Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Reviews for a 100th Post!

Good Evening, Ladies. What a bummer of a Tag Sale, huh? I hope that next week we see the sale action we wanted to this week! Some extra % off or free shipping wouldn't hurt either! Anyway, needless to say, nothing I was interested in went on sale (even though I think the Sing Sweetly is really cute, I just don't love it. NO STRAPS!), BUT the Garden of the Spectrum Mini got a second cut! I had a feeling it would, so when I visited Anthro on Monday afternoon and tried it on, I put it on hold and I scooped it up at the $49.95 price. I can't justify $100 for a skirt, but $50, I can do. It's a cute bubble skirt! It's getting a lot of bad reviews for being too puffy, but it's a bubble skirt! It's supposed to puff! I think it will be mega cute with some heels and a sexy tank!

So, this is my one-hundredth post and I have nothing momentous to offer aside from some reviews:

This dress is pretty, isn't it? I spied this pretty and I had to try it on! It fits very well and TTS. It also comes with optional straps which I did not try on. I think it's really cute, but found the hemline to be unflattering for its shape. I would have preferred it to be a maxi dress or a mini dress, but I'm not loving the in-between. The lace details (especially in the bodice) are gorgeous and the quality is top-notch. Sadly, this isn't for me. 

Bottom Line: Cute little dress that is a funny color (wash out?). Good quality dress and fits TTS, hemline is not flattering to a thin petite. $258 is a high price point. Wait for the sale.

Lattice Ring Dress $348 Plenty by Tracy Reese

Miss Reese never fails me and this little beauty is fantastic. I was quite surprised when I touched it...I didn't realize it wasn't cotton. Rayon and Spandex! It's QUITE heavy when you pick it up. This is a MAJOR dress. It fits TTS for Tracy Reese to slightly small. The XS was actually very snug, so you may want to size up. The small fit me nicely with the straps on, but I would not be able to wear it without them. It's very high quality typical of Tracy Reese.

Bottom Line: Pretty dress with a cute tribal print. Fits slightly small and is MUCH HEAVIER than it looks. $348 is a ridiculous price point (sorry) for a dress that's Rayon and Spandex. I love Tracy Reese, but until this dress is less than $200, I won't be picking this up. Also, shorter girls may want to have this hemmed.

* Another colorway of this dress is available directly from the Tracy Reese Website. A blue! Very cute!

Sorry I didn't add a picture of the back. I could NOT for the life of me get the picture to upload. Blogger photo uploader is being really annoying. This is a long dress, but truth be told, I'm a little in love with it. I love that it's white, fluffy, puffy and looks like whipped cream with flowers on it. It looked really cute with a belt and it was tea length on me. I immediately thought concert dress!!!

Bottom Line: This is a cute dress that is TTS for me, but probably on the running small side in reality. The bodice is VERY tight being that it has removable straps to make it strapless. It's comfy! Frankly, $198 is a little expensive for a summer dress, but I really like it and I may go back for it! You could probably grab it on sale.

 And here was my OOTD. It's friggin May and I was forced to wear corduroy and legwarmers. It has been raining and cold for weeks here in Boston. I honestly don't remember the last sunny day. I'm totally bummed. BUT, I totally found the perfect matte red lipstick at Sephora and I'm sporting it here! You know how the whole red lipstick thing is so hard! This is NARS "Fire Down Below" and it totally rocks!

Cardigan: Anthropologie Chopsticks Cardigan, Top: Anthropologie Picture Frame Blouse, Skirt: Anthropologie Field Skirt worm with High Prairie Belt
So...that's 100 posts here at Anthro Flux! Thanks for reading thus far! Here's to 100 more!


  1. Congrats on your 100th post! The Summer Souffle dress looks lovely on you and would make a perfect concert dress :)

  2. congrats! I kinda like the shapelessness of the summer souffle dress- it has that edwardian garden party feel!

    And I love the lattice ring dress- it looks gorgeous!!

  3. Wow, it's like blog-on-demand. I mention the Lattice Ring dress in a comment, within hours you model it for me! Haha.

    Also, thanks for coming over to my post! I think it's perfectly acceptable not to help if you gush, because that's even more fun. Thank you thank you!

  4. Yay for your 100th post! Ahh I love that Chopsticks Cardigan, it's PERFECT on you! Your outfit is adorbs! The Summer Souffle Dress is darling on you! LOVE IT!

  5. Congrats on your 100th! I'm glad you got the garden of spectrums skirt - it is such a pretty pretty piece!

  6. I LOVE your outfit today! I tried sooo hard to find that cardigan - I love it- you look so cute!

  7. I love that summer dress! Yay for the 100th post! :)

  8. Suzanne, thank you! :)

    thatdamngreendress: Thanks, I LOVE the Summer Souffle too! Looks like I should start saving my pennies. My size already sold out online!

    Pineapple: It was the perfect timing! I'm so glad you kept two adorable skirts!

    Mandy: Thanks! I also heart the Chopsticks, even after initially thinking it a bit cheesy.

    Lisa: Thanks! I can't wait to wear the mini. It IS such a pretty piece!

    Peggy: Thank you! I was lucky enough to try on the cardi the day before it got a second price cut, because I went back to the store and swiped it!

    Melanie: Thanks, I love it too :)

  9. I love that summer dress! Yay for the 100th post! :)

  10. Yay for your 100th post! Ahh I love that Chopsticks Cardigan, it's PERFECT on you! Your outfit is adorbs! The Summer Souffle Dress is darling on you! LOVE IT!