My search for a long or draped grey cardigan brought me to Ann Taylor to see the Wool Blend Open Cardigan in person. The two stores I went to did not have either color so I was out of luck, but I did find a few things to try on. Ann Taylor has extended their 40% off Friends-and-Family code through today (use FRIENDS40).

~ Camel Print Silk Camp Shirt, Medium ~

I am always on the lookout for a 100% Silk shirt, especially printed ones. I think they are perfect layering pieces for my casual work-from-home style. The Medium is true-to-size though the shirt is sheer. It will probably require a cami if worn solo, and I already had one on. There’s also a Deer Print Silk Camp Shirt

~ Cable Turtleneck Sweater, Silver Lake Grey, Small ~
I surprisingly liked this turtleneck sweater. I don’t like my neck constricted and tend to stay away from turtlenecks but this is one I would get. I loved the color and cable-knit. There is a small split hem for just enough trend but still able to be worn after that’s finished. I would need a Medium for just a little more comfort. It also comes in Black, Irish Cream and Smokey Pond which is a light blue. 

~ Structured Zip-Back Sweater, White, Medium ~
This sweater looked like an option to use as an outer layer. It’s just a little cropped but still hit me at the waist-band. It looked and was comfortable on and had a short exposed zip in the back. The Medium was TTS and I like the neckline but the drop-shoulder makes it a pass. 
~ Dot Sweater Flounce Skirt, Petite Medium ~
This was another one of those looks-cute-on-the-hanger items. I like the length and the sweater knit was comfortable but I just don’t see myself wearing this enough. I also think it was on sale in-store but still full-price online. 

~ Lace Slim Ankle Pants, size 10 Petite ~
I loved these pants. I tried on a Petite to see if I could get the length cropped or at least just the right length to the ankle. Also, from past experience with Ann Taylor, I size to a 10 Petite instead of an 8 Petite like I would at J Crew. Can I just say how much I love that Ann Taylor carries petite sizing in-store. There’s a Banana Republic here in town that does as well and of course, Talbot’s. I wish J Crew would have a few items in Petite in-store, particularly pants. 
The 10 Petite was the perfect fit and felt very comfortable. I’ve been looking for something like these for a few years to wear with a Cashmere sweater and a statement necklace. You’ll see these on me this party season. 
Ann Taylor has been mostly a miss for me for a while now. And the one store I frequent is just not fun to be in. The lighting is drab and the SAs are either very helpful or completely ignore you. I am glad I stopped by since I loved the pants and the Silk Camel Blouse. 
Are you shopping the Ann Taylor Friends and Family, code FRIENDS40? 

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