April 21, 2017

Friday Florals + 40% Off Everything At LOFT

 LOFT Botanic Cold Shoulder Dress, size XXSP

Happy Friday! I love the print on this floral dress so much but my husband said he didn't like it on me. He could sense my unsease with the thinner straps. He's also not used to seeing me wear anything midi length. I took size XXSP as reviewed here but perhaps I should exchange it for size XSP since the chest is tighter.

Get 40% off everything at LOFT excluding Lou & Grey. Use code GETHAPPY. Valid in stores and online. Yesterday they had a 50% off flash sale in stores only from 12-7PM but I couldn't make it due to work and trying to get over catching a chill. This spring in New England weather makes me so confused.

I purchased an Ann Cares card last week at Ann Taylor so I hope to head in stores this weekend for an extra 25% off my full-price promotional purchase. The Ann Cares card is a $25 one time purchase for a great cause (90% of the proceeds goes towards BCRF) and it's also a great deal if you plan to shop a lot in stores for spring and summer clothes now through May 14th since it's valid at both LOFT and Ann Taylor and their outlet locations and it can be combined with full-price promotional offers. You can also refer to bullet point #10 of this blog post from a former employee to learn more about shopping and saving at Ann Taylor and LOFT with the Ann Cares card/St. Judes cards.

If you plan on shopping online here are my sales picks:



The latest new arrivals just keep on coming! Su @allaboutloft just shared this lacy pintuck peplum shell with me. I also like this striped bow back shell as seen on @birchandflair but I couldn't link to it in the widget above. I wanted the new floral fringe top (@rossmoor_styling confirmed that it's 100% cotton and not rayon) but I ended up ordering this embellished bell sleeve blouse by Pleione.

I'm receiving the floral lace bell sleeve top and these cutout wedge sandals (review here) in the mail today. I'll try to do another update this weekend if I'm able to stop by the store. I also received my Ann Taylor order from last week but the striped cinch-waist dress which I ordered in size XSP was too big. I saw the dress on a store employee last week and it looked really wrinkly so I ended up returning it instead of bothering to exchange it for size XXSP. I'll just stick to the blouse which I love (last seen here). Update 4/23: I ended up getting this adorable new fluted shirtdress in store in size XXSP. The denim puff sleeve jacket I ordered in XXSP but it fit like a regular XS. I was hoping for a slightly cropped length but it hit me at the hips and the sleeves were too wide. Lastly, I ordered the gingham bib swing top in size XXS regular but I really should have went with XXSP as recommended by my online True Fit profile because XXS regular was too wide and roomy and fit more like size S.

 LOFT Botanic Cold Shoulder Dress, size XXSP

 LOFT Botanic Cold Shoulder Dress, size XXSP

 LOFT Botanic Cold Shoulder Dress, size XXSP



OUTFIT DETAILS
Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Montaigne Clutch (from 2009, discontinued)
Bandolino Mirabella Sandals (old)

Photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography

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April 15, 2017

LOFT Cyber Spring Event: Get 50% Off Everything + FREE Shipping

 LOFT Daisy Embroidered Pintuck Top, size XXSP

I love the ruffles and pretty eyelet details of this daisy embroidered pintuck top. I ordered size XXSP since it runs bigger. I do wish the length was a bit longer so I may order size XSP to compare. If you have a larger bust then I would recommend sticking to your usual size at LOFT since the bust is narrow and the pleats may pull too much. Update 4/20: A similar sleeveless version is now available!

LOFT Daisy Embroidered Pintuck Top, size XXSP

 LOFT Daisy Embroidered Pintuck Top, size XXSP



OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Daisy Embroidered Pintuck Top, size XXSP (also available as a skirt)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography

LOFT Daisy Embroidered Pintuck Top
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P (last seen here, review here)

Here are what the floral flats look like on (they run true to size for me):

Talbots Francesca Flower-Topped Perforated Driving Flats

SALE ALERT & FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 LOFT Cyber Spring Event 2017

LOFT's friends and family event has been extended! Use code FRIENDS to get 40% off everything. Valid in stores and online. LOVELOFT cardmembers also enjoy double points now through Sunday. Update 4/15/17: Get 50% off everything at LOFT plus FREE shipping with code CYBER. Valid online only. I ordered this pretty grey floral lace bell sleeve top in size XXS to try even though my online True Fit profile recommended size XS regular.  Yesterday, my mom also asked me to order the cropped skinny chinos for her (review here) in the serene blue and castlerock colors and now I can send them directly to her place with the free ship.

