{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Thursday, July 31, 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.

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Checking in with Anthropologie's latest (non-lookbook) new arrivals

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How'd I miss the Lavendel Dress ($228) in my August catalogue preview??

My Anthropologie August 2014 catalogue arrived in the mail yesterday and I've dog-eared several pages. I dog-eared them! First time in months. With retailers on the cusp of Fall shopping is getting exciting again...even if I can't picture wearing any of this stuff for at least another couple of months. Inside, some non-lookbook new Anthropologie arrivals that caught my eye. What has me excited, what might not work, and what's still missing.

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.
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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.

Enjoy Free Shipping at Anthropologie with NO MINIMUM -- Today only!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Well, well, well Anthropologie! What kind of promo do we have here? Today only you can get Free Shipping on your Anthropologie.com order of ANY AMOUNT using the code justbecause. I'm still grumpy about missing out on anthro day this past Saturday -- I'd like a do-over please Anthro! -- but this is a nice treat. Now's an excellent time to try out any of those online exclusives you've been pining over...or perhaps something from the lovely new August arrivals? Check out the catalogue preview here in case you missed it.

Now all Anthropologie needs to do is put it ALL together -- have an anthro day with free shipping, no minimum. In the meantime, picks inside!

Eye Candy: Anthropologie August 2014 Catalogue

Monday, July 28, 2014

Veld Bib Necklace ($48), Metallic Crossbody Bag ($128).
A look I could actually wear to work!! Wonders never cease.

Anthropologie headed over to the Netherlands for their August 2014 Lookbook, taking pictures both within Amsterdam and around the countryside. (Windmills!) They have a video and a featurette up on their blog about the catalogue locale, though the lookbook itself isn't yet up to shop. Preview time!

Right off the bat I noticed how these catalogue shots are beautiful, saturated and romantic-feeling. Perhaps one step above realistic into dreamland. That's everything I want from an Anthropologie lookbook! It does seem like they've been listening to customer feedback and I'm thrilled to see a more classic art direction...a million miles better than the waifs posing with bodies askew looking into the camera somewhat lustily or the impossible angles that didn't even focus on the clothing. This catalogue made me smile!! And wishlist like crazy.

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Anthropologie's had a clothing sale two weeks in a row...could we be lucky enough for three? With lots of new items rolling in (post tomorrow!) it seems to me that Anthro needs to make as much room as possible for the new stuff. So...sale? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and urge them on!

TODAY ONLY! Save 15% off your Anthropologie purchase for anthro day!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014



Sneaky, sneaky, Anthropologie!!! The day after launching a whole bunch of new arrivals (which we will cover in-depth on EA on Monday) Anthropologie has snuck in a surprise Anthro Day -- 15% off your Anthropologie.com order or valid for in-store purchases too. If you didn't receive this email you can use the code summerperk according to a tipster!! You can also join anthro here. (It's free.)

OF COURSE these days always sneak in on Saturdays...which is simultaneously a miracle and a bummer. Horribly inconvenient during the summer when most people are out and about or traveling. I'm not near any stores today but might be able to sneak in an online order before midnight. How about you? If I can, I'll update this post later with some picks. My top choice? The Astilbe Swing Dress ($475).

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, July 25, 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 soon! 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, July 24, 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.

Open Thread: Bought & Liked

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Flowy and satisfying. Free People's Outlined High-Low Cami ($58).

With the heat of summer in full swing, my closet is stripped down to the bare bones of hot weather survival. Inside, what I've been buying to help me make it through these hazy days and I'd love to hear what you've bought and liked!

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Tuesday, July 22, 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.

Just kidding, there IS an Anthropologie SALE today!!

Monday, July 21, 2014



Sometimes I am completely wrong and this morning marks one of those occasions. There IS an Anthropologie sale today despite me saying no last night! Hey, if I'm gonna be wrong this is probably the best way, right?

Inside, what's new to sale this AM...

First dibs! August Anthropologie limited-edition designer finds

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Note: no sale tomorrow!

