Ann Taylor Accessories and a Drop Waist Dress
I just have to say it: I love Ann Taylor.
Until recently, I used to only venture into Ann Taylor LOFT for some shopping. You've got to love their selection, as well as their awesome sales! They recently held a Friends and Family sale where the entire store was 40% off - how can you beat that?!?! I happened to pick up this lovely little number on that shopping trip: a drop waist dress (and you know how I've been thinking about them lately)!
I love the colors, and the flouncy skirt made my heart pitter patter. And at 40% off, how could I resist? I'm a sucker for a good sale, as you probably know. I love that I can dress it up or dress it down. For today though, it's dressed up with some patterned heels and some fantastic accessories!
Colorblock drop waist flounce dress: Ann Taylor LOFT // Animal print heels: Ivanka Trump (similar here) // Small hair donut: ASOS // Medallion pendant necklace: c/o Ann Taylor // Embossed leather Gala bag: c/o Ann Taylor
And can we take a moment to talk about these accessories from Ann Taylor? As I said, in the past I spent most of my shopping time in Ann Taylor LOFT as opposed to Ann Taylor. But...oh my goodness - I have been missing out! My eyes are now opened to the world of Ann Taylor. First, I picked up some of the amazing bright pink Melinda flats that were on sale, and now I'm completely smitten by their jewelry and accessories (and clothing too...don't get me started on how beautiful their dresses and skirts are...)! You should definitely take a look at what Ann Taylor has to offer if you haven't done so before, and make sure to peruse their sale section for some great deals.
The Ann Taylor products have a higher price point than those you'll find at LOFT, but the quality is superb. Their looks are perfect for the office and in "everyday" life. They have classic style, but also stay true to the current trends and add pops of fun colors and some quirky style. I really like that combination!
Just look at the detail on the pendant necklace! I love the ornate detail and the long length of the chain. It makes a statement without being bulky or distracting. I know I can (and will) be pairing this with a lot of looks in the coming months; it is a really versatile piece!
I'd say that the embossed leather bag from Ann Taylor is an example of the fun side of the spectrum! The bright green color is eye catching and the details on the bag make it a sturdy piece. The hook clasps on each side of the bag allow you to transform the straps: you can wear it as a shoulder bag, hook both ends to one side of the bag to make a looped clutch, or remove the strap completely to carry the bag strapless as a clutch! It is quite a chameleon of a bag, if you asked me (and the color helps contribute to that opinion, may I say)!
Have you shopped at Ann Taylor before? Do you have a favorite item of theirs to peruse?