Monday, March 28, 2011

Lost Fitting Room Reviews

Hello all, and Happy Monday!

I hope that you're all doing well!

So, I had tried on a couple of things awhile back, but I never got a chance to review them. They're a little old, but I forgot to list one of them on our recent wishlist post, and I also wanted to show why another of them is on my wishlist, goes!

Pezza Dress ($128, shown in size S)

Hello, lovely dress! I really can't think of too many dresses that are easier or more flattering to wear than this one. The material and make of this dress reminds me a lot of the Tracy Reese Dreamy Drape Dress I picked up last Labor Day here. I love wearing that dress, so I could see working this dress into my routine very easily. I found the drapey cowl neck to be flattering for my small bust, and I also think that, subconsciously, the color and the cut remind me a lot of this dress that Anne Hathaway wears in The Devil Wears Prada:

I've always loved that look (what better dress to wear, when you're sent across town to grab steak for your boss's lunch?), and in my seemingly never-ending quest to imitate movie style, I've been looking for a dress like this since the movie came out.

It's love, obviously. Wishlisted faster than you can say...something...that...doesn't take very long to say.

You get the point. ^_-

Neo-Refinement Pullover ($88, shown in size Medium)

Sometimes it's hard to tell you're going to like something just by seeing it on the hanger. For example:

Inspiring, right?

Nevertheless, I was intrigued enough to give it a whirl.

Now I admit, I've always been a sucker for big, drapey, off-the-shoulder-y type tops like this. I grabbed a Medium because I didn't see any Smalls on the floor. I kind of think this this is the type of top that has a lot of leeway in sizing, though. It's a little strange...baggy, yet sexy all at once? And the material was very soft and non-itchy. I loved it, and I imagined pairing it with slacks or a pencil skirt and layering long necklaces over it.

Why hasn't it gone on sale yet, exactly? *wink*

I don't see this color combo online, and it's been about a month since I actually tried this sucker on so I don't hold out a ton of hope that I'll even be able to find it at this point. But if any of you happen to see this puppy in your stores, please feel free to message me because I love this sweater and wouldn't mind making it a part of my life. Thank you! ^_^

Quiet Blush Dress ($168, shown in size Small)

Hello, nurse?

No, really. I feel like I look like a nurse. A nurse in rayon. Not gonna lie - I'm not a fan of this dress. I believe I echo much of the blogosphere in saying this dress was a total pass. The material is...not nice. And the slip on the inside is laughably cheap-feeling. The sheerness of the shoulders looks like an accident. It's a shame, this dress was so pretty in the catalog photo...but then, the photo was all back-lit anyway, so it was always hard to tell how this dress was going to be in person from that photo.

So there you have it. I hope these (very) delayed reviews are helpful! What do you all think? Should I wait a little longer before I pull the trigger on the Pezza Dress? There seems to be plenty in stock in the green. Here's hoping it makes it to sale!

Thank you all so much for reading!


  1. Love the Pezza dress on u Kathryn... U look adorable.

  2. The pezza dress is an amazing fit on you! The style of it reminds me of the Waffle Weave dress (if you recall?).
    I quite like the quiet blush dress but a lot of bloggers and reviewers have passed on it due to the fabric as well. Such a shame, as I love the pleated skirt.

  3. The Pezza dress is totally on my radar. I think it's so cute and it looks great on you. It looks sp versatile, for work with a cardi and for play!

  4. I saw a bunch of the neutral Neo-Refinement Pullovers at the Burlington, MA store a week ago. I think they had it in neutral, yellow, reddish purple, and gray in various sizes. I'm not sure if they're still there but here's the number if you want to try (781) 221-3191.

  5. The pezza dress is awesome! I've resisted trying it on because I'm basically a sales only girl and I'm afraid I'll fall in love with it full price. It looks great on you!

  6. Oh, I have my eye on the Pezza dress too! I tried on the blue colorway of the dress and LOVED it! I'm waiting for it to go on sale, and as soon as it does it is mine.

  7. Well, if by helpful you mean that I now want the Pezza Dress and Neo Refinement EVEN MORE. Then yes. You know what would be really, really helpful though? If Anthro would show us some mercy and mark them down! You look so awesome in both pieces - love, love them!

  8. Katherine, what size did you try the Pezza dress in - S or XS?

  9. also, would you recommend an XS in Pezza? I'm similarly shaped to you, and I have the Rushing Ruffles in XS.