Spring work style: soft peach, navy + floral print

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Ann Taylor’s latest collection has got to be one of my favorites from them…the soft blush + navy color scheme, feminine details, and eye-catching prints are right up my alley. For a spring project with them, I picked out this outfit which is a medley of textures. A ruffled blouse with fluidity, a blazer in light chambray-tweed, a pop of patent pumps, and last but not least my favorite texture comes in the form of a basketweave cotton floral skirt.

spring work outfit idea petites blazer floral pencil skirt

The print of this skirt is a gorgeous mix of navy, periwinkle blue, and hints of chartreuse and peach which will pair easily with any of those color families. It is also really nice quality with the textured material, full cotton lining, and invisible zipper down the back. The best part is both my skirt and top here are machine washable – always a bonus!

pink floral bow pumps ann taylor petite spring work outfit
Fit and sizing-wise, I thought each of these pieces fit true to size for the brand. Since the blouse is drapey it fit me without alterations in xxsp. The color “tender tan” is skewing pink in my photos but is more beige in-person. The skirt in 00p was a roomy fit on me so I got my usual alterations of taking it in from the waist all the way down. I forgot to try machine drying it first, which might’ve actually done the trick since this skirt is 97% cotton, 3% spandex so may shrink (care tag says lay flat to dry). If you are my size, I did find a thicker striped sweater skirt there which fit really well in xxsp, sitting high at my natural waistline without any alterations!
spring office fashion peach pink ruffle navy linen floral skirt
The blazer fits well in the shoulders but is a little roomy through the torso on me. I chose this particular one because if you look at the model photo, it’s pretty evident that the design is a shrunken-fit, bracelet-length style so it’d be better suited on petite frames than a regular cut blazer would. Both the cut and material remind me a lot of the popular Theory “gratian” blazer from years ago that longtime readers might remember! The jacket is in an interesting lightweight textured fabric that looks like a mix of tweed and chambray, and is fully lined in navy with white contrast piping.

For shoes, I find AT’s sizing to run a little bit bigger than other American brands. I am typically between 5 and 5.5 in most brands, sometimes a 6 in sneakers, and always take a size 5 in their footwear.
spring business outfit tweed blazer ann taylor pencil skirt
Measurements: skirt in 00p is 12.75″ across the waist, 15.5″ across the hips, and 20″ length. Blazer in 00p is 14″ across the shoulders, 15″ across the armpits and 14.5″ across the waist when buttoned up, 19″ long sleeves, and 20″ total length.
spring fashion 2016 blush pink navy floral print

Thank you Ann Taylor for sponsoring this post!

spring office wear outfit business bow pumps
PS: not pictured here, but AT’s accessories collection this season is worth checking out – lots of classic, feminine styles for both shoes and handbags! Size 5 and 5.5 shoes are online exclusives. I would highly recommend the May low block-heeled sandals if you liked my old Parisi ones that I wore to the ground. I received a sample pair and these neutral, walkable-height sandals fit true to AT sizing and will go with everything. I also love the look of the minimalistic strappy Elly sandals, the Gigi higher block-heeled sandals, and the Kaye woven pumps which look like a conservative but still very stylish mid heel (have not tried any of these on for size). 

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  1. Oak & Oats wrote:

    I love this look!

    Posted 4.4.16 Reply
  2. Nicole E wrote:

    I really love that top that you chose and how pretty the whole outfit goes together (especially the shoes!).


    COFFEESLAG Color Filled Spring

    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  3. Marta wrote:

    Your skirt looks amazing! Such a lovely outfit <3


    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  4. TARA wrote:

    So on trend with the pantone colours of the year!

    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  5. I love that top, and the shoes match perfectly! Sometimes I find Ann Taylor's sizing to be a little tricky in terms of xxsp and 00p- they either fit true to size or much larger! But their sizing is much less confusing than J. crew's new size chart.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  6. The925edit wrote:

    I love this outfit. It`s perfect for the spring, very chic and elegant. Love those pumps.

    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  7. mybeautrip wrote:

    Cute outfit. This floral skirt is so beautiful.


    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  8. Great post. The blouse is my favorite!

    Kisses from http://www.poshnessary.com

    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  9. JJ wrote:

    Gorgeous (per usual 😉 On an unrelated note: Have you found any Gladiator sandals that you like yet? I love the new trend but am having a hard time finding ones that don't look awkward on my short legs! Thanks so much-Jessica

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  10. Joyce Pak wrote:

    That floral skirt is so cute, and love those pumps! I've missed all your business casual outfits

    Characters & Carry-ons

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  11. Very chic and elegant.

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  12. The blush color goes so well against your skin tone, and those shoes are so pretty, the color, the bow.

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  13. Kimchi wrote:

    Beautiful spring styling

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  14. So pretty! Love every detail of your outfit!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  15. Mei Liang wrote:

    Spring is so beautiful. I love the florals, pastels and feminine looks around this time of the year! This is a really lovely outfit!

    Pieces of Mei

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  16. Marisa wrote:

    Great post! I bought everything but the skirt ( a little too floral for me!)

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  17. This is such a perfect look for spring season. I like it a lot! 😉


    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  18. Love this outfit! You look so pretty.


    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  19. I love the feminine and soft tones paired with that beautiful floral print! You look beautiful as well!

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  20. That floral pencil is so pretty! I love the print! And with the blouse and the bow pumps? Perfection.

    By the way, I’m hosting a weekly favorites blogger linkup on my blog today. I’d love for you to come share your favorite post of the week!

    Lifestyle by Joules

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  21. I love the blouse, the skirt and love how fit the blazer is. I usually can't find a blazer that fit me like this.

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  22. Maritza wrote:

    Love the outfit! I just purchased it.

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  23. Linda Tran wrote:

    I love this outfit! It looks amazing on you! So classy and chic! 🙂


    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  24. Rachel wrote:

    love that color on you! love the skirt!


    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  25. This is a little bit out of my style comfort zone but I so love this look on you. The blush tones compliment you so well!


    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  26. I am completely in love with your pumps and skirt!!! <3
    The skirt print is just awesome!!!!
    Have a nice weekend

    Julie, Petite and So What

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  27. Trang Do wrote:

    Love your skirt! Looks so beautiful!
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  28. Deasy Noel wrote:

    This outfit is so feminine, I love it! The palette is perfect for spring, and has the hues of cherry blossom season :3


    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  29. Oooh that skirt is so pretty!! I love AT – they have such great, classic pieces 🙂


    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  30. The print isn't one I would gravitate towards, but your description and review of the skirt has me sold! And you look great! x


    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  31. Anonymous wrote:

    Can you give some thoughts on how your Prada double bag is holding up? I'm really interested in picking one up (in your color, black, or cammeo) but have heard it's quite delicate!

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  32. Very beautiful skirt. Thid outfit seems to be very comfortable. Is it really comfortable?

    with ♥ by Masha | BRIGHT QUIETNESS

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
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  34. Super cute skirt!

    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  35. Hun Tature wrote:

    Love that pencil skirt!You look so pretty


    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  36. Love the skirt!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  37. Love the skirt and blazer to balance out the look.


    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  38. I love this outfit. I was actually thinking of what work outfits I could wear in spring and my first thought was "look at Extra Petite!" I probably would have never given that top a second look, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. Will definitely add this to my wish list!

    Lauren Lalipop

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  39. I really understand that this collection is one of your favourites! You look simply fantastic in your spring look and I see I must also wear a floral skirt soon again 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply

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