Nov 3, 2009

Falling In Adoration with Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor used to be conservative and for the office. In my corporate climbing days, I used to buy Ann Taylor. This couple of years, AT really did not produce anything to write home about. Not to say AT produced yucky stuff, the company just didn't offer anything for a gal to go gaga over. Well, all this has changed this season. AT is younger and trendy. I will be skipping designer brands this season and spend my money at Ann Taylor instead..... All the designs are stylish and office appropriate without screaming WORKING CLOTHES , not to mention the price is pretty reasonable. Yet, I feel equally comfortable wearing these out for a girl's night out. I think gals from many age ranges will agree these are cute. I picked these for myself:-layered sweater cardigan in grey $90
-grey hoodie jacket $85
-grosgrain trim tank top $45
-peach color ruffle jersey top $65
-black drape front top $55
-bead wool shell $75
-mixed media tier shell $70
-dark boot leg jeans $80
-velvet grey jeans $70 --- I adore velvet in the winter. It so luxurious but so comfortable.-velvet jacket $175 --- Emporio Armani made something similar a few years ago
-trench coat in beige on sale $149 --- A gal can't have too many trench. I don't need another one just I want this one.
-ruffle front coat $250 --- I am drooling over this coat. I adore ruffle and the feminine style of this design.
What gal can resist shoes, right? I am trying to decide which pair I want more, plain and simple or ruffle. Isn't the pair on left very Louboutin-ish? (both $175)
Statement necklace are still very much trendy. This necklace will sure make a statement.
-Smoky pearls and ribbon necklace $65

Will you be running to Ann Taylor like me? See ya there.....

52 comments:

  1. Hi there-I agree, these are great pieces, love the necklace, ruffle tops and jeans!!

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  2. Basic pieces, my dear! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    XoXo

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  3. Yeah, I think the last time I shopped at Ann Taylor was when I was looking for an outfit to wear during my summer internship at a bank. I'm glad to see they've created younger and more chic designs. Really like the bow tank top and the ruffled cardigan. Oh, and I need that necklace!

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  4. Oh I would for sure, if they were here. Lucky you. Really love the pieces you have pictured, gorgeous.
    xxx

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  5. i love ann taylor but i can't afford it.

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  6. Ann Taylor really has done such a great job this season. I believe they switched designers? I didn't see those ruffled pumps, but they might be one of my favorite pieces!

    I'm also in love with the wool bow neck coat here:

    http://www.anntaylor.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=22060&N=1200011&pCategoryId=3939&categoryId=187&Ns=CATEGORY_SEQ_187&loc=TN&defaultColor=Black&defaultSizeType=Regular

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  7. amazing collection ! love all of the outfits , they look great :D

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  8. anything with bows im in!
    xoxo elle

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  9. hmmm.... I usually shop at the Loft, but I MUST HAVE that ruffled cardigan NOW!!!!

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  10. I am in love with the velvet jacket and ribbon pearl necklace. WANT!

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  11. Those are all very amazing. I don't blame you for buying from Ann.

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  12. Ann Taylor, finally, has some wonderful pieces this season.

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  13. Yes I totally agree AT has stepped up their game and so has Banana Republic which makes me excited!

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  14. i agree with you! ann taylor has really stepped up their game

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  15. Yep, feel EXACTLY the same! I've been checking them out lately (esp. with their awesome sales!) and am very impressed with the selection. They also have such great sales!

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  16. I definitely agree! I checked out Ann Taylor for the first time in a loong time a couple weeks ago and I love all their stuff! It's definitely a lot trendier but still comfortable and affordable.

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  17. They were going downhill for me for the past few years, I'm so glad they've stepped up their game! I tried on some suede louboutinish pumps @ AT a month ago and fell in love!

    apetitediva.blogspot.com

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  18. I always used to think that AT was more for the older crowd, but my opinion has changed! I love their new stuff...it's a welcome change.

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  19. great items at AT. i am starting to like them again.

