what jess wore: April 2015

April 26, 2015

LOFT & Ann Taylor Flash Sale Alerts

4/26 - LOFT & Ann Taylor Flash Sale alerts
LOFT Neutral Rondelle Chain Necklace
I hope you've been enjoying the weekend! My favorite neutral rondelle chain necklace from LOFT is now $11.99 after discounts! In fact, LOFT is having TWO great sales right now:

1) Get an extra 70% off all sale styles with code BUSTAMOVE. Online only. Sale ends 4/28 3AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:



2) Get 40% off full-price styles LOFT in stores and online. No code required. This latest promotion includes Lou & Grey! To get a total of 55% off after discounts, use the online stackable code INSIDER832B for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100 or more. The code was originally supposed to exclude Lou & Grey according to the fine print when I first received it via email. However, I've used the stackable code repeatedly since the end of March to save an additional 25% off my orders whenever they have a no code sales promotion. Please see my previous post for recent fitting room try-ons and reviews.

Ann Taylor is also having a flash sale as well. Get an extra 60% off sale styles at Ann Taylor online with code BIGSALE. Cardmembers get 65% off. Sale ends 4/28 3AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:



#SaleAlert This @anntaylor striped crepe top (wearing size XSP) is now 60% off and you can get 55% off full-price styles @loft. Find both promo codes in my recent two #blogposts on www.whatjesswore.com. #linkinprofile I also updated my #blog
DSTLD Low Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans in cream tencel, size 24 (runs big so size down, review here)
Ann Taylor Signature Tote (old review here, current version here or cheaper Sole Society dupe here)
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here

I bought this striped crepe tee last weekend when they were offering 50% off and free shipping. It's a gorgeous top that I had tried on in regular XS in stores before so I knew that I would need it in petites due to how roomy it was on me in the regular missy size. I'd say that this top runs true to size and the fit isn't very boxy for once. The polyester material is very crisp and I like the wide trim at the neckline which makes this top look more polished than the typical striped tee.

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April 25, 2015

Sale Alert: 40% Off Full-Price Styles + Additional 25% Off Stackable Code & Updated Fitting Room Reviews

LOFT 40% Off Full-Price Styles + Additional 25% off
From LEFT to RIGHT:

Get 40% off full-price styles and an extra 60% off sale styles at LOFT in stores and online. Valid in the US only. No code needed and this latest promotion includes Lou & Grey! I've been sharing an online stackable code INSIDER832B for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100 or more. The code was originally supposed to exclude Lou & Grey according to the fine print when I first received it via email but I used it again today to save an additional 25% off my entire order.

Refer to the below screenshot and note the additional discount of $41.17 which is 25% of $188.70. Today's purchased came down to $141.53 (no tax on clothing under $175 in Massachusetts) which is a total of 55% off retail! Not too shabby.

LOFT 40% Off New Arrivals + Additional 25% off
Use promo code INSIDER832B for an additional 25% off full-price styles. Subtotal must be $100+.
Code excludes sale styles.

I actually wanted to order a few more items but I haven't been to the store in over a week (first world shopaholic problems) so I'll probably mosey over later today to check out the new arrivals. I hate ordering the wrong size even though you can call customer service to do a free exchange. There's also the risk of my size selling out for more popular items. I really want to try this relaxed utility jacket which I reviewed here but I'm not sure if I need XXSP or XSP. Hopefully they'll have one of the sizes in store for me to try on.
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Update 4/26 - Here are up fitting room try-ons from yesterday:

4/25 LOFT try-ons
4/26 LOFT try-ons



LOFT Heart Broken In Shell, size XS

I wanted this heart broken in shell for a little while now but the first time I tried to order it I received an email that the item was out of stock so that portion of my order was cancelled. Yesterday I tried on size XS regular and I was tempted to take it home and try to shrink it but I'm so glad I waited because size XSP popped back in stock online. I hope I'll be able to get this top in my size this time around without any further issues. The little heart are so cute and I didn't think it was too sheer with a nude bra unlike some other reviews. I also found this top to run true to size. If you're close to my size then regular XS may work for you especially if you like a longer length and a looser, flowy fit.

