September 20, 2017

New + Now Event: 40% Off Everything At LOFT + Fitting Room Reviews

 Fall Outfit Idea With Faux Suede Jacket

Happy hump day! I'm currently spending time with my family in the Philly area. Every time I go on vacation I always try to pack less which involves planning what I want to wear. I also usually end up sending a few of my online orders to my parents' place since I'm impatient and I like to open up my packages as soon as possible. I finally received the shoulder button blouse (review here) which I exchanged for size XXSP and it fits so much better.

 Fall Outfit Idea With Faux Suede Jacket
Use code @WHATJESSWORE at http://palla.shop for 15% off your purchase

OUTFIT DETAILS
BB Dakota Nanette Faux Suede Drape Front Jacket, size XS ($39.99 recent find from Marshalls, similar here and here)
LOFT Crystal Filigree Drop Earrings (old/sold out, similar here and here)
Gucci Abbey Shopper Tote (old from 2007)
Converse Shoreline Sneaker (runs true to size)


I recently received this A-Bag Plus reversible bag (large size) in gray/ivory gifted from Palla Handbags. Use code @WHATJESSWORE on their website for 15% off your purchase . Their bags are made of 100% leather and stitches and ship from the United States. Select styles are also available on Amazon Prime here but note that my discount code only works on their direct website. I was hesitant to work with this brand since I couldn't find any online reviews. I was drawn to their timeless and minimalist styles which remind me of Hermes. I'll do a more thorough review of this bag in a future post so please let me know if you have any questions. I brought my new bag along with me on vacation so I could test it out this week. I've worn it with the ivory color (pictured above) and the mocha gray color (pictured below) which I love for the fall. 

 LOFT Outlet Ruffled T-Shirt, size XS regular (item no. 440475, on sale for under $19)
LOFT Outlet Ruffled T-Shirt, size XS regular (item no. 440475) - on sale for under $19
Click here to see this outfit on me

 LOFT Outlet Mockneck Lace Top, size XXSP ($54.99, petite item no. 438855)
LOFT Outlet Mockneck Lace Top, size XXSP ($54.99*, petite item no. 438855, review here)
*I got this top for 50% off but this top should still be on sale in LOFT Outlet stores
Click here to see this outfit on me

SALE ALERT

Get 40% off everything at LOFT. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



Click here to see my recent purchases.

COUPON CODES & ADDITIONAL SAVINGS

Since no code is needed for this current sale you can use INSIDER475 for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey). LOVELOFT Cardmembers can use the code LOVELOFT15 for 15% off at checkout (excludes Lou & Grey). I received this coupon code as a mailer (click to see the front and back for the fine print). This code works after you enter your security code when reviewing your order and before you click on 'place order'.

Alternatively, redeem your remaining LOFT cash in stores now through September 24th (use code LOFTCASH online) for $25 off $50+ and valid on full-price promotional items. Yes, you read that correctly. LOFT cash card redemption has been extended in stores! I saw this sign posted right outside a the LOFT at King Of Prussia mall yesterday. You can redeem multiple LOFT cash per in-store transaction and they're also stackable with in-store promotions on full-price merchandise including this latest sale!

Lastly, LOFT Cares cards are available available for purchase in stores (note: I linked to the last Cares card promotion since I can't find a reference to the current promotion which is valid 9/15/17-11/15/17). These fundraising cards always sell out quickly and they work on top of any in-store promotions for an additional 20% off (25% off for cardmembers) your full price purchase of $100+.

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

LOFT Herringbone Knit Blazer, size 0P
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I love this blazer but when I tried it on I thought I had given away all my LOFT cash cards so I didn't buy it and had to leave it behind. It runs true to size and petites (I tried on my usual size 0P) has a 22.5" sleeve length.

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

I was about to checkout inline yesterday when I spotted this new tops. They were being folded on the table so I nabbed size XS to try on for size and I love how it fits. The material and sizing for this top fits similar to this swing tee I wore during my LOFT Instagram takeover. It's a thin material up top so I was surprised that the tie cuffs and shirttail hem draped well. I found that it runs true to size and the length is longer so it provides the right amount of coverage in the front and backside which I prefer.

