OOTD: Blues & Greens Forever

Friday, March 31, 2017

Madewell is running a spectacular deal this weekend -- get details and picks here! -- and their Spring collection is chock full of happiness inducing delights.

Gotta love items that mix and match so well...

Take $20 off every $100 you spend at Anthropologie this weekend!!

The Pleated Petals Open-Shoulder Top ($98) is a beautiful take on feminine flowiness.
It's one of my picks for Anthropologie's delightful weekend promo!

I was just loading up my shopping cart for Madewell's sweet weekend promotion, thinking to myself, Anthro needs to do something like this now. Lo and behold my wish is granted! This weekend only Anthropologie is offering $20 off every $100 you spend with the code SURPRISE. Get the full promotion details on Anthro's site.

What's on my wish list for this promo? Find out inside...

Surprise! Madewell offers up to 30% off for Spring

Thursday, March 30, 2017

I'm beyond delighted with my Northward Cropped Army Jacket ($110 + up to 30% off),
one of Madewell's many pretty Spring goodies.

Madewell has to be one of my favorite retailers this Spring, thanks in part to an exceptionally cute collection that's easy to mix and match into tons of outfits. Items like the Northward Cropped Army Jacket ($110 + up to 30% off), above and which you'll see on me later today in my OOTD, are versatile closet staples.

And now the honey is a little sweeter: Madewell is offering 20% off purchases of $100+ and 30% off purchases of $200+! The code is NOTKIDDING which is helpful since I feared they were...

Inside, Madewell items that have been very good to me.

Checking with Anthropologie's extra 25% off sale plus an update on their two newest large locations...

Much like this model, I'm daydreaming about better offerings ahead from Anthropologie.
Shop the AG Stevie Ankle High-Rise Jeans (now $130 + 25% off) and other promo sale items!

Note: Madewell launched an awesome promotion today! You can get recent Madewell picks here, and see my latest OOTD featuring them here. Full post later.

While Anthropologie is working extremely hard behind the scenes to right their design ship, right now your closet can benefit from their extra 25% off sale promotion! Inside, 10 sale favorites of mine plus updates on the two newest Anthropologie & Co locations about to open...

Investigating Sundance Catalog's newest arrivals...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Elettra Tee ($78).
With: Necklace (I LOVE this!) | Bracelet | Ring | Earrings

Since my move from Manhattan to Brooklyn there's been one catalog noticeably missing from my mailbox: Sundance Catalog! It took a little while to get everything sorted out, but finally the latest Spring arrivals mailer was in my box this past weekend. And I'm so glad because I feel like I'd been missing out on their beautiful new arrivals.

There are so many things I love about Sundance Catalog, too many to name really. But a few of those favorite things are their attention to detail in things like embroidery and pattern placement -- how gorgeous is the Elettra Tee ($78) above? -- wonderful material choices and well-layered outfits that I could easily copy.

This time around I'm also adoring their models!! I covet this model's infectious personality. What a smile she has! It certainly makes me want to take a closer look at their clothing...

11 Spring outfits I can't wait to try...

Cold weather has kept me from rocking this outfit outside, but not for much longer! (I hope.)
Jacket | Dress | Bag | Shoes (old, similar)

Fall my be my favorite clothing season, but early Spring in New York City runs a close second for all of its cheery layering potential. Temperatures won't climb to warmth until late April at the earliest so these next 30 days or so are spent finding ways to dress for chilly outdoors, overheated subways and office buildings, and everything in-between.

Inside, 10 more outfits I'm excited to wear this early Spring...

Congratulations to...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Congratulations to...

Amelia (Amy for short!)

You have won the Effortlessly with Roxy $1000 Gift Card Giveaway!! The winner has been contacted and has claimed her prize (and has chosen Anthropologie!)

Thank you to everyone who entered -- there will be another contest soon.

OOTD: Warm hues and sunny days

I typically think of warm hues like mustard and red for Fall, but it turns out they work very well in Spring too...

Spring outfit perfection: Shoes, bags and accessories edition

The Appolini Bow Sandal ($210) is incredibly cute and wearable -- wait til you see them in blue!
photo: Ted Baker Instagram

Yesterday, we took a look at some of my favorite Spring dresses courtesy of Ted Baker -- perfect for everything from Easter and/or Passover to work, special occasions and date night. I would be remiss not to mention of all of the beautiful accessories the brand does too -- which is what this post is all about.

