One of my coworkers moved to LA this summer. She’s a huge anthro fan and we’d always have a great time talking shopping on the reference desk, but we never went shopping together. Such a missed opportunity! She was in town this weekend and we took a few hours to hit anthro, Lush and the new Madewell store that neither of us had seen before. It was so much fun, and I’m so sad we missed out while she still lived here!
But I am not sad about the clothes I tried on.
I love the idea of this sweater, but this was just too boxy. Sigh. This is a medium, so true to size.
I’d had my eye on this via the website for awhile. It’s such an interesting mix of girly peplum and traditionally boyish tee. The grey motif actually reminded my friend and I lot of a baseball uniform. I loved this, and I loved the fit and how it showed off my shape. But I cannot condone the seams on the chest. I’m not usually put off by having my chest called attention to, but this was just too much – I didn’t feel comfortable wearing it at work! Seriously, it’s like IMAX effects. So it sadly had to stay behind. This is a medium, so true to size.
This is the most gorgeous color and pattern I’ve seen in a long time. So rich and luxurious. So…stiff. I mean, yes, brocade. So you kind of get the idea. But who wants a skirt that turns hips into huge, angular hips? Unless you’re modeling an avante garde challenge on Project Runway, this had to be a no. Size 6, true to size.
I’d never seen this before! But it’s so cute. It has a great shape to the waist on its own, which perfectly skims mine. It’s a great autumn color and very versatile – jeans, cords, pencil skirts, any number of tops underneath, etc. (Yeah, it went home with me, can you tell?) So cute. I love sales.
And the reason I went there in the first place! I am so excited that I still loved it. I can’t wait to wear this Downtown with Meg for our Christmas window shopping excursion and all winter long. I had tried on a 6 last time, which I was confident I had grabbed this time, but it’s actually a 4. And it fit perfectly, so hurrah? Check sizes and maybe size down, I guess.
Ruched Dragonfly Dress from Hi There Karen Walker (Made in Kind)
This was on a cart in the dressing room, and I had to try it on. It’s so 1940s, I love dragonflies and I love Karen Walker. My friend and the saleslady were over the moon about it on me and I loved it, too. But it was too expensive, and now I’m eyeing the photos more critically.