Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dressage Sweater Coat Review

Some people may know that I stopped being Anthro-holic.

Well, I still do love the store, I am just not crazy shopper as I used to be.

Things felt different after spending a month in Japan.


I deleted all of my wishlist and saved links I had on my computer. I stopped caring about their sale or pop back. I sold 30% of my closet, or was it 15%..  My closet is still full.. And I returned new items that I probably won't wear.

But something happened to Anthropologie other day..


I woke up, checked facebook, and my Anthro friends were talking about Dressage Sweater Coat.


I have wanted this sweater coat forever. I regretted not buying it back in 2011.


I bought Morning Bird Sweater Coat instead in 2012 but I didn't love it as much, I wanted it in black..



I loved how warm and cozy and very easy to wear, just put it over my clothes when I drop off my daughter at school in the morning. It was a perfect piece.


I tempted to purchase it from ebay but the price was high, and I do not prefer used one... and who knows there will be pilling and maybe stains?

I was hoping Anthropologie will release it again, or a new version..


Anyways.. I was super excited about the return of Dressage Sweater Coat $188


One thing I noticed looking at the online details, New version is Lambswool and Acrylic. The original one says Lambswool. Does it mean it is not as warm as the last one?

I checked the new one, and it says 50% Lambswool 50% Acrylic. I don't own the original one, I hope someone can confirm this for me..  Is it 100% Lambswool? --- YUP, Thank you for confirmation, Dana!! The original one is 100% Lambswool!!!!




I heard that Morning Bird is warmer and softer than the original Dressage, so I was hoping this new one will be as warm and soft as Morning Bird.






I ordered size XS, S.  I was in hurry in the morning, I was going to place order, then I thought... the picture doesn't look as big as the first one.


See?



So, I ordered size M as well.

Just in case.

I did not want to take any risk, it had no review, as it just came online..



My order was supposed to be here on Monday, but it came on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Sorry for the long wait, but here is the review!!!


First of all, it feels lighter than I thought. It isn't a bad thing, though, right? I forgot how heavy the Morning Bird was, but this feels lighter, maybe because of Acrylic mixed?

I noticed one more thing. They all came a brand new in plastic bag but it is pilling already. But maybe it isn't such a bad thing either. I got a pill remover from amazon. So that'll do.


Here is the sizing..


Above is size XS. The front view photo was blur..so I didn't post.. but I am not keeping size XS for sure. not too small, but just not right. I am usually size XS, S, 2 in dresses, for coats, 2, 4, S, M sometimes. I am 5'7" tall.




Next, I tried on size S. This is my usual size. It is actually perfect.




The last, I tried size M. I checked the length but size S and M are the same. Or even thought S was longer. lol So, I could keep S or M. M is just a bit wider, and more hood, and heavier.
I like coats to be a bit heavy.. so at this point, I want to keep size M.

Size S, I kind of have to fix the hood position, and wear it right, but size M, I just put it on, and everything is at the right place. Maybe because of the weight?



Okay.. enough of my obsession.... I believe it is TTS, and it is super warm, cozy and soft! And not itchy at all, Feels like cashmere.


And this is what I wore under the coat!


Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Long time no see..

Hello! I have been away again. and I will be away over and over.. because I suck at writing, and from seeing people on facebook, I find no need for blog posts for reviews and such..


I started this blog as a part of my hobby, fun. But it had become like I HAD TO do it instead of fun thing to do.

I do take pictures, I do go shopping, I do love anthropologie, but I just don't have power to make them into a post on my blog.


Plus, my daughter is on summer vacation. I get not many "ME" time.



Anyways, I have facebook account, but it is mainly for my family and I can not post much stuff about my shopaholic stuff there..

And I finally figured out to make a new account on Instagram.

Hope this works.. (I don't want my family to find me on that one. lol)


Here is my new account

https://www.instagram.com/anthrotanpopo/



Thank you for following!!!


I am not deleting my blog account, as I hope one day, I can do this again.


But until then...

See you at Instagram!!



Friday, May 6, 2016

Anthropologie Dress Review

Yay It's weekend!!!
Wait... I have to go to school tomorrow. It's a special day at school. Boo..


Well, Sunday is Mother's day, and Anthro is offering 20% off everything this weekend!!! 

Code: XOXO


I have kept this review pictures on my phone forever!! It's time!!



Bloomed Eyelet Shirtdress $168 I am wearing size 2, my usual size and it fits perfect!! Love everything about this dress!! I brought it home! Except one thing that I should mention. Buttons are breakable and lots of them were broken/missing. So if you order it online, you might receive one without buttons..

BUT! good news!! I found super similar buttons at Joann for really cheap, and I could fix mine no problem!! <3 <3


Arboreta Jumpsuit $178 $99.95 OH this jumper is soooooooooo cute! I am wearing size S. I could probably size down to XS, but I didn't. I didn't really think about it. I like the length.

