Fall Work to Weekend Staples on Sale

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Trying on Ann Taylor sweater skirt xxs petite on sale! (actual color is a lovely deep green), bow neck blouse xxs petite, old AT suede pumps 5 (similar)

I’m partnering with Ann Taylor to share a few recommendations from their fall arrivals, just in time for their awesome sale right now! Whether you’re trying to build a polished wardrobe from scratch or just looking to add a few select pieces to update your closet seasonally, below are a few standout items from my try-ons. I love how several of these are designs that I got years ago (just updated in new colors or patterns), which speak to the longevity of the styles.

1. Windowpane sweater skirt

I have the red version of this skirt from two years ago! This knit skirt is fitted, flattering, and even bump friendly (for my expectant mamas, I tried this skirt on with a lump of sweaters stuffed in at the belly and it fit very comfortably!). Color is a deep green windowpane that’s beautiful for fall. Note however depending on your body type, this skirt might be a little too curve hugging for a professional office setting.

2. Tie neck blouse

Very versatile with pants, skirts, even jeans. The material drapes beautifully, and although it is lightweight, this one isn’t sheer if you wear skin toned undergarments. This is a little differently from your standard tie neck blouse due to a very slight gathered puff at the shoulders, which I like as a feminine detail. Also available in a burgundy this season.

3. Belted Wrap coat

The ever popular coat at the best price yet this year! Grey herringbone is now available in petites in addition to black. See my older review post here on this forgiving coat that works well over thick layers or even a baby bump.

4. Mock neck smocked sleeve blouse (also in green)

A seemingly simple looking blouse, but the higher mock neckline and the gathered sleeves create an elegant and elongating silhouette, especially when tucked into bottoms. Material is lightweight and fluid for easy tucking. This was clearly popular at my local store and sold out in small sizes for all colors!

5. High rise straight leg jeans

Initially reviewed here and also worn here (also check out the jacket in that post if you’re looking for a thicker weight textured blazer). These are you standard high rise, straight leg jeans that can go from casual office to weekend wear. Absolutely love these after cutting the hems on mine, but note the waist fits a little looser than my other denim in the same size. These were my jeans of choice for a cross country flight because they are so comfy!

6. Doubleweave skirt

My pants here are unfortunately nearly sold out in petites, but the same nice quality, medium weight double weave fabric also comes in the form of this A line skirt! Note the color in person looks less golden yellow and more of a deeper mustard with olive-brown tones.

work pumps in size 5

Ann Taylor’s shoe collection is also fantastic as ever this year. In addition to the Azra suede pumps I’m wearing (the “dark camel” in person is more of a coffee brown that I actually think is very versatioe), check out their bow pumps aplenty in all different heel heights, and chic new bootie arrivals during this Cyber sale.

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Ann Taylor blouse xxs petite, pumps 5, pants 00p c/o, textured blazer 00p c/o (slightly shrunken fit)

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  1. Those mustard pants are adorable! I do appreciate Ann Taylor for their petite section – I wish more brands would expand their size ranges.

    Posted 9.24.19 Reply
  2. Margaret Polard wrote:

    I love Ann Taylor. The sales staff is always very helpful and knowledgeable. They taught me how to dress, to find mu own style. Your posts are so very helpful.

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  3. That blouse is sooo cute <3 🙂 I love the little bow detail! And those trousers are extremely chic! Love the color so much!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  4. Elaine Patafio wrote:

    Love love love these mustard color d trousers but I can’t find on the AnnTaylor website and couldn’t open your hyperlink. Would you provide?

    Thank you!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  5. Tennile wrote:

    I LOVE when you do work wear with @anntaylor. Aren’t they the best? @anntaylor has quality clothing at reasonable prices. I also love that you’re so detailed with the descriptions of all of the clothing items. You can make me buy anything Jean 😬👍🏽❤️😬.

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  6. Gwen Kennedy wrote:

    Jean, I just received this Newbury blazer and the bow tie shell version of this blouse on Saturday and was instantly in love! Great fit and great for petites. My review is the only one up on AT for the petite version of the jacket right now. Just love it! I purchased so many great items during their Friends and Family even and am going back for that trumpet skirt now. Thanks for reviewing this. I was on the fence.

    Happy first day of fall!

    Gwen K.

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  7. Maureen wrote:

    Perfect work attire for the upcoming season and the color combo is beautiful. AT did it again! 🙂


    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  8. Janine wrote:

    Wow so many cute pieces and what an amazing sale! I love the bow tie blouse as well as the straight leg pants!
    Xx Janine

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  9. Rena wrote:

    Wonderful classy pieces and looks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply

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