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).
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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.
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.
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.
A few outfits from my recent office visits. The first outfit is one I copied exactly and originally planned to wear earlier this year but due to the cold weather changed out the bottoms that are in the second pic below. I love the color combo and the heels are one of my favorite pairs.
Next up are the most comfortable dress pants…EVER! I found these Cashmere pants on ebay last year and love them. They are not lined but I’m ok with that. I stayed in the Cashmere family with a Cashmere Tee. I was cozy all day in my fabulous pants.
I found this Peplum Top at Ann Taylor a few weeks ago. The Peplum is subtle, which I like for this trend. I originally bought it to wear with my Burgundy No. 2 Pencil Skirt from the summer but found it goes with much more. Since that skirt was dirty I decided on pairing the blouse with the Pleated Crepe Skirt in Vibrant Fuchsia and am pretty happy with the look I added my AT Perfect Pumps in Porcini to complete the outfit. Since the top was pretty busy I didn’t add jewelry.