July 23, 2017

Striped OOTD, LOFT Swimsuits + Kut From The Kloth Helena Denim Jacket Reviews

 LOFT Cold Shoulder Flutter Top, size XS regular

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I received this cute striped cold shoulder flutter top in the mail last week and I love it! I wanted size XXS regular but the size sold out quickly online so I took a chance and ordered size XS regular which I had previously tried it on in purple here. I love the thicker straps which means that your bra straps won't show. The arm holes are not generous so they don't expose too much armpit unlike more flowy cold shoulder tops. The material is a similar rayon/polyester blend that they used for my favorite ruffle cuff top (last seen here) which launders well. See size S regular on Dianna @budgetbabe.

 LOFT Cold Shoulder Flutter Top, size XS regular

 LOFT Cold Shoulder Flutter Top, size XS regular
LOFT Cold Shoulder Flutter Top, size XS regular (review of the solid color here)
Gap Jeans (old, similar here and here)
Banana Republic Gingko Leaf Necklace (old)

 LOFT Beach Floral Tie Front Tankini Top, size S
Cutoff Denim Shorts in Distressed Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0 regular (old, similar here)
Sole Society Gillian Gladiator Sandal (true to size to 1/2 larger, last seen here)

I ordered this tankini in size XL since online reviews said that it ran tiny however the cups were generous and it slipped right off of me. I debated between ordering size S or size M but I went with size S since I was afraid the cups would be too big in size M. See size S on me here. Click the following links for the measurements of size S: bust, waist, hip. For reference, I'm 5' 2.5" and I have a 27-28" waist and 33-34" hips depending on my weight. I tend to fluctuate between 108-112 pounds.

I can easily put this on by pulling it on over my hips. However, I would be careful pulling this on/off as you may tug too hard at the ruching on the sides and hear a rip. I found that this tankini runs one size smaller if you have a straight figure like me. If you have a shapelier figure then it probably runs two sizes smaller to accommodate the hips. I have a small bust (32A in petite bras) so I love the lightly padded, molded cups and the twisted detail at the bust which creates an illusion of cleavage.

 LOFT Swimsuits

I love this scalloped halter one piece swimsuit which I took in size 2 (runs true to size). Click the following links for the measurements of size S: bust, waist, length. The bust has pockets so that you can switch out the removable padding/lining if you need more help up top without worrying that the inserts will fall out.

I also re-ordered size 0 in the scalloped one piece swimsuit (last seen here in size 4 with the straps taken up by my mom) to satisfy my curiosity since size 4 is slightly loose on me when the suit is wet.

Since swimsuit shopping online is very difficult sizes do pop back in stock if you bookmark an item and check back.

Kut From The Kloth Helena Denim Jacket  in Empathetic wash, size XXSP
LOFT Cold Shoulder Flutter Top, size XS regular (review of the solid color here)
Gap Jeans (old, similar here and here)

As mentioned in my previous post, I ordered two denim jackets by Kut From The Kloth and the empathetic wash is a similar style to the LOFT jean jacket that I already have (see it on me here).

 Kut From The Kloth Helena Denim Jacket in Empathetic wash, size XXSP

I tried on both colors in size XXSP and I found that the optic white color runs very narrow. The sleeves were very snug on me since my upper arms measure 10". If you have a small bust and a slender petite build then I would recommend trying the optic white color if you typically have trouble finding denim jackets that fit.

The empathetic wash fit me comfortably and the length is a bit more cropped than my other LOFT denim jackets. Note that I am usually size 0P/XSP at LOFT. I like the cropped length of these jackets and the light, stretchy fabric is 98% cotton and 2% spandex. The buttons are blank but the brand name is embroidered on the back, bottom hem of the jacket (refer to this picture). The logo in back is not noticeable in the white color because they used white thread.

