In my previous post, I mentioned that I recently went shopping with my friend and that we stopped at Ann Taylor to look for some dresses and tops for her. I used to really like Ann Taylor. Especially their tops, because they fit me very well. I think they are cut for more-curvy-on-top women and I could actually button down their shirts and keep them buttoned all day without popping the buttons, yay!
I own quite a lot of clothes from AT: dresses, shirts, tops, skirts, pants and sweaters. However, in the recent years, I shopped there much less. They were using more synthetics in their fabrics and their colors were rather boring, but of course the main reason I stopped shopping there, was because I never had any money left, after overdosing on crewlade.
That day, I was not supposed to shop for myself and I have been very good about it, focusing on my friend and her style and needs. But as she was trying tons of things and modeling them for me, I spotted this one dress that I just had to try on.
I judged the size of the dress on the hanger and I grabbed a size 6, which turned out to be a perfect fit.
I love the linen blend fabric and the dress feels very comfortable. The color is very neutral, which makes it perfect for the office but the piping adds the structure and interest and the black makes it sharper looking and stylish. It looks good by itself or with a cardigan or a blazer. You can wear it with a belt, lik ethey have it styled in the top picture (an dthey have the same styling in store), but I think it actually looks great without the belt, but I do like to add a necklace. It is a super easy, effortless outfit, just add some black sandals.
The price is $148, which is not cheap but with some 30% that they run frequently (or $50 off $100), it is very reasonable, imo.
You can also check the reviews on the website (of course they have reviews, not like one other retailer we know) and they are very enthusiastic, so I guess I am not the only one who likes it.
Another product that caught my attention was this little purse:
|Perforated Leather Mini Bag|
They also have it in tote and clutch version, both look pretty, but I only saw the Mini Bag IRL. It is not that small btw, it should easily hold all your essentials and it is bigger that say Tillary purse.
If I needed a neutral bag for the summer I would love to get this one. I only saw it on the shelf and I did not touch it (why???) or check on the compartments and such. Really, it is too bad, but I promise I will do it for sure if I am near a store again. The color and leather looked great irl, rather luxurious in fact. Overall I think the price is not bad, especially with a discount.This would be a perfect bag to wear with the whites this summer!
That's all folks!
Do you ever shop at Ann Taylor?
Have you seen anything there that you like?
What do you think of the dress and/or the purse?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!