Ann Taylor Cyber Sale // Tulip Lace Skirt + Moto Jacket

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Ann Taylor skirt 00p (waist DIY altered) c/o, Caslon petite tee (similar // similar)
Blank NYC faux leather jacket xs (read my review), Zara heels (old), Chanel bag

I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend! It's a cold and damp one here in Boston, with no spring in sight. On the bright side, I did want to share an amazing flash sale going on through Monday night - use code CYBER50 to take 50% off online at Ann Taylor, with free shipping for all orders. I LOVE it when they do this, since several petite items (also all shoes in size 5 and 5.5) are online exclusives, and it can be tough to meet the usual minimum for free shipping. Even third party items like Spanx shapewear (which are almost always excluded) are half off under this sale!
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Here's a few pieces that I own and love, and have blogged about in the past:

Ruffle sleeve mock neck sweater - see it styled on me
Striped flare sleeve sweater - see it styled on me
Ribbed trim high neck sweater (now only $25! thicker knit + runs small) - see it on me
faux leather jacket lace skirt petite spring outfit
Update - The winner of the Instagram giveaway is @amyluong1 - congrats! 
And a few other petite-friendly pieces that I've tried on and would recommend:



Grid fringe tweed jacket - If you're looking for a classic little Chanel-esque tweed jacket, the material on this one is prettier in-person with speckles of navy, gray, ivory, and soft pink. I found it to run slightly smaller than AT's other jackets (which typically are a little roomy on me, off the rack), and is nice quality and fully lined. The sleeves are not too long on short arms, since they're designed to be 3/4 length.

Petite camp shirt - versatile piece for wearing to work or with casual outfits. Drapes and feels likes silk, but is easy to wash in the machine. I purchased this in "midnight depths" a while back - fit is true to size, and the color is a navy-gray. Note this is on the thinner side, so the lighter colors might be a little sheer.

- Ruffle hem pencil skirt - Ann Taylor pencil skirts always run big on me, but this was one of the closer-fitting ones I've tried on. It was still a touch loose, but a 00p should fit someone with a 25" waist nicely. It's made of a thicker material with good stretch, and looks very shapely on the body.

- Shoes, shoes, shoes - their shoes have been so good this season. Simple and basic, yes, but the kind that you want to wear with everything. If you haven't yet picked up the Felipa suede pumps (see them on me herehere, and here), I saw a few sizes got restocked in the tan color. Other chic styles still available in sizes 5 and up include: Erica bow low sandals (the paloma and gray suede look gorge), Esme ankle wrap sandal, and Elliot leather tassel pump (dupes for my Joie heels!).



- Clearance section - the best way to shop this is to filter by your size. There are some great deals to be had here with the extra 50% off!

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Now on to this tulip lace skirt I'm wearing - Ann Taylor comes through again this season with an interesting and intricate lace skirt. The beauty of such skirts is that you can wear them simply with a solid tee shirt (like I did above), add a blazer for a more polished look, or toughen up the lace with a moto jacket. This skirt is listed as a "full" skirt but I would say it is more A-line, especially when compared to some of the truly full and flared skirts I've shown on here. The lace has a good thickness and weight to it, with tulip-shaped pieces along with other geometric shapes within the pattern. There's subtle pleats all-around, an invisible back zipper, and a full lining that ends right above the black bottom trim (to give the trim a semi-sheer effect). I did try this skirt on with the coordinating tulip lace shell, but together it was a little too much on my frame.
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Typical of Ann Taylor sizing, the waist fits a little roomy on me, however the elasticized grosgrain ribbon skirt makes for easier DIY alterations. I took a shortcut and folded over excess waistband material and stitched it down on the backside, hiding my stitches in the ridges of the grosgrain ribbon. Measurements of a 00 petite when lying flat: 12.5" across the waist (ribbon waistband has a little stretch to it), 22" length.

33 comments:

  1. So cute, the jacket looks very fitting! Might try it, hopefully it fits on me too!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  2. Gorgeous pics! That outfit is stunning against the pink background!

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  3. I love your outfit, the skirt is gorgeous!

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  4. You look lovely, the skirt is real pretty!

    XX

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  5. That's such a beautiful skirt!
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  6. I like the jacket, and LOVE a flash sale!

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

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  7. What size is your Caslon tee? The whole look is amazing !

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  8. Always so chic! :)


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  9. where is your moto jacket from? :) it's gorgeous@!

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    1. Hi SJ - thank you! My jacket is by Blank NYC. If you look under the first photo of this post, I linked to it there.

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  10. Such a gorgeous statement skirt! That cupcake in the first picture is really testing my sweet tooth!

    Briana
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  11. That black and white skirt is EVERYTHING!
    Love these shots ♥

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  12. Absolutely in love with this black and white skirt!
    xx

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  13. Jean, it was great to meet you and Nick on Saturday. My brother thought I was crazy telling him to pull over the car, but I just had to say hi! :) Thanks for another great post. I've been eyeing this AT skirt! - Gwen K.

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    1. Was so excited to meet you! Like I said, it feels like I know you already from the tidbits here and there via comments : ) Thank you so much for taking the time to jump out and say hello, and best of luck in your studying!

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  14. That skirt is incredible! Suuuppppper tempted to purchase. <3

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  15. I love Ann Taylor and both of these outfits are amazing.
    Xo, Kelsey | www.petiteinherpearls.com

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  16. I love your style and blog so so much. question: how would you style this skirt if you were wearing it to a wedding in the early summer?

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    1. Aww thank you! So I tried this skirt on with a few sleeveless tops and it looks really pretty and elegant that way, nice for a wedding. Try it with a black or white spaghetti strap camisole for a more delicate look, or with a higher turtle/mock neck sleeveless top tucked in.

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  17. Lovely outfits! Love the way you styled the skirts xxx

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  18. I absolutely love that skirt - it's beautiful. Do you have any issues with the Blank NYC jacket leaving black marks on your white tops? I'm really wanting to buy that moto jacket but I've heard a few people have had issues with the colour transfer?

    The Lilly Mint Blog

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    1. Hi Sarah - I have heard from a few people that it has happened! I think mine is just too old and has been worn too many times for any color transfer to happen at this point. I don't usually wear it with white tops, which may be why I didn't notice any transfer early on. There wasn't any left on my white shirt this time, but I've had the jacket for years.

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  19. I love the skirt and how you mixed it with a leather jacket!

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  20. Such pretty looks!

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  21. Beautiful! I love the different vibes the two pieces give off, yet they totally work together! xo

    Katie | Willow and White

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  24. Just ordered this skirt on a steal of a sale. I'm 5'1ft with measurements of 30.5/25/35 and ordered 0P, but I noticed you said on your post that you did some altering to this piece. What was it you did to it?? I may try and do the same to mine!

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  25. I just love how you post all products with links right under the images. Makes it so easy for me to find and buy the product!

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