January 12, 2016

LOFT FLASH SALE ALERT: Get An Extra 70% Off All Sale Styles & J.Crew Winter Coat Reviews

 LOFT Shimmer Textured Sweater

Update 1/13: The Flash sale is over but you can now get 40% off select full-price styles and an extra 60% off sale styles at LOFT. 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! If you're curious about my recent purchases please refer to this page.

Get an extra 70% off sale styles plus hundreds at LOFT. Select full-price styles are discounted with tees starting at $10 and select sweaters starting at $20. Online only. Use code FLASH. Sale ends Wednesday 1/13 at 10AM ET. My shimmer textured sweater is now $16.50 $22 after discounts (I got it in stores last week for $18)! This feels like the longest period that they have promoted their sale and clearance items but it's understandable since they have to get rid of as much inventory as they can. I am personally looking forward to their next sale since I have my eye on a bunch of their new arrivals.

 LOFT Shimmer Textured Sweater

I got this J.Crew Nordic Parka in PXS over the weekend. It's pricey at $450 but I used my university ID from work so I got an extra 15% off. It's a really heavy, bulky coat and it honestly feels like you are wearing a sleeping bag. There's a cinch inside at the waist to give it some (very little) waist definition. The women's version is water resistant and has more structure than the two girl's coats I ordered and tried on at home below.

J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS

J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS

I love the (removable) faux fur trim on the hood. The hood also has a good weight to it with a thick fleece lining so it won't get blown off on windy days. My favorite Chateau parka (review here, Factory version review here) also has a generous sized hood but it's lightweight so it has been blown clear off on really windy days. I don't usually take petites in J.Crew coats since the sleeves tend to be too short for me but the 23" sleeves were the right length for once which means they may be a tad long for other fellow petites. Note that I usually wear XSP, 0P, XXS regular or 00 regular at LOFT in case you shop there. The chest has welt pockets for you to tuck in your hands (refer to the picture on LEFT) if you don't wear gloves and they're lined with fleece for extra warmth. The patch pockets have a side and top entry and they're also lined with fleece. The ribbed cuffs have a thumbholes to keep the sleeves in place. I didn't find that feature comfortable likely due to the length of my arms and I also I noticed that hooking in my thumb exposes some of the inside lining. Given how bulky this coat is I thought it was hilarious that they think anyone would want store their iPad/tablet inside of their coat (picture shown is the men's coat but women's coat is very similar).

 J.Crew Girls' Puffer Parka

I ordered this girl's puffer parka in size 12 despite reviews that it was roomy and bulky but I have to wholeheartedly agree with the online reviews on this one. If the waist had a cinch then I think it would have worked out but without any waist definition the coat just looks really puffy and shapeless. It felt like I was wearing a fluffy pillow. The sleeves of this parka were the right length on me. Both this parka and the girls' long powder puffer coat below are soft and fleece lined inside but they don't have the water resistant material on the outside. I stood outside in the cold for a while and I felt warm standing and shuffling in place but I doubt the material would keep out the winter wind/wind chill. I would also look even more ridiculous if I tried to layer underneath this coat. This coat is currently $88.80 after discounts.

 J.Crew Girls' Long Powder Puffer Coat in heirloom grey, size 12
J.Crew Girls' Long Powder Puffer Coat in heirloom grey, size 12
Ann Taylor Double Gusset Crossbody Bag in Silver Lake Grey (color sold out online, currently $31.99 after discounts online)

Lastly, I also ordered girls' long powder puffer coat to try when it was $88.80 but now select colors are on final sale for $71.99 after discounts. Size 12 fit me like a glove but the sleeves are 22" so they're a bit short on me since I usually prefer 23-24" sleeves. After sleeping on it I think I'll return this puffer coat since I think it adds more bulk than I prefer and the too short sleeves will just bug me.

J.Crew Girls' Long Powder Puffer Coat in heirloom grey, size 12

Thanks for reading!

WhatJessWore Signature

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