LOFT Lace Sleeve Tee, size XS
LOFT Lace Sleeve Tee, size XS regular

Next up is this lace sleeve tee which I first spotted in one of their online stock images about a month ago. Every time LOFT updated their website with new arrivals I kept checking for this top and it finally popped up last weekend. However, yesterday was the first time I was able to see it in stores. It doesn't look like much on the hanger due to the boxy cut but it's worth trying on. I found it to run about one size bigger and I hope that size XXS regular will fit me okay. The lace details at the end of the sleeves are very unique and they were what drew me to this piece the first time I laid eyes on it. I love simple pieces with a touch of interest.

LOFT Drapey Cargo Jacket, size XS
LOFT Drapey Cargo Jacket, size XS regular (also available in light matcha green)

I was curious about the fit of this drapey cargo jacket and I tried it on in XS regular in stores after I had already ordered it online in XSP. It's a loose, boxy jacket but I found that it drapes well. Given how the regular missy size fits me lengthwise I believe I need XXS regular but I'll see how XSP fits me before I make up my mind to keep or exchange it for the best fit. I'd say this jacket fits true to size.

LOFT Damask Fluid Tee, size S
LOFT Damask Fluid Tee, size S regular (also available in solid colors)

I was walking around the store yesterday after I was disappointed by the petites selection when I spotted this damask fluid tee styled on the mannequin. The damask print is really unique and pretty in person so there were only a few of these left in the racks. In fact, the smallest size I could find to try on was size S regular. I'd say this top runs true to size but if you'd like a loose flowy fit as shown here then you may prefer to order one size up.

LOFT Slouchy Blouse, size XS
LOFT Slouchy Blouse, size XS regular

I grabbed this slouchy blouse to try on since it reminded me of a Madewell style top. It's a loose, boxy fit but drapes well and runs true to size to one size smaller. I think the length will depend on your bust as a larger chest may cause this top to fall shorter resulting in more of a cropped length. Size XS was a good length on me but size XXS regular would probably be a better fit (and petites would be way too short and boxy). I have it on my wishlist for now and it'll look very pretty and chic with some delicate gold tone jewelry.

LOFT Textural Stripe Sweater in soft aqua, size XS
LOFT Textural Stripe Sweater in soft aqua, size XS regular
 
I spotted this textural stripe sweater in the clearance racks yesterday and decided to try it on again for size. I'd say that this sweater runs true to size but I didn't like that it was see through (refer to this picture) so I passed. I typically take XS regular in LOFT sweaters for the longer length as is my usual preference.

LOFT Jetstreak Racerback Tank Dress, size XXSP

For my final LOFT try-on I saw this jetstreak racerback tank dress in the racks of the fitting room and I liked the colorblocking and print so I figured I'd give it a go. I typically take XS/00P in LOFT dresses so I'd say this dress runs one size bigger. The dress was very comfy and it has pockets which is a plus but I don't like racerback dresses much so I had to pass.

Ann Taylor Flounce Hem Dress, size 2P
Ann Taylor Flounce Hem Dress, size 2P (click here to see the side and back views)

I also quickly popped in to Ann Taylor to see if there was anything worth getting on sale. I spotted this cute flounce hem dress in the sale section but I couldn't find 0P. Size 2P seemed kind of small so I tried it on and as surprised by how flattering it was since it just skims the body. I think 0P would still be better for me but I have too many dresses so it was probably for the best that I didn't find anything to bring home with me.

