As you all know, I’ve been having a ton of success in finding great, affordable pieces from Ann Taylor lately! I found these bright blue pants…okay…jeans…recently when I was there. I technically work in a “jean free” workplace, but I will say that these dyed pants look more like regular pants than jeans. Thus, I gave these pants a whirl at work.
I added a bright lime green/yellowish lace top, which was sheer. Sheer can be a no-go at work, but I just added a blue tank top underneath and I was good to go!
For shoes, I picked up the most unlikely shoe I thought of to see if it would work: leopard print. I don’t have a full length mirror in my house (studio in the city = limited space), so I went out into the hallway to look in the floor to ceiling mirrors prior to leaving the house- always a good idea. Let me tell you, I decided that these shoes were a great addition.
You guys know I love my DSW yellow sticker finds! $12!
Lastly, and I think this is the best part, the lovely Chelsea from Classy Chic and Chardonnay had a giveaway a few weeks ago and gave away this great bracelet:
This bracelet is from From Color by Amber and is made of recycled resin. It’s so interesting and beautiful! I love how unique it is. It looked great against the blue and green/yellow:
This lacey lime outfit was complete!
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft ($10 marked down from $45)
Top: Ann Taylor Loft ($14 marked down from $60)
Shoes: Audrey Brooke at DSW ($12 marked down from approx $90)
I want to, first and foremost, thank Chelsea from Classy Chic and Chardonnay for the lovely giveaway bracelet. It is a gorgeous bracelet and a warm reminder of the blogging community that we all develop as fashion bloggers. It’s amazing how quickly the blogging community embraces new bloggers (such as myself), and how we get to know each other across the world, solely through blogging and a mutual love of fashion and style!
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) When I pulled out the leopard shoes for this look, I thought, “no, that wouldn’t make sense…” But then, I tried them on with my full outfit (in my building’s hallway) and was surprised. The brown is a nice complement to the blue, and is the same hue/saturation as the pants. Thus, they worked together! You just never know how things will look until you try them on. The blue bracelet is another great addition to the look. While the blue tone is different than the pants, the translucence makes it an easy match to almost any color.
2) Ann Taylor Loft. Seriously you guys, the Loft has been having so many great sales lately. 40% off their sale section has been the norm, with a few days of 60% off their sale section. Many of the clothes are very easily translated into fall looks, so do not shy away if you’re thinking it’s solely a summer sale and it’s almost the end of summer.
I swear, I am not sponsored by them, nor do they likely have any idea how much I’ve enjoyed their clothes recently! Their new designer started in 2009, and I think has really helped the brand step-up their game in terms of trends and interesting pieces.
This outfit could easily be summer or fall. In winter, I’ll be wearing these pants with booties and knee high boots. They also have labels on the back of their pants (slim through hip, relaxed through hip, etc) that makes it much easier to find a best bet right off the bat.
Right now, their website states that everything (including non-sale) is 40% off: http://www.loft.com/
Happy almost Friday readers! Thanks for stopping by!