So after a long hiatus, I’m back! I apologize for being away so long. I suppose I was doing a bit of soul searching.
Anthropologie’s one of my favourite go-to stores for dresses. It’s unique enough in Toronto, I love their patterns and frills, and they tend to have good customer service. Mind you, their clothes can be a hit or miss and I’m very particular as to what I like there. Some of it feels a bit hippy for my taste.
Last week I “happened” to be browsing, and came across two gorgeous dresses (both on sale).
This is the Adeleide Dress, which came in green and a dark navy. Personally, I like the green more than the navy as it’s more unique. Originally retailing for $228, it was on sale for $99!
What i like about this dress is not only its bright colour, but its asymmetrical hemline is quite unique and the back drapes quite nicely. For a hundred bucks, and in silk this is a pretty good buy. Other online reviewers felt the dress fits on the large size and advised to size down 1-2 sizes. I went with my normal size 2, and it fit fine! I like the baggy look of shift dresses. The only con I would say is that there is no lining.
Final verdict: a keeper
While I was at it, I also go the Lepidoptra dress. The print was so pretty, with optional straps and I loved that it had a mesh lining inside for that extra volume girly-girl look. Alas, it’s one of those statement dresses that you really can’t wear that often. Also, the colour and the bright blue bow screamed summer wedding and I really have quite the collection amassed of Anthro’s summer print dresses so it had to go. However, from $18o to $80 on sale, what a steal. If I had a bigger closet and some more cash, say a year ago when I was younger and less wise with my money, I’d have kept it!
Final verdict: returned after some consideration