June 26, 2015

Sale Alert: 50% Off at Ann Taylor & Fitting Room Updates

 Ann Taylor Fitting Room Updates 6/26/15

Get 50% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code WEEKEND50. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 6/29 3AM ET.

Shop my sales picks here:



 Ann Taylor Sleeveless Shirtdress, size 0P
Ann Taylor Sleeveless Shirtdress, size 0P (review of the Clipdot Pleated Shirtdress here)
Zara Flat Chain Sandals in gold (item no. 2660/001, currently on sale for $39.99, review here)

I tried on this sleeveless shirtdress in size 0P since I was lured by the 50% off sale. I actually wanted the clipdot pleated shirtdress that I previously tried on here but they didn't have my size in the store I visited. I decided to try on the pink version and it was a keeper so I bought it for 50% off and I used my $20 LOFT rewards card that I recently received. You can also refer to this live fitting room clip I saved from my Snapchat (username: whatjesswore) here.

Ann Taylor Sketched Floral Skirt (size 00P) & Cotton Peplum Top (size XSP)
Ann Taylor Cotton Peplum Top, size XSP (striped version here)
Ann Taylor Sketched Floral Skirt, size 00P

I also tried on this cotton peplum top in XSP and it fit me pretty well but the bust was a little loose but I'm not sure if XXSP would be too tight. This top comes in a striped version as well. I love the print of the sketched floral skirt so I decided to try it on as well. It comes with a ribbon belt as shown in the middle picture above but I rarely wear anything belted and I prefer the skirt without it.

Ann Taylor Eyelet Stripe Flare Dress, size 0
Ann Taylor Eyelet Stripe Flare Dress, size 0 regular

Lastly, I tried on this eyelet stripe flare dress in 0 regular since the details look really pretty in person and it looked like it might fit me. The fabric is really soft, comfy and stretchy but I'm not sure I like where the waist hits me so I passed for now. The store I visited didn't carry this dress in petites since I usually take 0P at Ann Taylor so I couldn't try it on for comparison. The regular missy size may work for those of us that usually take petites especially if you prefer the dress to hit at your natural waist instead of higher up.

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June 24, 2015

Sale Alert: How To Get 62.5% Off Select Full-Price Items At LOFT

LOFT Fluid Tee in icy peach outfit
LOFT Fluid Tee, size XSP (review here; Note: this tee shirt shrinks so I wouldn't recommend it)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here)

SALE ALERT

Get 50% off tees, tanks and shorts and an extra 40% off sale styles at LOFT. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed use the stackable code INSIDER538 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+. That's a total of 62.5% off select full-price styles after discounts! I cannot keep up with LOFT's frequent sales so please refer to this page for the latest sale alerts and coupon codes. I've also been feeling underwhelmed by many their new arrivals but I still enjoy browsing their website in case something does catch my eye.

WEEKLY OUTFITS

A few of the stylish ladies I follow on Instagram have been doing a no shopping diet for June (read about their experience here). While I didn't participate I've been finding older pieces that I love and forgot about in my daily obsession for the newest and latest things. I've also been doing more returns because I usually keep items that are just good enough for now and I lose precious time and money re-selling or donating them. The biggest closet holes I've yet to fill are finding the perfect pair of white denim (the pair I'm wearing below is old and it does something funny at the crotch so I tend to wear it only with longer shirts) and a versatile cropped jacket. If you have any recommendations please share!

LOFT Fluid Tee in icy peach outfit
LOFT Fluid Tee, size XSP (review here)
Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans (old)
Ann Taylor Margo leather sandals in classic tan (review here)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here)

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LOFT dress (old from last year as seen in this post, similar here and here)
Forever 21 open-front crepe blazer (sold out online, review here, similar here)
J.Crew Factory necklace (old)
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here

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LOFT Shell Print Dress (old from last year as seen in this post, similar here with my review here)
LOFT Factory cardigan (similar here)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here)

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June 20, 2015

Weekly Outfits And LOFT & Ann Taylor Sale Alerts

I finally got my hands on this @anntaylor striped shirttail tee. It's final sale but petite sizes pop back on stock so I was able to find one in XXSP last week. Now I can be twins with my sister. hehe šŸ‘Æ // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/1udQW #liket
Ann Taylor Striped Shirttail Tee, size XXSP (review of SP here, review of XS regular here)
Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans (old)
Ann Taylor Margo leather sandals in classic tan (review here)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here)

I finally got my hands on this striped shirttail tee from Ann Taylor and I love how size XXSP fits even though it's still oversized. I was originally going to order the smallest size but someone mentioned that the sleeves were too tight but it fits me comfortably. The top is sold out online in petites but I bookmarked it since sizes do pop back in stock from time to time and finally got it on final sale for less than $12.

