what jess wore: June 2016

June 30, 2016

Recent Outfits & Independence Day Sale Alerts

 Max Studio Striped Flare Dress

With July 4th around the corner a few of my favorite retailers have posted their sales online. Stay tuned for updates to my blog as the holiday weekend sales change or get added!

Ann Taylor - Get 40% off full-price styles and an extra 60% off sale styles. Use code JULY40. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends Tuesday 7/5 at 3AM EST. Since no code is needed for the promotion on sale styles you can use the code GIFT3 for $30 off $60+ for even further discounts if you're interested in ordering only sale styles. The discount on full-price styles require the other coupon code so you may benefit from shopping the two sales separately for additional savings. Note: The shopping cart only takes one code per order.

Shop my sales picks here:



 Banana Republic Dillon-Fit Windowpane Shirt

Banana Republic - Get up to 40% off select styles and an extra 50% off sale styles. Cardmembers get an extra 10% off using the code BRCARD. I got this Dillon-fit windowpane shirt a while back and it's now $27.49 after discounts. I'm eyeing this chambray lightweight wool vest and this gorgeous tiered sleeveless maxi dress as seen on Trina.

 Banana Republic Dillon-Fit Windowpane Shirt
LOFT Cut Off Denim White Shorts, size 24/00 regular (review here)
Skagen Hagen Leather Watch (SKW2356) c/o (also available at Bloomingdales and Overstock.com)
Ann Taylor Signature Laser Cut Crossbody Tote (last seen here, review here, larger size here)

 J.Crew - Get 40% off summer styles and an extra 40-60% off sale styles. Use code COOLSTYLES. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 7/5 at 11:59PM ET.

J.Crew Factory - Get 50% off (prices as marked). Plus get an extra 15% off your purchase and an extra 50% off clearance. Use code HAPPYSALE. Valid online only. Sale ends 7/5 at 11:59PM ET.

 Lou & Grey Bare Romper
Lou & Grey Bare Romper, size XS regular (review here)
LOFT Denim Jacket in Mid Vintage Wash, size XSP (review here, last seen here)
BCBGeneration Jewel Embellished Flat Sandal ($29.99 from T.J. Maxx, similar here and here)

LOFT - Get 50% off EVERYTHING. Use code JULY4TH. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



Update 7/4 - Get 60% 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 INSIDER985* online for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). 

*Similar to the month of May and June, the LOFT Insider code for the month of July is $25 of $100+ instead of the usual 25% off $100+. 

I love this soft Lou & Grey bare romper so much I wanted it in black too but my size is sold out. I was going to order it in petites while there's still free shipping tonight but I ultimately decided to hold back since I've been spending too much.

 Lou & Grey Bare Romper

Lou & Grey - Get 25% off your purchase with code CELEBRATE. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends July 4, 2016. Lou & Grey items are carried on LOFT's website and stores but select styles are only available at Lou & Grey like this striped tank dress.

Idependence Day Outfit
Max Studio Striped Flare Dress, size XS (see size S on me in this post)
LOFT Denim Jacket in Western Moon Wash, size XXSP (old wash from last year, similar here)

Lastly, this Max Studio striped flare dress is on sale and only $29.50 after discounts at Nordstrom Rack! I got a few compliments from the ladies in my office wearing this dress to work today. See the navy and white version on me here. I ordered a few other dresses by Max Studio since I was lured by the sales prices but I ultimately returned them due to poor fit.

 Max Studio Striped Flare Dress

Photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography
Please check out his Flickr here

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
WhatJessWore Signature

June 29, 2016

OOTD: Gingham Dress & LOFT Sale Alert: 50% Off Everything + FREE Shipping

  LOFT Gingham Drop Waist Dress

Get 50% off EVERYTHING plus FREE shipping on every order at LOFT. Use code JULY4TH. Valid online only. Now valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



 LOFT Gingham Drop Waist Dress
LOFT Gingham Drop Waist Dress, size XSP (previously reviewed here)
LOFT Denim Jacket in Mid Vintage Wash, size XSP (review here, last seen here)
Skagen Hagen Leather Watch (SKW2356) c/o (also available at Bloomingdales and Overstock.com)
Coach Nolita Satchel in crossgrain leather (sold out on Coach online, available here and here, last seen here)

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography
Please check out his Flickr here

 06.25.16 Outfit details
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This past weekend we were in Philadelphia to celebrate my little sister's engagement. My future brother-in-law chose a scenic view from the 11th floor on the Cira Centra Green rooftop park. We enjoyed a lovely picnic with a few of their close friends and we even got to watch the sunset against the city's skyline. My sister loves reflection pictures so she took this rare photo of my husband and I together below.

