Sunday, March 31, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


There was no sale last week and the 20% off full-priced dresses and chemises promotion ends at 11:59 PM ET tonight. So, will there be a sale tomorrow for April Fools? One can only hope. It's time to play the Sale Guessing Game!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits!

Jenni of Gnome Lover
Anthropologie In-A-Moment Dress
Anthropologie Road Game Cardigan
Earrings from world market
Vintage boots


Happy Easter to many of you and Happy Passover too! I may have failed at keeping my foodstuffs kosher for Passover but we always come through with Reader Outfits. Take a stroll through all the looks and then tell us which look is your favorite in the comments.

On to the outfits!


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Eye Candy: Soho NYC Anthropologie Spring 2013 Fashion Show


WARNING: PHOTO-HEAVY POST.

Anthropologie's store Fashion Show season is in full swing. Last week I attended the Short Hills, NJ Anthropologie's show and this week it was a quick subway ride to my home store, Soho, for their turn parading customer and staff models down the catwalk.


Friday, March 29, 2013

anthro perk alert! First dibs: Of India


Yesterday Anthropologie sent an email to anthro loyalty program members inviting us to take a first peek at 8 new capsules featuring designers from India. Let's take a look at all of the gorgeous options, shall we?


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 returns 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, March 28, 2013

Reviews: Dandelion Wish Dress, Lefkara Lace Dress, Coralshine Dress, Calcada Tunic, Maitland Lace Dress, Yoana Baraschi Dress, Lara Dress

Sometimes a tunic is a dress. The Calcada Tunic (now $119) fits into this dress reviews set.

Anthropologie is running a 20% off full-priced dresses and chemises promotion through Sunday. With some new dresses I'd tried on making the website today I hope these reviews may help in your difficult decision between all of Anthro's lovely frocks.

Contest: Win a Necklace from Les Arts Plastiques!!



It's giveaway time! I've teamed up with Alicia, owner of Les Arts Plastiques to giveaway this necklace to one lucky EA reader. PLUS get a discount at the shop. Read on for more...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Reviews: Twist-Layer Top, Katrine Peplum Top, Porto Garden Blouse, Alexis Buttondown, Tristitch Dolman Tee, Rosaline Shell

A darling top by Darling. The Rosaline Shell ($88) gets reviewed today.

Although I know you're eager to see more dresses get reviewed I'm going to give it one more day to see if they show up online. In the meantime I've got a backlog of tops to get through so here's the first of multiple sets featuring thoughts on tops.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Tuesday SALE Surprise: Save 20% off Anthropologie dresses & chemises!

Save 20% on the Preppy Peplum Pencil Dress, or any of Anthropologie's full-priced
dresses and chemises for a limited time.


Happy Tuesday morning surprise! Anthropologie is running a 20% off all full-priced dresses and chemises promotion!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Anthropologie's not having a sale today but I am (round 6)


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.


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.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


After last week's sale no new cuts are coming tomorrow on the clothing side. But that doesn't mean no sale at all! Maybe shoes, accessories or home will see fresh markdowns? Or maybe some 2nd/3rd/etc cuts are on the way. There might not be anything new come the morning but I'm hopeful that we'll get some kind of bone. It's time to play the Sale Guessing Game and speculate away.

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits!

Tunic: Anthropologie
Trench: Zara
Jeans: Pilcro via Anthropologie
Shoes: Michael Kors

Another weekend is flying by but don't let it end without checking out this week's gorgeous crop of Reader Outfits! There are lots of new faces this week and plenty of Eye Candy to take in. Maybe you'll think about sending in your own look one week? It's really easy! Just take a look at the guidelines and then email me your look. Til then, why not scroll through the album of awesome today and show some love for our contributors in the comments.

On to the outfits...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Eye Candy: Short Hills Anthropologie Spring Fashion Show


WARNING: PHOTO-HEAVY POST.

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending one of Anthropologie's (sorta) local Spring Fashion Shows out at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey. Though one of the NYC stores was hosting a show on the same night I decided it would be fun to head out to a mall Anthropologie for a different take on the customer runway show. You can see the Upper East Side Anthro show I missed over on Alison from NYC Recessionista's blog. Inside, all the looks from Short Hills plus some Eye Candy shots from the store.


Friday, March 22, 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 returns 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, March 21, 2013

Reviews: Mika Ikat Shift, Chessia Dress, Darkbloom Dress, Dolly Chambray Dress, The Day Dress, Blueprint Bloom Dress, Raindrop Jive Dress, Turks Dress, Prosecco Dress

It's a trend cornucopia! Chambray, polka dots, princess sleeves.
The Dolly Chambray Dress ($298), reviewed.

