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December 08, 2017

Styling a Plaid Skirt, Palla Handbags Giveaway + Weekly Fitting Room Reviews

 Styling a Plaid Skirt - Outfit 1
LOFT Outlet Plaid Skirt (review and measurements below)
Modena Faux Fur Stole from T.J. Maxx - $12.99 (recent find, similar here and here
LOFT Shoulder Ruffle Blouse, size XS regular (past season, find it on eBay here, similar available at LOFT Outlet)
Ann Taylor Patent Bow Pumps (past season, current season options here)
Click here and here to view the outfit on me

Happy Friday! It's been a busy week but I got up early to get out my weekly blog post. I accidentally hit 'publish' instead of save earlier this morning so I apologize to anyone that may have received a of draft version of this post if you subscribe to my blog via email. (Note: You can subscribe to my blog via email from the right sidebar.) I also update my Instagram Links page on a daily basis between my weekly posts.

I recent bought this plaid skirt from LOFT Outlet and I thoroughly enjoyed styling it with a few of my favorite past season blouses from LOFT. I look forward to wearing this skirt to some holiday events and I'm so glad it's versatile enough to match a lot of my tops and what's already in my closet.

  Styling a Plaid Skirt - Outfit 2
LOFT Lacy Ruffle Shoulder Blouse,  size XXSP (past season, similar here in red)
Click here and here to view the outfit on me

  Styling a Plaid Skirt - Outfit 3
LOFT Modern Peasant Blouse, size XSP (past season, size XSP is too big and I needed size XXSP)
Michael Kors Brandy Booties - $99.99 from TJ Maxx (last seen here, I went up half a size for comfort and you can find them on eBay here
As seen in the video clip: LOFT Double Breasted Jacket, size XXSP (last seen here and here)
Click here and here to view the outfit on me

  Styling a Plaid Skirt - Outfit 4
LOFT Vintage Romance Blouse, size XSP (review of size XXS here and size XSP here)
J.Crew Crewcuts Girl's Bow Coat (from Holiday '12, past season styles available on eBay here)
Click here to view the outfit on me

PALLA HANDBAGS GIVEAWAY

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I'm happy to announce that Palla Handbags is partnering with me on a giveaway for their A-Bag Plus! I love the minimalist look and the bag is 100% leather and really good quality. Each bag is reversible with two colorways so it's like having two bags in one. I also love all of the different ways that it can be worn and carried as shared in my review here.  

Update 12/11: This giveaway is now closed! Thank you to everyone that participated. Congratulations to Nova C. as the winner of the Palla A-Bag Plus giveaway!

One winner will be chosen after the giveaway ends this weekend. Please follow both of our Instagram accounts @whatjesswore and @pallahandbags to enter this giveaway which is open to my US readers. For ease of tracking please use the Rafflecopter form below.

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SALE ALERTS

LOFT - Get 40% off your entire purchase. Use code NEWNOW. Valid in stores and online. Don't forget to shop in stores to use your LOFT cash cards on full-price promotional purchases. The LOFT cash promotion ends soon on December 11th.

Ann Taylor - Get 40% off full-price styles and save an extra 50% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed online you can use code THANKS12 for an extra $50 off $100+ full-price promotional purchases. Alternatively, receive $25 off your full-price purchase of $75+. Valid in stores and online. To redeem online use code THANKYOU25. In stores use code 10000019236. Offer may only be used once. Exclusions apply.

Check out my recent purchases here. Refer to this post for all of the latest coupon codes and cardmember offers. There are a lot of extra savings this season!

RECENT OUTFITS

I typically keep it comfy casual but I found myself reaching for dresses this week for work.