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April 23, 2015

Sale Alerts & Forever 21 Open-Front Crepe Blazer Styled 3 Ways

Sale Alerts:
  • Ann Taylor - Get an extra 60% off sale styles online with code BIGSALE. Cardmembers get 65% off. Sale ends 4/28 3AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:
  • LOFT - Get 60% off all sale styles and select full-price styles in stores and online. The stackable code INSIDER832B for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ is still valid (excludes Lou & Grey) and works on top of these spring must-haves. Shop my sales picks here:

  • The Limited - Get 50% off everything tomorrow 4/24 from 10AM-2PM with code DASH. This offer is valid with the Scandal Collection (love this printed layering blouse and double breasted vest) and works on sale items too!
  • Tory Burch - Spend $250, receive 20% off, spend $500, receive 25% off. Spend $750, receive 30% off. Use code SPRING. Valid in stores and online. Exclusions apply. Sale ends Monday 4/27 11:50PM PT. Shop my picks here:


I bought this Forever 21 open-front crepe blazer in size S and I like that it drapes more like a cardigan than a blazer. It's perfect as a light layer by itself and you can also wear it under a jacket or coat without feeling bulky. I love this blazer so much I got one for my little sister and I got myself another one in black during Forever 21's recent sale this past week. The blazer is reminiscent of this Aritzia Chevalier Jacket which is no longer available but for a fraction of the price at only $22.90! I also recently laundered mine and I'm happy to report that it washes well in cold wash and air dried with absolutely no shrinking or misshaping. I usually tumble my clothes in the dryer on the no heat, 'air dry' cycle to de-wrinkle further before hanging them carefully to dry.

Forever 21 Open-Front Crepe Blazer Styled 3 Ways
Forever 21 open-front crepe blazer styled 3 ways (similar here)
Similar here (use the code WHATJESSWORE for 10% off at Fashion Bazaar) and another similar option here
Measurements of size S are as follows:

14" shoulders
17" sleeve length
36" chest
36" waist
26" total length

I can't get enough of this @forever21 open-front crepe blazer (I took size S). Get it on sale for up to 20% off! 👯 My lasercut top and necklace are also 40% off @loft. | 👉 Sign up once at www.LIKEtoKNOW.it and LIKE this photo to receiv
Forever 21 Open-front crepe blazer, size S (similar here)
LOFT Neutral Rondelle Chain Necklace (currently $15.99 after discounts, buy here)
LOFT Lasercut Scallop Shell, size XSP (see size XS regular on me here and size XXSP here)
Banana Republic Indigo Skinny Jean, size 0/25 petite (review here)
Louis Vuitton Marais BB in Monogram Empreinte, color Noir

This @anntaylor dotted chiffon ruffle shell is 40% off with code 40FORYOU (cardmembers get free shipping too)! So happy I managed to find XSP in store last weekend since this top will get a lot of wear this spring/summer. 👯 // Sign up once at www.
Ann Taylor Dotted Chiffon Ruffle Shell, size XSP (review of XS regular here)
DSTLD Low Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans in cream tencel, size 24 (runs big so size down, review here

🌸 #Spring #florals coming soon on ww.whatjesswore.com. I'm loving all the different ways to wear this pretty @anntaylor top. @forever21 Open-front crepe blazer is reminds me of an Aritzia blazer (wearing size S and only $22.90).  // Sign up
Forever 21 Open-front crepe blazer, size S
Ann Taylor Floral Flutter Sleeve Top, size XSP (review here)
DSTLD Low Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans in cream tencel, size 24 (runs big so size down, review here)
LOFT Neutral Rondelle Chain Necklace (currently $15.99 after discounts, buy here)
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here
Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Montaigne Clutch (discontinued purchase from 2009, buy pre-owned here)

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April 19, 2015

Sale Alert: 50% Off Everything at Ann Taylor + FREE Shipping

Get 50% off everything plus FREE shipping at Ann Taylor with code CYBER50. Valid in the US only. Sale ends Monday 4/21 at 3AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:



I also gathered some of my personal favorite looks and items from previous Ann Taylor related posts below so you don't have to go searching through my blog.

