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Friday, September 11, 2009

The New Ann

I was flipping through the mail the other day and saw a mini-catalog with some cute clothes on the cover. I looked a little more closely and saw that it was from Ann Taylor! The clothes really looked great! Nary a sweater set or shapeless shift in site!
After doing a little research, I found out who is responsible for this transformation. Lisa Axelson, former designer for Club Monaco, is now the new designer for Ann Taylor. We think she is doing a great job! Seems they are giving J. Crew a run for their money.
How cute is this black ruffle front cocktail dress? It is the perfect go-to dress for all your fall occasions! Looks super-flattering too!
This gray cashmere ruffled shell would be so pretty for work! We love the color and the details!
Cashmere Ruffle Sweater Isn't this ribbon neck cardigan so cute? It reminds us alot of the F21 one that MoS Washington posted about the other day!
The fluttery sleeves on this fitted shift are such a feminine detail! You could totally wear this to work and then out for drinks afterwards.
Wool Flutter Sleeve Dress

Cowl necks are so flattering on almost every body type! We love how this dress nips in at the waist. We'd add a long cardigan, belt, tall boots, and tights for a fun, casual fall look!
Would you ever guess in a million years that this look is from Ann Taylor and not J.Crew? Skinny jeans tucked into boots, layered bracelets, wow! We love it!
More skinny pants! We love this look with the belted cardigan- very Audrey!
Layering can look so fabulous! We love the long cardigan, ruffled shell, and scarf piled on at the top over skinny jeans and tall boots!
Biker chic! We love this leather jacket with suede ankle boots!
A close-up of the jacket. It really is cute and fitted! We'd love to see the quality in real life.
For evening, how pretty is this strapless grosgrain minidress?! Who knew Ann would do somethign so short and sweet?!
Grosgrain Strapless Dress

We absolutely love this outfit for work! Gray is quickly becoming one of our favorites (especially when it's a darker, more flattering gray like this one). This look is so flattering yet would definitely work in most professional environments.

The "Perfect Pumps" might just be that! We love the red, and they come in black too. The rounded toe, the heel, everything about these is just really well-done.

Perfect Leather Pump Maybe we are late to the ankle boots game, but these leather booties are just beautiful!

Leopard flats are the perfect accessory for fall! They liven up any outfit, especially when you throw on all black for work, as we so often do!
If you prefer a pointed toe and kitten heel, these are the shoes for you! What a great classic!
We love necklaces like this worn loosely, nonchalantly tied to the side. In fact, layer it with some other long necklaces too!
Watch out, Lanvin! While we will always dream of the high-priced inspiration, we think this version is supercute!

The soft gray of this bag is just gorgeous! And we love the chain detailing. We'd like to see these in person, but the pics look great!

Check out this wide, leopard wrap-around belt! So cute over a black cardigan and pencil skirt!

What do you think? Is Ann making a comeback?!
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Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Totally agree with you that they've done a great job reinventing Ann Taylor/Loft. I love all the ruffle details. Ann Taylor used to be a store I passed by, too "Mom Wardrobe" for me, but I like what they're doing now.

The Consummate Hostess said...

Ann Taylor certainly does have a new look and I love it! Thanks for letting us know. Have a fabulous Friday.

Jaime said...

I used to work at AT in college and am kicking myself for leaving (the 50% disc!) because all these pieces this year and the past few seasons, I just love!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I was so surprised by the new Ann Taylor as well, they have really stepped it up! I love the gray cashmere ruffled sweater top and those hair calf flats! Thanks! I hope you have a great weekend!

georgienyc said...

yup - loving their new look. slightly more fun but still classic.

Erin said...

What?! No sweater sets or shapeless shifts?! Ha! These picks are them all, especially that first black dress. The changes are great!

LindsB said...

I pass Ann Taylor everyday on my way to work and I have noticed that their windows are looking more and more stylish- way to go Ann for stepping it up!

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

SO cute!!! I love the 2 black dresses and I love the jacket with jeans! I have seen that a lot! Cute stuff! Lucky for me I work just a few doors down from Ann! ;)

Erin said...

I just love everything that's on here- they've done a GREAT job! Can't wait to go check it all out!

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