I LOVE The Embroidered Peasant Blouse Trend. It just suits my casual vibe so well. I love a pretty, feminine, eye-catching embroidered detailing and I love a cool and airy top that’s perfect for summer. I’ve always loved embroidery detailing so this is a trend I’m fully on board with and will wear the hell out of it for this spring/summer season, and wear it year after year whether or not it’s on trend.
Fun fact about me. I also used to really love Anthropologie. I loved it so much that I started a blog for it alongside my lulumum blog. It was so hard tending to two separate blogs though (one for fitness apparel and one for Anthropologie items) and then if I loved another brand where did I share that info on? I’m really glad that I’ve evolved this blog over the past few years into something that is much more me and encompasses all of my fashion interests, athletic or otherwise. I’ve really been enjoying sharing different content alongside the fitness stuff. And I love that we now have Mrs. O contributing her fashion interests as well!
This fitting room try-on at Anthropologie was done on two separate trips. I managed to stop in yesterday after my mother’s day brunch because the store was right across from the restaurant, and they had a sale going on. And my husband and kids were feeling indulgent.
This top caught my eye, and I grabbed it, put it down, grabbed it, decided I wasn’t going to get it, decided I would, the lineup was too long so I put it back. I put it back because the one I tried on was a slightly too small for me (it was a 10, I typically go between a 10 and 12 at anthro). The reviews online say this top fits small and very snug in the arms and I would say that’s true based on the size too small I tried on. It wasn’t uncomfortably snug in the arms but I felt like for summer I’d probably want a bit of extra movement and looseness. It was definitely a tad shorter than I prefer though so the 12 would have been the right size. Unfortunately, the store was sold out of 12’s, and when I got home to check online it was sold out of all sizes. I was able to locate a 14 after patient online stocking (bookmark any of these tops if they are sold out, but you want them. They keep popping in and out of sizes, even after a month). I’m worried that the size up will be too big and boxy so it may be a return once it arrives, but the 12 hasn’t popped up online yet. This top is cotton which is lovely for summer, and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. I often get fixated on design details and lately it’s been the combination of green and pink (Remember this dress?). I’ve also been fixated on paint splatter prints and polka dots, and black and white embroidery. This blouse was my top pick from yesterdays try-ons.
** update! The size 14 just arrived and it fits perfectly. I’m actually really surprised it’s a 14 because it’s not much different from the 10. Slightly longer and the sleeves are perfect. I’d be curious to see how the 12 fits in comparison since the shift between 10 and 14 is so slight. I definitely recommend sizing up in this since it doesn’t look oversized or boxy like I worried it would.
This top was my TTS 12 and I although I didn’t absolutely fall in love with it on the hangar, it had that black/white contrast embroidery I like so much so I grabbed it. The fit was very flattering on. That deep v and flutter sleeve really brings the eye up to the bust line and away from a pear shape. I’m not sure why this top didn’t make the final cut for me at checkout other than I really gravitated to the green one. This is something I’ve bookmarked for markdown watch though. By the way, I use Shoptagr for sale alerts.
This top is GORGEOUS! I tried it on in Dallas and it’s still available online. I’d say this one was a top pick, except for the price. The price point is slightly higher than all the other tops I’ve tried on so I definitely need this one to go on sale – but I love it. This was a size 10 and it fit just fine.
This is another top I tried on in Dallas. I fell in love with it but didn’t want to pay USD prices on it while on vacation (and spending on other things like meals and transportation). I figured I’d check to see if the Canadian stores had it, but when I did, I saw that it was sold out everywhere. It’s since popped back online though so I want to snatch it up. The reason I love this top so much is that it’s identical to a short sleeve blouse I got from anthro two years ago (I wear it a ton). The embroidery and background is all the same (natural white with contrasted black embroidery), the only difference is this is the cami version and it has cute little pom poms at the bottom. The size 10 fit fine, as did the 12. I was pretty torn on sizing. I think I’d go with a 10 (12 shown here) because the straps were just right.
This top was one I got from my last Pretty Flowey Tops For Summer post, although I tried it on in another colorway. Again, I didn’t purchase it in store but then later regretted it. When I saw that it was on sale online I went ahead and ordered it. I ended up finding out I had a credit at Nordstrom (over paid my Nordstrom card at some point) so that made it an easy decision. This is a size L, and it fits a bit oversized. I like the size though because it makes it a super cool and breezy shirt. I love that I can dress it up with jeans and these pretty wedges (purchased here), or denim shorts and flip-flops. I wore it both ways this weekend and felt really casual yet put together.
So that’s it! Lots of peasant top options to wear to all those summer BBQ’s and while out on vacation, or while imagining you are on vacation somewhere.