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Dressing Room Diary at Ann Taylor

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Happy Tuesday ladies. Thank you so much for all your input yesterday, it’s really helpful. I spotted a jacket on Instagram last week that sent me right to the store. I tried on the jacket and several other things. My hair is a bit flat because I got rained on but it was worth it to bring you this dressing room diary at Ann Taylor.

If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a local store for a try-on session so you can see what’s new and how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 138 lbs with broad shoulders and straight hips. I have a long torso and arms so I often buy one size larger on top. I try on clothes in colors and shapes that may or may not flatter me so you can see what’s in the stores and get some styling ideas. I tell you what sizes I am wearing to help you understand how things run.

As always, you can click the red text for more info and to shop the item at no additional cost to you.

WOMAN WEARING PURPLE TWEED JACKET for dressing room diary at ann taylor
WEARING –  FRINGE TWEED CARDIGAN JACKET  /  PERFECT  WHITE SHIRT / HIGH-RISE SKINNY JEANS IN BRIGHT INDIGO WASH

I love a fun tweed blazer and this color is one of my favs so I tried it with several things. It comes in regular and petite, 00-14. I am wearing a petite 6 so this is intended to be low hip length. Interestingly, this is machine washable! It’s slightly tailored but not form-fitting.

I’m wearing it with Ann’s perfect white shirt. This is a cotton blend with 3% spandex so it’s very comfy. It comes in misses and petite, 00-18, I am wearing a 10 petite so it runs true to size (TTS). These are Ann Taylor’s highest-rise jeans at 12 1/4″. They come in petite, regular, tall, straight cut, and curvy- 00-18. I am wearing a regular size 6 which I would have expected to be longer so they are likely meant to be above the ankle.

floral sweater and blue crops at ann taylor
WEARING –  FLORAL ANN CARDIGAN  /  WIDE LEG CROPS

They did not have this floral cardigan in petite so I folded the bottom under a few inches to give it a better proportion with the cropped pants. The sweater is 100% cotton and slightly fitted. I am wearing a regular in a medium which fits but is just too long.

The wide-leg crops come in 5 colors in regular, petite, and 00-18. They’re a cotton/polyester/spandex blend with a high rise. I am wearing a 6 so they run TTS.

woman trying on clothes at ann taylor
WEARING – WIDE LEG CROPS  /  FLORAL RUFFLE BLOUSE

I also tried the crops on with this blue and white floral blouse. It comes in regular and petite, XXS-XL. I’m wearing a medium petite. The shirt is straight, the pants are wide, and I am straight which is not a flattering combination so I tied the shirt at my waist to show that I almost have one :).

women wearing blue skirt for dressing room diary at ann taylor
WEARING –  PLAID MIXED MEDIA  TOP  /  CHAMBRAY PENCIL SKIRT  /  LINEN BLEND WHITE CARDIGAN

I have several of their mixed media tops and find them invaluable. Their knit in the back and woven in front which gives a polished look with the comfort of a tee. They come in regular and petite, XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a medium petite. This chambray pencil skirt could take you to the office or dress down with keds and a tee. It comes in regular and petite, 00-18. It’s softly fitted in linen/cotton/spandex. I’m wearing a regular 4 which is a bit long on me.

The linen-blend cardigan comes in 3 colors, sizes XXS-XXL. I am wearing a small. I would prefer a shorter cardigan with this skirt, but my Ann Taylor has a limited selection on the floor.

WEARING – TOP ON LEFT?  /  COTTON CROP PANTS   /  TANK ON RIGHT?  /  ANN CARDIGAN ON RIGHT

These cotton crop pants have a nice slim fit. They come in 5 colors in regular, petite, tall, straight fit, and curvy. The regular has a 26″ inseam, petite has a 24″ inseam, and tall has a 26″ inseam which begs the question…what’s the difference between the regular and tall? I’m wearing 4 petite. They’re 97% cotton, 3% spandex, and machine washable. These are a nice alternative to chino’s if those feel too boxy for you.

The cardigan is another classic “Ann” style, this time in black in medium petite. It also comes in navy or white. The Ann cardigan comes in tons of other colors and patterns you can see here.

As occasionally happens, I can’t locate either top so if you find them, please let me know.

woman wearing blue plaid top and jeans at Ann Taylor
WEARING –  LINEN BLEND OPEN CARDIGAN  /  BLUE CHECKED TOP  /  HIGH-RISE SKINNY JEANS ON LEFT  /  HIGH-RISE BOOTCUT CROP JEANS ON RIGHT

These white high-rise sculpting bootcut jeans on the right come in regular and petite, sizes  00-14. I am wearing regular 4 so they don’t look cropped on me. The regular has a 27 12″ inseam and the petite has a 25″ inseam. They’re made from a new performance stretch denim that feels wonderful on.

woman wearing whote shirt and pink crops at ann taylor
WEARING –  PERFECT WHITE SHIRT  /  HOUNDSTOOTH CROPS

These houndstooth crops are super cute and very comfy. They come in regular, petite, tall, straight, and curvy sizes 00-18. The talls are only available in a black and white option. The talls have a 34″ inseam, the regular has a 27″ inseam and these petites have a 25″ inseam. They’re a machine-washable cotton blend.

My local stores are carrying less and less of their collections in the store each month so I think we may all increasingly need to shop online for the best selection.

MORE FINDS AT ANN TAYLOR

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Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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