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January 19, 2018

Get 50% Off Everything At LOFT & Ann Taylor + Weekly Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular (past season, review here, similar here)
Longchamp Mini Le Pliage (originally $95 or buy for $79 on Gilt)
Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneaker (runs half size larger)
Click here for a video clip of this outfit

Happy Friday! Earlier this week I created a Facebook group for LOFT & Found (@loftnfound) as an easy way to sell or swap with other #LOVELOFT fans. I wore my favorite peplum top (pictured above) last week but my jacket somehow created little holes on the flounce hem. Luckily I just came across the top in my exact size on Poshmark so I ordered it with some credits.

SALE ALERTS

LOFT - Get 50% off everything plus get an extra 70% off sale jackets and outerwear for today's yay of the day deal (discount applied at checkout)! Use code COZY. Valid in stores and online. Totally random but I love this striped umbrella and hopefully I can pick it up in stores. Check out my recent purchases where you may notice my obsession with finding the perfect white sweater.

When the new sale went live yesterday the free shipping on orders of $50+ trick wasn't working later in the day around 7PM ET (thanks Steffanie for the heads up). If you're new to using this shopping tip please consider clicking on any LOFT link on my blog. I only receive credit for the sales I influence if my link is the last one you clicked on before making a purchase. Thank you in advance for your support!

I was a bit disappointed that the yay of the day deals now require a code which means that Cardmembers can't stack COZY30 online for an extra 30% off. Nevertheless, keep an eye out for those 'no code needed' daily deals because this offer doesn't expire until January 27, 2018.

Ann Taylor - Get 50% off you entire purchase. Use code GETWARM. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



I signed up for ShopRunner late last year so that I could enjoy the perks of free 2-day shipping (and returns) on minimum orders of $25+ at Ann Taylor. You also get free returns in the mail but so far I've been returning to the stores. Being a member of ShopRunner lets me to buy exactly what I want on sale without adding filler items to my shopping cart. Note that this is not an ad and I'm just sharing since I enjoy using ShopRunner which is also supported by many other online retailers. I signed up for ShopRunner via PayPal which means I can enjoy a free membership for two years. ShopRunner is also a complimentary service for AmEx and Mastercard holders.

LOFT Foldover Pocket Cardigan, size XSP
LOFT Foldover Pocket Cardigan, size XSP (review here, review of size XXSP here)
Halogen Pleated Hem Cami Tank, size XSP (last styled here)

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 Ann Taylor Striped Cable Peplum Sweater, size S regular
Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneaker (runs half size larger)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

See size XS regular on me here. I'd say this sweater fits true to size but some may have an issue with the overall length in which case you may want to try sizing up. As mentioned in my previous blog post I really want to try this striped peplum sweater after seeing it on Lilly who is 5'6" but note that the color is a light tan/cream in person and not white. I found that this sweater is a odd length on me but I haven't had a chance to try it on in petites yet for comparison. The sleeves fit a a lot looser when I tried sizing up to size S regular for extra length. It's meant to be a shorter length hitting the model higher on her hips but I'm 5' 2.5" so size S regular covers my front and backside. 

 LOFT Early Spring '18 Floral Print Blouses
LOFT Early Spring '18 Floral Print Blouses

Bold floral prints are making a statement in this early spring collection at LOFT.

 LOFT Poppy Bloom Smocked Tie Neck Blouse, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I originally passed on this blouse but it looked so cute on so many bloggers that I decided to try it on. It has a wider fit so you can size down and it's slightly sheer so a layering cami is recommended. I would prefer this top in my usual size XXS regular for the best fit but my size quickly sold out online. If fits just like this shirred peplum shell (review here) from last summer.

 LOFT Floral Striped Shirred Blouse, size XS regular
Click here, here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I saw this blouse in stores and I love the stripes and floral print mix. This top runs true to size and if you want a flowy fit then you may want to try a size up from your usual size at LOFT. I would prefer this top in my usual size XXS regular so that it drapes well but I noticed that my size sold out online. The only thing that I'm on the fence about is the fact that it's 100% rayon. If anyone has worn and washed this top please share if it has washed well.

