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If you love happy shopping surprises than this is the shopping weekend for you! This is the last weekend to order items and have them arrive in time for Christmas (hopefully, that is, as some retailers are already struggling to process the holiday order load!). As such many retailers are offering tremendous deals this weekend to entice us to make those last holiday purchases before two-day or overnight shipping becomes an additional required expense.
The highlight promotion for me has to the Anthropologie December Anthro weekend! This weekend you can take 30% off your entire Anthropologie purchase. No code required; discount applies at checkout. You also receive Free Shipping at $50 which is lower than the usual $150 threshold (furniture shipping is still extra though). Anthropologie has been doing promos throughout the holiday season but they haven’t been very competitive with the deep discounts many other retailers are offering. This promo is finally more in line with what other stores are doing and I’m going to take advantage of that!
I’m also pleased to say that Anthropologie’s 2018 Holiday Collection is lovely. There is a fantastic mix of the classic Anthropologie appeal and modern cuts. They’ve toned down the ridiculous bell sleeves, crop top and rectangles immensely and upped the a-line, universally flattering appeal. I’m not ready to declare Anthropologie back yet as we’ve seen excellent collections followed up by whiffs several times over the last 5-7 years, but I am happy to declare their current assortment a winner!
I’ve made a bunch of purchases I’m happy with this season. For myself I’ve gotten the Alpine Sweater (now $139, TTS, on me here), the Ludington Waffle Pullover (now $55, I went for a large for a really oversized feel, on me here and here) and the Countess Dress (now $139, recommend going up two sizes, also available here) most recently.
My renewed excitement with Anthropologie starts in the dress section, where items like the Sleeveless Buttondown Dress (now $104, above) hold massive appeal. Anthro still has some quality issues that need immediate attention to not scare people off again — the Rumie Velvet Dress (now $181) for instance is stunning but as several reviewers report I can confirm the neckline is unwearably tight. And there’s no spare fabric to easily extend the neck opening, so this is something a tailor would need to help fix.
But let’s stick to the winners for today. The Alarie Ruffled Dress (now $159) is long with beautiful detailed sleeves. (Fits TTS.) The Sporty Chevron Dress (now $118) has a funny name yet is ideal on anyone with an hourglass or pear figure. (I sized up to a 10 from my usual 8). I am in love with the mixed leopard version of the Juno Printed Dress (now $91). I think the Kaleidoscope Sweater Dress (now $111) looks like a rug in the best way possible! It felt so fun in the dressing room; I lean towards the black version over the grey.
And if you haven’t purchased the Byron Lars Carissima Sheath Dress (now $181) yet, be advised there is a new incredible burgundy colorway. This new shade hasn’t hit the website as of today but I did see it in the Rockefeller Center Anthropologie. Size up in this dress. I have more dress suggestions to peruse in the shoppable boutique that concludes this post.
There are lots of additional gorgeous clothing and accessory items from the Anthropologie December Anthro weekend in my shoppable boutique concluding this post. You can also get further deep dives into Anthropologie in this post, this one and this one too!
But here in the text I want to skip from clothing over to beauty. I’ve been quite stubborn about wishing Anthropologie got rid of the beauty section in-store and devoted it back to clothing and accessories, especially shoes and jewelry! My opinion hasn’t changed, however I do not mind having beauty in-store during the holiday season. It’s the one time of year I’ll drift over to that part of the store.
The Rockefeller Center Anthropologie in particular has an incredible beauty installation that I highly recommend checking out if you’re visiting the Tree or the area. And yes locals, although the foot traffic in the area is nuts right now I’d advise you to visit this store to see the beauty section too! (You can just stick to the underground entrance off the B/D/F/M.)
Anthropologie carries two beauty brands that I love and use often — Herbivore Botanicals and French Girl Organics. Not only do these brands’ items work and add to my wellness, they also come in pretty packaging that makes them delightful to gift or display in the bathroom! You don’t see these brands on discount very often so this promotion is a fine time to give them a try.
Some of my favorites to gift and get from Herbivore includes the Coconut Milk Bath Soak (now $23, heavenly), the Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish (now $26 and also part of this gift set, hint hint!), the Sea Mist Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist (now $14) and the Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist (now $12, also in a larger size).
From French Girl Organics, some of my favorites are the Body Silk (now $20), the Rose Lip Polish (now $13, so good for Winter), the Rose Sea Soak (now $16) and the Lumiere Bronze Body Oil (now $35). Strangely Anthro doesn’t carry my absolute favorite French Girl Organics item, the Charcoal Cleansing Wash but you can get it here. I also recommend checking out Lano and Salt for their pretty and useful products that make great gifts and display items.
