I wandered into the danger zone of Anthropologie yesterday while out running errands, and tried on these dresses. Surprise of all surprises, all three fit well and looked decent! Anthro comes through for me for dresses and pants where other stores fail.

There was a coupon deal happening, so that made it more appealing to take all three home and see what they looked like styled with jackets, vests, and boots.

As I was trying on one of the dresses and waiting for the SA to bring me another size, I noticed these tall taupe suede boots in the small one-off shoe section they have in the fitting room area. They were my size, so I slipped them on, without having any expectations -- OTK boots have been problematic for me, as they usually either don't have enough room at the knee, or don't actually cover the knee. But lo and behold, these work on me quite well! And they are sooooo comfortable. I literally could have walked out of the store wearing them. The taupe color is slightly off my usual palette, so I'm trying them with lots of things to see if they will indeed play well with my wardrobe. I especially need to try them over skinny jeans to see if I'll wear them that way.

1-11 Blue patterned dress, both solo and with various jackets and vests. It's a little sweet with the ruffled hem and gathered sleeves, but I think it reads more casual/boho with the right styling, and thanks to the simple geometric print. I love the length! It's lightweight, but that's fine with me.

12-24 Asymmetric hem metallic thread black dress, both alone and with assorted toppers. I thought it looked too dressy on the hanger, but styling with boots and casual toppers seems to work! I think this is the kind of thing that can be dressed up for a cocktail party but down for casual wear or funky arty occasion. The metallic is subtle. Again, awesome length! It's substantial but not heavy and very comfortable.

25-34 Maeve dress in lavender, teal, etc. I'm a bit more on the fence about this one. I think it fits well, but is the lavender not my best color? And it's not quite as versatile as the others. Sleeveless is harder to work with. I tried a tee under it, but that looked kind of dopey. It's also a little seasonally awkward -- sleeveless yet a thick fabric. But I do like it. What do you think?

I know this is long with a ton of pics, so thanks for looking. I welcome feedback!

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