December 28, 2016

Flash Sale Alert: Get An Extra 60% off Sale Styles At LOFT + Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular (review here and here)
Daniel Wellington Dapper Bristol Watch in rose gold 34mm (c/o)
Use code WHATJESSWORE15 on www.danielwellington.com for 15% off

Update 12/29: Get an extra 60% off sale styles and select full-price styles are marked down as low as $15 at LOFT. Valid in stores and online.

Since no code is needed online for the promotion on select full-price styles you can use the stackable code INSIDER385 online for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). Alternatively, use the code LOVELOFT for an extra 25% off (or extra 20% off for non-cardmembers) qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+. This may work out better than the insider code. Note: The shopping cart only accepts one code per order.

Shop my sales picks here:



My favorite peplum top pictured above is now $20 after discounts. Note that a dupe of the original long sleeved version is available at LOFT outlet stores in regular and petite sizing (the petite item no. 426086). It was $44.99 and 40% off last time I was in store to pick it up for a friend as a Christmas present and it's available in both grey and navy.

Lou & Grey Striped Signaturesoft Boatneck Tunic, size SP
Lou & Grey Striped Signaturesoft Boatneck Tunic, size SP (review of XS regular here)
Use code WHATJESSWORE on www.sudiosweden.com for 15% off

This pink and grey boatneck tunic is also on sale for $22 after discounts. It's still available in all regular sizes and select petite sizes.

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

I popped by a few LOFT stores the other day in search of a few items while everything was 50% off.

 LOFT Sequin Peacock Sweater, size S
LOFT Sequin Peacock Sweater, size S regular (review of XS regular here)
Tory Burch Sullivan Boots (old, similar flat version here

I got this peacock sweater in size S after trying on XS previously (review here). Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. This sweater is sold out online but you may be able to find it at your local store. It fits true to size but I went up a size for comfort since I like my sweaters to fit a little loose. I prefer the longer overall length of size S on me.

 LOFT Striped Slit Swing Tee, size XS regular
LOFT Striped Slit Swing Tee, size XS regular

Su shared this striped top with me in one of her recent LOFT visits but I saw it again on +Haute Off The Rack during her Instagram takeover on LOFT's account. You can see it on her here. I like the fit and overall length of size XS regular. I found that this top fits true to size. The slits don't come up too high on me so I can get away with wearing it alone or with a cami. Note that this top is also available in grey and red here. The red is slightly sheer.

 LOFT Lace Medallion Top in whisper white, size XS regular
LOFT Lace Medallion Top in whisper white, size XS regular

Su also shared this gorgeous lace top with me and I finally had a chance to try it on myself. The style reminds me of something that Anthropologie would make but at a much more affordable price especially if you snag it on sale. I brought it home to mull over and try on with my layering camis since it was 50% off. See the Victorian plum color on me here. This top fits true to size.

I also tried on the denim leggings in rinse wash again in size 25/0P this time but sizing up to 26/2P (review here) is a more comfortable fit for this style.  

 LOFT Eyelash Utility Blouse, size XSP
LOFT Eyelash Utility Blouse, size XSP - now $22!

I love the adorable eyelash print of this utility blouse. It fits true to size and I was really tempted to get it but I already spent so much this month! Plus for whatever reason button ups don't get much love in my closet so I try to stay away from them.

 LOFT Floral Back Mixed Media Sweater, size XS regular

I really love the print on the back of this mixed media sweater but I didn't love it on me. Size XS fits true to size. The back is slightly sheer since you can see the outline of the dark denim I'm wearing underneath. It goes without saying that it's not really warm due to the polyester material in the back.

 LOFT Plaid Blanket Scarf
LOFT Cowl Tunic Sweater, size XSP (review here, last seen here) - now $22!

I really wanted this plaid blanket scarf but I'm glad I didn't order it without trying it on because it's not petite friendly. It completely swallows me up especially since I have smaller shoulders but if you're taller/broader then you'll likely have better luck than me. Here is a clip of what it looks like on the mannequin in the storefront. The sides are sewn together and I think a more open design would have draped better.

 LOFT Two Tone Kimono Cardigan, size XS-S regular
LOFT Two Tone Kimono Cardigan, size XS-S regular - now $25.95 (final sale)

I've been wanting this cardigan since I saw it on Tracey of @mysecretlookbook. Unfortunately the regular size runs very large. XS-S regular feels like a large or a generous medium. I would size way down if possible. The Chestnut Hill LOFT had plenty of these cardigans in various sizes in their sale and clearance section if you're in the Boston area and want to try it on for sizing.

