Eye Candy: Anthropologie September 2014 catalogue

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Anthropologie has uploaded a bunch of preview shots from their upcoming September 2014 lookbook. This catalogue was shot in Patagonia -- more details on Anthropologie's official blog. (By the way, boo that Anthro buried its blog link in its site footer as part of the redesign. Bring it back upwards please!!!)

This catalogue is filled with plenty of gorgeous shots. That's a few months in a row now that returns to the feeling I know and love for Anthro lookbooks. Yay! I dog-eared a few pages of this one -- noted below. Hopefully the clothing holds up to my inspired expectations. This is the last weekend for 20% off shoes so if any of the new shoes or boots tempt you now's a good time to take the plunge!

Inside, 12 more adorable looks.

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread

Friday, August 29, 2014


ANTHROPOLOGIE IS OFFERING AN EXTRA 20% OFF SALE ITEMS THIS WEEKEND! ENDS 9/1. LATEST SALE ITEMS HERE.

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.

Labor Day weekend surprise! Anthropologie's got some new SALE items!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Anthropologie's going big for Labor Day weekend from the looks of things! While yesterday's anthro perk Free Shipping has unfortunately expired, Anthropologie did add some new sale items this morning -- plus all sale items are still 20% off, plus all shoes are still 20% off!! This is pretty nuts by Anthro standards...and today's sale is not a small one. Lots of new markdowns to be had!

If nothing Anthro is tempting you right now, Girls From Savoy is also having a killer Labor Day sale -- details here.

LAST CHANCE -- Extra 30% off Girls From Savoy sale!!!


Looking to stock up on some transitional goodies before Fall is officially here? Girls From Savoy is having its last chance sale right now! They've taken an extra 30% off their sale items but not for long. In just a few days all of the sale items will disappear forever. If there's something from their sale you want now is the time to make the grab!

Dresses for under $50. Jeans for under $60. Tops for under $40. Inside, some picks and outfit ideas. You can check out some reviews I did of Mender, the in-house Girls From Savoy line, here.

anthro perk alert! FREE SHIPPING NO MINIMUM today only, plus first dibs on the September catalogue!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Anthro members -- check your email! Anthropologie surprised us overnight with a 1-2 punch: free shipping with no minimum for TODAY ONLY with a one-time use code in your email. As if that wasn't enough anthro members also get first dibs on the September 2014 catalogue!

If you aren't using your free ship code won't you share it in the comments? I'll update this post around midday with all the first dibs items plus my thoughts. Painted Plaid Dress ($158) -- oohhhh, pretty.


Fall has arrived in Anthropologie's New Arrivals!! Falling in love or falling over?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Painter's Palette Sheath ($158), one of Anthropologie's Fall 2014 new arrivals.
This looks beautiful -- it's an online exclusive though.

The September catalogue preview isn't up on Anthropologie's website yet (although a couple of items are on the EU site). In the meantime tons of new fall items have appeared! Fall is typically my favorite clothing season. I love wearing layers, I love the color palette, I love the styling options slightly thicker material affords.

How does Anthropologie's Fall assortment look? Inside, some of the most intriguing new items...

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!


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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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Anthropologie wants your help supporting local public school art projects!! #ItStartsWithArt

Monday, August 25, 2014


Here's a campaign that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Anthropologie has launched its It Starts With Art drive to support art projects in local public schools. Now through September 7th, every Anthropologie store is hosting an in-store art supply drive! Each store has teamed with a local public elementary or high school and all items received during the drive will be donated to that local school. What kind of supplies are they looking for? Paints, pencils, construction paper, and all things artsy are all welcome! If you want to think bigger, iPads and other tablets are an amazing art tool (I'm a huge fan of the Paper app myself).

Don't live near an Anthro store? Or want to make even more of a difference in the life of a young artistic mind? Find out how inside.

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Anthropologie has a bunch of promotions going on right now! You can take 20% off all sale items, 20% off all shoes, and there was a sale last week! Could there possibly be more markdowns tomorrow? One can only hope. Let's play the Sale Guessing Game, shall we?

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread

Friday, August 22, 2014


ANTHROPOLOGIE IS OFFERING AN EXTRA 20% OFF SALE ITEMS THIS WEEKEND! DETAILS HERE.

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.

Surprise! Take an extra 20% off all Anthropologie sale items!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Whoa, talk about a nice Thursday surprise! Anthropologie has unveiled a 20% off sale promotion -- no code required. Check out this week's freshest cuts here.

Will you take advantage of this promotion? I'm on the road today...but might try anyway.

Teachers, this one's for you!

