September 28, 2016

Flash Sale: Get 50% Off Full Price Styles At LOFT + Get 40% Off At Ann Taylor

 Fall Neutral Outfit
LOFT Relaxed V-Neck Sweater, size XS regular (review here)
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Indigo Wash, size 24/00P (last seen here, review here)

LOFT FLASH SALE ALERT

Get 50% off full-price styles and an extra 40% off sale styles at LOFT. Use code LUCKY50. I got LUCKY40 at first and another time I got LUCKYME but I tried LUCKY50 and it worked for me so that's the code I'm sharing. (Shopping tip: LOFT rarely does mystery sales but you should always try other codes or check my sale alert archives to get a better understanding of their sales cycles.) Valid online only. Sale ends Thursday 9/29 at 10M ET.

Please check out my recent fitting room reviews in my previous post. I should receive some of my recent order in the mail this weekend into early next week.

Here is a closer look at my first pair of TOMS:

 TOMS Classic Faux Shearling Lined Slip-On Shoe

The grey wooley color has hints of purple in it but I'm not sure if you can see this on your screen. They're currently on sale for $34.97 at Nordstrom Rack. I sized down half a size but I have really poor circulation in my feet and when my feet swelled from all the walking these ended up being too tight and binding. I hope the elastic in the middle will stretch out with wear but for right now I can only wear them if I know I won't be doing much walking.

ANN TAYLOR FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

Get 40% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor. Use code ANN40. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 9/29 at 3AM ET. As I mentioned on Instagram, this strappy off the shoulder top from the summer is back in winter white and black (see my review here, last seen here).

 Ann Taylor Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com
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 Ann Taylor Floral Bell Sleeve Blouse, size M regular

I went in store to try on this floral bell sleeve blouse yet again since it was 40% off today (and I was armed with $20 loft rewards). As I mentioned in this post, the sleeves are really narrow when I tried on XS regular two weeks ago. Tonight I tried on size M regular but it was too loose/wide on me. I then asked the associate for help and she was able to grab size S (pictured below) from the back for me.

 Ann Taylor Floral Bell Sleeve Blouse, size S regular

I ended up taking home size S regular since it was a more flattering but still relaxed fit on me. You can see that the sleeves of size S are not too tight here.

 Ann Taylor Lacy Peplum Top, size S regular
Ann Taylor Lacy Peplum Top, size S regular

I tried on size S regular for this lacy peplum top which was really cute but slightly see through. I would probably need size XS regular but I was afraid the half sleeves would be too short so I passed. I'd say this top runs true to size.

 Ann Taylor Pleated Swing Top, size S regular

Lastly, I tried on this pleated swing top and I liked the way size S regular draped on me but I probably needed this in XS regular. The pleats lay really well for a very flattering fit. If you have a larger bust then you may want to size up otherwise this top fits true to size. The sleeves are supposed to be 3/4 length according to their stock image but they are longer than expected ending at my wrist. This top is very sheer in winter white which means that you can see all the seams and pleats so a layering cami is a must.

 Talbots Francesca Driving flats
LEFT TO RIGHT: black, light acorn and kendall gray

I spotted these gorgeous suede Talbots Francesca driving flats on Meredith's instagram here and I fell in love with them over the weekend. I went back today to try them on again after returning another pair of black flats that didn't work out for me elsewhere. If I had to choose then the acorn color is my favorite for it's versatility. These run true to size and I took my usual size 7. They also come in a rainbow of colors (how can you choose just one?) and they're offered in narrow, medium and wide widths. If you receive Talbots catalogs in the mail there's a 25% off coupon inside good through 10/9. If you sign up for a credit card then you can get 40% off your first purchase.

 Talbots Francesca Driving flats

Lastly, I got this cute mini crossbody at Forever 21 for $19.90 since it was a dupe of the Furla Metropolis bag for a lot less ($19.90 versus $298). Saks Off Fifth also carries a similar style called the Julia. I got the taupe color but it also comes in light pink and it looks more expensive than the price I paid. I did splurge on the Piper crossbody bag in black since I needed it for an upcoming trip.

