May 22, 2015

[ UPDATED] LOFT Flash Sale Alert, Fitting Room Reviews, Recent Outfits & Memorial Day Weekend Sales

LOFT dress reviews on - May 2015
Embroidered Babydoll Dress, size 00 regular
Short Sleeve Trapeze Dress, size XXS regular (back for Spring '16 here)
Lou & Grey Knotstripe Dress, size XXS regular (solid version here)
Summer Leaves Maxi Dress, size XSP (review here)

Update 5/25: There are two sales happening now at LOFT.

First, get 40% off everything at LOFT (Lou & Grey exclusions apply) plus earn TWO $25 cash cards for every $50 you spend in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use the stackable code INSIDER328 for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+. That's 55% off full-price styles after discounts!

For the second sale, get an additional 60% off sale styles at LOFT with code FLASH. Online only. Sale ends 5/26 3AM ET. Since you can only use one coupon code per order you will need to shop the sale on full-price styles separately. My favorite Lou & Grey cowl neck tunic is now under $15 and this cropped cotton cardigan is now $16 after discounts (it's back again for summer 2016 here). The below eyelet dress is from April 2014 as reviewed in this old post. My mom helped me fix the straps last year but I didn't wear it until yesterday for church.

 LOFT Cropped Cotton Cardigan and Eyelet Stripe Dress
LOFT Cropped Cotton Cardigan, size XSP (back again for summer 2016 here)
LOFT Eyelet Dress (old from April 2014 as reviewed here, similar here and here)
 Zara Mini City Bag in lime green (item no. 4498/004, review here)
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here

Shop my sales picks here:

Here are try-ons from my recent LOFT haul:

LOFT Embroidered Babydoll Dress, size 00 regular

I ordered this embroidered babydoll dress in 00 regular after trying on size 0 in store. Unfortunately, I think it's still too loose on me as you can see from the back picture but it works if you like a looser fit. I may seek out size 0P to try on before making up my mind. I'd say the dress runs 1 size bigger. It's 61% cotton and 39% linen and the lining is 100% cotton. The care tag says is machine washable and I'm hopeful it will do well washed in cold and air dried. Size 00 regular measurements: 34" bust, 32" at the empire waist (where the embroidery ends) and 35" total length.

Update 6/1: I received the embroidered babydoll dress in size 0P and it still fits me really loose. The measurements are as follows: 33" bust (measured pit to pit), 31" at the empire waist (where the embroidery ends) and 34" total length. Visually I thought it looked the same as 00 regular but the measurements say otherwise. At this point I'm not sure if I should reorder 00P or try to find it in stores but it's quite frustrating to find a third size to try on.

LOFT Embroidered Babydoll Dress, size 00P

Update 6/8: I received the embroidered babydoll dress in size 00P today and it fits me better in the bust but I think the dress still looks roomy on me especially from the back view. I actually think it looks better on me from the back in 00 regular pictured above since 00P flares out a lot more. I'm sure that's the intended style since it's a babydoll dress but I also couldn't find a cardigan or jacket I own to wear over it without looking frumpy. At this point I'm leaning towards returning the dress despite my efforts to find the right size. The measurements of size 00P are as follows: 32" bust, 30" at the empire waist (where the embroidery ends) and 33.5" total length. Refer to the video I saved from my Snapchat (username: whatjesswore) of how it fits here.

LOFT Short Sleeve Trapeze Dress, size XXS regular
Short Sleeve Trapeze Dress, size XXS regular (back for Spring '16 here)

I ordered this short sleeve trapeze dress to try since I love dresses with sleeves so I don't have to feel obligated to wear a cardigan. I really love the draping of this dress and it fits true to size. The material is light and airy and since it's black it's not see through. Old Navy also has a similar jersey swing dress. Update 6/1: I wore and washed this dress once while on vacation last week before I decided that size XXS was too much fabric. I gave it to my sister who is 5'7", 120 pounds and it fits her perfectly. I'll look for it online and/or stores in XXSP or XSP to see which one fits me better. Petite sizes keep appearing and disappearing online for this dress so it's a pretty popular item.

LOFT Summer Leaves Maxi Dress, size XSP
Summer Leaves Maxi Dress, size XSP (review here)
Zara Flat Chain Sandals in gold (item no. 2660/001, review here)

This summer leaves maxi dress is my favorite new maxi! It's very flattering and the perfect length for petites at 49" total length. It's a few inches above the floor on me with flats so it's not sweeping the streets of Boston. As mentioned in my previous post this maxi dress runs small in the chest so you may need to size up if you have a larger bust. For the really petite, I looked at size XXSP on the rack last week when deciding to try on size XSP and it was very small and noticeably shorter.

Lou & Grey Knotstripe Dress, size XXS regular
Lou & Grey Knotstripe Dress, size XXS regular (solid version here)

I have a soft spot for knotted details and I just had to order this Lou & Grey knotstripe dress (also available in solid black here) to try on for size. Size XXS regular fits me well and I love the draping but I didn't like how thin and sheer the material was. For example, you can clearly see the white price tag in the back view. I was also at a loss what to wear over the dress given the placement of the knot detail I couldn't pair it with any of my jean jackets or utility jackets. I think it would look very chic/edgy with a cropped leather jacket which I do not own (if you have any recommendations please share). My husband loves this dress but I'm leaning towards returning it. It's a little to sexy for my taste.