Here are the measurements for size XXSP in the empathetic wash:

14" shoulders
11" upper arm circumference
23" sleeve length
36" bust
31" along the bottom hem
18" overall length (from high point of top shoulder seam)

 Kut From The Kloth Helena Denim Jacket in Optic White, size XXSP

Here are the measurements for size XXSP in optic white:

13" shoulders
10" upper arm circumference
22.75" sleeve length
35" bust
30" along the bottom hem
18" overall length (from high point of top shoulder seam)

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July 21, 2017

Favorite Pleated Skirt, Fitting Room Reviews + Weekend Sale Alerts

 Uniqlo Women High Waist Chiffon Pleated Skirt, size XS

Happy Friday!

I've been getting a lot of wear out of this pleated skirt that I picked up at Uniqlo for only $29.90 (last seen here, review here). I was on vacation in Philly visiting my family and I wore it out twice last week. I panicked while eating dim sum when a slippery mishap splattered soy sauce all over my white top and skirt. Luckily I was able to dab off the mess before it settled into the material as stubborn stain. I love and would recommend these comfy low wedges from Ann Taylor (review here).

 Uniqlo Women High Waist Chiffon Pleated Skirt, size XS
Urban Outfitters Tela Lace Crop Tee (old, similar here)
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Uniqlo Women High Waist Chiffon Pleated Skirt, size XS
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)

Refer to this clip for another view of the outfit on me.

 LOFT Floral Petal Sleeve Clean Tee, size XXS regular
LOFT Floral Petal Sleeve Clean Tee, size XXS regular (last seen here)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)
Zara Gold Beaded Slides (ref no. 6650/201)

I look for tops in my closet that won't wrinkle too much when packing so I brought along my favorite floral clean tee (review here). My favorite gold sandals are now on sale for $9.99 and they're sold out but if you're diligent enough sizes do pop back (I saw size 5 earlier). I want another pair as backup. Every summer I typically buy at least one new pair of sandals from Zara and wear them to death. I also found and ordered an old favorite pair of sandals on Poshmark (sign up using my referral code HPHAO to get a $5 credit) that was new and at a great price.

 LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XS regular
LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XS regular (review here, last seen here)
LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular (last seen here in pink)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)
Zara Gold Beaded Slides (ref no. 6650/201)

I liked this pink long cardigan so much that I recently ordered it in blue when my size popped back in stock. Sizes are still popping up if you check back randomly. I have a lot of luck finding sizes for many "sold out" items in the early morning when I first wake up. However, I probably shouldn't check LOFT first thing when I'm not even fully awake. FYI. Nordstrom also carries a similar long cardigan here.

LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Sleeveless Top, size XXSP (last seen here, review here)

J.CREW FACTORY REVIEWS

 J.Crew Factory Printed Seaside Cami Dress in india blue, size 0
J.Crew Factory Printed Seaside Cami Dress in india blue, size 0 - now $29.50

I live next to J.Crew Factory but I don't go very often because they don't tend to fit me well and they also don't carry petites in stores. Su @allaboutloft was asking about a few items she was eyeing so I decided to stop by to see what I could find. I found this cami dress and I tried on size 0 and size 2 for comparison. Size 0 (pictured above in the india blue print) fits me the best and it has a 26" waist with an elasticized waist in the back for some give. Size 2 (pictured below in pink multi) fit me loose but it looked decent once I adjusted the straps. Click here to see what size 2 looked like when I did not adjust the straps.

 J.Crew Factory Printed Seaside Cami Dress in pink multi, size 2
J.Crew Factory Printed Seaside Cami Dress in pink multi, size 2 - now $27.49 with code CLEAROUT

 J.Crew Factory Chambray Shirt In Perfect Fit, size XS

I love this chambray shirt but size XXS was too snug for me to button up so I tried on size XS which fits me better. It's a long shirt so I would prefer it in petites for a shorter overall length. It would look cute over tops and dresses as a casual light jacket.

