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Dressing Room Diaries: Sunday Edition

Dressing Room Diaries: Sunday Edition

My shopping marathon Friday involved several stores but my favorite collection was at Ann Taylor so today’s dressing room diaries is from there. I worked part-time at a local Ann Taylor 40 years ago just for the clothing discount:) I never took a penny home 😉 For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh 140 pounds.

Their modern classics this season are gorgeous! Their entire collection is 40% off with the code Friends40 through 9/18.

I started with these All Day Skinny Jeans with pearl ankle detail that are amazingly comfortable. The 2-way stretch fabric is 66% Cotton, 15% Modal, 10% Lyocell, 7% Elasterell, and 2% Lycra which stretches  more than most yet retains its shape. They do come in petite but I like the length of this regular version for me.

This Mixed Media Tee has a smooth woven front and soft knit back so looks dressier than  a standard tee. It comes in regular and petite in 3 colors. I topped these off with this Marled Boyfriend Cardigan which coordinates in the prettiest shade of blue. The cardigan is available in petite which would be a better proportion for me.

Pearl and Tweed necklace from Ann Taylor on A Well Styled LifeThis Pearl and Tweed Necklace caught my eye right away. It’s a fun nod to Chanel style and that makes a great statement.

I styled it with this Tweed Ruffle Collar Coat which has flecks of burgundy. It’s too long on me in the regular version and would be better in the petite. Overall, it’s too boxy for my inverted silhouette and the high crew neckline doesn’t help. I paired it with the Modern Skinny Jean (love these) in Vino color and this Mixed Media Shell. The shell is a silky cotton jersey with a semi-sheer woven bottom portion which creates visual interest just below the hipline and visually shortens it. My photo makes my legs look shorter than they appeared in person.

This Cheetah Blouse ran large. I am wearing the medium but could have worn the small. The website says they are almost sold out but I would phone your local store to check. It’s a great length to wear out or tuck in. These Jeggings are incredibly comfortable. The leg looks wrinkly on me because they are too long…I need the petite version. They feel like yoga pants! Their super skinny leg is smooth enough to fit inside knee boots yet look like jeans. The Cheetah Skirt hanging on the door was adorable! Sorry I have no photo.

I love this Bell Sleeve Sweater but I need the petite version. This regular one would dip the sleeves into everything I did:) It’s a really soft 44% Wool, 29% Nylon, 27% Viscose blend that’s machine washable. These are the Modern High Rise Skinny Jeans in black which fit like a dream. The higher the rise, the better for me because there’s less chance of muffin top action.

This Cowl Neck Sweat Shirt is dreamy soft and comes in two colors. It is sooo comfy. Perfect for lounging around on the weekend, running errands or wearing over your yoga pants for running to and from the gym. I am wearing the regular version but would be more flattered in the petite which would still cover my backside but show more of my legs.

Pearls play a big role in this pretty collection. This blouse has Pearl Inserts along the peek-a-boo cutouts along the neckline.Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life modeling Ann Taylor clothes from the fall 2018 collectionI styled it with these black skinny jeans which were my favorite and topped it off with this shawl collared Checked Belted Jacket. The jacket is machine washable!

Have you seen the new collection at Ann Taylor? If you have a peek don’t forget to use FRIENDS40 for the 40% discount.

Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!

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23 Comments

  1. Elaine
    September 16, 2018 / 4:07 am

    Wow! That must have been tough as everything looks great on you! Loved all the styles and colors. Hope you came home with some of these.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 5:07 am

      Thanks, Elaine. I did come home with a few…I just couldn’t resist.

  2. September 16, 2018 / 4:28 am

    You look great in all of your selections, Jennifer! And yes, love their clothes! When I worked full time Ann Taylor was my go-to store! Classic styling. Beautiful.
    Now that Im retired, my wardrobe has significantly changed but many of the items here would work! Thanks!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 5:08 am

      Ann Taylor is great for the career woman but their casual collection is very wearable.

  3. September 16, 2018 / 5:09 am

    Glad to hear some of these went home with you, Jennifer. I love those skinny jeans!

  4. Deede
    September 16, 2018 / 5:59 am

    The buffalo check jacket is TDF…I hope you snuck it home as you look amazing in it…My kind of look…THX for sharing…

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 10:58 am

      Very cute jacket Deede. This DRD feature is getting expensive for me:)

  5. September 16, 2018 / 7:31 am

    That sweatshirt and bell sleeve sweater would fit right into my retired lifestyle..

  6. Barbara Crowley
    September 16, 2018 / 8:30 am

    I like all those outfits on you—they look very good. Also hair and shoes go well. I think I would wear the outfits,too—even though I am bigger.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 10:58 am

      This is a particularly nice collection. Let me know if you try some of it Barbara

  7. Lynn
    September 16, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Many of these clothes look good! What brand of sandal are you wearing?

  8. Joanna
    September 16, 2018 / 8:52 am

    My favourites are the bell sleeve sweater and the cowl neck sweatshirt. I like bell sleeves as they feel and look feminine but usually stick to 3/4 so they don’t drag in my food.
    I like the wrap coat. It looks like it would be a versatile – wear with jeans or a dress. Hope you brought that one home. ????
    I’m interested in the jeans with the pearl detail. With all that stretch did you have to size down? In NYDJ I always size down because once you wear they become too loose and saggy. And, no one likes a saggy butt. Oh, no!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 10:52 am

      I did not size down like I do with NYDJ. These fit so beautifully. I was really impressed with Ann Taylor denim!! They’ve upped their game with these new fabrications.

  9. Patsy
    September 16, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Great looking clothes. They are very figure flattering and versatile. This collection can take you from the office, to the soccer field, lunch with the ladies, then dinner at an upscale restaurant. The current discount makes the purchase very affordable. Timing is everything.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Timing is everything:)

  10. Janet
    September 16, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Wow! All winners!

  11. Anon
    September 16, 2018 / 9:49 am

    The blue color is gorgeous on you.

  12. Shawn
    September 16, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    LOVELOVELOVE your glasses! Where did you get them?

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      These are from a small shop in Lafayette, CA. I wrote about finding the best frames for your face here.
      I did find them for you here.

  13. Roberta
    September 16, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    Love the cardigan and top!

  14. Sarah
    September 16, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    I hope you bought the shawl colour jacket ensemble. It looked wow on you!

  15. October 15, 2018 / 8:50 am

    I picked up the boyfriend cardigan during Ann Taylor’s last sale. Great color! Thanks for sharing.

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