Anthropologie sent its anthro members a first dibs email today featuring limited-edition designer items for August 2014 featuring the Lorna Silk Maxi Dress ($298) shown above. Inside, all the items and some thoughts. With Free Shipping ending tonight, now is a good time to grab any of these new pretties you're interested in.

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, July 18, 2014



Anthropologie is now offering Free Shipping on orders of $150+ for the USA and Canada from now through Sunday July 20th at 11:59 PM PT. Use the code STAYCOOL at checkout.

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 soon! 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: Sweetwater Dress, Gallery Row Dress, Tea Tree Shift, Windward Dress, Petal Pop Mini Shift, Mandra Dress

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I love it when a dress comes together! The Sweetwater Dress ($188) and more, reviewed.

Interested in some Anthropologie dress reviews? Inside, some of their latest releases get taken for a roxy fitting room spin...

Free Shipping is back at Anthropologie!!


As often happens post-Tag Sale, Anthropologie is now offering Free Shipping on orders of $150+ for the USA and Canada from now through Sunday July 20th at 11:59 PM PT. Use the code STAYCOOL at checkout.

This is tempting! Especially with all the online-only items available right now that I'd like to try on...will you put this code to use?

The reviews set promised yesterday is coming today instead! Look for it later this morning.

Today I am a little bit famous -- again!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


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

Today is not one of those days! But it is the day that my good friend Jon from Jon of All Trades has posted a very fun interview with me. We talked about all things blogging...why I started one, what to know if you want to start one, why being a professional blogger is tough but wonderful, why people on the Internet say things they'd never say to your face, and why I love it all anyway.

You can listen to or download the program here. By the way, is this not the nerdiest photo of me ever??!? Right after brunch in Tribeca, taken by Jon's lovely preggo wife Kristin. I look like I just won a million dollars. Which is kinda how it feels hanging out with those two.

Each week Jon interviews someone from a different industry, usually someone doing something different and cool from the normal everyday 9-5. I particularly loved his chat with A.V. Club contributor Jason Heller and dietitian Kate Schulz. Perfect lunch break or commute listening and a new interview goes up each week. I'm always excited for the latest podcast to go up!

I'll be back later today with a fresh Anthropologie reviews set.

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.

Note: I'll be back with a new post 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.

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Tuesday, July 15, 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.

After the Tag Sale, Anthropologie's SALE gets tons of fresh cuts!!!

Monday, July 14, 2014


True to tradition, the morning after Anthropologie's Tag Sale ended has brought a massive amount of fresh cuts and 2nd/3rd/etc cuts. What's new to sale after the jump.

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Anthropologie's Tag sale ends TONIGHT, so if there's something on sale you want an extra 20% off of, now is the time! What does this mean for sale tomorrow? Hopefully a fresh round of cuts is on the way!! Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out...

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Jenni of Gnome Lover
Free People Trapeze Slip 
Anthropologie Tarara Gladiator Sandals 
Simply Livly's Turquoise Necklace

Happy Sunday and welcome to the latest in Reader Outfits! This week we've got a generously-sized post filled with lots of lovely reader looks. Thank you to all of this round's contributors and do please show them some love in the comments!!

On to the outfits...

Weekend Tag Sale Open Thread

Friday, July 11, 2014


Anthropologie's Summer 2014 Tag Sale rolls on with popbacks arriving and new additions every few days. Right now all sale items are an extra 20% off using the code BUZZ20, this should last for one more week!

Use this post to share in-store sightings, make requests for help finding an item or any Anthro-related discussion you'd like! This post is for community members to share information.

{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.

Afternoon delight: Dressing me up

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Every so often during my online clothing hunt I come across an item that makes me stop in my tracks, forget what I was doing and just drool. I may not need every item I want, I may not be able to afford every item I want, but I can certainly appreciate every item I want!

Today's afternoon delight: this amazing Tibi dress. I love the peacock-like print at the bottom. I love the sharded mix of black and white, and the criss-cross back straps, and the overall length. Work-appropriate and evening ready. Can't ask for much more than that! And if you're a size 4...it's also on sale via Bloomingdales through the 13th.

