Bright, Bold and Embossed

When it comes to bright, bold and youthful, there’s a new girl on the block (of my closet) and she’s taking up a lot of real estate.

neon slingback shoes, neon shoes, ann taylor python shoes, ann taylor embossed phillipa, phillipa leather slingbakcs

magenta pants, fuschia pants, cropped summer pants, ann taylor chelsea crop pants

ann taylor white blazer, white blazer, white boyfriend blazer, ann taylor boyfriend blazer

I’ve been obsessed with Ann Taylor’s new look ever since I stepped foot into the new concept store in Chicago. For spring/summer, the brand places an emphasis on versatile separates: neon blouses, iconic shirtdresses, slim cropped pants and an impressive array of shoes, like these leather slingbacks. (Deep breath.)

The collections are thoughtfully styled by color, making it easy and fun to pull together outfits. And — as a girl on a budget — I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how wallet-friendly she is! Nearly everything I’m wearing here is on sale.

petite white boyfriend blazer, white petite blazer
ruffle top, ruffled top
*Head-to-toe c/o Ann Taylor: Chelsea Cropped Pants in Intense Orchid (30% off), Stretch Linen Twill Blazer, Phillipa Exotic Embossed leather slingbacks (40% off), Mixed Media Tiered Shell top


Ann Taylor is coming out of her shell these days, and I’m really grateful she gave me the opportunity to show off the new summer collection and style a few of my favorite pieces for you. Trust, though, the brand will be a recurring stop for my all of my shopping trips this season. (Note: petite gals, sizes run a bit big, so I’d suggest sizing down in bottoms and jackets!)
Disclaimer: Ann Taylor provided me with these times in compliance with FTC guidelines. I was not compensated by Ann Taylor for writing this post, and all  opinions are that of my own.

Join the Convo:

  • I love everything about this look especially those hot shoes!

    • Aw, thanks Alicia! These shoes are a favorite in my closet right now. I’m OBSESSED with wearing them and am constantly having to tell people where they’re from. Everyone is (pleasantly) surprised by my answer — Ann Taylor!

  • Sam

    Ann Taylor — who’d have thought!? Love the look!

    • Right? I’ve been seriously wow’ed by their colorful collections this season… Can’t get enough!

  • i loooooove those shoes! how gorgeous

    • I literally can’t stop wearing them! I’m debating getting the pink pair, too. Why not, right? 😉

  • I love the delicate pleats of the shirt, the color combo is SO summery! xo

    The Wearist

  • Love LOVE the bright colors! Well done, Ann Taylor!

    Rebecca (hearts)…

    • AGREED! Total rebirth of a brand, don’t you think? I’ve been so impressed. Thanks so much lady!

  • Girl you look fantastic! I love the white, pink and green together! Those green heels are THE SH**T (sorry, I couldn’t think of any other way to emphasize their awesomeness! 😉 )! Such a fun summer look! I too am obsessed with Ann Taylor and am a quite frequent visitor to the concepts store here in Tulsa! I am in love with Ann! 😉

    • OMG lol — I agree, these shoes are totally curse-worthy. Thank you so much for commenting! I love Ann’s new look, too! Need these Chelsea crops in just about every single color. 🙂

  • This look is fantastic! Perfect Summer office wear!

    • Thanks, Rita! I’m wearing the blazer again today – I seriously can’t get enough. You’re right, perfect office wear 🙂

  • You look amazing – love the pieces you chose…especially those fierce shoes!! 🙂

  • omg these shoes are perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xo Jackie

    • We’re always on the same page when it comes to shoes 🙂 xoxo

  • Sam

    Great outfit, love the color of those pants!!

    • Thanks, Sam! I seriously need them in every color — have you seen the printed pair? I’m obsessed!

  • Katie

    I’m usually on the hateraid train but that outfit is pitch perfect for spring/summer in the Chi. Work it!

    • Hahahaha… I love this. Hateraid is one of my favorite terms. Thanks for the love, lady! I really appreciate it!

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  • I love this outfit! Looks like Ann Taylor has really stepped it up! 🙂

  • Passport to Style Team

    so cute!

    -Passport to Style Team

  • Absolutely love the color combination of these pants and heels! So pretty together! These shoes are definitely a WOW!

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