Anthropologie Spring Reviews Part III

Part three? How could this be? That seems crazy. But part four goes up tomorrow, so this is just proof that however crazy something seems, it can always be crazier.

You don’t have to tell that to my husband. He all ready knows lives with that.

I loved pretty much everything I tried on in both sets of reviews I show in the next few days. Anthropologie really did it right this season. I could not say no to quite a few lovelies.

This means I have made a pretty little chant for my family at dinnertime.

“What’s for dinner?”

“Top Ramen!”

“Who do we thank?”

“Our momman!”

I’m still workin’ out the kinks on that one. They don’t seem to like it too much. I can’t tell if it is the meal or the song.

On to the reviews:


This is what I wore to the store. In case you were wonderin’.



This was the only one of the Pernetiana Top in the store. It was in the sale section, because it was missing a button at the top in the back. It was discounted some silly amount like 5%, because of that. This is a size fourteen. The size fourteen was almost perfect except for the arms. This sucks. A true size fourteen will be sized out of this top. And this makes me mad.

With that said, I still think this top is gorgeous. The colors are beautiful. I did not look twice at this top when it was online, but after trying it on, I have wishlisted a size 10 as I wait for it to go on sale. I hope it does, because this is a great summer top with jeans.


What have we got here? Well, this is the Tessa Tee. I was very unsure about this top. I am wearing a medium. It has a cool back that I did not photograph (again. I am helpful). This top is $58 and I would reconsider it at a much better price. For now, I am just watching it. I like the khaki color, because it is different. In real life, it is a more brown color. I like the color more than the style.


The Turson Netted Tassel Vest is gorgeous. I am wearing the XS/S. Vests are such an odd thing to size in. In my favorite vest, the Ruffled Sweater Vest, I purchased a M/L in both. The XS/S fit fine here. I love the blue embroidered pattern. If I could snag this on sale, I will/would. I think this would be really sweet in the summer over a white dress.


It has pompoms in the back. I debated showing this picture, because it is so blurry. But I think you can kind of see what I am talking about with the pompoms.



I love this Songbird Skirt. In fact, I ended up purchasing it in a size 6. I agree with other reviewers that said the waist is just odd. But, somehow, I have made it work. I wear it with a navy t-shirt. Although I really adore the color of this one shown here (the khaki shirt from above).

Usually I would wait for sale, but this pattern has a beetle holding an umbrella. And, well, that is all it takes for me. You now know what it takes to win my heart.

And maybe you are more curious about my husband’s courting techniques, as well.


I had this Zocalo Maxi Skirt in two colors in my wishlist. That is before I tried it on. I tried on the yellow version in a small. I will definitely need a medium. If I ever purchase it (which I probably won’t). This was definitely the one snag of the day. This skirt has so much potential. But the lining is bad. The lining is tight (but this could be because I tried on the wrong size) and it stops at an awkward length on the upper thigh. The skirt is see-through, so this is a problem. It has slits on the side and I did not like those either. And the pleats? Why?

Okay. Enough negativity. The colors the skirt comes in are gorgeous. The material does not bother me. I like that it is a maxi.

But there were too many I-wish-it-didn’t-haves for me to lust after this skirt. If only it had a beetle…


Women have been raving about this Lolanthe Dress online. I did not get it when I saw it in pictures. I did not get it when I saw it in store. I told my husband it looked like a dress I would have worn in 1996. But I decided to give it a chance and try it on.

I guess all styles really do come back around again!

Because I was surprised. In a good way. I liked it. I didn’t love it. But I liked it. It is a very flattering fit. It is an easy throw on and go dress. I was also surprised to find myself wishlisting this dress for reconsideration at a future sale price.

‘Cause I liked it. Oh. And I am wearing a size small here. This dress seems to be an easy dress to size down in, because of all of the elastic. It will also be flattering on most body types. I think
I am the only one wishing the pattern was just a bit different. But then again, the bar was set high with that umbrella wielding beetle.


And, in case you were curious. Yes, the dressing room was hot here, too.

That is it for my reviews today. Tomorrow I will show you some more dresses.

Have you visited a dressing room lately? What did you try on?

Some of my more recent reviews:

Anthropologie Spring Reviews Part I


Anthropologie Spring Reviews Part II


Free People Spring Reviews

Have a Beetle-Holding-An-Umbrella Day! : )

20 thoughts on “Anthropologie Spring Reviews Part III

  1. LOL you are too funny. I too would be persuaded to buy an outfit if it had a beetle holding an umbrella. Does that make us interesting or just weird?

    Great reviews!


    • Thanks Suzanne! I say both! ; ). I love the word, “weird.” It just makes me happy. So, definitely, let’s call ourselves that!

      Thanks again! Have a terrific Tuesday!


  2. Sooo cute! Everything you tried! I especially like the Lolanthe dress and the Songbird skirt. Another one of those prints that you really have to look closely at!

    • Thanks Heather! The Lolanthe Dress keeps growing on me. It is sweet! : ). I love a good print!

      I hope your week is going easy and smooth!


  3. Hee hee hee. Your Top Ramen song makes me giggle!
    When I was at Anthro recently I saw the Prenetiana Top and thought – that’s a Jenni Top! And it is! And it looks fabulous on you! Weird about the sizing though. I wonder if the fashion industry will ever get it sorted out.
    You can never go wrong with a skirt that has a beetle holding an umbrella. That top looks great with it.

    • Thank you Cynthia! Oh! I adore that top! I want it desperately, but I must wait for a sale price. That is sweet that you thought of me. And you were right! : ). I need a top that goes with the skirt that says, “this skirt has a beetle holding an umbrella!” So everyone will know because it is hard to notice.

      Thank you again! Sweet dreams!


  4. How funny that my first thought was that I love the first outfit and it turns out to be your own. I love that Lolanthe dress and have it wish listed.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Songbird skirt,

    • Thanks Stacey! I do not think I have ever shared that shirt before but I scored it for a great popback. In fact that shirt plus the jeans and the cardigan were all popbacks for $83 total! : ). Gosh, I love a deal! The Lolanthe Dress is pretty. It will be lovely on you!

      Have a happy week!


    • Thank you Rachel. I have super small hands, so holding it the other way is so awkward and I just cannot do it. I think I might wear my Songbird Skirt on Thursday. Can’t wait! : )

      Have a lucky Wednesday!


      • I always enjoy your blog and reviews. I looove the tip about turning the phone upside down. I have small hands too and have a problem trying to take body shots :). I tried it and you’ve changed my photo taking life. Lol

      • Thanks! I am glad I could help! With the reviews and with the phone! : ). I found the phone trick by accident. I just wanted the bunny ears to not be as prominent! And then, I realized how much easier it was! : ). Who knew those bunny ears would come in handy?!

        Thank you again! Have a joyful weekend!


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