August 18, 2017

Recent Outfits, Fitting Room Reviews & Weekend Sale Alerts

 Lou & Grey Seamed Signaturesoft Tee Dress, size XXS regular

Happy Friday! It's been a long week full of amazing sales. I picked up this soft and comfy swing dress last week after seeing it on these two lovely sisters @yourithacastyle. I took size XXS regular but it fits similar to size XS regular which I reviewed further down in this post.

 Lou & Grey Seamed Signaturesoft Tee Dress, size XXS regular

 Lou & Grey Seamed Signaturesoft Tee Dress, size XXS regular

 Lou & Grey Seamed Signaturesoft Tee Dress, size XXS regular

OUTFIT DETAILS
Banana Republic Gingko Leaf Necklace (old)
Kailani Sandals by Restricted in tan/cognac (review here)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)

 LOFT Striped Lace Mockneck Top, size XXS regular
LOFT Striped Lace Mockneck Top, size XXS regular (old from review here, similar here and here)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)

This lace top continues to be an oldie but goodie (last seen here). Not all lace tops are the same so I caved and got the new lace top (reviewed down below in size XSP). It's simply adorable on Samantha @connecticutchic.

 LOFT Petal Embroidered Vintage Soft Tee, size XXSP
Click here to see my full outfit of the day

I love the embroidery on this t-shirt. Su @allaboutloft tried it on and she confirmed that it ran big so I sized down when I ordered it online. Size XXSP is still a loose fit on me. It isn't too sheer with a nude bra.

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 Lou & Grey Seamed Signaturesoft Tee Dress, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This soft and comfy dress is perfect to transition into fall with cute booties. It fits true to size. Size XS regular hit a few inches above my knees compared to size XXS regular which I ordered in the mail. The fit of both sizes is very similar but I noticed that size XXS is longer in the overall length compared to size XS. For reference I'm 5' 2.5". If you're petite and shorter than me you may want to order this dress in petites.

 Lou & Grey Stripe Seamed Signaturesoft Tee Dress, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I also tried on this striped version but it fits a bit longer than the solid color. Even the sleeves are slightly longer if you can tell from my arm in the right photo. I prefer the olive green color so I passed on the striped version.

 LOFT Modern Slit Fresh Cut Skinny Jeans in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I really wanted these jeans as soon as I put them on but sadly they were not on sale. They fit true to size since my usual size 25/0 petite fit me well in the waist. The inseam is petite friendly and they are ankle length on me. I was skeptical about the side slit but they're very flattering without being too wide since I prefer skinny jeans with narrow leg openings.

 LOFT Frayed Cuff Denim Shorts in Mended Mid Indigo Wash, size 24/00 regular

I also wanted these cuffed shorts since they have tasteful distressed details without all the usual holes and rips. Shorts season is coming to an end with the end of summer but I would love to pick up a pair on sale. Size 24/00 regular fit me well but it was slightly loose with a gap in the back of my waist so I may want to try petites for comparison.

 LOFT Lace Tee, size XSP
LOFT Lace Tee, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I don't need another lace top but when LOFT makes them this cute it's really hard to resist. This just means I have more reason to get rid of an older one from my closet. I love the tiny scallop details along the neckline. I wanted size XXSP but I picked up size XSP for now since the smaller size sold out. The fit is very relaxed and boxy but this is typical for LOFT's fit. I would suggest sizing down if you want a more fitted look.

 LOFT Striped Utility Blouse, size XXS regular
LOFT Striped Utility Blouse, size XXS regular
Gap Jeans (old, similar here and here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted this blouse as soon as I spotted it online and I ordered two sizes to try. I love how @cappyandlee styled it (she took size S regular). I ordered size XS petite and XXS regular to compare and I went with size XXS regular for the extra overall length. Please excuse the creases as I hadn't had a chance to steam out the blouses. I was too excited to try them on.