 Through the looking glass at Cira Centre Green Park in Philadelphia with my husband

Ann Taylor Blossom Flare Dress
Ann Taylor Blossom Flare Dress (review of size 0P here, review of size 00P here)
Ann Taylor Mini Signature Tote (old) similar here: http://rstyle.me/n/bih8j5rrke

In other sale news, get 40% off full-price styles and an extra 60% off sale styles at Ann Taylor. Use code JULY40. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends Tuesday 7/5 at 3AM EST. Since no code is needed for the promotion on  sale styles you can use the code GIFT3 for $30 off $60+ for even further discounts if you're interested in ordering only sale styles. The full-price styles requires the other coupon code so you may benefit from shopping the two sales separately for more savings. Note: The shopping cart only takes one code per order.

The matte jersey peplum shell (review here, last seen here) I picked up recently in two colors is now only $16 after discounts. Shop my other sales picks here:



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June 26, 2016

Date Night Outfit Idea & Ann Taylor Sale Alert: Get 50% Off Your Entire Purchase

 Ann Taylor Strappy Off The Shoulder Top

I haven't tried the cold shoulder trend yet but when I saw this strappy off the shoulder top it looked like the perfect flirty shirt for date nights and going out. It's currently 50% off tonight and many sizes are sold out online but you can check your local stores for more sizes. I also snagged these patent bow pumps in black since I loved the blush color so much.

 Ann Taylor Strappy Off The Shoulder Top
Ann Taylor Strappy Off The Shoulder Top *, size XXS regular (review of size XS regular here)
*back in stock for Fall '16 here
LOFT Denim Leggings (old, similar here
Skagen Hagen Leather Watch (SKW2356) c/o (also available at Bloomingdales and Overstock.com)
Louis Vuitton Marias BB (old/sold out style, similar style by Tory Burch)

 Ann Taylor Charlie Patent Bow Pumps in black

 Ann Taylor Strappy Off The Shoulder Top

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography
Please check out his Flickr here

SALE ALERT

Get 50% off new arrivals and sale styles at Ann Taylor. Use code SUNNY50. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 6/28 at 3AM EST. Cardmembers also save an extra 10% off sale styles. Shop my sales picks here:



6.24.16 OOTD
LOFT Denim Jacket in Mid Vintage Wash, size XSP (review here, last seen here)
Ann Taylor Matte Jersey Peplum Shell in illusion blue, size XS regular (review of size XSP here)
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in white, size 25/0P (review here, last seen here)
Banana Republic Gingko Leaf Necklace (old, I'm finally got the branch pendant from Ann Taylor)
Zara Gem Encrusted Slides (item no. 7506/101) - now $25.99, runs true to size

I wore this outfit on Friday and I love this classic matte jersey peplum shell so much that I also have it in winter white. My friend and I also wanted it in illusion blue but it was only available in regular missy sizes so I ordered it for the both of us with the rest of my online order last week. Since we both took size SP for the white color I was pretty sure size XS regular would fit similarly and it turns out it was only about 1" longer in the front and back.

6.24.16 OOTD

Ann Taylor Branch Pendant

Ann Taylor Louisa Block Heel Leather Sandals Review
RIGHT: Ann Taylor Margo leather sandals (review from last year here, similar here)

I received the Louisa block heel leather sandals that I ordered in tan but the color looks different in good lighting and it has an orange tint to it making it less of a neutral than I would prefer. Personally I didn't like this color against my skin tone so I returned it. I wish the color was closer to cognac. They run true to size per my previous review here. See my quick snapchat (username: whatjesswore) review here, here and here comparing them to last year's version.