 LOFT Mockneck Short Sleeve Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Mockneck Short Sleeve Sweater, size XS regular (also available in stripes)
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I love the soft neutral color of this sweater so I tried it on for size and I found that it fits true to size. I took size XS regular for a relaxed but flattering fit. It contains 25% wool in it but I didn't find it to be too itchy.

 LOFT Striped Cowl Tunic, size XSP
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

This sweater fits similar to my favorite Lou & Grey mariner stripe tunic from 2014. Size XSP is a loose but comfortable fit and I love the longer tunic length. The sleeves may be a bit snug so I didn't try to size down to size XXSP.

 LOFT Flowerbud Button Sleeve Dress, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

The flowerbud print on this dress is gorgeous but the petite size is very short hitting higher than mid-thigh (for reference I'm 5' 2.5"). The dress also has a very swingy so I tried on size XXSP which fit like a loose size XSP.

 LOFT Lacy Ruffle Blouse, size XS regular
LOFT Lacy Ruffle Blouse, size XS regular
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

Su asked me to try on this lacy ruffle blouse so I tried on size XS regular for sizing. It is a very wide top with lots of excess fabric but it does drape well. I would recommend going down at least one size for the best fit. The fabric is slightly sheer so a layering shell may be required.

LOFT Leggings in Sateen Five Pocket in Marisa Fit, size 26/2P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I loved these sateen leggings and they're back again this fall. Last year I took size 27/4P (review here) but they do tend to stretch out with wear at the knees and butt. I also tried to size 26/2P (review here) last year they were too snug throughout the legs. This year's version runs about one size smaller for LOFT sizing so I would suggest going up a size from your usual size for LOFT bottoms. Definitely check them out in stores if possible. They also switched out the shade of olive they used this year so this year's sage green color is more flattering without looking like elf leggings.

LOFT Leggings in Sateen Five Pocket in Marisa Fit
LEFT: Autumn Sage RIGHT: Coastal Grey

LOFT Metallic Wrapped Ball Drop Earrings
Click here to see them on me

I've seen these trendy ball drop earrings on all the bloggers but I've never tried them before since they're typically three tiers or longer. I love the two tiers and silver/metallic color so I ordered these earrings to try and I was surprised that I liked them on me. The size is not too overwhelming. FYI. There have been many times I've seen these earrings at other retailers such as Nordstrom and the thread wrapped balls were unraveled due to poor construction. The Baublebar earrings I've spotted tend to show gaps where the thread isn't tightly wrapped so you can see what appears like cardboard underneath. Even LOFT Outlet is selling these on trend ball drop earrings but some of the earrings were unraveled due to poor construction.

Speaking of poor construction I returned these ball hoop earrings since mine arrived damaged in one earring due to shipping in a poly mailer bag. They're too delicate and don't stay closed in the latch despite my efforts to bend the damaged earring back into shape. I would recommend the similar Ann Taylor version instead.

 LOFT Crystal Filigree Drop Earrings

I ordered these drop earrings since the filigree pattern reminds me of my favorite pair of earrings. I love the beveled edges which remind me of a coin but I didn't love this style on me so I'll likely return them. For a size comparison click here to see them next to my favorite filigree earrings.

LOFT Pave Stone Necklace

I love the neutral stones and adjustable length on this necklace which pick up the color of the tops you wear. I consider it a statement piece despite it's smaller size since it has just the right amount of sparkle.

 Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Hoodie, size XS/S petite

Lastly, I was honestly not going to keep this hoodie since it isn't the best fit on me. However, when I went to put it together with my bag of returns I noticed two tiny stains on the back shoulder that I had no idea where they came from. I ended up keeping it and it also looked much better after I steamed out the wrinkles. It has a a very wide fit with lots of excess fabric especially in the back but it's still cute and comfortable for casual wear. If you're very thin and petite I wouldn't recommend this hoodie due to the excess fabric on the sides.

Happy shopping!
WhatJessWore Signature

September 10, 2017

Weekly Purchases & LOFT + Ann Taylor Fitting Room Reviews

Last night LOFT updated their online sale. Get 50% off select full-price styles (use code SPREE) and save up to 75% off original prices on sale styles. Valid online only. Alternatively, redeem your LOFT cash in stores now through September 20th. Note that you can redeem multiple LOFT cash per transaction and they're also stackable with in-store promotions on full-price merchandise. My local store was handing them out yesterday as you walked even if you didn't earn them from the previous promotion.