Inside, shoes, bags and accessories worth drooling over...

Spring outfit perfection is here! (And Easter/Passover ideas too)

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Clarbel Fit & Flare Dress ($429) is a beautiful, extra flattering Spring dress.

I'm glad there are still retailers out there who are catering to the feminine chic and updated classic aesthetics I adore. I've had a bunch of readers email me lately and ask if I have any Easter (or Passover) dress recommendations. The answer is YES!

For all your Spring holiday needs, for work or play or those days when you want to look and feel extra pretty, Ted Baker is here.

Inside, some of my current Ted Baker favorites plus sizing guidance and fit reviews...

Anthropologie adds new sale items at an extra 25% off!!

There are new sale items this morning at Anthropologie, and the extra 25% off sale promo continues!

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Anthropologie's sale section has filled up a bit more with new markdowns today, and even better, the extra 25% off sale promo (no code required) has been extended!

Inside, let's take a look at some of the best fresh cuts and discuss what the near future might hold...

Weekend good reads: Macy's looks to customization and a richer assortment via the Wall Street Journal

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jeff Gennette, Macy’s new CEO, at the department store’s flagship location in 
Manhattan’s Herald Square on March 21.
photo by Michael Rubenstein for the Wall Street Journal

If you enjoy reading about the business side of fashion as I do, a Wall Street Journal subscription is a must! This week the WSJ ran an article about Macy's new CEO Jeff Gennette and his plans to reinvigorate the struggling department store. As a NYC native who grew up shopping at the Herald Square store on occasion, it saddens me to see how far this once-great store has fallen.

The article however gives me hope. It has some great ideas from new CEO Gennette, who is thinking of ways to customize the consumer experience and reinvesting in better materials, fewer brands, and a better overall product assortment.

From the article:
"To boost sales of full-price merchandise, Mr. Gennette plans to add new brands and designers, while improving the materials and construction of some lines and varying the mix of items more. He pointed to Macy’s private label INC brand, which has raised prices around 8% on average after adding embellishments such as additional trim and better-quality fabrics."

One very interesting stat in the article was that 10% of Macy's 43 million customers account for a whopping 50% of its total sales. WOW. There is clearly a lot of room to improve there and who knew that so few people could keep a retailer afloat? It also makes me think of this MSN slideshow I saw earlier this week, about the disorganization running rampant at dying stores.

There's also plenty of warnings here about the peril of department stores, which makes me think of non-luxury department stores I love like Nordstrom and Anthropologie & Co. (I say non-luxury because luxury department stores are mostly doing just fine, especially at the highest end while midrange stores continue to struggle.)

The full article is available to subscribers of the WSJ, and for a limited time for free here.

What are your thoughts on this article?

OOTD: Sunshine and Flowers

Friday, March 24, 2017

I keep smiling thinking about warmer days ahead...

Weekend Deals and Steals around the webby world

There are excellent deals to be had this weekend around the webby world,
including Anthropologie, where all sale items are an extra 25% off.

It's Fry-Yay, and retailers are cheering with deals and steals a'plenty this weekend. Inside, find out details on the best promos happening over the next few days...

How I Save Money on Shoes by Shopping at Amazon

Thursday, March 23, 2017

How savvy is your shoe shopping? 
With Amazon, you can keep extra cash in your pockets on popular shoe styles like the Huxley

If you want to learn how to buy the shoes you love and save money, you've come to the right place. I love shoes and each season I like to give my wardrobe a refresh by purchasing new pairs of shoes. It's an easy way to breathe new life into an outfit or update to fit the changing trends and styles.

I'm not a big believer in things like shopping bans because from what I've seen, they often lead to overspending afterwards. Depriving yourself is not healthy. However, there are ways that you can be savvy with your money and get what you need or want and still have extra cash in your pockets! Who doesn't love having extra cash on-hand?

To make this year the best shopping year of your life, I want to help you find ways to get the things you love for less. In this post we'll be talking about why you should always be checking Amazon before you buy a pair of shoes. You could be leaving a lot of money on the table if you're not!

Get your shopping on with Anthro's sale, now an extra 25% off!!

Looking for the perfect Easter or Passover dress? 
It might just be the Winningham Lace Dress (now $120), which is now an extra 25% off!
Here's one of my outfit ideas for the dress. (It runs small through the hips, I sized up.)

Note: If you're looking for the post about how I save money on shoes via Amazon, it will go back live early this afternoon!