 LOFT Poppy Bloom Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XS regular
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on 

See this blouse tucked in here. This blouse is very long and it runs one size bigger so I would suggest sizing down and/or trying it on in petites unless you prefer the longer length. For example, my coworker has a larger bust so she took her usual size at LOFT. This floral print fits just like the piped blouse pictured below since they're the exact same 'shirred keyhole blouse' style .

LOFT Piped Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This off white blouse has been on my wishlist. I love the black trim at the neckline and sleeves for added interest. I tried on size XXSP and I found that it runs one size larger. Size XXSP still fits like a loose fitting size XSP. The polyester material isn't too thin so it isn't too see through. I'd say that a layering cami is optional. The v-neck doesn't dip too low which I like. It's also available in a gorgeous solid color here.

Below is a side by side comparison of both shirred blouses so you can see how long they are given that one is size XXSP while the other is size XS regular.

  LOFT Shirred Keyhole Blouse Comparison
LEFT: LOFT Piped Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XXSP (review here)
RIGHT: LOFT Poppy Bloom Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XS regular

 LOFT Shirred Keyhole Blouse Comparison
FRONT: LOFT Piped Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XXSP (review here)

LOFT Lacy Dotted Cold Shoulder Tee, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Su asked me to try on this cold shoulder top but it turns out she was also able to try it on in stores. See size XS regular on Su (swipe right three times). It has a very generous and wide fit. She ordered and received size XXS regular which she said still fit similar to size XS regular. I would suggesting going down one to two sizes if you're interested in this top due to the generous and wide cut.

LOFT Open Hoodie, size XXSP
LOFT Open Hoodie, size XXSP (currently sold out)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I came across an in store return of this open hoodie and now I wish I had purchased it in stores. Size XXSP fit me well but the sleeves were a bit snug if I wanted to layer so I probably need my usual size XSP. Hopefully I'll come across another since I originally wanted this hoodie in the green color which I bought for my mom.

LOFT Lacy Blouson Top, size XXSP
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I originally saw this blouse on Samanatha in her Instagram stories and I couldn't get it out of my mind so I was so excited when it became available for purchase online. This blouse has a longer overall length and size XXSP fits like size XSP. It is sheer so a layering cami is required. I just ordered this nude cami (thanks to Ly for letting me know that the clean cami is offered in petites) in sizes XSP and SP to try. I also tried to style this blouse three ways as follows:

LOFT Knit Dolman Wrap
LOFT Knit Dolman Wrap (review here and here, last seen here)

 LOFT Outlet Ribbed Knit Sweater Vest, size XXSP
LOFT Outlet Ribbed Knit Sweater Vest, size XXSP

 Ann Taylor Factory Boucle Vest, size XSP (past season)
Ann Taylor Factory Boucle Vest, size XSP (past season)

 LOFT Bell Sleeve Peplum Blouse, size XXSP
LOFT Bell Sleeve Peplum Blouse, size XXSP (also available in navy)
Talbots Francesca Driving Flats (past season, similar here and here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This blouse runs very big since size XXSP fits more like size SP. I ordered size XSP and XXSP but I didn't even bother to try on size XSP yet due to how size XXSP fits. It's lined but still very sheer so a nude cami is recommended. I have to steam out the wrinkles and try it on again in natural lighting to get a better sense of how see through it is.

 LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular
LOFT Mixed Floral Lace Shell, size XXSP (past season favorite, reviewed here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted this cardigan in the olive color but I ordered the whisper white color for now sine the olive color sold out very quickly. I'd say this cardigan fits true to size for an oversize fit. I noticed that the sleeves are not very loose so you may want to size up if you plan to layer anything thicker that is also long sleeves. I was trying it on a few long sleeves tops under it but it kept on bunching up when I pulled on the sleeves to put the cardigan. For now I paired it with an old sleeveless top from last spring.

