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February 22, 2018

More Spring Shoe Reviews + Sale Alert

Spring Shoe Review on www.whatjesswore.com
J.Crew Reusable Everyday Tote (only $8 and you can get it monogrammed)
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I don't accessorize much so shoes are very important for looking put together. Also, did you catch my previous spring shoe review from last week?

Did you catch the latest LOFT new arrivals?



I ordered this new ruffle cuff jacket in size XXS regular and I used code FEB419CC for $50 off orders of $100+ which I shared in this post. The code is valid on full-price promotional items but it excludes Lou & Grey styles. You can apply this code on top of select full-price styles that are currently $25 off and 'no code needed' such as pants and jeans today. You can also use this tip to get FREE shipping on orders of $50+ (old post so please ignore the sale alert in the post)! Cardmembers can use code LOFT15 for an extra $15 off $50+ and it works on top of the sale items that are currently an extra 50% off. Note: You can only use one code at checkout.

If you're into Parisian style then you may want to check out this chic Uniqlo spring collection by Ines de La Fressange. Shop my picks here:



Caslon Megan Wedge
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I received these closed toe wedges the other night and only select sizes are currently available since they're on sale for $53.96. I'm sure some people will return them if you keep an eye out for your size. I love the blush pair more than the grey pair and they run true to size for me. I prefer how they look with the straps crossed over in the front but the straps are shorter so I was only able to successfully tie a single loop instead of a a full bow in the back. The suede straps help to keep the ties in place instead of slipping/sliding apart. They're very comfortable with no areas that would to rub at my feet and cause blisters.

Should I keep both colors? Which color would you keep?

Caslon Megan Wedge
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Caslon Megan Wedge
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Caslon Megan Wedge
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Sam Edelman Berit Sandal
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In November I found one pair of these Sam Edelman Berit sandals in my usual size 7. The footbed runs a bit short on me and I would prefer going up half a size for the extra length. I'm past the 90 day return policy but hopefully Nordstrom Rack will let me exchange them for the right size. They're back in stock this season in case you missed out on them last year.

Brae Espadrille Slip-On
Brae Espadrille Slip-On (2017 review here, last seen here)

These espadrilles were very popular last spring and I'm not surprised to see that they're back  in stock and in a few other colors. They run wide and some suggest going down half a size. I fit size 6.5 but I went with my usual size 7 knowing that my feet will expand in the heat. If you have narrow feet then your heels may slip out of this shoe. As cute as they are I ended up selling mine on Poshmark at the end of the season because they're too flat for my feet with no arch support. My feet would cramp up whenever I wore them out so I need more support.

SALE ALERT

Use code FEB2018 through 2/26 to save (brand exclusions apply) more at DSW:

$10 off $49
$20 off $99
$60 off $199

I ordered the following shoes to take advantage of this deal.



In full disclosure I never reached for the Sporto duck boots I reviewed here (never wore them out). I decided to return them for store credit since we just don't have the closet space to store two pairs of boots. I've been wearing my Sorels in the snow but this season I only had to wear my Sorels only once this season.

Update 2/24: I received the Realize 2 wedge slip-on  in the mail yesterday.

Realize 2 Wedge Slip-on in pale pink
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The normal width fits narrow and stiff on the top of my feet especially my wider, right foot. If you have narrower feet then the normal (M) width should fit you but my right foot measures 4" across at widest part (balls of the foot) when it is relaxed. I may reorder these in the wide width for comparison and for comfort. They're cute and simple for relatively flat espadrilles without the usual fussy bows and ties.

Lucky Brand Caliya Flat

I tried these grey scalloped flats on last week and I found that they run snug so I went up half a size for comfort. They're very soft and flexible.

Lucky Brand Caliya Flat
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Marc Fisher Kickoff Wedge Sandal

Marc Fisher Kickoff Wedge Sandal in nude

Update 2/24: I ordered these wedges in the nude color to try. I found that these run half a size smaller than the Kicker wedges I tried on in size 7 below. Size 7.5 fit like size 7. The nude is a very light pink in person. They have a 1" platform in front and a 4" wedge in the back so they feel like 3" wedges.

