Boston friends, I'll be hosting an event at Ann Taylor's 18 Newbury Street location, this Friday August 19th from 1-3PM! It's just steps away from the Arlington MBTA green line station, so come pop in on your lunch break and say hello! It's for their Friends & Family event so you'll get 40% off your purchase, and there will be sips and small bites. This promo is also available online through this weekend!
I tried on several of AT's new arrivals and will share some reviews soon. As a heads up for fellow drape blouse fanatics, this top comes in five different colors/patterns including a spotted soft pink one. Sadly my favorite colorway is one of the only ones not available in petites, so I have some sleeve shortening to do (fyi, the neckline also hits higher on the petites version). Tip for a reviewer who said the neckline clasp doesn't stay in place: use a pair of tweezers and clamp the clasp down a bit to make the opening smaller.
I also wanted to share another look that I wore recently in hot Shanghai, featuring this crochet skirt for the umpteenth time. Pencil skirts are undoubtedly one of my favorite shapes to wear, but some tweaking is usually necessary to get a close and customized fit on different body types.
As you guys may remember from this post, I added back darts to make the waist taper in more on this crochet piece. Similarly with the tweed Ann Taylor skirt above, I detached the lining from the outer and made very similar darts on the back waist so it'd sit higher up on my waistline. I don't mind a looser hip area on pencils since it can give off the illusion of more curves on my straighter-cut figure!