Reviews almost got cast to the side while I was on vacation (thanks Rose for your guest set!). It's time to get back in the swing of things with dresses, dresses and more dresses.


{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!


Note: I'll have a reviews set up 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, March 20, 2013

Guest Post: Meet the Little Shop of Anthro, and save 10%


Note from roxy: Most people in the community know my opinion on eBay price gougers. I have generally avoided working with all eBay sellers because I do not want to encourage price gouging in the second-hand market. Stacey and I have been corresponding for a few months now and I feel comfortable sharing her shop with the community. As of this writing the prices in her shop seem fair to me and I love the abundance of older items. However I am not endorsing this shop, I am simply providing a venue for interested parties to learn more about the Little Shop of Anthro.

Hello Everyone! My name is Stacey and I run an eBay store called Little Shop of Anthro. I am thrilled to have been invited here by Roxy to share my treasures with you.


Guest post by Molly: Tips for Anthropologie as Maternity Wear

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie Beda Dress, Slip-Vintage Hem, Cardi-J.Crew Outlet, 
Belt-Banana Republic, Tights-Anthropologie Textured Dot Tights, 
Shoes-BHLDN Dauphine Heels, Flower Clip-Anthropologie, 
Earrings-Anthropologie Occluded Hoop Earrings.

Hey there, Effortless Anthropologie Readers! I'm Molly from Anthromollogies and would love to chat with you today about maintaining your Anthro vibe while you've got a baby on board.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Guest post by Kristina: Five Rules for a Great Closet



Hi, I’m Kristina, and my guest post is a follow-up to some of the great pieces Roxy has written on building the perfect wardrobe (check out her posts here and here).

Obviously we all want closets that are only full of our favorite, most flattering pieces. But I don’t know anyone who can claim to have a closet like that, let alone spell out the guidelines for creating one.

My closet isn’t perfect—oh, far, far from it--but here are five rules that have worked for me in reducing the items in my closet:



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, March 18, 2013

As expected, there's an Anthropologie SALE today!!


There's a ton of new Anthropologie markdowns this morning! While some categories got skipped this time around there are many dresses, skirts, tops and sweaters new to sale. Get the full list after the jump, plus the latest 2nd/3rd/etc cuts!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


Last week Anthropologie started a home sale. Now there's Free Shipping...but it ends tonight. I think that means a sale is coming tomorrow! What do you think? For now, the Sale Guessing Game is on.

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits!

Anthropologie top
ASOS pencil skirt
Anthropologie Cadron Creek necklace
Dinosaur Designs wishbone bangles
Wittner Rafa heels
Dotti sunglasses

After a week off for vacation, Reader Outfits are back! While it seems like spring in some parts of the country (and abroad!) winter is still hanging on for some of us. So this week we've got a mix of warm-weather ready and still wrapped up. Take a look at all the looks and then let us know what you like in the comments!

On to the outfits...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Guest Post by Danielle: Eye Candy: Anthropologie's new Lincoln Park store!


Hello fellow EA readers! My name is Danielle and I have been an Anthro addict ever since I relocated to the States from England six years ago. I was so relieved to discover this blog shortly afterward, as it confirmed to me that I wasn’t a complete nutcase for obsessing over Anthro (like my friends' meaningful stares seemed to be suggesting), but that there were others out there like me! This is my first time writing a blog post so please bear with me, as well as with my not-so-professional photography!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Free Shipping on orders of $100 is back at Anthropologie!


Our favorite weekend perk is back -- Anthropologie is offering Free Shipping on online orders of $100+ for the weekend. There are some caveats though...


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 returns 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, March 14, 2013

Guest Reviews by Rose: Level 99 Slim Denim Pencil Skirt, Printed Panel Cardigan, Jane Pocket Tee, Alva Lace Pencil Skirt, Pilcro Denim Jacket, Dual Foundations Pencil Skirt

Guest reviews of the Alva Lace Pencil Skirt ($88) and more. 
Please join me in welcoming Rose of 1 More Shopping Blog!


Hope you have a great vacation, roxy, and thank you for letting me write a few short reviews for your blog while you are away.

Readers of my blog know I love pencil skirts. I find them to be the most flattering for my body type, and Anthro always has quite a few to choose from.


Guest post by Suzanne: Spring 2013 Anthropologie outfits!

