July 25, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Updated Sale Recommendations + Fitting Room Reviews

 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Recommendations on www.whatjesswore.com
My most recommended picks:
Hinge Cora Block Heel Sandal - purchased in store (review below)
Skagen 'Tanja' Leather Strap Watch in white/silver, 30mm - on my wishlist (also available in grey/rose gold)
Coach 'Crosby 24 Caryall' Leather Satchel - I love the saddle color and it's similar to my favorite 'Nolita' bag (last seen here)

I finally had the opportunity to check out the Nordstrom anniversary sale in person and I wish I went sooner because I would have saved myself a few returns. Shop my updated #NSale recommendations here. I have some of these sold out items on my wishlist bookmarked on my phone in order to check for size/availability periodically throughout the day.

 Lush V-Neck Crepe Blouse, size XS
LOFT Cut Off Denim Shorts in distressed dark indigo wash, size 25/0 (review here, similar here)

This Lush v-neck crepe blouse came highly recommended by a few fellow bloggers I follow but the length is really long. Refer to this clip I saved from my snapchat (username: whatjesswore) here. The v-neck is very low cut and you would need a layering cami to be decent. I also found the quality to be suspect since the one I tried on had a lot of loose threads at the seams. I'd say this top does run true to size as long as you're not petite.

 Leith Dolman Dress, size XS

I love olive for the fall so I tried on this Leith dolman dress for size in XS but it was just too loose on me (refer to this clip to see how it fits me). It's short on me hitting a few inches above my knees but it's supposed to be a short/mini dress based on the stock image.The dress is unlined so you would need to be careful to wear seamless undergarments to avoid any visible lines. Size XS more like a size S so you may want to size down while still maintaining a bit of the slouchy look as designed.

 Socialite Cowl Neck Shift Dress, size XS

As mentioned in my previous post, I ordered this Socialite cowl neck shift dress in navy and ivory stripes after seeing the olive color on Jules. I was only able to find the black and ivory stripe to try on above and this plum color to try on below. The striped version has a rib trim texture to it as seen here. You can also refer to this clip to see better see how the dress looks like on me from different angles. The stripe version had slightly smaller arm holes than the solid version below. I love that this dress has pockets. Hopefully I will like the navy and ivory stripe color I ordered when it arrives in the mail later this week.

 Socialite Cowl Neck Shift Dress, size XS

The solid colors are made of a soft fabric and they have slightly more generous arm holes since I could clearly see my bra from the sides. I usually have this problem with regular sizing since I am petite (5' 2 1/2"). If you're of average height then this probably won't be an issue for you. Refer to this clip for another look at how this dress fits me.

 BP. black tote
BP. black tote (could not locate online, refer to the tag here, similar here)

For some reason I couldn't locate this tote online once I got home but I did find a similar bag by Sole Society here that is part of the anniversary sale.

 Vince Camuto Katleen Peep Toe Bootie in prairie dust suede
Vince Camuto Katleen Peep Toe Bootie in prairie dust suede

I ordered these Vince Camuto Katleen peep toe booties the other day but when I tried them on in store I wasn't a fan of the darker color, they looked and felt clunkier on and personally I didn't like the way the cut out vamp on the sides accentuated my ankle bone. I tried on size 6.5 and it was a tad snug and felt like a small 7 so I'd say these should run true to size for most but if you have more narrow feet then you may want to go down half a size. I ordered them in size 7 but since I don't really love them. As of right now, I plan on returning them unless they somehow more flattering styled with jeans. Refer to this clip for another look at these booties on me.

I forgot to take pictures but I was able to try on the highly recommended Vince Camuto Feina booties that online look similar to my favorite Vince Camuto Franell western booties from last year (review here). Unfortunately, I found the boot shaft to be too wide and unflattering around my ankles. Refer to this clip to see what I mean. Perhaps they would look better styled with jeans but against my bare legs I couldn't see myself wearing them with my fall dresses and skirts.

 Hinge Cora Block Heel Sandal (currently sold out online)
Hinge Cora Block Heel Sandal (currently sold out online)

Saving the best for last - I tried on these Hinge 'Cora' block heel sandals recommended by Megan and I am obsessed! They had size 6 on display and I managed to squeezed into them for the above pictures. When I asked for size 7 to try on my local store didn't have them but they were able to locate and ship them to me from another location free of charge. Hopefully you can chat with customer service to locate these since they're currently sold out online. These sandals were my only purchase in-store today. As I'm writing and editing this post I just noticed that size 8 popped back in stock in the wine suede color.

