Eye Candy: Anthrpologie March 2015 catalogue

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dara Pullover ($88), Far Sun Skirt ($128).

My plans to run reviews today were derailed by most of the items I tried not yet being online, so while I wait for them to appear let's take a peek at Anthropologie's latest lookbook, shall we? For March 2015 Anthropologie headed back to India, one of its favorite catalogue locales. It's hard to argue with the result -- these alternate photos I have throughout this post in particular are exquisite! (For the catalogue itself Anthro chose simpler shots showcasing the clothes in detail, which I very much appreciate. The product pages show the detail shots.)

Anthro's got a video on their official blog showing behind-the-scenes details from the shoot in Rajasthan as well as a very pleasing post about some of the music that inspired them. But first, head inside to see more pretty clothing that fits the scenery beautifully, if not my lifestyle...

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, February 27, 2015


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



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 26, 2015

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.

Note: I hope to have a fresh round of reviews up this afternoon. If not today they will run on Saturday!


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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Perk alert! First dibs on Anthropologie's March 2015 voyage to India

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Anthropologie has emailed anthro members a link to pre-shop its upcoming March 2015 arrivals, featuring India-inspired colors and prints and designs. I'm on the road at this moment but my first thought upon looking at the page was pretty! Also -- still no structure to be found (grumble, grumble).

At a quick glance my favorites would be the Sweetheart Roses Dress ($325) and the Cherry Blossom Gown ($698) -- the latter of which I can guarantee is a special order that will sell through quickly even at that price point.

I'll have the March catalogue preview up in the next few days as well. Did you find anything exciting to buy, wishlist or like on the first dibs page?

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy


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

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


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


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

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


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
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Investigating Anthropologie's Newest Arrivals and What's Topping My Wishlist

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Flamingo Cropped Leggings ($56). Need I say more?

Lots to love and lots to despair over in Anthropologie's spring releases we've seen so far. I suppose it's good that I don't love everything because my wallet and my closet couldn't possibly handle it. So inside a look at a ton of dresses I'm curious about, why so few of Anthro's tops are working for me right now (and examples of what I'd like to see instead) plus shoe porn.

Ready, set, wishlist!

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, February 20, 2015


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



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.

Checking in with my overflowing Free People wishlist and shopping cart

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Drooling over Free People's Crosstown Patterns Tunic ($128), among many many other things.

Note: Anthropologie's sale has gone an extra 25% off! Keep up with the discussion here.


Free People, you've done it again. Between your amazing FP Me community that shows how customers style your items (and give me plenty of ideas and inspiration) and your sometimes crazy but mostly appealing product shots, my wishlist is of course exploding as my cart is overflowing.

Though I am a winter baby who loves wearing layers I like to wait to place my Free People birthday order until their spring stuff comes out -- when I see plenty of temptation via the upcoming warmer weather. I know it's hard to imagine now for some parts of the USA (sorry, New England) it will be warm again at some point and inside is a lot of what I'll probably be wearing.

Clothing, baubles and some killer shoes await inside...

Anthropologie's SALE goes an extra 25% off!!


Surprise, surprise! If there is something in Anthropologie's sale section you've been lusting after now is the time to get it. For a limited time (aka we don't know how long yet) take 25% off all of Anthropologie's sale! Clothing, shoes, accessories, home. Use the code EXTRAEXTRA at checkout

While I'm always delighted to see Anthro promos I have to admit I'd had my heart set on a full-price promo. Still, this is pretty sweet! From sale my top picks right now would be the Laced Interlude Tee (now $50), Embroidered Lotus Pencil Skirt (now $90), Flared Jacquard Dress (now $140), Aves Lace-Trimmed Pullover (now $50), Adaira Tweed Skirt (now $60), Dahlia Silk Robe (now $80), Sweaterstiched Tunic Dress (now $90), Onyx Bar Necklace (now $50), Poplar Tote (now $330), Rafe Beaded Satin Clutch (now $300) and Seychelles Majestic Heels (now $80), All those prices are before the extra 25% off!

Feel free to use this post to share popbacks too! Will you be participating in this sale on sale promo?

Reviews: Crossed Pointelle Pullover, Irina Pullover, Mela Colorblocked Top, Terrace Pullover, Clementina Pencil Skirt

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Warning: tops in this reviews set are boxier than they appear on Anthropologie's website.
Reviews of the Irina Pullover ($98) and more inside.

Anthropologie and I are having a cold war of sorts over boxiness and overall proportions at the moment. Unfortunately for anyone with curves many of the trendy styles right now lean towards the boxier, the draped, the less-defined shape. And while not ideal all of this would be perfectly workable if retailers were nailing it on length and proportion.

As you're about to see, they are nailing it on neither in many cases right now.

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.

