Sunday, March 29, 2015

Playing the Sale Guessing Game!


Let's try this one more time, shall we? Anthropologie has an extra 20% off sale items promo right now (use the code EXTRAEXTRA at checkout). Typically Anthropologie doesn't overlap these codes with new markdowns, however one can always hope.

Hoping for new sale items tomorrow? What will happen in the morning? It's time to play the Sale Guessing Game and speculate!

I have a hunch that late week is more likely than early week due to end-of-the-month inventory. Could I be wrong? Absolutely.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Investigating Anthropologie's Newest Arrivals PLUS take an extra 20% off sale!

Whenever Spring weather finally arrives in New York City, I plan to wear something similar.
In this look: the Circle Lace Tank ($68), 7 For All Mankind Freesia Skinny Jeans ($198),
Lien.Do Amorzao Slingbacks ($178) and Delphic Tile Scarf ($98) worn as a head wrap.

Before we get to the new goodies, Anthropologie is offering an extra 20% off its sale this weekend! Use the code EXTRAEXTRA at checkoutMy picks would be the Apsley Sloped Armchair ($800 before the 20% off); the Essential V-Neck ($30 before the 20% off); the J Brand Maria High-Rise Jeans ($150 before the 20% off); the Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit Boot ($100 before the 20% off); the Dainty Sparkle Necklace ($40 before the 20% off) and the Adelais Pendant Necklace ($50 before the 20% off). This promotion is valid in-store too!


Although it would be very easy for me to pick apart what I'm finding wrong among Anthropologie's newest and recent arrivals, one look at my wishlist is all it takes for me to realize that hmm, perhaps it's a good thing I don't love everything. I am on a budget after all even if my dreams often easily eclipse that magic monthly number.

Right now I'm especially impressed by Anthropologie's flats selection...I've added 5 or 6 pairs to my wishlist and I'd love to buy them all! They just keep selling out too quickly. I guess some are more stealth about these things than me. Also highly impressing me is Anthro's jewelry, which has returned to a more balanced take between big, clunky statement pieces that are fun but not everyday wearable and the daintier, more delicate pieces I enjoy adding to each day's outfit as the finishing touch.

Inside, what's been added to my wishlist and shopping cart in the past couple of weeks...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Eye Candy: Anthropologie April 2015 catalogue


Note: Looking for popbacks? Here's this week's open thread.

Anthropologie's April 2015 lookbook didn't get a shopping preview that I know of -- instead it's already made its debut just in time for the weekend! Free Shipping is also still working as of this writing; use the code FS150 at checkout for free shipping on orders of $150+.

I'm all about the kite photos used in this shoot! What a creative way to summon up some nostalgia (who didn't fly kites as a kid?) while showcasing some beautiful clothes. The kites also speak nicely to the wayward hemlines in a lot of the pieces here...which I'm a bit less enamored with. Are this month's looks worth splurging on? Let's take a closer peek.

{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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This gear makes working out all the more fun

In this outfit: Onzie's Elastic Tank ($45), Espana Capri ($65) and Criss-Cross Bra Top in Espana ($42).

I am training for my first-ever triathlon at the moment and as my training and dance schedule kicks into high gear, my investment in workout clothes has increased to match. Many days of the week I work out twice -- before work and after work. Even with two rest days and the occasional day off I need lots of clean stuff available to get me through the week.

Which is why it's so exciting that workout gear keeps getting prettier and prettier! I've tried nearly enough stuff to do another round of reviews (you can see the previous round in this post) but until then I wanted to showcase two of my favorite mixable outfits, put together brilliantly by Carbon38 using entirely Onzie gear.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.

Note: More reviews coming up soon!


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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Anthropologie's clearance center Final Cut is coming back in a new location!!!

Final Cut's new home


Good news for Anthropologie ultra-deal lovers! Anthro's Clearance Outlet Final Cut, which closed a couple of months ago in its old location, has found a new place to land. (You can read more about what Final Cut is and what to expect in this post.)

The new Final Cut store will be in the same town -- Augusta, GA -- as the former location. The space is leased from Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and may be open as soon as the first week of April, though no official opening date has been announced.

For those interested, here's information about the stores Final Cut will share its new shopping center home with provided by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA:
"Final Cut is leasing space from Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA, on our Helms College Augusta Campus at 3145 Washington Road [in Augusta, GA]. The center, at the intersection of Fury’s Ferry Road, is about a mile from Interstate 20 and about four miles east of the store’s former location.

The center is a significant upgrade. Final Cut will be located in a portion of our property – previously Village West Shopping Center – that was used by upscale furniture retailer Weinberger’s Furniture. The facility, renovated and reopened in 2011, is occupied (from left to right, as you face it) by a Goodwill donation center and retail training store; a Hire Grounds CafĂ© and bookstore (a great place for books and coffee!); a Goodwill Job Connection; the Snelling Center, a meeting and event venue; Edgar’s Grille (www.edgarsgrille.com), a beautiful high-casual restaurant; Helms College, a culinary school operated by Goodwill; Social Inc., a private facility that teaches dance and social skills to teens and is the only other leased property on our site; the Helms College administrative offices; Helms Career Institute, a health sciences school opening in July; and then the space for Final Cut.

Helms College (www.helms.edu) was created by our Goodwill (www.goodwillworks.org) in 2007 in Macon and expanded in 2012 to Augusta. It provides diploma and associate degree culinary education for about half the cost of other nationally accredited culinary schools, and currently is enrolling students for spring quarter starting April 13. Edgar’s Grille and the Snelling Center, in addition to offering superior dining, event and catering services to the community, also provide experiential learning opportunities for Helms College students, who rotate through the facilities as part of their practical, hands-on education.

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA spans a 35-county service area, from Aiken, S.C. to south of Macon, Ga., and includes Dublin, Lake Oconee and Warner Robins. We provide job training, education and career development services, and last year served more than 24,000 individuals and helped more than 4,600 with new job placements."

My mouth is watering thinking about culinary school -- I've taken classes at the French Culinary Institute and loooovvveeddd them. So this new Final Cut store has some pretty sweet company it seems!

Georgia Anthro fans, will you make the trip to this new Final Cut location once it's open? How about the rest of our community? Anyone down for a road trip? I'd like to find some Anthropologie jewels and oldies there.

Free Shipping is back on Anthropologie.com!


Is your Anthropologie.com shopping cart loaded with stuff you want to pull the trigger on? Perhaps Free Shipping will help! Now through, well, I'm not sure when but hoping at least next Monday you can get Free Shipping on your Anthropologie.com order of $150+!! Use the code FS150 at checkout.

Although I just bought a bunch of stuff for Anthro Day, I'm still tempted to use this code...and might be even more tempted once the April lookbook preview comes out. (It's not online yet, there will be a post once it is!)

In my cart right now? I'm on a jeans kick at the moment...I have the Citizens of Humanity Emerson Boyfriend Ankle Jeans ($278) and the Paige Verdugo Skinny Jeans ($219) in my cart, plus the very non-jean Leather Moto Jacket ($398) by Dolan. If you're looking for a less expensive pair of destroyed jeans, I purchased and like the Pilcro Stet Slim Ankle Jeans ($118) alright, though I wish they were actually available in the tall length Anthropologie teases in the product description.

Does Free Shipping tempt you today? Thanks Jen for the tip about this promo!!!