So yesterday while at the mall to pick up some birthday cards, I passed by a window that made me do a double-take. In a good way. “Isn’t this where Ann Taylor used to be?” mused une femme. To my surprise, the window still belonged to Ann Taylor, but a very updated Ann Taylor. This retailer lost me a few years back when they decided to throw their lot in with a younger, thinner customer looking for (as the parlance goes) more “body conscious” styles (e.g. tight and skimpy). Any item with more fabric than a spaghetti strap was either a snorefest or just too “debutante-wannabe” for my taste.
But (can you hear une femme’s Hallelujah Chorus?), they are under the influence of a new designer, and look at some of what they’re offering for fall!
This tweed jacket looks GREAT on! The collar can be worn open or buttoned up, works either way.
I was sorely tempted by this cardigan in grey (color available in stores, doesn’t seem to be online).
If I were more of a blouse person, I would have been all over this ruffled number, c’est tres chic!
I need this scarf for Paris. (In the “Woodberry” color, s’il vous plait.) Content is 99% wool, 1% spandex.
A positively Chanel-esque necklace.
These heels are a bit too high pour moi, but love the shape and the tweed.
And that topper pictured at the top of the post…stunning!! I came home with the pencil skirt, and may go back for the tweed jacket and the scarf….
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