Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ann Taylor: Wild Leopard Print Silk Skirt & Blurred Bronze Silk Sheath


The 30% off petite item discount lurred me into Ann Taylor today. The deal is 30% off your full-priced purchase of petite items. Use code petite when shopping online, or print your in-store coupon here. The sale is in effect until Sunday (1/22) night.



Featured Items


wild leopard print silk skirt
oop
style#: 257124
price: $98.00

blurred bronze silk sheath
oop
style#: 255874
price: $158



The Skirt





The material and design of this skirt is amazing! The website describes it as 7% spandex, 59% cotton, and 34% silk. It does not seem that it would wrinkle too easily. The fit at the waist was perfect. Silly me did not bring any tops into the fitting room to try with this! I must warn you ladies, that it is very curve hugging. I would feel uncomfortable wearing this skirt as is to work. A good solution to this is an extra long cardigan. For a great example of ths look, check out the last image of Jean's post here.


The Dress









Oh geez! This dress was super short on me! Definitely not work appropriate. Perhaps this would work better for the shorter petites. An important fyi to mention is that the neckline is sewn shut. Also notice the small fit of the armholes.

Overall, Ann Taylor has beautiful items for the workplace. I was surprised at how small the items fit. I did not leave with anything, though, as I am not currently interested in buying items for work that are not on mega clearance! I am still so spoiled by LOFT! :) I am also trying to focus on finding some cute and casual outfits for dinners out. I think my husband is getting tired of seeing me in the Free People dress that I wore in this post.

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24 comments:

  1. I saw both items at AT today but they didn't have my size so I couldn't try them on! It's nice to see them on you to get a good idea of how they fit! It looks lovely on you despite the shorter length.

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  2. I adore Ann Taylor - they make such great pieces for work. I would hold off until they have another 40% off everything sale (that's really the only time I buy stuff from there)!

    You look fantastic in that dress. Perfect for a date night. :)

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  3. Oh Michelle! ....I'm so glad you did this review. I just ordered that skirt online. Does your Ann Taylor store still carry 00p in the store? Our store doesn't carry that size anymore, so I order everything from Ann Taylor online now. Btw, you rock that dress...looks like a perfect fit to me and the perfect style for your body type.....too bad about the length though......I wonder if there's very much hem that can be let out?

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  4. michelle-- both items look amazing on you. i do love how fitted it is!!!! heehee! i think it's still a little pricey even with the discount, I'd definitely give it a try if it goes on sale more!! thanks for the review michelle.

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  5. Both the skirt and dress look hot on you, Michelle! I think your husband would love either on you :)

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  6. Va-va-vavoom! You definitely look great in both garments! You should keep a look out for future sales and then maybe pick up one or both for a fun date night - maybe Valentine's Day?

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  7. wow, i love both of these items on you! i went to Ann Taylor too after i saw the 30% off coupon but sadly didn't see either of these items in the store. i actually think the dress would look super cute even on dinner dates with your hubby!

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  8. Michelle - thanks for reviewing these two items. The second dress does look promising for shorter petites. I'm with Callandra though - your store had 00P hanging around? And these are new so I'm guessing they weren't customer returns. I'm so envious...the Ann Taylors by me do not carry 00P in store, but I heard that certain ones around the country do. Such discrimination!

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  9. Thanks ladies! :)

    @Callandra Oh! Can't wait to see it on you!! The store I was at offered oop and xxsp. Of course, only one of each size. LOFT does the same thing. It makes me so nervous!!

    @Ping Lol! Of course you like it fitted! :p I do try to think..."What would Ping wear?" when I am out. Lol! That should be your new slogan. :p

    @PetiteAsianGirl That is a bummer! :( This was my second experience at an Ann Taylor in Vegas. They had a few xxsp and oop items available. The petite section in general was so slim, though.

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  10. I really love that skirt on you! I've definitley pulled the "my skirt is probably too curve hugging for work so I'll wear a long cardi" trick before! You should totally get the skirt if it makes it to sale!

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  11. i really love both items on you! you know what i find, that although the petite items from AT and ATL fit better on me, they are usually too short!

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  12. I love the dress on you. Just like Jean and Callandra said, my local store doesn't carry 00P/XXSP any more. Thanks for the review. I am going to look into the dress online. I am a little shorter than you so the dress might work out for me. Have a great weekend!

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  13. My local stores don't carry 00P/XXSP's :( I love the dress on you!

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  14. I love that dress on you! Totally too short for work, but a night out with the girl friends, perhaps? It'll definitely work on shorter women though. The print of it is so unique!

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  15. I really like that first skirt on you, it fits perfectly (maybe because we have different interpretations of what's work appropriate :) ), I'll definitely be crossing my fingers for the skirt to go on super sale later on in the year!

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  16. @Tara Lol!

    @Leena Exactly! I usually have the short problem, too!

    @PetiteLittleGirl I am surprised that Ann Taylor stores do not stock those sizes! I know at LOFT they typically only stock one in xxsp and one in oop. Makes me so nervous when I am waiting for sales. :p

    @The Little Dust Princess Definitely a cute going out dress.

    @Elle Lol! I am scared to know your definition! :p

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  17. Both look really great on you!!! I'm not a huge animal print person but that skirt looked AMAZING on you! I think it depends what industry you work in to be able to wear something like that for work ;) But a long cardigan like you suggested could work. The dress looks great too - but agreed - too short for work!

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  18. owwwww!!! sexy lady!!!

    Man Michelle, I've said this too often and sound like a complete lesbo, but you have such a hot bootay. makes you look so good in many bottoms. I'm jealous. I have butt envy b/c I cannot fill out my bottoms as well as you can.

    I love the dress and the skirt. I need to call my AT to see if they carry 00P and XXSP. hm...I"m curious now.

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  19. @curls-and-pearls Very true...some workplaces it could work! :)

    @AubreyOhDang! LOL!! No problem...you are not creeping me out...it is flattering. :p

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  20. Both the skirt and the dress look great on you, although I have yet to see anything that doesn't (or don't? now I'm nervous everything I write a sentence here, Michelle. lol) Our local AT doesn't cary 00P and xxsp. I guess you are very luck.

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  21. Both items look great on you, but that dress is totally va-va-voom. Way too short for the office, yes, but you should reconsider grabbing it for other occasions! It fits you to a T!

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  22. Hey Michelle! Tagged you in my latest post. You don't need to do it, but it'd be great to get to know you a bit more :D

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  23. @Vicky Lol!! You are not writing a formal essay, so no worries! :) And thank you for such a nice comment! :)

    @Chloe Thanks, Chloe! :)

    @The Little Dust Princess Oh! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  24. Michelle, I always wish I were your size whenever I see all these items fit so well on you. I'm surprised you can discipline yourself to only buying items at deeply discounted (LOFT) prices because I would have so much trouble saying no if things look like that on me! :)

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