This post is sponsored by Ann Taylor. I received complimentary product and an e-gift card in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own, however.

Hey y’all! I’m super excited to be partnering with Ann Taylor for today’s blog post. When I had the opportunity to work with Ann Taylor, I jumped on it because the classy and feminine style of Ann Taylor clothes & accessories is a perfect fit for my personal brand. Last week I visited my local Ann Taylor store at Southpoint Mall in Durham. I tried on several things, and scoped out the floor to see what goodies were available. In this post, I’m going to share my discoveries and how they can help you with your last minute Christmas preparations. First I’m going to share a few Ann Taylor outfits that would be perfect for your upcoming Christmas gatherings. Then I’m going to give y’all the scoop on some great last-minute gift ideas from Ann Taylor.

Snappy Casual Christmas Outfits by Ann Taylor

One glance at the floor of Ann Taylor reveals an abundance of red! I tried on two different red tops that I love, and both would pair wonderfully with dark skinny jeans for a “snappy casual” Christmas gathering.

First up is the Pearlized Crew Neck Sweater. It’s a basic pullover sweater, but four pearl buttons are on one shoulder, which gives it such a lovely extra touch. Although this sweater is an acrylic/wool blend, it’s not scratchy at all. In fact, it felt super soft and comfortable against my skin. I loved this so much I ended up ordering it online when I got home!

Last Minute Christmas Preparations with Ann Taylor

Next up is the Ruffle Collar Top. It has short sleeves, and as the name suggests, ruffle detail at the color. The waist of this top flares out in a way that is super figure-flattering.

Ann Taylor Christmas Outfit Ideas

Side note- if you’re in the market for a new pair of jeans, I highly recommend the Modern All Day Skinny Jeans with lycra. I tried them on and they fit like a glove and felt like a second layer of skin. I know this sounds so cliche, but it’s so true!

Sparkly Christmas Outfit by Ann Taylor

My next Christmas outfit idea from Ann Taylor is a bit dressier. I fell in love with this Tweed Sheath Dress in the fitting room, and it definitely came home with me! It’s super comfortable, and the fit is very flattering. The fabric has a shimmer to it, which makes it absolutely perfect for a dressier Christmas gathering where you want to add a little sparkle. This dress would also be wonderful to wear for a night out for a Christmas recital at a nice concert hall, or perhaps The Nutcracker ballet.

Christmas Party Outfit Idea Ann Taylor Tweed Sheath Dress

Ann Taylor also has this Fold-Over Velvet Pouch with a bow detail, which would be the perfect accessory for a festive night out.

Versatile Ann Taylor Plaid Blanket Scarf

This Plaid Blanket Scarf just might be one of my favorite things I found at Ann Taylor. If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw the picture of it I posted yesterday. It’s super versatile because it makes a great focal point of any Christmas get-together outfit. You can pair it with a top and jeans for a more casual gathering, or a skirt/dress for a dressier get-together. Also, you could even throw it on with a an oversized top and leggings to be festive and comfortable during your holiday travels over the next week! Finally, the Plaid Blanket Scarf would make a great last minute gift idea. One size fits all, so no worries about getting the wrong size for your recipient. And it’s a classic piece they will enjoy wearing for years to come. I actually wore this scarf to work today as well.

Ann Taylor Plaid Blanket Scarf

More Last Minute Gifts from Ann Taylor

In addition to the Plaid Blanket Scarf, I discovered several more items at Ann Taylor that would make excellent last minute gift ideas. For instance, how adorable are these Pom Beanies?! There’s lavender with a cream colored pom, and light gray with a dark gray pom.

Ann Taylor Pom Beanie Last Minute Christmas Preparations

I’m also really loving this convenient Jewelry Case. It would be perfect for storing some of your most frequently worn pieces so that they are easily accessible. Plus it’s the perfect size for throwing in your suitcase during your holiday travels as well!

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas
Ann Taylor Jewelry Case

I’m also really loving this Polka Dot Blanket Scarf for a last minute gift idea. It would suit a variety of styles, and the polka dots add a fun touch to a neutral accessory.

Ann Taylor Polka Dot Blanket Scarf

This set of three earring pairs already comes in a gift box. Just add wrapping paper! The crystal studs are classic, and the jewel tone green of the other pairs is perfect for winter.

Ann Taylor Earring Gift Box

I hope that y’all enjoyed this post and that it provided y’all with some inspiration to help make your final Christmas preparations seamless with respect to both outfit planning and last minute gift ideas. You can shop all of my Ann Taylor favorites here! Hurry so that you can get your order delivered by Christmas. And if you have a local Ann Taylor, then I highly recommend stopping by the store to check everything out.

I am super thankful for this opportunity to collaborate with Ann Taylor during the 2018 Holiday Season. I will be sharing more from Ann Taylor later this month, so stay tuned! Also, if you score any goodies from the current selection at Ann Taylor, let me know in the comments!

-xoxo Liz

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