August 29, 2013

More LOFT Reviews & Giveaway Reminder


**REMINDER: Please enter my Stella & Dot giveaway here. Less than 24 hours remaining! :) **

LOFT Cabochon Toggle Bracelet in Gold
Arm party:
LOFT Cabochon Toggle Bracelet in gold - I love this bracelet!
Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet (c/o Naomi)
Expect another giveaway in the near future which will be open to both US & Canada readers!

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Crepe Short Sleeve Dress (Left)
Polka Dot Tie Neck Dress (Right)
Both in size 00


As alluded to in my previous post the chances of me placing another order during the 40% off promotion was pretty high and talking myself out of it obviously didn't work. I ordered the bracelet pictured above, these two dresses along with a red dress which I'm returning (see it on me here and here in size 0 regular). I also got this cami to wear by itself or to layer under other blouses. Size XSP was a tad long to layer under blouses at 24" because the hem sticks out a little but it looks great when worn by itself. I plan on sizing down to size XXSP to see if that helps with the length for layering.

LOFT Crepe Short Sleeve Dress, size 00
 Crepe Short Sleeve Dress

The measurements of size 00 with the garment laid flat are:
  • 17" bust
  • 13.5" waist
  • 33" length

Decision: Undecided. I still need to get out the wrinkles to assess if I want to keep this dress and I need to try it on with cardigans and blazers for versatility.

LOFT Polka Dot Tie Neck Dress, size XXS
 Polka Dot Tie Neck Dress

The measurements of size 00 with the garment laid flat are:
  • 17" bust
  • 12.5" elasticized waist (stretches comfortable to about 14")
  • 33" length
Decision: Undecided. I have a weakness for polka dots so I ordered it to try on. I think it looks the same on me in terms of fit as it does on the model in the stock image. Again, I need to try this on with cardigans and blazers  to see how the dress would work with my wardrobe. I think it's really cute but I have a lot of clothes that I hardly wear.

I learned my clothes hoarding lesson the hard way this past weekend when I sold a bunch of my clothes on my shop account on Instagram for a fraction of what I paid. I felt like I was busting my butt and the only upside is knowing that my clothes will be loved by another home. Less is more and I'm still in the painful process of culling my closet. I might consider using Poshmark since I already have an account but I need to familiarize myself with their features and guidelines. The PayPal fees and shipping fees that I paid out of pocket were sometimes more than Poshmark's 20% commission fee. If anyone has any selling tips or advice I'd certainly welcome it.

On that note, I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm sad summer is flying by so quickly and it was chilly enough tonight to remind me that fall will be upon us in under a month. I'm on holiday for a week beginning Saturday but I plan to ship out the necklace for the giveaway as soon as Friday if I hear back from the winner.

xo,

Jess

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August 25, 2013

[CLOSED] Giveaway: Stella & Dot Signature Clover Necklace


**This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Thy R.! Please provide me with your information.**

Hi Ladies,

I'm excited to host my first giveaway. Enter for a chance to win this clover necklace from Stella & Dot (c/o Naomi).


Stella & Dot Signature Clover Necklace Stella & Dot Signature Clover Necklace Stella & Dot Signature Clover Necklace

The signature clover necklace is a delicate piece that looks great by itself. Here is my favorite way to layer the necklace paired with my J.Crew long pearls (the pearls are not included in the giveaway):

Stella & Dot Signature Clover Necklace


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Guidelines:
  1. Open to US readers.
  2. Giveaway ends Friday August 30, 2013 at 12 midnight (EST).
  3. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me at what.jess.wore@gmail.com with their name and mailing address or I will re-draw.
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  1. Like Naomi's Facebook page (+1 mandatory entry)
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August 16, 2013

A LOFTY Update

Hi Ladies,

Special thanks to Annie for sharing the code FRIENDS for 40% off LOFT during the cardholders preview the day before. The current promotion is good through Sunday August 18th and there are no exclusions. I don't have a LOFT or Ann Taylor card so my shopaholic self was worried that the items I wanted would sell out in my size. Fortunately when I checked the cart in the morning my picks were still there so I happily ordered away.