Note: I'll have new reviews 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.
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The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


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.

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread

Monday, February 16, 2015



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.

Free Shipping is back at Anthropologie!!!

Friday, February 13, 2015


With a long holiday weekend kicking off in the USA and a bunch of fresh markdowns yesterday, Anthropologie's giving us one more perk in the form of FREE SHIPPING!

Get Free Shipping on your Anthropologie.com order of $150+ today -- use the code FS150 at checkoutI'm unsure how long this promo runs...hopefully there will be an email about it today.

Will you take advantage of this free shipping promo? 

Just in time for the weekend, Anthropologie SALE is here!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


It's not a promo but it's nearly as good: Anthropologie's kicking off the long holiday weekend with new sale items! Surprised? I am! The NYC stores still have sale rooms overflowing with stuff so I'm not sure where they're going to pack all the new sale items in.

I'm already at work this morning (cue NYFW!) so I can't run a list of all my favorites from the latest markdowns but here are a few stellar options that caught my eye:
Cabled Ella Pullover (now $60), Style No. 4114265408220
Laced Interlude Tee (now $50), Style No. 4112257231076
Gathered Ponte Sheath (now $120), Style No. 4130211620866
Honeycomb Pencil Skirt (now $70), Style No. 4120461784117
Isadora Shift (now $80), Style No. 4130259212901
Elisabeth Ruched Dress (now $100), Style No. 4130074061418
Cross-Plaid Silk Dress (now $160), Style No. 4130277591113
Trace Bra (now $30), Style No. 33853227 -- Anthropologie never published the review I submitted back in December (whatever Anthro!) so here's a brief summary: I love the mesh-backed panels in this bra and the cool back. Unfortunately if you are above a B cup this bra won't provide much coverage...I purchased both a medium and a large and neither came close to fully covering my bust. The medium was right in terms of band size (I'm a 34D) while the large was too big everywhere except coverage-wise. This bra isn't especially supportive either. I'm a huge fan of ALO Yoga's stuff but this one had to go back.

Reviews: Marisol Maxi Dress, Poema Lace Dress, Embellished Drop-Waist Dress, Midnight Romance Midi Dress, Expressionist Sheath, Mitered Stripe Dress

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Trying on the Poema Lace Dress ($228) and more in-store.

It's been awhile since I'd been to an Anthropologie store for more than a quick in-and-out run. On a few recent trips I tried a bunch of stuff on, with more trips to store this weekend! Inside we begin with dresses.


{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.

Note: I'll have new reviews 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.

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


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.

Congratulations to....

Monday, February 9, 2015

...Becca, the winner of EA's Birthday contest!!! The winner has been contacted. A huge thanks to everyone who entered -- there will be another contest coming up on Effortless Anthropologie soon.

Anthropologie's SALE offers new trinkets and accents for your home


Anthropologie added new sale items to its Fresh Cuts section this morning -- all home stuff. You'll find these newest home cuts are mixed in with the clothing and accessories which went on sale last week so there's some digging to be done!

It might be worth the hunt though with cute items like the Furled Antlers Jewelry Stand (now $50), Golden Graphic iPhone Backup Battery (now $20), Ceramic Sketch Cup (now $3-$10), The Laundress Pet & Lint Brush (now $40), the Picnic Basket For Two (now $80 and super cute), or perhaps the awesome-looking yet perhaps not entirely functional Orinico Trolley Suitcase (now $900).

Personally my eyes went straight towards the new releases where items such as the Dockside Tank ($64), Eberjey Joey Set ($79 + $51) and its cute romper cousin ($97), the Embroidered Sleep Mask ($38) and Oculus Ring ($118) all headed straight for my wishlist or cart in some cases. Much more discussion on the new stuff later this week.

Also this week, reviews return! And later today...the winner of the EA Birthday Gift Card contest. The EA engines are firing back up.

The weekend in-store community post

Friday, February 6, 2015


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



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!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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.

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


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.

Is there a new Anthropologie SALE this morning? You bet there is!!

Monday, February 2, 2015


Hoping for new Anthropologie sale items today? Your wish has been granted! This morning I see both fresh cuts and 2nd/3rd/etc cuts, which comes as a delightful surprise. Markdowns have been taken in clothing, shoes and home. Check out the freshest cuts here.

Inside, the good, better and best from this morning's sale...


Eye Candy: Effortless Anthro Reader Outfits Super Tag Sale Edition!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Keiko of Anthro TanPoPo


Whew! It's been far too long I know but here back again on Superbowl Sunday is our very own community supersized Tag Sale edition of Reader Outfits! Inside you'll find lots of lovely outfits featuring Tag Sale buys present and past. There is plenty to love so please do scroll through all of the looks and then share your favorites in the comments.

On to the outfits...