fitting room randomness: Anthropologie & Banana Republic

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bored over the weekend I wandered in to Anthropologie and Banana Republic to see if they'd gotten in any new Spring stuff. There were a few cute things at both places but here's a closer look at what I tried on:

Linnea Blouse, $88, Size M
Love the stretchy textured fabric and the fun juxtaposition of the floral along the bottom. Perfect for Spring and even though I'm not 100% sold on the shape of the sleeves I still think it's really pretty. 

Geojacquard Dress, $168, Size 14
Love the print, love the shape, don't love the absolute LACK of any stretch. This fit a bit small in my opinion and the boobs got a little pancake-y as a result (plus breathing was an issue, lol).

Vernalis Maxi Dress, $198, Size 14
I thought the pattern of this dress was beautiful on the hanger but pretty blah on me. Also the size 14 was a little big and tended to slide down, so if I really expected to wear this out in public I'd have to get a 12.

Banana Republic
Blue Dropped Waist Dress, $11.97 (final sale, in-store), Size 14
(not available online)
I have no idea what made me try on this dress other than the fact it was cheap as hell. I actually really love the color and drop waist (SHOCKER) and when I got home I tried it on under skirts and it looked great.

Striped Ponte V-Back Dress, $10.97 (final sale, in-store), Size14
Another dress that might typically be unexciting in life but is super useful for all sorts of work or other professional functions. I can also layer button downs or turtlenecks underneath for a different effect. 

Striped Floral Fit And Flare Dress Riviera Blue, $140, Size 14
(not available online)
Um this dress is awesome guys. AWE. SOME. Unfortunately it also seems to be super sold out or not available online right now but if you can find it in store I highly recommend trying it on. The fabric is stiff enough to hold its shape (& kinda your shape at that) without being uncomfortable. I think it's going to be a great life/work dress for this Spring and Summer. If I can find it on sale...
Nicole Ryder said...

Love love love the last dress. Hate the price. And it does really look nice and shows your shape off great. I love the other two sale dresses as well I didn't know they had such great sales. I'm in trouble now!

Dana said...

@Nicole - Well luckily (or unluckily?) I can't imagine a lot of items still hanging around for this price so maybe your wallet will be safe, lol. I'm just hoping that the last dress will still be around in a size 14 when I can actually afford it!

Natalia Lialina said...

Great stuff! I love how the stripy dress fits your body - I think you look very sexy in it!

Unknown said...

I've been looking for that anthropologie vernalis dress. You mentioned its larger on you.. Are you willing to sell if you still have it??

Dana said...

Hi Janelle, unfortunately I didn't buy the dress due to the fit issues. I'm sorry I can't help!

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