 Black & White OOTD
Forever 21 open-front crepe blazer, size S (sold out online, review here, similar here)
J.Crew necklace (old)
Striped Rib Trim Tank, size XXSP (review here)
Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans (old)
Ann Taylor Margo leather sandals in classic tan (review here)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here)

SALE ALERTS

Ann Taylor - Get 50% off your entire purchase with code SHOP50. Exclusively online. Sale ends 6/23 3AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:



LOFT - Get 40% off EVERYTHING and extra 40% off sale styles. Lou & Grey exclusions apply. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed use the stackable code INSIDER538 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+. That's 55% off full-price styles after discounts!

Update 6/21: Get 40% off full-price styles and an extra 60% off sale styles at LOFT with code FLASH. Lou & Grey exclusions apply. Online only. Sale ends 6/22 10AM ET. I may not be able to blog as frequently as LOFT changes their sales so please refer to this page for the latest sale alerts and coupon codes.

 LOFT Order

I finally pulled the trigger on the fluid tee (review here) from LOFT in three colors and the floral swing shell (see size XS regular on me here) recommended by my friend Loan. I also ordered the tech stretch skinny ankle pants in the Marisa Fit to try. I love the striped shirttail tank dress (see it on me here and here, review here) so I ordered the solid version of the shirttail tank dress in XXS regular in black since petites was all sold out. I also managed to snag size XSP of my favorite cropped cotton cardigan in strawberry ice since I get a lot of wear out of the whisper white and morning aqua colors.


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 LOFT Gingham Gamine Dress, size XXS regular
LOFT Gingham Gamine Dress, size XXS regular (review of size XS regular here)
Ann Taylor Margo leather sandals in classic tan (review here)
Vintage Gucci Crossbody from The Bargain District
 Zara Mini City Bag in lime green (item no. 4498/004, review here)

Update 6/21: I finally received this gingham gamine dress in size XXS regular and the arm holes are the right size and the dress fit me decently. I usually don't like belting dresses on me but in this case I prefer the belted look because it runs large width-wise so it's very shapeless and unflattering from the back when unbelted. I thought I would love this dress more but I personally prefer solids, stripes and polka dots. I'd probably wear the dress only a few times for the sheer novelty of it so it's not enough reason for me to keep it if it isn't a closet staple.

Here are the measurements of size XXS regular:

11.5" shoulders
34" bust (measured pit to pit)
34" length in the front
36" length in the back
64" circumference along the bottom hem of the skirt

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Zara Utility Jacket (similar here and here)
LOFT Lacy Tee, size XSP (review here, SP review here, XS regular review here)
Banana Republic Jeans (old)
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here
Louis Vuitton Trevi PM

 Ann Taylor Graphic Sweater, size S
Ann Taylor Graphic Sweater, size S regular (see size M regular on me here)
LOFT Scallop Riviera Shorts, size 0 regular (review of 00 regular 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

I also got this graphic sweater in size S from Ann Taylor for $24 after trying on size M in store (as seen in this post). I love the Parisian inspired looks you can create with this sweater and it's thick enough to wear all year round or on cool spring and summer nights.

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June 14, 2015

Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket Styled 5 Ways

 Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket Styled 5 Ways

Get 40% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code WEEKEND40. Sale ends tonight 6/15 3AM ET. I ordered this collarless tipped jacket in 0P (as seen here) for a really great price of $61.30 plus shipping after I tried on size 2P in store (review here). Size 0P fits me well but there is a slight boxiness to the fit that you can clearly see when viewing the jacket's fit from the back. Refer to the below picture on the right in my pairing with the LOFT black lace dress (old).

