{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Wednesday, September 30, 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.

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Recently: Bought and Loved

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A fantastic fall dress for work and party-play. (The shoes are getting good reviews too.)

Aside from wanting what feels like nearly everything at Anthropologie right now, a few other retailers are helping to fill up my Fall 2015 closet.

Inside, some of the things I've purchased recently that I love and highly recommend...

Here's why Anthropologie is killing charge-sends -- and why other retailers might soon too

Monday, September 28, 2015



Over the last couple of months, have you noticed that you've been receiving new debit or credit cards in the mail, even if your card isn't close to its expiration date? Have you noticed anything...different...about these new cards? Whether you have or you haven't, these new cards tie directly into why Anthropologie is killing charge-sends.

Find out why inside, why other retailers may soon follow suit, and why I believe it may cause business to suffer...

My favorite new pretties at Anthropologie today

The newest color of the Fara Surplice Dress ($148) caught my attention.

My closet is ready for a few new goodies, but I keep getting distracted from the staples I'm searching for by all the new pretties landing at Anthropologie right now! From just a few items a few weeks ago I'm now trying to justify making room for ever pretties. New colors of items I hadn't noticed before like the Fara Surplice Dress ($148) above. The latest version of Byron Lars' sheath dress. (So yummy.) Yet another gorgeous black lace-trimmed top. A cute tunic dress whose print I adore.

What's landing on my wishlist today? Find out inside...

Playing the Sale Guessing Game

Sunday, September 27, 2015



Are new Anthropologie sale items on the way tomorrow? With the extra 30% off all sale items promotion running at the moment (use the code XTRAXTRA at checkout) it sure would be a huge bonus to get new sale items! Somehow it feels less likely though.

Then again, one never can tell with Anthropologie's mysterious sale cycle! So let's play the Sale Guessing Game and wonder what might be!

Weekend deals around the webby world

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Anthropologie is offering a sale promotion this weekend -- an extra 30% off its sale with the code XTRAXTRA at checkout. Anthro's not the only one having a sale though. Inside, the offerings from several of my other favorite places to shop, plus picks!

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread

Friday, September 25, 2015



Note: Take an extra 30% off all sale itemsUse the code XTRAXTRA at checkout.


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.

Take an extra 30% off Anthropologie's sale!!

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Beginning this very moment, Anthropologie has launched a new promotion for the weekend -- take an extra 30% off all sale items! Use the code XTRAXTRA at checkout.

This promotion is valid online only at the moment but should be in stores too tomorrow, and will last at least through the weekend (after that, I can't say for sure yet.) One can only hope this promo will keep going and that there will be new markdowns on Monday too though it's also a little too early to know about that as well.

Feel free to use this post to share popbacks. Is anyone else having a problem where there are a ton of product images not loading on Anthro's website right now? All I see is the little confetti of loading right now...but the images never load.

Inside, what's good on sale.

Off Topic: Upgrade your coat collection and save 35% at Banana Republic

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thinking about spotted layers...the Spotted Cocoon Coat ($328).

The promo gods keep bestowing us with gifts meant to stock up our chilly-weather closets. The latest in discountland is Banana Republic, my second love to Anthropologie, which is currently offering 35% off and 2-day shipping using the code START at checkout!

Let's take a look at some of their most recent goodies...

Get first dibs on Anthropologie's October 2015 new arrivals

Tuesday, September 22, 2015



Anthropologie has launched its first dibs page for October 2015! Check out all the goodies here, plus a video featuring Marie-Agn├Ęs Gillot, prima ballerina of the Paris Opera Ballet, here.

Some of these items have already made it to the new arrivals section. Among the pretties I'm seeing and loving for the first time are the Layered Lilith Tank ($78 -- oh that chantilly lace!), the Shangri-La Jacquard Skirt ($158), the Trimmed Alpine Coat ($398, I'm a sucker for feather trims) and the Cyprien Bib Necklace ($64).

The items on the video page are basically the same, though I did notice this fantastic new black wash of the Citizens of Humanity Racer Jeans ($248). These jeans are impossibly low-rise and yet they make my butt look so amazing...I size up two sizes in these since they sit so low. They look pretty cute with the Lace Composition Blouse ($168).

Does this mean the October 2015 catalogue was shot at the Paris Opera Ballet? It's one of my favorite spots in the city...I hope the clothing lives up to this amazing backdrop if so!