LOFT Stripe Mixed Rib Sweater, size XXS regular
LOFT Stripe Mixed Rib Sweater, size XXS regular (review of size XS here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This sweater is very photogenic but I'm on the fence about keeping it after receiving size XXS regular. I feel like the neckline is too loose and the overall length is a bit too long. It would be a cute sweater to wear on a chilly spring day as styled below with white jeans.

LOFT Stripe Mixed Rib Sweater, size XXS regular
Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneaker (runs half size larger)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on
View the front and side view here

 Lou & Grey Patch Tee, size XS regular
Lou & Grey Patch Tee, size XS regular
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I thought the little patches on these stripe tees were really cute but but I somehow missed the pictures where they showed the wide sleeves. The shirt fits true to size but the drop shoulders made for an unflattering fit at the chest on me. Cuffing the sleeves a few times helps to hide the wide, ill-fitting sleeves. This shirt runs a bit narrow at the waist and hips since it has a straight fit through the body. In person it looks like a rumpled shirt on me so I'm returning it due to the poor fit. The material has a good weight to it so at least it's not see through. The black and white stripes with the cactus patch would have been my other choice.

 LOFT Bubble Hem Jacket, size XXS regular
LOFT Bubble Hem Jacket, size XXS regular (sold out, review of size XSP here)

I recently ordered this rain jacket in a moment of weakness and on final sale since size XXS regular had popped back in stock. The jacket is a bit more trendy than what I usually wear. Size XXS regular fits similar to size XSP but the sleeves look slightly longer. For reference I'm 5' 2.5" and 107-110 pounds.

 Old Navy Hooded Canvas Rain Jacket, size XS petite

The simplicity of this jacket caught my eye. Size XSP has 20.5" sleeves which are too short for me since I usually prefer 23-24" sleeves. It has a relaxed fit so you can size down if you prefer a closer fit. There's also a hidden drawstring tie on both sides at the waist to give it more shape and it's unlined so it's suitable for spring and summer. It has two functional pockets and this jacket would be perfect for petites that need shorter sleeves. The slight shirttail hem is very flattering. Note that the sleeves are wider at the end of the wrist. I would have preferred if the sleeves came in more for a more polished look. I am on the fence about keeping this jacket due to the sleeves and I wish they carried size XXS regular like LOFT. 

Banana Republic Water-Resistant Quilted Coat, size XS petite
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot (the exact color is past season in cafe)
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on (Warning: loud talking by store associates)

The olive color and cute bubble sleeves caught my eye when I spotted this jacket. It's is a thin quilted jacket more suitable for fall and milder winters. It has a slightly fit through the body so I belted it without zipping it  in order to give it more shape. The sleeves were a few inches above my wrists so they are around 20-21". This jacket should work for petites if you need a shorter sleeve length. It also has functional pockets for your hands. I liked that it's collarless for a clean and chic look. I wish this jacket came in size XXS regular like LOFT since I need the extra overall length.

 Banana Republic Stripe Supima Cotton Bell-Sleeve Top, size S petite
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love a good striped top so I grabbed both colors to try. The overall length of size S petite is very similar to the overall length of size XS regular. The material isn't too thin but the body has a boxy fit and shorter overall length. I wish I tried on S regular and M petite for comparison as well since I would prefer a looser fit at the hips. Note that the petite sleeves are ever so slightly shorter than the regular size.

