We can’t all look like Kate Hudson, but we can dress like her. Ann Taylor’s latest celebrity model looks fabulous in the iconic clothier’s collection, from festive holiday dresses and sparkling bangles to luscious body hugging velvet pants and vibrantly colorful flowy oversized sweaters.
Ann Taylor has always been a great one-stop boutique when you have an office party, a promising date, or even a job interview — and you have limited time to shop. It’s also a smart one-stop destination for the holidays. This season Ann Taylor is offering tons of stylish looks for you and for the fashionable women on your gift list, with plenty of gift ideas for under $150 and $50, including Kate Hudson’s gift picks of a holiday cocktail dress, snowflake earrings, arm-length gloves and splashy and warm winter scarves.
My recent shopping experience at Ann Taylor affirmed why the store has had such enduring success for so many years. The styles are classic but always updated, and the service rivals any personal shopper service I have experienced at world-class department stores. At the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills, my sales associate Ellen Green felt like an old friend after my approximate one hour of trying on a variety of styles.
Ellen brought me options and different sizes and kept my fitting room tidy while I pulled on one outfit after the next. Most importantly, she gave me honest and helpful feedback. She correctly surmised after I tried on a few varieties of sweaters that those with a cinched waste or belt were most flattering. This had taken me years to figure out.
I ended up with a versatile ensemble of a magenta wrap around sweater, classic black slacks and a suit jacket. Ellen rightly convinced me to go with a size smaller than I had been trying on in pants for a more elegant tailored look. Suited up, I looked ready for business; with the jacket off, I was dressed for a dinner out. As I twirled and checked out my new attire in the dressing room mirror, I thought I caught a glimpse of Kate Hudson, but it was just me.