May 22, 2017

LOFT Flash Sale Alert: Get 40% Off + FREE Shipping (No Minimum)

LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular

Get 40% off plus free shipping (no minimum) at LOFT. This flash sale includes Lou & Grey! Use code FLASH. Valid online only. Sale ends 5/23 5/24 at 3AM EST (the flash sale has been extended due to website issues yesterday). I just ordered this adorable new eyelet hem tee recommended by Su @allaboutloft. Shop my sales picks here:




 LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular

I love this long open cardigan which actually did end up making its way to me from my online order on 4/29. The true color is a shade of mauve close to what is shown in my flatlay at the bottom of this post. I reviewed it in the blue color in this post. It has a very flattering drape so it looks great over tops and dresses and I'd say that it runs true to size. FYI. My favorite Furla mini crossbody is currently 40% off during Furla's private sale (all sales final) through Wednesday. Use code SPRINGVIP. I linked to Saks 5th Avenue's site but here is the direct link to the pretty pink version of bag on Furla's site. (Update: I just ordered the pink magnolia color since I have a gift card.) The more popular metropolis crossbody bag is currently 30% off.

 LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular

 LOFT Striped Bow Back Shell, size XXSP

 LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography

 LOFT Striped Bow Back Shell Flatlay



OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular (review here)
LOFT Striped Bow Back Shell, size XXSP (review here)

Happy shopping!
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Ann Taylor Mystery Sale Code For 50% Off Your Purchase

 Ann Taylor Striped Fluted Poplin Sleeve Shirtdress, size XXSP

Happy Monday! I just wanted to quickly share the code for 50% off your purchase at Ann Taylor. Use code MYSTERY50. Valid online only. Sale ends Tuesday 5/23 at 3AM EST. I also noticed that their shipping minimum is currently $125+ versus the usual $175+.

Shop my sales picks here:



 Ann Taylor Striped Fluted Poplin Sleeve Shirtdress, size XXSP

I was taking photos of this dress last week and this adorable grey goose kept following us around the park. My husband got a photo of me with the little photobomber. It's my first time seeing this type of goose since we usually only see Canadian geese (with the black head and neck).

 Ann Taylor Striped Fluted Poplin Sleeve Shirtdress, size XXSP

 Ann Taylor Striped Fluted Poplin Sleeve Shirtdress, size XXSP

 Ann Taylor Striped Fluted Poplin Sleeve Shirtdress, size XXSP



OUTFIT DETAILS
Ann Taylor Striped Fluted Poplin Sleeve Shirtdress, size XXSP (review here, also available in black)
LOFT Cutout Wedge Sandals (review here) - now 40% off with code FLASH

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography

 Ann Taylor Stripe Peplum Shell, size XS regular
Zara Gem Encrusted Slides (old from 2016, item no. 7506/101)

I tired on this stripe peplum top this past weekend since I saw it on my follower Angel @angel_yunjie. Unfortunately size XS was too loose on me which is difficult to tell from this picture and size XXS regular (currently sold out online) would be a bit too short for my preference. This top fits true to size for a loose, comfortable fit but it definitely has a shorter overall length.

I was placing my online order and I noticed that in addition to getting 50% off I also received an extra 20% off ($41 off of $205). I assume the extra savings are due to being a cardmember although I don't recall reading any mention of this additional discount anywhere. I had culled my shopping cart and ordered only my top picks below but at 60% off retail it's rather tempting to order some of the other items on my wishlist.

 Ann Taylor Order 5.21.17

Happy shopping!
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May 20, 2017

Flower Petal Sleeve Clean Tee & LOFT Fitting Room Reviews

LOFT Floral Petal Sleeve Clean Tee, size XXS regular

It officially feels like spring in Boston but I can't wait for allergy season to pass so I can enjoy the outdoors without itchy eyes, sneezing fits and a runny nose. This floral petal sleeve tee is so gorgeous that even my mom asked for it last week when I was shopping for her Mother's Day present. It runs true to size since I took my usual size XXS regular but the arm holes and shoulders may be snug for some. I also ordered the striped version but the arm holes for the one I received were too snug (cutting into my armpits) and it fit a bit smaller and shorter than the floral print. Note that I review the striped version in size SP below.

