I'm working nights again this week which means that after working, sleeping, and eating, I only have about an hour of "free" time so not a whole lot of time to blog. But here's a quick review of the Ann Taylor Charmeuse Ruffle Shirt in 00P:
I've been looking for a center ruffle blouse that I can wear with a pencil skirt and cardigan. I wasn't expecting too much since the only Ann Taylor blouses I've tried on are always too big. But I think this one works!
Untucked, it's still on the long side, but looks better tucked in:
Here's a closer look at the ruffles:
I really like how it layers underneath a cardigan:
The fit is pretty good for a non-zippered item. The armholes and neckline are appropriately placed. Initially I thought the material was silk, but it turns out to be a mix of polyester and spandex (but is machine washable!). It's not a big deal to me, I do wish it was cheaper.
The biggest issue for me is color. I had a really hard time trying to get it to show up on the pictures, because the purple is so deep it's almost black looking. The blouse does also come in teal as well as an animal print which I'm not sure I can pull off... I'm still not sure what color I should get:
In the pics, I was also wearing the Ann Taylor Perfect Leather Pumps and the Perfect Skinny Belt, both in Porcini. The pumps are really nice, but slightly too big in size 5.5. The belt is also too loose, but that's no longer a problem now that I've found the leather hole puncher! I'm curious though about what everyone thinks about matching belt and shoes. Does it pull the outfit together or is it too matchy-matchy?