January 31, 2016

Updated LOFT Fitting Room Reviews

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Tonight is the last night for LOFT's current promotion! Get 40% off new arrivals and an extra 60% off sale styles. Excludes Lou & Grey new arrivals. Since no code is needed you can use the stackable code INSIDER657 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). That's a total of 55% off new arrivals after discounts!

Here are some updated fitting room reviews for any late night shoppers:

LOFT Admiral's Peacoat, size XSP
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Jeans in deco wash, size 0P (review here, similar wash here as reviewed here)

I originally had this admiral's peacoat on my wishlist but I wasn't a fan of the large gold buttons they used so I crossed this off my wishlist for now. This jacket is a classic cut so you should be able to find different buttons on Etsy or your local fabric or craft store if you want to attempt this DIY. I tried on size XSP which fits true to size. The sleeves are 22" long in this size. It's a mid-weight jacket perfect for transitional seasons.

LOFT Illusion Shift Skirt, size 0 regular
LOFT Illusion Shift Skirt, size 0 regular (review of size 00 regular here)
LOFT Lacy Vintage Broken In Tee, size XS regular (runs true to size but white is sheer)

I updated my review on this illusion shift skirt from yesterday so please note that size 00 regular runs smaller than usual LOFT sizing while size 0 regular runs true to LOFT sizing which means that it runs one size bigger. Size 00 regular measured 24" at the waist while size 0 regular jumps to 26" at the waist which is usually size 2 in numeric sizes. Size 0 regular was too roomy and loose all over on me so this skirt will be a no-go for me.

LOFT Side Shirred Dress, size XSP

This side shirred dress is very soft and drapes well but it's a bit too form fitting for me. I tried on size XSP I'd say it runs true to size but since I have a 27" natural waist I'm sucking in my tummy here. Size XSP should fit as expected if you have a 25-26" waist. I didn't get a chance to try on SP for comparison since there was only a few of these dresses left in the petites section.

LOFT Blossom Flounce Dress, size 0P

This blossom flounce dress is a fun print (you see it styled by Miriam here) but size 0P has a 30" waist so it was very wide on me. I would suggest going down at least one size. Size 0P's hem hit me right above the knee caps and the fabric isn't see through and flows nicely.

LOFT Floral Lace Shell, size XSP

This floral lace shell in XSP fits true to size. As you can see it's a boxy fit but it still manages to look cute and it isn't too short in petites but I would probably prefer size XXS regular for the extra length. The floral lace is a true white and very pretty and well made in person.

LOFT Marled Open Cardigan, size XSP
LOFT Lace Bib Poet Blouse, size XS regular (review here)

I tried on this marled open cardigan in XSP but I discovered it was very long and oversized. If you love long cardigans definitely size down for this one. The sleeves were a bit long so I folded them up. There is a large v shaped notch in the middle of the back hem of this cardigan which I was not a fan of. I also tried on the lace bib poet blouse (review here) again today and since I was wearing a layering cami today it accentuated the boxiness when I wore it untucked. Lastly, I wore out my new modern super skinny jeans from Ann Taylor (review here) and I'm happy to report that they kept their shape but the true test is how they fit after I wash them.

LOFT Scallop Lace Dress, size 00P
LOFT Scallop Lace Dress, size 00P (sold out online, review of 0P here, review of both 00 regular and 2 regular here)

I tried on this scallop lace dress in 00P since I spotted it in the racks on final sale and then I remembered that the empire waist is too high and uncomfortable in petites. It's sold out online but I've seen various sizes in the clearance racks in stores. Refer to my review of 0P here and my review of both 00 regular and 2 regular here). My search for the perfect LBD continues.

LOFT Essential Trench, size 00P
LOFT Essential Trench, size 00P  (review here)
LOFT Illusion Shift Skirt, size 0 regular (review of size 00 regular here)

Today I tried on both the essential trench from LOFT (above) and the chateau trench from J.Crew (below) again. They're completely different styles but which one would you pick? Is it wrong to want both? :) I thought the essential trench was too big on me in 00P but the one I tried on at this store had the creases steamed out so it actually looks so much nicer in today's photos when belted.