NORDSTROM REVIEWS

 Kut From The Kloth Helena Denim Jacket in Empathetic wash, size XSP
LOFT Floral Layered Double V Shell, size XXS regular (last seen here, review of SP here)
LOFT Modern Fresh Cut Skinny Jeans in white, size 25/0 petite (last seen here, review here)
Zara Sandals (old)

I'm always on the lookout for the perfect denim jacket and I spotted this jacket in the petites section while doing a return at Nordstrom. I ordered size XXSP after trying on size XSP in store since it felt like it ran one size larger. I received size XXSP in the mail yesterday and it fits similar to my favorite LOFT denim jacket (as seen in this post) so I can't justify keeping it. The empathetic wash runs larger while the white version runs smaller and therefore more true to size. Size XXSP in white was very snug in the sleeves and body on me. I love the soft stretchy material they used which isn't too thick or stiff unlike some denim jackets I've tried. I'll update this post with updated video clips for size XXSP before I send them both back.

 Pleione Pleat Inset French Terry Top, size XSP

Since I was already at Nordstrom to return yet another vanity sized top I popped into the Early Access section. I tried on this pleated top last week which looked cuter in person. The top portion is a thicker material so it's cozy for the fall and winter. Size XSP fits loosely so I could size down for a better fit. Refer to this clip for a better look at size XSP on me. I've been uploading the pictures and videos for my upcoming posts on Flickr in advance and I can see that everyone gravitates towards the video clips. I know I find them a lot more helpful than pictures and I'm happy to see that you feel the same way!

 Caslon Knit Blazer, size XXSP
Caslon Knit Blazer, size XXSP

I'm all about layering in the fall and winter so I look for unstructured blazers that I can wear under my coats without feeling stuffy. I was curious about this knit blazer and it runs about one size larger since size XXSP fit me well with enough room to layer comfortably. I wasn't a fan of the collar but it could be due to the fact that I wasn't wearing a top that goes with the color I tried on.

I also tried on these J.Crew stretch toothpick jeans in size 24 and I found that they run bigger due to the stretchy material. The inseam hit at my ankles so they looked like regular length jeans on me (I'm 5' 2.5"). The pant legs at the ankles aren't as narrow as I prefer so I passed. Lastly, I tried on the Halogen scalloped edge sweater in red. I could only find size MP to try which fit me very loose through the sleeves and body but I loved the soft material. I hope it pops back in white so that I can order XSP or SP to try. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to share for these two items since my camera roll was acting up.

I've been trying to avoid sale but I did get lured in to ordering this Caslon swing back coat last Friday in both colors (they're finally arriving on Monday) and these Vince Camuto Fileana booties (currently back-ordered). I'll provide an update via my Instagram stories when I receive the jackets. The online reviews are making me nervous that they may not work out.

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ANN TAYLOR REVIEWS

 Ann Taylor Scallop Eyelet Shift Dress, size 00P
Zara Sandals (old)

I love this eyelet lace dress but the sizing does run at least one size larger. I tried on size 00P but it's still too loose and shapeless for my preference. Refer to this clip for another look of the dress on me.

 Ann Taylor Stripe Tie Sleeve Top, size XS regular

I love the tie sleeve details on this top and I ordered size XXS regular in both the stripe color above and the black color (previously reviewed here). This style fits true to size and note that the all white color is sheer/see through. Refer to this video clip for another glimpse of the top on me. It's also available in a tropical print I reviewed here.

 Ann Taylor Palm Leaf Sleeveless Top, size XXSP


This palm leaf print is the same style as the sleeveless top (last seen here, review here) that I have in winter white. It runs one size bigger big and even size XXSP is a tad loose on me. I would suggest sizing down and trying petites if you find that the straps are too long in the regular missy sizes.

 Ann Taylor Puff Sleeve Poplin Top, size XXSP

I love the crisp material they used for this top but this style runs very loose and boxy. Size XXSP felt like size SP. The keyhole opening was a bit low and showed my bra so I had to pass on this cute top.

 Ann Taylor Gretel Metallic Leather Slides

I also tried on the Gretel suede slides which actually look better on if you try them. They run half a size smaller for me so I ordered size 7.5 in the new metallic color as seen on the lovely Desiree @beautifullyseaside. I just ordered them yesterday and they was delivered this afternoon. See them on me here and refer to this clip for a close up of the shimmery gold color.

WEEKEND SALE ALERTS

LOFT - Get 40% off (50% off for cardmembers) everything. Use code SUMMER17. Valid in stores and online.

