Friday, June 24, 2011

Caveat Emptor

I just got this dress in the mail. I was a little nervous how it would turn out.

I've been on a bit of a watercolor kick lately and so is the rest of the world too apparently...

Back to the dress though, it's definitely a little different than most of my closet (besides being a dress and from Anthropologie). I'm usually more of a solid color, smaller print floral, geometric print, stripes...kinda girl. This dress however, appeared at Anthropologie some time ago and I was very intrigued. I'm used to wearing lots of blue and red but orange, yellow, green and purple too?! I'm not sure if I ever even saw it in the store so I totally took a risk by buying it online when it went on sale.

Which leads me to my next topic-the wonder and danger of shopping apps. After getting my iPhone a few months back I downloaded the Shop Style app. On here, you can browse clothes, shoes, and accessories from any store you can name. You can also favorite items you like which is nice but my favorite part is the sale alert. The sale alert is perhaps the best/worst invention on my iPhone right now. If there is a certain item you like you may hit the $ sign and it will alert you by text when the item goes on sale. Dangerous right? As long as you don't tag too many items you should be good. On Monday morning my phone woke me up with an alert that this dress had just gone on sale. $148 to $79. Needless to say I hopped out of bed much faster than I ever have to my alarm clock. I couldn't decide right away if I should buy it or not having never seen in in person or tried it on but after reading the reviews I made up my mind. Luckily I did it before this color sold out. That's the thing about Anthropologie sales, you better act fast!

So how did it turn out? It was a great purchase. Fits perfect, very soft and the colors are beautiful. It should travel well too which is always a plus for summer trips. Of course sadly it's sold out now but they still had the blue color online last I looked.

Maybe sale alerts are a little bit like tatoos- you know how they say to draw out what you want, then hide it away for a month or two, and then if when you come back to it you still like it you should get the tatoo? I'm not sure if it's the same level of commitment but it worked in the case of this dress.


  1. Pretty! I got a really colorful dress a few months ago and was a little worried it would be too wild, but I like it and people say they like it too. I'd like to know what tattoo you're considering. :)

  2. That dress is fabulous. Congrats on such a great choice. I'm a bit jealous.


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