November 27, 2016

Cyber Monday Sale Alert: Get 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping At LOFT

 LOFT Heart Floral Drawstring Shirtdress

Cyber Monday is starting early on Sunday! Get 50% off everything plus get free shipping at LOFT. Use code CYBERMONDAY. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 11/29 3AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:



I wore this outfit on a warmer fall day but I didn't get a chance to post it until now. My husband's family stayed with us this Thanksgiving weekend so I didn't have a chance to go Black Friday shopping in stores which is just as well I suppose. Now I'm perusing all the online sales so I'll update this post in case I see any other sales/deals worth sharing.

 LOFT Heart Floral Drawstring Shirtdress
LOFT Ribbed Sweater Vest, size S regular (review here and here, last seen here)
Forever 21 Faux Leather Mini Crossbody (now $13.93 + FREE shipping, similar here and here)
Vince Camuto Franell western booties (review here, 40% off here, similar here, here and here)

You can see size XS regular of the ribbed sweater vest on me here. I like it better than the fit of size S regular which I'm still hoping will pop back in stock in the oatmeal color. I've been living in this sweater vest since it layers perfectly under my coat so naturally I had to have it in both colors.

 LOFT Heart Floral Drawstring Shirtdress

Photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography.
Please check out his website here.

SALE ALERTS

Ann Taylor - Get free shipping and 50% off everything. Use code CYBER50. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 11/29 3AM ET.

Banana Republic - Get 50% off everything. No exclusions! Online only. Discount applies at checkout.

J.Crew Factory - Get 50-60% off everything plus get an extra 40% off clearance. Online only. Use code HAPPYSALE.

Henri Bendel - Get up to 60% off site-wide plus free gift with a $200+ purchase. I've been wanting an uptown mini satchel for quite some time now but I still haven't made the plunge. If you have one would you recommend it? 

The Limited - Get 60% off everything. Use code CYBER. Plus get an extra 20% off of $100+ (exclusions apply).

Talbots - Get 50% off one regular-price item plus get 40% off your entire purchase. Valid in stores and online. Plus get free shipping (no minimum). Valid online only. My favorite driving flats (review here) are included in this sale!

My favorite petite bra is now $39.99 (normally $52). I've recommended this bra to a few ladies and they have all loved it. The cups are smaller and closer together for a more flattering fit.

Happy shopping!
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November 22, 2016

Pre-Thanksgiving Sales, Fitting Room Reviews & Recent Purchases

 J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit

  J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit
LOFT Cowl Tunic Sweater, size XSP (review here, similar here)
Daniel Wellington Dapper Bristol Watch in rose gold 34mm (c/o)
Use code WHATJESSWORE15 on www.danielwellington.com for 15% off 
 Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene

I can't believe that it's almost Thanksgiving! Last week I was in Philly with my family since my little sister's wedding was this past Saturday. Now I'm back in town and getting our place ready for a long weekend of eating and family time.

  J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit

I wore this neutral outfit a few times and I live in this cowl neck sweater (review here) which has washed well on cold and air dried. I also love this pom-pom scarf (now $24.50 at J.Crew Factory). I've had it for a few weeks and I did lose a pom pom last week. Luckily I spotted the fallen pom pom and picked it up so I'll be able reattach it. There are so many of these soft pom poms along the hem which adds to the fun, whimsical look of what would otherwise be yet another plaid scarf.

I ordered the black classic buffalo color for my mom last week when J.Crew Factory had the flash sale for 50% off plus free shipping and she received it today. It wasn't really a deal because I remember that the black classic buffalo and navy green blackwatch colors were both $19.50 prior to the "sale". It bugs me that J.Crew Factory does this type of pricing strategy online. I want the black classic buffalo color too but I hope to find it at my local store for less.

  J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit

  J.Crew Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf Outfit

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

SALE ALERTS, RECENT PURCHASES & REVIEWS

Please check back again as sale alerts are likely to update come Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

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

LOFT - Get 40% off everything. Use code THANKS. Valid in stores and online.  
11/23/16 - Flash Sale Alert: Get 50% off everything. Use code BERRYGOOD. Valid online only. 
11/25/16 - Get 50% off everything at LOFT. Use code FRIYAY. Valid in stores and online. Plus get $50 LOFT cash for every $50 you spend for a very limited time.