My previous order for a few of the new arrivals did not work out. For example, the stripe layered double v shell was 100% viscose for the outer lining instead of 100% polyester, the neckline was really low and revealing and the fit was more generous than the floral version of the same style which I love. I also returned the back pleat sateen jacket (see it on me here) since the overall length is more cropped than I expected and the fit was very wide and boxy.

Check out all my recent purchases here.

Ann Taylor - Get 40% off (50% off for cardmembers) everything. Use code MUSTSHOP. Valid in stores and online.

I placed my online order last night and due to a bug I received 40% off plus an extra 50% off for a total of 70% off retail. I couldn't believe my eyes! My order went through and everything shipped out today.

 07.20.2017 order

Have a great weekend!

WhatJessWore Signature

July 13, 2017

LOFT Sale Alert & Fitting Room Reviews + Extra 20-25% Off Code

LOFT Long Open Cardigan

Get 40% off full-price styles, get 50% off select full-price tees & tanks, shorts and pants and get an extra 50% off sale styles at LOFT. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is necessary you can use the code LOVELOFT2 online for an extra 25% off (20% off for non-cardmembers) your full-price promotional purchase. Alternatively, use the code INSIDER639 for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+.

Neutral Outfit
OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular (review here, last seen here)
Ann Taylor Sleeveless Top, size XXSP (review here)
LOFT Denim Flip Cuff Shorts in White, size 24/00 regular (review here, last seen here)
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Zara Gold Beaded Slides (ref no. 6650/201)

 LOFT Summer 2017 New Arrivals

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Since no code is necessary you can use the code LOVELOFT2 online for an extra 25% off (20% off for non-cardmembers) your full-price promotional purchase. Refer to the screenshot below from my recent online order. Alternatively, use the code INSIDER639 for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+.

LOVELOFT2 Coupon Code - Summer 2017

 07.13.2017 Order

With the additional savings from the LOVELOFT2 code I was able to purchase each item for 55% off the retail price! Check out all my recent purchases here.

 Ann Taylor Petra Cork Wedge Sandals

I ordered these cork sandals using the code THANKS10 for $50 off $100+ when Ann Taylor was offering free shipping on new arrivals. I also applied my $40 in LOFT rewards. Luckily these sandals fit true to size and I wore them out to run some errands for my mom. The low wedge heel is very comfortable. The cork pattern is the perfect neutral against my skin tone.

 Uniqlo Women High Waist Chiffon Pleated Skirt, size XS

I love this pleated skirt so much and highly recommend it! Refer to this clip to see the movement of the skirt. I got a lot of questions about the fit so I updated my previous post with the measurements of size XS. I also found a similar scallop top to the Banana Republic Factory top that I've been wearing a lot.

 Ann Taylor Erica Suede Bow Sandals

I won a free pair of these bow sandals back in March in the pink sunset color (refer to this post). My local Ann Taylor store didn't get the grey color in stock until after the raffle but they wouldn't let me exchange them for the color I preferred. I never reached for the pink sunset color so I listed it on my Poshmark closet recently. If anyone is interested in the pink sunset color I do accept private offers. Size 6.5 popped back in the grey color so I snagged this pair for $39.94. I'm usually size 7 but I went down half a size since the length runs long.

 Halogen Bow Front Poplin Top, size XXSP

I rarely shop at Nordstrom but I saw this bow front top which looked really cute online. From my past experience Halogen runs big so I ordered size XXS petite in the hopes that it would fit but it felt a few sizes too big. Size XXS petite measures 36" across the bust and 39" along the bottom hem. Size XXS petite fits more like size S regular.

 Halogen Bow Front Poplin Top, size XXSP

Shop my #nsale picks here:


If you don't have a card check out this tip for how to gain access to shop the #nsale without being a credit card holder. I actually have a Nordstrom Rewards card (points only, not the credit card) and I was able to order online earlier today.