Happy shopping!
WhatJessWore Signature

September 24, 2016

LOFT Fitting Room Reviews + Fall Scarves

 LOFT Fall Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com
LEFT to RIGHT:
Get 40% off everything at LOFT. Use code SHOPSMART. Valid in stores and online. Also redeem your cash cards now through Sunday 9/25! Shop my sales picks here:



 My 9/23/16 LOFT Order

Last night I visited my local LOFT to try on some of the new fall arrivals. I didn't see all of the items on my wishlist in store in my size so I ended up ordering the above items with the help of an associate. I was able to use my two remaining cash cards after the 40% discount for even more savings plus free shipping. Here are my new and recent LOFT purchases within the last few months:



FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 Lace Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular
Lace Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular
Denim Leggings in Vivid Indigo Wash, size 24/00P (review here, last seen here)

I tried on this lace bell sleeve top since I liked the swingy bell sleeves. The lace is very comfortable and not scratchy which is really important. Size XS fit me really well and this top has a cropped length so it's petite friendly in the regular missy size. Note that this top is unlined so you will need to pair it with your own layering cami. I really wish their clean camis came in petites because they are too long and bunch up on me.

 Geo Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular
Geo Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular (as seen on Su in size XXS regular)

I loved this geo bell sleeve top when I first saw it on Su. She and I usually take the same size at LOFT but size XXS went quick. Size XS regular was a bit too wide and billowy on me so I passed on this top but I love the print. This is another top that has a cropped fit so it is petite friendly in the regular size.

 Floral Fresco Blouse, size XS regular
Floral Fresco Blouse, size XS regular (pair it with the matching skirt here)

I tried on this floral fresco blouse since the print looks pretty in person. Size XS regular was very long in the sleeves and it has a very relaxed fit but I believe I need my usual size XXS regular or XS petite. I can't decide if I'd get a lot of wear out of this top so I passed on it for now.

 Ruffle Trim Mixed Media Top, size XS regular
Ruffle Trim Mixed Media Top, size XS regular

This ruffle trim mixed media top is so cute but I didn't like the rayon material they used on the back because it is prone to shrinking and requires more care between wears. For LOFT's mixed media tops I recommend washing them in cold water and then waiting for the top to air dry completely before steaming out the back. Steaming relaxes the rayon material which tends to become stiff and shorter and you'll see and feel it returning to its original length. Refer to the comments in this post for more care tips.

 Ruffle Cuff Top, size XS regular
Ruffle Cuff Top, size XS regular

I wanted the striped ruffle cuff top as seen on Megan but size XS regular was sold out in that print so I tried on the solid black version. I love the sleeve length of the missy sizing but the top was very long and tunic length on me (about 2 inches below the crotch). If I didn't have such long arms for a shorty (I'm 5'1 1/2") then I would go with the petite sizing. Petite ladies should definitely stick with the petite sizes for this top and taller ladies might also want to try the petite sizes as well especially if they find this top longer than they prefer for a t-shirt.

 Texture Stripe Peplum Blouse, size XSP

This texture stripe peplum blouse is gorgeous but it fits really wide and it didn't do me any favors. The overall length of size XS petite is cropped on me but if you have a shorter torso then it may look more proportional. It runs true to LOFT sizing but you may want to try the size down to see which one fits better.

 Geo Modern Henley Blouse, size XS regular
Geo Modern Henley Blouse, size XS regular

This geo henley blouse was on my wishlist but it runs big and loose. I would suggest sizing down since size XS regular felt more like size S. I don't know why but the large opening near the button cuff on the sleeves really bothers me. I noticed this with the floral fresco blouse I reviewed above too.

 Plaid Tunic Softened Shirt, size XS regular
Plaid Tunic Softened Shirt, size XS regular

I saw an associate wearing this plaid tunic softened shirt so I decided to try it on for size. I love the black and white plaid but the regular missy size fits more like tall sizing. In fact you can see it on Sara here (she is 5'11"). Size XS regular felt like I was wearing a dress. I ended up ordering this shirt in size XXSP and I hope it fits perfectly. I'd say this blouse fits one to two sizes bigger and unless you're really tall like Sara you should steer towards this blouse in petites.

 Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans in Dark Indigo Wash, size 24/00 regular

I've been looking for the new skinny ankle jeans to try on for sizing but I haven't been able to find them in stores until last night. Usually skinny ankle jeans are regular length jeans on me but these are not ankle length at all unless you're taller. I had to cuff these twice for them to be ankle length on me. The dark indigo wash is more of a mid wash in my opinion. You can see the distressing/whiskering across the front and sides here. Also the ankle opening was not as tapered as I would prefer but they do look good cuffed. If you're new to shopping at LOFT their jeans run 1-2 sizes larger so the 24/00 regular waist for this exact pair should fit someone who typically wears a size 2 in bottoms. My hips currently measure 35".

FALL SCARVES

Tasseled Plaid Infinity Scarf - http://rstyle.me/n/bzjbz6rrke
Tasseled Plaid Infinity Scarf 
Tresics Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Top From Marshalls - $12.99 (similar here)

LOFT always makes the cutest scarves in the fall. I love the colors of this tasseled plaid infinity scarf and the leopard print scarf is the perfect pop of pattern for the fall.

 Leopard Print Scarf
Leopard Print Scarf (I have the infinity scarf as seen here

Speaking of fall scarves, my favorite fringe scarf from Nordstrom is back in many colors. I have it in olive and red when they went on sale and I like the grey color.  I always go crazy over fall scarves but ultimately I try to pick more neutral colors and patterns that are easy to match with my coats and outfits.



Happy shopping!
WhatJessWore Signature

September 18, 2016

LOFT Flash Sale Alert

 Tresics Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Top From Marshalls
Tresics Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Top From Marshalls - $12.99 (similar here)
Banana Republic Gingko Leaf Necklace (old)

Get $50 off your purchase of $100+ at LOFT. LoveLOFT cardmembers get $60 off your purchase of $100+. Use code FLASH. Applicable on full-price styles and online only. Also get an additional 40% off sale styles. Sale ends 9/19 at 10AM ET.

Shop my sales picks here:



 LOFT Cape Coat, size XSP
LOFT Cape Coat, size XSP
Bandolino Mikea Sandals (old from DSW last year)

I reviewed this cape coat in my previous post but here are some pictures of what size XS petite looks like on me. This coat is perfect for the fall and the oversized fit will make layering very comfortable. I was able to easily steam out the creases you see in these pictures that my dad quickly took for me since someone had asked to see what it looked like on.

 LOFT Cape Coat, size XSP

 LOFT lasercut scallop shell from 2015

Another one of my readers reached out to me this weekend because the iron ruined her favorite lasercut scallop shell from 2015. If you happen to have one for sale in size XXS or size XS or see a listing anywhere please contact her at ksachdeva1@gmail.com. Thanks so much in advance! I'm surprised they didn't bring it back again this year but there's always next year. A few months ago I had seen a similar top from Banana Republic but it is now sold out.

  LOFT lasercut scallop shell from 2015

Thanks for reading!
WhatJessWore Signature

September 15, 2016

Recent Outfits + LOFT & Ann Taylor Sale Alerts

 Lush pleat front tab-sleeve blouse, size S
Lush pleat front tab-sleeve blouse, size S ($14.99 at T.J. Maxx, similar here)
Bandolino Mikea (old from DSW last year)
Furla Nikole Satchel in Daino (last seen here)

Greetings from Philly! I'm visiting my family this week and I found this Lush blouse at T.J. Maxx for only $14.99 right before we came down. I tried to find this blouse in more colors but so far my search has been elusive.

LOFT - Get 30% off select full-price styles and an extra 40% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use the stackable code INSIDER635 online for an additional  $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). If you earned any cash cards then now is the time to redeem them in stores on top of any current promotions they run on full-price items now through 9/25.

Ann Taylor - Get 40% off your purchase. Use code YESPLEASE. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 9/20 at 3AM EST.

As mentioned in my previous post, I was coveting this pretty floral bell sleeve blouse and this ombre striped flare dress. Unfortunately, I tried on size XS regular for the bell sleeve blouse today and the sleeves were unbelievably narrow. When I put the top back myself, I compared the sleeves with the next size up and they didn't look that much more promising. I would probably have to go up to a size M for a more comfortable fit but I was too frustrated to go grab another size. This top also runs small/narrow so I would suggest going up at least one size. The ombre striped flare dress doesn't yet come in petites but if you're my height (5' 2 1/2") then the length should fit you exactly as pictured in the online stock image. Size 0 regular fit really snug on me so I'd say this dress runs at least one size smaller in the waist than my usual Ann Taylor size. The dress is unlined but it shouldn't be see through due to the dark print.