Refer to my previous post for more recent fitting room reviews. Shop my sales picks here:



 LOFT Peony Split Neck Dress
 Use code WHATJESSWORE15 on www.danielwellington.com for 15% off

I received my most recent order last week (I typically share quick updates and sale alerts on my Instagram stories) and the only dress that fit me decently was the peony split neck dress (pictured above). See it on me here although my husband photobombed my Instagram story. However, I would prefer size XXSP but size XSP looks fine if I cinch the waist tighter. I'm still hoping my preferred size will pop back online so I can exchange it for the best fit.

As for the other dresses I ordered, the ruffle maxi dress and leafy tank dress were too long in the torso on me (I'm 5' 2 1/4"). I had ordered both of them in size XXSP but they felt like size XSP so I would suggest going down one size. I was expecting the elasticized blouson waist to hit me more like an empire waist (as seen on their models online) but the waist of these dresses started at the top of my hip bone/belly button which wasn't flattering given my straight figure. The maxi dress also runs long (see it on me here) so if you normally take regular missy sizes then you may want to order it in petites to prevent the length from dragging on the ground.

Here are a few quick items I was able to try in the few minutes I had before I had to head home Thursday night:

 LOFT One Shoulder Top, size XXSP

This one shoulder top is absolutely gorgeous and not too see through but it does run one size bigger. Size XXSP fit me really well. See this top on Su.

 LOFT Bell Sleeve Jacket, size XSP

I'm always on the look out for cute spring layers and this bell sleeve jacket is a great lightweight option over sleeveless dresses and tops. I love the greyish neutral color. I found that this jacket fits true to size and I like the cropped length. Speaking of spring jackets, I just ordered this white puff sleeve denim jacket from Ann Taylor in size XXSP and I hope it works out.

 LOFT Striped Tie Shorts, size 0 regular
LOFT Striped Tie Shorts, size 0 regular

These striped shorts are just darling but they run big. My online True Fit profile recommended that I take size 0 regular but I found that it runs big and loose so I probably need these in size 00 regular. See the side view on me here. The back of the waist is stretchy so you could size down safely for a better fit without ending up with a muffin top. My feet were killing me by the end of the night so I took the pictures with my heels on to spare you my red toes but I would wear these shorts with flats or wedges. I've also been eyeing these ruffled seersucker stripe shorts from J.Crew.

 LOFT Striped Tulip Sleeve Tee, size SP
LOFT Striped Tulip Sleeve Tee, size SP (review of size XS regular here)

I've been wanting to try this tulip sleeve tee in petites and I finally came across size SP to try. I would prefer my usual size XSP for the best fit. The neckline and waist of size SP was a bit loose fitting on me. I intended to buy a few items but I didn't have enough time to find everything and figure out if it was $100+ after discounts so that I could use my Ann Cares card for additional savings.

LOFT Cutout Wedge Sandals

Update 4/16/17: I saw these gorgeous cutout wedge sandals in store Friday night while doing a return and I love the neutral color and comfortable heel height. The straps are soft and comfortable and they're also very well made. I'm glad I was able to see them in store (someone likely returned them) to help me decide which size to get. I tried on size 6.5 as you can see here but I ordered size 7 with the Cyber Spring event today since my feet tend to swell when it gets hot.

Hoppy Easter to those who celebrate!
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April 14, 2017

Sale Alert: Get 50% Off Everything at Ann Taylor + Fitting Room Reviews

 Ann Taylor Striped Cinch Waist Poplin Top, size XSP

Happy Friday! Yesterday I hosted a style event at my local Ann Taylor store with a few of my coworkers. I also purchased the Ann Cares card for an extra 25% off my full-price promotional purchase and I redeemed my $15 birthday coupon. The Ann Cares card is a $25 one time purchase for a great cause (90% of the proceeds goes towards BCRF) and it's also a great deal if you plan to shop a lot in stores for spring and summer clothes now through May 14th.