Lou & Grey Rainbow Chip Sweater, size XS regular
Weekend Look:
Lou & Grey Rainbow Chip Sweater, size XS regular (last seen here, review here)

 Ann Taylor Tulip Tiered Dress, size 00P
Ann Taylor Tulip Tiered Dress, size 00P (review here, sold out but sizes do pop back in stock online)

 LOFT Royal Floral Shirtdress, size XSP
Click here to view the outfit on me

LOFT Medallion Flippy Dress, size XXS regular
LOFT Medallion Flippy Dress, size XXS regular (past season favorite from 2015)

@jasminekimin is looking for this flippy dress in size XSP so if you have it please reach out to her! FYI. She has this dress in size XXSP. I will also post this on @loftnfound. I would love it if you considered following along if you hold onto a lot of LOFT oldies but goodies and would love to help out fellow #loveloft fans.

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 Ann Taylor Chiffon Dot Sleeve Shift Dress, size 00P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I loved this Ann Taylor dress so much but I was waiting for a good sale to get it. I ended up getting it today since it's 40% off and since no code is needed I used another promo code on top for additional savings. Size 00P fits like my usual size 0P so I would say this dress runs about one size bigger. It's a very chic and simple dress and it's 100% polyester.

LOFT Outlet Plaid Skirt, size 2 regular ($54.99, purchased on sale for $22.49)
LOFT Outlet Plaid Skirt, size 2 regular ($54.99, purchased on sale for $22.49)
Regular missy item number: 443746
Petite item number: 448849
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I have been obsessed with this plaid skirt since I saw it in stores a few weeks ago. I went back for it last weekend and took home size 2 but it was definitely too big so I ended up exchanging it for size 0 (sizing starts at size 00 in regular missy and it's also offered in petites). It was $54.99 but I bought it on sale plus I got an extra 10% off for being a cardmember so I only paid $22.49. Size 0 has a 26" waist and it's 19" long while size 2 which has a 27" waist. A somewhat similar plaid skirt is on final sale and available from Ann Taylor here (currently available in sizes 10 and up).

 LOFT Stitchy Cable Sweater, size S regular
LOFT Stitchy Cable Sweater, size S regular
LOFT Crystal Floral Leaf Statement Earrings (review here)
LOFT Performance Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 27/4P (last seen here, review here)
Michael Kors Brandy Booties - $99.99 from TJ Maxx (last seen here, I went up half a size for comfort and you can find them on eBay here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I tried on this sweater per @emalove's request. I prefer a loose and longer fit for my sweaters so I like the fit of size S when I sized up. For reference I am 5'2.5".

 LOFT Foldover Pocket Cardigan, size XSP
LOFT Foldover Pocket Cardigan, size XSP (review of size XXSP here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This soft and cozy cardigan has an oversized fit and I previously reviewed size XXSP here. Size XSP fits me here as well but I would recommend sizing down for less excess material on the sides. I also have a mockneck sweater top made of the same material which I wore it a lot last year so it is prone to pilling. I just picked a backup of that mockneck sweater recently as reviewed here. I would recommend washing it inside out and you can shave off the pills with a sweater shaver (I didn't discover this gadget until college and it was such a life changer). Also, I'm excited to announce that you can now shop my product recommendations on Amazon!

 LOFT Dotted Swing Cami, size XS regular
LOFT Dotted Swing Cami, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I ordered this dotted cami in size XXS but it didn't arrive in the mail yet so I tried on size XS regular for fun. The elastic at the bust fits very loose so you can go down a size or two. The thin straps also fit very awkward and thy're not at the same place as my usual bra straps which I tucked in here otherwise it looked very silly. I'll provide an update on how size XXS fits and also determine if it is worth moving the straps so that they are in a better place. I never wear camis without a layer so maybe the strap placement won't be too big of an issue.

 LOFT Mixed Polkadot Blouse, size XS regular
LOFT Mixed Polkadot Blouse, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I ordered this mixed polkadot blouse the moment I saw it online. I like the length of the blouse but size XS regular was very loose on me if you view the video clip from the link I've provided above. I ordered size XXS regular and I hope it will fit better. I would say it has a slightly looser fit especially if you have a smaller chest like me. It is fully lined so it's not see through.

