Fitting Room Snapshots (new arrivals – LOFT & Ann Taylor)


Happy almost Friday! 

Made a quick trip to Ann Taylor and LOFT to check out some new arrivals and they didn’t disappoint! Quite a few beautiful pieces!

And FYI – I’ve been under the impression that many of you think that I buy all these pieces I try on at the store…  No, I definitely don’t.  I take pictures of everything I try on and share with you ladies but I don’t buy everything.  That would be a tad excessive 😉


Here are some of my favorites from the latest arrivals. The minute I saw this dress I fell in love, I was just waiting for a sale  (hadn’t had a chance to go in and try a few things I like)


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This is the skirt I fell in love the minute I saw it online. I was just nervous that it might not drape the way I like but it actually did! I love, love, love it (it’s prettier in person).   Since I like A-line skirt styles to sit high on the waist, size 0 always fits the best. That’s what I ended up getting.  And then this cami – how did I not see these before?!?!  I’m pretty much aware of all pieces at Ann Taylor lol but missed this one. I love that it’s square neck since most are V-neck.  This one was on sale + extra 50% off. Great alone during hot summer months and perfect under cardigans and blazers. XS fit me tts.     Button-front Skirt in size 0  |   Square neck Cami in xs

The SA asked if I saw the matching top, which I didn’t because I was too excited about the skirt. First I thought…hmmm matching top…could be great, could be blah. But I ended up really liking it as it looks like I’m wearing a belted dress below.  Since both can be mixed and matched with other pieces, I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of both.  Wearing my usual size in tops (XS) and it’s tts  Button Top


Another skirt I fell in love with. It’s like a orange-ish/red color, so beautiful. It’s maxi but it’s not overly long (I’m 5’6″). It comes in Petites as well. I have a midi skirt in this exact color (not pleated but full skirt) so I’m trying to justify this one. It’s maxi, it’s pleated and it’s gorgeous…tell me I need it haha Wearing 0  below, tts. 


Love the little fringe details on this pretty red skirt. Wearing size 4 below, fits nice, not tight at all. It does not sit high on the waist, I would need size 2 for that but then it would be tight on the hip/butt area…not the appropriate kind tight (personal preference).  So size 4 fit great.  Also loved this top, wearing xs below, comes in 2 more colors. 


Absolutely loved this dress! I tried size 2 below and it actually fit fine. It’s a roomy dress but look great belted or unbelted (as seen on the model on AT site).   I think size 0 might have been a tad tight around arm pits as size 2 fit just right.   Tulip Dress 


Even though I knew this dress was going to be just a tad short for me I had to try it as it is SO pretty!!!!  Major chic!   Belted Shirt Dress in xs 

Looks cute unbelted too





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Finally got to try on this ribbed cami! Love!  Great to throw on with just about any bottoms.  Wearing xs, tts. These stripe wide leg pants were so cute and comfy, prefect for summer. I tried xs below, tts. 

Same cami as above, just in stripes.  I ended up getting it in black.  These white wide leg pants were nice and light, great for summer. Definitely good nude undies are needed.  Wearing xs below, tts. 


Gingham Wrap top in xs tts  | Jeans – they didn’t have my size so I tried a size down in curvy. They’re not thin, pretty ok. I think my regular size, in regular styles, would have fit better. 


Button front striped sweater tank – cute top.  Fits tts.  


This top was so cute.  It is on the boxier side but I think it drapes nicely. Embroidered top in xs


This leopard print cap sleeve blouse is so chic!  Wearing xs below, fit tts.


This is the prefect summer cardigan – it’s so light!  I almost got it but remembered I have one that’s pretty much identical. But I did end up getting it in a different color, ancient gold,  because it’s perfect when you need just something for a tiny bit of warmth. And the ‘ancient gold’ color is not mustard…it’s more of a olive gold (very pretty).   And I love the length, so chic!  Wearing xs below, fit tts.   Cardigan |  Cami tts


Had to try this short sleeve star sweatshirt since it’s kinda adorable.  Wearing xs below, fit tts, but if I got it I would have sized up to small for a more relaxed fit.   Size up if you want a looser fit. 


Happy Shopping 🙂 



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  1. 6.27.19
    Mary said:

    Love all the outfits. I wanted to ask do you tan or spray tan or sunless tan? I cannot go in the sun anymore & was wondering if that glow tan you have was something I can achieve. You look great.

    • 6.27.19
      Lilly said:

      Right, so many great pieces!
      I call this my “bottle tan” haha. I’ve been self tanning for about 9 years, on and off, and have tried a ton of self tanning lotions. I’ve been thinking about doing a blog post on my favorite self tanning products and some tips and tricks I’ve learned…as anyone can achieve this tan. I’ll try to have it up by next week 🙂

  2. 7.1.19
    Patty said:

    Love your black sandals! Could you share where you got them from?

    Also, I love all your outfits, you’ve been a huge inspiration for me. Thanks!

  3. 7.3.19
    TL said:

    So thankful I discovered your blog through pinterest! Not many people post about work wear anymore…and as a workin’ gal who has to go to a TON of networking events, this has given me major inspo. Thank you!

  4. 7.3.19
    Pritha said:

    you look amazing in all of these! I gotta get my prebaby bod back so i can wear this stuff too!

  5. 7.4.19
    Shannon said:

    I love the red maxi! Gorgeous! You often will say that certain dresses are too short on you but I don’t see it. Is it just personal preference or do they have to be a certain length for work? That jungle print dress looked fab on you and not too short at all.

    • 7.4.19
      Lilly said:

      Isn’t it amazing?! I’m in love with the red maxi, ended up ordering it.
      The jungle print dress is not short for everyday wear, I’d definitely wear it casually (and the more I look at it the more I want it haha). The reason I prefer mid knee length for most skirts/dresses is for, what I call, “church outfits”…just more modest and respectable for places of worship. And that way they can double for everyday wear too (if they’re not too fancy 🙂

  6. 8.10.19
    Natalie said:

    Hello, I love your posts on Pinterest! I do think the shorter dresses look amazing on you! I giggle every time you say “it is a tad short for me”! You are so thin, and at 5’6” you look taller in the shorter dresses and skirts! Show off those beautiful legs with pride!

    • 8.12.19
      Lilly said:

      Haha, I say that a lot don’t I?! You’re so sweet, thank you Natalie 🙂 I think beach vacation is the only time I feel comfortable wearing “shorter” dresses/skirts (with tanned legs lol).