 Banana Republic Stripe Supima Cotton Bell-Sleeve Top, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

 Dreamers By Debut Pocket Cardigan, size XS regular
Aritzia Everly Camisole, size XXS regular (past season, similar)
LOFT Modern Skinny Chewed Hem Jeans in Bright Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (review here, review of the dark wash here)
Vince Camuto Franell Knotched Bootie in wild mushroom verona - http://rstyle.me/~afrTW

I featured a few Nordstrom cardigans in my Instagram stories last week this was the only cardigan that I would recommend since the other two cardigans (pictured below) had quality issues as mentioned in my stories. Note that I am speaking in these video clips. All three cardigans ran big and are not available in petites. This cardigan has very long (26") sleeves so it's perfect if you're taller (my little sister is 5'7" and she takes 26" sleeves). This is a thinner cardigan making a versatile layer year round.

 Dreamers By Debut Drapey Sleeve Cardigan, size XS regular
Estella Bartlett Love Pendant Necklace (very delicate, gold sold out but also available in silver)

I really liked the color and texture of this cardigan but it has a very oversize fit and the one I received had a hole hear one of the pockets as you can see here. I was tempted to order another one but I think this cardigan is too big for and it's not offered in a smaller size.

 Bp. Blouson Sleeve Knit Cardigan, size XXS

I can never resist white cardigans so I ordered this one to try. Unfortunately the sleeves are very long and I first tried on this cardigan with black pants and noticed it left white lint all over my pants. I also didn't like how this cardigan draped on me so it went back since I didn't love the quality or fit.

Thanks for reading!
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January 11, 2018

Outfit Ideas, LOFT Fitting Room Reviews + New Cardmember Code

 LOFT Knit Dolman Wrap

LOFT Knit Dolman Wrap
Vince Camuto Franell Knotched Bootie in wild mushroom verona

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Happy Friday eve! It's a good feeling when all of my outfits are on sale! Some items may be sold out due to the recent clearance sale but sizes always pop back in stock. Also these Vince Camuto booties are now on sale $67.49 (originally $129) after discounts! Use code EXTRA25. They run true to size and I am wearing the wild mushroom color. Thanks to Loan for the heads up!

LOFT Ruffle Turtleneck Top, size XXS regular

 LOFT Ruffle Turtleneck Top, size XXS
LOFT Ruffle Turtleneck Top, size XXS regular (review here)

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 Lou & Grey Bell Sleeve Pocket Cardigan, size S regular

 LOFT Beaded Bird Sweatshirt, size XS regular

Lou & Grey Bell Sleeve Pocket Cardigan, size S regular
Lou & Grey Bell Sleeve Pocket Cardigan, size S regular (review here)
LOFT Beaded Bird Sweatshirt, size XS regular (review here)

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 LOFT Mock Neck Swing Sweater, size XSP
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot (the exact color is past season in cafe)

 LOFT Mock Neck Swing Sweater, size XSP

 LOFT Mock Neck Swing Sweater, size XSP

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 Abercrombie Sherpa-Lined Cardigan, size XS
LOFT Black Skinny Jeans (past season, similar here and here)
Tory Burch Sullivan Boots (past season review here)

LOFT Tulip Hem Tee, size XXS regular
Abercrombie Sherpa-Lined Cardigan, size XS regular (review here, similar here)
LOFT Tulip Hem Tee, size XXS regular (review below)

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 LOFT Ruffle Back Mixed Media Sweater, size XSP
LOFT Ruffle Back Mixed Media Sweater, size XSP (review at the bottom of this post, similar here)
Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneaker (runs half size larger)

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WEEKEND SALE ALERTS

LOFT - Update 1/14: The LOFT sale has been upgraded to include FREE shipping! Get 40% 50% off new arrivals (use code FRESH) and save an extra 50% 60% off sale styles. Since no code is needed on sale styles cardmembers can use the new COZY30 code I shared below for an extra 30% off your entire purchase. This code works on top of the sale items (excludes full-price Lou & Grey styles) as long as the item is marked 'no code needed'. The online shopping cart can only accept one code at checkout. Refer to this post where I curated all my recent fitting room reviews of all 'no code needed' sale items. Check out this old blog post here to find out how to get free shipping on orders of $50+ (save this tip for later when the free shipping promotion ends).

