Recent Purchases: Ann Taylor, J.Crew and Arthur Mendonça

Wow, it’s been almost a month since the last DelectablyChic! Closet post!  I’ve been concentrating a lot on the main site’s posts, thus didn’t have much time to take pictures of new outfits that I have purchased over the last few weeks.  I finally was able to take some pictures last week, but didn’t get a chance to edit them until now.  Many of the new purchases come from Ann Taylor at Yorkdale (the second Toronto store, which opened back in November), though there is also a J.Crew skirt and a top from Canadian designer, Arthur Mendonça.



  • Top: Ann Taylor (no longer available online – at least I don’t see it)
  • Pants: Mavi Alexa mid-rise skinny
  • Boots: Cole Haan

The jersey top is extremely comfortable and because it’s looser, it’s best paired with skinny pants or leggings.  Footwear can either boots or heels.  I tried pairing it with a skirt and belt and I looked AWFUL (there are pictures, but I’m not going to post them).  The Mavi jeans, like the top, were a recent purchase.  The jeans are from a boutique in Ottawa’s Byward Market called Road Trip.  I will be posting about Road Trip and sister store, Trust Fund in the next week or so.


  • Top: Ann Taylor (still available online, in both petite and regular sizes)
  • Jeans: Level 99 Lilly from Anthropologie (similar colour here)
  • Shoes: Christian Louboutin Prorata

This top was purchased at the same time as the first top, though the jeans are a bit older, purchased a few months ago from Anthropologie.



This dress is very comfortable – sweater dresses are a definite winter staple for me!  The picture was taken about a week and a half ago and I have since worn it out once, to a Junior League event.  If I have to do a lot of walking, I would, of course, pair it with wedged boots rather than the pumps.


Canadian designer Arthur Mendonça held a sample sale of his fall pieces about a month or two ago (the top is mentioned in this post).  Many of his pieces are generously sized, but I lucked out with the top since it is stretchy.  It’s also one of a few peplum pieces I’ve tried that doesn’t make me look wide (easy to do so even on a small frame when you’re sort).  I paired the top with a No. 2 Pencil Skirt I purchased from J.Crew in November and grey heels with spiky detailing from The Odd Slipper (Lucy), an online shoe store catering to women with smaller feet.  The top could also go well with dress pants (not skinny ones).

What do you think?

  • I love that Ann Taylor top! I’ve yet to shop much there though.

    • Thanks! Which one do you like more – the first or the second AT top?

      • Love the second one. 🙂 It’s so easy and pretty.

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