I remember shopping Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft with my mom when I was kid. She’d always go to get business casual clothing for work there, so I always associated Ann Taylor as a store that’s just not for me. On a visit to Boston I happened to be working an event attached to a mini mall and I popped into a Ann Taylor Loft out of sheer boredom. I instantly realized my oversight of Ann Taylor may have been a mistake after spotting quite a few things I needed in my closet. I was on a self-imposed shopping ban after one too many swipes of plastic if you know what I mean. I will forever regret not getting a hat I saw there and convinced myself not to buy. I’ve been to many a Ann Taylor since, and have even sent friends and have never seen any hats at all. Figures right.
Ann Taylor has recently opened a concept store (new marketing which I think is totally working for them) in Aventura Mall in Miami and Glamour magazine was there to cover the event. After wrapping my shoot with Glamour downtown, I headed back up to North Miami to attend this event. They had the grand opening staples such as a DJ, champagne (or a choice of Perrier with lemon) and hors d’oeuvres but they also had a great sale offer of 30% off your entire purchase. I bought the bracelet I’m holding above. Sidenote: I had just done some damage upstairs at Zara while waiting for the event to start (drawback of always being early). I love the clutch/the shoes up above, all the jewelry was spectacular and of course the knits cozy.
This is the outfit I wore for the streetstyle shoot with Glamour downtown by the way. Minus the hat, I wore my Spirit Hood because it was colder in the morning, once it started heating up I couldn’t wear it anymore. In anticipation of this fact I had my hat with me. I’m a big fan of headwear and I’m usually wearing something on my head. Speaking of streetstyle. I’ve added a page to the site specifically to post up pictures of people I photograph because sometimes I don’t get enough photos to do an entire post. I’ve just added one of the shopgirl from this event and I’ll be adding one of these two lovely girls I shot at J. Crew tonight.
Happy New Year by the way, this is my first post of the new year. Haha that it’s of an event that happened last year. I’m still sort of back logged on posts. I didn’t have time to make a New Year specific post nor was I a big fan of those look at my outfits throughout the year posts that seemingly everyone was doing. That’s what archives are for. Just sayin.
P.S. – The photos of me were kindly taken for me by Alex Markow the photographer working for Glamour that day. Such a nice guy, thanks for your help again if you read this *hugs*