The Friends of Ann Event will be available to everyone tomorrow, March 2-6, 2017 for 40% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor. Use code FRIENDS40. You can also save an extra 10% online using the code 10000018941 (note: valid March 2-6 but I tested it and it looks like this extra code works and stacks on top of the 40% off code). Meanwhile cardmembers enjoy a preview day today, March 1, 2017 using the code PREVIEW. Plus earn double points when you use your card March 1-6. Check out all my Ann Taylor reviews and the latest sale alerts here.
Shop my sales picks:
I love this tiered leafy lantern sleeve blouse and I had to size down to size XXSP since it runs about two sizes bigger. I purchased this blouse for an extra 50% off during a previous sale and I also ordered it in store to get free shipping. It’s a beautiful lightweight blouse that will be perfect for the upcoming spring transition. I wore it this past week paired with my favorite chartreuse topper as seen here. It’s also available in solid colors here and a sleeveless version here (new in 4/24/17).
Ann Taylor Classic Long Trench, size XXSP (old/sold out)
I ordered this smocked ruffle collar blouse a while ago but I ended up returning it since I decided that I would tire of this style. It has a very flowy fit in my usual size XXS regular at Ann Taylor. The lavender granite pictured above looks more lavender with grey undertones in person than baby blue as seen in the online stock image. If you follow my Instagram stories then you’ll know that I’m working on a major closet purge so I’m trying to be better about what makes it’s way into my closet. It’s going to be very difficult for me because I love spring and summer clothes.
Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography.
I went in store this past weekend hoping to see more new arrivals but I will have to come back this weekend to see what else came in. This cinched-waist top is on my wishlist along with the dress. I love the tie waist in the front and elastic in the back which gives it a more feminine and figure flattering shape. I found that size XSP fits true to size in the blouse. If you use the True Fit profiles my recommended size was XSP for the blouse while my recommended size for the dress (reviewed below) is size XXSP. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. I will note that the fabric is thin and unlined so I am not sure if I will like the dress as much as I like the blouse.
Update 3/1/17 9PM ET: I was able to stop by the Ann Taylor store at Harvard Square after work today and I was surprised by their in store selection. They had a few items I’ve been wanting to see and try on!
Ann Taylor Striped Cinch-Waist Poplin Shirtdress, size XS regular
They didn’t have this shirtdress in petites so I tried on size XS regular just to get a feel of the sizing. The dress is a modest length in regular missy sizes but the waist placement is a few inches lower than I would like. I definitely need this dress in petites and my True Fit profile recommends size XXSP for this dress. This shirtdress is unlined so you may prefer to wear a slip due to the thinner material.
Ann Taylor Tweedy Lace Hem Top, size XS regular
Next, I tried on this pretty lace hem top and I like the thicker material since it looks well made. However, I found size XS regular too loose. Su shared this top in size XXS regular and I recall that it was still too big on her. We typically take the same size in bottoms and we usually take the same size in tops at LOFT and Ann Taylor. This top runs at least one size bigger and has a cropped, boxy fit so I’m hesitant to try ordering my recommended size XSP. I may try size XXS regular even though it didn’t work for Su just to satisfy my curiosity.
Ann Taylor Tassel Bib Sleeveless Blouse, size XS regular
I wanted the white version of this tassel bib blouse but size XS regular wasn’t available so I tried it on in black. It runs about two sizes bigger. Size XS was loose all over and the arm holes are very generous. It would be a beautiful shell under cardigans and blazers so I may try sizing down to size XSP or XXSP.
The beautiful textures and quality of this tweed jacket caught my eye so I grabbed size 0P to try and it fits me really well. I’d say this jacket runs true to size with a loose fit around the waist. If you’re looking for something more figure flattering then you may not like this jacket. However, I would recommend giving it a try as I was pleasantly surprised. Refer to this clip for a better look at the colors and textures.
I loved this pintucked flutter sleeve top from last year and I was excited to see that they brought back this popular style again for the spring. They added lace cutouts to the sleeves to change things up. This year’s version fits one size larger than last year’s version. Size XSP was really loose on me.
The floral print seemed to be selling better than the solid colors so I had to try on the next size down in this pink color. Size XXSP is still a bit loose on me but it does fit me similar to last year’s size XSP. I would recommend going down at least one size for this blouse for the best fit.
This grey tassel necklace caught my eye and it even comes with matching earrings! It’s available in other colors as well and I love that the tassels aren’t too long and overwhelming.
I was curious about these new Eula bow flats and they look even prettier in person. I love the soft feminine side swept bow and the leather feels really soft to the touch. I was already headed out the door but hopefully I can try them on another day.
Also, the Shopbop‘s tiered sale started yesterday for savings of up to 25% off designer items. I rarely shop at Shopbop but I looked out of curiosity and I spotted these Tory Burch Laila Ballet Driving flats which look very chic, classic and comfortable. The few reviews I could find for these flats were positive on Bloomingdale’s and Tory Burch’s websites. I wish they were over $200 so I could apply the discount so I’ll have to see if there’s anything else that catches my eye. To be honest, I have minimal interest in adding fillers to my shopping cart so I’ll probably hold out until I can see them in person and wait for a Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family event.