Size 0P measurements are as follows:

14" shoulders
34" bust (measured pit to pit)
20" length in front
19" length in back
19" sleeve length
12" upper arm circumference
34" hips

Given the intended fit I'd say this jacket runs true to size. I wish it had a darker lining because white jackets are prone to sweat stains at the collar and armpits that yellow over time. I recommend dry cleaning this jacket before stowing it away for any length of time in order to prevent unsightly stains from settling in. I wish the jacket was more cropped as I personally found it limiting in what I wanted to pair with it from my closet. I paired the jacket with an above the knee dress and slightly longer tops for a lengthening effect. The jacket would look great with brighter pieces as well but I kept to a black and white palette in the below pairings.

Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket Styled 5 Ways
Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket
LOFT Scalloped Sleeveless Lace Dress (as seen in this old review from 2013)
Banana Republic Stardust Fan Necklace (old from 2013)
Louise Et Cie Nerine Heels
Louis Vuitton Marais BB in Monogram Empreinte, color Noir

 Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket Styled 5 Ways
Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket
Ann Taylor Dotted Chiffon Ruffle Shell, size XSP (sold out, review of XS regular here)
Ann Taylor Relaxed Ankle Pants in dark sky, size 00P (review here)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here)
Bandolino Mikea Sandals*
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here

 Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket Styled 5 Ways
Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket
LOFT Mixed Media Tiered Peplum Shell in whisper white, size XXS regular (sold out, review here)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here)
LOFT leggings (old)
Louise Et Cie Nerine Heels 

 Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket Styled 5 Ways

 Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket Styled 5 Ways
Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket
LOFT Blossom Shell, size XSP (review here)
Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans (old wash, current version here)
Zara Mini City Bag in lime green (item no. 4498/004, review here)
Bandolino Mikea Sandals*
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here

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In other sale news, Forever 21 is offering 20% off for friends and family with the code F21FRIEND and FREE shipping on orders over $21. Sale ends tonight. I had some store credits to use so I ordered this pretty red embroidered pintuck cami dress and wide-brim straw fedora hat to try. To be honest, I wasn't too satisfied with the quality of the 'Marcella' Raffia hat I got from Nordstrom in this sale post so I'm still looking for a cute hat for the summer and I'm hopeful this one may work. I expected much more from a hat that was originally $160 but it was made in China and it was way overpriced even at the sale price. At the same time, it's super cute on (see it on me here) so I'm going to hold onto it for now since Nordstrom has a really good return policy if I change my mind. Yes, I know I'm really indecisive. Speaking of cute hats, I saw this wide bow sunhat but the ribbon color I wanted is currently out of stock.

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June 12, 2015

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

Happy Friday! Updated @LOFT fitting room #reviews now on www.whatjesswore.com. Please check it out! šŸ‘Æ FYI. Scallop cami is recent from @thelimited. // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/1thU7 #liketkit #loveLOFT #loftgirl #liveloveloft #liveinwhatyoulov
LOFT Cropped Cotton Cardigan, size XSP (review here, back again for 2016 here)
The Limited Scallop Hem Cami, size XS review here (this scallop hem shift dress is really cute too)
Banana Republic Indigo Skinny Jean, size 0/25 petite (review here)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here)
 Ann Taylor Margo leather sandals in classic tan (review here

Summer is in full swing and I just wanted to share a few of my work outfits from this week. I work in a laid back office environment so I can pretty much wear whatever I want except ripped jeans, shorts and overly revealing/low-cut clothing.

