Ann Taylor 50% off flash sale

green wrap top herringbone skirt1 Ann Taylor crepe top (4 colors), H&M skirt, Zara pumps

Just a quick post as Ann Taylor is having 50% off site-wide (some exclusions apply, like handbags) with code MYSTERY50 until noon EST. I noticed they brought back the crepe faux wrap top shown above which I just happened to be wearing again today. I have not tried on this season's version, but the 95% poly / 5% spandex material composition is the same as last year. Please note the material of mine is on the thinner side and snug (xxsp fit me as shown) so you will need a smooth bra underneath, but I love how stretchy it is and how it looks when tucked in. Machine washable a plus! I usually avoid machine drying for blouses to avoid shrinking or pilling, and have just let this one hang or lie flat to dry.

Two other "picks" from this sale I've been eying include the staple silk tie-neck blouse (in 3 pretty fall colors or spotted print) and this cute peacoat-style double-breasted sweater jacket (3 colors). I stopped by a store recently but could not find any of these items, and just noticed they're all online exclusives...go figure. Please share any recommendations or favorite pieces you've tried from this season : )
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Fitting room friday: LOFT Fall 40% off sale


Happy Friday! A few sales of note - Anthropologie has extra 25% off sale items (lots of petite sizing if you filter for it) with code SALEONSALE, Gap has temporary price cuts on fall items like these legging jeans (45% off, runs small) which I wear often, and LOFT is having one of their 40% off everything promos. *Update* thanks to a reader who shared stackable code INSIDER473 for 20% off $100+. I wanted to share some items from the latter that I tried on this month. The jeweled sweatshirt style has been around for ages, but I thought this option was noteworthy since the color scheme, price point, and fit were all great. The material is cozy and was a casual, non-boxy fit on me.
loft sweatshirtLOFT jeweled sweatshirt, modern skinny jeans, Cole Haan flats (old) 

The small jewel clusters are individually sewn on versus in one long stitch (where if you lose one, you lose ‘em all). I’ve stayed away from embellished pieces as I was sure they’d be dry-clean only, but the label actually reads machine wash! I'd probably only run it on the delicates cycle, maybe turned inside-out and placed in a mesh bag.

Floral + trench and Burberry Reymoore review

trench floral fuschia
Burberry trench coat (old, sz 2 altered, similar), LOFT top + J.Crew pants (both old)
Manolo Blahnik BB pumps, eBay 12mm pearl earrings (similar), Parentesi tote (old, similar)

I’ve done no shortage of Burberry posts over the years, so was excited at the opportunity to blog more about their current collection. I already have a classic trench which I love to pieces and am not yet in the market for another, so wanted to share some similar options. The trench coat style is full of history, plus combines rainy day functionality with a flattering belted silhouette - what's not to like?
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Out of the dozens of options ranging greatly in price, I picked three styles to try from the lower end of Burberry's trench pricing – the Marystow poplin short trench (25% off), the Mottram poplin trench (30% off), and the cotton Reymoore trench with detachable hood. All three are by Burberry Brit, which is their (relatively) less-expensive “sportswear” line, versus their core London line and extravagantly-priced Prorsum runway collection.

From Meeting to Meeting with Nine West

meeting to meetingFor today’s post, I’m excited to share a fun collaboration with Nine West where I styled three pairs of shoes for different meetings in my day-to-day life. I work in financial services which is client-focused, so my work attire can depend on what type of offices (some formal, some super casual) and contacts I’ll be meeting with each day. Several of my clients are from out of town, so when traveling I try to find opportunities to catch up over coffee or lunch just to build on those relationships.
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BR fitted non-iron shirt and trench (sold out, similar), H&M belt

For a breakfast meeting, I’ve paired classic navy pants with a button-up blouse finished off with leopard-print loafers. The outfit is tailored enough to be business casual, while these flat, comfy smoking slippers are great for running around and commuting in. I've gotten lots of requests to show more flat shoes and absolutely love these - if you're in between sizes, I'd suggest going half a size up due to the narrower fit and pointy toe.
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For a more formal meeting with my clients’ CFO or their board, I’ve styled the Martina heels with an outfit that is conservative and professional, but still with feminine details that are true to my style...
 
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