 LOFT Bi-Stretch Faux Leather Leggings, size 0 regular

Lastly, the lovely Dori at my local LOFT store suggested I try on these fun faux leather leggings since someone returned size 0. The regular missy inseam is long so I had to fold them up a few inches otherwise the waist of size 0 fit me well. I'm typically size 25/0P in loft legging jeans. They are made of a thicker material and zip up in the back.

Thanks for reading!
WhatJessWore Signature

December 23, 2016

Sale Alert: Get 40% Off Everything At LOFT + Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT Striped Lantern Sleeve Blouse Outfit
LOFT Striped Lantern Sleeve Blouse, size XSP (review of size XS regular here)
LOFT Ribbed Sweater Vest, size S regular (last seen here, review of size S here and size XS here)

I can't believe Christmas is only two days away! I finally finished getting our place ready for my parents' arrival so I'm using this free time to put up some fitting room pictures I took last weekend. It was crazy busy at work this week as it's Murphy's Law that life always manages to become hectic right before some much needed R&R.

Get 40% off everything including sale styles at LOFT. Use code FESTIVE40. Plus get 50% off jackets & outerwear, sweaters and skirts. Since no code is needed online for the 50% off select full-price styles you can use the stackable code INSIDER385 online for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). Update: My lovely follower reminded me about the LOVELOFT coupon code for an extra 25% off (or extra 20% off for non-cardmembers) qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+. This may work out better than the insider code. Note: The shopping cart only accepts one code per order.

Check out my recent purchases here (so many items recently popped back in stock in my size just the other morning so Christmas came early).

 LOFT Mixed Stripe Scarf
LOFT Ivy Embroidered Sweatshirt, size XS regular (review here, last seen here)
Tory Burch Sullivan Boots (old, similar flat version here)

I love this mixed stripe scarf for the neutral colors. It's not particularly heavy weight so it lends itself to being a transitional piece that you can wear into spring.

 LOFT Lace Stripe Tee, size XS regular
LOFT Lace Stripe Tee, size XS regular (review of size XSP here)

I tried on this lace striped tee yet again in size XS regular. I like the overall length of the regular missy size better than XSP (review here). It's a comfortable, relaxed tee and the lace stripes make it more unique than your basic t-shirt.

 LOFT Sequin Peacock Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Sequin Peacock Sweater, size XS regular

I love the beautiful sequin details of the peacock on this striped sweater. It's a thin sweater that you can easily wear into the spring or summer with shorts especially with the sleeves rolled up. I'd say this fits true to size but I would prefer size S regular for a more relaxed fit.

 LOFT Leopard Turtleneck Sweater, size XS regular

I'm not usually into leopard print usually but this sweater does look amazing on every blogger that has shared it so I decided to try it on. It runs true to size and didn't feel itchy. Refer to this clip for another view of the sweater on me.

 LOFT Floral Split Neck Tunic, size XSP

I love the light grey floral print of this split neck tunic. This blouse is beautiful and it fits true to size to slightly larger. I liked that the v-neck wasn't too low which is usually the issue for me with this style.

 Lou & Grey Snowdust Cardigan, size XS/S

I loved this snowdust cardigan but I noticed that it does seem to shed on dark clothing when I tried it on with the black top below. Size XS/S has an oversized fit on me but it's so soft and drapes well. I ended up ordering the same size in the lighter color which I think will be more versatile with the other tops in my closet. Refer to this clip for another view of this cardigan on me.

 LOFT Dotted Puff Sleeve Top, size XS regular
LOFT Dotted Puff Sleeve Top, size XS regular

I love the little swiss dots on this top and I wish it was also offered in white. Unfortunately this top runs wide and boxy and it fits at least one size larger although the above picture makes it hard to tell. I would definitely recommend doing down at least one size.

LOFT Striped Drapey Tee, size XS regular

This is another relaxed t-shirt that I loved but it does fit wide so I would need this in XXS regular for a more flattering fit. It's a thin shirt but not really see through with a nude bra.

Lou & Grey Horizon Sweater, size XS regular
Lou & Grey Horizon Sweater, size XS regular

I loved the colors of this sweater and it felt so soft like one of those fuzzy socks but the sizing runs big. The fit is very boxy with a lot of excess material on the sides. Size XS regular felt more like size M so I would recommend going down two sizes.