Shop my sales picks here:



I managed to try on a few things last week in-between running errands for my little sister's wedding.

 LOFT Long Sleeve Lace Top, size S regular
LOFT Long Sleeve Lace Top, size S regular
Talbots Francesca Driving Flats in light acorn (now 40% off, review here)

I tried on these two lace tops per Risa's request in the comments of my previous post. The smaller size was sold out in this long sleeve lace top so I tried on size S regular to assess the sizing. I'd say it fits true to size so I'd probably need this pretty top in my usual size XXS regular or XSP. Size XS regular would also fit me but it would be a more relaxed fit.

 LOFT Stained Glass Lace Tee, size XS regular
LOFT Stained Glass Lace Tee, size XS regular

I saw this top online but I didn't think I would like this stained glass lace tee so I never tried it on until Risa's request. It has a very wide/boxy fit so I would prefer this top in my usual size XXS regular. The petite version looks short and wide as you can see here on the thin mannequin although it could be due to the size they put on in order to dress it up. The bow sash in the back is surprisingly nice detail and it ties easily and lays well.

 LOFT Stitched Stripe Sweater in minty heather, size XS regular

I ordered this textured sweater in grape jelly heather and I found size XS regular to try on in store so I could find out (in advance) if I purchased the right size online. I'd say this sweater fits true to size and has a relaxed but flattering fit.

 LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular (review here)
LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular (review of salt and pepper heather here)

I tried on this peplum sweater which is now available in a navy colorway. It's by far one of my favorite and most worn tops from last year so I also own this year's version in the grey colorway. Size XS regular fits the same as the grey one. I prefer the relaxed fit of size XS regular as well as the missy size's overall length. The sleeves can be snug for some due to the fabric which doesn't have a lot of stretch.

 LOFT Pajama Sets
Sizing: Last year's version ran about one size bigger.

See size XXS regular on me in the puffin print here and the windowpane print here. I got the starry print last year (review here and seen here) which fits a bit wider than this year's version for the top/shirt. Size XXS regular runs one size bigger and fits more like XS regular. I really wish that LOFT would offer their sleepwear in petites. Note that the puffins are printed onto the fabric instead of being part of the material so they may fade over time especially if you put them in the dryer. Of the two prints I like the windowpane print best but I am keeping both since I live in my pajamas. I ordered them when they were 40% off in order to secure my size.

 LOFT Faux Fur Pom Pom Keychain

Aside from cold weather accessories and sleepwear, LOFT also carries cute accessories for gift ideas this holiday season. Above is what the faux fur pom poms look like in real life. They appear to be of decent quality if you've been meaning to pick up one for your bag and they are available in four colors.

LOFT Cowl Sweater Tunic, size XS regular
LOFT Cowl Sweater Tunic, size XS regular
LOFT Sateen Five Pocket Leggings in Marisa Fit in whisper white, size 27/4P (review here)

I ordered this cozy cowl sweater tunic in size XS regular after seeing it on Tracey of My Secret Lookbook here. She is a fellow, LOFT loving petite and she's 5'2" (I'm 5' 2 1/4"). I am always amazed by how tall and lean she looks in her photos. She has some of the best, basic outfit ideas that are easy to recreate at affordable prices! Refer to this video clip for a better look of the fit of this sweater on me. I also ordered the sateen leggings in whisper white since I loved the grey color (review here) so much.

Here are a few quick updates on a few items from my recent LOFT purchases:
  • Mockneck Sweater (review here) - This sweater has not washed well even though I washed it in cold and air dried it. It's likely due to the higher wool content (25%). It now feels a bit shorter in the overall length and it also pills badly after a few wears so a sweater shaver is essential. It may be best to dry clean this sweater if you love the fit in order to retain the overall fit/length.
  • Relaxed Peplum Top (review here) - The material they used for this peplum top is prone to slight pilling. Otherwise this top has washed well and retained it's relaxed fit and length. It's 77% polyester, 19% rayon and 4% spandex.
  • Striped Shirttail Open Cardigan - I ordered the striped cardigan in SP since I loved the grey one (review here, last seen here) which I own in XS regular. Unfortunately the petite equivalent size (SP = XS regular) is actually longer and fits larger than the regular missy size in this striped material. I will be returning it and I'm unsure if I love it enough to repurchase it in XSP (update 12/3/16 - see a review of size XSP here). Sometimes it's best to stick to the color I purchased in the first place but I learn this the hard way.
Ann Taylor - Get 50% off everything. Use code CELEBRATE. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 11/27 at 5PM ET. My favorite Charlie patent bow pumps are back in stock (review here).

