Two Paths Trench, $188
I am in love with this trench. I first heard of it from goldenmeans and then I saw it on her and Rosa and knew that I had to try it on for myself once it hit the stores. And I'm still not sure if that was the best idea, because now I want this in a really bad way. I tried this on in my dress size (size 4) and it fit really well. The chest was a little roomy, but that's to be expected since I'm a small-chested gal. The material is light, yet hefty enough that I suspect it can withstand the elements, though I wouldn't exactly call it "waterproof" like my current (and too-small) trench from Banana Republic. The sleeves are a bit too long on me, but this is because I typically take petite sizes when I can. Something for the petite ladies to consider. It's not too much of a bother, though. I'll be waiting for this to go on sale!
The tee has been a big hit with a number of lovely bloggers, though it first caught my eye when I saw it on Tien, who paired it beautifully with the ruffly cardigan. And I also have to give credit to Chloe, whose cute outfit with the white version of the cardigan made me realize that I need it in white, despite my aforementioned fear of white toppers. There is no logic in the ol' AmyK noggin, I tells you. Anyway -- I took the cardigan (only available in black, gray, and "red" which looked more like fuschia in my store) in a size Small, which fit perfectly. I'm between a size XS and S in Anthro tops, but an XS would have been way too snug. The tee I took in a Small also and I can see why it's such a winner. Boyfriend said it was "too busy" but when I wore it with the cardigan, he instantly changed his mind. Men. I'll probably be going back for these soon as a birthday present to myself.
Dreaming in Green Skirt, $148
I first noticed this skirt after Tara B. posted on it as part of her green-themed St. Paddy's Day collection. I actively sought it out in the store afterwards. The fit doesn't quite do it for me. It was too snug and huggy for my taste, though Boyfriend liked it. I'm wearing it in my usual size 6 for bottoms, and the waist fits perfectly, but the hips were too tight! I have a feeling my generous bum had something to do with it. I'd say this is pear-shaped/curvy unfriendly. The skirt itself is gorgeous, though! The nubby fabric has such a wonderful texture and the green stripes are bright and cheery.
This blouse immediately caught my eye when it was first put up on the Anthro website. The flutter sleeves, off-white color, flower pattern, and flowy-ness just screamed my name. In person, it's kind of "eh." I am wearing this in a size 4 and it's kind of just too billow-y for me. Don't get me wrong, it's a pretty top, but I just feel like I'm wearing a bag of silky fabric. Maybe sizing down would have helped, but I was too lazy to ask for another size. I think it'd look really nice under a cardigan, but at $118, I want it to be out and about, not hiding under something.
I'll try my best to resize the J.Crew photos tonight and put them up tomorrow!