Since I recently shared a few things that I purchased with you, I thought I'd do a few reviews to let you know how they all worked out. I may purchase a lot, but I end up returning quite a few things in the end...either the fit is off, or I just don't love an item as much as I thought I would. So here we go:
I ordered this trench in my normal Loft size, an XS. The fit was perfect. I maybe could have sized down to an XXS but I have broader shoulders so I may have had issue with it being too tight in that area in a smaller size. The XS is fitted yet still has a little room under for layering pieces The arm length was good on me...not too long. After I snapped these pictures I realized you can also tighten the arm hole opening a bit to make it fit even better...nice touch. The material is not too stiff at all. It is comfortable and very well made. The material and overall quality is impressive for Loft. I have found their materials to be lack luster over the years so this is a nice change. Overall I would say this is going to be a key piece in my fall wardrobe. It's classic yet makes a statement all at once. I highly recommend this trench!
I didn't take a picture of me wearing this top but I'll fill you in on my findings anyways. I was SOOO disappointed by the fit and material of this top. When I opened the package the first thing I saw was this slinky, almost shiny shirt staring back at me. I pulled it out and immediately thought I was sent the wrong item. It honestly looked like the top portion of silk pajamas. It was very long and baggy and oh, the material...I just couldn't get past it. It was awful. I put it on and was even more horrified. When I rolled the arms like in the picture above, I found the inside of the
pajama top to be even shinier. Heaven help me. If they sold this in an X-Small I would have purchased that, but the smallest size it comes in is a small (what I got), so most smaller sized women will be sized out. It looked like a tent on me. And even if it did fit, the material was just horrid. This will be returned this week. Major fail.
I ordered these shoes a few weeks ago in a size 8.5 based on the reviews. I normally take an 8.5 or 9. They fit great! I found these to be the cutest shoes EVER! They are so unique and the soft lavender color mixed with the cream and black design on the heel is brilliant. The only complaint I have about these shoes is that they could have had a few more holes in the straps so I could have made the ankle wrap a little tighter around my small ankles. I will probably take them to a cobbler to have an extra hole punched in each strap so that they'll fit perfectly. All in all I'm thrilled with this purchase, even more so since they're already sold out again online. Check in stores though...they may still be floating around!
Last week I read a post by Debra from "I Dream of Anthropologie" showing some cheaper versions of more expensive clothing. One of the comparisons she did was Anthropologie's AG skinny cords to Target's Mossimo skinny cords. I was intrigued! Anthro's version cost $168 while Target's cost just $22.99. This was worth a look. Last night when I went to do some school supply shopping at Target for my boys I decided to browse quickly through the women's section to see if I could find the Mossimo cords. They must have just brought them out because they still had at least one of every size (that NEVER happens!!!). I tried them on in both the yellow and the purple colors, and then also grabbed them in the turquoise colorway. These are made in junior sizing, but I found them to fit more like a women's sized pant. I tried these on in a size 3 to begin with and they were too big in the waist. It's never good when you can stick your fist down the back of the pant...not cute. I then tried on the size 1 and they fit perfect. They have great stretch to them so they're super comfortable. I am a HUGE fan of AG pants at Anthro, and have often proclaimed them to be my favorites, but I'm gonna have to go out on a limb here and say these Mossimo versions fit just as well as my AG's. They even fit me much better than the Pilcro cords fit me last year...I passed on those altogether because the fit was so off on me. The price point on these cords is too good to be true at $23 so I picked up all three colors I brought to the dressing room with me. They also come in a few more colors online if you're interested. RUN, don't walk to Target to grab these cords...they won't last long! Thanks to Debra for pointing them out!!!
I was so excited to get this bangle set in the mail and when they finally arrived, I knew they weren't keepers. I opened the bag and shook them out and got a little surprise...I had glitter all over my hand. These bangles have glitter on them! GLITTER! Are you crazy? Bad form Anthro, bad form. Due to the fact that I don't want to be covered in glitter every time I wear these, they'll be headed back to the store the next time I go. Disappointment!
So there you have it...a few follow-ups. Do you own any of these items? Do you agree with the reviews or did you have different experiences?