 LOFT Floral Petal Sleeve Clean Tee, size XXS regular

 LOFT Floral Petal Sleeve Clean Tee, size XXS regular



OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Floral Petal Sleeve Clean Tee, size XXS regular (review of size XS regular here)

 LOFT Cargo Jacket, size XXSP
LOFT Cargo Jacket, size XXSP 

I ordered this new cargo jacket in size XXSP to try and it runs one size bigger. Size XXSP fit like size XSP. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me as well as the color. I would describe the the color as a salmon pink which isn't the shade I was looking for so I'll be returning. (This new bomber jacket may be a slightly different shade of pink if you're looking for another option.) I tried on the jacket for this one photo before my husband agreed that it had to go. The material is slightly sheer so you can see patterned tops through it. It's a light jacket that offers no warmth making it more cute than functional. The pockets are functional. I would have also preferred if the hardware was a brushed/light gold instead of brushed silver.  

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography

J.Crew Factory Striped Maritime Dress, size XXS regular
Zara Gold Beaded Slides (ref no. 6650/201)

I have and love this striped dress from last year (last seen here) in off-white with black stripes so of course I snagged this dress in navy with white stripes when it was free ship and $39.50. It's a versatile summer dress that washes well and you can dress it up or down with the right shoes and accessories. It runs true to size compared to my usual size XXS at LOFT but I'm not very familiar with J.Crew Factory sizing. If you're interested in the rattan clutch refer to this clip I saved from my Instagram story. I wore out my Zara gold beaded sandals tonight and my feet always expand in the heat so I ended up with a blister on my right foot since it's the wider of my two feet. I will reorder it in size 7 1/2 so see if the length fits my foot any better. I ordered it in size 6 1/2 but the length is a bit too short for my foot enough to bother me.  Refer to this clip to see what the sandals look like on.

Spring and summer shoe lineup
Here is my current spring and summer shoe lineup (going clockwise):
Kailani Sandals by Restricted in tan/cognac
Zara Gold Beaded Slides (ref no. 6650/201)

LOFT SALE ALERT & FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

Get select summer styles starting at $10 and an extra 40% off sale styles at LOFT.

 LOFT Dot Embroidered Tassel Swing Dress, size XS regular

The little embroidered details are so lovely on this swing dress. Size XS regular fit me okay but I would prefer size XXS for the best fit. The regular missy size is a good length hitting right above my knees. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. The dress is fully lined so it is not see through and the vneck is not too low for once.

LOFT Fan Floral Clean Tee, size XSP

I ordered this clean tee after seeing it on an associate at my local store last weekend. I ordered XXS regular but I won't receive my package until Tuesday. I found size XSP to try on in store tonight and it has a loose but flowy fit. It fits true to size so XXS regular should fit similar to XSP except it's slightly longer in the overall length. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. The polyester material isn't sheer at all so I didn't find it to be see through. I was wearing a dress today so I grabbed these dark rinse jeans to try in my usual size at LOFT but they felt snug so I would recommend going up a size for a more comfortable fit.

 LOFT Short Sleeve Lace Dress, size 00 regular
LOFT Short Sleeve Lace Dress, size 00 regular

I saw this lace dress in my store's online only section. I love the pretty floral lace and it fits true to size. I'm not sure if it came in petites but regular 00 was a good modest length (note: I'm 5' 2 1/2").

LOFT Split Neck Embroidered Swing Dress, size XXSP

I tried on this new arrival last week when I was looking for the dot embroidered tassel swing dress reviewed above. It's note yet available to purchase but it should be online soon likely after this latest sale. It runs big since size XXSP fits like size XSP but the overall length is shorter than I prefer. I would prefer this dress in my usual size XXS regular for extra length and best overall fit. The black embroidered against the white really pops.

 LOFT Striped Bow Back Shell, size XXSP
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jean, size 25/0P in Marina Wash (review here)

I've been looking for this striped bow back shell and I was excited to find it in size XXSP in store last weekend. It runs one size bigger so I sized down to XXSP which fits like XSP. I had tried on size XS regular in this post which was really long and loose on me.

LOFT Striped Bow Back Shell

How sweet are the double bows on the back? Refer to this clip for another view of the back of this adorable top.

