December 07, 2016

Get 40% Off Full-Price Styles, 60% Off Select Styles & Sale Styles + FREE Shipping At LOFT

 LOFT Sale Alert on www.whatjesswore.com
LOFT Shoulder Ruffle Blouse, size XS regular (review here, similar here)

Get 40% off all full-price styles and 60% off select styles and all sale styles at LOFT. Plus get free shipping on all orders. Use code WRAPUP. Valid online only. My above shoulder ruffle blouse (review here) is now only $19.80! Get your holiday outfits and presents by shopping some of my favorite sales picks here:


I just ordered the striped lantern sleeve blouse (review here) in XSP for an extra 60% off. I also purchased the following three items in store this past weekend. I used three of my $25 cash cards for almost 50% off and I also redeemed my LOFT rewards since these were full-price items. Update 12/9: Last night I bought this beautiful new lacy split neck blouse in store in size XSP for 40% off and I used my cash card with another sweater I shared in my IG story. This top blouse true to size and I will do an update later tonight.

 Lou & Grey Ribbed Tunic Sweater, size XS regular

I feel in love with this soft and comfy white sweater when I put it on. The fit is oversized and the sleeves are a bit long but I thought it was still really flattering. I got size XS regular but my usual size XXS would probably fit me best. It's also available in a winter sky heather color which is a lovely light lavender/purple pastel color in person.

 LOFT Ivy Embroidered Sweatshirt, size XS regular

I was on the hunt for this new ivy embroidered sweatshirt after seeing it online. The sales associate recalled seeing this in the back room so she found size XS for me. The sleeves may be snug for some. This top fits slightly smaller to true to size. I went with size XS regular since I love the swingy relaxed fit and the eyelet details remind me of my old favorite top from 2014 (last seen here). It's a thicker sweatshirt material while my old top was a thin sweater.

 LOFT Swing Tee, size S regular
LOFT Swing Tee, size S regular

I tried on size XS, S and M in this swing tee and decided that size S fit me the best. Size XS regular pulled really strangely across my small bust while size M was too loose so size S was the perfect fit for me. It's a very soft and simple tee that is really flattering in person. It's also available in black and green.

 LOFT Lacy Ruffle Shoulder Blouse, size XS regular

I loved this lacy ruffle shoulder blouse and the fit is exactly like the one I have in red at the top of this post. I tried on XS regular but I need this blouse in size XXS regular or XSP for the best fit. The material is sheer so a layering cami is required. This top will have a flowy fit in your usual LOFT sizing.

 Lou & Grey Moto Hoodie, size XS regular
Lou & Grey Moto Hoodie, size XS regular

I also loved this casual moto hoodie by Lou & Grey. The shawl collar is surprisingly flattering instead of overpowering on my small frame. Size XS regular was a comfortable cropped fit on me. There are quite a few things I'm eying but I am waiting for a better discount on full-price items to pull the trigger.

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com
Sneak peek of more to come!

It's getting extremely late for me tonight so I will pause here. I'll share more LOFT fitting room reviews including some items from Ann Taylor and J.Crew Factory as time permits or closer to the weekend. Stay tuned and thanks for your patience!

Happy shopping!
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December 03, 2016

Currently Coveting At LOFT & Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT New Arrivals December 2016
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Hello December! Where has 2016 gone? Before we know it it will be 2017. I've had a busy week at work but I finally found time to browse the new products and I'm loving quite a few of the latest new arrivals on loft.com:



SALE ALERT

Select sweaters are $30 and under and get an extra 50% off sale styles at LOFT. I also noticed that jeans are 40% off. The LOFT Insider code for the month of December is INISIDER385 for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). You can use this code on full-price promotional items during 'no code' sales promotions.

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com
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I visited one of my local LOFT the other night and tried on a few things for sizing. The Chestnut Hill location didn't have any of the newest arrivals put out on the floor yet when I went on Tuesday so that was a bit disappointing. I have 7 cash cards from my purchases in November and they expire on December 9th. I'm hoping to redeem them on top of current in-store promotions for even more savings.