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June 25, 2016

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

LOFT Summer 2016 Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com
From LEFT to RIGHT:

Get 40% off EVERYTHING at LOFT and that means that Lou & Grey is included too! Use code JUICY. Valid in stores and online. Cardmembers earn double reward points on your entire purchase June 23-26. I'm super excited about a lot of the pieces they most recently released for summer 2016. I ended up bringing home a couple of pieces with me so I could wear them right away.

 Lou & Grey Striped Bare Romper
Zara Gem Encrusted Slides (item no. 7506/101) - now $25.99, runs true to size

First up is this striped bare romper which I wanted after I saw it online. I was so happy to find this in my local store to try on. Surprisingly size XS regular fit me perfectly. I'd say this fits true to size but if you're taller then you might find the straps which are not adjustable to be on the shorter side. This romper is very petite friendly and I would recommend trying on the regular missy sizes in store first the gauge the sizing if you're on the fence about ordering it in petites.

 Lou & Grey Bare Romper
Lou & Grey Bare Romper, size XS regular

I loved the striped version so much that I also got the bare romper in the solid enchanted moss color. It's so soft and the drape is very flattering. For my body type I usually dislike wearing anything belted because it accentuates how wide my waist is but this look comes across looking very cool and put together with a simple statement necklace and jeweled gold sandals.

 Lou & Grey Bare Swing Dress
Lou & Grey Bare Swing Dress, size XS regular

This bare swing dress drapes so well but it's on the shorter side hitting a few inches above my knees. It's such an easy dress to throw on over everything and the material is super soft. Similar to the above rompers I was able to take this dress in XS regular. If you're taller then you may want to go up a size for a longer length due to the short hemline. For reference, I'm 5' 2 1/2" and you can refer to my measurements here.

 LOFT Dot Cascade Shell
LOFT Dot Cascade Shell, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in white, size 25/0P (review here, last seen here)

This dot cascade shell looked so cute online so it was another top I was pleased to see in store. Size XS regular seemed a bit short and the arm holes didn't seem big so I tried it on in XS regular which fit me really well. I'd say this top runs true to size and I love the ruffles and large polka dots. It didn't come home with me this time around since I was having some serious trouble deciding what to buy. I loved so many of the items I tried on but I've been spending so much at LOFT and Ann Taylor recently. It can be difficult to narrow down what to buy now or purchase later at a better price since some of the more popular items tend to sell out more quickly.

 LOFT Embroidered Ruffle Shell

I thought this embroidered ruffle shell would be boxy on me since it didn't look promising on the hanger but I tried it on and I really loved the fit of size XS regular on me. I'd say this top fits true to size. The material isn't too thin and see through which is a plus. I adore the large ruffle as the focal point against the texture of this top.

 LOFT Gingham Drop Waist Dress
LOFT Gingham Drop Waist Dress, size XSP (previously reviewed here)

I tried on this gingham drop waist dress end of May but I didn't get it then. I finally caved in yesterday and I got it so I can have one fun gingham dress in my closet. See size XXSP on me here. It fits exactly like the chambray drop waist dress that I reviewed in this post. It is a loose fit in my usual size XSP but size XXSP is a bit too short for my preference. I paired it with my denim jacket (review here, last seen here) as you can see here but the drop waist can be tricky finding the right layer to throw on over the dress.

 LOFT Dot Flounce Dress
LOFT Dot Flounce Dress, size XS regular 

Lastly, I spotted this dot flounce dress with the pink polka dots so I figured I'd try it on just for fun. The regular missy length hits right above my knee caps and the arm holes are spot on in size XS regular. My local store at the Prudential Center also carried it in petites but I figured it would be too short on me so I didn't try it on for comparison. See size XXSP on Annie. The cut of this dress is straight up and down with no stretch but it's a looser fit. I didn't like this dress on me since it makes me seem wider due to the shoulder ruffle detail. I also wish the skirt portion was more of a drapey/flowy a-line. The combination of the cut and print makes it seem more like a juniors dress.