 LOFT Striped Utility Blouse, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

RETURNS

 LOFT Side Button Mixed Media Shell, size XXSP
Old Navy Mid-Rise Built-In-Sculpt Rockstar Jeans for Women, size 2P (way too snug and long so I returned)
Click here to view the clip of size XXSP from my try-on
Click here to here to see size XSP on me

I wanted to love this top which is made of a thicker material but the color is bubble gum pink which isn't my favorite shade of pink. I also didn't love the top on me in either size. Size XXSP fits like size XSP while size XSP fits true to size. I noticed that there was an inch difference in the width of both tops. The length runs longer so the petite sizes weren't too short/boxy on me. The button details along the sides are very cute and not see through.

I ordered the violet flounce cold shoulder top in size XXS regular but I returned it since it was 100% rayon which never washes well for me. It's usually trash after one wash if it touches water. To clarify the top wasn't made of the soft stretchy rayon that you can steam out back to it's original length after washing. Click here to view the clip of size XSP from my try-on.

I also received the perforated clutch in black and while it was well made it didn't look as nice/expensive as I had hoped. Refer to the clips I shared on my Instagram stories here and here.

I ordered this cute blouse from Old Navy and decided to order a few other items to try since they were on sale including this utility jacket in size XSP. Size XSP was too short in the sleeves on me and it has a relaxed fit making it perfect for layering. It's not lined so it's a light jacket good for early fall. Click here to view size XSP on me.

WEEKEND SALE ALERTS

LOFT - Get 60% off select full-price styles with code SUMMER60. Get 40% off select full-price items including tops, 30% off jewelry and an extra 60% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use the code INSIDER774 for $25 off $100+ on qualifying full-price promotional merchandise. Alternatively, cardmembers can use the code LOFT1 for $10 off $50+ on qualifying full-price promotional merchandise. Shop my sales picks here:



 8/17/17 Order using LOFT Insider Code

This morning I ordered 3 '40% off, no code needed' items and I applied the LOFT Insider code at checkout for almost 55% off. As always you can refer to this page on my blog for the latest sale alerts and coupon codes.

 Ann Taylor New Arrivals featured on www.whatjesswore.com

Ann Taylor - I love quite a few of the latest new arrivals and they're all 40% off! Use code PSST10 for an extra 10% off on top of the 40% off promotion at checkout (that's a total discount of 46% off retail). Thanks to @kimbemart for pointing out the secret code since I clearly missed the fine print at the bottom of the email. Going L-R in the above collage, I ordered 1-3 and 5 for now and hope to check out other items in stores first. Shop my sales picks here:



Happy shopping!
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August 13, 2017

Figure Flattering Cold Shoulder Dress + Weekend Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT Violet Cold Shoulder Dress, size XXSP

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a good time with family this weekend since my husband's family was in town so it was a treat to eat out since we've been trying to eat in more. I got this feminine dress in the mail and I couldn't wait to style it. I love it with my summer sandals and the length which hits just below my knees looks great with a strappy sandals or slides. The darker floral print makes it perfect to transition into fall with a jacket over it and cute booties. Speaking of booties I still never received the Vince Camuto booties I ordered during the #nsale. I should really call Nordstrom about my order since I think they will cancel my order if I don't reach out to them.

 LOFT Violet Cold Shoulder Dress, size XXSP

 LOFT Violet Cold Shoulder Dress, size XXSP

I recently got a vintage King Asanuma tripod from my father-in-law and I used it to take the above photos. I was pretty pleased with how they turned out since I used my iPhone to take them. I've been waiting patiently for the iPhone 8 to come out but one of my phones is about to go. It's low on memory and I deleted photos to make space but I think I just dropped it one to many times since I'm so clumsy.

OUTFIT DETAILS
Zara Pompom Basket (ref no. 4828/204)
Ann Taylor Petra Cork Wedge Sandals (review here, now $50 off full-price shoes with DRESSITUP)

 LOFT Violet Cold Shoulder Dress, size XXSP
Ann Taylor Gretel Metallic Leather Slides (true to size, suede version here)

LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

I was doing some returns on Saturday and I spotted a few new things to try at the store I was at.