It's been a little over four months since my last post but I figured I'd take advantage of the latest sale to show you a backlog of how some (okay, a lot) of items fit on me. I keep hoping that I'll magically shed my winter blubber but alas with lots of eating and no exercise aside from walking around town I'm still at my heavier weight of around 110 give or take a few pounds (my preferred weight is 102-103). For reference I'm 5' 2 1/4". I've had hyperthyroidism/Graves Disease since 2004 so my weight has fluctuated a lot. Aside from GD it could be attributed old age plus bad habits such as eating late and downing copious amounts of bubble tea (and yes, I've heard about the boba recall). It's all well and good I guess and I'm finding that I fit a lot more clothes than I usually would.

LOFT Ruffle Shoulder Shell, sz XXS
Ruffle Shoulder Shell, size XXS
Decision: Keeping

LOFT Boatneck Tee Blouse, sz XS
Boatneck Tee Blouse, size XS (as seen on Annie here)
Decision: Keeping
 
I prefer regular XXS (as seen in the striped top below) but either it wasn't available or it sold out in that size.

LOFT Mixed Stripe Square Boatbeck tee, XXS
Keep: Mixed Stripe Square Boatbeck tee, size XXS (as seen on Jean here)
Decision: Keeping

The neck opening was impossibly small in the petites size so I ordered the regular XXS. I prefer an easier on and off so I took this top to my tailor to create a 4" keyhole opening with button detail in the back. Update: See finished product here.

LOFT Seamed Flare Shift Dress, 0 regular
LOFT Seamed Flare Shift Dress, size 0 regular
Decision: Ordered in 00 regular since the size picture above is still too loose and petites is a tad short.

LOFT Cotton Canvas Utility Jacket, sz XS
LOFT Cotton Canvas Utility Jacket, size XS in sand coast
Decision: Love it. Regular XS was too big and roomy on me but unfortunately XXS is sold out. :(

LOFT Vintage Floral Print Elastic Waist Dress, size XSP
  Vintage Floral Print Elastic Waist Dress, size XSP
Decision: Passed due to odd waistline on me

LOFT Tie Neck Short Sleeve Blouse, sz XSP
Tie Neck Short Sleeve Blouse, size XSP 
Decision: Passed

LOFT Mini Shell Print Spaghetti Strap Dress, sz 00
Mini Shell Print Spaghetti Strap Dress, size 00 
Decision. Keeper. It's unlined but I love it. See it on me here.

LOFT Pleat Front Tee Blouse in fiery red, sz XS
Pleat Front Tee Blouse in fiery red, size XS
Decision: Passed because I wouldn't wear red much.

LOFT Tiered Ruffle Shell, sz XSP
Tiered Ruffle Shell, size XSP in cocoa sand (recommended by Annie)
Decision: Passed due to trying on incorrect size.

LOFT Tiered ruffle shell, sz SP
Tiered Ruffle Shell, size SP in new navy
Decision: Passed although this size is much better.

LOFT Pebble Print Button Back Tulip Sleeve Top and Stretch Ponte skirt, both in sz XS
Pebble Print Button Back Tulip Sleeve Top, (size XS shown here but I purchased in size XXS online)
Stretch Ponte skirt, size XS 
Passed on the skirt because it's thinner weight and unlined

LOFT Inked Feather Print Tipped Maxi Dress, sz XXSP
Inked Feather Print Tipped Maxi Dress, sz XXSP
Decision: Keeping

LOFT Birds of Paradise Print tee, in sz XXSP
Birds of Paradise Print tee, size XXSP
Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, (modeling size 25P but ended up getting 26P)
Decision: Passed on the top. It's now sold out but I wish I had purchased it.

LOFT Pleated V-Neck Tank dress, sz XXSP
Pleated V-Neck Tank dress, size XXSP 
Decision: Pass. Regret purchase since I now only wear this dress at home.

LOFT Crochet Bib Sleeveless Lace Dress, sz 0P
Crochet Bib Sleeveless Lace Dress, size 0P 
Decision: Love it. See it on me here.

In addition to the keepers up top below are my picks for the sale. A couple of items I noticed after I placed my order so unless I see them in stores I'm going to try not to place another order to save myself from epic returns. At least this is what I tell myself right now. :)

Happy shopping!

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