Happy happy happy Friday Eve, friends!
Today, instead of my usual Life Lately, I’m sharing Ann Taylor Lately.
Here’s the deal…when Ann Taylor and ShopStyle reached out and asked me if I wanted to work with them on a sponsored post about work wear, I immediately said thank you for asking, but I work in pjs and/or workout clothes these days, so I don’t think that makes sense for me. Buuuuut then, I started thinking…just because I don’t wear work clothes anymore doesn’t mean you guys don’t, so I reached back out and asked them if I could do a dressing room post to show what I would wear if I were back in an office again and they said YES!
So, that brings us to today.
Before I opened my travel agency, I worked in an office and had “work clothes” that I wore all the time. In fact, I remember having a hard time finding things to wear on Saturdays because my closet was dominated by “work wear” (that I could also wear to church), but not casual wear.
I made a date to head to my local Ann Taylor store but told myself that I would only try on things that I could have worn to my insurance job and transition to weekends. I had zero expectations when I went…but you know what? I ended up finding FIVE things that I loved and bought them myself! I don’t have an office job anymore…but this stuff totally just worked for my lifestyle now too. #winning
So, here’s what I found (along with what I bought). The lighting wasn’t great in both the dressing room and outside of it, so I apologize in advance. I kept channeling my “Insurance Shay” self and picked things I would wear if I still worked at my former job…
Now, this doesn’t really transition to weekend wear, but it sure would transition to church. My favorite part were the sleeves…
…super, super cute!! It zips up the back too, so it was easy to step in and out. Did you see what I paired with it??? Looky….
Next, I tried on these stretchy ankle pants that were so easy to wear with this cute sleeveless top. These pants were so comfortable!!! They had stretch all the way through, but the material was thick (not like a legging), so there was coverage. I loved the pearl detailing on the top too!
Then, I “topped” it with this super cute jacket! LOVE!
How cute is this jacket?! I feel like it says “wear me to work or on a date!”.
Okay, this next sweater was one of my faves, but I do not think the photos do it justice…
…I was so obsessed with these jeans that I bought them too!! How fun will they be on a date night? Or even if I just want to jazz up a plain old Tuesday. They would be great for a casual Friday at the office too! They are mid-rise and have stretch to them, so the fit is just perfect.
You know what else I came home with??? This top…
…so, I paired this top with those jeans, but to dress it up, you could wear it with the black pants too. It’s just a nice top to wear anywhere. I liked how it was longer in length and thick enough that I didn’t need to wear a cami underneath it. Both the jeans and top will work so nicely for my routine…and I don’t even go into an office 🙂 .
Those two colors together just scream FALL! I bought this one but also tried it on in black…
Clearly, I need to be shopping at Ann Taylor more often!
Here I am on Saturday ready to conquer the day!
So cute!! This top gives me all the happy feels!
So, that was fun! I am going to make sure I’m popping back into Ann Taylor more often because I really did find some cute things for me! What I realized was that you can find pieces in there that are more casual (what I would need right now) or effortlessly chic pieces for those of you that need to really dress for work (and everyone in between!). These pieces were all so versatile and would work for office wear or can be added for weekend wear too! I made a little widget of other work wear pieces you might like from there right now. These were all work wardrobe pieces I really loved too! You can just scroll through and click below…
A little Ann Taylor Lately for your Thursday.
I’ll be back here tomorrow. See you then! xo