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 Ann Taylor Charlie Patent Bow Pumps

 Ann Taylor Charlie Patent Bow Pumps

Coach Outlet - Get 50% off everything and an extra 40% off clearance. Their Black Friday event starts now in stores only.

Furla - Get 20% off full-price styles and 50% off sale styles. My favorite mini Piper crossbody (last seen here) is 20% off ($166.40) and this pretty turchese blue color is 50% off ($104). I really want it in the light pink color since I use the black one all the time. I'm also eyeing the Metropolis crossbody which is 20% off ($238.40) but I have the Forever 21 dupe (last seen here, now on sale for $13.93).

J.Crew - For the first time ever, get 40% off your purchase online (plus get free shipping, today only) and in stores. Use code HOLIDAY. Valid online on full-price items marked "40% off with code HOLIDAY" and on sale items marked "Extra 40% off with code HOLIDAY." My favorite chateau parka is included in this sale!

 J.Crew Chateau Parka
J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00 regular (refer to my review from last year here, last seen here)
LOFT Scalloped Sleeveless Lace Dress, size 0P (old from 2013)
Shein Black Cat Print Round Toe Flats (c/o, old from last year, similar here)

My nordic parka (review here) is also back again this year and it's available in navy as well as a pretty albeit not practical ivory color.

 J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS
J.Crew Nordic Parka, size PXS (review here)
Lou & Grey Mariner Stripe Tunic (old)
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (sold out, review here, similar here)
BP. Fringe Trim Infinity Scarf (old, similar here and here)
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target crossbody bag (old from 2013)
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot in cafe (runs 1/2 bigger, now $187.50 on Sorel's website and Nordstrom price matched! Also available in dark fog.)

 J.Crew Long Downtown Field Jacket in dark forest, size XXS regular
J.Crew Long Downtown Field Jacket in dark forest, size XXS regular
LOFT Sateen Five Pocket Leggings in Marisa Fit in cool steel grey, size 27/4P (review here)

I tried on this long field jacket last week since I am always curious how size XXS fits at J.Crew. They have such extreme vanity sizes available these days (e.g. XXXS) . The straight/narrow fit doesn't work for layering underneath since I couldn't comfortably zip it up with my vest on. It's a good fall jacket if you live somewhere with mild winters. I found the overall length ever so slightly too long so I passed on this jacket.

Kate Spade - Enjoy up to 75% off surprise sale. All sales final. Sale ends 11/26 11:59PM PT.

Kate Spade Thanksgiving Surprise Sale

Shop my sales picks here:



Talbots - Get 50% off one regular-price item until noon Friday plus get 40% off your entire purchase until midnight Friday. Valid in stores on Friday and online now. My favorite driving flats (review here) are included in this sale!

 Talbots Francesca Driving Flats in light acorn
Talbots Francesca Driving Flats in light acorn (now 40% off, review here)

Temptu - Get 25% of off everything using the code FALLFF. I recently purchased the cordless airbrush device and airpod about a month ago in preparation for my little sister's wedding. Nordstrom also price matches so you can also purchase it through them for a better return policy if you contact customer service.

I watched Marnie Goldberg's YouTube review and decided it was worth trying after researching other brands. I had about the same first time experience as Marnie fumbling with where things were on the device despite reading the instructions. Be careful to keep the recommended distance from your face and spray sparingly so that you don't over apply as you will end up looking shiny and splotchy. The coverage will build up slowly despite the sheer coverage.

 Beauty Favorites on www.whatjesswore.com
LEFT to RIGHT:
Boscia Black Luminizing Mask (I recommend trying all three masks via the package here)
Covergirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara (purchased based on this blog review)

Tory Burch - Get 30% off $250+ plus free shipping. Use code THANKS. I love the classic look of their York small buckle tote.

Have a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!

