You know that feeling when you pop into a store just to browse, just to see what’s new, to take in the sights and smells of a particular store, especially when they’ve got such an incredible experience like Anthropologie?
I experience that a lot, mainly because San Francisco’s Anthropologie is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from my office. Away goes the hustle and bustle of Market Street and downtown; with just a few steps, I’m in another world – the world of beautiful displays, elegant candles, and cute clothes.
After a particularly busy week last week, I stuck my head into Anthropologie just to take a short break from…well, life. I wasn’t looking for anything, and while there was a great sale-on-sale happening, I was more interested in browsing the two-story floor and losing myself for a little while.
I stumbled upon a gorgeous little top, the Composed Pintuck Buttondown, while I was there, and it hasn’t left my mind since. I might just have to go back and try it on!
Oh, where to start? Anthropologie’s Composed Pintuck Buttondown is full of the little details that really make Anthropologie clothes…well, Anthropologie. First, I love the neckline: v-necks are flattering on just about every body type, and this one isn’t too deep for the office. A cascade of dainty pleats helps to gather the top just under the bust, creating a flattering drape that skims the body. The top itself is long, but cleverly curves up on the sides to avoid a full-on tunic or maternity top look. And, like almost all of Anthropologie’s tops, the sleeves can be rolled up or down.
I’m partial to the neutral print motif, since I’m an avid horse lover, but I also love the deep red (with adorable white anchors), the simple black, and the deep purple for fall.
I would pair this top with sleek cropped pants and heels for a day at work and even toss on a blazer over the top, and pair it with jeans and flats for an off-duty, chic look. There’s nothing better than a simple top like these that are polished and simple!
Have you ever poked your head into a store and found a piece that you absolutely fell in love with?