Anthropologie didn't wait long to launch a new promotion! All sale items are now extra 25% off at Anthro for a limited time...which probably means now through Sunday.

Inside, 10 things I'm loving with the extra % off...

Spring is in Full Bloom at Madewell!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Madewell's Spring collection: comfy, wearable, flattering and highly cute!

It's a toss-up for who has the cutest Spring line this year, but Madewell has to be near the top of the list! Their Spring collection is full of cheery, flattering, easy-to-wear delights that have me clamoring for more. I recently teamed up with them to shoot some Spring OOTDs which I'm very excited to share with you next week or the week after, but in the meantime let's take a look at some of the items on my Madewell wishlist...

Shop Anthropologie's April 2017 new arrivals first

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shop Anthropologie's new arrivals before they officially debut on the website.

Anthropologie sent out a first dibs link for April's new arrivals earlier today. I meant to have this post up around 11 AM but a burst pipe in our master bathroom scuttled those plans. I'm still drying stuff but Anthropologie wants us to pretend like we're near the beach.

Fine with me, but I'm staying away from all water right now. Inside, thoughts...

Costa Rica 2017 Recap: OOTDs

Enjoying sunset over the Pacific Ocean and each other, on the vacation of our dreams in Costa Rica.

Each morning my boyfriend and I wake up and say, "Let's go back to Costa Rica!" We're not yet at the point financially where it's possible to go on extended trips without our work suffering but our photo allow us to relive the trip often. Although we were only in the Papagayo Bay for a week, we made a lifetime of memories! (Cheesy but true.)

What does one wear while in the Papagayo Bay? Aside from my activity clothing which mostly consisted of Lululemon's Run Times Short ($58) and Energy Bra ($48) -- see those on me here at the mud baths! -- beach vacation was a time to enjoy the flowy and the lightweight.

Inside, some of my outfits from the trip...

Costa Rica 2017 Recap: Memories and Adventures from our trip

Monday, March 20, 2017

BF strolls along the pristine beach at our hotel.

Each winter, my boyfriend and I plan a getaway with three criteria: 1 | there must be a beach; 2 | it must be warm and 3 | it should be all-inclusive. My boyfriend is awesome enough to get me the trip as a birthday/Valentine's Day present. I'm a lucky girl!! Though I'd been to Costa Rica twice already my boyfriend had never been and it quickly rose to the top of our list. Together, we explored an area of the country neither of us had been to before and had a magnificent, relaxing time.

Inside, come share our trip memories and adventures with us as I share what Costa Rica is like and why it should be at the top of your vacation list...

Investigating Boden's newest Spring arrivals

The Katie Top (now $77) will be ideal for Spring and Summer. I adore this yellow!
Shown with: Sunnies | Necklace | Shorts

Earlier today we looked at Boden's plentiful and pretty Spring 2017 fresh sale cuts. Now we turn to investigate the new arrivals that hint at even warmer weather to come! The timing really could not be better -- some of these new arrivals are also included in the markdowns but may go back up to full price once the sale is over.

Inside, some of my favorite new outfit combinations and more items I've added to my wishlist...

Boden wants you to save up to 40% off their Spring pretties!

"Surely you jest," the model said when I told her beautiful, flattering Boden items like the
Poppy Lace Dress (now $115 to $152), Vita Clutch (now $105) and Two-Part Court (now $105 to $153)
are up to 40% off on sale. "No no," I assured her. "This is real, and really good!!"

Hello, Boden sale! One of my favorite stores of the moment, filled with flattering clothing for work and fun, has made fresh Spring markdowns taking items up to 40% off! Dresses, Shoes and more saw fresh cuts and my cart and wallet could not be more delighted!

Inside, some highlights from the new sale items.

Last call for Anthro Day weekend!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Today is your last chance to save 20% off full price items at Anthropologie!

This is it, Anthro fans. Today is your final chance to take 20% off full price items at Anthropologie with the code SPRINGPERK. I personally used this code to order the Kinsey Off-The-Shoulder Dress ($138 + 20% off) in black; the Meg Scalloped Tank ($58 + 20% off) in black; the AG Farrah High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($178 + 20% off); the AMO Crop Straight Mid-Rise Jeans ($268 + 20% off); the Ruffled Poplin Blouse ($58 + 20% off) in blue; the Flamenca Ivory Beaded Drop Earrings ($158 + 20% off); the Kris Beaded Hoops ($48 + 20% off); the Nanon Front-Back Earrings ($48 + 20% off) in a second color and one sale items which is not included in the promo, the Winningham Lace Dress (now $120). Some of these items have already shipped! We'll see how they all work out for me as they arrive.