Marc Fisher Kicker Wedge Sandal in cognac

Jules recommended these studded ankle strap wedges last year and I missed out on them. I found them to try on in store and fully stocked in all sizes and colors but I didn't love this style on me. I found the version with the frills to look more flattering. They were slightly too narrow for me feet and they straps cut into the front of my wider foot. They were lightweight and very comfortable despite the high heel height.

Bonya Flat Sandal in grey
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These bow sandals are really cute and comfy and they run true to size. Sometimes I am between size 7 and 7.5 but going up half a size wasn't quite right either. My usual size 7 was a bit too short in the overall length. I passed on these sandals but if you love bows then you may want to give them a try.

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February 20, 2018

Get 50% off Select Full-Price Styles, Extra $50 off $100+ Code + New Cardmember Code

 LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular
LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular (review here)
LOFT Lacy Criss Cross Strappy Cami, size XXSP (review below)
J.Crew Elsie Suede Pumps (past season, current season colors)



Happy Tuesday!

I came across a new code today that I wanted to share even though I'm not sure when it will expire. Use code FEB419CC for an extra $50 off $100+ at LOFT and it's valid on full-price promotional items (excludes Lou & Grey). You can apply this code on top of select full-price styles that are currently 50% off and 'no code needed'. You can also use this tip to get FREE shipping on orders of $50+ (old post so please ignore the sale alert in the post)!

Get 50% Off Select Full-Price Styles at LOFT

Below is an example of what I ordered for 50% off select full-price styles, plus extra $50 off $100+ with code FEB419CC and free shipping on orders of $50+ in case you need a visual.

$50 off $100+ with FEB419CC Example

I ordered this rib trim pocket open cardigan in black (review here), this smocked tie neck blouse and these 4 way stretch denim leggings (review here) to take advantage of the additional savings code.

Here is the per item breakdown:

$50 off $100+ with FEB419CC Example

I basically wanted to recreate the following look I spotted last week at LOFT Prudential Center. However, I removed the tee shirt after the fact since I have a similar one from last year.

LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular
LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular (review here and here)

Shop this look at a few of my other sales picks:



Here is another look I love with the grey jeans:

LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com
LOFT Ruffle Shell, size XSP (review here)

NEW LOFT CARDMEMBER CODE

Thanks to Annie @pfaffannie for sharing the latest LOFT cardmember code! Get an extra $15 off your entire purchase in-stores or online when you use your LOVELOFT Card and code LOFT15. Excludes full-price Lou & Grey. Valid 2/14/18-3/31/18. You can save this offer to your mobile wallet by texting LOFT15 to 28162. Read the fine print here. Despite the fine print I noticed that this code only works online if the shopping cart is at least $50+. The code works on both full-price styles and sale styles. You will see the savings applied when you 'review order' and before you 'place order'.

LOVELOFT Coupon Code (LOFT15) - 2/14/18-3/31/18

I received confirmation today that the above LOFT15 code also worked at LOFT Outlet (thanks Kim!). I haven't had time to try it out myself yet.

I shared two codes today but FEB419CC code is the better code right now. Note that the shopping cart only accepts one code at checkout.

If you like the tips I shared in this post please share it with your friends so that they can shop and save too. Sharing is caring!

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February 19, 2018

Recent Outfits, Sale Alerts + More Fitting Room Reviews

J.Crew Crewcuts Girl's Bow Coat (from Holiday '12), size 12
J.Crew Crewcuts Girl's Bow Coat (from Holiday '12, past season styles available on eBay here)
LOFT Striped Tie Cuff Sweater, size XS regular (review here, available in solid colors here)

I'm relieved to have another day to relax this long weekend. Here are some more reviews I didn't get a chance to share on Friday since we headed down to New Jersey to celebrate Chinese New Year with my husband's family. I wore the above outfit on Thursday and I received a few compliments from the ladies in the workshop I attended.

LOFT - Get 40% off full-price styles (I noticed that this sale excludes Lou & Grey styles) and get an extra 60% off sale styles. Use code HAPPY. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends Tuesday, February 20th at 3AM ET. I ordered this Lou & Grey fab cozy funnelneck top in size XS (reviewed here) in the peri nova color and this knit hoodie in size XS.

