Thursday, January 31, 2013

Reviews: Asterposy Wrap Top, Textured Peplum Tee, Lexa Striped Boatneck, Lace Hem Pullover, Transfigured Folds Cowlneck

The Asterposy Wrap Top ($58) with the Pinspark Cuff ($38). 

A little classic Anthropologie is making its way back. In this reviews set, some cute tops and sweaters!

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!


Note: I'll have a reviews set of my own later today!

Welcome to the weekly EA community reviews post. This post was inspired by a similar J.Crew-themed community reviews post over at J.Crew Aficionada.

In this post, you can:
- Leave a comment with your Anthropologie product review
- Link to your reviews page on anthropologie.com
- Link to your own  blog reviews
- Ask if there are any reviews for an item in  the community
- Link to someone else's blog if they  have reviewed an item someone is inquiring about (no links to copycats please)

For full guidelines, please read this post.

Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Reviews: Miniflora Charlie Trousers, Miniflora Charlie Trousers, J Brand Rail Skinny, Pilcro Stet Slim Ankle, AG Stevie Ankle Hearts

The AG Stevie Ankle Hearts ($188), shown here with the Olaf Colorblocked Sweater (now $70)

In this set I try on pants that have flowers, little hearts and tuxedo stripes. It's just as embarrassing as it sounds.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Anthropologie's not having a sale today but I am (round 5)


Thanks so much to the community for supporting this blog sale!! My great closet cleanout continues, with another round of goodies up for grabs. All of these items are either in new or like new condition unless otherwise noted. Help me feed the contest fund and my travel fund and I'll help you build your own wonderful closet! Interested in purchasing one of my items for sale? Email me. I mail out twice a week.


Email: Made in Love (Valentine's-themed workshops at Anthropologie)


Do you love a little crafting? Anthropologie's embracing their inner creative streak with Valentine's-themed workshops at several stores. But they're not doing it alone. The store teams will be joined by some very talented artists, DIYers and bloggers for these events!

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for buying only -- there is a separate selling/trade post below.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
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The Trade Market: Looking to Sell/Trade


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy/sell/trade posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for selling/trading -- there is a separate buying post above.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can also view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Perk Alert! Shop Runaway by Karen Walker for Anthropologie first!


If your biggest complaint about Karen Walker's initial Made in Kind for Anthropologie collection was the synthetic fabrics, I've got good news for you. Her Spring 2013 collection, Runaway, is here and it's made from the good stuff. Plus, anthro members get to shop it before anyone else.

Details inside.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


With no fresh cuts last week (but some long-awaited 2nd/3rd/etc cuts) we are now due for an Anthropologie sale. I've got a good feeling about tomorrow! Sale rooms may still be stocked at stores but there's always room for more. What will happen tomorrow?  Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits!

Alyssa
Anthropologie Sashed Sweater Skirt
Anthropologie top

It's Sunday and you know what that means -- Reader Outfits!! Although I'm taking this week off you won't even notice because we've got 20+ lovely ladies decked out in some serious Anthropologie goodness. Please show your love for all of our contributors in the comments! If you'd like to submit a look for Reader Outfits please read through the guidelines and then snap away!

On to the outfits...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Metapost: Musings on weight loss and why it doesn't matter


We interrupt your regularly scheduled Eye Candy: Store Inspiration post to go way off-topic and talk about weight loss. I've gotten way more emails, twitter DMs and Facebook messages about sharing how I did it than I expected it, so despite my reservations I've put together a post talking about it.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The weekend in-store community post


I have noticed a lot of community members sharing in-store deals and spots in the comments of various posts. Inspired by the weekly Seek & Find posts started by the lovely Alexis over at J.Crew Aficionada, I think now is a good time to start a similar weekly post here.

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread



Note: Eye Candy: Store Inspiration will run tomorrow, Reader Outfits will run on Sunday. (To send your Reader Outfit in, simply email me.)

