Thursday, October 21, 2010

Saw It, Touched It, Left It

Finding myself yesterday in close proximity to Anthropologie, I went in, hoping to finally lay eyes on the most coveted item on my wish list, the Aestival Zenith Cardigan. No such luck, the cardigan was not to be found in the store on 5th Ave, but I did accomplish scratching the Geste Cardigan off my wish list. When it first appeared on the website, I was very tempted to throw caution to the wind and order it. The scalloped edges and the shell-like knitted pattern/texture really appealed to me, but on trying the cardigan on, I found that it fit all wrong. The belt loops were way too high (and I'm only 5'2!) and so the belt, which should have been on my waist, was somewhere on my ribs. The sleeves were too wide and my skinny arms looked funny sticking out of them. Sight. At least my wallet didn't have to suffer.

I also tried on a new skirt by Odille, which is not yet on the website. Sorry, no pictures to show off since I didn't have a camera with me, but I'll do my best to describing it. The skirt was knee length, shorter in the front and longer in the back. The back of the skirt had a ditsy floral lining that was meant to peek out when you walk. The skirt had a diagonal plaid, autumn hued patter and full, swing shape. Very pretty and very well made. I tried on size 0, and, what a shocker! I could barely zip it up! Previously, Odille skirts in size 0 were all loose on me. Wonder if this is a fluke or if the sizes are shrinking.

Finally, I tried on In The Trees skirt, which is so cute and whimsical. I would have definitely purchased this one if it wasn't for that wing thing attached at the hip. I just couldn't get past it. To me, it looked completely unnecessary and out of place on an otherwise perfect pencil skirt. Bummer. Sometimes, when Anthropologie tries too hard to be original, they overdo-it. Still considering if this skirt is worth taking to a seamstress and having the wing removed. Definitely not at full price.

1 comment:

Denise said...

Thank you so much for your comments on the Geste Cardi - I too almost threw caution to the wind to order it on-line and I would have been soooo disappointed. At 5'8", these fixed waist cardis have been a real miss this year. (Konichiwa cardi I am lookin' at you...)


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