Yesterday I received 50% off plus an extra 25% off on top of that for a total savings of 62.5% off retail prices. Refer to bullet point #10 of this blog post from a former employee to learn more about shopping and saving at Ann Taylor and LOFT with the Ann Cares card/St. Judes cards.



OUTFIT DETAILS
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P (review here, last seen here)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)
J.Crew Sloane Patent Pumps - Thanks to @catmlrse for helping me find these new on Poshmark*!
*Sign up with code HPHAO to save $5

SALE ALERTS & FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

Get 50% off everything at Ann Taylor. Use code SPRING50. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 4/17 at 3AM EST. Shop my sales picks:



It's been a while since the last 50% off that was valid in stores (end of December to be exact) and I was expecting a 40% off promotion since I was given a heads up in advance of our style event yesterday. Therefore, I was beyond excited when they changed the sale due to business needs and posted the sale early on Wednesday 4/12. Please check out all my recent Ann Taylor reviews.

Ann Taylor Cotton Sateen One Button Jacket in pearl blush, size 0P

I bought this neutral blazer since this color will pair well over my tops and dresses. If you cuff the sleeves the lining is striped. The sleeves are bracelet length on me which I don't mind for a summer blazer since I will likely cuff the sleeves and push them up when I wear it. I'd say that it fits true to size. The material isn't too thick and it's going to be the perfect layer at work since it's perpetually chilly year round.

 Ann Taylor Devin Fit Ankle Pant in Seersucker, size 00P
Ann Taylor Devin Fit Ankle Pant in Seersucker, size 00P

Ann Taylor had a pant event recently but I wasn't able to check it out due to having family in town. I love seersucker so I grabbed these pants to try on a whim and I like the Devin fit since I have a straight figure. They run one size bigger than my usual size at Ann Taylor so size 00P fit me well when I would have normally taken 0P. The ankle length inseam is also spot on for petites. Update 4/24/17: Get the matching blazer here.

 Ann Taylor Daisy Jacquard Peplum Top, size XS regular

I got this peplum top in XS regular but I need this top in XXS regular or XSP for a better fit. I brought it home with me last night but I may exchange it for a smaller size if and when my size pops back in stock. I love the daisy print and it fits true to size but the arm holes of size XS regular are generous on me. The material has a good weight to it so it has some structure which causes the peplum flounce to stick out a bit from the side view. To be honest, I was having a case of hostess syndrome and I felt obligated to purchase something in store even though I had already placed an online order the day before. I was also testing the 'pick up in store' feature in my order which went smoothly by the way. Has anyone else tried this feature yet? Please provide feedback if you have any suggestions for them as they pilot this feature in select stores. I know I did.

 Ann Taylor Dot Cold Shoulder Tie Waist Top, size XSP

I love the print and style of this cold shoulder blouse as well as the thicker straps which allow you to wear a regular bra. Sadly for me, I have no waist definition so I had to pass on this cute top. One of my coworkers tried it on too and she has a curvy figure with a small waist so the top looked amazing on her. I found that it fits true to size.

 Ann Taylor Fern Pleated Shoulder Blouse, size XS regular

Lastly, I tried on this pretty fern print blouse in size XS regular since they didn't have petites. The regular missy size is very long so tall ladies should be able to take this in regular missy while I definitely need it in petites for a shorter overall length. This top runs one to two sizes larger and I would recommend sizing down. My online True Fit profile recommended that I take size XXSP in this top. It is fully lined so it's not see through and it's also available in solid colors.

