Monday, June 7, 2010

In the Dressing Room- Shopping at Anthro, Zara, & Barneys COOP

I decided to stop into the city after work on Friday for a little retail therapy and to see what was out there in the stores. Let's just say it was a bit disappointing, but I didn't leave completely empty-handed.

One of my stops was to Barneys COOP just to see what was on sale. I tried on the cutest blouse from Parker with sail boats on it. Alas, it was not meant to be and that can be blamed on my girls being a bit too big for it. Pulling across the chest and flashing everyone would not be a good look. I can't subject anyone to that picture, but I can show the adorable print. :)

I love J Brand jeans and have a few pairs. After seeing this on several celebrities I decided to see what the fuss was about with the cargo skinnies. I do need a nice casual weekend pant, but this was not working for me. Oh well, the search continues.

J Brand Houlihan Cargo, available here

Another stop was Zara to load up on skirts. I've been hunting for a cute tan color skirt, but tried on a few others too. That included this black button front number:

Although I liked this skirt, it was a no go for me. I'm short-waisted and this came up a bit too high, plus I do need to breathe during the day. There was little give in the elastic waist and it's best that I not pass out in my clothing, especially in the summer.

I can't resist an animal print anything, so I was seriously intrigued with this next skirt. I decided to give it a try.

I was crushing on this skirt and it gets mucho extra points for pockets. I didn't leave the store with this one either. I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend $80 on this particular silk skirt (I felt like my butt looked twice as big due to the poofiness in the skirt) and no offense to the dog, but if it was a cuter breed, I might have been more inclined to pull the trigger.

I skipped off to Anthropologie to indulge in fantasies of living a semi-bohemian lifestyle that required fancy skirts and dresses. That's just not me and I'm not sure Anthro is completely my style, but I can't deny that it's a great place to find something fun, unique and most definitely feminine.

Flowering Pasture Blouse, Dolan, buy it here
Really like, but most definitely sheer. Might consider it at a sale price

Lane Change Skirt, Girl from Savoy, buy it here
As you can see a big thumbs down for me. I felt like I was wearing an apron and this did nothing for my figure

Rift Valley Shorts, Corey Lynn Calter, buy it here
This was such a fun pair of shorts, but I wasn't sure if it was love. This also comes in a giraffe print too (me and those animals again) that I really like. This will go on the wish list.

Grand Island Dress, LA Made, buy it here
Excuse the face in this pic, but it is telling. This is a big fat no for me. It has a straight jacket look and wasn't working for my figure, although I love that drapey neckline.

After constant changing, some sucking in to fit a few things and a couple of battles in my brain about whether I should get this or that, I made it home with my wallet still intact and one little bag. To be debuted very soon... its searching my closet for cute friends to go out with, lol.

Gossip Girl photo courtesy of


  1. Soooo, the Parker blouse is just ridiculously cute and so amazing that you located it! Ridiculously funny face for the Grand Island Dress, but I totally get it!!


  2. Soooo, the Parker blouse is just ridiculously cute and so amazing that you located it! Ridiculously funny face for the Grand Island Dress, but I totally get it!!



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