Out of Ann Taylor’s Fall arrivals so far, this Glazed Lace Pencil Skirt is hands-down my favorite piece. I first saw it online and thought it was too metallic. Thankfully, in-person it does not give off a glaring sheen. Instead, it’s an elegant, gorgeous dark hunter green with hints of charcoal. The skirt seems well-made, and the material is stretchy but still has some “pencil” structure.
But what really sold me was the fit. This is the smallest-fitting skirt I’ve ever tried on from Ann Taylor. As I’ve mentioned previously, every single 00P skirt I own from Ann Taylor has been taken in at the waist and hips. The last skirt I bought was an improvement, but still sat loosely on my lower waist. This one? Perfect fit at the waist and hips. Shapely without being too snug. If I had to nitpick, I would take up the hem an inch or two on me, but I’m on the shorter end at 5 ft tall. So did this beautiful skirt come home with me?
No, because it’s over $120 and there were no sales at all going on. The manager told me she didn’t “foresee another 40% off full-priced items sale until probably November, because Fall items have been selling so well without that promo.”
While at Ann Taylor, I also tried on the Lady Tweed Jacket in sz 00 Petite. This will fit better on someone half to one size up from me all around. The material also didn’t resemble tweed to me at all – more like a thin wool jacket. I didn’t like the closure of this coat with the hidden buttons.
Length felt long on me for a short jacket. They also have a black Petite Wool Tricotine Jacket in a similar silhouette, but is 1 inch shorter in torso length.
There are two other items that I specifically went in to try on, but could not find. Later I came home and saw that they were online-exclusives. Bah! But I guess that’s ok…both items are again, very pricey without sales.