Recent Outfits

#OOTD: This #Chelsea28 scallop edge tank from @nordstrom is now $28.80 (only size XS left which is the size I'm wearing)! 👯 Please check out my latest #blogpost on for my #sales picks and other #salealerts. // Note: The @LOFT
LOFT Lace Hem Cardigan (old/sold out)
Chelsea28 Scallop Edge Tank, size XS (sold out but sizes may pop back in stock, review here)
Banana Republic Jeans (old)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here and older black version here)
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here

Chilly day calls for a light #sweater (sizes S & M left and on final sale for $14.93 after discounts). // #liketkit  @louandgrey #theampersand #louandgrey #zara #utilityjacket #whitejeans #fromwhereistand #fwis #LVoe #nev
Lou & Grey cowl neck tunic, I took size XXS regular (review here)
Zara utility jacket (similar here and here)
Old Navy Rockstar legging jeans (old, similar here and distressed version here)
Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM

Memorial Day Sales

  • Ann Taylor - 40% off your entire purchase including new arrivals with code SHOP40. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 5/26 3AM ET. Please see my previous post here for recent fitting room reviews. Shop my sales picks here:

  • Banana Republic - 40% off your purchase with code BRSUMMER. Valid in stores and online. Exclusions apply. Includes BR Picks for cardmembers. Sale ends 5/26 11:59PM ET. I ordered a few shirts for my husband and two pairs of these marine ankle skinny jeans. Update 5/31: I received the marine ankle skinny jeans but unlike my prior fitting room try-ons I noticed the wash makes the knees seem worn out so I returned them and will keep looking for new, comfortable skinny jeans.

    Update 5/24:
    I tried on the following items in stores today.
Banana Republic Textured Moto Jacket, size 2P
The textured moto jacket looked like it had really slim sleeves and runs small so I tried on 2P for size which I was surprised fits me really well. I just wish the jacket was more cropped because the fabric looks really expensive and I love all of the details. Next, I tried on this layered contrast tank in XXSP but it was a bit tight for me in the chest so I need it in XSP. I couldn't find this gray color online but I love the layered look of this top and have it on my wishlist for now. I also tried on this pretty medallion lace top in XXSP and it fits really well but I wish the opening for your head had a slit or zipper for easier on/off. I suspect to see makeup stains along the neckline due to other people's try-ons. Size XSP looked much wider so I didn't bother to try it on for comparison. Lastly, I tried on these medium wash skinny ankle jeans in size 0/25P and they fit me really well but I personally didn't like the distressing on this pair at all once I put them on. I cuffed them because the length was about 1" too long on me and I don't like when jeans bunch up at the bottom.


  • Coach - Their semi-annual sale starts today in stores and online. I use their medium sized wallets like this one when I carry smaller bags. I also love their makeup bags and I have a floral print one but this heart print one is adorable. This floral print phone wallet is really cute too and this slim wallet is the perfect pop of yellow.

  • Gap - 40% off regular price styles with code SUMMER (exclusions apply). Sale ends 5/24. I ordered this gorgeous floral printed fit & dress after seeing it on Miriam of SimplyxClassic. Update 5/31: I received the dress while I was away on vacation but size 0P was much too big in the arm holes for me and too low cut so I returned it much to my chagrin. The print was absolutely gorgeous and it had pockets.

  • J.Crew - 30% off your purchase including sale styles with code WEEKEND. FREE shipping on all orders, today only (5/25)! Valid on items marked 30% off with code WEEKEND. Sale ends 5/26 11:59PM ET.

  • J.Crew Factory -50% off everything plus FREE shipping with code FUNSALE. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 5/25 11:59PM ET.

  • Kate Spade - 25% off sale items with code YOURS. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 5/26 11:59PM PT. The lily avenue carrigan scallop tote is on sale for 40% off after discounts. I'm also loving the elegant style of this Shaw Street Kegan bag. Shop my other sales picks here (and you can still shop the surprise sale today):

  • The Limited - 50% off full-price items. Online prices reflect discount. Also, get an extra 40% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. I got this heart print eyelashed layering blouse on sale today for $11.99 after discounts. I tried on this cute banded sun hat and my sister found this scallop hem top for me in size XS but the sleeves were still too long and it was a tad loose on me. Even the buttons in the back were really cute with bows embossed on them. I'm coveting this scallop hem cami in white which I didn't see in store.

    The Limited Heart Print Eyelashed Layering Blouse, size XS

    The Limited Banded Sun Hat

  • Nordstrom - Their half yearly sale is going on now through 5/31. Save up to 40% off. This sale is valid in stores and online. As always you get free shipping and free returns. Please see my previous post here for my sales picks. Kileen linked to this drape neck zip cardigan which I love but my size is sold out in the color I like (ivory cloud). So far all I've purchased is this pretty 'Marcella' Raffia hat which was partially funded by a birthday gift card from my friend.

  • Old Navy - Up to 50% off everything in stores and online. For a limited time get 25% off your order (online only). I've been eying this white eyelet dress and these pixie ankle pants recommended by Jules.

  • Serena & Lily - 20% off site wide with code ALLOUT. Sale ends 5/26. Shop my sales picks here:

  • Happy Memorial Day if you're in the US and thanks for reading!
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