 LOFT Ruffled Cold Shoulder Tee, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This cold shoulder tee is so soft and I love the cute ruffles on the sleeves. The fit is very relaxed around the waist so you may want to size down if you prefer a more fitted look. My online True Fit profile recommended this top for me in size XXSP but I found the sleeves of size XSP were snug on me instead of loose as seen on the model in the stock image (my upper arms have a 10" circumference). I felt that the size cutouts made my shoulders look broad so I personally passed on this top.

 LOFT Ruffle Cold Shoulder Swing Dress, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I didn't give this swing dress much thought when I first saw it in store but I tried it on because I saw a few bloggers that looked really adorable in it. It's drapes nicely and fits true to size but once again the size of the cutouts for the cold shoulder style bared my shoulders in a way that wasn't very flattering.

 LOFT Twill Jacket, size XSP
LOFT Twill Jacket, size XSP (petite item no. 444401)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This twill jacket is new to stores first and not yet available online. I used the item number to create the direct link to it but I've also provided the item number above in petites in case anyone is looking for it in stores. The material is thicker and warmer than the sateen utility jacket I reviewed in my previous post. I like that you can unbutton and cuff the sleeves. I found that the jacket fits true to size and the sleeves are a good length on me. It's a dark hunter green color.

 Lou & Grey Cocoon Sweater Cardigan, size XS-S (item no. 446359)
Lou & Grey Cocoon Sweater Cardigan, size XS-S (item no. 446359)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I also tried on this cozy cardigan which is another new arrival in stores first. It's so new there's no place holder item page for me to link to so I'll keep an eye out when it becomes available. It's very cozy and perfect for fall layering in place of a jacket. It runs true to size and has an oversized/slouchy fit as intended for this style.

 LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans in Destructed Indigo Wash, size 25/0P
LOFT Relaxed Slit Tee, size XS regular (review here)

I may regret this but I returned these distressed jeans for now because the distressed details do not hit at my knees as shown in the online stock image. It's a really nice wash and on trend for fashion jeans. I prefer ankle length jeans so I like the look of these jeans when I cuff them once.

I also ordered a few more items I wanted to see/try while everything is 40% off (use code OHYES) with select full-price items marked 50% off (no code needed, try INSIDER774 for $25 off $100+ full-price promotional merchandise or LOFT1 for $10 off $50+ for cardmembers) at LOFT. The sale ends in a few hours at 3AM ET. I was hoping they would have an online flash sale tonight but I guess in this case my gut feeling was wrong.



 Ann Taylor Tiered Lace Trim Tee, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I also returned this lace trim tee since I didn't like the look at the neckline with a cami layered underneath. The necklace is longer and heavier than I expected so I returned it because I wasn't sure how often I would need a large floral statement piece. I love and kept the cateye sunglasses (review here) and circle drop earrings but I returned the matching necklace especially since the one I received was defective.

 J.Crew Factory Captain Kitty Collector T-Shirt, size S
Abercrombie & Fitch High-Rise Shorts, size 25 (sold out, similar here)
Ann Taylor Gretel Metallic Leather Slides (true to size, suede version here)

I had to have this captain kitty tee the moment I saw it online. I received my $25 fall rewards from J.Crew and I went to pick up this tee as soon as possible only to find that XXS and XS had sold out so I settled on size S. Su @allaboutloft also went to try on size XXS and XS and she told me that XXS fits best (she and I generally take the same size) so I may reorder it later and sell my size S which fits me a bit loose as you can see from the below pictures. Su prefers a closer fit but I think I would prefer size XS for myself.

Update 8/14: The kitty tee is now $22.42 after discounts plus free shipping using the code BIGFAN. I ordered sizes XXS and XS to compare/try.

 Ann Taylor Cateye Sunglasses

 J.Crew Factory Captain Kitty Collector T-Shirt, size S
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)

 J.Crew Factory Captain Kitty Collector T-Shirt, size S
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I also tried on this white denim skirt since they intrigue me. I was surprised that the buttons don't gap which is a good thing but they made my behind look flat so I passed on this skirt. Size 00 was a bit snug on me but I believe size 0 would have been too loose. For reference, I have a 27-28 waist and 33-34" hips and I'm 5' 2.5".