 LOFT Plaid Button Back Blouse, size XS regular
LOFT Plaid Button Back Blouse, size XS regular (see size XSP on Tracey of My Secret Lookbook)
LOFT Denim Leggings in black, size 25/0P (old, similar here)

I saw this plaid top online before but I always passed it by until I saw it on Tracey of My Secret Lookbook. Of course my preferred size XSP is currently sold out but I'd say this top fits true to size and has a relaxed fit. Since the sleeves are really long I can't get away with the regular missy size and I need this top in petites for the shorter overall length. The button back detail is adorable. It's not 100% rayon which is a good thing but I've yet to read any reviews of whether it washes well or not.

 LOFT Striped 3/4 Sleeve Tee, size XS regular
LOFT Striped 3/4 Sleeve Tee, size XS regular

I came across this striped tee in the sale section. It's a thin tee shirt that is perfect for layering. Size XS regular was a bit loose on me so I'd probably need this in my usual size XXS. I wasn't in love with this tee but it's a good buy if you can find it on sale. It's also available in white or navy here.

 LOFT Plaid Pleated Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Plaid Pleated Sweater, size XS regular (see it on Su here in the same size)

I've been wanting to try on this sweater since I saw it online and even more so after seeing it on Su. The back material is sheer despite the seemingly darker print so a layering cami is recommended. The sleeves are very long in the regular missy size so if you're petite I would try to stick to this sweater in petites or be prepared to fold or push the sleeves up. I didn't like how the front of this sweater looked on me from the front so I passed.

 LOFT Striped Shirttail Open Cardigan, size XSP
LOFT Striped Shirttail Open Cardigan, size XSP (review of size XS here and SP here)

I have this shirttail open cardigan in grey in size XS regular and I had ordered this striped version in SP only to find out that the sizing was different in this print. I returned size SP but I was able to find size XSP to try on the other night and it fits me really well in the overall length. I probably should have gotten the grey one in XSP as well as both cardigans run true to size.

 LOFT Denim Leggings in rinse wash, size 26/2P
LOFT Denim Leggings in rinse wash, size 26/2P- now 40% off and no code needed!

I was excited to see denim leggings back at LOFT because they have a more flattering narrow ankle opening. I usually take size 25/0P in jeans at LOFT and these fit me in size 26/2P. They have a 26" inseam.

 LOFT Denim Leggings in Rich Dark Indigo Wash, size 27/4P
LOFT Denim Leggings in Rich Dark Indigo Wash, size 27/4P - now 40% off and no code needed!

I noticed that this rich dark indigo wash was flying off the tables but I wasn't a fan of the whiskering across the thighs and knees. I only found size 27/4P to try on but they surprisingly fit me like my usual size 25/0P in LOFT jeans. I'd say these run smaller and I would recommend sizing up by one to two sizes from your usual size for LOFT denim. The inseam of these denim leggings are 27".

 LOFT Denim Legging Comparison on www.whatjesswore.com

Out of curiosity I laid the darker rinse denim leggings (in size 26/2P) on top of the lighter pair (in size 27/4P) and you can see that they are similar widths at the waist. I measured them both to be 27" across the top of the waist band.

 LOFT Speckled Knit Sheath Dress, size 00P

I loved the pretty texture of this speckled knit sheath dress and I thought size 00P might fit me but I'm pretty sure I need this dress in size 0P. Size 00P was too form fitting for my own comfort. I'd say this dress fits like your usual LOFT size and it is an older item so many sizes are sold out online.

 LOFT Relaxed Fairisle Sweater, size M regular

Lastly, I tried on this fairisle sweater since I love the neutral colors. I couldn't find it in a smaller size so I had to try on size M which was much to big and boxy as you can see from the side view on right. It's a cropped and relaxed fit so petite ladies may want to try this sweater in the regular missy size for a longer overall length. I'd say this sweater fits true to size.

If you're in the Boston area you may be interested in the Gifts + Glam event at the Prudential Center this Thursday, December 8th from 5-8PM for an fun shopping event sponsored by Sephora & Lord & Taylor! I plan on checking out the newly opened Eataly this weekend after seeing fellow Boston bloggers post about it in addition to visiting my favorite LOFT store.

