Ann Taylor South Coast Plaza Concept Store Opening

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Jen, Me, Wendy…in order of height! :)

On Tuesday, June 21st, Ann Taylor and C Magazine held a little celebration for the opening of the concept store at South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa, California. South Coast Plaza has the hands-down best shopping in Southern California, so of course I was elated to have an excuse to visit this fabulous mall and hang out with fellow Ann Taylor aficionados.

As luck would have it, Jen of From Head To Toe just so happened to be in SoCal at the same time, and we were very lucky to have Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook join us as well!

We took pictures…

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Kassia, our amazing photographer. I can’t wait to see her photos!

 

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Jen’s first outfit…

 

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Jen’s costume change…into her fresh-from-the-tailor Ann Taylor dress!

 

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Everyone got little goodie bags. I have a feeling this tote will get a lot of use. :)
Me, Jen, Linda, Wendy

We were served delicious treats by very cute waiters…

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As you can see, these went very quick. :)

 

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We were surrounded by very stylish mannequins…

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How pretty is this lace wedding gown?!

 

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More photos of the event can be found on the Ann Taylor Facebook Page, and I’m sure Jen will have some of Kassia’s fabulous shots on her blog soon.

Ann Taylor stores around the country are getting face lifts, and after roaming around the newly remodeled Ann Taylor at South Coast Plaza, I can see why they’re celebrating! It’s clean and open, with a very inviting lounge area near the fitting rooms complete with a chandelier.  The store layout reminded me of those amazing celebrity closets that I drool over in magazines.

Concept stores have a new look, but still carry all the same Ann Taylor merchandise you’ll find in regular stores and online.

A big thank you goes out to Ann Taylor for the invite to the fabulous soiree, to Jen, Kassia and Linda for tacking the event onto the end of their very busy day, and Wendy for suffering through LA traffic just to hang out with us!

More photos are coming soon, because I had the privilege of hanging out with these fabulous ladies again later in the week…plus the always stylish Jean of Extra Petite!

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34 Comments

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Angie

    these photos look fantastic! they have really cool pieces – totally love that scarf on the mannequin. 

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Elle

    This looks like so much fun! :) Can’t wait for more pictures…

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Vicky

    Looks like you had ton of fun. Thanks for sharing, Kelly.  The weather in the picture looks gorgeous and all you ladies look fantastic! I am looking forward to more pictures. 

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Amber

    how fun! you guys all look great, too. that wedding dress is gorgeous!
    Easy Petite Looks

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Vanesa

    Hi Kelly, I’m new at your blog. I just wanted to congratulate you for the amazing blog and information you give us! You guys look amazing in this pictures, stylish yet fresh and natural. The petite fashion bloggers scene, inspire me constantly. Thanks and greetings from South America.

    • Reply June 27, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thank you Vanesa, and welcome! So flattered to have a reader in South America! :)

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Couturecoco5

    What a great event and you all look fabulous!!!! Tops marks to everyone and can’t wait fo rmore photos!

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Yvonne Huynh

    YOu guys look stunning in these photos! cant wait to see Kassia photos too since she is such a great photographer!! 

    • Reply June 27, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Yvonne! I’m so excited for Kassia’s photos! She was running around taking photos like crazy, and she does wedding photography, so you know they’re going to look fabulous!

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Tara

    This looks like so much fun, you all look gorgeous!!

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Serea

    Any way we can get the details of you and the gals’ outfits?  I love how each gal had different colored shoes.  You all look gorgeous! :)

    • Reply June 27, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Serea! Our photographer Kassia took a great pic of everyone’s shoes, which I can’t wait to see.

      Let me try and get everyone’s outfits:
      Me: Theory blazer, H&M t-shirt, Ever skirt, Cole Haan shoes, Ann Taylor belt, Chanel handbag, J.Crew necklace.
      Jen: Ann Taylor dress, H&M white blazer, Pretty Small Shoes shoes, Chanel handbag (not sure where her first blue striped dress is from).
      Wendy: Armani Exchange jacket, Zara shorts, Christian Louboutin shoes, handmade clutch (she’s so talented!) (not sure where the shirt is from).
      Linda doesn’t have a blog so I have no idea where her outfit is from.

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Good Girl Gone Blog

    Ooh what a fun event! I had to miss the one in Boston :(

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Anonymous

    Thank you so much Kelly for inviting me to this event!  I had so much fun!  Everything was awesome – the perfect weather, the stunning mannequin displays, the delicious snacks, the yummy waiters(!), and last but not least, the opportunity to meet you in person.   I’m just so grateful that our paths crossed! 

    • Reply June 27, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Pfff…thanks for suffering through the LA rush hour traffic to hang out with us! It was a blast getting to know you last week (and playing in your closet!). We’ll have to do it again soon! :)

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Callandra

    Love these pictures Kelly, thank you so much for posting them!  Everyone looks so fabulous ;)

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Erin

    Love it!  I think your concept store opening was a lot more of an event than the one in Arlington. We didn’t have any snacks or drinks beyond little bottles of water!  Everyone looks great by the way!  Love the tote too –  I use mine for carrying my laptop over to the BF’s house :)

    • Reply June 27, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Ohh…good idea Erin! I also see it being a handy tote for schlepping online returns around the mall. :)

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Cee

    What a fun event! I loved all the food, the AT clothes, but most of all, everyone’s outfits. Can’t wait to see more!

  • Reply June 26, 2011

    Rinny

    This looks like such a fun event! Everyone looks so stylishly dressed :) I love Wendy’s purple pumps!

    • Reply June 27, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      I love Wendy’s purple pumps too! I was instantly drawn to them and now I can’t get the idea out of my head that my shoe collection is desperately in need of a similar color…LOL.

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    Lydia

    It looks like so much fun & also fabs times. Love all the you ladies were wearing. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    Jessy

    You ladies looked lovely! Love how all your shoe colours look together :D

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    Kileen

    another petite blogger meetup!  what a great event and everyone looks so lovely!  here’s hoping that the Dallas store will have something similar!  :)

    cute & little

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    AUBREY

    why did jen change? 

    I like that you guys had diff color pumps, but essentially, the same style. 

    • Reply June 28, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Jen just so happened to have a newly tailored, Ann Taylor dress in Wendy’s car. So when Wendy arrived a little while later, Jen decided to wear her Ann Taylor dress. It seemed appropriate. :)

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    cadrommy

    Great pictures! You all look gorgeous, as always.

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    ECharlotte

    Such beautiful ladies! Looks like fun. :) Found your blog through Yes & Yes and am hooked! I am tiny too and have had such trouble finding professional and adult clothing. So frustrating when the only thing that fits is in the tween section!! :) Glad I found you!

    • Reply June 28, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thank you ECharlotte, and welcome! Be sure to check out my blogroll for even more petite bloggers, and the Alterations Needed Forum. I’m sure you’ll find lots of helpful shopping tips now that you’ve found our little petite blogger community! :)

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    Tinymum

    Great post! Beautiful photos! Very elegant Concept AT Store! All in all awesome!!!!

  • Can’t believe I missed this post!!  You ladies look AH-MAZING!!!!!!! That is so cool that you all got to meet up and at such a fun event too!

  • Reply June 28, 2011

    MoneyMaus

    You girls look FANTASIC!!! What a fun time :) Love all the mannequins, too!

  • Reply June 28, 2011

    Anonymous

    What a cool event!!  All 3 of you girls look great!!

    -Lor

  • Reply June 28, 2011

    Anonymous

    How fun! Looks like you all had a great time – and you looked fantastic too! =)

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