 LOFT Striped Shirttail Tank Dress, size XSP
LOFT Cropped Cotton Cardigan, size XSP (review here, back again for 2016 here)
LOFT Striped Shirttail Tank Dress, size XSP (featured here, review of size XXSP and XSP here)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here)
Ann Taylor Margo leather sandals in classic tan (review here

SALE ALERTS

LOFT - Get 40% off select full-price styles and extra 50% off sale styles. Also, select cardigans are now $18. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed use the stackable code INSIDER538 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ (I noticed it also works on Lou & Grey). That's 55% off select full-price styles after discounts! Also, redeem your cash cards to save $25 on every $50 you spend on full-price styles through 6/14. Note: Call customer service and place a phone in order to use multiple cash cards. I don't think they'll let you use the stackable code since it's one code per order though but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

Shop my sales picks here:



 Old Navy Patterned Poplin Fit & Flare Dress in white, size S regular
Ann Taylor Factory Cropped Cardigan (old, similar is the LOFT Cropped Cotton Cardigan I posted above)
Old Navy Patterned Poplin Fit & Flare Dress in white, size S regular (review here)
LOFT Cropped Cotton Cardigan, size XSP (review here)
Bandolino Mikea Sandals*
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here

Ann Taylor - Get 40% off your entire purchase with code WEEKEND40. Sale ends 6/15 3AM ET. My top picks include this mini pebbled signature tote (review here), graphic lace tee (review here), this clipdot pleated shirt dress (review here) and this classic collarless tipped jacket I reviewed in 0P in my previous post and in size 2P in here. Also, how cute is this printed romper?

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 LOFT Denim jacket in Western Moon Wash, size XXSP
LOFT Denim jacket in Western Moon Wash, size XXSP
LOFT Lacy Tee, size XSP (review of size XS here, size XXS review here)
LOFT Scallop Riviera Shorts, size 0 regular (review of 00 regular here)

I went to LOFT yesterday after work since I wanted to redeem my cash cards before they expired. I ended up getting this denim jacket in the western moon wash in size XXSP since it was very flattering. Since I took size XXSP I'd say this jacket runs about one size bigger since I'm usually XS/0P at LOFT. I love this newest wash because it's neither too light like the one I got last year (as seen in this post) nor too dark. I also have a denim jacket from J.Crew that's a bit too tight in the arms on me. I'm actually in the process of doing a closet clean out and if there's anything left over after selling privately to my Poshmark friends then I'll update my account. 

 LOFT Lacy Tee, size XSP
LOFT Lacy Tee, size XSP (review of size XS here, size XXS review here)
LOFT Scallop Riviera Shorts, size 0 regular (review of 00 regular here)

The local store I visited yesterday carried this lacy tee in petites much to my delight and I was happy to find that XSP fit me perfectly just as I thought it would. I wish they also carried the
fluid tee (review here). I'd say this top fits true to size and it's not very boxy unlike some of their petite tops. The lace details on the hem and sleeves are the perfect feminine touch. I also repurchased these scallop riviera shorts in size 0 regular since size 00 regular was much too tight on me and I found that this particular pair runs small. I'll hold onto both sizes for now since my weight and waistline can fluctuate quite a bit.

 LOFT Drapey Cargo jacket in light matcha green, size XS regular
LOFT Drapey Cargo jacket in light matcha green, size XS regular (reviews of the black version in XS regular here and size XSP here)
LOFT Lacy Tee, size XSP (review of size XS here, size XXS review here)
LOFT Scallop Riviera Shorts, size 0 regular (review of 00 regular here)

I tried on this drapey cargo jacket in light matcha green in size XS regular because I was curious how the cotton version of the jacket would drape in comparison to the tencel version (currently on sale for $41.99 after discounts). I reviewed the black tencel version here and here. I like that the cotton fabric makes it a much warmer layering jacket than the thin tencel material and I have size XXSP on my wishlist. Size XS regular is actually a bit oversized on me despite the pictures shown above but I'd say this jacket runs true to size to one size larger depending on how you'd prefer it to fit and drape. I don't need another jacket but I have a weakness for cute outerwear. My wishlist is constantly changing based on what I see and try on anyway.

 LOFT Floral Swing Shell, size XS regular LOFT Scallop Riviera Shorts, size 0 regular
LOFT Floral Swing Shell, size XS regular
LOFT Scallop Riviera Shorts, size 0 regular (review of 00 regular here)

I tried on this pretty floral swing shell in XS regular because my friend Loan was eying it and the large floral print looks very pretty in real life. I was doubtful regular missy would fit me at all but it actually fit me decently. The arm holes while a little large, fit better than the gingham gamine dress I tried on below (also in XS regular) since it covers my bra. I think XXS regular would be the best fit on me while maintaining the longer flowy length.