Happy shopping!
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April 11, 2017

LOFT Friends & Family Event: 40% Off Everything

 LOFT Striped Off The Shoulder Top - Outfit Flatlay

Use code FRIENDS to get 40% off everything at LOFT's friends and family event. LOVELOFT cardmembers also enjoy double points now through Sunday. Valid in stores at online. Shop my sales picks:



I got this off the shoulder top (review here) two weeks ago since I love the light blue and white stripes for that perfectly spring/summer nautical look. It's actually my first off the shoulder top! It runs one size larger so so I took size XXS petite.* These skinny ankle jeans (update 4/12/17: now 50% off with code SPRING50) were a favorite of mine last year and I was happy to see that they are available again this season. I took my usual size 25/0P as reviewed here. I also love these comfy scallop Kailani sandals I saw at Francescas. I bought them for less at DSW. They run true to size to a half size larger. I also ordered the nude pair but it didn't flatter my skin tone so I only kept the tan/cognac pair. The quality is decent for the price but my specific pair did come with some glue residue visible. The nude pair didn't have this issue so it could just be a fluke. The heel height is slightly less than 3" which is comfortable for me and they are supportive for slightly wider feet. If you have narrower feet then you may find these to be loose fitting.

*If strapless off the shoulder styles aren't your thing, I just noticed this cute version from Nordstrom that has thicker straps.

 LOFT Striped Off The Shoulder Top, size XXSP

 LOFT Striped Off The Shoulder Top, size XXSP

 LOFT Striped Off The Shoulder Top, size XXSP

 LOFT Striped Off The Shoulder Top, size XXSP



OUTFIT DETAILS
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P (last seen here, review here)
Kailani Sandals by Restricted in tan/cognac

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography

Happy shopping!
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April 07, 2017

Ann Taylor Fitting Room Reviews + Get 40% off Tops & Sweaters

LOFT Back Pleat Trench, size XXSP

Happy Friday! I' sharing this spring look in anticipation of a few days of warmer temperatures next week. This pretty blossom scarf pairs well with quite a few of the tops in my closet and this pleated flounce top is now $20 after discounts. I'm obsessed with my Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204) which is only $29.90!

LOFT Back Pleat Trench, size XXSP



OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Back Pleat Trench, size XXSP (review here)
LOFT Cherry Blossom Infinity Scarf (last featured here and here from my Instagram story)
Ann Taylor Pleated Flounce Top, size XSP (last seen here in the butterfly print)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204) 

SALE ALERT & FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

Get 40% off full-price tops and sweaters at Ann Taylor. Use code WEARNOW. Also get an extra 50% off sale styles. Shop my sales picks:



 Ann Taylor Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

I tried on a few items last weekend and I have an obsession with white and neutrals as you can see from the above lineup.

 Ann Taylor Striped Cutout Ruffle Shell, size XSP
Ann Taylor Striped Cutout Ruffle Shell, size XSP (review of size XXSP here)

I ordered this ruffle shell in XXSP but I wanted to try size XSP for comparison. I would prefer to exchange size XXSP for size XSP since the bust runs small and narrow but I forgot to bring the top with me. This top fits me best in my usual size XSP at Ann Taylor. If I keep size XXSP then I would have to wear a cami since I would need to leave one button open and/or sew a hidden snap button. The top is slightly sheer since you can see the outline of my white pants.

 Ann Taylor Scalloped Textured Sweater, size SP

I love the scallop details of this sweater and it looked like it ran small and snug so I sized up to size SP. Size SP is still a bit more fitted in the body than I am comfortable with (you can see the bumps from my pants underneath). I'll have to try size MP to see if it's too loose on me in the body and sleeves. It's not too short when I sized up so I like the overall length and sleeve length. The sweater isn't too thick making it perfect for the cooler spring temperates.

 Ann Taylor Cascading Ruffle Shell, size XSP

I love the ruffle details of this top but size XSP was a bit too long and loose on me so I would need it in size XXSP for the best fit. It's not see through for a white top which is great because I hate having to wear a cami underneath which tends to ruin the look. The petite sizes may fit those that typically take regular missy sizes given the slightly larger fit and overall length.

 Ann Taylor Scallop Crepe Top, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Scallop Crepe Top, size XS regular (also available in a sleeveless version)

This adorable scallop hem top fits true to size but it has a short overall length so petites would be too short for my preference. I found the 3/4 sleeves to be a bit long for my arms making them almost bracelet length sleeves on me. The material is a good weight so it's not see through.

