Last week I had a chance to head over to Nordstrom without kids, and with time to try on several items in the activewear department, including these Onzie Ritz Crop Midnight Anemone. I was really excited because when Nordstrom first came to Vancouver they had a huge selection of brands, but then suddenly all that variety disappeared and they where only featuring Zella and a tiny bit of Nike and Adidas. I like those brands a lot but what I really loved about the Nordstrom Vancouver activewear department was that it was really a boutique shop experience with a huge variety of brands I could discover that I couldn’t try on anywhere else. This was a big draw for me even though it’s a 45 minute drive and parking expense, but worth it for all those brands curated in one location. I’m glad that whoever they have that is doing the buying has gone back to pulling in variety of fashion forward athletic wear brands because the big draw for me to come in for this particular shopping trip where these Onzie crops in this gorgeous floral print.
I LOVE floral prints. I know they aren’t ideal for a fuller pear shape like myself but I just really love them. My favourite print from Lululemon is probably the Secret Garden rose print on teal background and I always regret not getting the Inspire Crops in that print. During the Nordstrom Anniversary sale these caught my eye from a distance several times, but I didn’t have a chance to try them on until recently. The Onzie Ritz Crop Midnight Anemone have a really pretty black velvet detail at the hem that just make these so extra, and so luxurious. The sizing is XS/S, or M/L and I was afraid that the M/L would be more like a size 6/8 but actually I would say it was more of an 8/10 which works for me. I love that it’s a higher rise and the material is really lightweight and breathable. My one nit with them where that although they seemed to pass the squat test for opacity, when I pushed my thumb through the waist you can see how stretched out the print gets and I suspect that in natural light these pants would be sheer in a deep squat. I didn’t see a big variety in print placement but I do think you need to try these on to make sure you don’t have an unfortunately placed blooming flower.
Ultimately I did not end up getting these because I was slightly afraid of the statement print, and considering getting them in the black colorway and just enjoying the pretty velvet trim detail but I do regret not purchasing these. I’m going to have to wait on these because I’ve been pretty spendy lately but I am lusting hard, and will probably purchase them next month if they are still around. Actually, I will make it my goal to purchase these once I’ve gotten rid of my extra summer fluff.