Today is huge y’all, and I’m SO EXCITED about it. Thrilled, actually!
I’m working with a retailer that I’ve never formally collaborated with before, but I’ve always wanted to team up with them…and today is the day!
When they initially reached out, I hopped online to take a look at their current collection, and I couldn’t sign on fast enough. EVERYTHING IS DARLING. My sister talks about this retailer all the time in her WORK WEAR posts, and she always looks amazing in their clothes.
Okay…..enough of the build up….who am I talking about?
AND LISTEN TO THIS! EVERYTHING IS 40% OFF!!! AND in addition to the 40% OFF, on Friday and Saturday they have 40% OFF + an additional 15% OFF shorts, sandals, and sunglasses!
I’ve always wanted to work with Ann Taylor because I think their stuff is so well made and so chic, but I really only think of them for myself when I have a dressy occasion. Girls, when I went in to the store, I realized that my impression was wrong. I mean, they of course have gorgeous dressy options and tons of work wear pieces, but they also have some seriously darling casual wear. And I’m nothing if not casual. 😉 #anddarling #justkidding
So, I’m of course going to show you a casual weekend look in today’s post, because I’m all “YOU DO YOU”. However, I also put together a perfect Ann Taylor WORK WEAR outfit for all of you ladies that love a little business casual inspiration.
Now, here’s the EPIC part of today’s post. Not only am I showing you a couple of different outfits (1 for work and 1 for weekend), BUT THERE’S ALSO A HUGE GIVEAWAY HAPPENING. How huge, you ask? Well, how does a $500 SHOPPING spree to Ann Taylor sound for you AND A FRIEND? That’s right…you get $500….and a friend gets $500. Just imagine the fun you two will have!
Let’s get started with the looks, and I’ll tell you how to enter the contest at the bottom of the post.
ANN TAYLOR WORK WEAR
So, I’m calling this a WORK WEAR outfit, but I’ll definitely be wearing this even though I don’t go into an office. I will wear the entire outfit to church, but I will also mix and match up the individual pieces to extend them beyond just church.
When looking around the store, I knew I immediately wanted to go for some of their slim ankle pants, and I was so happy to find these in a classic navy. For sizing reference, I ended up going with petite because I wanted them to show several inches of my ankles (I’m 5’4″). So, since I went with a petite, I sized up to a 6 in the pants. Anytime I buy a petite in pants, I typically size up.
This plaid blouse was the first thing that caught my eye, and I knew I had to have it. LOOK AT THE DETAIL! The plaid! The pleated collar! The double layered sleeves! #idie
This blouse will be absolutely precious with white jeans and wedges, or worn even more casually with denim cut offs and flat sandals. I’m wearing a small in the top, which is true to size for me.
And the gold and navy fringe earrings will look great with so many different outfits.
As much as I loved the blouse, I knew it needed a cute cardi paired with it. I hear from ladies all the time that their offices are freezing, so this breezy top definitely needed a layer.
Ann Taylor always has tons of great solid color cardigans, but they were all just kind of “eh” with this outfit. And then I spotted this little polka dot number! I slipped it on and it was perfect. Pattern mixing for the win! I did size up to a medium for a little extra room, and the sales associate said she feels their cardigans run a little on the small side. And this sweet little bracelet went just perfectly with the outfit.
Tell me I don’t look like I belong in an office. I’m channeling my inner pharmaceutical salesman in this particular picture. 😉
I just really loved the entire look from head to toe.
Speaking of toe 😉 …the shoes are fab. And there’s a special promotion going on this Friday and Saturday where they are 40% OFF + an additional 15% OFF! These block heel sandals only have 4 reviews, but they are ALL 5 STAR. They look great (I love the ankle strap and the block heel), and they are extremely comfortable. I love this cognac color for just a great neutral, but they also come in black, navy, a gorgeous Kelly green, and a really pretty blush. I found them to be true to size. The sales associate helping me (Shout Out, Veronica!) said that she has customers that just rave about them and own this particular shoe in several colors.
