It’s not really my style to write posts about the clothing that I’m wearing and nothing else, as they aren’t really helpful to anyone. But this dress makes me a little nostalgic.
Growing up, a dress from Ann Taylor was a real treat. I received my first Ann Taylor dress while searching for a taupe dress to wear to my cousin’s wedding. I was really tiny growing up, so finding clothing that fit was a feat. But I found a taupe dress at Ann Taylor. And I wore it countless times after the wedding. Ann Taylor would continue to be where I bought dresses for important occasions – Easter, a wedding, and even a major college presentation.
As I build my work wardrobe, I’m adding more and more Ann Taylor. There are so many chic pieces and also some fun prints that easily go from work to happy hour with the girls. And since I’m building a wardrobe on a budget, I appreciate the frequency of sales and the special privileges awarded to card holders.
I received a package of late birthday gifts from my dad last week, and I was so tickled to find a new Ann Taylor dress in there. It’s a beautiful, black and white gingham pattern. I don’t usually love a midi style on me, but I’m really fond of this one. My momma and I go to a cute little festival called Jonesborough Days every year, which takes place in Tennessee’s oldest downtown! I knew this would be the perfect dress for the occasion.
While I was at Jonesborough Days, I met Charlotte, owner of Charlotte’s Florals. It’s a cute little mobile flower shop where you can build your own bouquet. Charlotte is so sweet, and if that’s not enough, the whole experience is pretty Instagrammable 😉 If you’re local, go check it out!
One last thing – I’ve partnered with The Blush Blonde and some other amazing bloggers for a giveaway in celebration of The Blush Blonde’s Fourth Blogiversary! We’re giving away a ton of fun summer items, and plenty of opportunities to win.
Fine Print: This is open internationally, pending shipping laws/restrictions. You must be 18 or older, or have a parents permission to enter. This giveaway is open for exactly one week. Winner must respond within 48-hours or a new winner will be chosen. Your form of entry will be double-checked.
Happy Monday! How was your weekend?