Making it Work: An Easy Alteration to an Anthropologie Bargain

First things first, there’s a major sale at Anthropologie right now. Discounted items are an additional 40% off. There are some pretty cool fresh cuts too. For example, I’ve been eying this yellow long blazer since it released, and it’s now eligible for sale-on-sale pricing. In today’s post, I’m wearing an Anthropologie dress/vest (with a minor alteration). It’s under $20 (originally $148) during this sale.

Vest/Dress | Faux leather leggings (similar, similar, similar) | Pumps (old, option)

I was drawn to this piece because of its structured silhouette and its stunning t-strap in the back.

Alteration Anthropologie

But, I was also here for the option to wear it two ways—as a dress or a vest. It comes, however, with a heather grey slip that is attached. I felt limited by that slip and imagined the dress looking super sharp and sexy without it. So, I grabbed my scissors and cut that piece out!

Here’s a peek at how I wore it as a dress after the alteration. This is my homegirl, Shonte of The Brown Closet, and me at a runway event recently. Without the slip, you have the option to flaunt a deep plunging v-neckline.

So, this minor alteration was a permanent change. But, I have no regrets since cutting the slip out. I now have a piece that’s even more versatile.

Let me know if you plan to check out the Anthropologie sale. I’m going into the store on a mission to order this blazer and leave without even looking at anything else. Wish me luck.

Location: South City, St. Louis

For more cool ways to wear a vest, check this post.


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  1. October 6, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I saw this in the sale room and thought the same thing – it would be better separate! Looks great.

  2. October 9, 2017 / 9:40 am

    It looks great as layering piece. Love the color!