LOFT Knit Cold Shoulder Top, size XS regular
LOFT Knit Cold Shoulder Top, size XS regular

This cold shoulder top is really flattering on and I love that you can wear your normal bra with it. It also has a longer tunic length in the regular missy size. It runs true to size so I would prefer this in size XXS for the best fit and length on me.

LOFT Knit Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular
LOFT Knit Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular

I love the swingy fit of this knit bell sleeve top. The fit is very relaxed but it's a cute casual top with fun sleeves and a slightly thicker material that drapes well. I found that it fits true to size. Here is another view of the top on me and you can also refer to this clip.

 LOFT Paisley Embroidered Knit Top, size XS regular
LOFT Paisley Embroidered Knit Top, size XS regular (review of size S regular here)

I tried on this paisley embroidered top again since I came across size XS regular (see my review of size S here). It's a beautiful top and the material has a good weight to it but I didn't love it on me so I passed. It fits true to size for a relaxed but flattering fit.

 LOFT Mixed Media Peplum Top, size XSP
LOFT Mixed Media Peplum Top, size XSP (review of size XS regular here)

Lastly, I also tried on this peplum top again in size XSP and the overall fit and arm holes are so much better in petites than XS regular (review here). I'd say this top runs true to size.

Thanks for reading and happy holidays!

WhatJessWore Signature

December 17, 2016

Sale Alert: Get 50% Off Everything At LOFT, Gift Ideas + Making Marshmallow Snowmen

 LOFT Ivy Embroidered Sweatshirt, size XS regular
LOFT Ivy Embroidered Sweatshirt, size XS regular (review here)

Happy Saturday from snowy Boston! It's the last weekend before Christmas weekend and I'm sure everyone is busy getting last minute things done. I'll be getting our place ready for my parents who are coming up to Boston this year which is a change since I always go down to see them.  I hope you have a productive weekend!

SALE ALERT

Get 50% off everything at LOFT. Use code GIFTS. Select sweaters now $20. Since no code is needed online on the promotion on the sweaters you can use the stackable code INSIDER385 online for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). Note: The shopping cart only accepts one code per order.

Shop my sales picks here:



 Daniel Wellington Dapper Bristol Watch in rose gold 34mm
Daniel Wellington Dapper Bristol Watch in rose gold 34mm (c/o)
Use code WHATJESSWORE15 on www.danielwellington.com for 15% off 

I recently got this ivy embroidered sweatshirt (review here) and I just love the gorgeous details on the shoulders and sleeves.

GIFT IDEAS

 LOFT Puffin Pajama Set, size XXS regular
LOFT Puffin Pajama Set, size XXS regular (review here, size XXS shrunk to fit me perfectly)
LOFT Puffin Crew Socks (sold out online, also loving these fairisle print socks)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - One of my favorite illustrated books starring a rabbit

I got this puffin pajama set a while ago but I noticed that select sizes popped back in stock. Size XXS ended up shrinking to fit me perfectly and fits like XSP. LOFT's sleepwear always make for a great, cozy gift idea.

 Sudio Sweden Vasa BLÅ Wireless Freedom in pink
Use code WHATJESSWORE on www.sudiosweden.com for 15% off
Le Creuset Baby Bear Plate - Purchased at Le Creuset Outlets at Assembly Row
Sugarfina Sugar Lips Gummies (gifted from Prudential Center marketing team, available at other department stores including Saks)
Faux Flowers from Homegoods (similar here)

Good headphones are another great gift idea and I received these Sudio VASA Blå wireless headphones two months ago. They are so light and convenient and I always have them in my purse. They also come in a convenient matching leather case for easy storage. The wireless cable is designed to make them tangle free which is my usual gripe with my other headphones. They come with 4 different sized ear sleeves and I changed mine immediately before I put them to use. After a full charge they should last up to 8 hours. I'm not an expert on sound quality but even I can tell the difference between these headphones compared to the regular iPhone earphones. They boast a studio quality sound on their website and I enjoy using these while cooking and traveling. They're offering free express shipping and gift wrapping plus use my code WHATJESSWORE on www.sudiosweden.com for 15% off!
If you're looking for last minute gift ideas I personally love gifts of the edible variety especially the beautifully packaged candies from Sugarfina. My favorite flavor are Parisian pineapple gummies. All their candies are too pretty to eat but you should eat them soon after you open the bento box while they are at their freshest. 

