Posts Tagged ‘Ann Taylor Loft’

Top 7 Strappy Shoes for Summer

In Fashion, Trends on May 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Soon we can finally celebrate summer in all it’s hot glory! When it comes to summer style, there is nothing I like more than bright colors, cute sandals and striped patterns.

Lately I’ve been searching for my newest summer obsession — strappy shoes. More so… shoes that have a strap over your ankle. You’ll see them almost everywhere, but here are seven of my favorite strappy shoes for summer. All of which are super affordable!

Let’s start with my favorite one, which actually inspired me to write this post in the first place. I love these yellow heels from Ann Taylor! They are so perfect for summer work wear and summer outings.

Ann Taylor Riley Patent Strappy Sandals $158

LOFT Frances Color Pop Wedges $79.50

LOFT Lara Platform Espadrilles $79.50

Aldo Wedges $80

Aldo Blyze $120

Aldo Hartzeld $80

H&M Wedge Heels $34.95

Which “strappy shoe” is your fave? Tell us by writing a comment below!

Darling Dresses for Summer Weddings

In Fashion on June 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Wedding season is in full swing, and if the weekends on your calendar look anything like mine do, I have to imagine you’re in need of a dress or two. I’ve only attended a couple of weddings my entire life, and I actually have two this month back to back. What are the odds of that happening? Saturday, June 18th was my boyfriend’s older brother’s wedding and the following Friday, June 24th is a friend’s wedding, which unfortunately I wasn’t present but sent my blessings all the way from Ireland.

When shopping for that perfect wedding dress, Ann Taylor LOFT was top on my list. No surprise there since I’ve shared my love for LOFT with you before. I’ve found so many fabulous pieces at a great value in their summer collection. They have an awesome summer collection filled with wedding-appropriate dresses. Just take a look at these darling dresses from LOFT, all under $100.

Wedding outfit idea: Wear a colorful dress that’s flirty and flattening to your body then match your dress with some classy feminine accessories. You’ll outshine everyone at the wedding (besides the bride, of course)! Below is what I wore to the first summer wedding of the season. Red is the color of love, no?

Wedding Wear: LOFT red wrap dress • BCBG shoes • Charlotte Russe bag • LOFT gold chain necklace

Below are some other darling dresses from LOFT that are perfect for summer weddings!

Pretty in Black

In Fashion on November 30, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Time to be thankful and eat a delicious meal with the ones I love. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade is one of my favorite family traditions. It’s that sweet reminder that my favorite time of year has finally begun. The Christmas season brings a lot of joyful things but the holidays also means a busy work schedule at Ann Taylor LOFT. If you work in retail, there is no question that you must work on the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Black Friday indicates the period when retailers are turning a profit, or “in the black.”

Busy doesn’t even begin to describe Black Friday. Shoppers filled the store as early as 7am. I was on my feet from 8am to 6pm putting clothes away, styling clients in the fitting rooms, and helping wherever needed. Don’t get me wrong though… I expected a busy day, but having a cold made the day more interesting. At the end of the day, our numbers were high and wallets were low. Good day for business. I only wish I had the energy to shop around after work but… my bed was calling my name and I couldn’t resist.

I did, however, purchase a highly detailed and “bold in black” Ann Taylor LOFT bracelet. The moment I laid eyes on this bracelet, I knew it had to be the newest addition to my jewelry box.

Window and online shopping was a must this weekend for me (and really my only option). I added a few items to my Christmas list. For instance, this Express black leather jacket must be my present to myself (there’s no way I can wait until Christmas morning). The cold weather has started in Tampa so a new jacket is a must! Plus I’ve been dying for a new leather jacket that’s easy on my wallet and fits great. Luckily, I found one! Now I just need to patiently wait for the next holiday sale. Sigh…

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