And we are BACK! Another Dressing Room Diaries post has arrived and this time I’m taking on Anthropologie. I’ll be honest really quick – I haven’t always had the best luck at Anthro – either nothing really catches my eye (clothing wise, of course — their home decor is ROCKING.) or it doesn’t fit quite right. But, I had spied some adorable jumpsuits floating around on several fashion bloggers and I just couldn’t stay away any longer. I needed to hit up that dressing room for myself!
If you’re new to Dressing Room Diaries, you can see all the fun here.
Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
The real reason I started this whole Anthro escapade was for this jumpsuit. I saw it on Instagram and everyone was RAVING about it. I mean – rave reviews en mass are hard to come by, particularly on a jumpsuit (it’s love or hate), so I thought for sure I would be a smitten kitten. I tried it on in a 2 petite (short leg club for life).
I have to admit, I wanted to cry. I was so disappointed and I had built this outfit up in my head so much and then on me – it looked like a vibrant flour sack. The legs were really wide which I would have been fine with if they were just slightly shorter. I don’t know – all of it just fell really flat for me and because I wasn’t head-over-heels, it stayed at the store.
Next up was this tank I randomly saw while I was en route back to the dressing room. I don’t typically spend a ton on what I would consider specialty tops like this one, but I loved the detailing on it and that it was slightly cropped without baring it all. I took back a size 2, regular (though it’s also offered in petite!).
I was so shocked by how much I loved it! I had initially come to the store with rompers and jumpsuits on my mind and this top was such a pleasant surprise. I don’t have any boobs to speak of, so I really liked how this sort of gives the illusion that I do! The shoulder tie strings definitely make this shirt on the more dainty or delicate side, so I know I’ll only be hand washing it. Otherwise, I think it’s the perfect summer top for BBQs, nights out with your girls or a date night. I took it home and plan to pair it with white jeans and wedges!
Up next was this eyelet off-the-shoulder romper that the woman assured me could be worn as both strapless and off-the-shoulder. I was a little skeptical, but I took it back anyhow. They only had a size 2, whereas I would have normally reached for a size 4 in a short romper (no camel toes, thanks). She assured me they ran big, so I took it back anyhow.
Um, SHE WAS NOT KIDDING ABOUT IT BEING BIG! If I wasn’t holding it up in the photo, it would be down around my ankles. It was so big, I would recommend sizing down two sizes. I thought it was so cute and the detailing was summer perfection (I snapped an up close view below), but I can’t be walking around in things that don’t fit, so it stayed at the store.
In keeping with my off-the-shoulder trend, I reached for this dress that was the same color as my most loved, then hated jumpsuit above. It was a super soft texture, I loved the color and IT HAD POCKETS! Pockets in dresses are totally hit or miss (sometimes they make me look like I’ve got serious saddlebags), but they totally seemed like a winner in this case. The hem had a destroyed look (I like that), so I tried it on in a small, regular (my store didn’t have it in petite, but it is offered).
So the above photos don’t make it seem so bad, but take a look at this side shot. Yikes. I feel like it makes me look bigger than I really am. It’s the first off-the-shoulder dress that I’ve really like up top, but that tent-like mid section gave me major anxiety. Now I will say that this dress also comes in black and I do think that the color plays into the things I don’t love about it. So, had my store had black, I would have definitely taken this home!
Last up was another jumpsuit I had spied on Instagram. I don’t tend to go for yellow as it doesn’t always suit my skin tone, but I really liked the pattern on this, so I gave it a go anyhow. This one I grabbed in a 2 petite as well, but I had read reviews online to size down. Unfortunately for me, they didn’t have the size down for me in petite, but as you can see – this was a huge.
I would never, ever, ever call myself a size 0, but I could definitely have worn it in this particular case. The movement of this jumpsuit is amazing and the ruffle placement is super flattering. I think paired with my knockoff Joie sandals it would be perfect! If you’re considering ordering this, be sure to size down and take a peek at it in black – it’s adorable!
And there you have it! One shirt (plus 20% off my entire order), so I honestly wish I would have found more I loved! What was your favorite item? Anything I should have kept?