I recently bought this J.Crew straw market tote in store but once I put all my stuff in it I realized that the bag was too floppy and it has no structure. My rectangular base shaper didn't fit inside the bag so the bottom of the bag sagged. I ended up returning the bag much to my disappointment. Refer to this clip I saved from my Instagram (for reference I'm 5' 2.5").

LOFT FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 LOFT Scroll Lace Yoke Shell, size XS regular
LOFT Scroll Lace Yoke Shell, size XS regular

This lace yoke top comes in three colors and I thought the yellow color would pair well with the floral skirt I just ordered. Size XS regular fits like a loose size S regular. The arm holes are generous and bottom of the top is very shapeless. There is too much excess material to tuck in cleanly. Refer to this for a better view of the fit on me. Unfortunately this top doesn't come in petites so I am sized out.

 LOFT Daisy Tie Waist Button Skirt, size XSP
LOFT Daisy Tie Waist Button Skirt, size XSP (review of size XS regular here)

I previously tried on size XS regular in black so I believe that my usual size XXS regular would fit me best. The shirttail hem in petites comes up too high for my preference as you can see from the side view. Refer to this clip for a better view of the fit on me. When I checked the fabric I noticed that the outer layer is 100% rayon which tends to shrink when it gets wet so dry cleaning is recommended.

 LOFT Floral Flutter Midi Dress, size XXSP

This year's floral mini dress reminds of the yellow version from last year. I prefer this year's modest v-neck to last year's split-neck neckline. The dress runs big since size XXSP fits like size XSP. Refer to this clip for another view of the dress on me. The dress is unlined but the dark navy color should prevent it from being see through.

 LOFT Daisy Pleated Shorts, size 24/00 regular
LOFT Daisy Pleated Shorts, size 24/00 regular

I wanted to love these pleated daisy shorts but I thought that the legs were too wide for my thighs. However, I think this is the intended fit by design for these shorts. The waist fits true to my usual size at LOFT for their bottoms. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. Size 24/00 regular has a 28" waist which is typical of LOFT's vanity sizing.

 LOFT Striped Mosaic Drawstring Skirt, size XXS regular

This print on this pretty drawstring skirt is so cute but the elasticized waist was slightly loose in my usual size XXS regular. Refer to this clip for another view of the fiton me.

 LOFT Daydream Cami, size XXSP
LOFT Daydream Cami, size XXSP (review of size XSP here)

I previously tried on size XSP here but size XXSP is still too loose fitting. Refer to this clip for another view of size XXSP on me. I would recommended going down one to two sizes in this top. The print is really eye catching and it's sure to receive a lot of compliments if it fits.

LOFT Denim Jacket in Dark Classic Indigo Wash, size XXSP
LOFT Denim Jacket in Dark Classic Indigo Wash, size XXSP (previously reviewed here)

I previously tried on this jacket in size XXSP and I caved and ordered it earlier this week when it was 50% off. I have a similar dark wash denim jacket that isn't as cropped so I may let that one go if they are too similar. This jacket fits true to size and I love the cropped length.

 LOFT Shirred Peplum Shell, size XS regular
LOFT Shirred Peplum Shell, size XS regular (review of the medallion print here)

I've been wanting this shirred peplum shell in my usual size XXS regular. Size XS regular is a bit too wide and loose on me but this top fits true to size.

 LOFT Cinched Sleeve Open Blazer in navy, size 00P
LOFT Cinched Sleeve Open Blazer in navy, size 00P (review of the white color here)

I previously reviewed this cinched sleeve blazer in white but I like the classic navy color better since it helps to hide the lower faux pocket placement. It has a very flattering drape and fits true to size. Size XXSP sleeves are a bit too snug on my forearms when cinched.

 LOFT Camo Cargo Jacket, size XSP

I tried on this camo cargo jacket out of curiosity and I found that it has a boxy fit which was not flattering on my straight figure. It fits true to size but the sleeves are too short on me since I have longer arms for a petite gal.

Lastly, I saw these crystal cutout drop earrings today and they're slightly smaller than my favorite filigree earrings (seen here). It also comes with a matching layered necklace. Not that the pendant is the same size as the earrings.

Happy shopping!
WhatJessWore Signature