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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The prettiest, warmest lately's at Anthropologie

Monday, September 21, 2015

Buffalo Plaid Vest ($168) -- the perfect fall wrap-me-up layer?

This morning I wore a long-sleeve top layer on my morning run/dog walk for the first time since summer began and that inspired me to take a look at some of the warmer-layer Anthropologie new arrivals.

Whatever the weather, sweaters are better. Some of the prettiest new ones that showed up over the weekend inside...

Saturday & Sunday only: Get 20% off your Anthropologie purchase!!

Friday, September 18, 2015


It's baaaaaaaaaaack. Anthro Day is here for Fall 2015 with one sweet promotion: 20% off all items! Check your email inbox -- come Saturday morning you should have a one-time use promo code there waiting for you. This promotion is valid Saturday and Sunday only, in stores and online.

I'm thrilled for the community but the timing absolutely sucks for me. I pretty much wiped my disposable spending account on airfare and hotel a couple of weeks ago; it doesn't replenish til Monday so I'll miss all the fun by one day. Boo!

Of course that won't stop me from pretending I could participate in all the fun! If I did have money to spend this weekend it would probably go towards a lot of the pretty new arrivals on my wishlist.

Below are some of the top items on my wishlist right now, any of which would make brilliant additions to your (and my!) closet:
Anzere Print Tank ($68)
Astin Wrap Skirt ($128)
Cirro Cardigan ($138),
Colorblocked Plaid Trench Coat ($168)
Ephemere Dress ($598)
Florilege Coat ($268)
Ribbed Front Tank ($68)
Splendid Sullie Boots ($298)
Splendid Tandie Wedges ($168)
Sweaterstitch Moto Jacket ($148
Textured Stripe Dress ($138)
Vicenza Scaled Dot D'Orsays ($108)
Woven Houndstooth Heels ($158)
Wovenscope Pumps ($158)


Will you be partaking in Anthro Day this weekend?

UPDATE: Answers to some common Anthro Day questions...
- Can I get PAs on previous purchases if they are within the 14 day window?
As always the official line is no, however Anthro's CS and stores have been great about allowing PAs anyway during the last few go-rounds. It's not guaranteed but you can certainly ask.

- Can I combine the birthday discount with the Anthro Day code?
No.

- I didn't receive the email. Is there a general code?
Try FALLPERK.

{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 the awesome promos currently running at J.Crew and Madewell!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bless you Madewell, for your fall outfit perfection. top // skirt // flats

If last year is any evidence, we're about due for a full-price weekend promo at Anthropologie. I'm kind of hoping they'll wait one more week as my discretionary bank account doesn't refill til next week and there are some great promos going on around the shopping world!

The winners of the promo wars right now? Madewell and J.Crew, where you can take up to 30% off at the former and 25% off at the latter. Inside, some beautiful fall picks destined to make my wardrobe ever more fun....

{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.

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The latest additions to my overflowing Anthropologie wishlist

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Atri Maxi Dress ($298) -- yum!


Apologies my posting has slowed down these last several days, community. Always during Fashion Week I think, 'I don't have to work or attend as many shows this time around, so I'll have way more free time then last go-round!' And then that never ends up being true.

So while I'm running around like a high-heeled chicken with its head cut off, let's take a look at some of Anthro's latest pretties, shall we? I do believe Anthropologie is starting to get its swagger back...at least in my book. My wishlist has positively exploded in the last few weeks so much so that I'm considering blowing up one of my current lists and starting over with all the new delights that I want.

Inside, plenty of what I love right now -- and I want to hear what's got you excited too!


The Trade Market: Looking to Buy

Tuesday, September 15, 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.
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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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UPDATED: Anthropologie's SALE shakes towards fall with new additions!

Sunday, September 13, 2015



Continuing its recent trend of launching sale on Sunday nights (for which I am very thankful, thank you Anthropologie!) the latest sale items started showing up online last night! These items have now moved to the Fresh Cuts sale page. The sale prices inside this post will also be valid in-store in the morning.

Free Shipping on your order of $150+ with the code FS150 at checkout is still in effect! So awesome. Inside, the starter sale list...


Playing the Sale Guessing Game


The best kind of news is here -- multiple amazing little blue birdies tell me an Anthropologie clothing sale is on the way tomorrow along with 2nd/3rd/etc cuts! Will Free Shipping on your order of $150+ with the code FS150 at checkout still be in effect tomorrow? It looks like it will!

