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Ann Taylor Short Trench Coat, size XXSP

Happy Saturday! I’m back with another post and this cherry trench is one of my favorite recent purchases. I’m glad I ordered it when I did since petite sizes sold out quickly.

Ann Taylor Short Trench Coat, size XXSP

Ann Taylor Short Trench Coat, size XXSP

OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Short Trench Coat, size XXSP | Ann Taylor Terra Floral Smocked Flare Dress, size 0P (review here) | Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps in camel (true to size, review here) | Celine Micro Belt Bag (buy pre-owned here)

Ann Taylor Short Trench Coat, size XXSPAnn Taylor Short Trench Coat, size XXSP | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This short trench coat is back for the late summer and fall in this yellow plume color. It has functional pockets and a back vent for a swingy, boxy cropped fit. I previously reviewed the light khaki color here. I took size XXSP for a closer fit but I typically wear size XSP. Size XXSP measurements are as follows: 13″ shoulders, 34″ chest, 9.5″ wrists, 11″ upper arm circumference, 22.75″ sleeve length, 35.5″ along the bottom hem and 20″ total length.

Ann Taylor Sculpting Pockets Skinny Jeans in Classic Rinse Wash, size 25/0Pc/o Ann Taylor Sculpting Pockets Skinny Jeans in Classic Rinse Wash, size 25/0P | Ann Taylor Zebra Print Camp Shirt, size XXSP (review here) | Ann Taylor Brielle Suede Block Heel Slingback Pumps (review below) | Click here, here, here and here (back view) to view the clips from my try-on

I love the three button detail on these jeans which were gifted from Ann Taylor. These jeans were on my wish list since I wanted to try this season’s version with the sculpting pockets. I noticed that dye for this dark rinse does bleed so I highly recommend washing them a few times to prevent color transfer on your hands, clothes, light colored bags and furniture. The sculpting pockets hold you in and the material has a good stretch to them. Size 25/0P has a 26″ waist, 26″ inseam and 9″ ankle opening. I tried on another pair of these jeans in store as well and for both pairs the third (last) button can be difficult to fasten and even more difficult to unbutton since the stitching and material is thickest and stiff in the middle. Note that I didn’t have the same issue with the jet black wash I reviewed further below.

Ann Taylor Short Trench Coat, size XXSPAnn Taylor Short Trench Coat, size XXSP | Ann Taylor Zebra Print Camp Shirt, size XXSP (review here) | c/o Ann Taylor Sculpting Pockets Skinny Jeans in Classic Rinse Wash, size 25/0P | Ann Taylor Brielle Suede Block Heel Slingback Pumps (review below) | Click here to view the clip from of the outfit on me

Ann Taylor Brielle Suede Block Heel Slingback PumpsAnn Taylor Brielle Suede Block Heel Slingback Pumps | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

These slingback pumps have a flattering silhouette, they run true to size and the 3″ heels are a comfortable height. The baked pecan color is a beautiful dark brown and I wish these came in a light neutral color as well.

Sam Edelman Stacie Heeled SandalSam Edelman Stacie Heeled Sandal (similar here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These sandals run a half size smaller. I originally saw them at Lord & Taylor’s shoe sale section but they didn’t have my size and my usual size 7 was snug so I ordered them through Amazon. The suede isn’t as plush as the pair of Sam Edelman Odila sandals that I have in black and golden caramel suede but I like the look of the thin, criss-cross straps. With summer quickly coming to a close I shouldn’t be adding another pair of sandals to my shoe collection.

Ann Taylor Sculpting Pockets High Rise Skinny Jeans in Jet Black Wash, size 25/0PAnn Taylor Sculpting Pockets High Rise Skinny Jeans in Jet Black Wash, size 25/0P | Ann Taylor Kit Gingham Soft Bow Pumps (review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I also tried on the sculpting pocket jeans in black and as mentioned above the black pair’s inseam is slightly longer so that it bunches just a little big above my ankles. I found that they run true to size.

Ann Taylor Geo Chiffon Wrap Dress, size 0Pc/o Ann Taylor Geo Chiffon Wrap Dress, size 0P (sold out, review here) | c/o Ann Taylor Kennedy Cork Heeled Sandals (review here) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me

The above and below dresses are older but I noticed they’re both still available to rent on Infinite Style by Ann Taylor. If you like them they will offer you a discount to buy them for a percentage off the retail price after you receive them in your box. Have you tried a subscription service for clothes or do you prefer to purchase new clothes?

Ann Taylor Tropical Leaf Bauble Midi Dress, size 00PKut From The Kloth Helena Denim Jacket in Empathetic wash, size XXSP (review here) | Ann Taylor Tropical Leaf Bauble Midi Dress, size 00P (old favorite, review here) | Time and Tru Leigh Tote in gray (review here) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me

Karl Lagerfeld Tie-Neck Blouse, size XSKarl Lagerfeld Tie-Neck Blouse, size XS (featured here) | Aritzia Babaton Black Cohen Pants, size 0 | Ann Taylor Kit Gingham Soft Bow Pumps (review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Karl Lagerfeld Tie-Neck Blouse, size XSKarl Lagerfeld Tie-Neck Blouse, size XS (featured here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I tried on this blouse in store at Lord & Taylor but I was able to get the associate to match the price on Walmart’s site during last week’s sale. Size XS is a bit loose on me but the top wasn’t available in a smaller size. I love the pretty lace details as seen here. I had originally ordered a huge haul that included this sleeveless white blouse with ruffles and a cute bow but size XS was even more generous.

