Last week I checked out the Ann Taylor LOFT Holiday 2009 preview. For those of you who don’t know the difference between the Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor LOFT brands, LOFT is more casual and young, while Ann Taylor is chic and conservative, including suits, dresses and shoes suitable for the office or for a night out on the town.
I usually find some basic blouses or heels at Ann Taylor to spruce up my wardrobe, especially with their great fit in a petite XXS. So it was interesting to see what Ann Taylor LOFT had to offer for holiday.
I really liked the sparkly sequin tank, which looks great with a sweater and dark denim or paired with a black skirt for a dressier effect. Other great pieces include a waffle toggle cardigan, cascading ruffle shell paired with a ¾ sleeve dolman cardigan and metallic leopard jacquard skirt.
There are also some great accessories for yourself or for those on your wishlist, including jeweled or ruffled slippers and feather headbands. Choose from short or long bauble necklaces in grey, purple or multi-colors, pearl chain or ribbon, knotted and multi-strand necklaces. Holiday preview attendees received a chunky, multi-layer gold chain bracelet. It’s heavier than what I am used to, which makes it feel even more luxurious and adds a bold, festive touch to any outfit or dress.
- Kim Weling