Inside, I've got unofficial cuts from my tipsters. Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and wonder what else might be on sale later tonight...

Get your weekend started with FREE SHIPPING!!!

Friday, September 11, 2015


Here's a pretty sweet weekend deal from Anthropologie! This weekend enjoy Free Shipping on your order of $150+ -- use the code FS150 at checkout!!

Whenever a promo like this comes along I immediately check my wishlist for online exclusives that are high on my want-to-buy list. Right now I'm quite curious about the Textured Stripe Dress ($138), the Ephemere Dress ($598), the Embroidered Denim Shift ($248), the Milany Embroidered Pencil Dress ($548), the Vanessa Tao Snowflake Heels ($228), the Raphaella Booz Woven Houndstooth Heels ($158) and Wovenscope Pumps ($158), the Aerin Rivette Boots ($398-$498), the Rouge Stripe Pullover ($98), the Cirro Cardigan ($138), the Astin Wrap Skirt ($128) in both colors, possibly the Pasqualina Belt (now $25) and the Celia Belt (now $30) which is out of stock near me, about 20 pieces of jewelry...my list goes and on!

Of course, I'd go broke buying all that. And it wouldn't all fit in my closet right now anyway. But a girl can dream, right? And wittle down the dream list to something more realistic...

...will you partake in Free Shipping this weekend?

Quick reviews: Fall 2015 Anthropologie skirts (and one top)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tearoom Pencil Skirt ($88) review, inside.

From dresses earlier this week to skirts today, let's take a look at some of Anthro's latest in the fitting room...

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.

NOTE: I posted dress reviews on Monday and will have more reviews in a new set 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.

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Investigating Anthropologie's newest arrivals

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


It's a little easier to think about fall after Labor Day, even if -- as the weather in NYC reminded us yesterday -- it's still officially summer for a few more weeks. Anthro's new fall arrivals have certainly taken on a more earth-toned hue and I'm delighted to see it.

Inside, what's new to my wishlist...

Pattern play, yay or nay?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Two sharply contrasting patterns together in the same piece.
Are we a fan of pieces like the Petal-Pop Wrap Skirt ($98) or not?

One intriguing trend I've already noticed in Anthropologie's Fall 2015 collection is the collision of two very different prints or patterns on the same item, especially with florals. Today's new releases alone saw items like the Petal-Pop Wrap Skirt ($98) above, the Southland Peasant Blouse ($138) in blue motif, the Water & Wildflower Skirt ($440), the exceptionally gorgeous Ephemere Dress ($598) and those gorgeous shoes too, the I-need-it-now Splendent Shift ($455).

I can't decide whether I really love these pattern plays or if it's just my Anthro goggles. What do you think of these items? Is there a trick to making them work?

Also, quick PSA: for fans of the Tearoom Pencil Skirt ($88, randomly popping back) HD in Paris has just released the similar Acanthe Skirt ($98). I totally dig it, do you?

Quick reviews: Fall 2015 Anthropologie dresses

It's impossible not to fall in love with such beautiful details.
Trying on Anthropologie's Embroidered Brocade Dress ($268) and more.

I love layering so it's no wonder that I love fall and winter clothing. Then again, with dresses as pretty as the ones in this reviews set, maybe you'll want to forego the layering altogether...

Anthropologie's SALE is practically a secret!

Monday, September 7, 2015


Happy Labor Day everyone! Though it's a holiday here in the USA Anthropologie did add new items to its Sale this morning -- home goods and beauty. Unfortunately something seems to be a little wonky with their website at the moment; the Fresh Cuts page hasn't updated yet but these sale items are no longer showing in their category pages either. So right now it's a true hunt to find what got marked down today!

Also, today is the LAST DAY for an extra 30% off its sale with the code EXTRA30 at checkout. This applies to all sale items. So if you're thinking of buying sale, whether it's clothing shoes or whatever, today is the day to do it!

Depending on what time Anthropologie updates the Fresh Cuts page, this post will be updated! For now...check your wishlists for new home/beauty markdowns.

Here are some of the new home markdowns I can find:
BUTTERelixir Lip Balm (now $8), Style No. 34418509
Capri Blue Confetti Candle (now $20), Style No. 35207505
Freshest Harvest Candles (now $10), Style No. 35539428
Kana Footed Candle (now $13), Style No. 36124154
Land Over Sea Lip Salve (now $5), Style No. 35988443

Quick Sale PSA: Home markdowns tomorrow!