 LOFT Gingham Gamine Dress, size XS regular
LOFT Gingham Gamine Dress, size XS regular

I first saw this gingham gamine dress in the LOFT catalog and I was realy excited about this new arrival. I'm happy to find that this dress drapes really well and it looks good belted but I was late to grab this on-trend piece so the petite sizes were completely sold out. The sales associate at my local store kindly ordered XXS regular for me and I'm hoping the arm holes will fit much better. Size XS regular's arm holes are really big as seen in this video I saved from my Snapchat (username: whatjesswore).

 LOFT Gingham Gamine Dress, size XS regular LOFT Denim jacket in Western Moon Wash, size XXSP

I couldn't resist trying on the denim jacket with the gingham gamine dress since I saw this outfit featured on Syracuse Stylist's Instagram account just the other day.

LOFT Stitched Palm Dress, size XXS regular (review here)
LOFT Stitched Palm Dress, size XXS regular (review here)

I've been regretting my choice to return this stitched palm dress (review here) so I was excited when I found size XXS regular at my local store. I actually think it may be my return from a few weeks ago. I tried it on again and while it looks really cute standing up I did the sitting test and it's much too short for my personal comfort when I sat down. Perverts can totally peek up your skirt and see your underwear especially if you're not the type to cross your legs when sitting down.

 LOFT Stitched Palm Sweater, size XXS regular
LOFT Stitched Palm Sweater, size XXS regular
LOFT Scallop Riviera Shorts, size 0 regular (review of 00 regular here)

I also found this stitched palm sweater in the sale section and tried it on out of curiosity since I recalled that it received positive online reviews. It's really cute but sheer in the front and back and I think a layering cami would ruin the look. It would be a cute swim suit coverup. Size XXS regular fit me perfectly so I'd say this top fits true to size.

LOFT Striped Pleated Skirt Dress, size 0 regular

Lastly, I decided to try on this white and chambray striped pleated skirt dress in 0 regular. Unlike last year's version which I own in pink (as seen here and review here) this year's version runs about 1-2 sizes bigger. Size 0 regular fits like size 2 or 4 so I would suggest sizing down. I'm pretty much trying to hold the dress up in the LEFT picture above since it looks very unfortunate on me.

 LOFT Striped Pleated Skirt Dress, size 00P
  Ann Taylor Margo leather sandals in classic tan (review here

Update 6/12: I went to my local LOFT after work today to do a return and I was looking for the fluid tee again but there were no more in the mint color in petites. I tried on this striped pleated skirt dress in 00P which fit me pretty well. This just further confirms that this dress runs at least one size bigger for those that are concerned about the sizing.

 LOFT Striped Slubbed Sweater Tee, size XSP

I also tried on this cute slubbed sweater tee in XSP which I saw on one of my coworkers and it fit me really well. I'd say this tee runs true to size and it looks really cute in all three color options.

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!
WhatJessWore Signature

June 10, 2015

Review: Ann Taylor Margo Leather Sandals

 Ann Taylor Margo Leather Sandals

DEAL ALERT! I posted these Ann Taylor Margo leather sandals the other day in this post and they're now on special discount for $59.50 in stores and online along with the rest of their shoes (this sale ends today). If you're ordering online then you can use the stackable code ANNT3BE for an additional 25% off your entire purchase. That brings the price down to $44.62 after discounts which is almost 68% off the original retail price! I got the wet stucco and classic tan colors pictured above.


I originally tried on size 7.5 in store and I think they fit true to size to a half size larger as size 7.5 was a bit big in the back of the foot bed so I'm glad I went with my usual size 7. I had to buckle the straps on the very first loop of the buckle so if you have slim ankles then these sandals may not work for you as they may have too much gaping around the ankles. The leather straps are very soft and comfortable so hopefully they will not cause blisters.

They were quick to ship because I received both sandals in the mail yesterday and I measured the heels at 4" so they're definitely not 3.25" as noted on the website. This video shows you how I measured the heel height. You can also refer to the updated videos I saved from my Snapchat (username: whatjesswore) of how they look on my feet here and here. Due to the higher heel height there is pressure on your toes as noted by one of the online reviewers but the foot bed is soft making them more comfortable. I think these shoes may run a half size larger because the arch of my foot isn't flush against the foot bed unless I scoot back my foot a little bit.

