A day late… and a dollar short! I participated in the 50 Classics Challenge and each week we have to come up with an outfit from the checklist. It’s fun!
Week 1 (Oct 1-7): Casual daytime outfit
Week 2 (Oct 8-14): Business attire
Week 3 (Oct 15-21): A night out
Week 4 (Oct 22-28) Outfit of your choice
Okay I’m late for the casual daytime outfit! I know I know! But atlas, here is my casual daytime outfit!
It’s all over the internet… but Ann Taylor is having a 40% off sale. And thanks to Jean, if you use the discount code 51100001016 you can get an extra 30% off on your purchases over $100 and regular priced items only. Two items I’m eying, but alas no money =(
Petite Cap Sleeve Shirtdress // Perfect Patent Pump
I’ve been on the market for a shirtdress for a while, but one that looks a tad bit different than typical shirt dresses. I love the look of this shirt dress due to the sleeves and the two tones in it. Lovely! Also I’m dying for a pare of patent pumps… almond toe, no platform, black or nude, etc. So when I place the two items in my cart, with the 40% off sale and the 30% off code, this became my total:That is a pretty good price! Less than 50% off! With original price, that would of cost me $303! More than 3/4 of my share of the rent! Alas a petite girl can dream…
So readers… any picks? Did you pick out great outfits from Ann Taylor?
I am on the quest still for that PERFECT blazer! The one I got on Ebay needs major alterations! Sleeves need to be shorten, get rid of the shoulder pads, lapels still huge! So one of the next stops I went to on my time off is LOFT. I love their clothing and their petite line. They always seem to fit me just right!
Blazer: sz 6 (from clerance rack) ($99.99)
Top: Flutter Strips Shell sz M ($44.50)
Skirt: Hearld Pencil Skirt sz 6 ($64.99)
So in order to get the skirt the “right” length, I decided not to tuck the shell into the skirt and put the skirt all the way up on my waist… and I mean up! I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what, I need to get the sleeves altered. My arm length are soo short and NOTHING will really come in my size. Growing up though high school, I ALWAYS hated long sleeved shirts. They were always long on me and every time I rolled them up, they slide back down and get into my way. The lapels are definitly better than the other jacket. And the height… hey it looks good! The shell I’m not a fan of… it makes me a bit too fatter than normal. The skirt? Perfect! If I had the money, I’d buy it right then and there.
I’m still not sold on this blazer… I still think there is a better one out there that will look and fit better!… Hello… are you out there blazer?
Finally a day off! What’s great to do on a gorgeous fabulous fall day? Up here in Jersey, very popular actives include pumpkin picking, apple picking, corn mazes, oh you name it! Plus living in the middle of nowheres-ville, all the farms are setting up for Halloween activities. Yet me being lame and none of my friends availability to do any of these activities with me, I decided to do one thing: to go window shopping. Yep. Lame I know. However, my roommate decided to join up with me… in the middle of the trip we decided to go check out Orange County Choppers store and then swing by the outlets near by. Unfortunately, we hit a construction site where there was no known detour around. With everything that’s been going around and gas being expensive, we decided just to turn around and call it a day. At least I got to drive around with my windows open.
As you can tell by the lame picture, I was actually kind of ready to go window/clothes shopping. I like to wear just plain old tshirt, nothing too fancy or hard so that I can easily try clothes on and off. Also with the season turning, it’s also time to look for new outerwear. I figured this simple shirt and jeans outfit will be perfect for me to try on jackets and coats with. Plus, I’m still on quest to find the perfect blazer. Thanks to the Alterations Needed forms, someone found me a blazer for $20! It’s a size 12P, so it’ll be big on me, but now that I found a great tailor within my work area, I can easily drop it off to him and have him fix it for me.
Here are some items I was hoping to try on and share with you guys: Continue reading
I’ve always heard how Ann Taylor and Loft were great for petites. I work in the same plaza as Loft and take advantage of all of their sales. I’ve always browsed Ann Taylor’s website and store when I am in the mall, but never fell in love with any of their products. I felt that it’s an expensive version of Loft made for my mother if she was in the business industry.
One day during my window shopping, I spotted this pencil lace skirt in the window. Now I’m normally not a fan of pencil skirts due to my curvy features, however I remember a friend telling me that every pencil skirt will fit differently. With that in mind, I decided to try it on and grabbed this lovely halter top. I must admit, I fell in love. Usually when I tuck my shirts into my pants/skirts, I look short/fat/what the heck are you thinking about walking out the door with that? The skirt actually semi makes it looks like I have an hour glass figure and makes it look like I have some “talent” in my chest area. I even tried the shirt un-tucked and it look fabulous!
- The skirt felt like it will last longer than a week. I know it’s an exaggeration, however with other skirts I’ve tried, they felt very thin where I was afraid I’d rip it apart or very stiff where I want to add an entire bottle of fabric softener to make it work with me.
- The elastic on the inside of the skirt doesn’t hug me where I feel like it’ll squeeze the life out of me, but it doesn’t sit loose as well where I feel like I need a belt. Also like I said, it is on the inside of the skirt, compare to it’s sister skirt from LOFT.
- It hugs my hips and enhances the curves I feel like needed to be enhanced.
- It comes in one color. Okay lame, I know I am, and I am normally a black girl, but I wonder if it looks great with the black lace on dark grey skirt, or vice versa. Or how about an all white version.
- Price. I know you get quality and all, but still $128 for a skirt is a bit hefty for me. Even with their 40% off sale, $76.80 is still kind of high for me. Especially on my budget. I don’t think the cable/electric/landlord/car/bank would like to hear I spent my money on this skirt instead of paying them. And I don’t think I can split this skirt for everyone too.
- Even in the petites, it’s still long on me if I put it on my waist. If I put it higher on my waist, I’ll look like I’m a missing member from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. So I can either go to my tailor or I can just wear it untucked the whole time and save myself the alteration cost.
- I am in LOVE with the material. It feels so soft on my skin! I’m kind of sensitive to clothing and this is a sensitive skin approved item from me!
- $40 for a skirt that is lightweight and fits me right? Yes please!
- The head opening can be very small when you put it on. I kind of got lost when I tried it on and was afraid of ripping it as well!
- Dry clean only clothing and I have a very bad history lately. I’m trying to budget money better (HA!) and dry cleaners cost on top? Eh…
So… What do you think? Mishaps from Ann Taylor? Are you in love with Ann Taylor?
Oh and please excuse the sunglasses… I’m blind as a bat without my glasses and when I wear my prescription sunglasses, I always feel like they are my normal glasses and just walk right in.