 LOFT Tiered Sleeve Blouse, size XS regular
LOFT Tiered Sleeve Blouse, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This tiered sleeve blouse is another adorable blouse and it fits just like the mixed polkadot blouse but this style is also available in petites. I haven't ordered/purchased it yet but hopefully I will find it in petites to try on. I believe I need it in my usual size XSP.

 LOFT Tipped Tie Cuff Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Tipped Tie Cuff Sweater, size XS regular (review of size S regular here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on
Click here to see size SP on me

This sweater fits true to size but it has a looser fit so you may want to size down for a closer fit. I finally found size XS regular to try on in store but I had had size SP coming in the mail so I left size XS regular behind. I found that the sleeves of the petite size were too short for me. I don't have shorter arms like most petites which is why I sometimes take regular missy sizes in tops and sweaters. I'm starting to amass way too many sweaters so maybe I'll just return size SP and call it a day. My closet never seems to stay lean for too long. The sweater is slightly sheer due to the looser weave so I've seen a few bloggers wear it with a cami underneath.

 LOFT Ribbed Trim Boatneck Sweater, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This simple sweater is available in four colors and I found that it runs true to size. I have a smaller bust and it was a bit shapeless there from the front view (picture on left) so I passed on this sweater.

 LOFT Performance Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 27/4P

I know I've reviewed and shared these jeans a lot but if you can find a pair with the right inseam then these stretchy jeans are really comfortable and flattering. I found that they run really small so I went up to size 27/4P while I am usually size 25/0P for LOFT denim.

 LOFT Skinny Brushed Corduroy Pants in Modern, size 25/0P
LOFT Skinny Brushed Corduroy Pants in Modern, size 25/0P (review of size 24/00 regular here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I previously reviewed these corduroy pants in size 24/00 regular and found that the regular missy size ran true to size but my usual size 25/0P fit a big snug at the waist. The pair or 25/0P I received in the mail has a 28" waist and 25" inseam so the petite inseam is a bit shorter than I prefer. The waist fits really snug likely due to the lower rise. I may need to exchange them for size 26/2P but I'm not a fan of the slightly shorter inseam so I'm torn. 

 LOFT Skinny Tie Waist Pants, size 25/0P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

@linmaris asked me to try on these skinny tie waist pants as seen on Courtney. These are very strechy and comfy and they also come in black. The petite inseam is perfect and size 25/0P had a 29" waist and 26" inseam.

 LOFT Bloom Knit Bell Sleeve Dress, size 0 regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I also tried on this bell sleeve dress since my recent Instagram stories giveaway for one item on your wishlist showed that a few of you were interested in this cute dress. I couldn't find petites to try but size 0 regular was a modest length on me hitting me right above my knees. The waist placement was awkward on me but if you have a longer torso and/or larger chest them it should hit you at a better place. I found that the dress fits true to size and my True Fit profile recommends size 00 regular for me. The material they used for this dress is thicker so it's a good weight for the fall/winter. I remember feeling a bit warm when I tried it on.

Last month I asked for input regarding which other brands you would be interested in seeing me review besides LOFT. Here is the full list I collected and interestingly J.Crew Factory was the most requested!

Aberbrombie
Anthropologie
Banana Republic
Express
Old Navy
Gap
J.Crew
J.Crew Factory
Madewell
Nordstrom
Target
White House Black Market

 J.Crew Factory Bow-Front Coat, size 4
Click here to view the clip from my try-on
Click here for a close-up of the coat

I happen to live near a J.Crew Factory but the in-store selection is rather lacking and petite sizes are online only. I came across this cute bow front jacket but my size was sold out so I tried on size 4 which has 14.5" shoulders and 24.5" sleeves. (I may carry around a measuring tape with me at all times.) I believe I need size 2 but I ordered size 0 when it was on sale for $109 since that was the size that popped back online. Size 0 should be coming in the mail today so I'll provide an update on my Instagram stories and I'll update this post when I get a chance. Update 12/9: Size 0 fit me perfectly and it has 14" shoulders, 23.5" sleeves and a 31" total length. 