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June 22, 2016

OOTD: Striped Drapey Hi-Lo Top & White Denim + LOFT Extra 20% or 25% Off Stackable Coupon Code

 OOTD:  Striped Drapey Hi-Lo Top & White Denim

 OOTD:  Striped Drapey Hi-Lo Top & White Denim
LOFT Striped Drapey Hi-Lo Top, size XS regular (review of size XSP here)
Coach Nolita Satchel in crossgrain leather (sold out on Coach online, available here and here)
Skagen Hagen Leather Watch (SKW2356) c/o (also available at Bloomingdales and Overstock.com)
BCBGeneration Jewel Embellished Flat Sandal (recent find from T.J. Maxx, similar here)

 OOTD:  Striped Drapey Hi-Lo Top & White Denim
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Photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography
Please check out his Flickr here

SALE ALERT

Get 40% off dresses, shorts and tees and get an extra 40% off sale styles at LOFT. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use the stackable code INSIDER315* online for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). 

I was going through my purse today and when I found a coupon that I misplaced. If you received the LOFT mailer a while back there was a stackable coupon inside for an extra 25% off $100+ for LOVELOFT cardmembers or an extra 20% off $100+ for non-cardmembers using the code GETAWAY. This code expires 6/30/16. Valid on full-price promotional purchases only. Note: The shopping cart only takes one code per order.

*Similar to the month of May, the LOFT Insider code for the month of June is $25 of $100+ instead of the usual 25% off $100+.   

Shop my sales picks here:



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June 20, 2016

Sunday Funday OOTD: LOFT Blanca Trapeze Dress & Coach Nolita Satchel

 Sunday Funday OOTD: LOFT Blanca Trapeze Dress & Coach Nolita Satchel
LOFT Denim Jacket in Mid Vintage Wash, size XSP (review here, last seen here)
LOFT Blanca Trapeze Dress, size XSP (review here)
Skagen Hagen Leather Watch (SKW2356) c/o (also available at Bloomingdales and Overstock.com)
BCBGeneration Jewel Embellished Flat Sandal (recent find from T.J. Maxx, similar here)

Yesterday my husband planned a fun day trip with my brother and sister in law. We wanted to go to the Cape but we didn't want to deal with the traffic and crowds so after some research we decided to go to York, Maine where we saw the Nubble Lighthouse. We didn't plan to go to a beach but we realized we were right next to York beach which was very clean and gorgeous so we went there to dip our toes in the water. The sand on this beach is pleasant to walk on since it's not littered with broken shells or pebbles. We stopped for lunch at Warren's Lobster House and I picked up a new bag at Coach Outlet at The Kittery Outlets on our way there. On our way home, we stopped by the lovely Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH and we also had dinner nearby.

 Sunday Funday OOTD: LOFT Blanca Trapeze Dress & Coach Nolita Satchel

 Sunday Funday OOTD: LOFT Blanca Trapeze Dress & Coach Nolita Satchel

 Sunday Funday OOTD: LOFT Blanca Trapeze Dress & Coach Nolita Satchel
Outfit photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography
Please check out his Flickr here

 Cute House spotted in York, Maine
Cute house spotted in York, Maine

Sunday Funday OOTD: LOFT Blanca Trapeze Dress & Coach Nolita Satchel
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 Sunday Funday OOTD: LOFT Blanca Trapeze Dress & Coach Nolita Satchel

The Beautiful Gardens at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH
The beautiful gardens at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH

 Sunday Funday OOTD: LOFT Blanca Trapeze Dress & Coach Nolita Satchel

 Vintage Car in Portsmouth, NH
Vintage car in Portsmouth, NH

SALE ALERTS

Lastly, both Ann Taylor and LOFT are having some really good sales right now plus a friendly reminder that June is cardmember appreciation month. My favorite perk is not one but four 15% Tuesdays this month! Cardmembers also get FREE shipping on Tuesdays this month for all Ann Taylor online purchases.

Ann Taylor - Select full-price shorts, knits and tees are now $19.50 plus get an extra 40% off sale styles. Since no code is needed for the current promotion you can use the code GIFT3 for $30 off $60+. This code works on sale styles for even further discounts. Alternatively, use the code THANKS3 last month for $50 off your full-price purchase of $100+. Note: The shopping cart only takes one code per order.

LOFT - Get 40% off dresses, shorts and tees and get an extra 40% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use the stackable code INSIDER315* online for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items).

Thanks for reading!
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