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 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


Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography.
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Please check back again as sale alerts are likely to update come Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on

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.

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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

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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.

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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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