Need more picks and inspiration? Check out these recent posts chock full of great Anthro Day weekend ideas:
Anthro Day weekend picks
Free Shipping picks (this promo has expired but the picks are still good!)
What's Good at Anthropologie right now
More Things I'm Loving at Anthropologie right now
Vacation picks at Anthropologie

What have you gotten this Anthro Day Weekend? What would you recommend to other community members here?

Enjoy new markdowns and an extra 25% off select sale at Free People!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I almost brought the Modern Nomad Mini Dress (now $70 + 25% off) shown above with me to Costa Rica!
It's one of the many new markdowns at Free People. And select sale is an extra 25% off!!

As if an Anthro Day Weekend weren't enough to celebrate, it's just one of the great sales going on right now! Another promo not to miss is happening at Free People, where there are fresh cuts and select sale is an extra 25% off. I recommend adding things to your cart now because it's likely all sale will be an extra 25% off by Monday!!

Inside, delights await...

Weekend outfit inspiration...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Smile and sparkle in the Gucci 51Mm Round Sunglasses ($540).

Sit back, relax, and let your work week melt away into these beautiful airy outfits...

Anthro Day Weekend is here!

Anthro Day Weekend has arrived!! This weekend you can take 20% off your full-price purchase at Anthropologie using the one-time use code delivered to your email inbox. Not an Anthro member? Or didn't receive the code? Try SPRINGPERK at checkout.

Inside, what I'm getting during this promo, what I've bought recently and loved, and what I'd love to get if my budget were unlimited...

Join Ebates for free cash back and get a free $10 cash back

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The shopper's secret weapon: Ebates.

I love finding good deals online and being a savvy shopper and that's why I'm sharing one of my shopping secrets: Ebates. Ebates allows me to stuff my pockets back with some of the money I spend anyway and gives me and my friends bonuses just for using it!

In this post, we'll be talking about what Ebates is, how you can save and earn money using Ebates, whether it's a scam or not (quick answer: so not a scam!) and whether or not the program has worked for me.

Is Ebates is the perfect savvy shopping tool? Find out inside...

25 pairs of shoes I want for Spring!!

Pink is an absolute must for my warm-weather shoe repetoire. These slip-ons are so comfy!
(I use this Made in the USA cleaner to keep them looking brand new.)

If clothing options have you down right now, let shoe options lift you right back up again! I can't remember a season where shoes seemed so varied and happy with an unending array of beautiful and fun (and comfy!) pumps, sneakers, slip-ons and so on to choose from.

Inside, some of the pairs I'm craving the most this Spring...

Here's where I'm finding the cutest Spring pieces...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Off-the-Shoulder Floral Blouse ($98) doesn't have to be worn off-shoulder, and has beautiful sleeves.

Updated with how to save 25% off your purchase!

Sometimes in shopping a store you haven't been in for awhile can turn things around, really impress you when you go back in. That's the way I've been feeling about White House Black Market lately! I first heard of the brand in 2005 or so when a former roommate of mine received a Fall mailer from them and I fell in love with literally every outfit in the short flyer! In the years since my interest in the brand had waned as their quality sank to disappointing levels and the designs got increasingly stale.

But the last several times I've strolled past their NYC stores something has caught my eye in the window and invited me inside, where I've found so much to love! While most of their clothing is made from poly blend, I've noticed an increasing amount of silk, cotton, suede and leather and their Spring 2017 collection might be their cutest yet!

Inside, picks from happy vibrant clothing...

Double your gift card glory at Neiman Marcus through tonite!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Make your shopping work harder for you with a Neiman Marcus rewards gift card, in a promo ending tonite.
Items like the Gia Off-the-Shoulder Tassel-Trim Minidress ($207) are very appealing and cute!

Neiman Marcus has been running some seriously great promotions lately, and their best one so far ends tonight! Now through 11:59 PM CT you can earn up a $600 rewards gift card with a qualifying purchase -- and unlike many department store promos there are not so many exclusions to this one!

Inside, get details on this promotion, and picks...

OOTD: For those unpredictable Spring days

Early Spring could mean sunny days or rainy and grey. Luckily, Boden's got me covered either way...

Snow perk alert: Anthropologie offers Free Shipping!