 J.Crew Wool Topcoat, size 00
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I also tried on this wool topcoat since it looked amazing on Jules and you can read her review of size 00 here. Jules is 5'4" while I am 5'2.5" and she's very lean and fit. Size 00 regular was too snug on me through the shoulders and sleeves so it wasn't roomy enough for layering on me. I also tried on size 0 regular below but the overall length looked too long and the pocket placement seems to add unwanted bulk to my lack of figure and shorter stature. I have longer arms than Jules which is why the sleeves appear short on me in size 00 while just right on me in size 0. Size 00 in black had 14" shoulders and 23" sleeves while size 0 in camel had 14.5" shoulders and 24" sleeves.

 J.Crew Wool Topcoat, size 0
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

 J.Crew Factory Long Sleeve Striped T-shirt With Dotted Tulle Cuff, size XXS
J.Crew Factory Long Sleeve Striped T-shirt With Dotted Tulle Cuff, size XXS

This striped t-shirt was really cute with the dotted ruffle cuff so I grabbed size XXS regular to try on. I probably need it in size XS regular since the sleeves of size XXS regular were very snug. The longer sleeve length will fit like regular sleeves for most petites but they're 3/4 length sleeves on me.

Thanks so much for reading!
WhatJessWore Signature

December 02, 2017

Recent Outfits & Reviews, LOFT Cash Redemption + Cardmember Promotions

LOFT New Arrivals - Click to shop my picks on LikeToKnow.it

New arrivals have arrived at LOFT and there is so much to love! I already ordered three of the five tops featured above. Here are some new arrivals that caught my attention:



RECENT OUTFITS

 11.27.17 OOTD
LOFT Ribbed Yoke Open Cardigan, size XSP (review here)
LOFT Vintage Romance Blouse, size XXS regular (review here, review of size XSP here)
LOFT Leggings in Sateen Five Pocket Marisa Fit (review here)
LOFT Embossed Reversible Belt
Tory Burch Sullivan Boots (past season review here)
Click here and here to view my outfit

 11.29.17 OOTD
Lou & Grey Rainbow Chip Sweater, size XS regular (review here)
LOFT black jeans (similar reviewed here)
Michael Kors Brandy Booties - $99.99 from TJ Maxx (last seen here, I went up half a size for comfort and you can find them on eBay here)
Click here to view my outfit

 11.29.17 OOTD

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 LOFT Tipped Tie Cuff Sweater, size S regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted to try on this sweater after seeing it on Lilly. She is 5'6" and took size XS regular which is actually the size I wanted for a loose but comfortable fit. Size S is much too loose and oversized on me. Unfortunately by the time I got home the other night size XS regular was sold out online so I couldn't order it. This morning size SP popped back in stock so I ordered it to try since it's the petite equivalent of size XS regular.

 LOFT Blouson Cable Sweater, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This cable sweater is really pretty but the wool and mohair can make it slightly itchy for some with more sensitive skin. I found that my usual size XSP has a looser fit through the body. I would probably prefer my other size XXS regular for a slightly longer overall length.

 Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Drawstring Cowl Top, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love the cowl neck on this top and I had originally ordered size XXS regular which was a bit shorter so I ended up returning it after trying on size XS regular. The top has a shorter overall length hitting me a little past mid-hip but the side slits are not too high on me. When I raise my arms the slits tend to stay more closed so I don't feel like I am exposing my stomach. If you are taller than me (I'm 5' 2.5") then you may be wary of this top unless you wear a base layer underneath.

 LOFT Textured Cowlneck Tunic Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Textured Cowlneck Tunic Sweater, size XS regular (review of XP here, review of XXSP here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I had originally passed on this tunic sweater due to the longer length but I keep on seeing it on the bloggers I follow and it looks so cute. See size XXSP on Annie and size XSP on Su. I tried on size XSP here again and size XS regular for comparison (see above) and I accidentally put back the wrong size thereby purchasing and taking home the wrong size. Hopefully my store will have the size I meant to purchase when I go to exchange it.