 J.Crew Overall Pocket Dress, size 0

Lastly, I tried on this overall pocket dress since it was on my list of things to try. Size 0 fit me well and this jumper would look great over a blouse or tee shirt. I'm waiting for a better sale online and will be keeping an eye on this piece as well as the chambray shirt I reviewed here.

I also ordered these items to try from Old Navy since I saw the heart print stripe blouse on @thepetitelawyer. I haven't ordered anything from Old Navy in a long time!



Thanks for reading!
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August 11, 2017

Sale Alert: 40% Off Everything At LOFT + Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

Yay! We made it to Friday! It's a good weekend to shop since there's a sale for 40% off everything at LOFT. Use code OHYES. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



I stopped by my local store and tried on a few new arrivals the other night. Did you catch my update via my Instagram stories on Wednesday night?

 LOFT Relaxed Slit Tee, size XS regular
LOFT Relaxed Slit Tee, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Petra Cork Wedge Sandals (review here, now $50 off full-price shoes with DRESSITUP)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

First up is this soft tee recommended by Su @allaboutloft. (I tend mention Su a lot since she's my online shopping buddy and fit twin since we tend to take the same size. We always chat about sizing, new arrivals and try things on for one another.) I think my local LOFT was just putting these tees out since there was only one in each color at the front of the store. I grabbed size XS to try and it happened to be in the grey color. This tee has relaxed fit that drapes well and it runs true to size. I would have preferred it in size XXS regular for the best fit but I ended up ordering size XS regular the next morning when a clutch I was stalking popped back in stock. The clutch is a dupe of the Alaïa Vienne clutch I spotted at Barneys.

Update: I just got this top in the mail. Talk about lightning quick shipping! Anyway, I was lifting my arms and noticed that you can see my sides/bra through the holes from the sleeves. A base layer is recommended to keep your skin concealed. Also, size XXS regular popped back in stock online so I'll be returning size XS regular since I reordered my preferred size.

 LOFT Sateen Utility Jacket, size XS regular
LOFT Sateen Utility Jacket, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

I love this soft utility jacket and I wish it was also offered in an olive color. It's slightly fitted despite no cinch waist detail to create shape. Size XS regular fit me well through the shoulders and body with room to layer but the sleeves are long on me. Note that I am usually size XS petite. The shirttail hem comes up higher on the sides so your tops will peek through on the sides. I would prefer this jacket in my usual size XXS regular for the best fit. I am holding off on getting this jacket until a 50% off sale but I may cave and buy it if I end up returning a lot of what I ordered to try. I was hoping to have the option of rolling up the sleeves but unless you have tiny wrists the button cuffs simply do not allow it.

 LOFT Twist Sleeve Vintage Soft Tee, size XS regula
LOFT Twist Sleeve Vintage Soft Tee, size XS regular (also available in stripes)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

Su @allaboutloft asked me to try on this vintage tee. It's not available in petite sizing so I tried on XS regular which fit but the length is slightly longer than I prefer. However, it's a good length that covers the front and backside which the over-thirty prefer. I'd say this top fits true to size and it's slightly sheer if you refer to the clip I saved from my try-on.

 LOFT Lace Cuff Tee, size XSP
LOFT Lace Cuff Tee, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

I loved this top as soon as I saw it online but I was worried that this top would fit like the lace bell sleeve top (reviewed here) from the spring. I'm happy to report that this top fits true to size and it's made of a thicker material so it's not see through at all. It feels more like a sweater than a t-shirt and it's a great weight for the fall transition. It has a sweatshirt-like texture to it which some may not care for. I thought about ordering size XXS regular for a slightly longer overall length but I'm happy with the sleeve length in petites so I took size XS petite.

 LOFT Floral Jacquard Flutter Shell, size XXSP
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on 

I saw this top on @mrscocowyse and I had to try it on. Up close it has a beautiful floral and dot texture to it as you can see here. It is lightly lined but still every so slightly sheer. It runs about one size bigger since I was able to fit size XXSP when I am usually XS petite or XXS regular for LOFT tops. The flutter sleeves drape well on me and it's a cute layering top underneath blazers cardigans.

