      • evb
        February 23, 2017 / 3:14 am

        coool!

  8. February 23, 2017 / 2:39 am

    Yes I agree! A few things are enough to keep me holding on for now.

    • Nam
      February 23, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      ?? for the tee. That's funny $120 ha ha ha

      Lovely dress but again the fabric ?? Bummer Anthro

  9. Soleil
    February 23, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    I've been to every Anthro in Canada except one (W. Edmonton Mall) and the Yorkville one is by far the most faithful to the original freestanding NYC stores. It's always gorgeous and inspiring–open floor plan, flows wonderfully. The one in downtown Mtl comes close as well, but Yorkville is the best.

    I love that linen jumper as well!

    I've also coveted the orange Tied Araceli dress since it came out–hoping sale magic happens soon.

  10. evb
    February 23, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    You know that Man Repeller blog? A lot of these clothes are Woman Repellers. I just don't get who is picking out these clothes! Do good designs not exist anymore?

  11. CrystalK
    February 23, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Totally agree. Also, Ringer Tee = overpriced tee.

  12. Barbara
    February 23, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    As I said in an earlier post, Anthro needs to get rid of their current buyers, for clothing anyway. Most of what they are offering is awful.

  13. Sandy
    February 23, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Roxy, I'm interested in the pleated linen tank but can't visualize how it would look under a cardi or jacket. Were you still going to post the mannequin pic on IG? Or just let me know which pieces they chose.thnx

  14. February 23, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Hi Sandy, yes! I had scheduled it for last night but it didn't run for some reason, I will put it up in the next hour or two!!

    • Sandy
      February 23, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you; I already have a peach bomber that would look cute with it!

  15. February 23, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Fantastic. 🙂 I think that's a lovely color combo!

    • Sara
      February 24, 2017 / 1:53 am

      The swimming fish glass is adorable. I should add a couple to my wishlist. Thanks for posting the link!

    • Dina
      February 24, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Those dishes are so cute!

  16. Jess
    February 24, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Oh I know how that is! I've been going back and forth with relatives a lot myself and it can get quite demanding with time. I feel the same with Anthro lately but there's still a few things I have my eye on. I'm a Fall time girl because I love jewel colors and velvety materials but I still love a light lace blouse and I can't resist anything with a bow haha!

    • Nam
      February 25, 2017 / 12:15 am

      yes agree!!! bows and bird prints drives me nuts ha ha ha. can't resist them. I need to check it out. hopefully on sunday lol. Thanks Jess for ur heads up i love ur style intact ur style is mine he he he

  17. Jess
    February 24, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Oh yes, lets not forget the ever enduring bird prints too haha!! Those are also my top favorites, of course you know that lol!

  18. Klj1
    February 25, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I got the Anthro catalog yesterday. ??

    • Jess
      February 25, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Oh I hope it's not another disappointment as usual! I never seem to get any in the mail anymore so I guess it's a mute point lol!

  19. Emma
    February 26, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Wow–the SAME items in the Anthro sale section are stubbornly hanging on. Guess no one wants them!

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