 LOFT Houndstooth Blanket Scarf
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Ly recommended this cozy blanket scarf and I tried draping it for fun. It's very oversized and great for keeping your neck extra cozy especially if you live in a windy city or spend a lot of time outside in the cold during the winter. As a side note, my hair is currently an awkward shoulder length so I'm wary of my hair flipping out in various directions if I crush it by wearing a heavy scarf.

 LOFT Ruffle Cuff Two In One Sweater, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I found this blogger favorite sweater in the sales racks and decided to try it on out of curiosity. It looks really cute on but I was worried that the ruffle cuffs on the sleeves would get in the way of everything from eating to washing my hands easily. The bottom layer is not see through which is a nice touch. It is a really cute, thin sweater if you're lucky enough to find it in the sales racks as it is currently sold out online. Size XS fit true to size and I liked the longer length of the shirttail hem which covered my front and backside.

 LOFT Outlet Mockneck Swing Sweater, size XSP (item no. 450605) - $44.99
LOFT Outlet Mockneck Swing Sweater, size XSP (item no. 450605) - $44.99
Click here to see size XXSP on me

This mockneck swing sweater is one of my favorites from fall/winter 2016 (reviewed here). Erika kindly informed me that LOFT Outlet carries a similar sweater and it turns out they're the same style! Size XSP fits similar to last year's size XS regular. It has a swingy fit that I love and it's really cozy. They also carry this past season favorite in a navy color. Regular LOFT carries this foldover pocket cardigan (review here) which is I noticed is made of exactly the same material (73% acrylic, 24% polyester, 3% spandex) and they're both manufactured in Vietnam.

LOFT Outlet Otter Holding Hands Sweater, size MP
LOFT Outlet Otters Holding Hands Sweater, size MP
Click here to view the close up

How adorable is this sweater? The details are just precious. I normally don't wear animal print sweaters but I really wanted this due to the cute otters holding hands. Unfortunately the size I wanted was sold out but I tried on size MP which was too long and loose on me. I'd say this sweater runs true to size but it looks cute worn oversized too. I forgot to note down the style number but it is a new arrival at LOFT Outlet.

 OOTD

I wore these crystal floral leaf statement earrings for a full day and my ear lobes were sore. I had to take them off to give my ears a break. I also have the matching necklace (last seen here). 

Banana Republic Bracelets
Banana Republic Pearl Stationary Bracelet (now sold out online) - 8" total length   
Banana Republic Delicate Bare Stone Bracelet - 7.25" total length
Trinket box from Homesense | Porcelain vase from Jinxed | Faux flowers from HomeGoods 
See the bracelets on me here

I ordered these pretty bracelets on Cyber Monday from Banana Republic and they arrived today!  After seeing the delicate one in stores a few weeks ago I couldn't get it off my mind. The pearl cuff fits me better than the similar one I have from Ann Taylor since the opening is smaller so it stays on better. For reference, I have a 6" wrist. The two bracelets have a 1/2" extender. The pearl cuff measures 2.75" across and it has a 1" opening.


SALE ALERTS

LOFT - Get 40% off sweaters and tops and save an extra 50% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since the daily deal requires no code online you can use code LOFTCASH for an extra $25 off full-price promotional orders of $50+. Alternatively, cardmembers can save an extra 15% off your entire purchase in-stores or online with code GIFTING15. Excludes full-price Lou & Grey. Save this offer to your mobile wallet by texting GIFTING15 to 28162. Here is the mobile version of the coupon. Valid now through January 10, 2018. Read the fine print.

Ann Taylor - Get 50% off sweaters and tops and save an extra 50% off sale styles. Use code SHOPNOW. Valid in stores and online. Alternatively, use code THANKS12 for an extra $50 off $100+ full-price promotional purchases.

