Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday Edition: My Favorite Things

This weekend I took a little trip to one of my favorite stores, Ann Taylor Loft, and renewed my love for a classic piece of clothing-the jacket or blazer. Jackets are wonderful pieces. They can add a little pizazz to your outfit. They can create a finished and professional look. They can give an illusion of curves or a tiny waist. They can even hide a few extra pounds. The key to the perfect jacket is of course, the fit! Trying on jackets is a must. You need to make sure the jacket hits you in all the right places or you could end up looking frumpy.

I usually have a hard time finding the perfect jacket, but I actually found two this weekend! Here are my finds:


The first jacket is a faux denim, and it looks so cute left open or buttoned. I purchased the pants that match, but the jacket is versatile and can be worn apart from the suit.



The second jacket is tweed. It looks a little clownish in this picture, but the ruffle around the color isn't this prominent in real life. I also purchased the tweed pants to complete this suit, but this jacket looks great with jeans or black pants. The best part-it was on sale!!!

I have to admit that I really wanted the yellow jacket above to add to my spring wardrobe, but a trip to the dressing room put a stop to that one. This jacket looked horrible on me, but remember just because it looked bad on me doesn't mean it will look bad on you!
This jacket is a little pricey, but boy is it cute!


Ann Taylor Loft does have some cute jacket right now, but remember that ATL is not the only store with jackets. I purchased a beautiful black blazer-like jacket at Belks. The GAP Outlet had a precious jean jacket that I drooled over. I even saw some cute jackets at Wal-Mart. Most jackets and blazers are on sale right now, so definitely keep your eye out for that perfect addition to your wardrobe the next time you are scanning the racks!

I know this post is all about jackets, but I will give you a sneak peak of what else I purchased.



I couldn't resist this sweet little ladybug pin. I think it will look precious on the lapel of my faux denim jacket.


These shoes look much cuter in person! I realize they are a wee bit on the tacky side, but they spoke to me. I had to have them, and they look so darn cute on my feet! It's like the little Sam & Libby shoes I used to wear as a kid all grown up!

25 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

I do love those jackets!! Yes, jackets are a wonderful piece for so many reasons!!

*PinkNic* said...

Wow! All those things are great! My faves are the first jacket and the shoes :)

Jennifer said...

Those shoes are not tacky at all, they are fabulous!!! I love the jackets you bought and I am obsessed with the yellow one! If only I didn't have to buy textbooks.

Megan said...

ATL is my FAVORITE store EVER!! I love all your purchases!

jlc said...

AT IS one of the bests. Can you believe all those 24 dollar coupons?? I was going NUTS.

amy (metz) walker said...

Very cute! I'm loving that color yellow this season!

Mine All Mine said...

Jackets look great! I need to add a few more to my closet. Thanks for the tips.

Constructive Attitude said...

i love those jackets too!!!!

Brenda said...

I liked the yellow jacket. Cute ladybug pin.

April said...

Love the jackets and the shoes! Just found your blog!! Makes me laugh...

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

All are wonderful finds. The lady bug pin is fabulous!

Pearls and Bows said...

Where did you get that pin?!?!?! I have been looking for a pink like that to put on my Molly B jacket!

Jennifer said...

Such great stuff! I especially love the shoes!!!

Emmaroo03 said...

I was so happy to read this post because I actually work at Ann Taylor Loft and those pieces are some of my favorite in the whole store. I could go on and on about other suggestions in the store, but you did awesome, and I know you'll love the suits as much as i do. Congrats!

LyndsAU said...

I love it all :) I love jackets and blazers!! And I really like those shoes. They are great!! :) Great choices my friend!!

Sarah said...

What great finds!!! I love all of them!! : )

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littlesack said...

pretty jackets! I love the second one. I always try on that style but it looks off on me. I envy that you can pull it off!

USCEmily said...

I love Ann Taylor Loft jackets and own quite a few. Usually off the sale rack, but they are always so classic that you can wear them year after year!

Amanda said...

I like your style. Those shoes are not tacky, they are fabulous! I love blazers, they really can be the one piece that snaps an outfit together.

Kristy said...

Wow! Great finds...I really do love the shoes!

Lindsey said...

Great taste, love those jackets!

Monogramchick said...

i LOVE the tweed, this may cause me to make a trip to my local ATL! Thanks for sharing such great finds!

bernthis said...

I have to confess. I was a big Ann Taylor fan then not at all for years but these jackets are awesome. Seriously, they must have a new buyer. I love love the top one especially. Nice job

Life at the White House said...

I love finding the perfect jacket! These are all adorable. I'm going shopping tomorrow and will have to stop by ann taylor loft and try these on.