Remember when Anthropologie used to post super-cute outfits??! 
These three felt very teacher-like to me.
The left outfit is from this 2010 set; the right two are from this 2010 set.

Teachers, rejoice! Anthropologie is offering a special discount just for you -- and you totally deserve it!!

The latest from my Anthropologie wishlist, review previews and more

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Botanica Neoprene Sweatshirt ($118), one of Anthropologie's newer arrivals
that has my interest piqued.

I made it into Anthropologie earlier this week to try on a bunch of stuff and found some new(er) items to add to my wishlist. Inside, what has me most excited right now, some quick thoughts on a few things I tried on, and room to share.

Afternoon delight: An easy, killer late summer lip combo thanks to NARS

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The incomparable Keri Russell

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: Keri Russell's lip color. When I first saw the photo above I simply gasped -- what a beautiful, bold but not overdone lip. Although I often appreciate seeing stars with bright red lips or even dark bordeaux neither is a color I can pull off easily. I wondered if this pink above was something I could do. I headed over to NARS for my monthly makeup lesson and asked about recreating this look. It turned out to be very easy! I ended up with a slightly modified combination to recreate the look.

Recreating the look: NARS Yu Lip Pencil + NARS Turkish Delight Gloss 

If I just use the satin lip pencil I get the exact look Ms. Russell has above. By adding the gloss over it I get a more moisturized, shimmery look that's slightly lighter. (Tip: line your lips with concealer before applying the pencil to get a sharp, crisp color line.) If the pink is a little too bold for your taste I will occasionally swap in NARS's Roman Holiday pencil instead, which still gives a definitive pink in a lighter tone. If you purchase through NARS's website right now you can get free second day shipping on orders over $50...love them so much....

What's your afternoon delight today?

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for buying only -- there is a separate selling/trade post below.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
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The Trade Market: Looking to Sell/Trade


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy/sell/trade posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for selling/trading -- there is a separate buying post above.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can also view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Enjoy Free Shipping on Anthropologie's latest SALE markdowns -- today only!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014


A new sale, a shoes promo and Free Shipping, all at the same time?!?! Will Anthropologie wonders never cease? Nearly every clothing category saw fresh cuts this morning plus some accessories and 2nd/3rd/etc cuts. Come on inside to see what's new!

Don't forget that shoes (sale shoes too!) are 20% off right now. Details here.

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, August 17, 2014


After a home sale last week, clothing seems due for another round of fresh cuts! What delights does Anthropologie have in store for the morning? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!!

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread

Saturday, August 16, 2014


FREE SHIPPING IS BACK THIS WEEKEND! DETAILS HERE.

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.

The pot's been sweetened: Free Shipping is back at Anthropologie!

Friday, August 15, 2014


At least Anthropologie is listening! Following a massive amount of community complaints in the 20% off shoes post, Anthro has responding by offering free shipping through Monday August 18th at 11:59 PM ET on orders of $150+. Use the code FS150 at checkout.

This is pretty nice! I can only hope that a sale will overlap with this on Monday too. Will you partake in Free Shipping? Or in the shoe promo now that Free Shipping is here? If you've already placed an order call or email customer service to request a PA (price adjustment).

Coming this weekend: Shop Your Closet!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Is your closet full of items you no longer wear? Wishing you had some help to put together looks for a few clothing items you like, but can't figure out what to pair with them? My good friend Lenore Pemberton Cilmi, a stylist based in NYC who's worked on movies, TV shows and web film projects you've definitely heard of, is holding a special event this weekend where you can get rid of the old, learn how to pair what you have and find some new.

Here's the deal: Shop Your Closet is being held this Saturday August 16th from 10 AM to 1 PM in Midtown (NYC). For $30, you get access to tons of clothing from Lenore's styling closet backstock as well as items your fellow attendees bring. Plus, during the event Lenore will be walking around to help you assemble outfits. This is such a deal; her hourly rate is justifiably much higher than $30 and she'll be available for three hours on Saturday! She is amazing. I've hired her twice to help me go through my closet and both times she's created outfits for me I would never have discovered. Coincidentally I get compliments on those outfits she helped me with all the time. She's truly a style rockstar and I'm very excited to help spread the word about this event!

The events usually have 30+ attendees so you're sure to find a variety of sizes, ages and of course styles. Even if you walk away with just one item, that's well worth the $30 entrance fee. Plus the mental freedom of giving away clothing you no longer need to a second, happy home with someone else. My friends who attended the last event each scored at least 2-3 items each, many of which are completely amazing pieces.