LOFT CASH REDEMPTION 

 LOFT Cash Fall 2017

Some of you privately messaged me about missing LOFT cash cards from your recent online orders. I suggest calling customer service for assistance but I received mixed feedback from those of you that tried and it depended on which rep you spoke with. 

Customer service can mail your missing physical LOFT cash cards after checking your recent online orders. Alternatively, customer service can honor up to nine LOFT cash cards per phone order. LOFT cash only works on full-price merchandise (specifically items with prices that end with either .00 or .50). Special thanks to Jazmin's persistence for clarifying the above points with countless reps over chat and phone!

Since you are limited to redeeming only one LOFT cash per online transaction I called customer service for assistance with redeeming multiple LOFT cash cards. The rep I spoke with last night explained that they cannot apply two promotion codes (yesterday's cardmember sale on new arrivals required code VIP40)

I called customer service again this morning when I noticed that it was 40% off tops and sweaters today and 'no code needed'. First, I prepped my shopping cart before I called customer service to make sure I was getting the most out of the number of cash cards I wanted to redeem. $200+ (after 40% off) meant that I could redeem four LOFT cash cards since each cash card is $25 off $50+. I also applied the LOFTCASH promo code in advance which is an online test that confirms that the LOFT cash code works on the full-price merchandise. The rep that helped me was able to see the items in my shopping cart when I provided my email address on file. As seen in the order confirmation email below the rep applied four LOFT cash for an extra $100 off! Again, this is on top of the tops and sweaters that are currently 40% off and 'no code needed' so I saved about 70% off retail!

 LOFT Cash card redemption via phone order

With regards to in store redemption, multiple LOFT cash cards can be applied towards the subtotal after the storewide discount (refer to this helpful Slickdeals.net article written by Lesley). Surprisingly, many of you shared (via an Instagram story poll) that your stores refused to honor LOFT cash on full-price promotional items. LOFT will explicitly state when an offer is 'not combinable with other offers' but this statement is not present in the fine print on the back of the LOFT cash cards. Apparently it is at the store's discretion how they chose to honor the LOFT cash cards. After hearing this feedback I wanted to provide a way to share participating stores in the comments of this post on Instagram. My local LOFT store at the Prudential Center always honors multiple LOFT cash on top of the storewide discounts (e.g 40% off everything) and daily promotions (e.g. select full-price pants now $39.50). Refer to my recent in-store purchase receipt here.

RECENT PROMOTIONS & CARDMEMBER OFFERS

1. FREE shipping on orders over $50+. Refer to this post to find out how to get lower minimum shipping.

2. Looking for extra savings? The LOFT insider code for November is INSIDER384. Use this code online during no code needed daily deals (e.g. 40% off select) for an extra $25 off full-price promotional purchases of $100+. Excludes Lou & Grey styles.

Did you know that I always share the latest Insider code on the right side bar of my blog?

3. Cardmembers save an extra 15% off your entire purchase through January 10, 2018. I received the latest LOVELOFT cardmember offer for an extra 15% off your purchase. Use code GIFTING15 online* during no code needed daily deals (e.g. 40% off select). Excludes full-price Lou & Grey styles. It also acts as an extra discount on top of sale merchandise! For example, it's currently an extra 50% off sale styles but as a cardmember you can save an additional 15% off when you apply the code GIFTING15 at checkout. Save this offer to your mobile wallet by texting GIFTING15 to 28162. Below is the mobile version of the coupon. Read the fine print.

 GIFTING15 Coupon
GIFTING15 Coupon

*You may see the following error message: "Promo code has been applied to order but current items in bag are not eligible." Do not abandon your shopping cart when you see this. Continue through the normal checkout process. You will see the extra 15% off discount reflected after you enter your credit card's security code when reviewing the order and right before clicking on the 'place order' button.

Note: The online shopping cart on accepts one promo code at checkout so use this offer during no code needed daily deals.