Shop my sales picks here:



Ann Taylor - Update 1/14: Get 40% off new arrivals (use code FRESHPICKS) and save an extra 60% 70% off sale styles. I really want to try this striped peplum sweater after seeing it on Lilly who is 5'6" but note that the color is cream in person and not white. Her outfits and try-ons always make Ann Taylor pieces look amazing.

NEW CARDMEMBER CODE

 COZY30 Coupon
COZY30 Coupon

Get an extra 30% off your entire purchase in-stores or online at LOFT when you use your LOVELOFT Card and code COZY30. Excludes full-price Lou & Grey. Save this offer to your mobile wallet by texting COZY30 to 28162. Here is the mobile version of the coupon. Valid January 11 through January 27, 2018. Read the fine print

Thanks to Annie @pfaffannie for sharing the latest LOFT cardmember code! As always these offers and other coupon codes are posted to the 'Sale Alerts' page of my blog for easy reference.

Update 1/12: Cardmembers, COZY30 has been fixed! For now it only works on sale items marked 'Now extra 50% off! No code needed'. The keywords being 'no code needed'. It will not  work on new arrivals online because code FRESH is required for the sitewide promotion for 40% off new arrivals. Note: The shopping cart only takes one code at checkout.

Below is an example of using COZY30 for this moto coat (review here). Yes, this means that as a cardmember you're getting an extra 30% off of a sale item that's currently on sale and an extra 50% 60% off! Note: The screenshot was taken before LOFT upgraded the sale to an extra 60% off.

Example of COZY30 Cardmember Offer
COZY30 + FREE minimum shipping on $50+ example

NEW ARRIVALS

I spotted more new arrivals on the site today!



FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

I tried on these new arrivals over a week ago but LOFT had extended their extra 70% off sale on clearance items so I waited until this week to share these reviews. Click on the links I provided below each picture for a short video clip of each try-on.

 LOFT Poppy Bloom Tie Neck Bell Sleeve Dress
LOFT Poppy Bloom Tie Neck Bell Sleeve Dress
LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan

How gorgeous is this dress? This floral print is also available as a blouse. Here is a clearer view of the print in better lighting. See size XS regular reviewed by Christy (she's 5'4").

 LOFT Floral Striped Shirred Blouse
LOFT Floral Striped Shirred Blouse

This blouse is so gorgeous from the front and back. It runs big so I hope I can find it in size XXSP to try. Note that it's 100% rayon so I would love to know if it washes well. I usually try my best to stay away from 100% rayon but this print and style is so lovely.

 LOFT Striped Whipstitched Sweater, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love the stitched detail on this striped sweater and the bubble hem sleeves. Size XS regular fit me well for a relaxed fit. I liked the longer length which covered my front and backside. For reference I'm 5' 2.5" and 107-110 pounds. It's also available in red here.

 LOFT Striped Ruffle Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted to love this new bell sleeve top but the fit is very wide and boxy. I liked the fact that the v-neck wasn't too low. Based on where the sleeves hit my wrists they are around 23" for size XS regular. You can also see size XS regular on Lilly (she's 5' 6") and Su (she's 5'0").

 LOFT Stripe Mixed Rib Sweater, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love the relaxed fit of size XS regular for this striped sweater. I would like to try size XXS regular for comparison to see if it's a better fit but it sold out online.I can't decide if I like the whipstitched sweater or this one more.

 LOFT Piped Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This off white blouse has been on my wishlist. I love the black trim at the neckline and sleeves for added interest. I tried on size XXSP and I found that it runs one size larger. Size XXSP still fits like size XSP. The polyester material isn't too thin so it isn't too see through. I'd say that a layering cami is optional. The v-neck doesn't dip too low which I like. It's also available in a gorgeous solid color here.

