Friday, August 30, 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 may be an extra 20% off Anthropologie clothing sale items beginning today! I'll be on my half-marathon training run until about noon ET, so if a promotion starts before I'm home please use this post to discuss and I will make a post the second I walk in the door!!! Thank you. Reader Outfits will run on Tuesday. (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, August 29, 2013

Anthropologie's home sale is on sale!!


If your Labor Day weekend plans include a little home decorating Anthropologie's got you covered. A new promotion has just launched -- take an extra 25% off all Anthropologie home sale items! Prices are as marked, no promotion code required. I recently purchased a couple of items from the Solea collection: the bedskirt and the Euro shams, both in grey. They are beautiful!! Have you made any Anthropologie home purchases recently?

Last year Anthropologie ran a 25% off clothing sale items promotion for the long weekend and I'm very much hoping that promo returns this year. For now this is a nice surprise! Will you partake?

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!


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, August 28, 2013

Eye Candy: Anthropologie September 2013 catalogue

Wiley Tunic ($78), ??? pants, Bina Peep-Toes ($178).

Warm weather may be fun to play around in but the chillier air of fall and winter really make my heart rush! I love dressing in layers and nothing excites me more than late August when fall catalogues begin to arrive in my mailbox. Tights, tall boots and long-sleeved dresses are just a few of my favorite things. Anthropologie has just unveiled several shots from their upcoming September 2013 catalogue and the settings are beautiful. The woodsy backdrop is fun and reminds me of many childhood years spent scraping my knees while I rock-climbed with neighbors in the expansive woods behind our homes in Connecticut.

Even better? The shots with a beautiful floral painting behind them. I love the colors, the wink-wink take on nature and the simple elegance of the photos, which are all wonderfully composed. This is what I like to see in Anthropologie catalogues!

Much more Eye Candy inside...


Reviews: Ajo Applique Shift, Vera Lace Dress, Astrid Dress, Jadeite Dress, Geranium Crochet Dress

Detail work is returning to Anthropologie and I am delighted!
Exhibit A: the Ajo Applique Shift ($358).

It's a challenge for me not to grab every dress in Anthropologie's stores these days, which can only be a good thing! Sometimes the stuff I'm drawn to looks great and sometimes...well...

Inside: some of Anthropologie's latest dresses, reviewed.

Tuesday, August 27, 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.
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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.
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How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Anthropologie's SALE is small but delightful!!!


Anthropologie's sale is small this week but there may still be goodies you were waiting on! Full list of fresh markdowns after the cut.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


A small clothing sale is on the way tomorrow, so this week's Sale Guessing Game will be all about trying to guess which items will get marked down! What are you hoping for? Let's guess away inside!!

Perk alert! Shop new Anthropologie Fall 2013 items first, and last day for FREE SHIPPING!!!


Note: Looking for Reader Outfits? They are right below this post, or click here!

Anthropologie sent out a first dibs email this morning showcasing some of its upcoming fall items. Shop the full perk page here -- that link should work for International Anthro lovers too! And don't forget that today is the last day for Free Shipping on orders of $150+ using the code FALLFWD.

Inside, a closer look at the pre-shop items.


Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Jumpsuit: Anthropologie Tupsa Pleated Jumpsuit
Shoes: Restricted

Sunday morning doesn't feel complete without Reader Outfits, does it? We're back today with a bevy of beautiful looks. I always get so inspired by these lovely ladies! Won't you show them some love in the comments? Before you do, take a look at how our community wears its Anthro.

On to the outfits...


Friday, August 23, 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: 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, August 22, 2013

Investigating Anthropologie's newest arrivals

Like most retailers, Anthropologie's already thinking about Fall.

Sure it's August and 84 degrees out but aren't you ready for Fall? No? Well too bad, because retailers are! But I'm more than willing to let all this seasonal dissonance slide because Fall and Winter are my favorite clothing seasons! I love layering and the idea of wearing tights, dresses, sweaters and coats delights me. Anthropologie's Fall 2013 collection is beginning to drift into their New Arrivals section and stores like a crisply turned leaf. Great timing too now that Free Shipping is back! Let's take a look at some of the goodies together, shall we?