4. Cardmembers enjoy an extra 20% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code HOLIDAY20. Text HOLIDAY20 to 75013 to add this offer to your mobile wallet. Non-cardmembers enjoy an extra 15% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code HOLIDAY15. Text HOLIDAY15 to 75013 to add this offer to your mobile wallet. Valid November 14-January 4, 2018. Certain product exclusions apply. Refer to the physical mailer here.

 Ann Taylor Cardmember Holiday Savings - Valid through January 4, 2018
HOLIDAY20 - Ann Taylor Cardmember Holiday Savings

 Ann Taylor Holiday Savings for non-cardmembers - Valid through January 4, 2018
HOLIDAY15 - Ann Taylor Holiday Savings for non-cardmembers

5. Receive $25 off your full-price purchase of $75+ at Ann Taylor. Valid in stores and online. To redeem online use code THANKYOU25. In stores use code 10000019236. Offer may only be used once. Exclusions apply.

6. Take an additional 5% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor and LOFT stores with your LOVELOFT or Ann Taylor Credit card. Special thanks to @adorableloan for sharing this offer! Here is the physical mailer and here is the mobile version of the coupon. Text EXTRA5 to 75013 to save the offer to your mobile wallet. This code is valid in stores only and for multiple use at both LOFT and Ann Taylor now through January 27, 2018. Read the fine print here.

Extra 5% off Coupon valid in-stores only at Ann Taylor & LOFT
 Extra 5% off Coupon valid in-stores only at Ann Taylor & LOFT

7. I also received the latest LOFT Outlet coupon. Enjoy 50% off your entire purchase at LOFT Outlet with your LOVELOFT or Ann Taylor Credit card. Text HAPPY50 to 25904 to add this offer to your mobile wallet. Excludes clearance. Offer valid at LOFT Outlet stores 11/29/17-12/19/17. But wait... all December long, enjoy additional 10% off just for being a cardmember using code 40010010960.

LOFT Outlet Cardmember Promotion (valid 11/29/17-12/19/17)

If you like these shopping tips please refer to this page for the latest offers (updated daily).

Happy shopping!
WhatJessWore Signature

November 26, 2017

Cyber Monday Sales Picks + Additional Fitting Room Reviews

  LOFT Cyber Monday 2017 - Get 50% Off Everything + FREE Shipping. Use code CLICK. Valid in stores and online.

LOFT's Cyber Monday sale went live last night at 11PM ET! Use code CLICK for 50% off everything plus FREE shipping! Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



The following styles are great options for the upcoming holiday festivities:



I'm loving these accessories for holiday gift ideas:



Today's yay of the day deal are special markdowns on select jackets including this bell sleeve coat I reviewed here. Today's yay of the day deal are $20 sweaters including this cable shoulder sweater I reviewed here and this cute tipped sweater (also available in white). Since the daily deal requires no code online you can use code INSIDER371 for an extra $25 off full-price promotional orders of $100+. Alternatively, cardmembers can use code FESTIVE40 (the online shopping strategy I shared in this post) to save an extra 40% off. Both of these codes exclude full-price Lou & Grey. Note: You won't see the extra 40% off reflected until you enter your credit card's security code when reviewing your order and before you click on the 'place order' button.

I found more hidden items from LOFT's Black Friyay collection! The collection is available online if you search key words related to the top you're looking for. e.g. 'plaid' and 'embroidered'. Thanks to @jasmina.am for noticing and sharing this tip!



I did a small giveaway for three pairs of these pink feather drop earrings in my Instagram stories last night. Congratulations @thepetitelawyer, @emalove @mellohello! Please message me with your details so that I can send you the earrings. Below is what the earrings look like on me. They're a lot bigger and fluffier than I thought. You may have noticed that they're missing the round bead as seen in the online stock image. You can also see these earrings on the adorable @ellecentofanti.

 LOFT feather drop earrings

Below are some try-ons from yesterday's shopping adventures.