Also, I forgot to share this tidbit earlier but I just recalled seeing this email last week. It's an extra 15% off every Tuesday this month (read more about this cardmember perk here). I believe this applies to LOFT cards too since I received this email even though I have the LOFT MasterCard. Update 9/12: I checked at midnight last night but I was only able to see this discount at checkout on Ann Taylor's website (even though the fine print below says LOFT is included). Ann Taylor also extended the 40% off promotion today with code SHOP40. If you're a cardmember that comes out to 49% off retail on full-price promotional items when both the 40% discount and the extra 15% off is applied at checkout.

 Extra 15% off every Tuesday this September

Receive an extra 15% off your entire purchase online when you pay with a LOVELOFT card or Ann Taylor card every Tuesday in September, 2017.

The fine print: *Subject to credit approval. Cannot be used on prior purchases. Valid at Ann Taylor, anntaylor.com, Ann Taylor Factory Store, LOFT, LOFT.com, and LOFT Outlet only. Not valid at Lou & Grey or louandgrey.com. Combinable with in-store promotions but not combinable with other offers or coupons. Taxes, shipping and handling fees, purchases of gift cards, charges for gift boxes and payment of a LOFT or Ann Taylor account are excluded from the discount. Update 9/13: Yesterday 9/12 I was only able to use this discount on Ann Taylor. One of my followers said that she was able to get the extra 15% off discount at LOFT when she called in to place her order. Thank you Shelli!

LOFT FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Twist Sleeve Top in soft sunrise pink, size XS regular
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Twist Sleeve Top in soft sunrise pink, size XS regular 
Restricted Kailani Sandals in cognac (runs true to size)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This Lou & Grey top is currently 50% off! I was curious about this twist sleeve top since I love their signaturesoft fabric. I found size XS regular to try in both colors which are equally flattering. The style is intended to have a cropped and swingy fit and I found that it runs true to size. The boatneck is wider on me in size XS but my bra straps should be covered in my usual size XXS regular. It has a shorter overall length making it petite friendly. For reference I'm 5' 2.5" and I have 14" shoulders.

 Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Twist Sleeve Top in glacier grey, size XS regular
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Twist Sleeve Top in glacier grey, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

 LOFT Sandwashed Split Cuff Tee in grape leaf, size XSP
LOFT Sandwashed Split Cuff Tee in grape leaf, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Su asked me to try on this split cuff tee and I found that it runs true to size for a relaxed fit. The sleeves are really cute and the curved shirttail hem is flattering compared to a typical straight hem. Petites also has a longer length so if you find the top too long in regular missy sizes I would suggest giving petites a try.

 LOFT Tie Hem Blouse, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I was hoping to find the shoulder button blouse (review here) in petites in store but I spotted this similar tie hem blouse. I tried on size XSP which fits true to size. It's different from their usual bubble hem tops since it's not as tightly cinched. You can use the ribbon ties on both sizes to cinch it as tight or as loose as you prefer.

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

I had high hopes for this sweatshirt tee but the sleeves are awkwardly short on me (they look better pushed up). It has a loose fit and longer length so it covers the front and backside on me in size XXS regular. The material is not like a sweatshirt but it's not thin either so it doesn't require a layering cami. I don't love it on me so I'll be returning it but it's a nice quality top.

 Lou & Grey Chenille Sweater, size XXS regular
Lou & Grey Chenille Sweater, size XXS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I also had high hopes for this grey sweater but I don't like the thick band around the collar. It's has a nice weight to it making it perfect for fall and it's not itchy. My usual LOFT size XXS regular was a loose comfortable fit on me.

 LOFT Hoodie Jacket, size XXS regular
LOFT Hoodie Jacket, size XXS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I ordered this hoodie jacket since the style reminds me of this popular and well loved hoodie from 2014 that they bring back every fall/winter. It's a loose open style and fits about one size larger. Note that the sleeves run long in the regular missy sizes (I measured them at 24"). The material is cozy and it has some weight to it so that it drapes well. I like that the sleeves are not too tight so it will be comfortable for layering. I also have the textured open cardigan in black (review here, see it on me here in good lighting) which I wish was available in other colors.