Free Shipping is BACK at Anthropologie!!!


I'll have a post discussing the newest Anthropologie arrivals in just a bit, but before we get to that, Free Shipping is back!!

Get Free Shipping on your Anthropologie.com order of $150+ using the code FALLFWD at checkout. You MUST have a full price item in your cart to use this code. Valid for the USA and Canada only. Expires Sunday August 25 at 11:59 PM ET.

Will you take advantage of this offer? I most likely will.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Notes from Urban Outfitters' Q2 2014 Earnings Call


It's back-to-back quarters of awesome results for Anthropologie and its parent company Urban Outfitters, and I couldn't be happier! Inside, details from the leadership's Q2 Fiscal earnings call with analysts held earlier this week.


Open thread: Anthropologie.com's new cart & checkout


Anthropologie sure has a weird online strategy. On Monday, the day a huge new sale launched, Anthro picked the same day to launch its updated shopping cart and checkout process. Community members have been scattering their feedback among this week's posts, so I thought it would help to start an open discussion thread so people can voice their opinions in one place.


{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!


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, August 20, 2013

Contest time! Show EA and @FCUK your funny face!!! #sketchtostore #funnyfaces


Ohh la la! Effortless Anthro has teamed up with French Connection for a fun contest and a secret prize! Are you ready to show off your funny face?


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, August 19, 2013

Anthropologie's SALE is back from summer vacation!


Anthropologie's sale is back on this week with a bunch of new clothing markdowns! What kind of delights await? Find out about all the freshest cuts inside...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


Are clothing markdowns on their way tomorrow? I certainly hope so! It's time to play the Sale Guessing Game and let Anthropologie know what we hope to see!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Top: Top Shop
Necklace & bag: Anthropologie 


It's a miniature version of Reader Outfits this week! But even posts with fewer looks are dazzling and this week is no exception. Inside is a nice mix of Anthropologie old and new. Which look will you love? Hopefully, all of them!!

On to the outfits...


Friday, August 16, 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: 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, August 15, 2013

Reviews: Gala Dress, Spliced Pencil Dress, Aria Dress, Chaton Shift, Lacebloom Dress, Strata Dress

A dress with a neckline that reminds me of the Eiffel Tower.
In this Anthropologie dress reviews set, the Aria Dress ($168) and more.

This reviews set is a mix of dresses that impress and ones that just make me laugh.


{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!


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, August 14, 2013

Eye Candy: Inside Anthropologie's Petites Boutique + An Upcoming NYC-area Petites Event

all photos in this post by Liza

Thanks so much to longtime community member Liza who lives not too far away from the new Anthropologie Petites Boutique! This first Anthro of its kind is located in the former accessories store in Chevy Chase, MD (there's a regular Anthropologie very close by). Liza visited the Petites Boutique during its opening weekend and shot a bunch of pretty photos for us! Eye Candy time.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Open Thead: Ruche's excellent customer service, and what Anthropologie could re-learn from it


Do you shop at Ruche? Although I feel like I'm a little outside the brand's target demographic now I still love visiting the website and will occasionally pick up something super cute. It's been a lot of fun watching founder Mai Olivo grow Ruche from a teeny business with a fantastic discerning eye to a thriving small business that reminds me of the Anthro of old.

Perhaps Anthropologie could learn a thing or two from this delightful online brand. Or perhaps remember the way things should be. When Ruche recently ran into a minor coding gaffe that led to its sale section being 50-99% off the team there knew it had a crisis on its hands. How did they respond? Find out inside, and then let's chat about how this relates to Anthro and our moral responsibility as customers.


Monday, August 12, 2013

The Epic Anthropologie gift card giveaway!