You can also earn $25 LOFT cash now through March 4 for every $50 you spend in stores and online. Then redeem your LOFT cash March 13-26, 2018 and save $25 on every $50 full-price purchase in stores and online.

Shop my sales picks here:



LOFT Back Pleat Trench, size XXSP (past season)
LOFT Back Pleat Trench, size XXSP (past season, similar here and reviewed below)
LOFT Ruffle Lace Shell, size XXS regular (review here)
LOFT Slim Tie Waist Custom Stretch Pants in Marisa Fit, size 00/24P (past season review here, current season reviewed here
Cuyana Mini Chain Saddle Bag in quartz (c/o, available in suede here
Click here and here to view the clips of this outfit

LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular
LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular (review here and here)
LOFT Ruffle Lace Shell, size XXS regular (review here)

LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular
LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular (review here and here)

How cute is this casual outfit idea as seen at LOFT Prudential Center?

LOFT Teardrop Stone Necklace

Ann Taylor - Get 40% off full-price styles and get an extra 50% off sale styles. Use code GETMORE. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



Ann Taylor Floral Applique Sweater Tee, size S regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Click here to view a closeup of the pretty floral applique. This is a beautiful, well-made sweater tee and the night sky is navy in person. Size S was the smallest size I could find in store and I like the relaxed fit but I would have liked to try on size XS for comparison. I found that this sweater fits true to size and the length is long enough to cover the front and back which I prefer. For reference I'm 5' 2.5" and 107 pounds.

Ann Taylor Modern All Day Skinny Jeans in Jet Black, size 0P
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I've been on the search for new black jeans and these fit me really well in my usual size 25/0P. Size 25/0P has a 26" inseam but the ankles are not as tapered as I would prefer. These have a good stretch to them and they feel comfortable.

Ann Taylor Winter Floral Ruffle Bib Flutter Top, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This winter floral print is really pretty in person and this style is also available in solid colors here. Size XXSP fits like size XSP so I would recommend sizing down.

Ann Taylor Textured Ruffle Sheath Dress

I wanted to try on this sheath dress but my store did not have this dress in petite sizes.

Madewell - Get an extra 20% off all sale styles. Use code HAPPYDANCE. Valid in stores and online.

Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee in Creston Stripe, size XS regular
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I love the simplicity of this v-neck tee. Note that the stripes are navy and not black. The v-neck isn't too low which and the material isn't too sheer. If you prefer a more modest neckline then you may want to try the crewneck version.

J.Crew - Get 30% off your entire purchase plus an extra 10% off with code SOGOOD. Valid online only.

J.Crew Circle Pendant Necklace

I ordered this circle pendant after seeing it in stores. It's really cute and a great size but I wasn't sure how much I would reach for it so I ended up returning it. It also comes in navy. It is adjustable and I am wearing it at the longest length here.

J.Crew Reusable Everyday Tote

I love reusable totes and at $8 this one is a great price for a well made canvas tote. The size is generous so it should work as a nautical themed beach bag for the summer. Note that this tote is excluded from the current promotion. You can also monogram it as a thoughtful present.

Nordstrom - Save up to 40% off through February 25, 2018. As mentioned in my previous post I ordered these Caslon Megan wedges to try in blush and stone suede since they're currently on sale for $53.96.

Caslon Flare Sleeve Utility Jacket, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I ordered this jacket after spotting it in a flatlay on Deb's feed here. I took size XSP and I found that it fits true to size for a relaxed fit. I love the slight bell sleeves and I didn't find then to be too full or overwhelming. This jacket is currently on sale for $47.40 and it's also offered in navy.

Halogen Short Trench Coat, size XXSP
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I don't need another cropped trench but I couldn't resist ordering this one to try even though it's not on sale. I found that size XXSP fits like size XSP. I like the back storm flap but I don't like the fact that you can't close the trench since it's meant to be worn open. It has a cropped and boxy fit and it is unlined. I measured the shoulders at 14" and the sleeves at 22" for size XXSP. I didn't love the fit on me over my dresses (it's cropped and an awkward length and boxy fit on me over dresses) so I ended up returning it. I felt that the collar was a big too big and overpowering on my small frame.