This @anntaylor dotted chiffon ruffle shell is 40% off with code 40FORYOU (cardmembers get free shipping too)! So happy I managed to find XSP in store last weekend since this top will get a lot of wear this spring/summer. 👯 // Sign up once at www.
Forever 21 Open-front crepe blazer, size S (review and measurements here, similar here)
Ann Taylor Dotted Chiffon Ruffle Shell, size XSP (review of XS regular here)
DSTLD Low Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans in cream tencel, size 24 (runs big so size down, review here

🌸 #Spring #florals coming soon on ww.whatjesswore.com. I'm loving all the different ways to wear this pretty @anntaylor top. @forever21 Open-front crepe blazer is reminds me of an Aritzia blazer (wearing size S and only $22.90).  // Sign up
Forever 21 Open-front crepe blazer
Ann Taylor Floral Flutter Sleeve Top, size XSP (sold out online but sizes pop up due to returns, review here and here)
DSTLD Low Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans in cream tencel
LOFT Neutral Rondelle Chain Necklace
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here
Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Montaigne Clutch (discontinued purchase from 2009, buy pre-owned here)

I'm loving this @anntaylor textured stripe flare #dress (runs big so I took size 00P which fits perfectly). I just purchased it on sale for 40% off + an additional 10% off with my store card! 👯 // 👉 Sign up once at www.LIKEtoKNOW.it an

Ann Taylor Relaxed Ankle Pants in dark sky, size 00P

Ann Taylor Textured Flounce Skirt (size 00P), LOFT Banded Cotton Tee (size XS), Bandolino Mikea nude sandals
LOFT Banded Cotton Tee, size XS regular, very sheer so nude bra required
J.Crew necklace (old)

I'm loving this #cute @anntaylor mini daisy flare #dress (wearing size 00P). It's very slimming and #feminine the way it skims your figure. It's also a super fun dress to twirl in. 😁👯 Review #ontheblog a few posts back. #linkinprofile @liketo
J.Crew Sloan Patent Pumps (old, love these suede pumps from Madewell)

Ann Taylor Floral Eyelet Dress, size 0P

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April 17, 2015

Sale Alerts, Weekly Outfits & Fitting Room Reviews

Sale Alerts:
  • Ann Taylor - Get 40% off select full-price styles with code 40FORYOU. In stores and online. Cardmembers enjoy free shipping. Sale ends 4/19 12AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:

  • Banana Republic - Get 40% off all tops, shirts and sweaters. Online sale ends 4/19. In store sale ends 4/22. I ordered this cute cropped factory hooded jacket in XSP. See it on me here (video clip saved from my snapchat). Note: According to the website, Banana Republic Factory items can only be exchanged or returned by mail.
  • Forever 21 - Get 10% off $40+ purchases with code SPRING10, 15% off $70+ (or $50+ in store) purchases with code SPRING15, or get 20% off $100+ (or $60+ in store) purchases with code SPRING20. Sale ends 4/20 11:59 PT. Shop my sales picks here:

  • Kate Spade - Get 25% off with code DEAREST. Sale ends 4/19 11:59 PM PT. I love this Lily Avenue Carrigan scalloped bag as recommended by StylishPetite (review here).
  • LOFT - Get 40% off everything with code SHAREIT in stores and online. Sale ends 4/20 12AM ET. Update 4/17: I've been waiting for this eyelet sleeve tee to be available for about three weeks and it's finally available tonight. Speaking of new arrivals, I also spotted this white eyelet sleeve tee dress and how cute is this Lou & Grey checked shirtdress and striped scarf? Shop my other sales picks here:


It finally feels like spring in New England so I've been able to wear a light jacket in the mornings and at night. Here are some of my recent outfits:

4/15/15 #ootd
LOFT Netural Rondelle Chain Necklace
LOFT Cropped Cotton Cardigan in morning aqua, size XSP (back again for 2016 here)
LOFT Lasercut Scallop Shell, size XSP (see size XS regular on me here and size XXSP here)
Banana Republic Skinny Jeans, size 00/24P (runs big so size down)
J.Crew Sloan Cap Toe Pumps (old, similar here and here)
Ann Taylor Pebbled Signature Crossbody Bag (review here)

