Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for buying only -- there is a separate selling/trade post below.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
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The Trade Market: Looking to Sell/Trade


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy/sell/trade posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for selling/trading -- there is a separate buying post above.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can also view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


The EA Trade Market is now also on Facebook. Get the details here.
Guide to commenting with IntenseDebate.
How to add photos to your IntenseDebate comment.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Updated: Memorial Day Weekend 2015 deals from around the webby world

Yes a sleeveless trench sounds ridiculous, but if you think of it a a vest
this dress-trench combo from Banana Republic is pretty killer.
Part of one of the many Memorial Day weekend sales going on now.

Anthropologie is partaking in Memorial Day weekend shopping celebration with its 20% off sale promo, now through Monday evening. Details in this post. It's also added 30% off full-price jewelry into the mix! Beyond Anthro plenty of retailers have some amazing deals going on! Inside, some of my favorites.

Note: This post has been updated as of Sunday May 24 at 2:30 PM!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Off-Topic: Investigating Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale

Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale: when designer pieces come closer to my price range.
Thinking ahead to my next Jazz Age party...


Ahh, Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale. Dangerously good, this sale always features a bevy of surprising markdowns as well as long-awaited ones. While the St. John Collection Organza Fil Coupe Shift Dress above is still too hard to justify at $758, inside are plenty more picks that will tempt you.

Warning: this post could be dangerous for your wallet. But good for your closet! Inside, lots and lots of pretty picks...

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread



By request of the community comes this weekly post. Please use this post to list website popbacks that you see on your wishlist, via search engines, or in your shopping cart. Popbacks go very quickly but hopefully by having them in one place will be helpful. Please do not use this post for store sightings.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Enjoy 20% off Anthropologie SALE this weekend!!


Memorial Day weekend is nearly here in the USA and to celebrate Anthropologie is offering an extra 20% off its sale items starting right nowUse the code GONEFISHING at checkout. This promo is also valid in stores.

I plan on using this code for sure to purchase a few Spring goodies. My top picks? The Abella Pintuck Blouse (now $48), the Pura Tunic (now $32), the Pina Lace Dress (now $80), the Marisol Maxi Dress (now $104) that I already own and love so much, the Clementina Pencil Skirt (now $48), the Laced Seamless Tank (now $24), and the Fringed Indigo Top (now $48) which will be part of my Instagram OOTD later today if you want a styling idea for it.

I was kind of hoping for a promotion of full-priced items this weekend. I have my eye on a few pairs of shorts and a couple of summery tops. But for now this will do!

Are you going to partake in extra sale on sale from Anthropologie this weekend? There are some other highly tempting sales going on this weekend which I'll be rounding up later today or tomorrow. Ahhhh, summer sales. Gotta love them!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Anthropologie's Q1 Earnings are in...and the feedback is still being missed



Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie's parent company, held its Q1 Fiscal 2016 Earnings call this week. Instead of the usual transcript breakdown (you can read the full call transcript here) I'd like to forego the Q&A analysis and spark some discussion instead.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Afternoon delight: the asymmetric layers I crave

Hubba, hubba. The exact kind of work outfit I love, thanks to 10 Crosby Derek Lam.

There are two main reasons why I enjoy poking around fashion (shopping? style?) blogs and Instagrams. First, I like to see how other people style an item I have already purchased into their outfits, or Polyvores, or whatever.

Secondly, oftentimes someone will wear or incorporate something I really like into one of their styling sets, thus inspiring me towards a new brand or outfit. Of course this is a double-edged sword. Sometimes I'll love too much of what I see out there. Or, I'll love something that's far too expensive for my budget.

Today's afternoon delights come from Derek Lam's 10 Crosby line, a slightly more youthful take on his strong cuts and geometric silhouettes. It seems like each year a brand will fall right into this personal sweet spot of mine, slightly off-balance layers with a chic, minimal-yet-slightly-fussy look. A few years ago it was Proenza Schouler, then it was Rag & Bone, and now 10 Crosby.

The dresses in this post are discoveries I made after this recent outfit post on Wendy's Lookbook. I don't talk about the major bloggers much because I figure they're already well-known enough, but I do enjoy Wendy's style immensely. (Another one of my new favorite blogs is Penny Pincher Fashion, which is on the EA blogroll and totally works the other end of the cost spectrum.) After seeing Wendy rocking the 10 Crosby Sweatshirt Dress, I decided to seek it out and discovered...



...it also comes in navy! (I want both now.) From there I found the dress topping this post, and in the last couple of days I've pretty much fallen into a wormhole of layery goodness. I'm digging this layered multi-layered option too, though of all the dresses in this post it'd be the 'easiest' to recreate myself using my own pieces. Is $695 a ridiculous price to pay for a single dress? You bet it is! (And $495 for the sweatshirt dress isn't much better.) Will I do it anyway?

Quite possibly. Though I am hoping for some kind of deal to help me out a bit. Too bad I found these pretties after most of the friends & family sales are over. So for now, I'll just watch stock and make sure my size (6) doesn't fly away too quickly. Scoring one of these dresses on sale would be a true delight, though the impulse of owning them now is strong with both of these frocks.

The sweatshirt dress is available via: Neiman Marcus
And is available in limited sizes via: Shopbop // Saks Fifth Ave
And in navy at: Intermix

The 2-in-1 blouse + pleated dress is available at: Intermix // Saks Fifth Ave // Shopbop // Derek Lam

I have these dresses and many more of the layer-mixing goodness I love pinned to my Downtown Workwear Inspiration Pinterest board. I'm also posting limited OOTDs on Instagram for the time being (just the items though, not me in them.)


What's your afternoon delight today?