This blizzard may be frightful, but Free Shipping from Anthropologie is rather delightful!

As expected, Anthropologie has thrown us a small promotional bone during this blizzard currently pelting the Northeast (literally, hail is hitting my apartment windows as we speak!). For a limited time Anthro is offering Free Shipping, no minimum with the code SNOWFALL.

Inside, some hints on what to get...

Contest time! Enter to win a $1000 Gift Card to one of your favorite stores!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

It's contest time here at Effortlessly with Roxy! To celebrate this community and how much fun I'm having blogging right now, I want you to win a $1,000 Gift Card to one of your favorite stores!

Get all the details inside...

Spring is pretty, bright and 25% off at J.Crew right now!!

J.Crew has always been masterful with its stripes and hues.
How lovely does the Striped long-sleeve off-the-shoulder top ($78 + 25% off) look here?
Shown with these earrings.

J.Crew is clearly feeling Spring in a big way with its new releases, many of which feature vivid hues and cheery floral prints. Right now at J.Crew you can take 25% off your purchase with the code GETSHOPPING or take an extra 30% off sale items with the code TIMETOSHOP.

Inside, some of my favorite picks of the moment.

Anthropologie adds even more sale on the last night of extra 30% off!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

On the final night of Anthropologie's weekend extra 30% off sale promotion, there are new sale items! I'm having better luck seeing the items right now in each sale clothing section (i.e. dresses, tops, jackets, etc.) than the fresh cuts section, though that may change as the night progresses.

Inside, some of the sale highlights...

Checking in with LOFT's new Spring 2017 arrivals...

The Fan Lace Shift Dress ($98) comes in a beautiful shade of green (and also comes in black).

On Friday we took a look at many of the LOFT items that are 40% off right now. Believe it or not that list was hardly exhaustive to examine all of the pretties LOFT has in stock right now! This post is all about new arrivals which are full price -- at least for the time being.

With LOFT promos plentiful now is when I'm making a list for their next sitewide promo. It's a long list...

Anthropologie makes sale items an extra 30% off!!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Amelie Silk Kimono Dress (now $100 + 30% off) is a beautiful patchwork dress with great movement.

Anthropologie has made its sale an extra 30% off for the weekend only which is great news for deal hunters, as the sale selection is quite plentiful right now!

Inside, some of the highlights and great items available as of this writing...

What's good at Anthropologie right now

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Morgan Printed Top ($88) is perfect for tucking into shorts or skirts. 
I love the fringe detail along the bottom! Here's a great IRL photo of it.

We've talked a lot about what's not going well at Anthropologie right now, but I think it'd be nice to enter the weekend chatting about what we like! I've picked up some truly beautiful items there recently that tend to get hidden on the website among the sea of otherworldy stuff.

So, this post is dedicated to clothing and accessories I've either purchased at Anthropologie recently or tried and loved, like the Morgan Printed Top ($88, above)...

OOTD Double Shot: Quilted and Cozy

March may roar in like a lion with gusts of grey and white, but it's time to get a little green into the mix. Wouldn't you say?

Get your cute on a budget...

LOFT is offering 40% off perfectly timed styles, like the Primavera Swing Dress (now $42).

What store has the cutest stuff right now? The answer might surprise you -- it's LOFT! Ann Taylor's slightly more modern younger sister store has been churning out Anthropologie-esque designs at budget-friendly prices for the past several seasons. Although you want find too much in the way of organic materials here, when that's the story pretty much everywhere the designs and prices at LOFT become all the more appealing!

I've found some real gems here lately. Inside, taking a look some of the cute items included in their 40% off perfectly timed styles promo, like the Primavera Swing Dress (now $42, above).

Accessory delights await in Banana Republic's Friends & Family Sale!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

How about a cute pair of earrings to pull together a neutral outfit?

Banana Republic's Friends & Family promotion is insanely good -- you can take 50% off up to 5 regular-priced items with the code BRFAMILY, and cardholders can take an extra 10% off with the code BRCARD.

This morning I showcased plenty of clothing picks and now it's time to turn our eyes to accessories...

Run, don't walk, to this Friends & Family 50% off sale!

Run, don't walk to your nearest Banana Republic for a really sweet deal.

Have you checked out Banana Republic lately? If not, now is a really good time to because it's Friends & Family time! This deal is amazing too -- take 50% off up to 5 items!!! Use the code BRFAMILY.