 Lou & Grey Fuzz Boucle Poncho, size XS/S
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I really love the look of this neutral poncho. It's really soft and warm but I should have listened to my online True Fit profile when it said that this wasn't available in my recommended size. The poncho looks so chic on taller customers that I've seen trying it on in stores but if you're shorter than me (I'm 5' 2.5") then this will likely overwhelm your frame. I really wish this poncho was offered in petites or size XXS regular at the very least. Update 9/20: This poncho is now available in petites here. Thanks to Su for the heads up!

LOFT OUTLET FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 LOFT Outlet Shawl Collar Cardigan, size XSP - $54.99 (petite item no. 440945)
LOFT Outlet Shawl Collar Cardigan, size XSP - $54.99 (petite item no. 440945)
Ann Taylor Silk Cami, size XXS regular (hemmed)

I really wanted this cardigan since it reminds me of this well loved cowl tunic sweater from last year. It's available in this oatmeal color and a plum/berry color. The shawl collar drapes well and it's very flattering. It was only 25% off so I'll wait for a better sale. I thought about using my rewards points to buy it but it's probably best to wait unless I start to see the sizes disappear. I live really close to a LOFT Outlet and I've been going more often lately due to finding some cute things in stores.

 LOFT Outlet Mockneck Lace Top, size XXSP - $54.99 (petite item no. 438855)
LOFT Outlet Mockneck Lace Top, size XXSP - $54.99 (petite item no. 438855)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This mockneck lace top was featured on a mannequin styled with colored utility pants similar to this pair (review here). On the hanger it looks really boxy but once you put it on it's actually really flattering. I need to steam out all the creases to make sure that it lays well. It was 50% off so I snapped it up since it was the last XXSP I saw. It is sligthly narrow on my shoulders but it's not too uncomfortable. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that it's lined and not see through.

LOFT Outlet Utility Jacket, size XS regular - $79.99 (item no. 438336)
LOFT Outlet Utility Jacket, size XS regular - $79.99 (item no. 438336)

My instafriend Jen informed me that she picked up this jacket a few weeks ago since it reminds her of my Zara utility jacket. LOFT outlet tends to run one size bigger than regular LOFT. However, size XS regular fits small (this jacket fit like size XSP) and shorter making it very petite friendly.

ANN TAYLOR FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

Ann Taylor Tweed Open Jacket, size 0 regular
Ann Taylor Silk Cami, size XXS regular (hemmed)
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

@JeanWang featured this jacket in a recent post and it looked very chic on her. From my experience many jackets and outerwear that look good on her usually doesn't work for me but I tried this jacket on out of curiosity and it actually fit and draped well. For once the back of the jacket wasn't too boxy either. Size 0 regular was a bit looser on me than I prefer so I probably need my usual size 00 regular or 0 petite for the best fit. I have longer arms than many petites so the regular missy sleeves are a flattering bracelet length on me. I also stopped by Ann Taylor Factory and they have a similar style jacket right now but the quality isn't as nice.

 Ann Taylor Bell Sleeve Top, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This  grey bell sleeve top was on my wishlist and I was excited to find it in store to try. The fabric is slightly thicker than your usual tee so it's perfect for the fall. Size XXSP (above) was too snug on me so I went with my usual size XSP (below) which is a more flattering and comfortable fit. The bell 22" sleeves may be long for petites with shorter arms since they're just right on me.

 Ann Taylor Bell Sleeve Top, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

 Ann Taylor Pleated Sleeve Sweater in shino pink, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Pleated Sleeve Sweater in shino pink, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This pleated sleeve sweater was another item on my wishlist that I was happy to see and try-on in store. I tried on both XS regular (above) and S regular (below) and they fit true to size. I would prefer size XS regular for the best but but I am curious about size XXS regular as well. The overall length is cropped so if you have a longer torso you may find this sweater too short. If you love the pleated sleeves on this sweater then you may want to try this cardigan (regular missy sizes run really long thanks to Su so I would suggest sizing down to petites to see if that helps with the fit and overall length) and this dress.

I will say that these sweaters actually don't look like much on the hanger but I happened to spot an associate @annlovesboston wearing the white sweater so I went back to the fitting room to try it on. Stylish sales associates are the best enablers!

 Ann Taylor Pleated Sleeve Sweater in winter white, size S regular
Ann Taylor Pleated Sleeve Sweater in winter white, size S regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Ann Taylor Pleated Knit Tee, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Pleated Knit Tee, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on (see size XSP on Su)

Su tried this on in size XSP and it looked really cute on her. I tried on this top out of curiosity even though metallics are not something I gravitate towards on my own. I felt that petites was too short on my torso so I preferred the extra length of size XS regular. This would be a really pretty top for the holidays. It runs true to size.

