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Ann Taylor Cyber Spring 2017 Sale - 50% off EverythingLace Sleeve Top / Scallop Hem Top / Bird Print Top / Blush Top / Floral Jumpsuit / Tweed Pencil Skirt

The best sale of the season is here! It’s Cyber Spring over at Ann Taylor, where you can take 50% OFF EVERYTHING with code CYBER50. I’ve been waiting for this day for a while (well, at least since I left the company back in January). Yesterday, I went into the store to try on a few pieces that I’ve been eyeing online so I thought I’d share some of my favorite styles with you. And yes, it includes lots of lace,  bell sleeves and floral. Surprised much?

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Spring Trends: White Sleeveless Vest

Sleeveless Vest (also comes in black) / Pink Crepe Shell / Skinny Jeans

This long white vest is actually a repeat from last spring – I remember it clearly, because I had added it to my shopping cart only to find out that it sold out super fast. I loved it paired with a blush pink top, but also think it would look so sharp over a black dress or a pair of pants.

Bird Print Bell Sleeve Blouse

Bird Print Bell Sleeve Top / Skinny Jeans

James might kill me if I buy another bell sleeved top, but how can I resist? This bird print blouse is just too cute to pass up – a little hint of the tropics and a whole lot of spring. This one’s going to be a conversation starter for sure. Side note: I’m wearing a regular XS here and the sleeve length is perfect!

Ann Taylor Fitting Room Try On: March 2017

Lacy Lantern Sleeve Top / Tweed Pencil Skirt

I’m going to be 100% honest right now: I think I have a low key obsession with crazy sleeves. The lantern silhouette is new to me, but feels so so romantic. The only thing is that I’d probably go for a petite XS here so that the sleeves hit closer to my wrists. I think the tweed pencil skirt balances things out nicely. Flowy and boho on top, all biz on the bottom.

White Scallop Hem Sleeve Top

Scallop Hem Top (also comes in black) / Skinny Jeans

This last one is short and sweet – literally. I’m such a sucker for scallops an I love that this one is cut a little smaller than usual (I think large scallop hems can look a little too girly sometimes). Just a heads up: this top is a little boxy. I tried pairing it with the tweed pencil skirt, but I looked like I had no shape. It looks much better styled with jeans.

That’s all I’ve got! I wish I had stuck around to try on more styles, but I had to dash out for pilates class. By the end of today, I suspect my online shopping cart will be full of new beauties for spring. Hope you get a chance to do the same today! Happy shopping!

9 Alternatives to the Blanket Scarf

It’s pretty safe to say that winter is here. For the first time all season, it felt bone-chilling cold in NYC. I broke out my first blanket scarf of the season yesterday, but quickly realized that I’m just not that into the trend anymore. Sure, it’s warm AF under a thick blanket scarf, but add on a sweater and a puffer coat and things start to feel a little too bulk for my liking. That’s why I rounded up nine cute and cozy alternatives to the blanket scarf, which fall into three styles that I’m absolutely loving for winter.
1. Cashmere
I love cashmere anything for its crazy soft touch, but it tends to skew on the pricier side (case in point: this plaid scarf). The bright side: this is the tie of year when a lot of winter accessories go on sale like this solid option which comes in six different colors or this colorblock style which comes in three different combos. It might seem like an investment upfront, but cashmere can instantly elevate your winter outfit and I think that’s well worth it!
2. Silk Squares
This trend is a little more fashion over function. If you’re unphased by the cold or are lucky enough to live in a warm weather year around, this is the perfection option for you. Silk square scarves have been popping up everywhere this season. They add the perfect pop of color to your outfit without any bulk. Ann Taylor has a ton of options that are on sale for an extra 60% off right now, including this gorgeous emerald scarf. Voilà – instant Parisian vibes!
3. Ponchos & Capes
Why wrap a scarf around your neck when you can just wear one around your entire body? Ponchos and capes are another favorite layering piece, especially around the office or while traveling. I’m obsessed with this buckled cape, this plaid poncho and this striped option!
Do you have a go to accessory to keep you warm in the winter? I would love to know!

The Best Post-Christmas Sales

Anorak jacket / Tassel crossbody bag / Tan ankle booties (comes in 6 colors) / Crystal chandelier earrings / Turtleneck sweater (comes in 3 colors) / Houndstooth scarf / Buckle strap sandals / Leopard crossbody bag

It’s the second most wonderful time of the year: post-holiday sale season! Now that Christmas is behind us (it came and went by so fast!), retailers are eager to unload their leftover goods before the new year. You know what that means? Major savings for us! I’ve rounded up my favorite sales (J.Crew and Madewell must’ve been so good because their sites are currently down) and what you need to buy! Happy holidays and merry shopping!

Ann Taylor – Take an extra 60% off sale items
What to Buy: Floral Jacquard Ankle Pants, Herringbone Blazer, Side Zip Pencil Skirt

Anthropologie – Take an extra 40% off sale items with code TAG40
What to Buy: Faux Fur Fox VestPrinted Wide Leg Pants, Lace Button Up Shirt

Banana Republic – Take an extra 60% off sale items, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Striped Turtleneck, Cream Maxi Coat, Plaid Jacket

BaubleBar – 30% off everything with code THANKS30
What to Buy: Piñata Tassel Drops, Lunation Choker, Jewelry Gift Sets

Express – 50% off everything and free shipping, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Metallic Pleated Skirt, Deep V Lace Up Tee, Sequin Mini Dress

Gap – Take 40% off your entire purchase with code WISHLIST
What to Buy: Fur Lined Puffer Vest, Space Dye Long Cardigan, V-Neck Shift Dress

 

Kate Spade – Take an extra 30% off sale styles with code SPRINKLES
What to Buy: Cobble Hill Colorblock Satchel, Rose Print Wallet, Gingham Print Satchel

LOFT – 50% off everything with code TREATS
What to Buy: Lace Medallion Top, Striped Swing Tee, Notched Collar Blazer

Nordstrom – Save up to 50% off during their Half Yearly Sale
What to Buy: Buffalo Plaid Cape, Cowlneck Longsleeve Dress, Ankle Booties (I own these!)

Old Navy – Save up to 60% off during their After-Holidays Sale
What to Buy: Striped Swing Dress, Relaxed Velvet CamiVelvet Swing Dress

Shopbop – Take an extra 25% off sale styles with code TREATYOURSELF
What to Buy: AG denim leggings, Loeffler Randal scallop heels, Misa ‘Mercado’ tote

Tory Burch – Take an extra 30% off sale styles with code EXTRA30
What to Buy: Jolie Riding BootRobinson Large Zip Tote, Ivy Leopard Crossbody