Thanks for reading!
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November 27, 2016

Cyber Monday Sale Alert: Get 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping At LOFT

 LOFT Heart Floral Drawstring Shirtdress

Cyber Monday is starting early on Sunday! Get 50% off everything plus get free shipping at LOFT. Use code CYBERMONDAY. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 11/29 3AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:



I wore this outfit on a warmer fall day but I didn't get a chance to post it until now. My husband's family stayed with us this Thanksgiving weekend so I didn't have a chance to go Black Friday shopping in stores which is just as well I suppose. Now I'm perusing all the online sales so I'll update this post in case I see any other sales/deals worth sharing.

 LOFT Heart Floral Drawstring Shirtdress
LOFT Ribbed Sweater Vest, size S regular (review here and here, last seen here)
Forever 21 Faux Leather Mini Crossbody (now $13.93 + FREE shipping, similar here and here)
Vince Camuto Franell western booties (review here, 40% off here, similar here, here and here)

You can see size XS regular of the ribbed sweater vest on me here. I like it better than the fit of size S regular which I'm still hoping will pop back in stock in the oatmeal color. I've been living in this sweater vest since it layers perfectly under my coat so naturally I had to have it in both colors.

 LOFT Heart Floral Drawstring Shirtdress

Photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography.
Please check out his website here.

SALE ALERTS

Ann Taylor - Get free shipping and 50% off everything. Use code CYBER50. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 11/29 3AM ET.

Banana Republic - Get 50% off everything. No exclusions! Online only. Discount applies at checkout.

J.Crew Factory - Get 50-60% off everything plus get an extra 40% off clearance. Online only. Use code HAPPYSALE.

Henri Bendel - Get up to 60% off site-wide plus free gift with a $200+ purchase. I've been wanting an uptown mini satchel for quite some time now but I still haven't made the plunge. If you have one would you recommend it? 

The Limited - Get 60% off everything. Use code CYBER. Plus get an extra 20% off of $100+ (exclusions apply).

Talbots - Get 50% off one regular-price item plus get 40% off your entire purchase. Valid in stores and online. Plus get free shipping (no minimum). Valid online only. My favorite driving flats (review here) are included in this sale!

My favorite petite bra is now $39.99 (normally $52). I've recommended this bra to a few ladies and they have all loved it. The cups are smaller and closer together for a more flattering fit.

Happy shopping!
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November 22, 2016

Pre-Thanksgiving Sales, Fitting Room Reviews & Recent Purchases

 J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit

  J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit
LOFT Cowl Tunic Sweater, size XSP (review here)
Daniel Wellington Dapper Bristol Watch in rose gold 34mm (c/o)
Use code WHATJESSWORE on www.danielwellington.com for 15% off 
 Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene

I can't believe that it's almost Thanksgiving! Last week I was in Philly with my family since my little sister's wedding was this past Saturday. Now I'm back in town and getting our place ready for a long weekend of eating and family time.

  J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit

I wore this neutral outfit a few times and I live in this cowl neck sweater (review here) which has washed well on cold and air dried. I also love this pom-pom scarf (now $24.50 at J.Crew Factory). I've had it for a few weeks and I did lose a pom pom last week. Luckily I spotted the fallen pom pom and picked it up so I'll be able reattach it. There are so many of these soft pom poms along the hem which adds to the fun, whimsical look of what would otherwise be yet another plaid scarf.

I ordered the black classic buffalo color for my mom last week when J.Crew Factory had the flash sale for 50% off plus free shipping and she received it today. It wasn't really a deal because I remember that the black classic buffalo and navy green blackwatch colors were both $19.50 prior to the "sale". It bugs me that J.Crew Factory does this type of pricing strategy online. I want the black classic buffalo color too but I hope to find it at my local store for less.

  J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit

  J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit

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Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography.
Please check out his website here.

SALE ALERTS, RECENT PURCHASES & REVIEWS

Please check back again as sale alerts are likely to update come Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com
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LOFT - Get 40% off everything. Use code THANKS. Valid in stores and online.  
11/23/16 - Flash Sale Alert: Get 50% off everything. Use code BERRYGOOD. Valid online only. 
11/25/16 - Get 50% off everything at LOFT. Use code FRIYAY. Valid in stores and online. Plus get $50 LOFT cash for every $50 you spend for a very limited time.

