Happy Thursday ~ I'm partnering with Ann Taylor to show some new arrival styles for Fall! From fashion week I was happy to see bell sleeves are here to stay (at least through Spring), as I'm loving every variation of the style from gently fluted sleeves to more dramatically draped ones. The resurgence of those along with flared bottoms are reminders of how cyclical fashion is...I'm pretty sure I've seen renditions of both styles in my mom's wardrobe from decades ago!
Both separates in this outfit are actually machine-washable (do not machine dry) and can easily be mixed-and-matched for both work or weekend looks. I don't go for trousers often because they're a little more difficult to fit on me. One feature I look out for is a high-waisted cut, since that tends to run narrower across the waist. These flare trousers (also love the rich, dark tan color) are a new arrival from Ann Taylor and are some of the most flattering pants I own. The material feels nice and is of a sturdy weight, and the silhouette makes legs appear long and lean!
Like with most pants, there is still a small waist gap on me (not as evident in these photos due to a thicker shirt being tucked in) that I'll have my tailor take in, however these are a notably closer fit on me than AT's other trousers. These come with the classic pant details like angled front pockets, two back pockets, a reinforced waistband, and a front zipper, hook and button closure. They are not lined, but the fabric feels comfortable against the skin and doesn't show underwear lines.
This blouse was a fun find from Ann Taylor as it looks a little more fashion-forward. See another photo of it on me worn tucked into a mini skirt! Please note the top is just a lace outer, so you'd need to wear something underneath like this navy camisole I have on. Up close, the blouse has nice detail to it like two different textures within the geo lace, and a thin navy piping in between the bells and the rest of the sleeves. For a more feminine and airy top also with flared sleeves, check out this pindot fluted blouse (see on me) that's also on sale.
Measurements of pants in sz 00p: 12.75" across waist, 17" across hips, 9.5" rise, 30" inseam.
Measurements of top in sz xxsp: 13" across shoulders, 21" sleeve length, 22.5" total length.
Leaving you guys with two other classic Fall pieces fully in stock and worthy of checking out during this sale: twill camel duster and Mila pointed pumps (true to size and good quality). If you're looking for an elegant belted camel jacket, I saw this twill jacket in-person, and the 97% cotton / 3% spandex material felt nicer and thicker than what I expected for a "duster." It's not Northeast winter coat-weight, but should be warm for layering over blouses and sweaters in the Fall. Thank you to Ann Taylor for partnering on this post!