Reviews: Torsade Jersey Dress, Split Dots Dress, Ardennes Dress, Bronzed Brocade Sheath, Starlit Stripes Dress, Empress Dress

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Party all the time. The Ardennes Dress ($298) gets reviewed.

I have several beautiful dresses in my closet. Everytime I tell myself that I'm done buying dresses -- for real this time!! -- along comes Anthropologie with serious temptation. Inside, trying on several of the latest options.

Eye Candy: Anthropologie November 2013 catalogue

Rubied Dusk Dress ($298), Bylinas Flats ($148), Danaine Earrings ($128), 
Echoing Necklace ($48), Jura Ring ($398).

It's nearly November and Anthropologie has begun sneaking items from its next catalogue online. You can see the entire lookbook here. Though I've chosen a seasonally-inappropriate photo to kick off the post rest assured the book is filled with sweaters, hats and cold-weater musts. Not to mention horses and puppies! Inside, plenty of pretty photography but not as many outfit ideas as we've seen in years past.

Anthropologie just put up a video on their blog about Wyoming, the location for this shoot. I was wondering -- those foothills looked familiar!

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.


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.

Reviews: Crisscross Jersey Top, Smocked Sabine V-Neck, Beatrice Peplum Top, Wonderland Silk Tunic, Bisected Studio Buttondown, Creature Feature Top

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Of course the Beatrice Peplum Top ($68) looks perfect on my model nemesis.

I find myself in need of v-necks and waist-defining tops. Anthropologie's out to deliver. Let's zoom in some tops from their current assortment for the review treatment.

Reviews: Ruffled and Ribboned Pullover, Valentina Sweater, Zahara Top, Moto Sweater Jacket, Arslan Sweater Coat, Casado Cardigan

Does this look familiar? The Moto Sweater Jacket ($148), shown here

Anthropologie is trying many new design ideas this year with its sweaters as well as resuscitating some previously successful designs. I'm happy to see this intriguing mix of old and new! I recently tried on about 18 sweaters during a round of visits to the NYC Anthropologie hive of stores. Inside, the first round of Anthropologie sweater and sweatercoat reviews.


Email: First Dibs: November shimmer & shine plus some extra holiday party picks

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Yesterday I noticed Anthropologie's Chelsea Market store making room for holiday accents and party wear. I was immediately excited -- I love this time of year so much! Anthropologie also sent out an email to anthro members inviting us to take an early look at some of their festive November new releases. Let's examine them together, shall we? Also inside, some of my holiday party picks from Anthro's extensive array of options.

Celebrate EA's 5th Blogiversary with an amazing contest!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013


Effortless Anthropologie turns 5 today!!! To celebrate and thank you for your comments, participation in this community and following along I've partnered with one fantastic brand to launch a pretty sweet giveaway. Who's the partner? Like you even have to ask.

This one's pretty big.


Reviews: Sandy Tortie Pump, Gia Mary-Janes, Serengeti D'Orsays

You win, Anthropologie. 
I ordered your online-only Sandy Tortie Pump ($198) at full price and paid shipping too.

I'm working to replenish my shoe assortment and Anthropologie has helped me right along with a bunch of tempting options. Inside, reviews of a pair of pumps, a pair of flats and one pair somewhere between.

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.

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Last week brought a marvelous Anthropologie clothing sale resplendent with plenty of 2nd/3rd/etc cuts. A sale that good makes me wonder what this week could possibly hold in store for us. Anthropologie has all of its full-priced corduroys at 20% off promotion this weekend and select furniture is also 20% (details here). There's a lot going on right now!

Although there are some summery items that remain stubbornly full-priced I'm not expecting anything huge come the morning. Of course a sale surprise would be a lovely way to start the week! Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and wish for more markdowns.

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Sweater & skirt (on sale): Joe Fresh
Jacket: Zara
Tights: Hue
Boots: Aldo
Hat: Target
Purse: Mexx
Necklace: Anthropologie

It's time once again for the community to show off its Anthro best in Reader Outfits! There's a chill in the air and the warm Earth tones in this week's looks have me ready for hot chocolate and curling up in my warm (faux) fur blanket. Take a look at all the looks and then share your thoughts in the comments.

