I know it’s going to be a good rest of the week when my favorite brand is having a major sale – I’m talking 50% off everything at Ann Taylor. Again, I know, but a whole new delivery of spring styles just hit the stores and they’re already half off?! I’m definitely not mad about it.
Bow Back Floral Midi Dress (was $159, now $79.50)
First thing’s first: this floral/bow beauty. I love how the red and violet prints pop against the black background. It feels a little more refined than your average floral dress and can be worn during the day and into the evening. The best part has to be the back, because who doesn’t love a perfectly placed bow? I’m wearing a size 0 here – the waist fit perfectly and the hem hit me right above the ankle. I’d prefer this to be a little more midi-length, so I’m thinking about getting this in petite, which is 2″ shorter.
Striped Tassel Blouse (was $79;50, now $39.75)
Every since I started my new job a few months ago, I’ve been gravitating towards easy, romantic blouses. I really liked this one because, well – stripes and tassels – what’s not to love? The material is a littler thicker than the flowy tops that I’ve been wearing lately, but I still like it. I think it’s one of those versatile pieces that can be worn from work to weekend. I’m wearing an XS here, but per usual, the sleeves are a little long. I’ll probably order an XSP online.
Cold Shoulder Belted Dress (was $149, now $79.50)
This color of this cold shoulder dress – swoon. It’s vibrant, but still feels super romantic thanks to the cut, the easy fabric and the belt detail. I don’t think I could ever justify $149 for a solid cold shoulder dress, but 50% off has me singing a different tune. This is one of those dresses that might sell out before it goes to markdown, so I’ll be pulling the trigger early on this one. I’m wearing a size 0 here and it fits perfectly in the waist, bust and shoulders.
Okay, I’m not sure I tucked my shirt in the most flattering way (feeling kind of frumpy), but I love this bell sleeve top. Another piece that’s easy to wear during or after work (plus it also comes in yellow). Not that I need any more, but I definitely brought the navy home with me! And then can we talk about these floral pants? Heart eyes. They come in a very fluid fabric, which makes them so comfy and easy to walk in. I’m wearing a size 2. They’re supposed to be cropped, but since they didn’t have a petite in stores, they actually wear like full-length on me – I kind of like it that way!
Tassel Shell (was $59.50, now $29.75)
You know I love a good tassel, right? This one is a no brainer and definitely came home with me on the same day. It also comes in navy and yellow, which is already selling out of sizes fast. My only complaint about the cream color is that it’s a bit sheer (but not see-through), but I’ll deal. I love it too much! I’m wearing an XS here, but it also comes in petite!
After my fitting room sesh, I ended up pulling the trigger on the tassel top and the bell sleeve top, plus – not pictured here – this off the shoulder top, an off the shoulder striped dress and a bright red dress. I also have my eye on this tie front top (also comes in gingham!), which I didn’t see in stores yet. Ugh, AT stop stealing all of my money! Hope you score something special during this spring sale – happy shopping!
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?
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.
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!
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.
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!