I ordered it online since it's white.. I wanted a brand new one in the package.
But what I received was dirty hem, dragged on the floor in store.

I got exchange over online, then I received it.. then it was from other store and dirty hem.. really??

Third time, I finally received brand new in a bag from a wearhouse!! woohooo!!

And guess what. It went on sale to $99.95 this week. Yippie!! Maybe it was meant to be that way..lol
But I almost returned it if they send me another dirty one..  It was really stressful.

Plus getting PA for this one was so annoying. I always send email for PA, and I had to write many times because the CS reply was confusing, and each reply I get, different person, and obviously they don't read whole email even though I attach all the conversation I had with other person.

The second person said I was fully refunded... even though I am talking about the different order. (Every exchange had new order numbers) so, this person obviously just saw the picture of the jumper and looked at my account and assumed it was the one I exchanged.. or whatever.

SOOOOOOOOO FRUSTRATING and CONFUSING. If, the first person read my email correctly, nothing like this had happened.

Anyways, it was a stressful purchase...



 It is washable, and it has a zipper in the back!



Botanique Maxi Dress $228 OMG, I loved this dress. I did not purchase it though.. I believe I tried on size 2. TTS.
The reason I didn't purchase was the beads. It is beautiful. BUT not for mommy. I could wear this to some fancy event but not daily.. I am avoiding dresses that I can't wear daily.

So, it was a pass for me.


aaand zipper on the side!!


Butterfly Garden Midi Dress $198  TTS, I think my friend Rachel bought this, but I did not love this on me. Maybe the color, maybe the pattern.. And this is also a fancy one. Not daily maxi... so, pass for me.


Rainforest Silk Dress $188 Oh yeah. This is silk, lightweight and smoooooooooth!! I am wearing S, felt TTS. I would love to buy this on sale, but it may be too delicate to wear with little one. But it's cute... hmm



Oh and it's washable (silk!?) and back is longer than front!


Laced Swing Tank $98 heh this top, I just found in store, and thought it's cute! But remember my rule? I am not buying any tops!!! Wish this was a dress!!



Lilt Swing Dress $118 I am wearing XS on the left, S on the right. I love the blue one, but the flower on the top, had to be connected with the neck orange!! And I think I need S in this. I just ordered it online, hope mine is the right pattern placement! And the black one, this isn't as popular as the other color ways but I actually love this pattern. It's simple but somewhat unique. I hope this will make it to sale, and I will get it!!

Verity Maxi Dress $178 $89.95 This was a score!! I found one in store, tried it on, it fits!! TTS


Rococo Midi Dress $148  I believe I a wearing XS. I tried S the other day, and it felt little bit, so I think it runs a bit large. Especially for people with no boobs.. you can size down. lol

UPDATE: I just received XS today, and the neck was little tight for my liking. So.. I'd keep my usual size S!


Raya Kimono $118 THIIIIIIIS! I think this is the best kimono at Anthro for now. It's not too thin, too thick, pretty pattern, and everything is perfect. YOU MUST BUY IT!! so cute!


Mykonos Jumpsuit $198 $99.95 I bought this right when it went on sale!! It's beautiful <3 The under bust is little tight but it has good space for boobs. So 'd say it runs TTS. I am wearing size 2. I love this!! and it's washable!


Cirque Swing Dress $178 I am wearing XS, I will receive S on Monday. I love this. No more short dress, but this is one exception!! it's linen. Maybe I will take close up picture when I receive size S. :)


Tropica Romper $128 I am wearing size M. I think it runs TTS, since this was a bit big on me. They didn't have S and one review said it runs small,so I ordered M but meh, it's not right.
And after seeing all the pretty dresses right now, I do not have to have this. So, I just moved on.


Caltha Swing Dress $198 I love this dress. It is super pretty. I am wearing size S, TTS for me. BUT.... the beads.. and the fabric... too delicate for a mama.. so.. I had to pass.. wish it was made with different fabric..


Soleil Swing Dress $198 I had super high hope on this one. I am wearing S. I ordered XS too but I didn't even open the bag.
Very disappointed. Neck is too tight and the bow, on the side of neck, would probably come off eventually, sigh.. very sad.. length was just right for 5'7", so if you are smaller than me, you may wanna order petite.





Eyelet Maxi Dress $228 Another meh.. maybe it runs a bit big around bust?? It felt big, and overall looked like Forever21.
I am wearing size S on this. I ordered XS to see if it fits better.. so you will see it soon.


 I tried to take a picture in different lighting..lol sorry it's bathroom.. I guess it can be cute.. but wow the catalog shot.. was super cute.. and the real dress... wasn't as cute.. so.. hmm..


OKAY!! Hope I could help you shop this weekend!!!


Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!


My latest OOTD, family brunch last Sunday <3


Belt: J Crew
Purse: Marc Jacobs
Heels: Chie Mihara
Watch: Gucci