Shop my sales picks here:



I managed to try on a few things last week in-between running errands for my little sister's wedding.

 LOFT Long Sleeve Lace Top, size S regular
LOFT Long Sleeve Lace Top, size S regular
Talbots Francesca Driving Flats in light acorn (now 40% off, review here)

I tried on these two lace tops per Risa's request in the comments of my previous post. The smaller size was sold out in this long sleeve lace top so I tried on size S regular to assess the sizing. I'd say it fits true to size so I'd probably need this pretty top in my usual size XXS regular or XSP. Size XS regular would also fit me but it would be a more relaxed fit.

 LOFT Stained Glass Lace Tee, size XS regular
LOFT Stained Glass Lace Tee, size XS regular

I saw this top online but I didn't think I would like this stained glass lace tee so I never tried it on until Risa's request. It has a very wide/boxy fit so I would prefer this top in my usual size XXS regular. The petite version looks short and wide as you can see here on the thin mannequin although it could be due to the size they put on in order to dress it up. The bow sash in the back is surprisingly nice detail and it ties easily and lays well.

 LOFT Stitched Stripe Sweater in minty heather, size XS regular

I ordered this textured sweater in grape jelly heather and I found size XS regular to try on in store so I could find out (in advance) if I purchased the right size online. I'd say this sweater fits true to size and has a relaxed but flattering fit.

 LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular (review here)
LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular (review of salt and pepper heather here)

I tried on this peplum sweater which is now available in a navy colorway. It's by far one of my favorite and most worn tops from last year so I also own this year's version in the grey colorway. Size XS regular fits the same as the grey one. I prefer the relaxed fit of size XS regular as well as the missy size's overall length. The sleeves can be snug for some due to the fabric which doesn't have a lot of stretch.

 LOFT Pajama Sets
Sizing: Last year's version ran about one size bigger.

See size XXS regular on me in the puffin print here and the windowpane print here. I got the starry print last year (review here and seen here) which fits a bit wider than this year's version for the top/shirt. Size XXS regular runs one size bigger and fits more like XS regular. I really wish that LOFT would offer their sleepwear in petites. Note that the puffins are printed onto the fabric instead of being part of the material so they may fade over time especially if you put them in the dryer. Of the two prints I like the windowpane print best but I am keeping both since I live in my pajamas. I ordered them when they were 40% off in order to secure my size.

 LOFT Faux Fur Pom Pom Keychain

Aside from cold weather accessories and sleepwear, LOFT also carries cute accessories for gift ideas this holiday season. Above is what the faux fur pom poms look like in real life. They appear to be of decent quality if you've been meaning to pick up one for your bag and they are available in four colors.

LOFT Cowl Sweater Tunic, size XS regular
LOFT Cowl Sweater Tunic, size XS regular
LOFT Sateen Five Pocket Leggings in Marisa Fit in whisper white, size 27/4P (review here)

I ordered this cozy cowl sweater tunic in size XS regular after seeing it on Tracey of My Secret Lookbook here. She is a fellow, LOFT loving petite and she's 5'2" (I'm 5' 2 1/2"). I am always amazed by how tall and lean she looks in her photos. She has some of the best, basic outfit ideas that are easy to recreate at affordable prices! Refer to this video clip for a better look of the fit of this sweater on me. I also ordered the sateen leggings in whisper white since I loved the grey color (review here) so much.

Here are a few quick updates on a few items from my recent LOFT purchases:
  • Mockneck Sweater (review here) - This sweater has not washed well even though I washed it in cold and air dried it. It's likely due to the higher wool content (25%). It now feels a bit shorter in the overall length and it also pills badly after a few wears so a sweater shaver is essential. It may be best to dry clean this sweater if you love the fit in order to retain the overall fit/length.
  • Relaxed Peplum Top (review here) - The material they used for this peplum top is prone to slight pilling. Otherwise this top has washed well and retained it's relaxed fit and length. It's 77% polyester, 19% rayon and 4% spandex.
  • Striped Shirttail Open Cardigan - I ordered the striped cardigan in SP since I loved the grey one (review here, last seen here) which I own in XS regular. Unfortunately the petite equivalent size (SP = XS regular) is actually longer and fits larger than the regular missy size in this striped material. I will be returning it and I'm unsure if I love it enough to repurchase it in XSP (update 12/3/16 - see a review of size XSP here). Sometimes it's best to stick to the color I purchased in the first place but I learn this the hard way.
Ann Taylor - Get 50% off everything. Use code CELEBRATE. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 11/27 at 5PM ET. My favorite Charlie patent bow pumps are back in stock (review here).