Old Navy - Get 35% off your order plus get up to 50% off storewide. You can also get free shipping on any order with the code FORALL.

Old Navy Relaxed Mariner Stripe Tee, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I've been searching for the perfect striped layering tee and this one is a really great basic. It's not see through and the overall length is longer so it covers the front and backside which I prefer. I want to try this in XSP or SP for a slightly shorter overall length. Size XS regular fit me well for a relaxed fit through the body but I noticed the sleeves were a bit snug on my forearms.

Express - Get 40% off everything in stores and online. This tie front dolman dress looks so cute but I wasn't able to find it to try on in store.

Express Mid Rise Distressed Stretch Cropped Denim Leggings, size 00 regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I've been searching for a good pair of distressed denim but these are definitely more distressed than what I'm looking for. This particular style is very petite friendly due to the cropped length. You can see a closeup of the raw hem here. I'm used to LOFT jeans which tend to lift the rear for a more flattering fit on the backside.

Abercrombie - Get 40% off select styles. Online prices reflects discount. Also, if you sign up for emails you'll receive a $20 off $50+ code in your inbox within minutes.

Abercrombie Drapey Trench Coat in mint, size XS regular
Abercrombie Drapey Trench Coat in mint, size XS regular
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I've been eyeing this trench and I found size XS regular to try on in store. It has a petite friendly fit but the ~23" sleeves may be longer for some petites but they work for me since I have longer arms. The trench is unlined but the material isn't too thin so it drapes well. I wish the belt was longer because it's difficult to tie a cute bow. I wasn't a fan of the material (it may be prone to pilling over time) but the trench looks better on than on the hanger. The mint color looks like a light sage green in person.

Abercrombie Coated Anorak - size XS
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This coated anorak is a cute casual jacket and I found that it fits true to size. I'm not huge on logos so I wish the Abercrombie label wasn't sewn on the outside and visible in plain view. The hood is generous in case you need cover from the rain but it's not waterproof. The drawstring in the back hem of the jacket is a nice detail.

Abercrombie Harper Low-Rise Ankle Jeans in ripped dark wash, size 25 regular

I tried on these Harper style ankle jeans to get an idea of the fit and length. These are a petite friendly inseam if you're around my height (I'm 5' 2.5") then the regular length will fit like regular jeans with no hemming. This ripped dark wash is again too distressed for my preference.

Abercrombie Split Back Sweater in off white, size S
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I liked this split back sweater which is now on clearance for $29. It's open in the back so you will need to wear a layering cami. The sweater is very comfortable and I love the casual, relaxed fit of size S but I could probably fit size XS too.

Abercrombie Harper Low-Rise Ankle Jeans in black, size 25 short
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

The short inseam for these Harper low-rise ankle jeans were barely 24" which is much too short for me as you can see from the picture on right. I ordered this style in the white colorway in size 25 short and 25 regular but unlike the black pair the white jeans do not lift the rear for a more flattering fit on the backside. The white material they used was also not supportive through the thighs so there is a lot of unwanted bunching on the backside and across my thighs. Note that the black is also prone to attracting lint.

Abercrombie Lace-Trim Cami, size XS

This lace cami is highly recommended by a few bloggers I follow but the first one I tried on in store fell apart at the strap. I am wary of the quality and the white color is very sheer (it's also offered in other colors). The length is shorter making it great for layering without peeking out from under your other tops.

Abercrombie Scalloped Eyelet Blouse, size XS

Lastly, I ordered this scalloped top as a filler item when I ordered the white Harper ankle jeans but I really like this top for the summer. It would look really cute over swim suits. It is slightly sheer but not see through with a nude bra. If you want more coverage from the eyelet cutouts then you may prefer to wear a base layer. It has a shorter overall length and petite friendly fit. If you have a larger chest you may want to consider going up a size. I noticed that the material is 100% viscose so I am wary of machine washing it.

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