First stop, Anthro. My daughter Jasmine was with me the whole time. She was helping out with taking some of the pictures and giving honest 10 year old opinions. So sweet. I was impressed by how patient she was. One side note, we did go see the movie Despicable Me and had lunch and ice cream at Friendly's before we hit this store, so she was full and happy. This is a dressing room review, not a movie review, but I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed the movie. I think it's one of the best cartoon that came out since Finding Nemo. Also the oldest orphan girl depicted in the movie look a lot like Jasmine. Seriously. :) Ok, on to the review.
This skirt is my all time favorite in the store. I was wearing a size 0, the smallest size they carry. The waist is a perfect fit. Surprise, yes. I like the color of the flowers and the detailing. The skirt is fully lined, and look at the beautiful lace of the inner layer. The dress was retailed at $120 and was not on sale. As much as I love it, I put it back on the rack.
This one looked good when I picked it out, but was so blah on me, I put it back without any hesitation.
My overall experience with Anthro was positive. I was very glad to find that their size 0 actually fit me. Side note, their online store carries petite clothes.
Now on to store #2, Club Monaco. I have to admit, I love, love the look of everything in the store. But how does it look on me? After trying about a dozen different style clothes, my conclusion was that their size 00 fit me on the waist. Their size 00 fitted dresses were made for taller people and not fit for petites.
This is one of the many shorts I tried out size 00. Fits great. I wasn't sure about the two pockets in the front, it looked like I had my shorts on backwards. I instead bought another one I tried on as well, I will do a different post on that one.
I also tried on some tiered skirts. They all fit nicely, but a little pricey even after the sale. I could easily get something similar from Express at half of its sale price. So it's petite friendly but not wallet friendly. Can't have everything, can I?
This 100% silk dress looked awful on me. I don't know why, but it just did. So no.
I stopped taking pictures at this point because I was so disappointed and tired. Rest of them are all rejects.
I do want to mention that I finally found the perfect white blazer for my husband in Club Monaco. Lucky him.