The weekend in-store community post

Friday, February 28, 2014


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 return next week! To submit your outfit, 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.

Eye Candy: Anthropologie March 2014 Lookbook

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Anthropologie's March 2014 lookbook has a much softer feeling than its recent predecessors and that is a very good thing in my mind. There are a few complete outfits I adore and if not the whole look than at least pieces. It's nice to be inspired by a catalogue again! Although some of the pieces continue to defy logic to me, mostly this month has beautiful photos and showcases the clothing nicely.

The catalogue link is not yet live on Anthro's website. Over on Anthropologie's official blog you can watch a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot in Morocco. Inside, a look at several more preview shots and a couple of items I like that didn't make the lookbook cut. What do you think of Anthro's newest arrivals?

Off Topic: Makeup, makeup, makeup

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A NARS makeup artist preps a model for the Creatures of The Wind show
at New York Fashion Week A/W 2014.
photo source: NARS Instagram

These last several weeks I've been flattered to have email, Instagram and Twitter dialogues with community members wondering how I do my makeup. Suffice to say that my makeup application skills have been steadily improving since mid-2013, and I have NARS to thank for it! The requests for my skincare and makeup routine have been piling up so I decided it best to make a post all about what I do, what I've learned, and what I use.


The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Monday, February 24, 2014


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.
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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.

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, February 23, 2014


There was a clothing sale at Anthropologie last week, so what will this week see? Home? More clothing? Nothing? With Free Shipping ending overnight at 3 AM ET anything could happen in the morning. Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and wonder away!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Blazer: Botanic Blazer, Anthropologie
Tee: Gap
Jeans: LOFT
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Bag: Tory Burch
Necklace: Derng

The weekend wouldn't be complete without Reader Outfits, so here they are! This week finds this lovely group of ladies pretending like snow doesn't exist. Step inside for some late-winter awesomeness and then let us know what you think in the comments. As always thank you to all of this week's participants!!

On to the outfits...

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

Friday, February 21, 2014

photo source for graphic: Anthropologie's official blog
Window display from the Corte Madera, CA Anthropologie

Repeating their efforts from last weekend, Anthropologie is once again offering FREE SHIPPING on Anthropologie.com orders of $175+ using the code SIGNSOFSPRING. This offer is valid now through Monday, February 24th 2014 at 3 AM ET.

I am surprised to see back-to-back weekend Free Shipping promos! I don't know if this means that Anthropologie did very well last weekend with their code or not so very well. I find myself tempted to order some of the online-only stuff, especially shoes. Pretty much the same way I felt last week. How about you?

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread


Note: Reader Outfits will run on Sunday! To submit your outfit, 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.

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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: Stripeswing Skirt, Ayaka Embroidered Skirt, Drammen Pencil Skirt, Camo Pencil Skirt

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


As I look through my ever-dwindling skirt collection one thing becomes clear: I am less and less tolerant of skirts above the knee. For whatever reason trends and designs over the last 5 years have taken us far below and far above the knee while the classic length I long for remains a white whale of sorts unless it's a body-hugging pencil, which isn't always what I want. On a recent trip around the NYC Anthropologies I tried on a few of the most recently released skirts including the Stripeswing Skirt ($88), above as my hunt continues.

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


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 for your long weekend shopping pleasure!

Monday, February 17, 2014


Anthropologie has unveiled a decently sized sale this morning which includes fresh cuts across most of the board as well as further markdowns on many items. Inside, the list!

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, February 16, 2014


It's about time for an Anthropologie clothing sale, don't you think? With Free Shipping ending overnight at 3 AM ET the stars seem to be aligning. What will Anthro do? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, February 14, 2014


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 return next week! To submit your outfit, 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.

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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: Paisley Palette Shirtdress, Tropicalist Shift, Alcott Dress, Andrassy Dress, Lace Study Dress

The Lace Study Dress ($258), one of the eye-catchers in Anthropologie's latest lookbook.

NOTE: In case you missed yesterday's post, Free Shipping is back on Anthropologie's website now!

Inside, another set of Anthropologie dress reviews await! Well actually one tunic pretending to be a dress. We'll get there.

Free Shipping is back on Anthropologie's website!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Free Shipping is back on Anthropologie's website now! Just in time for a huge snowstorm to hit much of the country (hope you are staying safe South!) Anthropologie has decided to launch its traditional Presidents' Day Weekend Free Shipping Promo a little early. The promotion runs from now through early Monday morning.