 Lou & Grey Ruffle Off The Shoulder Sweatshirt, size XS regular

I love this ruffle off the shoulder sweatshirt and it's also available in pink. If you like my distressed jeans there is a similar pair available now but with a chewed (frayed) hem which I reviewed here

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

One of my followers asked me to try on this stitchy sweater since she couldn't get to the store herself. Size XS fit me well for a relaxed and flattering fit. I'd say this sweater runs true to size. The open knit detail in the middle does show your bra so a base layer is required. It contains 25% wool but it didn't feel too itchy to me but I know many of you are weary of any sweaters containing wool. It's also available in a gorgeous red that's perfect for the holidays.

 LOFT Scalloped Pointelle Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Scalloped Pointelle Sweater, size XS regular
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Someone abandoned this sweater at one of the tables so I decided to try it on out of curiosity. Size XS regular fit me well and I'd say that it runs true to size. The sweater is unlined so a layering cami is required. It contains 10% wool and it isn't too itchy

 LOFT Performance Denim Leggings in black, size 27/4P
LOFT Performance Denim Leggings in black, size 27/4P (I am normally size 25/0P)
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These black jeans fit just like the other performance leggings I reviewed here and here. The fabric isn't as soft and the sizing runs small so I would recommend going up two sizes. I am normally size 25/0P and fit size 27/4P in all three colors I tried on. As mentioned in this post I found that the inseam is inconsistent in all of the performance denim styles so you may want to order more than one to chose from.

 LOFT Embroidered Floral Halter Top, size XS regular
LOFT Embroidered Floral Halter Top, size XS regular
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I received some questions about LOFT's Black Friyay collection and found the collection at a second store I visited while walking around downtown Boston. This embroidered top is so adorable but note that the material in the back is 100% rayon. I recommend steaming the garment (top to bottom) after it is dry if you notice the length becoming shorter between washes. Steaming helps to soften and relax the fibers and stretch it back out to it's original shape/length. Size XS fit me well so it may fit slightly smaller since I am usual size XXS and XSP at LOFT.

Speaking of garment care I had a few sweaters (updated reviews here) where the sleeves became more snug after laundering. A few of you kindly shared some recommendations via direct message. I received a few confirmations for the tip that you can save your sweaters by rewashing and stretching them out hard with your hands before laying them flat to dry. I have yet to try this tip myself but I will have to report back. 

 LOFT Plaid Ruffle Cold Shoulder Dress, size XS regular
Dry clean only noted on the care tag
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This red plaid dress is a pretty holiday option that I tried on in size XS regular. It has a very wide and swingy fit so I would recommend going down a size for the best fit.

 LOFT Pave Teardrop Stone Stud Earrings

One of my followers asked me if the stones in these pave earrings were an exact match with the pave necklace. The center stones are different as you can see here. I love the pave stone necklace since it's very versatile necklace that makes a statement despite the smaller size.

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 J.Crew Chateau Parka in dusty ginger, size 00 regular
J.Crew Chateau Parka in dusty ginger, size 00 regular (2014 review here, factory version here)
Color shown is dusty ginger from 2016
J.Crew Factory Plaid Pom Pom Scarf (similar 2017 version here)

 J.Crew Excursion Quilted Down Vest, size XSP
J.Crew Excursion Quilted Down Vest, size XSP (old 2015 review here)

J.Crew Factory - Get 60% off everything (prices as marked, some exclusions apply) + an extra 50% off clearance. Also get free shipping with code CYBER. Valid online only. Refer to my review of the $134 Vail parka here. My favorite $19.50 plaid scarf is back again this season (minus the troublesome pom poms).

 J.Crew Factory Vail Parka, size 00
J.Crew Factory Vail Parka in heather stone, size 00 regular
LOFT Leopard Print Scarf (past season, similar here and here)
LOFT Sateen Five Pocket Leggings in Marisa Fit, size 27/4P from last year (back again for Fall '17, review here)
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J.Crew Factory Printed quilted puffer vest, size XXS

 J.Crew Factory Printed quilted puffer vest, size XXS
J.Crew Factory Quilted Puffer Vest, size XXS in bleached sand- 29.50 (review here)

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