OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor The Newbury Blazer in Fringe Tweed, size 00 regular | Ann Taylor Draped Cami, size XSP (review here, restocked here, now available in a dark leopard print for the fall) | Ann Taylor Two Tone Leaf Drop Earrings | Banana Republic Factory Double O Buckle Belt, size XS (review and measurements here) | Banana Republic Factory Organic Cotton High-Rise Wide-Leg Crop Jean, size 00/24 petite (review and measurements here) | Banana Republic Low Block-Heel Slingback Pump (review here) | Celine Micro Belt Bag (buy pre-owned here, note that I shortened the strap to 36″) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on
This winter white blazer is back! I was looking through my older Ann Taylor reviews and I noticed that I reviewed the blazer last May in this post in size 0 petite. This time I ordered size 00 regular for extra overall length which fits true to size for a relaxed/boxy fit at the waist as seen in this clip. The material is thicker and if you wear winter white across seasons then this is a great piece to pick up on sale. I ordered it when it was 70% off one full-priced item two weeks ago. Last week it was on promotion for 72% off but I didn’t have a chance to blog about it. Pre-pandemic this jacket would have sold out and I would likely be blogging and kicking my priorities to the curb. For now I no longer panic about items selling out since real work clothes are an aspiration unless you work in a public facing position.
OUTFIT DETAILS: Banana Republic Factory Slub Knit Cardigan, size XXS | LOFT Wide Leg Pull On Pants, size XXS regular (review and measurements here, review and measurements of size XSP here) | Polène Numero Un Nano in black smooth full-grain calf leather (review here) | Ann Taylor Minny Wavy Leather Sandals (currently sold out) | Click here to view a clip from my try-on
I was eyeing this new black cardigan since it reminded me of one of my favorite casual blazers from Forever 21 years ago (as seen in this old post). My usual size XXS is a flattering drapey fit but the end of the sleeves are snug so you may want to size up if you want the sleeves to be looser for comfortable layering underneath. The material has a nice stretch to it and I wish it was offered in other colors.
I wanted to like this knit blazer but my usual size 0P was a bit loose all over but I didn’t love the cut, shade of ivory and the material. The ivory color is unlined so you can see any darker patterns through the fabric which is unlined. It also comes in grey which would probably be more versatile.
The Sophie open-front sweater-blazer remains my favorite knit blazer for dressing up almost any outfit. I have this sweater blazer in black and heather khaki (as seen on me here) which is a versatile camel color in person. I’m eyeing the new heather natural color that they added this year. To answer my own question from last year, I’ve been able to wash these sweater blazers on cold and they haven’t shrank or become misshapen by line drying.
My workplace is preparing for us to return to the office in a limited capacity but I’ve been working home remotely since we got Ralphie end of August 2019. Our week long staycation is almost over and I’ve been pretty good about not being on my phone too much, being more present and decorating our condo to make it feel like home even though we moved in back in January. Even though we didn’t go anywhere (we usually drive to NJ and PA to see our families) we enjoyed the slower pace and the comfort and convenience of our own home.
Thanks for stopping by!