Happy Monday! I wanted to share a quick update with a few reviews that I meant to get up this past weekend except I was getting over a cold. Apologies that many items are sold out but sizes always pop back once people receive their items and make returns. If you follow me on Instagram stories, check the sale alerts page or referred to my Insta Shop then you may have already taken advantage of this weekend’s sale at Ann Taylor which allowed two codes for huge savings!
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OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Stripe Tie Neck Shell, size XSP | Ann Taylor Curvy Frayed Hem Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans in ecru, size 00P (review here) | Sunglasses | Time and Tru Leigh Tote in mochaccino (review and measurements here) | LOFT Criss Cross Slingback Sandals (true to size)
Ann Taylor Stripe Tie Neck Shell, size XSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
This striped top is one of my favorite recent purchases and I took my usual size XSP. I love the mock neck which is looser and pretty bow to one side. I was curious about how it was tied so I tried to undo the bow but it’s sort of stitched together so my efforts were thwarted. I actually couldn’t put the bow back exactly the way it was looped but I did my best.
Ann Taylor Short Trench Coat, size 00P | c/o Ann Taylor Polka Dot Camp Shirt, size XXSP (featured here) | c/o Ann Taylor High Rise Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans, size 25/0P (review here) | c/o Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps in camel (true to size, review here) | Click here, here and here to view the clips from my try-on
I thought I was smitten with this swingy trench coat but the more I tried it on the more I felt that the collar was too big for my smaller frame and small chest. I may regret it later but I ended up returning it. I may buy it back later if I still want it. The material and texture is similar to dressy suiting instead of the usual cotton trench so it looks more dressy than casual. It also comes in pink here. It has functional pockets but I didn’t free them or the pleat in the back. Size 00P fit like my usual size 0P. The measurements of size 00P are: 13.5″ shoulders, 33.5″ chest, 23″ sleeve length, 12″ upper arm circumference, 20″ total length and 38″ along the bottom hem.
Ann Taylor Short Trench Coat, size 00P | Time and Tru Leigh Tote in black (review and measurements here) | Leather Prince Beon the cowhide horse leather bagcharm (small size)
Ann Taylor Stripe Ann Cardigan, size SP | Ann Taylor Factory Lace Trim Cami, size XS regular (review here) | Ann Taylor Stretch Denim Jeggings, size 25/0P (similar here and here) | Kerry Suede Slingback Pumps (true to size, available in other colors/prints here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I was excited about this striped cardigan but I found that it’s really thin so I wasn’t sure it justified the price so I returned it for now. It also has with a matching striped shell which I haven’t seen in person yet. I’m usually size XSP but I had sized up to SP for a relaxed fit and so that I could have the option of buttoning it without the buttons gaping.
Ann Taylor Flutter Sleeve Wrap Jumpsuit, size 0P | Ann Taylor Navy Enamel Bracelet | c/o Ann Taylor Shreya Scalloped Suede Flats (true to size, review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
This Kelly green jumpsuit is stunning in person but size 0P has a 28″ inseam so it would require hemming or higher heels. I’m 5’2.5″ and I’m also tip toeing in the above photo. It fits true to size but the petite torso felt a bit short waisted on me since I could feel some slight pulling at my shoulders. There is no hidden snap button to keep the wrap portion more secure but it’s not too open that you need to wear a cami. If you have a larger bust it should fill out the wrap portion to keep it modest or you can always use some fashion tape.
Ann Taylor Bolero Open Jacket, size 0P | Ann Taylor Chain Link Mock Neck Top, size XSP (review here) | Time and True High Rise Sculpted Ankle Jegging in dark enzyme wash, size 2 (review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
Click here to see it without the sweater underneath. I wanted this pink jacket after trying it on in store but at the time it wasn’t the best sale price so I passed on it. Hopefully my size and color pops back if someone returns it so that I can snap it up during the next sale. It’s still available in some sizes in classic black. My usual size 0P fits true to size with room to layer.
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Hi Jess! Thanks for your reviewing your picks. I like the cropped trench on you. I never noticed it until you featured it on your blog. I don’t think the collar looked big even after you mentioned it. I purchased the petite cotton crop pants from this sale. I have a question for you. I noticed you sometimes buy your jeans in “curvy”. Are you curvy? I thought you were “modern” sizing in pants. I ask because curvy fits different on me, but maybe I will try jeans on in “curvy” because they have been feeling tight lately. I thought I was “modern” sizing, but maybe not! Your videos are fabulous. Wish more bloggers had a quick video link like you. I also like that you model the back of the jacket or the side views. Can you turn around in your videos? Helps with the shoes too. Thanks again🙂
Thanks L! I hope I can find the perfect cropped trench but thanks for your thoughts regarding the size of the collar. I am not curvy and consider myself to have a straight figure with minimal curves but I noticed that the rise is sometimes more comfortable in the curvy fit. The crotch can fit me funny in the modern fit as was the case for these frayed ecru jeans so the curvy fit worked out best especially at the knees (the modern fit had baggy knees on me). I really appreciate your feedback regarding my video clips. I’ll try to remember to turn around especially for the shoes or provide a back picture view. Some shoes I end up changing my mind about because they don’t look nice from the back so I can understand your ask. Thanks again for checking out my reviews!