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I also love gifting cute mugs and tea accessories especially those from DAVIDsTEA. I made the mistake of buying my mugs above separately so I missed the 2 for $35 promotion both times! The ones I bought come with a stainless steel infuser and lid. They also have the cutest advent calendar for 24 days of tea. If you're in the Boston area they have a location at Assembly Row and you can sample the flavors in store.

 Gingerbread Mug Cookies from TJ Maxx Homegoods
Gingerbread Mug Toppers from TJ Maxx Homegoods - $3.99

Homegoods, TJ Maxx and Marshalls are my go to places for small gifts that won't break the bank. I found cute slippers and ready to gift sets at great prices and they have a great selection of gift wrapping and holiday cards. I also found the cutest gingerbread mug topper dupes to the Williams-Sonoma version for $3.99 versus $11.95 at TJ Maxx Homegoods. The ingredients listed are exactly the same and they're listed in the same order.  It's shocking although not surprising how one retailer can manage to sell what is likely the same item at a significantly higher markup.

Le Creuset Baby Plates available at Le Creuset Outlet
Le Creuset Baby Plates available at Le Creuset Outlet
Graefruit Dish Towel from Homegoods (similar here)

Lastly, I love all things cute so I came across these adorable baby bear plates at Le Creuset Outlet. I use mine as a spoon rest and for plating snacks. I got a few more sets to give as presents since they are perfect for friends with young kids. I noticed that they are being sold at crazy high prices on eBay and Amazon. You can see the full set here in this Amazon listing. I would check your local outlet mall for availability while they're 50% off. My local store only had the pair of bear plates ($15 after discounts), mini cup/mug ($7.50 after discounts) and the blue and yellow small bowls ($12.50 after discounts).
If you're looking for a fun activity that you can do with your friends and family this holiday season I would highly recommend making marshallow snowmen to go with your hot cocoa. They're so easy to make and I love the combination of salty and sweet. You can follow this Pinterest tutorial and make your own variations as needed based on the ingredients you have on hand. I got the "Relaxing Weekend" Holiday Cocoa Kit from Homegoods to make my snowmen before I realized that I should have just checked Pinterest. Admittedly the hot cocoa that came with the kit was disgusting so I ended up getting the Starbucks hot cocoa mix which tasted so much better. I'm glad I tested the kit before I bought more to give as presents.

  Marshmallow Snowmen

I assembled each snowman using 3 large marshmallows, 5 mini pretzel sticks and a candy corn nose. Use one pretzel stick to connect all three marshmallows. The pretzel stick arms should be inserted at an angle. For the nose I used candy corn as suggested in the kit. For the eyes, mouth and buttons I made some frosting out of a little bit of hot cocoa mix (1 tbsp) combined with milk or water (1/2 tsp) and melted butter (1 tsp). I used a toothpick to make a 1/2" slit in the head so that the candy corn would stay in place.

  Marshmallow Snowmen Ingredients

  Marshmallow Snowmen Ingredients

Have a great weekend!
WhatJessWore Signature

December 13, 2016

Ann Taylor Fitting Room Reviews

Ann Taylor Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

SALE ALERT

Get an extra 50% off sale styles at Ann Taylor. I'm obsessed with many of the new arrivals in their latest collection. It's like a scallop lover's dream come true. How cute is this scalloped shift dress which is perfect for Valentine's Day and into the spring?

Here are some of my other favorite pieces from the new arrivals:



FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 Ann Taylor Scallop Trim Top, size S regular
Ann Taylor Scallop Trim Top, size S regular

I love this scallop trim top and size S fits me really well since it runs small and short making it petite friendly in the regular missy size. I would suggest going up one size for comfort unless you prefer a more fitted look. The material is a thicker weight making it look and feel more high quality.

 Ann Taylor Perforated Boatneck Top, size XS regular

I love the pretty rain drop print on this top as well as the color. This top fits true to size to slightly smaller since I'm usually size XXS regular or XS petite. However, size XS regular fit me really well and I wish I bought it in store when I tried it on because my size is now sold out online. Hopefully I come across it in stores again or my size pops back in stock online.

 Ann Taylor Cold Shoulder Blouse, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Cold Shoulder Blouse, size XS regular (similar here)

I also loved this new cold shoulder blouse which I was hoping to find in the dotted version which is practically sold out online. It's also available in a beautiful winter geranium print. This blouse runs true to size to slightly smaller since size XS regular fit me pretty well even though I'm usually a size smaller (XXS regular or XS petite) at Ann Taylor. I love the thicker straps which allow you to wear it with your regular bra.