This one isn't posted on the website yet, so here are the details we have as of now:
Enjoy Free Shipping on Anthropologie.com orders of $175+ through Monday February 17 2014 at 3 AM ET. USA and Canada only. Your order must include at least 1 full-priced item.

Will you take advantage of this offer? I just placed an order yesterday, but could be persuaded to buy a little more. Maybe something from the hugemongous online exclusives section? Inside, some picks.

Reviews: Rubied Dusk Dress, Geojacquard Dress, Pieced Column Dress, Minuet Dress

The Geojacquard Dress ($168) has a long tail.

Ready for another round of Anthropologie dress reviews? I've got nine more coming today starting with set of thoughts on frocks. And plenty more reviews to peruse while you wait for this afternoon's set.

Open Thread: The Purchases, The Hunt, The Sales

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Part of the fun of shopping for me is the hunt -- searching through all the new releases and zoning in on a few key pieces that will make my closet a precise collection of killer pieces. I'm getting ever closer. Sometimes I snap up those pieces and sometimes I miss out on them, as was the case with the Burberry Shearling Duffle Coat (now $1,650) above, whomp whomp.

With Anthropologie a bit quiet these days, I thought it would be fun to turn to some other retailers that have a little more interest and action for the upcoming Presidents' Day Weekend. I've found some surprising success purchases recently and have my eye on plenty more. Inside, what I've bought and loved recently, what I'm hunting, some killer sales going on right now, and then I hope you'll share what you've seen!

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Monday, February 10, 2014


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, February 9, 2014


Last week Anthropologie marked down clothing and had plenty of 2nd/3rd/etc cuts. Will they make it two weeks in a row? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Keiko of Anthro TanPoPo
AG Farrah Skinny Jeans

Happy Sunday everyone! Reader Outfits are here to brighten up your morning with some Anthropologie sunshine. Enjoy each and every look and then let us know what you love in the comments.

On to the outfits...

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, February 7, 2014


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 submit your outfit, 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.

Reviews: Slubby Blouson Dress, Striped Swing Dress, Emerald City Sheath, Margot Dress, Nikola Dress

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The kind of dress you can wear all winter long. The Striped Swing Dress ($198), reviewed.

Could you bare-legged in 23 degree weather that feels more like 10 degrees Fahrenheit? New York Fashion Week is here again and I'm sure the answer for some attendees will be yes. Meanwhile, I chose to keep my bare legs confined to Anthropologie's fitting rooms for this latest set of dress reviews.

Reviews: Bobine Sweater Tunic, Ruched Pointelle Cardigan, Crocheted Heirloom Pullover, Leopard Moto Jacket, Hearth Hoodie, Verona Cardigan, Lacestitch Cardigan

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


It's February, it's snowing out, and all I want to think about right now are nice, cozy sweaters and perhaps a nice fire to keep me warm. Inside, a mix of Anthropologie sweater reviews from both full price and sale, including the Lacestitch Cardigan ($118), above.

{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.

Musings: Anthropologie early Spring 2014 trends, inconsistencies, online-only and wondering where some stuff went

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Koral's Coated Floral Skinny Jeans ($250) -- awesome, or WTF?

Good lord, Spring 2014. What have you done to us? I'm glad there isn't much I need to buy this season because from what I've seen so far, this season is headed in an insane, trend-specific direction. After an incredibly exciting Fall 2013, how will Anthropologie do this season? I've got some thoughts after the jump and then I'd love to hear your take!


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.

Anthropologie's SALE doesn't see its shadow!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014


We may have 6 more weeks of the winter in the northern hemisphere, but Anthropologie's springing right back into sale mode this morning. Inside, the full list of fresh clothing cuts plus some 2nd/3rd/etc cuts! (There are tons today!)

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone! I'm going to the game at MetLife Stadium tonight to cheer on the Broncos as a bandwagon fan, so the updates will be sparse from me, but the Sale Guessing Game marches on as usual! Luckily the weather is cooperating and it won't be nearly as cold tonight as the past couple of weeks have been in the NYC-area.

It's been a couple of weeks since Anthropologie had a clothing markdown so I feel we're due. What do you feel? Come on inside and play the game!

Presenting the Birthday Haul!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014


It's the most wonderful time of the year -- birthday time!! Some community members have pinged me via email to see what I used my Anthro birthday discount towards, so this post is all about what I got, what I thought about, and what I missed out on. Some items like the Hearth Hoodie (now $90, review upcoming) are now in my closet but without that 15% off because of timing and you know some of the pieces of the haul already like the Intermede Dress (now $140, review).