 Ann Taylor Striped Camp Shirt, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

If you love stripes then you may want to try this striped camp shirt. It's a pullover style with one hidden button. This shirt has a longer overall length even in petites so it would look best tucked in. It's actually not too sheer but I was just too lazy to take off the cami that I was wearing since I wore a lace top yesterday. This style is also available in other prints and colors here. It fits true to size and I'm between size XXSP and XSP. I have a smaller chest so size XXSP fits me well but size XSP would probably drape better.

VINCE CAMUTO BOOTIE REVIEW

 Vince Camuto Bootie Comparison
LEFT: Vince Camuto Franell Bootie in Wild Mushroom Verona
RIGHT: Vince Camuto Fileana Split Shaft Bootie in French Taupe Suede
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I finally managed to snag both this popular bootie from the #nsale in both the taupe and grey colors when size 7 popped back in stock. The bootie is backordered but I checked back often and on two separate occasions I was able to order each color due to someone else's return. The taupe color in the Fileana style is lighter than the taupe color of the older Franell style. I've gone through another pair of the Franell booties since my jeans have bled onto them if I'm not careful to cuff my jeans.

 Vince Camuto Bootie Comparison
Top: Vince Camuto Franell Bootie in Wild Mushroom Verona
Bottom: Vince Camuto Fileana Split Shaft Bootie in French Taupe Suede
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

In trying on both colors I found that the taupe color (wild mushroom verona) I received fit more snug than the greystone color. I also compared the length of the Fileana bootie with my Franell booties and you can see that the new style runs about a half size smaller. The toe box is also more fitted/narrow so I would suggest going up half a size. Unfortunately, I have to send back the booties and look out for size 7.5. The heel heigth measures 3.5" which is the same height as the Franell booties.

DENIM REVIEW

 Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Ankle Skimmer Jeans, size 0P

I ordered a few pairs of Wit & Wisdom jeans after seeing @mrscocowyse's Instagram story review and this dark indigo wash and ankle length style was my favorite pair. Size 0P fit me well and the inseam is 26.5" which is my preferred inseam since it doesn't require cuffing and it doesn't scrunch up on the bottom. The tapered leg opening is 10". I made the mistake of wearing them out yesterday without washing them and the dark rinse transferred onto my white top on the side where I carry my shoulder bag. Usually Shout helps me get out color transfer as long as I spray/treat and wash as soon as possible.

LOFT Modern Slit Fresh Cut Skinny Jeans in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P

I ordered these jeans on sale last week after trying them on in store (review here). Note that they have a 25.5" inseam. I took my usual size 25/0P. You can also see these jeans on the lovely Jen @mrsjenfrick. These jeans are also currently 50% off with the code SPREE.

 LOFT Modern Step Hem Skinny Jeans in Pure Dark Indigo Wash, size 24/00 regular

I managed to snag these sold out step hem jeans when size 24/00 regular popped back in stock. I've been wanting to try this trend although I don't have a lot of need for fashion denim as I'm not sure I can get away with wearing them at work unless it's casual Friday.  Size 24/00 regular fits like my usual size 25/0P and has a 25.5" inseam in the front and a 27" inseam in the back.

Refer to this clip to see the above three jeans I reviewed in natural lighting.

NORDSTROM REVIEW

 BP. Remix Stripe Peplum Top, size XS regular
BP. Remix Stripe Peplum Top, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This stripe peplum top was another item I ordered after seeing it on @mrscocowyse. I ordered size XS but the fabric is really stretchy so it makes the top fall longer than I would prefer. The material is also thinner so it's see through even with a nude bra. It's so thin it makes me question if the top would last the season. I like the striped peplum top I picked up at Marshalls recently for $9.99 a lot more (as shared in this previous post).

Vionic 'Caballo' Pointy Toe Flat, size 7
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Lastly, I ordered these leopard flats recommended by Annie @stylishpetite since I'm looking to replace the Gemma leopard flats I have from J.Crew. This style runs a half size bigger on me since size 7 felt like size 7.5. They offer amazing support for your arch and they're well padded as you can see here. Unfortunately, the leopard print definitely has more yellow in it than I prefer (see a close up here).