 Ann Taylor Knit Peplum Top, size M regular
Ann Taylor Knit Peplum Top, size M regular

I liked this casual peplum top but the waist is still snug even though I sized up to size M regular. The top of the peplum flounce starts in the right place at the waist for petites so it may be too high if you're taller or have a longer torso. I did find the sleeves to be a bit long in the regular missy size so I folded it up. I'd say this top runs smaller in the waist so I would suggest going up at least one to two sizes if you don't have a flat/toned stomach area.

 Ann Taylor Lace Peplum Top, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Lace Peplum Top, size XS regular

I wanted this lace peplum top when I saw it online but when I tried it on I found it to be really wide and boxy. Size XS regular fits more like S petite so I would suggest going down a size. The regular missy size is a good length for petites so this top may be too short if you are taller or have a longer torso.

 Ann Taylor Crepe Side Pleat Top, size SP
Ann Taylor Crepe Side Pleat Top, size SP (similar here, reviewed here)

Lastly, I tired on this side pleated top but the waist is a bit snug on me even when I sized up to S petite. Otherwise this top fits true to size everywhere else (sleeves, overall length, shoulders and bust). Size M petite would have been too roomy on me in the bust so I passed on this top.

Thanks for reading!
WhatJessWore Signature

December 12, 2016

J.Crew Factory Reviews

Lou & Grey Ribbed Tunic Sweater Flatlay
Lou & Grey Ribbed Tunic Sweater, size XS regular (review here)
Tory Burch Sullivan Boots (old, similar flat version here)

I wore this cozy outfit last week for the Gifts & Glam event at the Prudential Center (see the outfit on me here). I have also been favoring this pom pom scarf in the black and white checkered print which I got for my mom a few weeks ago. It's very soft and drapes well and I also have it in the neutral plaid print as seen in this post.

SALE ALERT

Get 50% off everything (prices as marked) at J.Crew Factory. Exclusions apply. Plus get an extra 30% off clearance. Use code YAYEXTRA30.

J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf
Shein White Black Short Sleeve Striped T-Shirt, size S (c/o, review of size XS here)

 J.Crew Factory Printed Quilted Vest, size XXS

I've been seeing this vest on everyone and I finally caved in and tried on this puffer vest in a few different prints. The checkered print I wanted wasn't available in store and now it's sold out online. I was somewhat skeptical that I would like the vest but this print is surprisingly versatile in the herringbone print. This is also my first J.Crew puffer vest!

I purchased the vest in store last weekend for $54 but when I got home I found out it was $43 online from my friend Jenna. I would keep an eye out online as the pricing tends to change on their website depending on the current promotions.

Size XXS measures 19" across the chest and hips when zipped and laid flat. The length is 23.5" front and 25.5" in the back. Size XXS fits similar to size XXS regular at LOFT. You can also refer to my review of the excursion quilted down vest in XSP here.

Here is what the vest looks like under my Chateau Parka (review of size 00 regular here). It offers a much needed extra layer of insulation when paired together with my coat. I recently ordered the crewcuts version of the Cheateau parka in electric red, size 14 for 30% off (use code CARDPERK and your J.Crew card) and I will review it in comparison to the women's version when it arrives.

 J.Crew Factory Polka-Dot Puffer Vest, size XXS

 J.Crew Factory Quilted Puffer Vest, size XXS in bleached sand
J.Crew Factory Quilted Puffer Vest, size XXS in bleached sand

 J.Crew Factory Funnelneck Sweatshirt, size XS regular
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Indigo Wash, size 24/00P (review here, last seen here)

I love this cozy funnelneck sweatshirt and size XS fits true to size for a relaxed fit. It's currently on sale for $39.50. I liked the heather oatmeal color I tried on here but I think I would like the grey color as well. The funnelneck looked like it could be cumbersome as I pulled it on over my head but it drapes well and it's very light and comfortable around my neck.

 J.Crew Factory Confetti Sequin T-Shirt, size XXS regular

Lastly, I spotted this gorgeous confetti sequin shirt in the sales rack but unfortunately size XXS regular was a bit snug on me all over. This made the fit uncomfortable since the fabric doesn't have a lot of stretch as I pulled it on and took it off carefully. I would prefer this shirt in size XS regular if I ever come across it again. I'd be curious to know if the sequins wash well. It's currently sold out online so you may have better luck looking for it in stores.

Thanks for reading!
WhatJessWore Signature