On to the outfits...


The weekend in-store community post

Friday, October 25, 2013


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.

Anthropologie launches a couple of promotions for the weekend!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Pilcro Serif Cord Leggings, now 20% off.


With a sudden temperature dip in the Northeast yesterday I found myself reaching for my sweaters, cords and leather jacket and spent the evening cuddling with my puppy under warm blankets on my comfy couch. Anthropologie apparently feels the same way as they've just launched a few promotions that seem appropriate for the lower temperatures. Inside, what you'll save on this weekend.

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013



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.

State of the flowy: Checking out Anthropologie's website design changes for October 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Anthropologie is redesigning their website more often than I can keep up with! The layout and features seem to be changing every week. Inside, thoughts on the latest updates and some unsolicited feedback.

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.

Welcome back Anthropologie SALE!! Fresh cuts and additional markdowns are here!!!

Monday, October 21, 2013


Anthropologie's sale is back with fresh cuts this morning but the story might really be about clothing that was already marked down. After holding out as long as possible Anthro made over 200 further cuts for 2nd/3rd/additional markdowns.

Inside, the fresh cuts list and some of the further cuts.

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, October 20, 2013


All was quiet on the sale front last week. In my mind that means we're due for more clothing markdowns! Does Anthropologie feel the same way? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Flared Caraz Dress: Anthropologie
Pink Cardigan: Dress Barn
Nude Pumps: DSW
White Belt: Lane Bryant
Statement Necklace: The Potting Shed Boutique (Chelsea, MI)

Sunday can never come soon enough and neither can Reader Outfits! Fall has taken over this week's looks as layers continue to build and the sun's angle takes on more acute rays. Which look is your favorite? I can't choose just one but there's a lot I love this week!

On to the outfits...


Investigating Anthropologie's newest arrivals plus some weekend deals around the web

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Anthropologie has unveiled its second helping of October new arrivals -- what's the good word? Coats. Inside, some of the latest items that have made my wishlist and shopping cart.

Plus, some sales around the web that are making my closet very happy and helping me stay under budget for Fall.

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, October 18, 2013


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.

Reviews: Rosette Skirt, Scalloped Leather Skater Skirt, Vegan Leather Mini, Ponte Bell Skirt, Peplum Snake Skirt, AG Stevie Cords, AG Farrah High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Peplum: Woman's best friend? Or arch nemesis?
The Peplum Snake Skirt ($278) reviewed  -- shown here with the Aida Cowlneck ($78, review).

There's no point in having a closet full of amazing tops if you have nothing to wear on the bottom. So this reviews set is all about Anthropologie's Fall 2013 skirts and jeans, with another set on the way soon.

Reviews: Leopardo Sweater Dress, Pixelated Fleur Dress, Empyrean Dress, Rise & Set Ponte Dress, Chromatique Dress

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Thoughts on some of Anthropologie's latest dresses,
including the Pixelated Fleur Dress ($188).

I've been making the rounds at all the NYC Anthropologies and there are some delightful dresses in-store! First round inside.

Also, this is my 500th review post on EA. Hooray!!!

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


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.

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Monday, October 14, 2013

Allison at The Bauble Dept.
Shirt- Anthropologie Pilcro Slouched Stripe Pullover
Pants- Anthropologie Pilcro Superscript Flare
Hat- Jessica Simpson
Purse- Kate Spade outlet


It's a long weekend for much of the USA so why not celebrate with a day full of Reader Outfits? Thank you as always to all of this week's contributors. Which look do you love? Tell us in the comments!!

On to the outfits...


Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, October 13, 2013


NOTE: I'm holding Reader Outfits in case there is no sale tomorrow. If there is a sale, Reader Outfits will run on Tuesday!

A large sale last week included Anthropologie clothing, home and accessories. After such a big markdown set will there be more markdowns tomorrow for Columbus Day/Canadian Thanksgiving? No one knows for sure so let's play the Sale Guessing Game and figure it out!

It's back!! Free Shipping is here this weekend on Anthropologie's website!!

