May 22, 2016

Recent Outfits + LOFT Flash Sale Alert: Get 40% Off New Arrivals & An Extra 60% Off Sale Styles + FREE Shipping

 5/22/16 OOTD
Halogen Soft Collarless Jacket, size XXSP (last seen here)
LOFT Striped Swing Dress, size XSP (old from last year, review here, similar here)

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here are a few outfits I wore recently. The striped swing dress I'm wearing above is one of my favorite dresses from LOFT last year. I was at LOFT Outlet last weekend and I recall seeing an in store poster with a model wearing this dress so I believe you can get it there in case you missed out on this dress last year. I'm a bit obsessed with this Halogen soft collarless jacket as well since I haven't stopped wearing it.

  5/20/16 OOTD
Ann Taylor Eyelet Back Top in white, size S regular (last seen here)
Zara Mini Crossbody Bag (item no. 8530/104)

 5/21/16 OOTD
LOFT Shirred Tunic Shirt, size XXS regular (sold out but sizes may pop back in stock, review here, similar from Ann Taylor)
LOFT Chambray Ankle Tie Espadrilles (review here, also offered  in stripes here and reviewed here)


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 LOFT Berry Swing Dress, size XS regular
LOFT Berry Swing Dress, size XS regular

I tried on this berry swing dress on Friday since I wanted to make sure I ordered the right size. Size XS fit me a little loose which you can't tell in the pictures above so I need this dress in XXS regular. I'd say this dress fits true to size. Swing dresses are so easy and forgiving for the spring and summer. Just throw it on and you're ready to go. I wish this dress had pockets but I hope they offer this style in other colors and prints as the season rolls along.

 LOFT Leafy V-Neck Shell, size XS regular
LOFT Leafy V-Neck Shell, size XS regular

I also tried on this leafy v-neck shell since the print caught my eye. The v-neck and arm holes are a bit generous on me in size XS regular so I believe I need this top in size XXS regular but it's currently out of stock in that size. I'd say this top fits true to size to a little bit large because the cut is on the boxier side.

 Matcha Lattes & Cake Rolls at Ogawa Coffee
Matcha Lattes & Cake Rolls at Ogawa Coffee
10 Milk StreetBoston, MA 02108

I finally went to Ogawa Coffee with my friend after they've been open for exactly one year. Thanks to Vicky for sharing this gem. I bookmarked it but I never went until this weekend because I didn't realize it was super close to my daily jaunts around town. I admittedly have the worst sense of direction so if I had known where it was then I would have definitely gone sooner/last year. It's closest to the State Street T stop off Washington Street for those of you in Boston. My friend and I requested Totoro and a bunny for the latte art and their talented barista, Haruna Murayama, made it happen. Both drawings turned out so well and we were trying to take THE perfect picture of our drinks until I realized the ice cream that came with our cake rolls was starting to melt.

Totoro and bunny matcha latte art by Haruna Murayama
Totoro and bunny matcha latte art by Haruna Murayama

 Lulu Cafe Menu
Lulu Cafe Menu
4508 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139

I'm going back home to see my family next weekend and I just realized that I forgot to share this cute new bubble tea shop I went to in Philly called Lulu Cafe. My sister took us and the Taiwanese shop owner is the sweetest! It also turns out that she is good friends with my cousin and his wife in New Jersey. Talk about a small world. Hopefully next time we go for some tea and snacks Lulu the french bulldog will be there. She's the shop's namesake and she is super cute.

 Lulu logo on the cups - too cute
Lulu logo on the cups

 My first peonies
My first peonies

Lastly, if you follow me on snapchat (username: whatjesswore) we came across peonies for $6 a bunch (5 in a bundle). The flower stand in front of Bath & Bodyworks, the new Forever 21 and Primark stores in Downtown Crossing sell the unopened ones for $6 a bunch but if you want the fully open blooms then they're $10 a bunch. They take cash only but if you're looking for affordable peonies then definitely swing by. It was our first time buying peonies so we were both super psyched. I'm looking forward to seeing how they'll bloom in the next few days.

Thanks for reading!
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May 19, 2016

OOTD: Denim Jacket & Maxi Dress + Sale Alerts & Fitting Room Reviews

 OOTD: Denim Jacket & Maxi Dress on
LOFT Denim Jacket in Western Moon Wash, size XXSP (old review here, similar here and here, review of size XSP here)

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 Halogen Soft Collarless Jacket, size XXSP
LOFT Ruffle Hem Sweater, size S regular
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (review here, last seen here)
Ann Taylor Signature Laser Cut Crossbody Tote (review here, last seen here)

I ordered this Halogen soft collarless jacket in XXSP and I love the style and fit but it does get wrinkled at the sleeves where you bend your arms. The above picture is after a full day of wearing the jacket. It also gets slightly wrinkled in the back. It's a thin jacket for looks and it doesn't offer any warmth. XXSP fits me really well except it's a bit snug around my forearms when I fold up the tab sleeves but I was afraid size XSP would be too boxy and loose. It also comes in black and a pink blush color. It's pricey at $88 for the thin material they used but it's hard for me to find a cropped utility style jacket that I like so I kept it. To see the true color of this jacket refer to this clip I saved from my snapchat (username: whatjesswore) here.

 Ann Taylor Stripe Boatneck 3/4 Sleeve Top, size MP
Ann Taylor Stripe Boatneck 3/4 Sleeve Top, size MP

I was looking to see if there were any new arrivals in store the other day but this stripe boatneck 3/4 sleeve top was the only top that caught my eye in the petites section. I grabbed size MP to try but it was a bit roomy on me although I think it looks really cute. I will have to try size SP for comparison before I decide on which size I should get. My local store had plenty of petite sizes at the time since the petite sizes are practically sold out online. I usually go up at least one size for a loose but comfy fit. This top is only slightly boxy so it's very flattering on. On my way out of the store this matte jersey pleated top caught my attention. I wish I tried it on for sizing but I just wanted to head home.

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 LOFT Berry Shirred Utility Blouse, size XXSP

I love the bright and bold color of this berry shirred utility blouse and I tried it on in size XXSP since it looked big. I'd say it runs one size bigger and the sleeves may be a tad snug for some. The tab sleeves were a little snug on my forearms which measure 9".

 LOFT Traveler's Jacket, size XXSP
LOFT Traveler's Jacket, size XXSP (review of size XSP here, also see it on Sara)

I tried on this traveler's jacket before in this post in size XSP and I decided to try on size XXSP for comparison. I'd say it runs one to two sizes bigger because size XXSP feels like size XSP.

 LOFT La Bonita Dress, size XSP

Lastly, I tried on this La Bonita dress since my insta friend Jenna was talking about wearing it on her shoulders. It definitely looks cute when worn this way versus off the shoulders to cover your bra straps. I'm not a fan of gathered elastic sleeves and prefer loose/flowy sleeves so I passed on this dress. I'd say this dress runs at least one size bigger. The material feels thin and gauzy and it is unlined.

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