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Word is from my lovely Anthropologie tipster bunnies that a home sale is on the way tomorrow at Anthropologie! Tomorrow should be the last day for the extra 30% off its sale with the code EXTRA30 at checkout so I am intrigued to see what gets marked down.

I don't keep track of the home items the way I do the clothing, so I have no idea what's due for a markdown in that section of the website. Instead, below is what's on my home wishlist that I'd love to pick up on sale. If you have anything you're wishing for, add it in the comments!


My home wishlist (aka these should all go on sale just because I'd feel extra cool. No other reason.):
All The Buildings In New York ($20)
Bungalow Frame ($28-$68)
Estella Pasta Bowl ($20)
Fleur De Lys Cereal Bowl ($10) -- also a great fruit/cottage cheese bowl
Giant Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle ($88) -- it would take me about 88 years to burn this down
Illusorio Console ($1698)
Inside Out Bowl ($8) -- I want every pattern!!
Intaglio Dresser ($798)
Ivory Inlay Seven-Drawer Dresser ($2498)
Latte Bowls ($36/set of 6) -- I miss the mini latte bowls Anthropologie, bring them back please!
Marbled Ink Bowl ($16) -- I own two of these and love them, would love to pick up another 6!
Mirrored Dresser ($1298)
Mooreland Wall Art, Deer ($228)
Mooreland Wall Art, Hare ($78)
Mooreland Wall Art, Owls ($228)
Mooreland Wall Art, Peacock ($298)
Mooreland Wall Art, Swan ($248)
Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes From London's Ottolenghi ($35)
Scalloped Marble Frame ($30-$40)
Voluspa Japonica Mini Candle ($10)


What are you hoping to see on sale tomorrow?

Labor Day Sales around the webby world

Friday, September 4, 2015


Anthropologie is offering a pretty sweet deal for Labor Day weekend -- an extra 30% off its sale with the code EXTRA30 at checkout. I'm for surely picking up this dress and this tank, and possibly more.

Anthro's not the only one having a sale though. Inside, the offerings from several of my other favorite places to shop, plus picks!

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread



Note: Reminder that all sale items are an extra 30% off!! Use the code EXTRA30 checkout.

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: My new lipstick obsession

Thursday, September 3, 2015



I'm not abandoning NARS as my favorite makeup brand but I am making a little more room on my medicine cabinet makeup shelf. Who's joining NARS among my stuff?

You may already know the answer...


Feeling rather romantic about Anthropologie's latest intimate options

A cute set to romp around the apartment in perhaps?
The Dittany Cami ($50) and the Eberjey Liv Sleep Shorts (now $30, currently sold out online).

I've been in a pretty romantic mood lately and that has me drifting over to Anthropologie's intimates section, where I can find all kinds of lovelies to make hanging around in my apartment each evening that much more fun, whether alone or with my guy.

Inside, the lingerie catching my eye...

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.

UPDATED: Anthropologie's SALE begins a night early online!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015



Following its trend of the last few go-rounds, Anthropologie's markdowns began appearing last night on its website! The Fresh Cuts page has updated this morning with tons of new markdowns, including most of the summer holdouts. The extra 30% off sale promotion is still running too! Use the the code EXTRA30 at checkoutThat's pretty wonderful of Anthropologie, wouldn't you say?

Inside, lots and lots of sale delights!

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


Doot doot-doot doot doot! Breaking news from tipsterville, where multiple well-placed little blue birdies tell me fresh markdowns are on the way tomorrow for Labor Day weekend here in the USA! Does this mean they'll show up tonight online as the last few markdown rounds have? Will the extra 30% off sale promotion still be in effect? Use the code EXTRA30 checkout if it is.

Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!

Upping our cardigan game

I can't wait to be hugged by the beautiful cardigans I'm seeing for Fall 2015.
Among my favorites is this Cirro Cardigan ($138).

Cardigans are certainly nothing new -- most of us have probably been wearing them since we were schoolchildren, if not earlier. But what is new is the longer silhouettes I've noticed more and more over the last couple of years; the transformation of cardigan from waist-length sweater alternative to combination sweater-coat-cocoon.

For Fall 2015 cardigans are getting even longer in some cases and I am totally ready to embrace this look. Let's talk about some of my favorites out there in shopping paradise, and how I'll be styling them, and how you'll be styling them!