One Easy Piece

You know how it is, dear readers. Some days you need that one easy piece, the one that hangs faithfully in your closet, just waiting for you to pluck it – sometimes out of desperation – off the hanger and sigh with relief because it’s just so easy to wear. And that’s what I think this week’s Buy of the Week’s pieces will become for you! First off, I want to say a big thank you to the DC area Ann Taylor LOFT stores for their enthusiastic participation in “Out with the old, Save on the new,” a donation promotion that’s bringing in tons of amazing women’s pants to Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Stores. Awesome! I their honor, I’ve chosen two brand-new-with-tags Ann Taylor skirts for you this week.

First up is a great black mini skirt with white polka-dot pattern, black button detail and – drum roll, please – pockets. It’s a size 4P, is fully lined and runs true to size. I think this would look fantastic with a white button down and a vest, maybe with some boots and tights? Yeah, definitely. Here I’ve paired it with a very gently worn Tse cashmere camel colored turtleneck in a size Medium.

In real life, I’m not sure you’d wear these items together, because the turtleneck has more a of a tunic style to it (I’ve tucked it in for this picture), but I really like the idea of a turtleneck with this skirt. And camel and black is always a sophisticated color combination, a la Chanel’s classic cap-toe double-C flats. Look for both of these items later today on ShopGoodwill.com…of course. And if you’re reading this on Tuesday morning, there’s still a bit of time left on last week’s items, too!

Next up is another fabulous Ann Taylor skirt/cashmere sweater combo (see what I did there?), this time with a White + Warren animal-print v-neck with 3/4-length bell sleeves. White + Warren makes such soft, luxurious cashmere and this sweater is no exception. It’s been very gently worn, probably retailed for over $200 originally and would look stunning with some chic Bottega Veneta sunglasses.

The skirt here is a textured black pencil skirt with black button detail. It’s also a size 4P, but seems to be cut about a half-size bigger than the skirt above. It’s also quite a bit longer and will hit near the knee, even on gals who aren’t petite. It’s fully lined, new with tags, etc., etc. Everything you want in your go-to, one easy piece black skirt.

Phew! If it feels like I’m flying a mile a minute today, dear readers, it’s because I am. In almost exactly 24 hours, the DCGF is flying to Las Vegas to be a speaker at The 2nd Annual Social Media for Communicators conference. And it’s my first time in Sin City!

I’m very excited both for the conference and – of course – for the shopping opportunities. Or, I should say, window shopping opportunities. Did I mention the boutiques in my hotel are Chanel and Hermes? I’ll be sure to stock up. Ha.

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