By request of the community comes this weekly post. Please use this post to list website popbacks that you see on your wishlist, via search engines, or in your shopping cart. Popbacks go very quickly but hopefully by having them in one place will be helpful. Please do not use this post for store sightings -- the Weekend in-store community post will run later this afternoon.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Reviews: Lace Valance Cardigan, Glimmer Collar Cardigan, Felted Flora Cardigan, Lace Channel Sweatshirt, Perlata Jacket, Empyrean Pointelle Sweater, Stacked Latitudes Pullover

The Lace Channel Sweatshirt ($78) paired with the Sailaway Circle Skirt ($148)

Sweaters, sweatshirts and a 'jacket' get the review treatment today. The good news? I liked most of what I tried. See which items made the grade after the jump...

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!


Note: I'll have a reviews set of my own later today!

Welcome to the weekly EA community reviews post. This post was inspired by a similar J.Crew-themed community reviews post over at J.Crew Aficionada.

In this post, you can:
- Leave a comment with your Anthropologie product review
- Link to your reviews page on anthropologie.com
- Link to your own  blog reviews
- Ask if there are any reviews for an item in  the community
- Link to someone else's blog if they  have reviewed an item someone is inquiring about (no links to copycats please)

For full guidelines, please read this post.

Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Today I am a little bit famous


Every so often I open myself up a bit, expose my vulnerabilities and show the world who I really am.

Today is not one of those days! But it is the day that Feather Factor is running an interview with yours truly. I had a blast answering questions about a mix of Anthropologie and my own life. It was fun and you should read it!

Reviews: Striped Slub Pullover, Split Stripes Pullover, Chevron Shawl Top, Entomologist Blouse, Sunshine Tank, Milieu Patchwork Top


The Milieu Patchwork Tank ($88) looks great when layered. How does it look on its own? Find out in this tops reviews set.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for buying only -- there is a separate selling/trade post below.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

The Trade Market: Looking to Sell/Trade


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy/sell/trade posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for selling/trading -- there is a separate buying post above.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can also view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Anthropologie's not the only one having a sale today (round 4)


My great closet cleanout continues, with another round of goodies up for grabs. All of these items are either in new or like new condition unless otherwise noted. Help me feed the contest fund and my travel fund and I'll help you build your own wonderful closet! Interested in purchasing one of my items for sale? Email me. I mail out twice a week.


No fresh cuts, but there's still an Anthropologie SALE!!


If you were hoping for fresh sale cuts this morning you'll likely be disappointed. But if 2nd/3rd/etc cuts are more your speed you'll be happy -- sort of! Lots of further cuts on Anthropologie sale items this morning.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


Will the observation of Martin Luther King, Jr Day tomorrow in the USA push back Anthropologie's sale? Will there be a sale at all this week? Will we see further cuts on items already on sale? Perhaps a percentage off sale? Will anything happen tomorrow? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits!

Anthro variegations cabled sweater, 
Fancified boatneck, 
Disc fringed necklace
JCrew matchstick cords
Target kaelyn ankle booties


Ready? Set? Let's go through another edition of Reader Outfits! It's the best part of Sunday with our talented community showing us how to style our favorite Anthropologie outfits. Please show all of our contributors some love in the comments!

On to the outfits...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Eye Candy: Store Inspiration

From the 5th Ave (NYC) Anthropologie
On the right dress form: Stitched Medley Sweater ($88), Abilene Chambray Buttondown ($88),
Miniflora Charlie Trousers ($118), Leaf Flurry Necklace ($38) x 2.  

Happy long holiday weekend (in the USA at least!) and welcome to another tour of the NYC Anthropologie dress forms! A quick PSA for anyone in the area: ALL NYC ANTHROPOLOGIES are having 50% off sale this weekend! No charge/sends. This week it's mostly new arrivals that take center stage. I'll have reviews -- or have already reviewed -- of many of these items. In the meantime, enjoy how the talented Anthropologie store visual teams have put together these looks. Which one is your favorite?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Weekend Treat! Free Shipping over $100 on Anthropologie's website!!


It's a weekend treat from Anthropologie -- emails are slowly making their way out to Anthro lovers with a one-time use Free Shipping code for orders of $100+ on Anthropologie's website. You must have one full-priced item in your cart to use the code. This code will only work on this long holiday weekend! If you don't plan on using yours feel free to share it in the comments for another community member. I'm always taken by how generous we are.

The email also touts the January 2013 Anthropologie lookbook, which we discussed earlier this week.

