Respect the Outfits (Anthro-esque)

Of all the retailers in existence, there are very brands that incite the level of dedication and enthusiasm that I've seen from fellow Anthropologie-lovers. And very few brands that can also bring together a community of enthusiasts from across the continents who share tips, trade clothes, and support each other in styling and life matters.

It is with a heavy heart that most of us also agree that sometimes Anthro can be just a bit out of reach for the ole pocketbook. But the good thing is that we Anthro-lovers are also quite a creative bunch of ladies who know how to put together pieces that can still give us the same eclectic / romantic / retro / precious vibe of the brand we adore.

So diatribe-short, here's this week's Respect the Outfits reader feature: Anthro-esque. The following beautiful ladies have put together a collection of their best Anthro-inspired looks from shopping their closets - and wearing little-to-no Anthro - reiterating yet again that our wallets do not dictate getting the look we want!

♥  Callandra from Petite Early Morning Style (see more of Callandra rocking her look here):

Bodysuit: No idea / Blouse: F21 Thrifted / Skirt: Loft 2007 / Shoes: Hot Kiss 2005 / Metallic Belt: Ann Taylor 2009 / Bangle Bracelts: F21

♥  Keiko from Keiko's TanPoPo (see more of Keiko rocking her look here):

Top: SM2 (Japan) / Skirt: Forever21 / Shoes: Japan / Necklace&Shoe Clips: TanPoPo (Etsy)

♥  inkmark from Objects of Desire (see more of inkmark rocking her look here):

Cardi: JCREW factory / Top: JCREW Lisette lace shell / Bottom: JCREW Chor Pencil skirt / Shoes: JCREW bow and chain ballet flat

♥  Peggy from She Hath Done What She Could:

Dress: Tucker for Target / Cardi: Plaza Cardi Knockoff from ROSS / Boots: Target Kachiri / Jewelry: Kohls

♥  Meghan :

Dress and Cardigan from Forever 21 / Necklace from New York and Company / Tights from Target / Boots from Sears / Belt from Anthro

♥  Elle from Fast Food and Fast Fashion (see more of Elle rocking her look here):

Dress: BB Dakota / Cardigan: J. Crew

♥  Lisa from Sweet Laundry Loves (see more of Lisa rocking her look here):

Cardigan: Banana Republic / Blouse: Gap (hand me down) / Jeans: Fidelity / Boots: Browns Shoes / Earrings: H&M

♥  Jen from vintageglammz (see more of Jen rocking her look here):

Dress: Target Australia / Belt: Paddy's Markets Sydney / Shoes: Topshop

♥  JG from Stuff Jewish Girls Like:

Top: TJ Maxx / Skirt: Gap / Belt: Forever 21 / Jeggins: JC Penny / Rainboots: Dav via Ideeli / Umbrella: Coach / Jewelry: J.Crew + Bat Mitzvah gift!

♥  Lisa from Confessions of a Call Center Gal:

Skirt - DownEast Basics (inspired by Anthro's Scalloped Clouds Skirt) / Top - Forever 21 / Cardi - Target

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Lastly, here's me! I probably didn't need the shoe clips, but I was all about pushing the spring vibe:

Jacket: J. Crew marled thandie (similar here or lighter here)
Top: Ann Taylor ribbon tank (similar embellished here or only kinda sim, but gorgeous here)
Skirt: H&M (now in stores - similar mini here or -ish luxe here or camel here)
Tights: Anne Klein
Shoes: Nine West Temani patent wedges (worn here before - similar here or here)
Shoe clips: Lilywinkel via Etsy (worn here before)