J.Crew Chateau Trench Coat, size 0 regular
J.Crew Chateau Trench Coat, size 0 regular (review of size 00 regular and 0 regular here)
LOFT Shimmer Textured Sweater, size S regular (review here, last seen here)
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Jeans in deco wash, size 0P (review here, similar wash here as reviewed here)
Louis Vuitton Lumineuse PM in Infini

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January 30, 2016

Weekend Fitting Room Reviews

LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com
LEFT to RIGHT:
LOFT Lattice Split Two-In-One Sweater (recommended by Sara, also available in black)
LOFT Essential Trench (update 8/22: back in stock for Fall '16 here

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Spurred by LOFT's latest sale I visited my local store today to check out the sizing on a few items on my wishlist. Please refer to my previous post for sale details including an extra 25% off Insider code. Here are my latest fitting room reviews:

LOFT Lace Bib Poet Blouse, size XS regular
LOFT Lace Bib Poet Blouse, size XS regular
Keds Crashback Slip-On (sold out, similar here)

I spotted this lace bib poet blouse the other day paired with another item but it wasn't yet available to purchase online until yesterday. I could only find size XS regular to try on in stores which had a loose, wide fit so the extra material will bunch up on the sides if you try to tuck it into a skirt for example. It has long sleeves but I prefer the look of rolled up sleeves as pictured above. The fabric is sheer so a layering cami is recommended. I'd say this blouse runs about one size larger but will be a loose fit in your usual size. I'm tempted to order size XXS regular before it sells out.

LOFT One Button Cardigan, size XS regular
LOFT One Button Cardigan, size XS regular

I also found this one button cardigan in XS regular and since I didn't have a more appropriate top to pair it with I tried it on over the lace bib poet blouse. It's the perfect lightweight cardigan to go over spring and summer sleeveless outfits and I'd say it runs true to size.

LOFT Illusion Shift Skirt, size 00 regular
LOFT Essential Trench, size 00P (update 8/22: back in stock for Fall '16 here
LOFT Illusion Shift Skirt, size 00 regular

LOFT outerwear is usually a miss for me so I wasn't going to try on this essential trench but I decided to try on size 00P after assessing it on the hanger. I like the back storm flap with the button detail (some trench coats don't have a button so the storm flap billows out too much), the epaulets with button details on the shoulders and sleeves and the inverted back pleat. The fabric is a nice weight so it doesn't look like it will wrinkle terribly. As far as sizing goes, this trench runs at least one size bigger because size 00P was still a lot of material when worn buttoned and belted as you can see in the below right picture. The extra material bunches at my waist when belted so I think this trench looks best worn open/unbuttoned. For reference I have a 27-28" waist and wear size 25/0P in LOFT denim (please refer to my measurements here). The petite sleeves in 00P are bracelet length on me which is normal since I usually take 23" sleeves so I would say the sleeves in this size are around 22".

I also tried on this illusion shift skirt in size 00 regular and it fits smaller than the usual LOFT sizing but true to size since 00 regular usually translates to a 24" waist in numeric sizing. Size 00 regular has a 24" waist and sat high on my waist which meant that the hem hit me about mid-thigh. I may need size 0 regular for a more work appropriate length. Refer to this clip I saved from my snapchat (username: whatjesswore) here. See my review of size 0 regular here.

LOFT Essential Trench, size 00P
LOFT Essential Trench with jeans (see another closeup here)
To see the movement of this trench you can refer to this clip I saved from my snapchat here

LOFT Lattice Split Two-In-One Sweater, size SP
LOFT Lattice Split Two-In-One Sweater, size SP (recommended by Sara, see size XS regular on me here, also available in black)

For my last LOFT try-on, I found this lattice split two-in-one sweater in both regular and petite sizing. Size XS petite looked like it had really slim sleeves so I tried on both small petite pictured above and XS regular which I ordered on the 28th (see it on me here). It's a cute thin sweater for the spring to be sure but I didn't love it on me so I'll probably return it especially since I ordered the wrong size. I'd say this sweater runs true to size and if you're petite I would recommend ordering the petites since the regular missy version is rather long. FYI. I get all of my goodies on Tuesday and I can't wait to see which items work out.

J.Crew Chateau Trench Coat, size 00 regular
J.Crew Chateau Trench Coat, size 00 regular (see size 0 regular on me here)
LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular (last seen here, review of size M here)
Update 8/9/16: A similar redesigned 3/4 sleeve version of this top returns for Fall '16!
Keds Crashback Slip-On (sold out, similar here and here)

While I was trying on the LOFT essential trench I made a mental note to stop by J.Crew to see if the new chateau trench coat was available in store and sure enough it was! I have the similar matinee trench in both khaki and navy, size 00 regular from 2010/2011 but the sleeves are too short so I've been looking for a suitable replacement before I sell them on Poshmark. The khaki color is as pictured online so apologies for the poor lighting above. I tried on both 00 regular and 0 regular. The shoulders of size 00 regular were too snug and the arms were extremely slim even though I had a fairly thin shirt. I then tried on size 0 regular which fit me a lot more comfortably but the sleeves were too long although you can fold them to show the pretty gingham print as shown in their online stock image.

Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Jeans in deco wash, size 0P
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Jeans in deco wash, size 0P (similar wash here as reviewed here)

I also stopped by Ann Taylor since they have 50% off to check out the modern super skinny jeans and I found them in the deco wash (above) and the island sand (below). This style is also available in white and carnival wash which are both on my wishlist. I tried on both jeans in size 0P which is also my usual size for jeans at LOFT. I look for narrow leg openings for my skinny jeans so I preferred the look of the denim wash over the khaki fabric which kicked out a bit more at the ends. The deco wash came home with me since they're really soft and stretchy. Size 0P measurements are as follows:

28" waist
25" inseam
7.25" rise
9" leg opening

Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Jeans in island sand, size 0P
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Jeans in island sand, size 0P

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January 28, 2016

LOFT SALE ALERT: Get 40% Off New Arrivals & An Extra 60% Off Sale Styles

LOFT Fringe Trim Cardigan Flatlay Outfit
LOFT Fringe Trim Cardigan, I took size XXS regular (review of size XS regular here, available in black for Fall '16)
Banana Republic Pintuck Blouse (old, similar here and here)
Banana Republic Gingko Leaf Necklace (similar here)
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (sold out, review here, similar here)
Ann Taylor Double Gusset Crossbody Bag in silver lake grey (similar here)
Skagen Crystal Striped Mesh Bracelet Watch (sold out, similar here)
J.Crew Elsie Pumps With Enamel Heel in kraft brown (review here, similar here)

Get 40% off new arrivals and an extra 60% off sale styles at LOFT. Excludes Lou & Grey new arrivals. Since no code is needed you can use the stackable code INSIDER657 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). That's a total of 55% off new arrivals after discounts!

I recently purchased the denim leggings in authentic indigo wash but they feel a bit more snug in my usual size than my other denim leggings so I'll probably return the extra pair. I haven't cut off the tags on the navy/white version of the fringe trim cardigan so I'll decide which one to keep when I receive the whisper white version. For this sale (refer to a screenshot of what I ordered here), I snagged a few more items on my wishlist including this new lattice split two-in-one sweater (recommended by Sara, updated review here), this fringe trim cardigan (review here) now available in whisper white, this signature 3/4 sleeve sweater (review here) in antique white, this mixed metallic fringe pendant necklace, this rib trim cardigan (review here) in navy and these highly reviewed denim legging jeans in black which were quickly disappearing in petite sizes.

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Also get 50% off your entire purchase including new arrivals at Ann Taylor. Exclusions apply. Use code PRETTY50. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 1/31 at 3AM EST.

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January 27, 2016

J.Crew Nordic Parka

J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS
J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS (review here, similar here, here and here)
Lou & Grey Mariner Stripe Tunic (old, similar here and here)
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (sold out, review here, similar here)
BP. Fringe Trim Infinity Scarf (similar here)
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target crossbody bag (old from 2013, similar here, here and here)
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot in cafe (runs 1/2 bigger, now $179.90 on Sorel's website and Nordstrom prices matches!)

Happy Wednesday! I love a fluffy faux fur hood and I finally decided to keep this J.Crew Nordic Parka (review here). Sara gave me a heads up and per LOFT's most recent email it looks like we can expect a new sale tomorrow so prep your wishlist in case your size tends to sell out. I hope it's a better sale than the current sale plus I'm looking forward to seeing their new arrivals.

J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS

J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS

J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS

J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS

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January 22, 2016

Preppy Layers & Weekend Sale Alerts

Preppy Flatlay
Ann Taylor Stripe Perfect Shirt, size 0 regular (review here, similar here)
LOFT Shimmer Textured Sweater, size S regular (review here, last seen here)
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (sold out, review here, similar here)
Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene

Happy Friday! I wore this outfit yesterday after I realized how perfectly preppy my two recent buys looked together. The stripe perfect shirt and shimmer textured sweater are recent purchases I bought on sale in stores. I was going to wear my nude pumps but I ended up switching to boots to keep my skin/feet covered.