Spring Forward

Hi, I'm Suzanne from SC Style Files and while the lovely Roxy is taking a much deserved break this week I'm having some fun showing off some of the latest offerings from Anthro in three outfits that I have styled.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Notes from Urban Outfitters' Q4 2013 Earnings Call


Earlier this week the Urban Outfitters senior leadership team once again sat down with eager analysts and stockholders to discuss their quarterly earnings report. This time around the news for Anthropologie's parent company was quite good! Details, discussion and dissection after the jump.

Guest post by Aimee: Anthropologie for vacation


Please join me in welcoming Aimee from Chic n'Cheap Living!

Enjoy your vacation Roxy!

I know I look forward to a few things on vacation - a promise of savory local food, a whiff of fresh flowers in bloom, or a series of cobblestoned streets home to a few cute boutiques.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Guest post by Sarah: Anthropologie Tangerine Flicker Dress DIY

Inspiration: Tangerine Flicker Dress from Anthropologie (originally $358).

Hi there, Effortless Anthropologie readers!  I'm Sarah from Welcome to the Good Life and I'm thrilled to be guest posting here today to show you one of my favorite Anthropologie DIY's I've done.  Like you, I love Anthropologie and own many items from the store, but sometimes while I'm browsing their items I say to myself, "Hey! I can make that!"  So I make a challenge to myself to make a DIY project, adding a touch of twist to it most of the time.  So would you like to take a look?


Guest post by Catherine: Anthropologie Jupukka Plush Jacket DIY


Hey everyone! My name is Catherine and I blog over at cathgrace, where I do a lot of sewing and crafting, and I want to thank Roxy for having me here today! I am here to share a knock off I did of Anthropologie's Jupukka Plush Jacket (now $50).


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, March 11, 2013

Guest post by Rynetta: Loving these Anthropologie necklaces!


Please join me in welcoming Rynetta of J.Crew is my Fave Store!

I’m super grateful to the amazing Roxy for allowing me to do a guest post on one of my favorite blogs, Effortless Anthropologie. As the wonderful Gigiofca says, EA is my “Grand Central Anthro.”

I LOVE Anthropologie clothing and accessories. I am super excited to have an Anthropologie in the city where I live, finally! I’m a huge fan of Anthro jewelry, so I thought that I’d post a few of my favorite Anthro necklaces.


Guest post by Alicia: DIY Anthropologie Embellished Collar Necklace


Please join me in welcoming Alicia from Les Arts Plastiques, who today will share with us her DIY Embellished Collar Necklace project


Anthropologie unveils a home SALE!!


This week Anthropologie's sale is all about home. There are a few selections from most categories and all dinnerware is 15% off except utensils. List of most everything after the jump!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


Last week Anthropologie welcomed March with a sale but the fresh markdown set was kinda small. My hope is that means more markdowns are on the way this week! Certainly there are plenty of items that could stand to be on sale, ahem, Anthropologie? Help a shopping budget out. If there's a sale tomorrow the post will be up overnight as usual. (Thanks Macgruffruff!) For now, the Sale Guessing Game is on.

Guest post by Sarah: Styling Anthropologie's headbands


Note from roxy: Reader Outfits will return next week!


Hi there!

My name is Sarah and I am the author of Harpers-Shadow. It's a lifestyle blog focused on beauty, style, traveling, how-to's etc. I have many loves and one of them is the gorgeous accessories section from Anthropologie. You know, the section you always "ooh" and "ahh" over while you're waiting in line to check out ;)



Saturday, March 9, 2013

Etsy Cruise: Jewelry & A Contest!


Hello from snowy Vermont! I may be on vacation but I'm not leaving the community out in the cold. Feeling a little Etsy after this morning's guest post? Let's do a little more cruising and then it's time for a contest! The theme of this Etsy jewelry cruise? The sky and beyond.


Guest post: Etsy crawl with Julie


Anthropologie lovers meet an Etsy lover. The pleasure is all mine.

Hi everyone. I’m Julie and I stalk Etsy. I also happen to stalk Anthropologie so I guess you could say I’m really lucky that neither have issued a restraining order.


Friday, March 8, 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: There will be no Eye Candy or Reader Outfits this week. Guest posts are running instead while I'm on vacation! Both will return next weekend (March 16 & 17).

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, March 7, 2013

Guest post by Bree: One item, Three ways


Hello fellow Anthropologie lovers! I'm Bree, and I blog over at Dream in Fashion, my self-declared fashion and lifestyle blog. I'm the kind of girl that takes pleasure in expressing myself through my outfits. But I'm also a rational girl, living on a budget that I can afford. Throw those things together, and you've got a financially-conflicted style blogger. So when I think about my wardrobe, I try to choose well-made, versatile pieces.