Another view of this epaulet cardigan from @thelimited's #ScandalCollection. I took size XSP and it runs true to size. // 👉 Sign up once at www.LIKEtoKNOW.it and LIKE this photo to receive an email with product details. FYI. Direct link to exa
The Limited Scandal Collection Epaulet Cardigan, size XSP (runs true to size, update 4/13/16: This cardigan is back for Spring '16)
LOFT Rib Trim Tank, size XXSP
LOFT Neutral Rondelle Chain Necklace
Banana Republic Indigo Skinny Jean, size 0/25 petite (review here)
Ann Taylor Pebbled Signature Crossbody Bag (review here)
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here
 
4/14/15 #ootd
Lou & Grey Shawl Jacket (sold out), size XXS regular (similar)
LOFT Striped Tee (sold out), similar here
Madewell Knotshine necklace (as seen on Skirt The Rules)
Banana Republic Skinny Jeans, size 00/24P (runs big so size down)
Bandolino Mirabella (runs true to size)

I tried on this textured stripe flare dress recently and I fell in love with it as soon as I put it on. The dress skims and flatters in all the right places and the stripe placement creates the perfect amount of interest so minimum accessories are required. I'd say that it runs one size bigger since I fit size 00P perfectly. I scored this dress for 40% off during yesterday's sale plus and additional 10% off (total 46% off).

Size 00P measurements:

12" shoulders
31" bust
26" waist (measured at the middle white stripe at my waist)
36" hips (measured at the first set of thin black and white stripes near my hips)
32" total length

I'm loving this @anntaylor textured stripe flare #dress (runs big so I took size 00P which fits perfectly). I just purchased it on sale for 40% off + an additional 10% off with my store card! 👯 // 👉 Sign up once at www.LIKEtoKNOW.it an

My husband and I were in the city for dinner yesterday and it was such a nice night that we walked from his workplace to our favorite Indian restaurant and then to the local mall. Our usual lazy selves would have taken the subway or retreated home but I'm so happy to be able to wander around after a full day of sitting at work. I tried on this cute daisy print crepe wrap and I'd say it runs true to size since XSP fit me perfectly. There's a hidden snap at the v-neck but there's a noticeable gap at the bodice when you sit down so a cami for layering purposes is a must.

Ann Taylor Daisy Print Crepe Wrap, size XSP
LOFT Netural Rondelle Chain Necklace
Ann Taylor Daisy Print Crepe Wrap, size XSP
Banana Republic Skinny Jeans, size 00/24P (runs big so size down)
Forever 21 Metallic Colorblocked Sandals (runs true to size but requires breaking in, straps may cause blisters so this is a regret purchase)

I tried on this ribbon stripe full skirt this past weekend in 0P but I held off on sharing it because I couldn't find it online for my previous post. I've seen a few ladies buy this skirt in stores during the sale but for a pull on style skirt, I found that the stretchy thick waistband (I folded it in half below) didn't do me any favors. I'd say this skirt runs 1-2 sizes bigger but it's worth trying it on in stores so you buy the right size.

Ann Taylor Ribbon Stripe Full Skirt, size 0P

I spotted this bumble bee silk perfect shirt yesterday but I only grabbed 2P since I thought 0P might be too small but 2P was definitely a little loose on me. Despite the cute bee print I couldn't get past how see through it was so I passed. You can see the outline of my bra and the extra fabric where I tried to do a half tuck. I also checked the care tag and it was 100% silk. I prefer 100% polyester so I don't have to dry clean.

Ann Taylor Bumble Bee Silk Perfect Shirt, size 2P

I saw this relaxed utility jacket at LOFT over a week ago but I still haven't been able to purchase it online. It's really cute as a backup to my favorite Zara utility jacket which I've favored for years. Today I found the direct link after searching the product numbers on the tags but it's currently marked as 'out of stock'. I recently learned that it's LOFT's method of creating a placeholder for a product before it's available for purchase online. They did they same thing with the scalloped cropped illusion dress and banded sandals. Usually once I find the placeholder link the item is available online within a few days to a week.

