Thursday, August 12, 2010

Anthro's Sale Belly-friendly Items

The second trimester is a revelation. I finally have the energy, interest, and bile-free mouth required in going back to Anthro, and it's a relief. I haven't been to my home store in Del Amo in over 3 months. THREE MONTHS. THAT'S not right, friends.

Anyway, their new gorgeous sunny-hued displays (new? or just new to me, not clear) are so femininely beautiful and remind me of a rosy-tinted quilt I made one day 6 years ago (when I was suddenly just sick and tired of the daily grind and HAD TO call in...sick).

Like most, I am grateful to be employed in this economy, but sometimes the complete LACK of creative thought in daily work life makes me want to screech and flail wildly into the numbing quiet.

Everytime I see that quilt, I smile and think back to that rebellious but necessary gesture of "I WILL do something creative!! Even if I have to act sick tomorrow to continue the charade.*sniffle*"

The bedroom at Del Amo also had this great vintage sewing machine mid-stitch, as if to say, the Anthrowoman ain't afraid of the occasional rough hem, it that weren't already clear.

I even ventured into the sale room to try on some belly-friendly tops, i.e.

1. highly breathable, non-restrictive materials
2. machine-washable
3. long front edge to cover burgeoning bump and to NOT reveal my embarrasingly hairy belly button.

I loved several of the Porridge t-shirts when they came out a few months ago. Finally, going on sale! I adore the print on this one, and thought it very clever that they included beet seeds. So stinkin' cute, right?

However, the fabric was really not that soft and I thought the print would be only appropriate for non-work, casual events, so had to leave it behind.

Velvet's Soft Edges Tee is only 19.99 and the fabric is so soft and comfy. Only problem is that it's quite sheer, but I thought it would be great for layering.

Also, the front edge seems long enough to hide the navel and not scare the neighborhood children.

I also liked the edging around the neck. But let's face it. I was most excited about the price. Only M and up available online. Boo.

Oh, Moth. You know how to make a cute sweater even more irresistible (um, the solid green lining of the pockets, peeking out under the stripes, duh!).

Case in point, this Four Petals Cardigan, $49.99 which is FINALLY on sale, sheesh! After months! Months, I say! of stalking.

I was somewhat underwhelmed by the look of this cardigan on me, and thought of how it would be limited in scope, in my wardrobe. Reluctantly had to return it to the sale rack. So, if anyone wants a small, it's still there, I'm assuming (I saw a M, too).

Anyway, I love finding Anthroware is so versatile--perfect for maternity, weight gain, or an extra-large lunch. Anyone else finding that to be true?


  1. The Four Petals cardigan looks wonderful on you. I tried it on and it just didn't work for me -- but you're rocking it!

  2. that soft edges tee is only 9.99 now. you should get all those things. the first shirt was sooo cute. i didn't see it at our anthro. i wonder if they are radishes instead of beets. no matter, it's still cute.

  3. thanks jamie--i wasn't so sure about it either. so cute on the rack, though!
    sylvs!! so weird!! i think your anthro is better than mine. it's still 20 bucks at ours! boo.

  4. So funny I just read your post tonight - our local news anchorwoman is expecting and I noticed she was wearing Anthro's Secret Treasure Dress. It looked great! I found a lot of tops at Anthro that worked my first and second trimester, but I gave up in my last trimester! You look adorable!