Ann Taylor: Zebra Jacquard Skirt, Eyelet Bodice Dress, Skinny Stripe Top, Polka Dot Colorblock S/S Top

***50% off at Ann Taylor, today only!

Last weekend Ann Taylor had 50% off everything. I haven’t shopped at the store since my friend stopped working there. They always have some pretty clothes I just can’t get past the 100% Polyester in most of their offerings. But, at 50% off I can definitely re-consider having the sisters in my wardrobe (Poly & Ester…credit goes to Gigi for that).

The Zebra Jacquard Skirt has been styled in the window and even caught MamaBella’s eye one during an afternoon of shopping. Though the outer zebra portion feels, and looks, like a linen blend it is actually 100% Polyester. I grabbed several sizes in Regular and Petite. Unfortunately I did not take my camera with me but everything you see here was in the dressing room with me. The size 6 was tight across the hips and I dared not sit down for fear of a ripped seam. The 8 was too long for my taste. The 8P was a good length but still just a touch tight in the hips. I could sit down but an extra bite of cake could alter this skirt. The size I took home with me was the 10 Petite. There is a touch more room through the hips and the waist is comfortable. The length hits at the top of my knee.


The side seams have a solid trim which is also at the hem.

The back zipper seam does not match up but with all the various Zebra stripes it really doesn’t bother me. There is a lovely Coat that I was so tempted to get as it was beautiful. But where would I wear it? Even at $100 the sensible thing to do was leave it at the store. 

I chose a Medium in the Polka Dot Colorblock S/S Top; again 100% Polyester. This is unlined but not see-through. The colorblock is the collar, button placket and in the back across the shoulders. There is also a little pocket in front that blends in with the shirt. It was just too adorable to pass up.

The hem is hi-low which I didn’t even notice until now.

The Skinny Stripe Top looks like something J Crew would offer. I grabbed a Medium so this does run TTS. This is lined, has a boatneck and cap sleeves. It’s not too boxy and almost seems A-Line to me as the material just skims the chest area and then floats away from the body (I sounds like WNTW.)

Yep, it’s a keeper.

Lastly, is the Eyelet Bodice Dress. I just love a Navy Blue dress. The color is just classic. The way some women gravitate towards all Black is how I am with Navy. This dress is very chic. The size 6 had the Girls pulling the buttons so the 8 Petite came home with me.

The “Eyelet Bodice” is lined in cream giving a nice nude contrast to it. 
Definitely need to tone those arms to make that cap-sleeve look prettier.

Don’t fear ladies. There’s a hidden zipper down the back which allows you to step in to the dress.

I’d definitely wear this to work, with a cardigan. The only problem with this dress is that the bottom portion is not lined. I’d Spanx it for sure and spray with Static Guard as well.

I am really happy with all of these purchases from Ann Taylor. There were several items with the Zebra print, though some were black and white and not Navy Blue and white. I cannot wait to wear the dress! Have you tried the newest items from Ann Taylor. 


  1. January 26, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    Damn, you wear that dress very well. It is stunning on you. Like you, I kinda forget about AT even with all their promos. Will have to step in next time I'm at the mall.

  2. January 26, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    Yeah, I agree about Ann Taylor–don't dislike, just don't think about the store. But everything looks great on you and that dress is perfect!

  3. January 26, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    That dress is GORGEOUS!

  4. January 26, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    I love the skirt and dress! Excellent finds…good job!

  5. January 26, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    I like the look of that skirt and it's very pretty on you. If you want some outfit inspiration, you might pop over to the blog Suburban faux-pas. She is wearing this same skirt today and I love the way she styled it. Thanks as always for all the tryons!

  6. January 29, 2014 / 12:45 am

    The zebra skirt looks great on you!

  7. February 23, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    Hi there! I really like the skirt on you as well as the navy dress. I am a huge fan of AT and bought the skirt as well. If you have time to stop by sometime, I am at Will be styling the zebra skirt soon 🙂