Preppy Layered Outfit
Nine West Jacinta Pumps (last seen here, similar here)

Ann Taylor Stripe Perfect Shirt Outfit
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Favorite things
Ann Taylor Double Gusset Crossbody Bag (last seen here and here, see Jule's review here)
Coach Bunny Keychain (old find from TJ Maxx/HomeGoods)

This danging crystal ribbon necklace is now $20 after discounts. The ribbon tie is comfortable and adjustable to wear with different necklines. Since no code is needed you can use the stackable code INSIDER657 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ at LOFT. This double gusset crossbody bag is currently $34.94 after discounts and many colors are restocked and available online.

J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS
J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS (review here)
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (sold out, review here, similar here)

This J.Crew nordic parka is now 30% off or $315 after discounts. It's been so cold and windy lately and I've been trying on a lot of other parkas but none of them were to my liking so I kept coming back to the one I bought. My similar sized friend Celena noticed my reservations and she recommended the TNA Bancroft parka from Aritzia. (sizing runs slim so she recommended going up a size). We don't have any Aritzia stores yet but I noticed that they're opening a store at the Prudential this spring and I'm really excited because I really love their aesthetic. Unfortunately they only accept returns for merchandise credit so it seemed too risky to order the parka sight unseen.

Lastly, the Joan of Artic mid wedge boots are on sale for $179.90 on Sorel's website in the cafe and nori colors. Special thanks for Janet for the heads up! I recently bought mine for full-price through Nordstrom but when I called customer service they honored the price difference and credited it back to my card. It's always awesome to get some unexpected savings. These boots run about 1/2 bigger so I took size 6.5 even though I usually wear size 7. They're really comfortable with great traction and they're surprisingly lightweight despite appearances. I have slightly wider feet so they are a bit snug with thicker socks but so far I've been okay wearing them with my regular socks.

Have a great weekend!
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January 20, 2016

FLASH SALE ALERT: Get 50% Off Almost Everything at LOFT

LOFT Drapey Ponte Tee Flatlay
LOFT Drapey Ponte Tee, size S regular (review here)
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (review here, similar here)
BP. Fringe Trim Infinity Scarf (similar here)
Banana Republic Gingko Leaf Necklace
Skagen Crystal Striped Mesh Bracelet Watch (sold out, review here, similar here)
Forever 21 heart print socks (old, similar here, here and here)
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot in cafe
Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene

Get 50% off almost everything at LOFT. Excludes Lou & Grey new arrivals. Valid online only. Use code FLASH. Sale ends Thursday 1/21 at 10AM ET.

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I received all the items from my previous order tonight. Feel free to follow along on my snapchat (username: whatjesswore) for some live updates. For those that are new to snapchat the snaps (pictures or videos) disappear within 24 hours from when they are taken.

LOFT Drapey Ponte Tee, size S regular


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January 17, 2016

Weekend Sale Alerts, Recent Purchases & Fitting Room Reviews

LOFT - Get 40% off new arrivals and an extra 60% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use the stackable code INSIDER657 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). That's a total of 55% off select full-price styles! Shop my sales picks here:



 Lou & Grey Kimono Cardigan
Lou & Grey Kimono Cardigan, size XS-S
LOFT Drapey Ponte Tee, size S regular (also available in stripes)
Lou & Grey leggings (current version here)
Skagen Crystal Striped Mesh Bracelet Watch (sold out, review here, similar here)
Stuart Weitzman Lander over the knee boots (review here)

I love this Lou & Grey Kimono Cardigan and I'm trying on size XS-S above but it wasn't on sale this time around. I wish it was offered in size XXS since the fit is on the larger end due to the dual sizing. For a better view of the fit you can also refer to this clip I saved from my snapchat (username: whatjesswore). I did buy the drapey ponte tee in size S regular since it was $12 after discounts in store. I couldn't find it in size XS in the sales racks in but luckily size S drapes nicely and I prefer the longer tunic length from sizing up. The ponte material is thicker so it's not the typical thin t-shirt. It also washed well on cold and air dried. Hopefully I'll come across it in white because it would be amazing to own a white shirt that isn't see through for once.

Ann Taylor - Get 40% off new arrivals and an extra 70% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Use code WEEKEND. Sale ends Monday 1/18. The double gusset crossbody bag (last seen here) has been restocked in all colors and it's currently $24 after discounts. Special thanks to a sweet follower for letting me know the other day! Shop my sales picks here:



OTHER NOTABLE SALES

J.Crew - Get up to 70% off original prices on final sale styles. Use code GETSHOPPING. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends Sunday 1/17. I've been eyeing this cotton textured-dot sleep set which is now on final sale for $47.99.