 Lou & Grey Fab Cozy Funnelneck Top, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I liked style of this funnelneck sweater but it's a thin sweater although it's not see through with a nude bra. The material is soft but it seemed prone to pilling. Note that the sleeves are a tad short in the regular missy sizes (likely 22" based on where it hits my wrists). The overall length is longer so that it covers the front and backside. I'm 5' 2.5" so it's almost tunic length on me.

 LOFT Button Shoulder Satin Shell, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This satin shell is on my wishlist in white but I had major static cling issues the day I tried this on. I try to stay away from tops like this in the dry winter indoor heat since the material keeps clinging to my body. This is a perfect layering shell all year round and I was hoping to see and try the white color since I wanted to know if it was see through. The arm holes were a bit loose on me but not too much.

 LOFT Striped Bell Cuff Top, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love a good striped top but the sleeves were a bit too extra for me. Size XSP fits more like size XXS regular due to the longer overall length and relaxed fit. See size XS regular on Lilly (she's 5'6").

 LOFT Pearlized Bell Sleeve Shirt, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This pearlized top is really cute but the body is a roomier than I prefer. Size XXSP looked too small but size XSP was too loose on me. It should run true to size for most. See size XS regular on Lilly (5'6"), Christy (5'4") and Su (5'0").

 LOFT Ruffle Back Mixed Media Sweater, size XSP
LOFT Ruffle Back Mixed Media Sweater, size XSP (review of size XXS regular here, similar here)
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I took size XSP and you can refer to my review of size XXS regular here. The sleeves are very long and the shirttail hem has longer overall length and a wider fit in the regular missy size. Therefore, I preferred the petite size in this case. This sweater may be slightly itchy for some due to the fabric content (it contains 26% wool). Sizes do pop back in stock if you check back likely due to fit issues or how itchy it may be for some with more sensitive skin. Tip: If you're online stalking this top I've noticed the petite sizes pop back under this item number while regular missy sizes sizes are available under a different item number.

 LOFT Cascade Open Cardigan, size XXSP
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted to love this cream cardigan but the lapels don't drape well on me. I don't like the sharp point at the end of the lapels. This sweater runs one size bigger since size XXSP fits like size XSP. See what I believe is size XXS regular on Su (she's 5'0"). I had sized down based on Su's try-on but I didn't love this cardigan so I returned it.

LOFT Tulip Hem Tee, size XXS regular
LOFT Tulip Hem Tee, size XXS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I tried to style this tulip hem tee as seen here but I think it's slightly too long on me when worn alone. I wish it was offered in petites for a slightly shorter overall length. I'm on the fence about keeping it since it is a cute top. The material isn't too thin so your bra lines won't show.

 LOFT Mixed Stripe Top, size XXS regular
LOFT Mixed Stripe Top, size XXS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I loved how this mixed stripe top looked online but I just didn't love it on me. I originally tried on size XS regular which was too loose but I exchanged it for my usual size XXS regular. While size XXS regular is a much better fit I don't love it enough to keep it.

 LOFT Striped Ottoman Flare Dress, size 0P
LOFT Striped Ottoman Flare Dress, size 0P (review of size 2P here)
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

Both this striped dress and blazer sold out during the recent clearance sale but I took these pictures so I figured I'd share in case either of them pop back in stock. Size 0P in the dress fit a bit loose on me in the chest and empire waist as seen here so I wish I was able to try on 00P for comparison. The circumference of the skirt is wider than I would prefer but it looks good paired with this black blazer from the fall collection.The beads at the ends of the bows on the cinched sleeves may be annoying since they make noises when they bump against one another. Make sure to tie the bows extra tight or the beads may weigh down and cause the bows to unravel.

 http://rstyle.me/n/cv3bghrrke
Click here for another view from my try-on

Lastly, I got overexcited when I saw these distressed white jeans online but size 24/00 regular fit my chicken legs like a hot mess. I wish these were offered in petites since the inseam of the regular missy size was too long on me. For reference I"m 5'2.5" and I usually take size 25/0P in LOFT jeans.

Happy shopping!
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