Shop my sales picks here:



 Ann Taylor Charlie Patent Bow Pumps

 Ann Taylor Charlie Patent Bow Pumps

Coach Outlet - Get 50% off everything and an extra 40% off clearance. Their Black Friday event starts now in stores only.

Furla - Get 20% off full-price styles and 50% off sale styles. My favorite mini Piper crossbody (last seen here) is 20% off ($166.40) and this pretty turchese blue color is 50% off ($104). I really want it in the light pink color since I use the black one all the time. I'm also eyeing the Metropolis crossbody which is 20% off ($238.40) but I have the Forever 21 dupe (last seen here, now on sale for $13.93).

J.Crew - For the first time ever, get 40% off your purchase online (plus get free shipping, today only) and in stores. Use code HOLIDAY. Valid online on full-price items marked "40% off with code HOLIDAY" and on sale items marked "Extra 40% off with code HOLIDAY." My favorite chateau parka is included in this sale!

 J.Crew Chateau Parka
J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00 regular (refer to my review from last year here, last seen here)
LOFT Scalloped Sleeveless Lace Dress, size 0P (old from 2013)
Shein Black Cat Print Round Toe Flats (c/o, old from last year, similar here)

My nordic parka (review here) is also back again this year and it's available in navy as well as a pretty albeit not practical ivory color.

 J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS
J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS (review here)
Lou & Grey Mariner Stripe Tunic (old)
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (sold out, review here, similar here)
BP. Fringe Trim Infinity Scarf (old, similar here and here)
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target crossbody bag (old from 2013)
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot in cafe (runs 1/2 bigger, now $187.50 on Sorel's website and Nordstrom price matched! Also available in dark fog.)

 J.Crew Long Downtown Field Jacket in dark forest, size XXS regular
J.Crew Long Downtown Field Jacket in dark forest, size XXS regular
LOFT Sateen Five Pocket Leggings in Marisa Fit in cool steel grey, size 27/4P (review here)

I tried on this long field jacket last week since I am always curious how size XXS fits at J.Crew. They have such extreme vanity sizes available these days (e.g. XXXS) . The straight/narrow fit doesn't work for layering underneath since I couldn't comfortably zip it up with my vest on. It's a good fall jacket if you live somewhere with mild winters. I found the overall length ever so slightly too long so I passed on this jacket.

Kate Spade - Enjoy up to 75% off surprise sale. All sales final. Sale ends 11/26 11:59PM PT.

Kate Spade Thanksgiving Surprise Sale

Shop my sales picks here:



Talbots - Get 50% off one regular-price item until noon Friday plus get 40% off your entire purchase until midnight Friday. Valid in stores on Friday and online now. My favorite driving flats (review here) are included in this sale!

 Talbots Francesca Driving Flats in light acorn
Talbots Francesca Driving Flats in light acorn (now 40% off, review here)

Temptu - Get 25% of off everything using the code FALLFF. I recently purchased the cordless airbrush device and airpod about a month ago in preparation for my little sister's wedding. Nordstrom also price matches so you can also purchase it through them for a better return policy if you contact customer service.

I watched Marnie Goldberg's YouTube review and decided it was worth trying after researching other brands. I had about the same first time experience as Marnie fumbling with where things were on the device despite reading the instructions. Be careful to keep the recommended distance from your face and spray sparingly so that you don't over apply as you will end up looking shiny and splotchy. The coverage will build up slowly despite the sheer coverage.

 Beauty Favorites on www.whatjesswore.com
LEFT to RIGHT:
Boscia Black Luminizing Mask (I recommend trying all three masks via the package here)
Covergirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara (purchased based on this blog review)

Tory Burch - Get 30% off $250+ plus free shipping. Use code THANKS. I love the classic look of their York small buckle tote.

Have a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!

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