I just got the email so I'm sure it will take awhile to get to everyone. If you haven't received yours by 3 PM ET you should email the community team to request a code! Will you take advantage of this free shipping code? I'm about to head on a weekend snowboarding trip so I'm not sure. But I might use it towards the Birthday Haul if I can somehow stack the codes...we shall see.

Thanks to everyone who emailed me about this!!

The weekend in-store community post


I have noticed a lot of community members sharing in-store deals and spots in the comments of various posts. Inspired by the weekly Seek & Find posts started by the lovely Alexis over at J.Crew Aficionada, I think now is a good time to start a similar weekly post here.

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread



Note: Eye Candy: Store Inspiration will run tomorrow, Reader Outfits will run on Sunday. (To send your Reader Outfit in, simply email me.)

By request of the community comes this weekly post. Please use this post to list website popbacks that you see on your wishlist, via search engines, or in your shopping cart. Popbacks go very quickly but hopefully by having them in one place will be helpful. Please do not use this post for store sightings -- the Weekend in-store community post will run later this afternoon.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Open thread: Customer service, calling stores out, spending, Part 3

Who is tracking consumers? Everyone.

This week we've been talking about Anthropologie's customer service and return policies as part of a larger conversation about retailers and the consumers they serve. (Part 1: Customer Service; Part 2: Return Policies.) Now we come to most complex part of the conversation: consumer tracking.

Reviews: Great Escape Dress, Elland Dress, Inkweb Dress, Flocked Speckle Dress, Swiss Dots Dress

In this set: the Flocked Speckle Dress ($188) gets reviewed. Shown here with the

The consumer tracking piece will run later today! Apologies for the delay, my attention was needed elsewhere yesterday. To keep us all occupied this morning how about some more dress reviews? Yesterday's Anthropologie dress reviews set didn't go so well. Today is a somewhat better.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reviews: Voksoper Dress, Rosalie Peasant Dress, Bourgeois Dress, Farsi Embroidered Shift, Lombardia Pencil Dress

If only this was the version of the Bourgeois Dress ($298) that made it to stores.

More dress reviews on tap this week! Anthropologie is throwing a little bit of everything at us right now. Will anything stick the landing?

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!


Note: I'll have a reviews set of my own later today!

Welcome to the weekly EA community reviews post. This post was inspired by a similar J.Crew-themed community reviews post over at J.Crew Aficionada.

In this post, you can:
- Leave a comment with your Anthropologie product review
- Link to your reviews page on anthropologie.com
- Link to your own  blog reviews
- Ask if there are any reviews for an item in  the community
- Link to someone else's blog if they  have reviewed an item someone is inquiring about (no links to copycats please)

For full guidelines, please read this post.

Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Open thread: Customer service, calling stores out, spending, Part 2

Let's take a closer look at Anthropologie's return policy.

Continuing our ongoing community discussion into customer service, today I will be focusing on Anthropologie's return policy. I'll share my thoughts and then please let us know what you think in the comments!

Tomorrow we'll talk customer tracking.

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for buying only -- there is a separate selling/trade post below.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

The Trade Market: Looking to Sell/Trade


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy/sell/trade posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for selling/trading -- there is a separate buying post above.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can also view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Eye Candy: Anthropologie January 2013 Lookbook


Anthropologie's mixing things up a bit for January 2013. Instead of a full-on catalogue they've chosen to make a lookbook of sorts featuring 5 different style ideas on the website. I haven't seen the print version of this yet so I'm not sure what is looks like. What will you find in this lookbook? Take a look inside.

Open thread: Customer service, calling stores out, spending

Let's go down the Anthropologie rabbit hole, shall we?

So, last night's Sale Guessing Game comments thread was pretty interesting, wasn't it? I have plenty of thoughts to share after the jump and then welcome the community's thoughts and feedback.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


Last week a rather large sale kicked off 2013. Will we see more markdowns this week? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits!

Hayley of The Weekend File
Black Pea Coat- Forever 21
High Low Sweater- Anthropologie
Printed Dress- Forever 21
Fleece Leggings- Anthropologie
Grey Riding Boots- Payless
Necklace- Anthropologie
Black Leather Bag- Urban Outfitters

The weekend rolls on with another fantastic edition of Reader Outfits! I hope you're ready to pore over some of the community's cold-weather bests!! If you'd like to submit a look for Reader Outfits please read through the guidelines and then snap away!