 LOFT Striped Petal Sleeve Clean Tee, size SP

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I ordered this striped petal sleeve tee in size XXS regular but I received a defective one that fit nothing like the floral version. Last week I was eager to assess the fit of this top and I tried on size SP which was too loose and wide on me. You can see the shoulder seams are coming off my shoulders in the left picture below. The slit of the shirttail hem also comes up a bit higher in petites as you can see from the side view here.

The windblown grey jeans pictured above fit true to size and they're a good ankle length on petites if you unroll them.

LOFT Cut Off Denim Shorts in Classic Light Indigo Wash, size 24/00 regular

Last year I got the dark version of the cut off shorts (review here, last seen here) and I'm loving the lighter distressed wash this year. I took size 24/00 regular which fits like my usual size 25/0P at LOFT. I have smaller thighs so I like that the leg openings are not too wide on me.

 LOFT Cut Off Denim Shorts in Classic Light Indigo Wash, size 24/00 regular

LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XS regular

This dress had me at the stripes and adorable bow detail in the back. It's a light dress perfect for the spring and summer but the length is short in petites so I tried on size XS regular for a longer overall length. Refer to this clip for another view of size XS regular on me. I ordered this dress in size XXSP before I had a chance to try on this dress and I received it last week. Strangely enough, I found that the length of size XXSP was longer than size XSP but I don't know if it is a fluke or poor execution on LOFT's part. I ended up keeping size XS regular for the longer length.

 LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XSP

 LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress size comparison
LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XS regular (RIGHT)

 LOFT Floral Embroidered Pintuck Shell, size XXSP

The white embroidered detail of this shell is so pretty and I found that it fits one size bigger. Size XXSP fit like size XSP.

LOFT Lace Yoke Swing Dress, size XSP

This dress is so soft and flattering. I found that it fits true to size and I love the pretty lace details. The petite length hits me right above the knees.

 LOFT Pull On Flippy Skirt, size XXS regular
LOFT Pull On Flippy Skirt, size XXS regular

Lastly, I tried on this flippy skirt that Su @allaboutloft's requested since she was interested in this exact pairing with the floral shell. The skirt fits true to size in my usual size XXS regular and the material has a good weight to it. The next size up was much too loose and wide on me. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. I wore the skirt higher on my waist to get the same look as their online stock image/model.

Have a lovely weekend!
WhatJessWore Signature

May 11, 2017

Ann Taylor Sale Alert & Fitting Room Reviews

 Ann Taylor Daisy Tiered Ruffle Hem Top

Happy Friday eve! I bought this adorable daisy ruffle hem top last weekend in store (it's also available in navy blue). It fits true to size since size XSP fit me comfortably in the overall fit and length. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. Up close the dots look like little abstract flowers. I admittedly don't give enough love to the cramped sales section at the Prudential store but I looking for a specific sweater dress to try on since Su @allaboutloft recommended it. Some of you may wonder why I mention Su quite frequently and it's because she helps me out a lot behind the scenes. We try on a lot of LOFT and Ann Taylor and we confer on sizing before we order online. She's my online shopping buddy and we typically take the same size too.

 Ann Taylor Daisy Tiered Ruffle Hem Top, size XSP

OUTFIT DETAILS
Ann Taylor Daisy Tiered Ruffle Hem Top, size XSP (also available in navy blue)
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in carnival wash, size 25/0P - (old/sold out, similar)
Ann Taylor Pearlized Flower Set (linked below)
Use code WHATJESSWORE15 on www.danielwellington.com for 15% off 

 LOFT Floral Lace Bell Sleeve Top, size XXS regular
LOFT Floral Lace Bell Sleeve Top, size XXS regular (last seen here)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)

I love this lace top so much but the sizing does run about one size bigger so you may be able to snag it if people return it due to sizing issues. I have also seen a few of the larger sizes in stores in the racks and I wish this top was offered in petites. The lace is really pretty in person and it's sure to get a lot of compliments. A lady in store came up to me just to tell me how pretty the top was and I was happy to tell her it was from LOFT.