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  20. They seem to be catering to a younger audience a bit now, which I love. I have found so many pieces I am coveting from Ann at the moment - many of which you've featured here. Oui, I shall be racing to Ann Taylor with you, darling! :)

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  21. I have to say, I am impressed. I never shopped at AT because like you said, it always seemed more for mature women. I do love Ann Taylor Loft, however. But those are some great pieces!

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  22. Such gorgeous pieces! Love that ruffled top!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  23. I freaking LOVE Ann Taylor. It's where I have been buying most of my work clothes. Their selection keeps getting more youthful and hip, yet still maintains that professionalism and modesty that makes it perfect for working girl chic. :)

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  24. yah ive noticed how good ann taylor has gotten. and i like how they are branching out to reach new customers but at the same time not alienating their former ones.
    they have really fabulous jewelry this season. im casually eyeing one of their necklaces that ive seen featured in harpers bazaar as well as other magazines.

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  25. I love all of these finds!

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  26. I love Ann Taylor...so classic. I need a pair of those shoes and one of her lovely tops. oooh la la

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  27. yeah i totally have some ann taylor suits.. from when.. they weren't so fashion forward.. they've definitely up'd their game.

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  28. 1989 - 1993 or so...BOY, did love Ann Taylor! :-)

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  29. i love the white top with black ribbon :D

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  30. I used to work there in college and while I always found things to buy, nothing compares to wanting EVERYTHING right now! Love the new look!

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  31. everything is so pretty and ladylike!

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  32. I have scored some lovely pieces at AT. Love your picks!

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  33. I seriously want/need every single thing you posted! Gorgeous! XOXO

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  34. I adore Ann Taylor. But I have to agree with you. A few months back, I was not terribly excited with some of their lines. But I will always love shopping there. I especially love their dresses and skirts.

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  35. Ann Taylor has definitely stepped it up this season. I love a lot of the pieces they’re offering and everything is more current and stylish. I love that layered sweater cardigan, velvet jacket and both pairs of platform pumps.

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  36. I love love that trench coat in beige and the shoes are sexy.

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  37. I went in there the other day and I was pleasantly suprised with what they had!

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  38. I totally agree, they have amped it up completely, really enjoying the new AT!

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  39. yes!!! I'm completed in love with Ann Taylor and the revamp. I also bought so much from AT back in my corporate lawyer days. I loved my little tops and suits and accessories but I gave most of them away...I was just in the store a few months ago and WOWSA! There's one near me and I always stop in "just to see" - these tops you posted are fab!

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  40. AT and ATL can be very expensive 'cause they are so chic! Fabulous, girl! :)

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  41. Literally, every single item you posted I would buy. Seriously. I need to start paying more attention to AT. Thansk for bringing it to our attention =)

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  42. i'm really liking all of that! i have to go check it out

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  43. Never a huge fan of Ann Taylor, but you've got me reconsidering now! I especially love the shoes!!

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  44. Ann Taylor used to remind me of my Mom's career days hahaha but this post has me changing my mind! LOVE THE SHOES!

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  45. Oh, look at that peach ruffle top... OK, you converted me. That was easy! I still have a hard time really believing this is Ann Taylor, though! Looks nothing like those boring pencil skirts and cardis I've gotten used to seeing in their window displays. :D

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  46. Great picks, and I know, I LOVE that necklace too. I've been scoping it out hoping that it will go on sale. I've been seriously impressed with the direction that AT has been going for the last few years.

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  47. I Am Denise Katipunera

    oh my! i love those jeans. I don't usually like jeans but this one sure get my attention. I like it.

    I Am Denise Katipunera

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  48. These are GREAT pieces, SG.

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  49. Very nice! Love the necklace & the ruffle shoe.

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  50. I shopped at Ann Taylor back when I was an i-banker...but one of my absolute favorite coats is from Ann!!

    Also - they have a really pretty clutch collection...I def want that necklace!!

    XOXO

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