 Ann Taylor Crepe Shell, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Crepe Shell, size XS regular

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect layering shell so I tried on this top but I found that it runs wide and has a shorter length. It fits similar to the tassel bib sleeveless blouse which I reviewed here.

 Ann Taylor Sleeveless Vest, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Sleeveless Vest, size XS regular

Lastly, I tried on this sleeveless vest which I had ordered in XXS in both black and whisper white. Despite ordering both vests in size XXS, the white color fit smaller (I couldn't wrap it around my waist) while the black color somehow fit larger/looser. The black one was also noticeably longer in the overall length. I tried on size XS regular in store and the length hits right above my knee caps (I'm 5'2"). The winter white color is more ivory/cream so if you're looking for a true white vest then you will need to keep looking.

Earlier this week the wool cashmere sweater jacket that I've been stalking finally popped back in my size so I placed an order on Tuesday 4/4. It was the first Tuesday of the month which meant that I automatically received an extra 15% off the subtotal at check out as a LOVELOFT cardmember. I also used the code THANKS2 for an extra $50 off +100+ full price promotional purchases:

 Ann Taylor Order 4/4/17 with code THANKS2

Happy shopping!
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Daisy Belle Sleeve Top + #LOVELOFT Coupon Code

 LOFT Daisy Bell Sleeve Top, size XXSP

Happy Friday! I love this daisy bell sleeve top from LOFT but I just realized that I forgot to share it on my blog. It's now on sale an an extra 50% off making it $27.50 after discounts. I reviewed it in this post and I took size XXSP since I found that it runs about one size bigger. I prefer the 3/4 length bell sleeves since they don't get in the way as much as full length bell sleeve tops.

  LOFT Daisy Bell Sleeve Top, size XXSP

  LOFT Daisy Bell Sleeve Top, size XXSP



OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Daisy Bell Sleeve Top, size XXSP (review here)
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in carnival wash, size 25/0P (old, similar)

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography

SALE ALERT

Get 30% off full-price dresses, skirts, cardigans and pants and an extra 50% off sale styles at LOFT. Since no code is needed you can use the code LOVELOFT for an extra 25% off (non-cardmembers get 20% off) full-price promotional purchases of $100+. This code is from the #LOVELOFT spring catalog and it's valid through April 23, 2017. Alternatively use the code INSIDER638 for the month of April for $25 off full-price promotional purchases of $100+.

 LOFT Order 4/6/17 with code #LOVELOFT

I placed an order Thursday morning with the change in sale and I used the LOVELOFT code at checkout. The shopping cart didn't apply the 25% off discount on top of the 30% off promotion applicable on the dresses until after I had reviewed my order and before I clicked on the 'place order' button.

  LOFT Order 4/6/17 with code #LOVELOFT

Upon closer inspection I also noticed that I received free shipping along with the additional 25% off for cardmembers. It must have been a system fluke since I can no longer replicate the free shipping I received with the code for full-price orders under $125.

  LOFT Order 4/6/17 with code #LOVELOFT

Last weekend I redeemed my LOFT rewards towards the botanic cold shoulder dress (review here) which is also now on sale. I'm not certain if I would lose my LOFT rewards if I try to get a price adjustment on the dress.  If anyone has any insight it would be much appreciated!

In my above order, I chose the following three dresses and I hope they all work out in the sizes I ordered.



My online True Fit profile recommended size XXSP for me in the peony dress but it sold out so I ordered size XSP to try instead.

 My LOFT spring picks



I'm such a LOFT hoarder but I'm still trying to downsize my closet so that I can get dressed more easily. I doubt I could ever be a minimalist but it was getting to a point where I had a lot but I felt like I had nothing to wear because it was an overflowing mess in my closet. I've been using ThredUp and Poshmark (use code HPHAO for a $5 credit when you sign up) to downsize to a working closet. Once I'm finished I will invest in matching hangers as recommended by Annie. My husband has black slimline hangers and I only have a small set I found at T.J. Maxx a few years ago. I can't decide if I should get black to match his hangers since we share a walk in closet or go with the off white color. As always, you can check out all of my recent purchases here.

Thanks for reading!
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