Happy shopping!
WhatJessWore Signature

September 09, 2017

Chic Work Outfit + 40% Off Your Entire Purchase At Ann Taylor

 Ann Taylor Poplin Twist Front Seersucker Dress, size 0P

It been a crazy busy week! It's also been quite an emotional week dealing with a family matter and hearing updates about the latest storm. The one positive constant is seeing good people step up to offer assistance. Please consider donating if you can especially as relief funds run out. For example, if you're shopping and a retailer is contributing to a relief fund then that donation will help others help those in desperate need of aid and assistance.

 Ann Taylor Poplin Twist Front Seersucker Dress, size 0P

I'm glad I bought this striped dress a few weeks ago for almost 50% off. This dress was priced "lower" than most of Ann Taylor dresses at $98 so it was a no brainer to snag it as soon as it went on sale. It's currently 40% off this weekend making it $58.80. (For the best deals and promotion codes refer to this page of my blog.) Petite sizes are currently sold out and almost all the smaller sizes are sold out online but I did see size 00P pop back early today when I was checking sizes. I had debated about keeping this dress since the bust darts are not the best fit on my small chest. However, I really like how the dress looks paired with a navy blazer so I decided to keep it because I love this chic work outfit. I plan to save this look for a nice work event.

If you like the twist detail at the waist of this dress then you may also want to check out this striped poplin twist front top.

 Ann Taylor Poplin Twist Front Seersucker Dress, size 0P

 Ann Taylor Poplin Twist Front Seersucker Dress, size 0P

OUTFIT DETAILS
Banana Republic Blazer (old, similar here and here)
Louis Vuitton Marais BB (discontinued style from 2014, buy pre-owned here)
J.Crew Sloane Patent Pumps (old, similar here and here)

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography

Get 40% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor. Use code FRIENDS40. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



Happy shopping!
WhatJessWore Signature

September 03, 2017

LOFT Fitting Room Reviews + Flash Sale Alert

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

Happy Sunday! I'm popping in to share some new fitting room reviews especially since my previous post was devoid of LOFT fitting room reviews.

In case you missed it, LOFT upgraded their Labor Day weekend sale from 30% off to 40% off full-price styles. They're also having a flash sale for an extra 60% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use the code INSIDER475 for $25 off $100+ on qualifying full-price promotional merchandise (excludes Lou & Grey). Alternatively, cardmembers can use the code LOFT1 for $10 off $50+ on qualifying full-price promotional merchandise. Shop my sales picks here:



Click here to see what I recently ordered and don't forget to apply the LOFT insider code for extra savings at checkout.

Ann Taylor is offering 50% off select full-price styles and they're also doing a flash sale for an extra 60% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use the code THANKS11 for an extra $50 off $100+ on qualifying full-price promotional merchandise. Shop my sales picks here:



If you're a cardmember the first Tuesday of the month is coming up so make sure to prep your shopping carts! Depending on when LOFT and Ann Taylor switch out the current online promotions you may want to shop during the sweet spot of the cardmember discount as mentioned in this post. It's possible that the current promotions will briefly overlap with the extra 15% off from 12-3AM ET Tuesday morning.


 LOFT Striped Crossover Hem Sweater, size XS regular
Gap Jeans (old, similar here, here, here and here)
Converse Shoreline Sneaker (runs about 1/2 size bigger, similar here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I got this sweater in the mail on Friday but in my impatience I went in store to try it on before I went home. Size XS regular fits true to size and I love the unique crossover hem. The light blue and off white stripes are really cute too. It's a thin sweater but not sheer. The sleeves were a bit long on me so I'll be wearing them pushed up most of the time. It's also available in grey here.

 LOFT Two Tone Puff Sleeve Dress, size 2P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This dress is perfect for work and it fits true to size. Size 2P was a bit loose on me but my usual size 0P was sold out at the store I went to. It's a thicker weight so it will be perfect for fall. I love the slight gathered puff sleeve detail which doesn't make my shoulders look wider.

 LOFT Textured Open Cardigan, size XSP
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Indigo Wash, size 24/00P (old, similar here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I recently ordered this hoodie jacket but this black open cardigan is a close contender. The 3/4 sleeves are comfortable, not too tight so perfect for layering. It's a thicker material so it can substitute as a light jacket for early fall. I also love that it has pockets which you can see here. Update 9/14: I wore this cardigan out twice so far as a light jacket. The sleeves to stretch out a bit where you bend your arms. The sleeves are loose which is perfect for layering but you may want to size down if you prefer more fitted sleeves.