I've always wanted to do a giveaway with some of my wonderful fellow bloggers. When the lovely Jessica from Swish & Swoon reached out for just that idea I was immediately excited! If you love Anthropologie, you don't want to miss out on this one.


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.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


Last week brought a sizable clothing, shoes and accessories Anthropologie sale. It makes me wonder whether we'll see more fresh cuts this week or not. One can always hope! Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and see what happens.

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Top: Ruffled Lyra Top, Anthropologie
Shorts: Pilcro Stet Roll Ups, Anthropologie
Shoes: Veggie Garden Rain Boots, Anthropologie
Necklace: Etsy

After an unexpected hiatus last week Reader Outfits is back! And it was worth the wait, believe me. This post is full of delicious Anthropologie outfit eye candy made possible by readers just like you! If you've never sent in an outfit photo what are you waiting for? Let this week's lovely crop inspire you and then send your outfit in for next week!

On to the outfits...

Friday, August 9, 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: 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, August 8, 2013

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!


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, August 7, 2013

Reviews: Handpainted Naranjito Top, Lace Pathways Dolman, Carmela Patchwork Tank, Brentwood Denim Tee, Astor Top, Shadow Bloom Top, Ravenna Lattice Anorak

A top that plays with shadow and light. The Shadow Bloom Top ($98), reviewed.

In my rush to get through all the dresses I've tried on lately I've ignored the other goods Anthropologie sells. But no longer! In this reviews set, tops and one anorak get a closer look.

Reviews: Bergamot Lace Dress, Cerise Shift Dress, Flamingo Repeat Shift, Rosegold Lace Shift, Mango Dot Dress, Vesica Rising Dress, Natalie Dress, Londrina Tunic

Better late than never? The Flamingo Repeat Shift (now $90) finally gets a review.

So many reviews to run; so little time! Today I'll be posting three reviews sets! First up, dresses...


Tuesday, August 6, 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, August 5, 2013

Sponsored: Lucky Brand launches its Made in the USA collection, plus a special offer!!


In the market for some new jeans? I feel like I am always looking for one more pair, whether it's that perfect everyday denim or the trendy jean that will satisfy my latest and greatest craving. Lucky Brand has teamed up with Effortless Anthropologie for a special promotion: 20% off your order and free shipping with any regular priced jeans purchase. Oh, and did I mention their jeans are once again being Made in the USA?


The week kicks off with new Anthropologie SALE!!!


Anthropologie's still making its way through summer clothing cuts. Items I'm hoping to see marked down seem to trickle in each week, yet the majority of my wishlist remains at full price. Will you find delights this week? Full list inside.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


There were no fresh cuts last week but I've already got confirmation that a small clothing sale is on the way tomorrow. What are you hoping to see? My sale wishlist grows ever longer. Let's dance together and play the Sale Guessing Game!

Friday, August 2, 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: 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, August 1, 2013

Reviews: Elsa Peplum Dress, Tiered Eyelet Chemise, Ginevra Lacework Dress, Anakena Maxi Dress, Marigny Maxi Dress, Etoile Maxi Dress

A maxi for all seasons. The Marigny Maxi Dress ($158) and more, reviewed.

Dress season is in full swing at Anthropologie. It's a little dangerous going to the store right now with so much temptation! As the brand works to find its footing again in design and shape I've come across a lot of dresses that are almost there and a few stunners too. What happened during my latest trip? Come on in and find out.


Eye Candy: Anthropologie August 2013 catalogue

The Elsa Peplum Dress ($148). Review coming up later today!
With Colorblocked Suede Wedges ($100), Tasseled Paillette Pouch ($68).

Programming note: Reviews will still run later today! The next post in my Building Your Workwear Wardrobe Series will now run on Saturday.

A new month is here! Anthropologie is wasting no time welcoming August. Today their website's new arrivals section is chock full of goodies, including a bunch of catalogue preview shots. I no longer receive the catalogue in my mailbox each month so I missed July's lookbook completely but August's photos are unavoidably beautiful. Let's take a look at some of the newest wishlist cravables!