By the way, stay tuned for LOFT fitting room reviews in an upcoming post! I had shared a sneak peek of the blossom sheer tie neck blouse on my snapchat. I have a LOFT shopping party with my coworkers this week and I'm super excited.

Happy shopping!
WhatJessWore Signature

July 23, 2016

Ann Taylor Fitting Room Reviews, Sale Alerts + My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

 LOFT Berry Swing Dress
LOFT Berry Swing Dress, size XXS regular (review of size XS regular here, last seen here)
LOFT Cropped Cotton Cardigan, size XSP (old from last year, buy this year's version here)

I wore this berry swing dress the other day and the it's currently sold out but random sizes can pop back in stock. I've also seen a few in the sales racks in case you want to check your local store. In other news, one of my insta friends informed me that her gingham drop waist dress dress shrunk even though she washed and air dried it. I had washed my dress the same way and I finally steamed mine out tonight which worked for the outer lining of my blanca dress but my gingham dress is now shorter than I would prefer. I may also try this baby shampoo or hair conditioner soak.


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I popped into my local store yesterday at Harvard Square to see if they had any new arrivals and here are a few fitting room reviews.

 Ann Taylor Lace Shift Dress, size 0P

This new lace shift dress has a similar, loose fitting style as the lace shift dress I reviewed here in size 0P. The rosebud blush color washes me out so I have my eye on the navy blue color as seen in this clip I saved from my snapchat (username: whatjesswore).

 Ann Taylor Sundrenched Floral Flare Dress

I decided to try on this lovely sundrenched floral flare dress. Size 0P has a generous fit and the v-neck is lower that I prefer so I'd recommend going down a size for this dress.

 Ann Taylor All-Season Stretch One Button Jacket

I came across this all-season stretch one button jacket in the sales rack and it was only available in size 00P. This blazer runs a bit big since size 00P fit me pretty well but I would have loved to try 0P for comparison since it flares out a lot at my hips. It's currently on final sale for about $51 after discounts. I really like the subtle peplum hem on the back of the jacket.

 Ann Taylor Crystal Tassel Pendant

I saw this crystal tassel pendant in person yesterday and it's exactly as pictured online. They paired it with the lilac trapeze dress which I couldn't find in petites to try on.

 Ann Taylor Kelli Patent Bow Pumps
Ann Taylor Kelli Patent Bow Pumps in blush pink (also available in black patent and suede)

I tried on these Kelli patent bow pumps to satisfy my curiosity and I noticed that the blush pink is the same color as the Charlie Patent Bow Pumps (last seen here). They run true to size for me in my usual US size 7 but since the ankle straps are not adjustable they may run a 1/2 a size bigger for others. The ankle straps may also be too loose if you have thin ankles and narrow feet. The lower 2.5" heel height is very comfortable.

I also saw the three new color options for my favorite ruffle sleeve pintuck tee (review here, last seen here) and I'm glad I did because I was able to cross the bird print off of my wishlist. The print looked like it would wash me out and you can see both the bird print and spotted print ruffle blouse in this clip I saved from my snapchat.

Nine West Adalina Pumps - $34.99 at T.J. Maxx
Nine West Adalina Pumps - $34.99 at T.J. Maxx

I picked up these gorgeous Nine West Adalina pumps from T.J. Maxx last week and I love how they look on. They were also only $34.99 which is a great price since they look like expensive designer heels. I also bought them in a grey suede which I returned because I was struggling to figure out what to wear with them.


Update 7/24: Please check out my snapchat for some live updates regarding the #NSale. I'll try to work on a updated post tonight of my try-ons in detail.

I finally got around to checking out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale now that it's open to the public and I ordered a few things from my wishlist this morning. By the time I checked out, the Vince Camuto Feina booties and the Caslon draped utility jacket (also available as a vest that's not on sale) sold out in my size yet again. I only managed to order this Socialite cowl neck shift dress (as seen on Jules), these Vince Camuto Katleen booties in prairie dust suede (I am hoping the toe opening isn't too generous), this Caslon texture wool wrap scarf in grey opal and this Caslon stripe wool wrap scarf in the olive combo.

FYI. My favorite BP fringe infinity scarf (last seen here) is back and available in fall colors. If the color you want is out of stock you check back again later in case it is restocked.

Shop my #NSale picks here:

Happy shopping!
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