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November 17, 2016

Flash Sale Alert: Get 50% Off at LOFT + Fitting Room Reviews

LOFT Dotted Mixed Media Lantern Blouse, size XSP
LOFT Ribbed Sweater Vest, size S regular (review here, review of size XS regular here)
Ann Taylor Pave Tassel Pendant (old/sold out, similar herehere and here)

Get 50% off full-price styles and an extra 40% off sale styles at LOFT. Use the code LUCKY50Lou & Grey exclusions apply. Valid online only. Sale ends 11/17 at 10AM ET.
Shop my sales picks here:



FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

LOFT Dotted Mixed Media Lantern Blouse, size XSP

I don't know how I missed this top (also available in a cute blossom print and solid color here) until now but I came across this lantern sleeve blouse while shopping with my mom. Size XSP fits me true to size. I found the sleeves just a tad short since my arms are a bit longer but it should hit at a good length for most petites. I like that the gathered sleeves are not too tight across my wrists. The v-neck is a bit low for my taste so I will wear it with a layering cami. Note that the back of this shirt is rayon while the front is polyester so I hope it washes well. Update 11/17: This blouse washed well in the cold wash and air dried.

LOFT Cold Shoulder Blouse, size XS regular
LOFT Cold Shoulder Blouse, size XS regular (review of size S regular here, similar here)

I've been on a mission to find a cold shoulder top that covers my bra straps so I was delighted when Su shared this new arrival with me. I had previously tried on size S regular but size XS regular fits me better. It is 100% viscose and I'm not familiar with this fabric but I hope it will wash well.

LOFT Ribbed Bell Sleeve Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Ribbed Bell Sleeve Sweater, size XS regular (review of size S regular here)
LOFT Sateen Five Pocket Leggings in Marisa Fit (cool steel grey), size 27/4P (review of size 26/2P here)

I tried on this bell sleeve sweater again since I found size XS regular. It fit me better than size S which I reviewed here except the bell sleeves are still really long and in the way. The excess sleeves/material would look ridiculous sticking out of my winter coats so I passed on it for now. If you plan to wear it with sleeveless vests then that would be a better layering option. I like the overall length of the regular missy size so I'm not inclined to try it in petites unless I find it in stores.

LOFT Sateen Five Pocket Leggings in Marisa Fit (cool steel grey), size 274P
LOFT Sateen Five Pocket Leggings in Marisa Fit (cool steel grey), size 27/4P (review of size 26/2P here)

I finally tried on size 27/4P of these soft sateen leggings and I fell in love. These run two sizes smaller for me since I normally wear size 25/0P in most loft jeans and size 26/2P (reviewed here) was still too tight. I got the cool steel grey color and I also just ordered the whisper white color. FYI. You can check out all my recent purchases here.

LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans in Medium Original Enzyme Wash, size 25/0P

I saw the cute raw hems on these skinny jeans and I'm glad I tried them on because they're the perfect ankle length jeans. The medium original enzyme wash is a gorgeous medium wash. I'd say these fit true to your usual LOFT sizing for pants. For an alternative sizing reference, the waist of these jeans measure 28" across the top of the waist band.

LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans in black, size 25/0P

These modern skinny jeans are similar to a past season favorite but I found the ankle opening to be less narrow than the pair I favor (last seen here). I really wish they would bring back these denim leggings in black.

LOFT Knit Zip Pocket Pants, size 0P

I also tried on these knit zip pocket pants but I didn't really like how they felt as I pulled them up. They feel like really thick leggings but they look like dress pants and the inseam is just a bit longer than I prefer. The ankle opening also isn't as narrow. Lastly, these don't do anything to lift your behind unlike their regular denim. Unless you have a gravity defying rear you may not like how these look from the back.

LOFT Mixed Lace Skirt, size 00 regular
LOFT Mixed Lace Skirt, size 00 regular

I happened to check the final sale rack at this store and came across this pretty hunter green lace skirt in size 00 regular. It was a perfect fit on me so it came home with me for less than $12! I rarely wear skirts anymore but I hope I can find an occasion to style and wear it this holiday season.

Thanks for reading!
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November 09, 2016

LOFT Friendsgiving Sale + Fitting Room Reviews

 Fall Outfit on www.whatjesswore.com
LOFT Speckled Shirttail Open Cardigan, size XS regular (review here and here)
LOFT Striped Rib Trim Tank, size XXSP (very old, past season)
LOFT Denim Leggings, size 25/0P (old, similar here and here)
Tory Burch Sullivan Boots (old, similar flat version here)

Fall is gorgeous in Boston especially while the colorful leaves hang on to the branches for as long as they can. Scarves are one of my favorite accessories and I love the prints and textures of this new mixed plaid infinity scarf from LOFT.

