Ann Taylor 50% Off Flash Sale // Tulip Lace Skirt + Moto Jacket

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Ann Taylor skirt 00p (waist DIY altered) c/o, Caslon petite tee (similar // similar)
Blank NYC faux leather jacket xs (read my review), Zara heels (old), Chanel bag

I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend! It's a cold and damp one here in Boston, with no spring in sight. On the bright side, I did want to share an amazing flash sale going on through Monday night - use code CYBER50 to take 50% off online at Ann Taylor, with free shipping for all orders. I LOVE it when they do this, since several petite items (also all shoes in size 5 and 5.5) are online exclusives, and it can be tough to meet the usual minimum for free shipping. Even third party items like Spanx shapewear (which are almost always excluded) are half off under this sale!
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Here's a few pieces that I own and love, and have blogged about in the past:

Ruffle sleeve mock neck sweater - (pictured below)
Striped flare sleeve sweater - see it styled on me
Ribbed trim high neck sweater (now only $25! thicker knit + runs small) - see it on me
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Outfit is from this blog post (this skirt in new colors is on sale, too!)

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Trouser Troubles

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Sunglasses + Crepe pants sz 0P (waist altered) c/o Talbots, Manolo BB heels sz 35
Burberry trench (current option), Ann Taylor sweater xxsp c/o (regular), Prada bag

How are pants always such a challenge? Let me count the ways... waist. Butt. Rise. Inseam. Width. So many places that have to fit just right, and I'm not even factoring troublesome fabrics that are either see-through or wrinkle-prone. And so finding flattering trousers that fit off the rack has always been a style challenge, especially for short-legged gals. J.Crew and WHBM (namely their slim style) petite ankle pants do work well for me, but I'd love to have more options in different cuts, silhouettes and seasonal colors! This outfit here is from a few weeks ago, but I received some questions on the pants so wanted to share some fit info (plus review a similar alternative).
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M.Gemi Shoes

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M.Gemi Cammeo pumps 35.5, H&M skirt 2 (wore a petticoat for fullness), Modcloth top

Happy Monday! M. Gemi asked me to partner with them to help celebrate their 2-year anniversary this week. I'm excited to do so, since I have a rather personal connection with the brand! As some of you may know, I was part of the startup team at the company when it launched, and got to see a lot of what goes into each product. While I'm no longer there, I’m working with them in a different capacity today to share some of my personal favorite shoes since launch! In celebration of their anniversary, you can use code EP50 for $50 off your first purchase (ends 4/3), and shipping and returns are always free.
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M.Gemi Pastoso loafer c/o 35.5, J.Brand jeans, Madewell tee, Burberry trench, Celine bag
at Cafe Madeleine, one of our favorite neighborhood spots

For those who aren’t familiar, M.Gemi brings luxury shoes direct-to-consumer from Italian artisans, with new styles arriving online each Monday. Each style is handmade in limited quantities, but there's a few core styles that are more regularly available. Even though I'm an avid heels wearer, my favorite shoes from the brand are actually their flats! The Felize and Pastoso are two classics that were best-sellers from the start, and are made at a small, family-run Tuscany workshop specializing in moccasins. The leather outer and lining on these are soft and supple, making them some of my most comfortable shoes ever with no breaking-in needed.

Spring Fit Reviews + Weekend Sales

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BP sunglasses in rose gold, WHBM top c/o xxsp, Gucci soho bag
J.Brand ankle jeans sz 24 (see bottom of post for this budget-friendly pair under $50)

It's been a while since I've posted fitting room reviews! I'm sharing a few Spring try-ons below, plus two noteworthy sales going on this weekend. Bloomingdales is having a designer denim event (ending 3/19) with 15% off 1 qualifying pair or 25% off 2 or more pairs, no code needed. My two favorite wardrobe staple jeans are included: J.Brand's high-rise Alana cropped jeans in vanity, and the white ankle jeans in demented that I'm wearing here (Nordstrom is price matching). If you're looking for dark blue denim, these Paige Verdugo cropped jeans are available starting in sz 23 with a promising shorter 26" inseam.
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My Ann Taylor sandals here are out of stock, but I've found you guys some similar low-heeled, neutral options. These Steve Madden ones are very close and still available in sizes 5 and 5.5 (plus are on sale right now). Also I just saw these Sole Society Savannah sandals are back this year and available for pre-order starting in size 5! They sold out in a flash last year, and are dupes for a pair of my all-time favorite sandals (shown here).

 
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