Several of you have requested more work outfits with flat shoes – personally I’m more of a heels girl, but can certainly be swayed by cute detailing like a feminine bow or fun print! These leopard flats from Ann Taylor were love at first sight, and are breathing new life into this outfit of old pieces. It’s actually leopard mania over in AT’s new arrivals section, so take a look if you’re looking for a heel, wedge, mule, or sandal in this same print! Use code PSST for 40% off site-wide for U.S. shoppers – other elegant pieces that will likely go fast are this scalloped sweater shell (have it in xxs regular), and this Chanel-style tweed jacket that’s back from last year (see it on me)!
Leopard print can sometimes go wrong, so I’m happy to report these have a classic tan / brown coloring in-person (the above photo is the most accurate depiction). I adore the black suede bow with black piping, and the fact that these have a tiny half inch heel to keep them from being uncomfortably flat! Like similar structured leather flats, these may need a little breaking in. They rubbed the back of my heels after the first day of wear, but nothing too bad compared to other shoes. Fit-wise, I’m usually between a size 5 and 5.5 in most brands, and always take a size 5 in Ann Taylor shoes.
I give so much love to my navy ankle pants (last blogged here), but have somehow never blogged this black pair! Black is a little more stark and serious in my opinion, but oh-so-slimming and forgiving. These are a recent version of the Banana Republic sloan pants (after they changed my favorite fit, RIP). The 00 petite is roomier than before, but after blasting these through a machine wash and dry on high heat, they shrunk substantially down to size for a good fit. As always, these are labeled dry clean please shrink at your own risk, and be sure to check the dryer every so often to avoid over-shrinking!
As a new ankle pant option that might be a better fit, J.Crew just came out with a new Cameron slim crop pant in several classic colors starting in 000 petite! They look super flattering on the model (hello rear view), but that usually doesn’t translate to how something looks on me. Nevertheless, I’m eager to give them a try and will report back on the fit!