What to get during Anthropologie's 20% off promo this weekend, plus a secret bonus!

Friday, May 6, 2016

The promo we've been eagerly awaiting is here -- this weekend, take 20% off your Anthropologie.com order with the code XOXO or during your in-store visit! But did you hear about the secret bonus happening this weekend too? Get the details inside, plus what I'm hoping to pick up this weekend...

A sweet weekend promo is here from Anthropologie!!!

It's here! Anthropologie's Mother's Day weekend promotion is lovely, 20% off your purchase! This promo is valid both in-store and online this weekend only. Because this promo requires a code at checkout you cannot combine it with the birthday discount. But you can use it on both full price and sale items!

As always, the official line on PAs is no PAs, but you can always ask. Just know it is not guaranteed. Inside, some of my picks for this promo...

{Weekly} EA Community Anthro reviews!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Anthropologie's Ottoman Poppies Tank from 2011.

Welcome to the weekly EA community reviews post. This post was inspired by a similar J.Crew-themed community reviews post over at J.Crew Aficionada.

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Getting to work with J.Crew

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

dress -- runs small, size up // necklace
What's the digital equivalent of dog-earing a catalogue page? I want to do that with this outfit...

One of the most delightful developments of Spring 2016 has been seeing some of my favorite midrange retailers take strides back towards the good ol' days. You know -- flattering fits, nice quality materials, and designs that spark inspiration and interest within me. The other day while at J.Crew trying on workwear I got a quality control sticker stuck to my fingers...and instead of being annoyed, I was delighted! Quality control?!? Someone actually inspected this item??! Halle-friggin-lujah.

So it's with a little extra dose of happiness that we chat about how lovely J.Crew's workwear is right now, and how I kind of want everything...

16 ways to instantly wear plaid this Spring...

Plaid. I love it! I've seen it everywhere for Spring 2016, and I'm feeling inspired about all the ways to wear a long-sleeved plaid shirt. Above, I've hunted down 16 of my favorite plaid tops -- including a few on promo or sale -- to showcase here.

How do I wear a long-sleeved plaid shirt, you may wonder? Here are several ways I like to style it:
-- Wear a plaid shirt between a shift dress and a military style jacket. (See an example of this on my Instagram!)
-- Wear a plaid with a lacy cami underneath over leggings or faux leather leggings with high heels. (See an example of this on my Instagram!)
-- Wear a plaid shirt with destroyed denim shorts and sneakers (I'm partial to Converse) for a casual look.
-- Wear a plaid shirt with a lot of white in it (such as #s 7, 8, 11 or 14 above) over white jeans or shorts.
-- Wear a plaid shirt with feminine colors (i.e. pink or purple, such as #s 4, 12 or 15 above) with a pencil skirt for work.

What's your favorite way to wear plaid? From the plaids above, which tops stand out to you as your favorites?

**Quick fit note on the Gap shirts: these all run about 2 sizes small. Instead of a medium, I take an XL in these!

TOP ROW 1 || 2 || 3 || 4
2ND ROW 5 || 6 || 7 || 8
3RD ROW 9 || 10 || 11 || 12
4TH ROW 13 || 14 || 15 || 16

Quick Picks: Ten Pendant Necklaces to Bring an Outfit Together

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I've long been avoidant of long necklaces -- with a larger chest, I figured longer chains with pendants at the end wouldn't work on me. Recently however my mind has been changed and I find myself drifting the other way towards wanting lots of pendants in my collection! Above, 10 of my currently-available favorites from Anthropologie (this necklace is worth tracking for popbacks, it's absolutely lovely and on sale).

Wear any of these necklaces over solid tops and dresses with high scoop necklines or low-contrast textures, like lace.

SHOP THEM: 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6 || 7 || 8 || 9 || 10

10 Things I'm Loving at Banana Republic this morning

Flowers are in bloom everywhere right now, including Banana Republic! It's second set of Spring arrivals is here and my shopping cart is full of beautiful new pretties. Inside, some of the items that I suddenly wish were sitting in my closet, plus find out how to get 30% off even the newest of new arrivals...

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!

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