Sunday, December 11, 2011

Oh, Anthro!

These days, it is rare indeed when a modern garment catches my eye and gets me opening my wallet. However, I must tell you that I ADORE this 30s-inspired silk flutter sleeved Flori dress that I got at Anthropologie on sale for $49.95 (regular $228.00)!! Really, this garment is a two-in-one deal because it consists of the sheer silk floral overdress AND a black slip that is that PERFECT mid-30s length (as we 30s lovers know, these slips are getting SO hard to find!).  I love that the dress even has the period-authentic strings-and-snaps details inside the shoulders to hold the slip straps in place!  All in all, this was a great investment. I'll try to snap a pic of me in the actual garment shortly.  In the mean-time, I thought I would also mention another 30s-inspired garment my friend Sara brought to my attention the other day: the Gabriella.  While it is clearly a knockoff of a 30s NIGHTGOWN, the Anthro site is calling it a slip. Oy! Still, the colour, the fabric, the lace detailing channel the elements of 30s lingerie I find quite swoon-worthy.  Too bad about the price ($198.00 USD)...still, it might be worth watching for it on the sales racks?




10 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

Gorgeous! Anthro has been killing me lately! I've been getting the prettiest dresses in the sale section and they are made so well. Lovely details! In fact I work one of my fav Anthro dresses today... slip and all ;o)

iLiveinmyLab said...

Oh they've had some fabulous stuff lately! I finally gave in and bought the vintage inspired blue and maroon sweater dress that I've been in love with! Glad you love the nightgown! Just watch the sale section, nearly everything gets rotated through it eventually! (they post most new sale items on Tuesdays FYI!)

Francy Flicks said...

Wow! Both are jus stunning. I love Anthro. It's probably te only chain clothing store I will buy from.

Hannah said...

Oh my gosh the night dress is beautiful the colouring is perfection! hope you get hold of it x

Rueby... said...

I *just* went in there for the first time today. That sale section is to die for. I bought a circle skirt and a wool sweater which were 30% off what they were already off! I wouldn't pay full price for the stuff...as despite the "quality" it is still made in China, BUT...at sale price it is amazing!

Patricia Lynn said...

Ah, that dress is GORGEOUS! And getting the slip included is a double score.

Lauren said...

Darn you, Anthropologie! I always try not to look at the catalog when it arrives, but I can't resist.

esme and the lane way said...

Wow, they are SO vintage inspired and gorgeous! I rad so much about Anthro and it looks beautiful, and I wonder how long it'll be before I actually buy something from there!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

I tried on the first dress and it was horrible on me. I am so glad it looks good on you because it is such a beautiful dress.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Btw, I found this and thought of you:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/84235282/vintage-1930s-apricot-nightgown-lingerie

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife