Sun Shades Dress by Moulinette Soeurs. I tried this on in a size 2 regular, and it fits TTS, well, almost TTS 'coz I think a size 2 petite may have been a better fit. From the reviews I've read, the difference between the petite and regular sizes is the amount of fabric used. And I don't particularly like how there's so much pouf around the skirt. Cute summery dress, but a pass for me.
***You can also check out Liz's review here
***My daughter B wanted to make a brief appearance in the 3rd pic. She enjoys the fitting room as much as her mommy.
Decade-By-Decade Skirt by Tracy Reese. I'm usually a 2 but the size 2 was way too tight around my waist so I sized up to a 4 and the fit was much better. I'm 5'4" and it hit several inches below my knee. Not sure if I like the length on me. I think this skirt is made for taller gals. Love the bright colors and the print, but it's another pass for me.
Sing Sweetly Party Dress by Porridge. For those of you who read my blog, you'll know that I am CUCKOO for bird motifs. And this dress comes with a whole flock of birds. Hmm, although from afar, the birds almost look like Skulls and Bones. Tried this on in a size 2 and it fits TTS except for the bust area. For those of you who are blessed with Big Berthas, it would probably fit okay. But for me, I'd have to size down and if I did, then it'd be too tight elsewhere. Lovely, gorgeous frock, but sadly a pass for me. ***You can also check out Liz's review here.
Off-The-Beat Dress by Lil. I am a HUGE fan of this dress. I tried this on in a size 2 and it fits TTS. This dress comes with no zippers, just the buttons on the front. And the fit is amazing, almost like it's custom Italian tailored by Gianni Campagna . . . although it's probably made by some distant relative of mine in China. The fabric is heavy duty cotton. Good quality, sturdy, without being too stiff. And pockets! A classic and timeless piece. I can see myself wearing this through my thirties, forties, fifties, sixties and even my seventies. Now that is a good investment. Top of my wishlist. ***You can also check out Michiko's review here.
Caprice Blouse by Stitch & Knot. Tried this on in an XS as the S was a little too big. This billowy blouse runs large so size down. I love the color palette but per other reviewers who actually own this top, it is prone to snags and rips. Wishlisted. What can I say? I am a glutton for punishment. ***When Liz tried this on, she left the front untied and it looks just as cute. You can check out Liz's review here.
Across The Land Dress by Maple Tried this on in a size 0 and it still gaped around my arms and in the bust area. I'm usually a size 2 so definitely size down on this one. It comes with hook-and-eye closures in the front waist area and for me it was not placed in the right spot. So if I wore this dress, I'd have to belt it. If you have extra large Berthas, you can probably get way with your true size. But if you have tiny Bettys, you'll probably have to size down or get it altered. Cool retro vibe, but it's a pass for me. ***You can also check out Liz's review here.
Mystery Dress. I could not find this dress on the website. I sized down to a size 0 and it still gaped around my arms. The back of this dress features an interesting criss cross design. Overall, it didn't WOW me. ****Update, this is the Contemporarian Dress by Maple.
Now on to the Sale Items . . .
Inked Marble Mini by Lilu. Now on sale for $39.95 (It was $128). Tried this on in a size S and it fits TTS. The fabric is silk and it comes with 2 pockets in the front. It almost looks like a bubble skirt in the pics, but it's not. Swishy and funky. I'm still hedging on this one. They had a ton of sizes left in my store so I'm not too concerned. ***You can also check out Michiko's review here.
Spliced Ikat Shift by Coquille. Now on sale for $79.95. Tried this on in a size 2 and it fits TTS. I wasn't so sure about this dress at the store. But after seeing a pic of this dress on the Anthro model below where it's paired with a cardi, tights and booties, I actually kinda like it. Sorry for the blurry pix. ***You can also check out Michiko's review here.
I can't find these two tops online but they're now on sale, I believe for under $40. If you know what they're called feel free to chime in. Tried both tops in a size S and they fit TTS.
And remember this Leifsdottir's Coming & Going Skirt from way back when? Well I spied it on the sale rack and even on sale it was $99. As much as I love this skirt, I could not pull the trigger. Plus I remember Roxy from Effortless Anthro found a similar skirt at H&M here. But if you're still gung-ho on this skirt and you can't find it at Anthro, it's still available here. And I love how Michiko's friend styled it 3 ways here.
I didn't have time to snap a pic of what I wore, but here's a breakdown of my OOTD.
The pic below was taken when I reviewed the Lisette Lace Shell last month
Top - J.Crew Lisette Lace Shell, which is also pictured with the Decade-by-Decade skirt and Inked Marbled Mini review. Currently on sale at the store for $49.99 plus an additional 40% off (at the store).
Jeans - AE Skinny