Friday, October 11, 2013



It's baaaaccccckk!! Anthropologie is offering Free Shipping for everyone this long Columbus Day weekend on its website. Use the code AUTUMNTIDE at checkout to get free shipping to the USA and Canada on orders of $150+. It's so funny to me that Anthropologie ran all of those shipping tests and then just sticks with free ship at $150. Regardless of the reason I'm very happy to see it!

This promotion runs now through Monday, October 14 at 11:59 ET.

Will you place an order with this promotion? I hope they run another free shipping promo at the end of the month, when I plan to place my big fall order. What will you get if you do place an order?

Here's the fine print from Anthropologie's email:
Receive free standard shipping on US and Canada orders of $150 or more with full-price inclusion through Monday, 10/14/2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Enter code AUTUMNTIDE at checkout. This offer does not apply to employee orders or previously placed orders, and additional fees apply for overweight, express or overnight shipping.

{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.

Anthropologie's not the only one having a sale this week!

Thursday, October 10, 2013


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.

Reviews: Sunglint Chambray Tank, Ruched Sweetheart Tee, Carcanet Blouse, Wiley Tunic, Lace Skirt Sweatshirt

I unintentionally recreated this outfit in my review.

After about a month away from Anthropologie's stores due to my move, this week my goal is to hit every NYC Anthropologie and grab a ton of reviews! Thanks for bearing with me as I transition to my new apartment! This set has a mix of old, new and sale Anthropologie tops.


{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.

Eye Candy: Short Hills, NJ Anthropologie Fall 2013 Fashion Show!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It's time for another in-store fashion show!
All photos in this post are courtesy of Joy Mathis.

The Short Hills, NJ Anthropologie held its Fall 2013 Fashion show about two weeks ago and the store's personal shopper Jennifer made sure to send me tons of photos from the event! Inside, all the looks that strutted down the runway and a few shots from around the store courtesy of photographer Joy Mathis.


Guest Post: Anthropologie Petites Boutique Party with Eva Franco!!

Anastasia (left) with Eva Franco at the Petites Boutique launch party
at Anthropologie's Chevy Chase, MD location.
All photos in this post courtesy of Anastasia.

One of Anthropologie's Chevy Chase, MD stores recently made the transformation from an Accessories Boutique into a Petites Boutique. Around the same time Anthro unveiled a new petites-only collaboration with the incomparable Eva Franco. In celebration of these two awesome happenings the Petites Boutique in Chevy Chase hosted a party with Ms. Franco herself! Community member Anastasia attended and sent along some beautiful photos so we can live vicariously through her attendance.


The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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.

Anthropologie's SALE is here to start the week off right!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013


Hope you've got your sale reading glasses on, because this week's list is loooonnnngggg. Inside, the list...

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, October 6, 2013


It's been three weeks since Anthropologie had fresh clothing cuts. I think we're due! How about you? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Sweater: Banana Republic
T-shirt: Banana Republic
Pants (or should I say trousers): Anthro, Charlie Brocade Trousers
Shoes: Aerosoles
Necklace: old

Reader Outfits are here once again to brighten up your Sunday! This week finds another beautiful collection of Anthropologie looks that have me feeling Fall inspiration. What do you think of these looks? Let us know in the comments!

On to the outfits...


The weekend in-store community post

Friday, October 4, 2013


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.

Eye Candy: Anthropologie October 2013 catalogue

Thursday, October 3, 2013


It's so overdue -- Anthropologie has finally found its way to Paris for a catalogue shoot! I was beginning to wonder if Free People had somehow claimed an exclusive on the City of Lights. Such a gorgeous backdrop that instantly made this catalogue a must have for me...though I've dropped off the catalogue delivery list once again it's alright, I'm going paperless as much as possible these days. But this book is worth an in-store pickup. Thoughts and plenty more Eye Candy after the jump.


Open Thread: What's going on in the Anthro world today

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Today is my big moving day! I'm leaving Wall St for the land of the up and coming, aka Sugar Hill in Harlem. While I'm on the move my internet connectivity will be sporadic. Later this week I'll be back with posts on the October catalogue and more. In the meantime please feel free to use this thread as an open discussion forum for all things Anthropologie.

Please be kind to each other in the comments! Ignore any trolls and I shall vanquish them with my iPhone when needed. Thank you all!!