Want to know how to save an additional 10%? That information awaits inside, along with a ton of suggestions on what to pick as your 5 50% off items...

Notes from Urban Outfitters' Q4 2017 Earnings Call

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

We all had a feeling that Anthropologie's results would be lackluster this quarter and sure enough that hunch was confirmed during parent company Urban Outfitters' quarterly earnings call. Inside, read what the leadership team had to say and what the future might hold...

10 Things I'm Loving this Morning...

I love my Eyelet Popover Top ($98), but I may love the Eyelet Off-the-Shoulder Dress ($158) even more!

My closet is doing its happy dance as stores roll out more of their new, Springy items! I love building up a big wishlist and then whittling it down from possibilities to things I'll buy.

Here's what's new to my wishlist today...

OOTD Double Shot: Pink Diamonds with Tulle and A Little Rumple Never Hurt Anyone

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

(Pink) diamonds -- and tulle -- are this girl's best fashion friends.

Beach Vacation Packing Ideas Part 2: Accessories

Keeping the sun off my head and a face is a critical component of any beach vacation!
I love options like the Joanna Straw Hat ($44), which are cute, packable and will work back home too.
Shown with: cover-up

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Last week we talked about clothing ideas for your beach vacation, and today it's time to talk accessories you should pack. From hats to cover-ups to shoes and beach/day bags, there are plenty of packable choices inside...

Enjoy an extra 40% off Spring transitional pieces in J.Crew's sale!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Take an extra 40% off season transitional pieces on sale right now at J.Crew.

As Winter slowly winds away retailers are starting to put their pre-Spring items on sale, which is great news for those of us that want to perk up our closet with a few new things! Right now J.Crew is offering an extra 40% off sale (code: SALEFUN).

More cute items like the Silk Flounce Dress in Wolfstooth (now $65 + 40% off, above) inside...

Struggling to understand your people? So is Anthropologie, according to Barron's...

Is Anthropologie laughing with us or at us?
It just doesn't get its customer lately, according to Barron's.

Anthropologie parent company Urban Outfitters will hold its quarterly earnings call tomorrow and ahead of that Barron's has a pretty scathing article about the state of things with our favorite wayward retailer.

The article contains amusingly massive understatements like "Anthropologie seems to have misread consumer culture" while missing some of the greater reasons why, yet nailing the simple truth: the clothing has been too expensive lately considering the weird designs and poor quality materials.

I know this article was mentioned in the comments while I was on vacation but I wanted to give it its own post for further chatting. We'll go into deeper dissection once the quarterly call transcript becomes available, but I do wonder how Anthropologie seems to keep drifting further away from its target even as the corporate heads assure investors and analysts that they've got it right this time?

As a customer, it's disappointing. I don't find their designs to be particularly youthful or edgy -- certainly when I was 18 or even 25 this was not the way I wanted to dress -- but I am somewhat bemused that Anthro seems to keep chasing the most awful trends (cropped, off-shoulder, shapeless, etc.) while completely forgetting what made them so appealing in the first place. All it takes is reading the feedback about their clothing -- this thread is particularly startling in its bold dissent -- to know that we are not alone in our headscratching in this community. Seems like there is a loud majority asking Anthro to go back to what works!

Isn't it quite odd to anyone else that Anthropologie made its mark by producing items different from other retailers, yet seems so desperately now to want to mirror other retailers' offerings? No one is winning with that strategy, least of all loyal Anthro lovers!

You're way too young of a company to be having a midlife crisis Anthropologie. Give up trying to capture the youth you never had and be who you are -- a confident, wandering, imaginative soul who doesn't dress herself in sad sacks.


What I'm Loving at Anthropologie right now

The Grace Top ($78) is light and airy with the right kind of movement.

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Hunting down the preppy feminine and boho chic items I love at Anthropologie may not be as easy as it used to be, but there are still delights in the new arrivals awaiting those who search for them! I discovered the Grace Top ($78, above) in mint recently and I can't wait to buy it the next time there is a Free Shipping promo!

Inside, what I'm loving at Anthro right now...

Here's how to get 15% off your Madewell purchase right now!!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

You can take 15% off your Madewell purchase through tomorrow night. Find out how inside!

Have you seen Madewell's beautiful Spring 2017 line yet? It's very easy to get excited about closet additions when the clothing is as pretty as this stuff is -- and right now there's an added bonus. You can take 15% off your Madewell order!

How? Find out inside, plus promo picks...