Sunday, August 8, 2010
Ann Taylor: Striped Strapless Dress Review + Open Cardigan
Striped Strapless Dress - $98
Here I am wearing a Petite Small. The smaller 'regular' sizes were sold out, so I decided to size-up and try the petite. Definitely a good move... see the length? Any longer and I wouldn't like it. I'm almost 5'6" and this hits right at the top of my knee .... appropriate for just about any occasion IMO.
Trying to do a 'twirl' here!
All in all, love this dress. It was a love-affair once I saw it in the store when I was 9 months prego, so on Friends and Family promo (30% off) it was a no-brainer. It's all stretch with no zippers. Right now, I'm not super happy with how it looks on my hips, but I'm also still carrying an extra 10-15 pounds right now, so.... I would suggest trying the Petite if you are shorter than 5'6" because I think the regular length would have been too much fabric for me for the summer! TTS from what I can tell.
I wouldn't pair these together, but I love this cardi! This is an XS in the Sea Salt color. Definitely a darker 'sea salt' than J.Crew's. Trying to give the 'belted' effect with my hands here b/c I was too lazy to go find a belt!
This cardigan is probably one of the nicest pieces I've received from any order from any store in a long time! LOVE IT! Thick and supple, it's a great transition piece for fall/winter! There are so many other great colors, including Mouse Brown which I would LOVE to have! I would definitely check this out while still 30% off today! TTS.