Monday, March 11, 2013

Tricky Prints

As any Anthropologie lover knows, it's the place to go for quirky prints. But as I have found out over the past year or so, sometimes you need to take a closer look! Here's what I mean:
Since my closest Anthro store is an hour away (and has only been in existence for about a year and a half), I do a lot of my Anthro shopping online. I look at their website and mark things in my "Wish List". When I do get to a store, it's usually to try on my favorite items so I truly know what size I need when the item hits sale. Once an item goes on sale, I do one of three things:
1. order it online but the downside is paying shipping
2. if I can make it to the store and have other things to do in that area, I'll go, but I also consider my gas costs
3. call a store to have something sent to me (or they will place the online order for you) and more than likely the SA will waive the shipping fee
When looking at a 2 x 3 picture of something online, it can be easy to overlook something that might be really interesting close up. Obviously, I do not look at the detail of every single item - only the ones that catch my eye (or I can tell what they are already) from that initial picture. I posted the model shot of this dress at the end of the post in the same size it would be on Anthropologie's website. At glance, you would probably think this is a graphic, sunburst type print - right?
To further my point, if you were to do a search on Anthropologie's website with the word "peacock", this dress would not show up. Why their site it setup like this I do not know. The word "peacock" is not in the title, description, or even the color (green motif) of this item.
This is Maeve's "Eton Marble" dress, and I passed by it for months. It wasn't until I happen upon a close up shot during an eBay search of something else that I saw what it really was! By that time, this $128 dress was marked down to $39.95 and was sold out online and in stores. It seemed like waiting for one to come up on eBay or in the Trade Market would be my only hope, but I knew I'd be paying a little bit more then because most people are selling to make money on an item. By sheer luck, the dress appeared in my size in a popback (see the definition of a popback here) and I was able to order it!
My other example of this type of scenario is the Beach Treasures dress from this summer.
I know, I'm a weirdo. Hunting down bargains like this is a thrill for me, and I guess it's safe to say it's a hobby too.
Outfit Breakdown:
Maeve's Eton Marble Dress - Anthropologie
Tights - Target
Boots - JC Penney
Necklace - gift from hubby
Bracelet - Forever 21


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What a great find! That dress looks awesome on you!