outfit: foxy lady

September 9, 2013

foxy \\ the average girl's guide

I have a style confession: when I graduated college more than a decade ago, I immediately went to a few shops because they felt adult and professional. Ann Taylor was one of them. And, then somehow along the way it just wasn’t for me. It felt too classic corporate, a little bit older and the shapes weren’t exactly fitting me. I started walking by it in the mall, and did so for about a decade (being honest). But… a year to 18 months ago I’ve become increasingly impressed, starting to shop it online and in-store. It’s been clear they are making a concerted effort to appeal to the real women — professional yet social, many also running a household, and definitely on the go — and I’ve been increasingly veering back in. I have some purchases I adore, and have definitely gotten big compliments on, too.

The Fall collection is excellent, and I’m excited that as part of a two-part series, TAGG will share two outfits, featuring pieces with infinite style potential. It was so rough narrowing down because there is so much there right now! I’ve learned that investing in high quality pieces like these that transition from work to preschool pick-up to weekend wear is critical. These totally fit the bill (and they’re so cute, to boot!).

fox sweater \\ the average girl's guide

sweater // silk blouse // pants // shoes // clutch (love the tassel!)

fall style \\ the average girl's guide PS: Have you heard about the major changes with Ann Taylor’s shoe line? The store now partners with Vince Camuto to produce the looks, and let me tell you, this is a good thing. The shoes are not only super stylish (these and these are both next on my hit list), but they’re seriously comfortable. This classic heel is worth investing in more than one color.
foxy \\ the average girl's guide

\\ the average girl's guide

photo credit: Libby Volgyes of Libby Vision

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  • stevie77001

    No one under the age of 12 should wear animals on their chest.

    • stevie77001

      actually that should say “over the age of 12″,,, doh!

  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com/ Kimberly

    LOVE this look from head to toe – that fox sweater is adorable!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • Jenlinn

    My sad, sad Ann Taylor story….The “metro pants” – half black pant, half leather pant – so gorgeous! I saw them in the catalogue and ran to the store – they were not in stock yet so I checked back every week, put my name on a waiting list and obsessed about what I would wear with them. Finally, they came in (last week) and….there couldn’t be a worse pant for my body type. I tried different sizes, asked the helpful salesperson to bring me heels, tried different shirts…just couldn’t make it work. I hope you check them out, though, so I can live vicariously through you!

  • sandyalamode

    this is a PERFECT fall outfit!! i love animals on everything haha!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

  • http://www.clothesbutnotquite.com/ Joelle

    I think the sweater is sooooo sweet but unfortunately it’s a little out of my price range. I ordered a cute fox sweater from Old Navy and just waiting for it to arrive.
    http://www.clothesbutnotquite.com

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    I love, love, love that sweater…and those shoes are on their way to me now!

  • Tiffany

    Do your heels have any arch support in them? I’m trying to graduate to big-girl heels but everything seems to kill my feet. :)

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Super cute!

  • http://www.othersideofgray.blogspot.com/ Annie

    You look SO cute…love that sweater, and love it with the heels!

    Annie

    The Other Side of Gray

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    I would never have guessed the fox sweater was from ann taylor! definitely something I’d expect to see in a store geared towards a younger audience. But it is totally cute and layered with a button down, those crisp slacks and heels, it looks completely age appropriate.

  • http://about.me/samanthaeve Samantha Tananbaum

    LOVE this outfit! The sweater is fun, but still grownup, and the pumps just make the outfit. Gorgeous!

    xo
    Sam

  • The Fashionable ESQ

    I need new, comfy work shoes…how do these fit? Are they true to size?

    • Alyson

      Hey! Go 1/2 size down, otherwise really impressed by quality and comfort. Definitely worth trying! Also LOVED the wedges they have with the thin ankle strap (I’m buying those next).

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