There are other ideal beauty gift items at Anthropologie too — these shower bombs are a great gift idea for new moms or schedule-packed people that don’t have time to luxuriate in a bath but want that effervescent aroma fresh feeling. If you’re not sure about your friends’ beauty proclivities I have another idea. This year a few friends of mine are getting this Slip Silk Beauty Sleep Travel Set (now $84). The Slip Pillowcase is also discounted during the Anthropologie December Anthro weekend!
More beauty gift ideas below — all prices are before the 30% off discount is applied.
Before we get to the Anthropologie shoppable boutique, filled with top delights like the Chelsea Silk Cami (now $111, above), the Mayella Sweater Coat (now $139), the Whitby Turtleneck (now $97) and the Bella Pointelle Sweater (now $97), let’s take a look at some of the best other promotions happening this weekend.
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS | Take 40% off everything. | Picks: I’m obsessed with AE’s destroyed jeans! My most recent acquisitions are these High-Waisted Jegging Crops (on me here) and these Ne(x)t Level High-Waisted Jeggings (on me here). OOTDs with both coming up; I took a 12 tall in both of them. I recently also grabbed a bunch of sweaters at AE including this striped delight (OOTD upcoming), this oversized cable sweater (on me here) and this super soft sweater (OOTD upcoming). I’m hoping to get a new AE post up this week and will include photos of as much as I can!! I don’t normally love sweaters with words on them but this one just caught my eye.
BANANA REPUBLIC | Get 40% off your purchase today with an extra 20% off today (SATURDAY) only. Cardholders get an extra 10% off with the code BRCARD. | Picks: This time of year I’m attending 2-3 client holiday parties a week! Because I’m likely to run into people at more than one party, I need lots of different looks. For work events such as these Banana’s Glitter, Sparkle and Shine Edit has been amazing. These items work everywhere from the ballet to the botanical gardens to a hotel-hosted cocktail party. Specifically the Metallic Pleated Dress (now $70), the Pleated Metallic Faux-Wrap Dress (now $71) and the Pleated Fit-and-Flare Dress (now $125) have all been winners.
BODEN | Get 40% off selected styles. | Picks: It’s hard not to pick everything velvet, like the Adora Velvet Dress (now $138) or the Aubrey Velvet Dress (now $150). But I do also love their Christmas Fair Isle Sweater (now $78 to $130).
EXPRESS | Everything is 50% off! (Even the new stuff.) | Picks: Did you see my recent OOTD post featuring two super-cute striped Express sweaters? I also recommend checking out their New Year’s Eve Edit. Personally I love this dress in multi, and this coat works great over it!
FREE PEOPLE | Take an extra 25% off sale this weekend. | Picks: Scroll down on the blog homepage and below my three ways to wear a mini dress for Fall & Winter post you’ll see a special section with 25 shoppable photo picks!
J. CREW | Take 25% off your purchase with code HOLIYAY. If you are a J. Crew cardholder, the code CARDPERKS often stacks for an extra 15% off. (But not always. They turn it on and off randomly.) | Picks: I looooove my Harper Satchel (now $197) in green so much that I took the plunge on the mini version in navy with this promo. While it’s excluded from the promo, the Collection Pleated Midi Dress in Gold Lamé ($298) is a worth a mention because it is amazing on. Totally a holiday party showstopper. More J. Crew picks in this post but please note the promotion in that post has expired.
LOFT | Take 40% off your purchase with code HOLIDAY. Card members get an extra 10% off. | Picks: Three recent purchases I love include this flared-sleeve sweater, this tweed dress with purple fringe accents and these jewel-adorned fan earrings.
OLD NAVY | The entire store is up to 60% off with no code needed! | Picks: Old Navy’s Cable-Knit Crew-Neck Sweater (now $24) has one of the most flattering cable patterns out there. The Textured Crew-Neck Sweater (now $16-$18) is another winner that I’ve had in my closet for years. If you need a good long cardigan (who doesn’t??) the Soft-Brushed Super-Long Open-Front Duster (now $34) is the perfect choice. I own this moto jacket in several colors. Finally, I also love this sherpa moto jacket (it comes in plaid too!).
SUNDANCE CATALOG | Take 20% off purchases of $100+ via my link. Plus get a Free Upgrade to 2-Day Shipping! | Picks: Sundance Catalog’s Winter hats, scarves, gloves, ear warmers and socks make amazing holiday gifts; their cashmere is so soft and lasts forever (I own and love this sweater and this one too).
Congratulations, you’ve made it to picks from the Anthropologie December Anthro weekend promo!! All prices in the shoppable boutique are before the 30% off discount is applied. Please share what you buy in the comments!! Happy Weekend promo hunting.