You can find the full details and registration for the event here. Will you be there on Saturday? I hope to see you!! When you register, be sure to tell the team that roxy from Effortless Anthro sent you!

Take 20% off Anthropologie shoes, plus what is the deal with their shipping blindness?!?

The Zuid Spotted Heels (Now $143), among the shoes included in Anthropologie's latest promo.

Anthropologie has launched a new promotion this morning -- all shoes are now 20% off! (Sale shoes too!) If you're interested in just one pair of shoes this promo might not inspire you because there's no free shipping attached. However, if you're looking at multiple pairs of shoes (as I am) or a particularly pricey pair then this becomes a great deal.

Inside, some picks and some discussion.

Afternoon delight: The Bag From My Dreams

Tuesday, August 12, 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: the Mark Cross mini trunk bag you see above. In 2008, just after I'd moved down to Wall Street, I was following a woman out of the subway who was wearing the most incredible golden yellow bag. I tried my best to catch up with her and ask where she got the bag but I wasn't able to before she ducked into an office building. This bag is the closest I've seen to matching the one of my dreams.

I love how it opens and the way the inside looks. Yet it's a small shoulder bag. So cool!




It's unlikely to come with me unless it hits major sale -- I already have one luxury bag in my closet (my beloved CĂ©line Nano) and I can't justify another. Still, one can dream of this dream brought to life for me to drool over. Please join me.

What's your afternoon delight today?

Lunch Break: Anthropologie's best dress design ideas are hiding on their own website


After a long and difficult hunt, I've found the Anthropologie dress designs I miss. The ones I've been craving and hoping against hope to return. The best part? They are all right on Anthropologie's website already!

The tricky part is that these designs are only half-done. Why? Come on inside...

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for buying only -- there is a separate selling/trade post below.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
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The Trade Market: Looking to Sell/Trade


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy/sell/trade posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for selling/trading -- there is a separate buying post above.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can also view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

The best of what's on sale at Anthropologie (plus 20% off bedding & hardware!)

Monday, August 11, 2014


An Anthropologie tipster tells me there were a very small amount of clothing/accessory/shoes 2nd/3rd/etc cuts this morning, so you may want to check your wishlist. But the majority of new sale today is home -- long awaited! Inside, what's new, plus a couple of home promos Anthropologie's running right now.

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, August 10, 2014


There was a sale at Anthropologie last week...I'm not expecting one in the morning. BUT! Lately they've been proving me wrong. (Which I love.) Will there be a sale tomorrow? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!!

Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits

Top: Forever 21 (similar here and here)
Skirt: Anthropologie Flounced Ponte Pencil Skirt 
Shoes: Nine West (similar)
Purse: Burberry Petal (recently on sale)

Happy Summer Sunday everyone and welcome to this edition of Reader Outfits. Is there anything better than seeing warm-weather Anthropologie in all its glory? I think not! This week's post has tons of lovely outfits from all corners of the world. I feel inspired.

Thank you to all of this post's contributors! Inside, more looks to love.

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, August 8, 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.

Is Anthropologie finally opening in Hawaii?

Thursday, August 7, 2014


There aren't many states left without an Anthropologie store. Among the few remaining No Anthro Zones is Hawaii, which has long puzzled me. I visit Hawaii every other year and before I make my way to whichever island we're staying on I head to Anthropologie to do some pre-Island shopping. It's a no-brainer! Yet none of the Hawaiian islands themselves has an Anthropologie store.

That could be changing.

Guest Post: Yes, Anthropologie's Clearance Center does exist!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014



UPDATE: This location closed in February of 2015. Final Cut is opening in a new location! Details in this post.

A few weeks ago a community member mentioned that Anthropologie (and its parent company, Urban Outfitters) had opened a Clearance Center called Final Cut. Beaux decided to make the trip to Augusta, GA to check the place out and has written a fantastic guest post chock full of photos and the story of her (successful!) hunting. If you like Anthropologie's furniture or BHLDN's wedding dresses this tale may be of particular interest to you.

After the jump, Beaux takes over. And at the end, details about Final Cut.

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.

It's a big-time summer sale at Girls From Savoy!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


This is pretty major -- Girls From Savoy is having a huge summer sale right now, with plenty of pretties marked down up to 70% off! Inside, details, picks and a new sale which kicks off today...

Anthropologie's SALE rolls into August with new markdowns!!

Monday, August 4, 2014


This post is in progress and will be updated!

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Last week there was no sale but a ton of new arrivals, plus a new catalogue to admire! What will happen in the morning? I'm hoping for sale as always! Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!!

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, August 1, 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.