 LOFT Speckled Shirttail Open Cardigan, size XS regular

 LOFT Mixed Plaid Infinity Scarf

 Fall Accessories

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography.
Please check out his website.

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LOFT is running a friends and family sale for 40% off everything! Use code FRIENDS. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



If you purchased the $25 Breast Cancer Foundation donation card in October remember to use it in stores for an extra 25% off your purchase of $100+! It works on full-price promotional items plus discounted sale items for even further savings through November 15th. On this note, I was trying my best to only make purchases in stores but I ordered the two pajama sets below in XXS regular since I loved the starry pajama set (seen here) from last year so much. Last year the pajamas sold out quickly during the holiday season since they're a great gift idea. I also ordered this Lou & Grey cardigan and sweater both in SP.

 LOFT Pajama Sets
Sizing: Last year's version ran about one size bigger.

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 LOFT Cowl Tunic Sweater in muted mocha melange, size XSP
LOFT Cowl Tunic Sweater in muted mocha melange, size XSP (review of SP and MP here, similar here)

I exchanged size MP for size XSP in this cowl tunic sweater that I purchased last weekend. I quickly tried it on just to double check the fit. This sweater has a relaxed fit in my usual size XSP. As I noted previously, you may want to size down for a more fitted look.

 LOFT Llama Sweater, size S regular
LOFT Llama Sweater, size S regular

Next, I tried on this adorable llama sweater recommended by Su. Size S was very loose on me throughout the body and I thought that XS regular would be a better fit. When I later chatted with Su, she confirmed that she did purchase size XS regular in store. I didn't purchase it yet since I was holding off for a better sale  plus I don't usually buy animal print sweaters but this one is a close contender on my wishlist. This sweater is intended to have a loose fit and it sort of reminds me of the relaxed v-neck sweater I loved from last year.

 LOFT Ribbed Sweater Vest in dark charcoal melange, size XS regular
LOFT Ribbed Sweater Vest in dark charcoal melange, size XS regular (review of size S regular here)
LOFT Stitched Tunic Sweater, size MP (review here)
LOFT Leggings (similar here, here and here)
Nike Flex 2016 RN (true to size)

I found size XS to try in this ribbed sweater vest and it's a better fit on me than size S which I own in the oatmeal color (review here). It's runs true to size and it's the perfect layering piece over anything from tops to dresses as well as under your winter jacket.

 LOFT Rosette Faux Fur Infinity Scarf
LOFT Outlet Lounge Top (item no. 404789, available at select outlet mall locations)

I couldn't get over how soft this faux fur scarf was so I tried it on just for fun. I adore the color and the little rosettes for an extra feminine texture.

 J.Crew Factory Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf
J.Crew Chateau parka, size 00 regular (review and measurements here, Factory version review here)

I stopped by J.Crew Factory and spotted this plaid pom-pom scarf (now $24.50) which matches my coat perfectly. I love the larger size since it can also be worn as a shawl. It comes in two other prints which are currently $19.50 online. I haven't had any issues with the soft pom poms at the ends but then again I've only had it for a week.

 J.Crew Factory Lace-Hem T-Shirt, size S regular

I also tried on this pretty lace hem t-shirt but after trying on size S I'm pretty sure I need it in XS. I also love it in the striped version here. It's a petite friendly length so it may be on the shorter size if you're taller (for reference, I'm 5'2 1/4").

 J.Crew Quilted Jacket in warm bisque, size XS regular
J.Crew Quilted Jacket in warm bisque, size XS regular

Lastly, I tried on this quilted jacket since it reminds me of a Burberry quilted jacket and it was at a good price point. It runs true to size but closer to petite sizing. Size XS regular fits similar to XS petite at LOFT. The shoulders look boxy on me and there's no belt detail or the ability to cinch it in at the waist to make the overall fit more flattering. This jacket has a boxy, cropped fit so it will be shorter than expected for taller ladies.

J.Crew Factory is offering an extra 20% off $100+ or an extra 25% off +125+. Use code CHOOSESALE. Sale ends tonight at 11:59PM ET. I'm eying this quilted vest as well as the ever popular herringbone print since I don't own any J.Crew vests yet. This resin-coated twill jacket looks like a classic but I'd have to wait until spring or a warmer fall day to wear it.

Thanks for reading!
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