Ann Taylor outfit c/o - peplum shell, striped skirt (altered), cap-toe pumps, necklace & Bowtie clutch
Fellow Bostonians - if you're free the evening of Thursday 8/15, please consider joining me at the Prudential Mall Ann Taylor! I'm excited to be hosting a night of fashion and beauty in collaboration with Birchbox. There will be mini-makeovers, gifts, plus cocktails and treats.
Complimentary Birchboxes and gift with purchases are limited, so please RSVP here if you'd like to come!
First stop was at the Escape Aveda salon, where the Birchbox team had sent a package of their top user-rated products. This was their "Daytime Chic" look, which consisted of clean, fresh skin, light lip gloss, and defined lashes.
One happy discovery from the makeup session was Benefit's "They're Real" mascara. My lashes have gotten more and more sparse over the years, but a few light coats of this added noticeable length and thickness.
For hair, I simply asked for volume at the crown and a low, messy bun. My sweet makeup artist turned out to be quite handy with a teasing brush.
Over at the Ann Taylor store, I loved the themes of navy and orange throughout the current collection. I thought this graphic cotton skirt would be adorable with the chain-trimmed blouse (not visible in this pic, but delicate gold chain runs along the neckline).
This tie-neck blouse w/ contrast pockets had a little touch of masculinity, and it must've been popular, as I could only find a regular sz 2 (extra material scrunched in the back).
Jungle print dress - versatile for work, or a late summer / early fall wedding. Petites already sold out online, but regular sizes still available.Ann Taylor has been a staple of my comfy work shoe collection over the years. While I certainly don't need more solid "perfect pumps," I was drawn to this Lara pointy heel. The beige base and rose gold cap toes are different in-person than in the online photo, which appears more blush pink with gold. Another new arrival is the patent animal-print pump with coordinating belt - the caramel colors are dark enough for more conservative outfits, but the printed patent maintains some interest.
I was thrilled to discover that my local AT stores started carrying extended petite sizing again. Even though the items may still need some tailoring, it's great to be able to try on pieces without waiting and paying for shipping. Now if only we could get a bigger selection, and some extended shoe sizes too! For anyone interested in the items in my final outfit, I have a more detailed review coming this weekend.