40% off at Ann Taylor!
It’s Cyber Monday! If you were filled with dread at the thought of venturing out during Black Friday, perhaps Cyber Monday is a better bet for getting seasonal deals. Visit our Facebook page and Twitter to get updates on the great deals in real time from a variety of stores and sites. But below, a handful of picks from Ann Taylor, which is featuring 40% off everything with code MONDAY, plus $8.95 flat-rate shipping OR free shipping on orders $175 or more!
This wrap dress is a classic. Wear it as is in the summer and spring, or with tights and boots in the fall and winter. Available in a ton of sizes from 00 to 18, both regular and petite. The reviews rave about the flattering fit, high quality, and easy care of this garment. Colors shown above are black, rich pomegranate, and azurite.
I’ve seen this blouse several times in the store and always been tempted by it. Technically it’s an animal print, but it really just looks like an interesting design up close. The contrast between the blush background and the paler raised shapes on the blouse is lovely. Lots of sizes from 00 to 16, in regular and petite. Reviews mention the sheerness of the blouse, so a flesh-colored camisole may be needed.
For the long-limbed and legged gals out there, this top is available in tall (in addition to the regular and petite sizes). Flowy and feminine with simple details, this top can be dressed up or down, and is appropriate for work or weekend wear. Azurite and plum brandy are the colors shown above.
Another favorite in the reviews, this top is available only online, and appears to be cut in a very flattering way. The ruching along the sides is very forgiving for any lumps and bumps. The little keyhole at the bust is sexy without being vampy. Available in sizes XXS-XXL in the blue shade shown, but limited sizes in the other two colors.
How striking is this color combination? I’m surprised it’s a new item–it’s really springy looking…which means you can start planning for next season already! Tons of sizes–XXS to XXL still available.
This skirt, while quite pricey, is a stunner. It appears that the teardrops are individually stitched to the skirt, which is pretty incredible. You can expect that they’ll shimmer and shine (and probably make a bit of noise as well) like crazy. Definitely a holiday skirt, perfect for Christmas and New Year’s parties, but with its champagne color, it would be perfect for a summer wedding as well. AND, so many sizes available, from 00 to 18.
If the previous skirt is a little too over the top for you, this one is much more restrained. Made from ponte knit–whose praises I’ve sung here and here–it features a sassy black bow that ties in the front. If you want a ponte knit skirt but aren’t crazy about the bow, it’s also removable, which is convenient. Available in sizes 4 to 14.
There’s nothing as fun as a great piece of costume jewelry. Sure, it’s not very practical and you can’t wear it everyday but it sure does make you smile. The piece above is a steal at that price, and features large faux pearls with a dramatic jeweled bow clasp. Wear with the clasp in front, slightly off center.
Another trellis design, this time in a thick bangle. There are a ton of colors for this bracelet: black, rose taffy, intense lapis, berry glaze, and pink bonbon. This would make a great gift or stocking stuffer–affordable, beautiful, and classic.
Infinity scarves have been big this year. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s a scarf that you pull on over your head–it’s knit in a circle so there are no ends to wrap around your neck. I love this trend because it’s a perfect pairing of practical and stylish. The gathered layers of the scarf will keep you warm without being bulky, and the open weave pattern in this scarf in particular is really beautiful and elegant.