 LOFT Floral Lace Top, size XXSP
LOFT Floral Lace Top, size XXSP (similar here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

This new arrival reminds me of the striped lace mockneck top from the fall (review here, last seen here). It runs one size bigger since sizing down to XXSP fit me well. In person the pink lace they used is more of a peachy pink which I wasn't a fan of. It is not lined so a base layer is required. I recently bought two of these silk camisoles on sale (I got them for 70% off as noted this post) and I had them hemmed so I could wear them underneath tops without tucking them in.

 LOFT Violet Cold Shoulder Dress, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

I just had to have this floral print dress the moment I spotted it online. I ordered it on sale last week in conjunction with a coupon code (LOVELOFT2 which expired 8/9) for about 46% off retail ($48.37) and I recently ordered the top to try. I went with size XXSP as recommended by the online True Fit profile and it fits me perfectly. The length hits right below my knees and the neckline isn't too low. The cold shoulder sleeves are interesting because it's actually a frilly loop that just drapes on your shoulders but it drapes well. The size of the cold shoulder cutout isn't too big so it's very flattering on the shoulders. Some cold shoulder cutouts are so big they make your shoulders seem broader and I hate that.

 LOFT Floral Embroidered Vintage Straight Jeans in Classic Light Indigo Wash, size 24/00 regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

Su @allaboutloft asked me to try on these embroidered jeans for her and they fit true to my usual size for LOFT denim. I am usually size 25/0 petite or size 24/00 regular in their bottoms if it fits true to their usual (vanity) sizing. I cuffed them twice in the above picture but here is what the jeans look like uncuffed. I'm not a fan of wide leg jeans but these were fun to try on and the embroidered detail is very pretty. I ordered the embroidered vintage soft tee instead since these jeans are admittedly too trendy for me.

 LOFT Dolman Shirt, size XS regular
LOFT Dolman Shirt, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

Su @allaboutloft also asked me to try on this dolman shirt for her. I tried on size XS regular which has a very loose fit as is intended for this style. It's tissue paper thin so a base layer is required.

 LOFT Embroidered Tassel Top, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

The sale section always gives me anxiety but I found this pretty gauzy top to try on. It's very thin and see through so I'm wearing it with a cami underneath. Size XSP fit me well so I'd say it runs true to size.

 LOFT Dot Cascade Shell, size XXSP
LOFT Dot Cascade Shell, size XXSP (2016 review here and here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I also came across this polka dot top that I remember from last year since I wanted it but I missed out on it (refer to my old review here and here). Size XXSP fit me but the length was a bit too short for my preference. The tag was missing and the store made a handwritten tag so this was definitely a return of a (way) past season top. One of my coworkers told me she sometimes returns older unworn items and the store will give her the sale price of whatever the item is worth at that time. I haven't tried returning older items myself for fear of getting carded and banned from in store returns (full explanation here). I usually sell my unworn items on Poshmark or send them to thredUp.

 Ann Taylor Striped Double V Sweater, size M regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

I also stopped by Ann Taylor and this striped sweater caught my eye. It looked like it ran short and snug so I tried on size L regular and size M regular. Size L was too loose but size M fit me well. The material is very stretchy but I would recommend sizing up if you don't like things to be too skin tight.

 Ann Taylor Tipped Lace Up Shell, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I found this sale top in the sale section. The white color looked very sheer so I tried on the black color. I was tempted to get it but I remember it was an extra 60% off sale recently so the extra 40% off was not enticing. It fits one bigger since size XXSP felt like size XSP.

I also ordered this cutout pleated full skirt to try since Su @allaboutloft recommended it. Click here to view the clip from my try-on. Size 0 petite fit me well but I need to style it and decide if it's a keeper. I love skirts but whenever I buy them I find that I don't wear them enough. I edit/update my blog posts often so I'll try to share pictures of the skirt later this weekend.

Have a lovely weekend!
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