 Banana Republic Sleeveless Print Tie-Neck Blouse
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (old, review here, similar here)

 LOFT Cluster Peplum Shell
LOFT Cluster Peplum Shell, size XS regular (review here)

We visited Philadelphia's Magic Gardens yesterday and it was a lot to take in all of the mosaic art from floor to ceiling. I've never heard of this hidden gem but one of my family members went there recently so it was on my list of things to see.

 LOFT Textured Stripe Top, size XSP
Skagen Hagen Leather Watch (SKW2356) c/o (also available at Bloomingdales and Overstock.com)

I placed a LOFT order online during the last week's sale and I sent it to my parent's place. I somehow ended up with 12 cash cards but there's no way that I can use them all so I'll have to share them with a few friends when I get back to Boston.

This textured stripe top is one of the items that worked out for me. I took size XSP and it runs true to size. The material is soft and easy to wear and it's a boxy but comfortable fit since the material is stretchy. It's a more relaxed fit so if you prefer form fitting tops then you will not like this top. It's a good weight for fall since the material is not too thin.I'm glad the two cut outs in the front don't come up to short in the petite sizing since that is sometimes a problem/flaw.

One of my favorite items from my order is the cape coat which I got in XSP. The material is so soft and it looks so chic for the fall. I wish the plum color was available in petites but it's only offered in the missy sizes. I could have probably size down to XXSP due to the oversize fit width-wise but size XSP does fit me well throughout the shoulders and length. The striped peplum tee I reviewed here in size XS regular fits me a lot better in size XSP. The long sleeves are a bit snug on me since I've gained a few vacation pounds but not uncomfortably so.

 LOFT Textured Stripe Top, size XSP

I snagged these chucks at Nordstrom Rack in a light grey color which I love since I wear a lot of shades of grey in the fall. It might be a little difficult to tell from my photo but the oyster grey color has some texture to it and the laces also have light grey dashes. They do run a bit narrow/snug but they're noticeably more comfortable than the white pair I reviewed here.

 LOFT Modern Frayed Skinny Ankle Jeans in Medium Enzyme Wash, size 25/0 regular

Lastly, I got these modern frayed skinny ankle jeans the other day when they were offering $20 off jeans and this pair fits more like legging jeans. Size 25/0 regular fit me well if a tad snug throughout the hips and waist and inseam of the regular missy size is perfect for petites. I'd say these fit like the equivalent of a LOFT size 26/2P. I love the lighter wash with some texture to it as well as the frayed ends. I prefer wearing them cuffed to show a little ankle as you can see from the above photos.

Thanks for reading!
WhatJessWore Signature

September 10, 2016

Recent Outfits, LOFT Sale Alert + My Second Stitch Fix

 LOFT Lacy Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular

Happy Saturday! I wore this outfit last Sunday for a stroll at Arnold Arboretum with my husband. I got this lacy bell sleeve top in size XS regular (review here) in store but I wish I waited to order it online in XXS regular. The top runs long in the overall length and it is slightly boxy so I like it best with skinny jeans and heels for a more slimming effect as seen in my previous post.

 LOFT Lacy Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular
LOFT Lacy Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular (review here)
Louis Vuitton Marais BB in Monogram Empreinte Leather

 LOFT Lacy Flounce Dress + Lacy Belle Sleeve Top

I noticed that it's also available in a similar lacy flounce dress as pictured above.

 Banana Republic Sleeveless Print Tie-Neck Blouse
Zara Utility Jacket (old, similar here)
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in carnival wash, size 25/0P (last seen here, review of deco wash here)
Zara Gem Encrusted Slides (item no. 7506/101)
Louis Vuitton Marais BB in Monogram Empreinte Leather

I got this sleeveless print tie-neck blouse after seeing it on Annie and this pretty wire wrapped bracelet after seeing it on Jen.