Update 6/12: I wore these sandals for a full day yesterday and today and while the first day was comfortable to tolerable the second day proved to be too much for my feet. I couldn't last more than an hour in these sandals before the pressure really got to me causing my feet to appear red and flushed. The straps are soft so I didn't get a single blister but in my opinion these sandals are only meant for days when you you'll be doing more sitting than standing/walking around.

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June 07, 2015

LOFT & Ann Taylor Flash Sale Alerts & Coupon Codes

LOFT Relaxed Utility Jacket, size XXSP
LOFT Relaxed Utility Jacket, I gave size XSP to my sister and reordered size XXSP pictured above (review of size SP here)
LOFT Heart Vintage Broken In Shell, size XSP (review of size XSP here and XS regular here)
J.Crew necklace (old)
Old Navy distressed denim (old wash, current style/wash)
Louis Vuitton Marais BB in Monogram Empreinte, color Noir
Zara Flat Chain Sandals in gold (item no. 2660/001, review here

I wore this outfit yesterday for a day of walking around town with my husband. It was a lovely day since it was not too sunny and cool enough so that you don't break into a sweat. In the morning we went to a matinee showing of Entourage which we both enjoyed but I think I could have waited for it to come out on DVD. Nevertheless we enjoy our movie dates since our local theater has assigned seating, reclining love seats and we like the choice of movie snacks.

LOFT and Ann Taylor sales have been all over the place as usual and as a result I placed three separate Ann Taylor orders this week while I'm waiting for a better sale since all of my latest LOFT wishlist items are not included in the latest sale. Even though I paid separate shipping on my Ann Taylor orders I did get the best discount/price on each of the items I ordered due to the drastic day to day changes in sales and coupon codes.

FLASH SALE ALERTS

Update 6/8: The LOFT flash sale has ended but you can get $25 off full-price dresses and skirts and extra 40% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed use the stackable code INSIDER538 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+. Also, redeem your LOFT cash cards to save $25 on every $50 you spend on full-price styles through 6/14. Note: Call customer service and place a phone in order to use multiple cash cards. I don't think they'll let you use the stackable code since it's one code per order though but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

Shop my updated sales picks here:


LOFT - Get 60% off select full-price styles and extra 60% off sale styles with code FLASH. Valid online only. Sale ends 6/8 10AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:


Ann Taylor - Get 30% off select full-price styles (no code needed) and 60% off sale styles with code SHOP60. Sale ends 6/8 3AM ET. While the sale on select full-price styles is unimpressive on it's own you can use the stackable code ANNT3BE for an additional 25% off full price purchases of $100+. That's a total of 47.5% off select full-rice styles including this mini pebbled signature tote (review here), graphic lace tee (review here) and this collarless tipped jacket I reviewed in 0P in my previous post and in size 2P in here. Note: If you want to order a single full-price item over $100+, use the stackable code ANNT5KM for an additional $50 off (expires 6/10). This code excludes sale and clearance items. Note that the collarless tipped jacket is a better deal when you use this code and I paid for shipping ($8.95) too but it was still $70.25 or almost 56% off the retail price.

For this latest flash sale, I ordered this graphic sweater in size S regular since it was only $24 (review of size M regular here) and striped shirttail tee in size XXSP since it was only $11.95. The heather cornflower color is sold out but sizes do pop back in stock online. It's also available in dark sky and winter white here . The shirt runs large so refer to my review of size SP here and XS regular here. Many of my recent attempts to order a final sale items from LOFT and Ann Taylor have gotten cancelled recently so I'm crossing my fingers this order goes through in its entirety.