J.Crew Factory - Get up to 70% off original prices on clearance styles. Use code EXTRA50. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends Monday 1/18.

Nordstrom - I've been looking for a warmer winter coat (I'm on the fence about keeping the J.Crew Nordic Parka reviewed in this post) and I noticed that they're price matching the North Face sale for 25% off select styles. Size XS runs narrow/snug in the waist so I noticed that I fit size S in most of the styles I tried on but the overall length and sleeves were sometimes too long. My favorite sale style is this metropolis parka in graphite grey heather but my size is currently sold out. I also liked this Dunagiri waterproof down parka with faux fur trim but it's not on sale.

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 Ann Taylor Stripe Perfect Shirt
Ann Taylor Stripe Perfect Shirt in cornflower blue, size 0 regular (similar here)

I was browsing the sales racks and found this stripe perfect shirt in my size for $24 after discounts. Size 0 regular fit me perfectly and I like the longer length for extra coverage in the front and back since I rarely tuck in my shirts. Despite the thin fabric I didn't find it to be see through which was a bonus.

 LOFT Rib Trim Cardigan

I tried on this rib trim cardigan in size XS regular and I love how it drapes. I'd say it fits true to size. LOFT has so many gorgeous cardigans and sometimes I have a hard time keeping them straight but I like this one more than the long open cardigan I tried on in this post. I didn't get it in store because I wanted to check out the color options online. It's currently $22 after discounts.

 LOFT Two-In-One Sweater
LOFT Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular

Two-in-one sweaters are awesome and this one looks very chic in all black. Size XS regular was a relaxed fit on me so I'd say it fits true to size. I didn't have to size up like I normally do for most of LOFT's sweaters which tend to be snug, too short and very boxy.

 LOFT Signature 3/4 Sleeve Sweater

I thought this navy signature 3/4 sleeve sweater would be a perfect pairing with my new stripe perfect shirt. Size S is a nice relaxed fit on me but if I were to layer a shirt underneath it comfortably then I would need size M so that the sleeves and bodice are not too snug. I was too lazy to find the next size up to try on but I have them in my shopping cart for a future order in both navy and white. It's a thin sweater so it can be worn year round.

 LOFT Striped Relaxed Tunic
LOFT Striped Relaxed Tunic, size XSP
LOFT Modern Super Skinny Jeans in Vintage Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot in cafe (runs 1/2 bigger so I went with size 6.5 instead of 7)

I tried on this striped relaxed tunic in size XS regular a previous post and I ordered it in XXS regular but I won't receive my online order until Wednesday. I saw it again today in XSP so I decided to try it on again for size. If size XXS doesn't work out then I might exchange it for size SP since the sleeves are snug on me in XSP. I'd say this sweater fits true to size.

 LOFT Quilted Jacket
LOFT Quilted Jacket, size XS regular

LOFT posted this quilted jacket on their Instagram the other day and I was finally able to find XS regular to try on in store. The regular missy size hit right where my hips start for a cropped length. Fortunately for fellow petites that shop in stores, the sleeves of the regular missy size are on the shorter side because they didn't even reach the end of my wrists. The sleeves are likely 19" sleeves if I had to guess which is way too short for me (I prefer 23" sleeves). The jacket is very boxy and runs about one size bigger so size XS looked ridiculous on me especially since I have a smaller bust. The front overlaps quite a bit on me since I don't fill it out. The sleeves are also very wide so I pushed them up in the above photos.

 LOFT Ribbed Open Cardigan, size SP

This ribbed open cardigan is so soft and size SP fit me perfectly. Size SP fit more in XSP so this cardigan runs about one size smaller. The marled texture of the black color is very on trend for this season. Note that it's a thin cardigan but perfect for layering.

 LOFT Sequin Snowflake Sweater

I spotted this cute sequin snowflake sweater in store and tried it on for size. I gravitate towards solid sweaters but this is a cute seasonal sweater if you can find it in your size. Size SP fit me perfectly but it's a figure hugging/form fitting fit.

RECENT OUTFITS

 Shein Dip Hem Cable Knit Pockets Pale Grey Sweater

 LOFT Open Hoodie
LOFT Open Hoodie, size SP (review of last year's version here)
 Lou & Grey Marled Cowl Tunic, size XXS regular (old/sold out)
LOFT Modern Super Skinny Jeans in Vintage Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot in cafe
Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene

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