LOFT Relaxed Utility Jacket (Item no. 373966)

If you're shopping in stores, I saw both regular and petite sizes available at my local LOFT and I tried on SP yesterday in store. I believe I need this jacket in XSP but that size must have been snapped up quickly by in store shoppers. The cinching at the waist is very flattering and allows you to get your usual size or a size up without sacrificing the loose drapey fit of this jacket.

LOFT Relaxed Utility Jacket (Item no. 373975), size SP
LOFT Relaxed Utility Jacket, trying on size SP (I think I need XSP)

I also tried on this quilted chambray shell recently since I've been gravitating towards blues but I didn't get a chance to share it sooner because it was another item available in stores first. It's made out of a very soft chambray fabric but the cut makes it look like a maternity top. It runs true to size but I found the arm holes were cut a bit too big for my preferences.

LOFT Quilted Chambray Shell, size XSP

I received my latest LOFT order this afternoon and it included this shadow floral shirt dress. I ordered it in 00 regular to try and it fit me loosely but it pictured well. I'd say the dress runs true to size and the regular missy size is a petite friendly length. The cute floral fabric is light but doesn't appear to be see through and the bright yellow exposed zipper in the back is a really fun touch.

Size 00 regular measurements:

12.5" shoulders
33" bust (measured pit to pit)
34" waist
36" hips (measured where the floral colorblock begins at the seam)
32.5" total length

LOFT Shadow Floral Shift Dress, size 00

I also received this beach swing dress which I ordered in XXS regular. I somehow missed the note that it's part of their swim collection which means that it can only be returned in the mail. I ordered this dress as a filler since a friend of mine wanted the Lou & Grey marled cowl tunic which was on sale for $18 after discounts. Unfortunately, the arm holes are really big so I'd have to wear this dress with something over it like my trusty white denim jacket. Due to the tent-like fit on me I think I should return it in the mail even though I'll be charged a return shipping fee. I'll mull over it some more because the pink and white stripes are so sweet.

Size XXS measurements:

10" shoulders
31" bust (measured pit to pit)
62" circumference at the bottom hem

LOFT Beach Striped Swing Dress, size XXS
LOFT Linen Denim Jacket from last year (this year's version here)
Madewell Knotshine necklace (as seen on Skirt The Rules)
LOFT Beach Swing Dress in pale tea rose, size XXS regular (also available in dark turquoise)
Note: The beach swing dress is part of their swim collection so it can only be exchanged or returned by mail.
Jack Rogers Liliana (runs true to size to half a size smaller, may be best for narrower feet, review here)

I love this faux wrap heathered sheath dress I recently bought from Forever 21 with my store credits.  I actually saw this dress some time this past winter in store and I remember trying on size M. They recently restocked it online much to my delight but it sold out quickly yet again. I took a gamble and ordered size S which fits me decently. I love the gathered detail at the waist and the dress drapes really well and looks more expensive than the price I paid.

Forever 21 Faux Wrap Heathered Sheath Dress, size S
Forever 21 Faux Wrap Heathered Sheath Dress, size S
Madewell Knotshine necklace (as seen on Skirt The Rules)
 
Forever 21 always has cute stuff and as I shared at the beginning of this post they're having a sale right now so I'm tempted to order a few things. At the same time I'm afraid to place another order because it can take me many orders/months to find things that I like and that fit me well.

F21 wishlist
Shop this look and my other sales picks here:



Lastly, in addition to the epaulet cardigan I also ordered this high waist grid skirt in XSP when The Limited offered an amazing sale a few weeks ago. It arrived with some loose threads at the seams but nothing I couldn't easily trim. I have a similar grid print dress from Banana Republic Factory so the below look is a variation of this favorite look of mine as seen here and here.

Size XP measurements:
26" waist
21.5" length

The Limited High Waist Grid Skirt, size XSP
Urban Outfitters Tela Lace Crop Tee (old, similar here, cute yellow version here)
The Limited High Waist Grid Skirt, size XSP
J.Crew Sloan Patent Pumps (old, love these suede pumps from Madewell)
J.Crew Factory necklace (old, pretty option from Ann Taylor)
Louis Vuitton Marais BB in Monogram Empreinte, color Noir

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