On to the outfits...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Eye Candy: Store Inspiration

From the Rockefeller Center (NYC) Anthropologie
On the left dress form: Coquette Matelasse Dress (now $180, review).
On the right dress form: Draped Tieback Dress (now $120, review), ??? necklace. 

It's time to dust off some Store Inspiration for a new Eye Candy post! Though I didn't get to the NYC Anthropologies much in December by design, when I was quickly stopping in I still managed to snap a few dress form shots. Let's see what the store visual teams had the dress forms displaying, shall we?

Friday, January 11, 2013

The weekend in-store community post


I have noticed a lot of community members sharing in-store deals and spots in the comments of various posts. Inspired by the weekly Seek & Find posts started by the lovely Alexis over at J.Crew Aficionada, I think now is a good time to start a similar weekly post here.

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread



Note: Eye Candy: Store Inspiration will run tomorrow, Reader Outfits will run on Sunday. (To send your Reader Outfit in, simply email me.)

By request of the community comes this weekly post. Please use this post to list website popbacks that you see on your wishlist, via search engines, or in your shopping cart. Popbacks go very quickly but hopefully by having them in one place will be helpful. Please do not use this post for store sightings -- the Weekend in-store community post will run later this afternoon.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Reviews: Skyward Dress, Dakota Shirtdress, Geo-Burnout Velvet Dress, Caledonia Cutout Dress

The Dakota Shirtdress ($128) certainly looks cute styled. How does it look on its own? Let's find out...

Back today with more reviews! As we get back into the swing of things let's take a look at some dresses.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reviews: Bloomfall Peplum Tank, Warbler Post Peasant Blouse, Mesilla Peasant Blouse, Diana Blazer, Lace-Framed Cardigan, Fringed Cowlneck

A long time ago, Anthropologie used to do catalogues! And styled pieces 
like the Fringed Cowlneck ($98) within, shown here with the 
Blomma Cross-Stitched Skirt (reviewed here). For now reviews will have to do.

Though sales racks have taken over a large part of the floor space at Anthropologie stores some cute new items are sneaking their way in to the leftover space. January can feel like a dead zone for clothing that isn't resort; luckily it seems that Anthropologie is mixing in some more practical options with their jet-set options. A few new pieces get reviewed within, plus a couple of long-awaited pieces I finally found in-store.

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!


Note: I'll have a reviews set of my own later today!

Welcome to the weekly EA community reviews post. This post was inspired by a similar J.Crew-themed community reviews post over at J.Crew Aficionada.

In this post, you can:
- Leave a comment with your Anthropologie product review
- Link to your reviews page on anthropologie.com
- Link to your own  blog reviews
- Ask if there are any reviews for an item in  the community
- Link to someone else's blog if they  have reviewed an item someone is inquiring about (no links to copycats please)

For full guidelines, please read this post.

Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wishlist: January 2013


It's my favorite month of the year: the Birthday Month!! And my wishlist is full of desirable delights.

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for buying only -- there is a separate selling/trade post below.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

The Trade Market: Looking to Sell/Trade


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy/sell/trade posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for selling/trading -- there is a separate buying post above.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can also view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Monday, January 7, 2013

It's the first Anthropologie SALE of the new year!!!


Anthropologie's wasting no time in 2013 -- they need to clear out inventory to make room for spring stuff! The first sale of the new year brings lots of dresses, plus a bunch of 2nd/3rd/etc cuts. More details after the jump.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


It's the last day of Anthropologie's Winter Tag Sale with 30% off sale items ending tonight. I know many in the community are eager to see what's next. We're still waiting on a January catalogue. In the sale realm it's been a loooong time since we saw 2nd/3rd/etc cuts, and sweaters seem due for markdowns. What will happen in the morning? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits!

Emily of See Emily Shop
From Anthro Clancy Toggled Jacket and woven boots
Free People lace dress
H&M tights

Happy Sunday and welcome to this week's Reader Outfits! It seems as though everyone survived the holidays!! I've been on a lazy few weeks (and enjoying every second) before getting back into the grind on Monday. Before that happens though let's take a look at all the gorgeous looks this week featuring a nice mix of faces familiar and new. If you'd like to submit a look for Reader Outfits please read through the guidelines and then snap away!

On to the outfits...