I also tried on the cute bell sleeve striped top hanging behind me but size XS was a bit too loose.

Karl Lagerfeld Cap Sleeve Tee, size XSKarl Lagerfeld Cap Sleeve Tee, size XS | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I thought the bow on this top was really cute but the material is really thin and clingy so it shows every little bump. It would tuck in nicely to pants and skirts though.

LOFT Boyfriend Cardigan, size XSPLOFT Boyfriend Cardigan, size XSP | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This lightweight cardigan comes in a few neutral colors and it runs true to size for a relaxed fit. The top underneath is longer but I want to try size XXS regular for the slightly longer length.

LOFT Modern Denim Jacket, size XSPLOFT Modern Denim Jacket in original mid indigo wash, size XSP | Video clip unavailable (the video clip I recorded didn’t save)

If you’re looking for a cropped denim jacket then you may want to check out this jacket. My usual size XSP fit me well and it hit the start of my hips. I love the fit of LOFT denim jackets but I do wish that the buttons did not have the LOFT logo stamped on them.

LOFT Slim Pocket High Rise Skinny Jeans in Vintage Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P LOFT Slim Pocket High Rise Skinny Jeans in Vintage Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (review of size 26/2P here)  | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I tried on these slim pocket jeans again but this time I tried them on in my usual size. The waist fits snug due to the slim pocket design and the pant legs are narrow so I will have to pass on them. The inseam is also slightly longer so it bunches a little at my ankles as seen here.

LOFT Plaid Ruffle Cuff Blouse, size XS regularLOFT Plaid Ruffle Cuff Blouse, size XS regular | Click here to view the clip of the top from my try on | LOFT Wide Leg Riviera Pants, size 0P | Click here to view the clip of the pants from my try on

I was curious about this windowpane blouse and my local store kindly grabbed it from out back for me when I couldn’t find out out on the floor. Size XS regular was too wide on me but I noticed the shoulders/sleeves run narrow. When I move my shoulders I can feel the material pull against my upper arms as seen here. The top is fully lined so it’s not too sheer. These wide leg pants are so cute and they fit true to size. I love the idea of pants but I did not like how these look from behind as seen here.

Lou & Grey Sleeveless Cowl Top, size XXS regularLou & Grey Sleeveless Cowl Top, size XXS regular  (review of size XS here) | Ann Taylor Curvy Frayed Hem Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans in ecru, size 00P (review here) | Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps in camel (true to size, review here) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I received size XXS in this soft grey top but from what I can tell it fits just like size XS which I reviewed in this previous post.

Patu Zipper Mesh BagsPatu Zipper Mesh Bags (set of 4) | Clipa The Instant Bag Hanger | Acca Kappa Beechwood Brush (this is my favorite brush and it lasts for many years) | Exact ottoman (similar ottoman)

I’ve been using a purse organizer which makes changing bags easy but to be honest I still had a hard time finding the little things in my bag mostly because I couldn’t see them. I just purchased these mesh bags and they’re well made, lightweight and you can clearly see what is inside them.

Totoro Airpod CaseTotoro Airpod Case

I bought this adorable Totoro case to protect my Airpods which I finally caved and purchased from Costco during the recent MA tax free weekend.

I ordered this Silk’n BellaFlash Pro Touch & Glide hair removal device from Costco for $149.99 and I can’t wait to try it out. I had laser hair removal in 2011 for my armpits and I saw really good results with 9 sessions I purchased through a local spa that a friend had recommended on Groupon.

SALE ALERTS

Ann Taylor – Get $50 off full-price dresses and sandals (use code NEWOUTFIT). This first promotion ends 8/27 at 3AM ET. Also save an extra 50-60% off sale styles. This latter flash sale ends 8/26 at 3AM ET. Refer to all of my Ann Taylor reviews here.

LOFT – Get 50% off tops, dresses and skirts and 30% off everything else.  Also save an extra 50% off sale styles. Sale ends 8/24 11:59PM ET. Shop and earn $20 LOFT cash for every $50 you spend in stores and online August 13 – September 2, 2019. Redeem and save $20 on every $50 full-price purchase in stores and online September 7 – 26, 2019. Refer to all of my LOFT reviews here. Update 8/25: Get free shipping on all orders through 8/27 at 3AM ET using the code QUICK.

My mom wants this leopard print button back top, I’m currently coveting this yellow henley utility blouse, this striped tie waist shirtdress, this boyfriend cardigan and these new arrivals I spotted in the Sneak Preview page on LOFT’s website (note that they’re excluded from the sale):

Have a great weekend!

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