SALE ALERTS & FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

LOFT - Get 40% off your entire purchase using the code FIRSTLOOK. Valid in stores and online. I ordered the following items and I should get them next week:



Shop my other sales picks here:



Ann Taylor - Get 30% off full-price tops. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 9/12 at 3AM ET. Since no code is needed for the current promotion you can use the code GIFT11 for $30 off $60+ for even further discounts if you're interested in ordering only sale styles. Alternatively, use the code THANKS11 for $50 off your full-price purchase of $100+. Note: The shopping cart only takes one code per order. I am coveting this pretty floral bell sleeve blouse and this ombre striped flare dress.

LOFT Plaid Henley Blouse, size XSP
LOFT Plaid Henley Blouse, size XSP (as seen on Sara in size S)

I went to another local LOFT last week looking for new arrivals to try but all I could find were these sale items. I tried on this pretty plaid henley blouse in size XSP but the bust was too wide on me although it still looks really cute. I really love the colors for the fall. It was a good thing I forgot my LOFT card at home so I couldn't make some impulse sale purchases.

LOFT Peplum Shell, size XS regular
LOFT Peplum Shell, size XS regular 

Next I tried on this pretty peplum shell which I want in pink. I own it in the cluster print (review here). This top runs true to size and the drape is very forgiving. I love the ruffle sleeves for the perfect feminine touch.

Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Tunic Tee, size XS regular
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Tunic Tee, size XS regular

Lastly, I tried on this signaturesoft tunic tee but size XS regular was very loose and it fit like size M. The fit is meant to be oversized. I need this top in XXS regular or XSP but the color and size I want are currently sold out online.

MY SECOND STITCH FIX

I received my second Stitch Fix last week and unfortunately nothing worked out this time so I had to bite the bullet and lose $20 for the styling fee. Refer to the review of my first fix here. Please consider using my referral link if you're interested in trying out their services. They are a good way to discover new brands and styles I would not otherwise try on my own.

 Look by M Neva Colorblock Striped Infinity Scarf
Look by M Neva Colorblock Striped Infinity Scarf - $34
LOFT Mixed Media Peplum Top, size XS regular (review here)
Kut From The Kloth Dayna Skinny Jean (Stitch Fix exclusive, review here, similar here)

This fuzzy infinity scarf admittedly didn't look like much in the box but I tried it on anyway and it looks cuter on. I wasn't sure how much I would wear it so I returned it.

 Skies are Blue Tanrah Double Breasted Trench Jacket, size XS
Skies are Blue Tanrah Double Breasted Trench Jacket in olive, size XS - $88

I got excited when I saw this trench jacket but size XS was too large/oversized on me and I wasn't satisfied with the fit so I returned it. The sleeves were also a bit long which isn't necessarily a bad thing but the material seems to be prone to wrinkling. I tried to steam out the wrinkles but I couldn't get the jacket to be as crisp as I would have liked. It is lined and a good color and weight for the fall.

 Kut From The Kloth Denna Skinny Jean, size 0P
Kut From The Kloth Denna Skinny Jean, size 0P (Stitch Fix exclusive, similar here) - $88

I loved the Dayna skinny jeans that they sent in my previous fix but these Denna Skinny Jeans were longer and looser on me. I had to cuff them once and they were really baggy at my knees. I wore my Dayna skinny jeans a few times now and they tend to stretch out throughout the day with wear. I have to tug at them a bit but they are some of the comfiest jeans I own. I wish they came in a smaller size for a more snug fit.

 Collective Concepts Elisa Faux Wrap Dress, size XS
Collective Concepts Elisa Faux Wrap Dress, size XS - $78
J.Crew Elsie Pumps With Enamel Heel (sold out, review here, similar here)

I don't care for dark floral prints but I tried on this Elisa wrap dress and the fit was very flattering except for the bust. I have a smaller chest so the top portion gaped a bit on me as you can see in the right photo. Otherwise the dress fit well in the overall length and I noticed the skirt was lined.

 Tart Milla Crew Neck Knit Top, size XS
Tart Milla Crew Neck Knit Top, size XS - $58

The last item they sent me was this crew neck top which is not my style at all. The colors and style are very retro but I tried it on anyway. Size XS was more form fitting than I prefer for my tops.

Thanks for reading!
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