Not Your Average Ann

Ann Taylor that is! If you were a teenager in the 70’s like me, you might remember the Ann Taylor stores way back then being quite different than they are now…I remember going along when Ginger shopped there, mesmerized by the merchandise, wishing I was older so I could wear the funky styles. Well, times have changed…

Ann Taylor’s primary focus now is conservative and classic, at price points that don’t break the bank…not necessarily the best quality fabrics or tailoring, but with a keen eye and a good tailor you can look perfectly professional and also find some fun pieces…

Like this fabulous metallic gold skirt I found two years ago on sale for $49!

Though it’s a pleated skirt, it is light as a feather and doesn’t make you look ‘hippy’ like some pleated skirts can. Dress it down with white teeshirt, add a velvet blazer for a holiday party…I recently enjoyed wearing it to work with a black cashmere turtleneck and a fitted, cropped jacket.

Standout style for sure and ‘not your average Ann’!

Ready to head out in the cold on this early March day – don’t you love how the metallic skirt looks beneath the newly cropped mink? It’s a nice mix of luxury textures and the leopard scarf adds the perfect finishing touch!

One final Ann Taylor treasure to share – these black wide-legged cropped flares! Sorry to just have one pic, but I took this one quickly after a long ride on the Acela from NYC…they are very comfortable, and much more ‘fashion forward’ than a traditional black trouser. If you are height challenged like me, pay close attention to the length when you buy ‘cropped’ pants…if they are not cropped enough you will look schlumpy/dumpy. Have them tailored so that a few inches of skin shows – it also looks way better with booties when the length is right. D

Do you have any Ann Taylor treasures?

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