It bears saying - Anthropologie's 2011 catalogs have been a disappointment to me. Don't get me wrong - the photographs and details, all lovely. The clothes though? They really didn't speak to me at all. This left me striking out from my usual shopping grounds, for greener pickings. Until now. When I opened the link to July 2011's catalog and started flipping through the pages, I felt wave after wave of delight, as outfit after outfit seemed to sing out my name.
I know they're not all going to work on me - already, I can tell you the midi skirts are going to be frump-tastic on my petite frame and the beautiful Collecting Dots Dress will probably try to swallow me up in the worst way (blousy surplice bodice? Sadly, no...). And that Trenchcoat Skirt might not play nice with my pear-shaped figure. But I still love them! I love the colors and the prints and the silhouettes and the way they're styled. I still want to try them on and I still want them to fit me the way they fit the model. You can bet your buttons that I'll be adding way too many things to my wishlist and begin steadily stalking these items for sale, etc.
It's like I'm rediscovering an old friend.
What about you? How have you been feeling about Anthro's offerings this past year? And what do you think about July's catalog?