Belt: Ann Taylor Factory Lizard Skinny Belt- size XS (buy here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Pumps in porcini- size 5 (similar here)
Likes: I love the fact that the material is 100% silk. The color river rock is super pretty and neutral which will go with a lot in my wardrobe. The necktie and pintuck detailing is adorable. I love that it's ultra conservative which is perfect for work but it has a sexy flare to it.
Dislikes: The armholes are slightly too big so you doubt I would wear w/out a cardigan or blazer. For someone smaller than me, you have have to get it slimmed. Silk is gorgeous but extremely hard to care for and you have to be super careful when wearing it. You can see this shell on Kelly, Elle and Jean.
Ann Taylor Petite V-neck Cardigan in limelight- size XXSP
Likes: The fit is perfect! It's a very similar fit to my favorite Loft v-neck long cardigan. The material is really nice and soft. You can clearly tell it's Ann Taylor high quality.
Dislikes: The color is a bright color but not neon bright. It's different for Spring and Summer but is it too bright? The price tag is a bit steep even after the 40% discount. One of my favorite beauty bloggers- Becky from Everyday makeup bought this cardi too and I can't wait to see it on her!
Ann Taylor Petite Cotton Blend Pencil Skirt in chalk- size 00P
Likes: I love love love the color (chalk). This is exactly what I have been looking for. I have a Bebe skirt in this color but it's too big and don't want to invest the money altering it. Anyone who knows me knows I love pencil skirts.
Dislikes: The fit is not perfect by any means. The waist is still too big but can be held up okay with a belt. Measures 12 3/4" laying flat. The hem needs to come up (20 3/4" long) at least 1-1.5" and it possibly needs slimming. So does all the alterations plus the steep price tag warrant me keeping it? Jean tried this on in the fitting room- see her post here. Undecided....
So what are your thoughts? I definitely am keeping the necktie shell. But undecided on the skirt but I do love the color and think it will be perfect once it's properly tailored. As far as the cardigan, I love how different the color is and it actually looks pretty good with this outfit (un-planned).
Please share your thoughts with me! Keep or return any of the above?