 Ann Taylor Pearlized Flower Set

I love pearls so when I saw this pearlized flower set I had to order it to see the pieces in person (of course I wish I waited to purchase so I could use my Ann Cares card for extra savings but I guess you can't win them all). I love the gold tone against the luster of the pearls. The necklace is also available in silver.

 Ann Taylor Paradise Blouse, size XSP
Zara Mini City Bag in lime green (item no. 4498/004, similar Furla version)

I had to have this paradise blouse after seeing it on Jen of @skirttherules. I bookmarked this top on my phone and I ordered it when size XSP popped back one day. I tend to have the most success with pop backs in my size in the early mornings around 5-6AM ET. The material is slightly sheer so a layering cami is recommended. I found that it fits true to size for a loose and flowy fit.

SALE ALERT & FITTING ROOM REVIEW

 Ann Taylor Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

Get 40% off (almost) everything at Ann Taylor. Use code FORYOU. Valid in stores and online. I have been in stores searching for enough full-price promotional items in order to make use of my Ann Cares card before it expires on May 14th but the sizing or the selection just hasn't been in my favor.

 Ann Taylor Stripe Cold Shoulder Flutter Sleeve Dress, size XXSP
Kailani Sandals by Restricted in tan/cognac

This stripe cold shoulder dress is so soft and comfortable. It does run slightly larger since I was able to fit size XXSP while I usually take size XSP at Ann Taylor. It's also available in black which I would love to try on since you can never have too many little black dresses.

 Dot Bow Front Top, size XS regular
Dot Bow Front Top, size XS regular

I originally ordered this bow front top in white and sky blue in size XXS regular before I was able to try it on in store. I ended up trying on size XS regular in store before I received my order which fit me comfortably but I didn't love the white and sky blue colors on me. I found the dot print a lot more flattering since there is a noticeable seam running down the back. The material is thick enough that it isn't too see through in the white or sky blue colors. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me.

 Ann Taylor Stripe Ruffle Cuff Blouse, size XXSP

This ruffle cuff blouse was on my wishlist and it runs one size bigger. Size XXSP fits me well but the material is sheer and requires a layering cami. I passed on it for now since I've been trying to limit the sheer items that end up in my closet.

 Cold Shoulder Bell Sleeve Blouse, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Paradise Shorts, size 0 regular 

This cold shoulder top was also on my wishlist but I wasn't a fan of the color in person. It's also available in a striped version. It does have a shorter length so I would recommend getting the regular missy sizes unless you're really petite or have a shorter torso. I tried on size XS regular but need my usual size XXS regular for the best fit. I also love the embroidery and pattern on these paradise shorts but the width of the legs are too wide for my chicken legs. I'm not sure if petites would fit any better but I'll keep a look out for these shorts in the sales/clearance racks.

 Ann Taylor Tassel Shell, size XXSP

This tassel shell is a great layering top or worn alone but it does run loose and big. For some reason I mentioned that I tried on size XSP in this clip but I checked the picture of the tag and I tried on size XXSP which fit like size XSP. I noticed that from the sides it does look like a tassel is missing since they didn't sew a tassel in the middle seam so there is a noticeable gap.

Ann Taylor Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Dress, size 0 regular

I tried on this gingham ruffle sleeve dress since I saw a few ladies trying it on. The regular missy size is a modest overall length for petites. I tried on size 0 regular which was a bit loose and shapeless on me so I would prefer size 00 regular for a more flattering drape. The dress is cut straight up and down so if you're curvy then this dress may pull funny at the bust and hips. I like the subtle ruffle of the sleeves but I'm not a fan of the larger gingham print for myself. Luckily it's also available in solid colors here. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me.

 Ann Taylor Stripe Fluted Sleeve Top, size XS regular

Lastly, I tried on this stripe bell sleeve top since it looked really cute with the colorful stripes against the white but this top runs really short and snug. It's so snug I recall sucking in my stomach for these pictures because it shows every bump due to the tight fit throughout the body. Even the sleeves were snug on my upper arms. I would suggest going up at least one size for this top for a more comfortable fit. Due to the cropped length, the petites sizes will be very short (belly button revealing) so I would recommend trying the regular missy sizes for a longer overall length. I have no idea why they would make this top so short and it even looks short on the model in their online stock image.

Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend!
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