I feel like the entire outfit is smart, sophisticated, and classy…
but the pattern mixing adds an element of fun!
Get The Look For Yourself Here, just click on what you are interested in:
ANN TAYLOR WEEKEND WEAR
And now for the weekend!
I found the tote first, and I thought it was so cute that I decided to build an outfit around it. The whole look came together quickly as soon as I saw the top. I was drawn to the white embroidery, and I knew immediately I would pair the top with white jeans. Finally, I chose the green shoes to tie everything together with the tote.
The white embroidery really pops on the dark chambray, and the bright Kelly green in the bag and the shoes just takes the outfit to the next level. Don’t get me wrong, the same top and jeans would be super cute with just a pair of brown sandals or wedges, but the green adds an element of sass. (Just fyi, I also bought THIS EYELET TRIMMED TOP in both colors. It has a loose fit and is so flipping cute.)
This outfit could be worn just running around town, to brunch with the family, or even on a Girl’s Night Out with your besties.
And notice the cute little ties on the jeans. I’m wearing a regular 4 in these jeans, but they also come in a petite and a tall option.
And if you need a pair of white jeans, but you don’t love the little ties, Ann Taylor has several great white jean options for you, including a classic white skinny jean.
I know there are lots of you out there that prefer your tops to have a substantial sleeve. If you are one of those ladies, this is a top you have to get. The arm is fitted up towards the top of the arm (which is very flattering), and the bottom bells out with pleats, scallops, and embroidery. Yes, please! For size reference, I’m wearing a small, which is true to size for me.
And ladies, these green slides will make you happy. And remember there’s a special promotion going on this Friday and Saturday where they are 40% OFF + an additional 15% OFF! The tops of the slides are quilted and so cute, and the padded foot bed makes them comfy. They also come in brown, black, and pink. This whole look made me have a spring in my step. I love a great Kelly green. 😉 Ann Taylor really does have an incredible sandal selection, so go check them all out with this huge promotion! These gingham bow block heel sandals are the cutest dang shoes I’ve seen in a long time.
Everything about the tote is awesome. The size, the shape, the colors, the pom poms, EVEN THE STRIPED HANDLE! ALL OF IT is good.
Get The Look For Yourself Here, just click on what you are interested in:
This little shopping trip definitely proved to me that although Ann Taylor might be originally known for office wear and dresses, they have upped their game in the casual wear department too! They really do have you covered for work AND weekend! They’ve also got you for weddings, showers, graduation, trips to the Farmer’s Market, picnics, family reunions, and the list goes on…… 😉 And don’t forget that EVERYTHING IS 40% OFF right now!
So, what do you think about the outfits today? I’m dying to know! AND LADIES! Don’t forget about the HUGE giveaway!
Ann Taylor Giveaway!!
Here are the details…
YOU and a FRIEND!
Win a $500 Ann Taylor shopping spree for yourself and an additional $500 shopping spree for a friend! That’s $1,000 total!
Hop over to Instagram to enter. You must complete ALL 3 of the following steps to enter.
- Follow @anntaylor on instagram.
- Follow @sheaffertoldmeto on instagram.
- Tag a friend on my instagram picture where I announce the giveaway and explain to them why you are tagging them. EX: @connerklug, I just entered us into a contest to win a $1,000 shopping spree. You should go enter us too! You can actually tag as many friends you want (in separate comments) for as many entries as you want! (Ex. If you have 15 friends that you want to tag, you will need to tag them in 15 separate comments.) This will give you 15 entries, but when I randomly choose a winner, the person that wins with you will be the person that you’ve tagged in the particular entry that was chosen.
Because you want to go on an Ann Taylor shopping spree with your bestie!!!!
GOOD LUCK, LADIES!
A huge THANK YOU to Ann Taylor for sponsoring this post and hosting this giveaway for Sheaffer Told Me To readers!
p.s. You can click HERE to see other outfit ideas with white jeans.
p.p.s. You can click HERE to see the jeans I’ve named The Official Jeans of Summer.
p.p.s. If you need a dress, click HERE to see a ton of great options that are all very affordable!