Shop my other sales picks here:


Pink, white, scallops and lace. Just a few of my #favoritethings. šŸ‘Æ I shared some stackable codes for the latest @loft and @anntaylor sales on www.whatjesswore.com. // šŸ‘‰ Sign up once at @LIKEtoKNOW.it and LIKE this photo to receive an
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (review of current version here, review of black version here
Ann Taylor Graphic Lace Tee, size XXS regular (review here)
LOFT Scallop Riviera Shorts, size 00 regular (review here)

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June 05, 2015

LOFT & Ann Taylor Sale Alerts & Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT Striped Shirttail Tank Dress, size XSP
LOFT Striped Shirttail Tank Dress, size XSP (see size XXSP on StylishPetite, review of size XXSP and XSP here)
Vintage Gucci Crossbody from The Bargain District
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here

SALE ALERTS
  • Get 50% off select full-price styles and extra 50% off sale styles at LOFT. Shorts and crops are on sale as well. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed use the stackable code INSIDER538 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ (I noticed it also works on Lou & Grey). That's 62.5% off full-price styles after discounts! Also, redeem your LOFT cash cards to save $25 on every $50 you spend on full-price styles today through 6/14. Note: Call customer service and place a phone in order to use multiple cash cards. I don't think they'll let you use the stackable code since it's one code per order though but it wouldn't hurt to ask.
  • Get 30% off select full-price styles at Ann Taylor. While this sale is unimpressive on it's own you can use the stackable code ANNT3BE for an additional 25% off full price purchases of $100+. That's a total of 47.5% off select full-rice styles including this mini pebbled signature tote (review here), graphic lace tee (review here) and this collarless tipped jacket I reviewed below in 0P and in size 2P in my previous post. Update 6/6: If you want to order a single item over $100+, use the stackable code ANNT5KM for an additional $50 off (expires 6/10). This code excludes sale and clearance items. Note that the collarless tipped jacket is a better deal when you use this code and I paid for shipping ($8.95) too but it was still $70.25 or almost 56% off the retail price.

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS (refer to all of my LOFT reviews here)

 LOFT Fluid Tee
LEFT - LOFT Fluid Tee in washed seafoam, size SP
RIGHT - LOFT Fluid Tee in washed seafoam, size XS regular
Banana Republic denim (old wash from 2011)
Cole Haan Jenni Buckle Ballet Flats

I haven't been excited about a lot of the most recent new arrivals at LOFT but my coworker was wearing this fluid tee the other day and I really loved how it draped on her. This washed seafoam color is gorgeous in real life and it was almost out of stock in both stores I visited. I definitely need size XSP or XXS regular (for extra length) after trying on sizes XXSP (below), XSP, SP and XS regular for size. 

Update 6/28: I washed the icy peach fluid tee before vacation but left for a weekend trip before I could see what it looked like when it dried. We just got back tonight and I double checked the shirt in comparison to the black and seafoam colors that I didn't wear/wash yet and noticed a big difference in the length. The sleeves didn't shrink that much but the front which was double layered shrunk so much that it now looks odd because the front most layer is sheer. The shirt no longer drapes the same way so I don't like how it looks on me anymore. I'm really disappointed because I was hoping this shirt would be a great wardrobe staple but I wouldn't recommend this top at all and will be returning the other two colors I bought. You can also sort the online reviews by the lowest rating since I had the same experience as the reviewer from Baton Rouge, LA.

 LOFT Fluid Tee in icy peach, size XXSP
LOFT Fluid Tee in icy peach, size XXSP

The fluid tee also fits me in size XXSP but my mom fed me really well when I was on vacation last week so I feel more comfortable with the drape of size XSP (pictured below). See a comparison of size XSP and regular XS on the hanger here.

LOFT Diamond Fluid Tee, size XSP

 LOFT Tank Midi Dress
LEFT - LOFT Tank Midi Dress, size XXSP
RIGHT - LOFT Tank Midi Dress, size XSP

I also tried on this tank midi dress in sizes XXSP and XSP for comparison and the dress runs large so you may want to size down. Size XSP fit better me at the chest and the straps covered my bra straps better even though the side by side pictures above show a similar fit. Here is another picture of size XSP on me here. I wish the dress had adjustable straps and came in more colors since the grey color makes it seem more like loungewear. The material is very soft and the dress also has pockets. On the racks size XSP is about one inch longer than size XXSP. You can also see a Snapchat (username: whatjesswore) clip of size XXSP on me here. Apologies for the blurrier than usual video quality from my iPhone 5 but my iPhone 6 was running low on data and unpublished snaps tend to disappear if I try to queue them up until I get home.

