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Happy Wednesday! Apologies for the relative silence around here — my Mom is less than two weeks from moving into her new condo! I find myself tasked with a ton of items to help her move go smoothly. Add a day job, wedding planning and our own house hunt on top of that, and well, I’ve barely slept lol. I am working on a small series of Spring/Summer shopping guide posts that I hope to have live in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, thank you as always for your patience while I help Mom with her move!!
Most of us weren’t too impressed with Anthropologie’s May pre-shop. As is usually the way, I’ve found a crop of items from the non-catalogue Anthropologie May 2018 new arrivals that are more my speed. I’m noticing some trends — ruffle sleeves on tops, embroidery on bottoms, and mixed prints in dresses. It’s a mixed bag of successes and fug. I have to tell you that I haven’t been drawn into Anthropologie stores lately at all. Not even the survey discount got me excited the way I hoped it would. Right now, Anthro is running a promotion on outdoor living and I’m sure a clothing promo isn’t far behind.
Will these newer items be the thing to draw me in? I’m delighted by the possibilities of tops like the Palm Palm Springs Fringed Blouse ($128, above) and the Martell Halter Top ($78). There’s styling potential in dresses like the Linen Off-The-Shoulder Dress ($158, below) and the Violette Dress ($148).
Anthropologie is still missing in its overall collection for me. I just can’t get excited about it! Or, when I am excited about a bunch of items I see they’re all online only and that’s such a shopping turn-off. I’ve been doing most of my shopping at Nordstrom (even driving 45 minutes to get there!), Saks, American Eagle and Old Navy, all of which allow me to look up store inventory online and are always accurate. Madewell is another destination for me, and though I have to call their Icon concierge line for help, I also get the lovely perk of free 2-day shipping with them! LOFT, Amazon, Shopbop…they’re all getting my spending money in front of Anthropologie.
Still, I find myself coming back to Anthro’s site often, in the hope that they’ve got something special. If they can turn around their styling, get shoes and jewelry back into stores, and quit it with the online only inventory disasters, there’s a distinct possibility. Below, my picks from the Anthropologie May 2018 new arrivals. What’s worked for you recently at Anthro?