what jess wore: [UPDATED] Ann Taylor & LOFT Sale Alerts + New Reviews

April 29, 2016

[UPDATED] Ann Taylor & LOFT Sale Alerts + New Reviews

 Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Pintuck Tee Outfit
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Pintuck Tee in quartzite, size XXS regular (review of size XSP here, Update 7/15 - this top back in stock in navy blue, bird print and this spotted print)
Ann Taylor Turnlock Saddle Bag in winter white (review here)
Gap STRETCH 1969 true skinny ankle jeans in white, size 25P (last seen here and updated with measurements here)
Bandolino Mikea (old from DSW last year, similar here, last mentioned here)
Skagen Crystal Striped Mesh Bracelet Watch (sold out, review here, similar here

SALE ALERTS

Ann Taylor - Get 50% off select full-price styles and get extra 60% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. You can also use the code ANNT3BE online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ (exclusions may apply). That's a total of 62.5% off select full-price styles after online discounts!

Use the code GIFT9 for $30 off $60+ (excludes final sale items). I noticed this code works on sale styles for even further discounts if you're placing a small order for sale items. I would only recommend doing this method if you're pretty confident the sale items will fit you. If it doesn't work out you will not get the $8.95 shipping fee back. Lastly, I also received the code THANKS2 for $50 off your full-price purchase of $100+. This code supposedly expires 4/28/16 at 12AM EST but I noticed it still works. Sara kindly shared a new $50 off $100 code and AnnT8za expires on 5/1/16. Note: The shopping cart only takes one code per order.

Shop my sales picks here:



LOFT - Get 40% off tops, sweaters, pants and shorts an extra 60% off all sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use the stackable code INSIDER489 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 after online discounts!

Shop my sales picks here:



REVIEWS

Ann Taylor Lace Shift Dress
Ann Taylor Lace Shift Dress in lady oxford, size 0P (last seen here in my post from July 2015)

I stopped by the store the other day to see if there was any new arrivals in stores and I spotted this lace shift dress. The color is a pretty periwinkle blue but the cut and and fit is the same as the dress I reviewed last July here. I'd say this dress runs a bit loose in your usual Ann Taylor sizing and may require a belt to give it more shape. Refer to this clip I saved from my snapchat (username: whatjesswore) here for another look at how this dress fits.

 Ann Taylor Belted Dot Dress

I also tried on this belted dot dress and size XXSP fits generously. The length hit me mid kneecap and this XXSP fits more like a 0 or 2 regular rather than petites. The bust darts were misplaced on me so if you have a small chest then this dress will not work unless you size down. The arm holes are also cut very large. I really wish this dress had pockets. The dress has an a-line shape when unbelted and it wasn't too see through if you wear nude undergarments.

LOFT Pintucked Swing Dress
LOFT Pintucked Swing Dress, size XS regular

I loved the color of this pintucked swing dress and since there was no petites at my local store I tried on XS regular which actually fit me really well lengthwise. I'd say this dress fits true to size. The length hit just above my knees but the arm holes are generous so you could see my bra from the sides if I moved around. I'm not sure if XXS regular would solve my particular issue with the arm holes but this dress is so light and airy it feels like you're wearing nothing. I was also searching for pockets to put my hands in but there were none to be found. This dress would be really cute with a cropped denim jacket and a necklace.

LOFT Pointelle Striped Top
LOFT Pointelle Striped Top, size XS regular
Gap STRETCH 1969 true skinny ankle jeans in white, size 25P (last seen here and updated with measurements here)

I wanted this pointelle striped top when I spotted it online but it's a bit sheer in white. It fits true to size and the length of regular missy is perfect - not too short/boxy. If you don't mind layering with a cami for the white color then this is a really cute top that also comes in coral and navy as well.

LOFT Soft Vintage Soft Tee in dainty pink shadow
LOFT Soft Vintage Soft Tee in dainty pink shadow, size XS regular

I was killing time before dinner on Friday night and I popped by LOFT and tried on this soft vintage tee. Size XS regular fits true to size but the dainty pink shadow isn't the soft pink I thought it was but it's still really cute. I like these vintage tees since the neckline is more modest than a low v-neck. I have both the dotted version and the striped version from last year (review here, last seen here) in XS regular.

LOFT Embroidered Floral Vintage Soft Shell, size XS regular
LOFT Embroidered Floral Vintage Soft Shell, size XS regular (see it on Megan)

I also tried on this embroidered floral vintage shell and I noticed one of the sales associates also had it on. It's true to size but the arm holes are generous so a cardigan and/or layering cami is required or people will see a your bra from the sides. It is slightly sheer and you can see a closeup of the embroidery detail here.

The Limited Nautical Striped Anorak
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in carnival wash, size 24/00 regular (last seen here, review of the deco wash here

I ordered a few items from The Limited as mentioned in my blog post on April 13th I but never got around to reviewing them or returning what didn't work out yet. I quickly reviewed them on my snapchat today and I figured I'd update my blog as well in case anyone was interested in these items. This nautical striped anorak is really cute (refer to this picture as well) and I ordered it in XXSP but I found that it fit me really snug in the hips through the thighs when I zip it up. The sleeves are also a bit too short for my arms since I prefer 24" sleeves. You can also refer to this clip here for another look at the fit on me. It's a thin jacket that's perfect for chilly summer nights when you need an extra layer.

The measurements of size XXSP are as follows:

13.25" shoulders
12" upper arm circumference
22.75" sleeve length
35" chest (pit to pit)
33" waist uncinched
37" along the bottom hem
28" total length

The Limited Asymmetrical Drape Front Cardigan
LOFT Striped Rib Trim Tank (old favorite, similar here)
J.Crew Elsie Pumps With Enamel Heel in kraft brown (review here, similar here and here)

The  asymmetrical drape front cardigan is back once again. This style was part of the popular Scandal collection which you can see on me in this old blog post as well as this post. Size XSP fits me true to size. I hardly dry clean anymore and opt for machine friendly clothes but I really love the look of this cardigan. I'll have to remember not to try to wash it myself since that's how I ruined my other one. Refer to this clip for another look of how it fits.

The Limited Soft Open Front Blazer

I was looking for a drapey white jacket and I ordered this soft open blazer in size XSP but it fits large. I'd say it fits like regular XS or even regular small. It just looked like too much material from me from the side view and the sleeves are really wide. Refer to this clip for another view of how size XSP fits on me.

The measurements of size XSP are as follows:

14.25" shoulders
13" upper arm circumference
20" sleeve length
26" total length

Happy shopping!
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