 LOFT Fluid Tee in frosted heather (size SP) & Lou & Grey Checked Shorts (size XS)
LOFT Fluid Tee in frosted heather, size SP
Lou & Grey Checked Shorts, size XS regular

I tried on the fluid tee in frosted heather and the Lou & Grey checked shorts together and realized after the fact that the set matched perfectly as a lounge outfit at home. The shorts fit me well in size XS regular and they're currently 50% off plus an additional 25% off with the code I shared at the top of this post. The shorts fit true to size and size XS regular should fit those that usually take size 00/0 in LOFT shorts.

 LOFT Lacy Tee, size XS
LOFT Lacy Tee, size XS regular

I went to two local stores looking for this lacy tee in XSP since I had four LOFT cash cards to spend but both of them didn't have it out on the sales floor yet in etites so I tried on XS regular for size. Sara said she thought regular missy fit boxy and I agree with her because I found that SP (which usually fits very similar to XS regular) fits much slimmer (refer to my review of SP here). I suggest trying on this tee in petites if your store carries it should you come to the same conclusion.

 LOFT Gingham Sailor Riviera Shorts, size 0

I tried on these gingham sailor riviera shorts in size 0 regular yesterday and they actually fit true to size since I usually take 00 regular in LOFT shorts. These shorts have a hidden zipper on one side. I was tempted to get them but I rarely wear shorts so I resisted the urge. I also tried on 00 regular in this pretty seersucker skirt and found that it runs truer to size than usual LOFT vanity sizing as it sits very high on my waist/ribcage and it was a bit tight when I tried to zip it up.

Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket, size 0P
Ann Taylor Collarless Tipped Jacket, size 0P (review of size 2P here)
LOFT Heart Vintage Broken In Shell, size XSP (review of size XSP here and XS regular here)
Zara Flat Chain Sandals in gold (item no. 2660/001, review here, similar here)  

Update 6/6: I stopped by the Ann Taylor on Newbury Street today after strolling around the city with my husband and I was able to find and try on size 0P in this collarless tipped jacket. See the Snapchat video I saved here but size 0P definitely fits me much better than size 2P which I reviewed in my previous post.

 Ann Taylor Embroidered Moto Jacket, size 0P
Ann Taylor Embroidered Moto Jacket, size 0P
Lasercut Scallop Shell, size XSP (review of size XS here, size XSP review here)

I spotted this embroidered moto jacket and since I gravitate towards white I had to try it on to satisfy my curiosity. Size 0P fit me true to size but I didn't like it halfway zipped or fully unzipped on me so I passed.

 Ann Taylor Graphic Sweater, size M
Ann Taylor Graphic Sweater, size M regular (similar here)

This graphic sweater was featured on Ann Taylor's Instagram feed in early March in a very chic outfit as seen here. I tried on size M regular since it looked small and boxy and it was the smallest size left in the sales rack. The current sale yesterday wasn't appealing otherwise it would have come home with me but that's okay because I wanted to try on size S for comparison anyway.

 Ann Taylor Breezy Sweater, size MP
Ann Taylor Breezy Sweater, size MP (as seen on ExtraPetite)

I spotted this breezy sweater in the sales rack as well and grabbed MP to try on. It's 100% linen and I wasn't sure how well the material would do in the wash so I passed but I have it in my shopping cart in case the price improves after discounts. The current sale for 30% off the sale price of $69.99 isn't anything to get excited over. Ann Taylor tends to fit short and boxy on me so I usually go up one size from my usual size 0P/XSP for their sweaters.

 Ann Taylor Dressy Tee in ocean fog, size XSP

Lastly, I tried on this dressy tee in size XSP and I loved the fit and draping but the one I tried on was completely ruined (you can sort of make out the defect in the LEFT picture) due to lots of handling and abuse by other customers. I didn't think it was too sheer with a nude bra but it's a close, dressier contender with the LOFT fluid tee which I'm currently coveting in washed seafoam and icy peach.

Thanks for reading!
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