 LOFT Lace Cuff Tee, size XXSP
LOFT Lace Cuff Tee, size XXSP (see size XSP on me here and reviewed here)

As mentioned in my previous post, I found that this top stretches out a bit with wear so I wanted to try on size XXSP for comparison. I found the smaller size in store but the sleeves and shoulders are bit too narrow and snug on me for my comfort. I'll stick to size XSP for now but I may let go of it soon as I edit and cull my closet for fall.

 LOFT Chambray Flounce Cold Shoulder Shirt, size XXSP
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LOFT posted this chambray top on their feed a few weeks ago and I noticed that everyone went head over heels for this top. It runs true to size for a relaxed fit through the hips and waist. I tried on size XXSP but it was too narrow across my chest when I move my arms around so I'm sure my usual size XSP would be the best fit. The fabric has no stretch where the flounce is but the material is soft and comfortable.

 LOFT Gingham Tie Split Bell Sleeve Top, size XXSP
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This gingham top looked really cute online but I'm glad I didn't order it because it runs really big. Even size XXSP is still very generous on me. I would suggest going down at least one size. The long bell sleeves are a bit too much for me and I am sized out of this top so I had to pass for both reasons.

 LOFT Dot Tie Cuff Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Dot Tie Cuff Sweater, size XS regular
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I wanted to see this sweater so Su had kindly tried it on for me a week ago. I was finally able to try on size XS regular myself and it fits true to size. I passed on this sweater since it's very thin and likely to get holes rather quickly. I can't see this sweater lasting the season but it is very cute.

I also tried on this smocked yoke swing dress in size XXSP but it fit like a oversized hospital gown. Click here to view the clip from my try-on. I would suggest going down one to two sizes if you're interested in this dress since the fit is very generous. 

 LOFT Shoulder Button Blouse, size XXS regular
LOFT Shoulder Button Blouse, size XXS regular (also available in marigold)
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My favorite top that arrived in the mail last week is the shoulder button blouse. I took size XXS regular (this is a correction since I mistakenly mentioned that I took size XXSP before) which fits loosely but it has a flattering drape. The sleeves are long and the top runs big and long in the overall length so if you usually take regular missy sizes you may want to try ordering it in your usual size but in petites for a better fit. I want to exchange mine for size XXSP if possible but it's currently sold out online. The color is a lovely dark olive. I love the functional button detail on the shoulders.

I also ordered this mosaic lace smocked cuff blouse in size XXS regular but it was very long (tunic length) on me. The puffy sleeves were too much for my petite frame and I'm bummed it doesn't come in petites since the lace is very pretty. Click here to view the clip from my try-on. This striped ruffle trim blouse was another item that was too big on me (see size XXS regular on me) and not available in petites. It fits similar to the shoulder ruffle blouse and modern peasant blouse from previous seasons. I would go down at least one size for a better fit. You'll also notice the flecks of metallic thread in the stripes which I didn't see when ordering online since I wasn't looking too closely.

 LOFT Outlet Ribbed Sweater Vest, size XS regular (item no. 436132)
LOFT Outlet Ribbed Sweater Vest, size XS regular (item no. 436132)

I wanted to end this post with a special thanks to Jen for leaving a comment in my previous post to tell me about this coveted sweater vest. I headed to my local outlet store that same day because the oatmeal color got lost in transit last winter when I tried to reorder it size XS. Size S was a bit too big on me and I gifted it to a sweet insta-friend. This vest looks exactly like last year's version and it's back at LOFT Outlet and available in both oatmeal and grey. It's $59.99 and 40% off this Labor Day weekend making it $35.99. It's not itchy at all and the care tag shows that it's made of 59% cotton, 35% acrylic, 10% polyester and 1% spandex.

Update 9/5: My insta-friend May informed me the vest is available in petites so I ended up exchanging size XS for XXSP (see it here on my dress form).

 LOFT Outlet Ribbed Sweater Vest, size XXSP (petite item no. 440960)
LOFT Outlet Ribbed Sweater Vest, size XXSP (petite item no. 440960)

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