What's your afternoon delight today?

Off Topic: Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is here! Picks, plus a few non #NSale items I love


Nordstrom's got it right -- rather than do markdowns at the end of a season, when the idea of waiting many months to wear the clothing nearly turns me off from shopping altogether, they're previewing their fall collections with a sale before fall is even here! It's time once again for Nordstrom's semi-annual Anniversary Sale. Inside, some stuff I love from the sale and some picks from outside the sale.

Today I am a little bit famous

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


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

Today is not one of those days! But it is the day that Racked is talking about fanblogs -- and guess who got interviewed for the story? This story is centered on Ikea's recent poorly thought-out (though not surprising for a European-based company) decision to send a cease & desist letter to Ikea Hackers, which is about as tasteless as it gets for consumerist freedom of expression. It's like they said, Hey Customers! We know you love us. But don't you dare talk about us without our permission or super-controlled messaging, and how dare you try to make sure you make enough money to cover the effort?


Reviews: Layla Pullover, Tidal Maxi Dress, Sunland Dress, Azure Scroll Dress, Level 99 Chambray Shorts, Tonala Tank

Ruffles are back. Yay! Anthropologie's Layla Pullover ($88) and more, reviewed.

Sometimes Anthropologie's product photos reel me in. Take the photo above for example. After seeing the ruffle I was already all about the Layla Pullover ($88). Seeing them styled with J. Brand's Kassidy Cargo Jeans ($231) gave me the brilliant idea of wearing the sweater with my J. Brand Graysons -- I have them in black and Anthro stocks them in green; you can also catch them at Nordstrom Rack if you're lucky for much, much less. While I was trying to figure out that it was the Kassidy Cargos shown with the sweater I stumbled across these Citizens of Humanity cargos (*drool*)...and I really need to stop now.

Inside, reviews from across a few Anthro categories.


{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.

Note: I'll be back with fresh reviews 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.

Lunch Break: Turn of Phrase

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Planning to travel abroad soon? Not planning to travel abroad soon but like to try your tongue with foreign languages? Inside, a handy and super cute little tool I found that makes speaking another language even more fun...

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.

Today's {Tag Sale} Markdowns: Accessories & Shoes, plus extra 20% off still works!!

Monday, July 7, 2014


Apologies for the late post this AM community! I worked overnight for my day job launching a project iteration...and then I needed some sleep. So thanks much to everyone for the comments to keep each other informed.

This morning Anthropologie's Tag Sale got fresh cuts in the realms of accessories and shoes. Inside, some of my picks from the latest sale additions. Plus, all things sale are still an extra 20% off using the code BUZZ20. Feel free to use this post as an open thread to discuss, locate and ask questions. Will you partake in sale this morning? I plan to once my brain recovers to full function.

Playing the {Tag} Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, July 6, 2014


The Tag Sale rolls on. Thursday saw a few fresh markdowns and an extra 20% off sale promotion. It's not the same as the big set of markdowns we'd like though! Inside, play the Sale Guessing Game and if you need a Sunday distraction take a look at the July 2014 Anthropologie lookbook preview.

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread

Friday, July 4, 2014



Note: Reader Outfits will return soon! 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 July 2014 Lookbook

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mira Costa Maxi Dress ($198), Deergrass Fringe Necklace ($68).
The dress seems much less saturated in the product shot which is a minor letdown;
the pattern is beautiful no matter what color it really is.

Anthropologie's been busy bees today, announcing an extra 20% off sale for its Tag Sale this morning and unveiling many shots from the July 2014 lookbook. The catalogue itself doesn't seem to be online yet but there is a product landing page dedicated to the lookbook.

Inside, 11 more outfits from the catalogue. I like what I see!

Anthro's Tag Sale: Now with an extra 20% off sale plus fresh markdowns!!


A couple of days earlier than expected Anthropologie has taken an extra 20% off its sale items as the Summer Tag Sale continues! Inside, the code and details on fresh markdowns that appeared this morning.