April 28, 2017

Flatlays, Fitting Room Reviews + LOFT & Ann Taylor Sale Alerts

 LOFT Floral Lace Bell Sleeve Top, size XXS regular
OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Floral Lace Bell Sleeve Top, size XXS regular (sold out but likely to pop back in stock)
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P (review here, last seen here)
Kailani Sandals by Restricted in tan/cognac (last seen here)

Happy Friday! I'm so glad I snagged this lace top because it sold out quickly during the cyber spring event. I ordered size XXS regular and it has a generous fit but drapes well as seen in this clip I saved from my Instagram story. The lace they used is similar to the popular lace tee that LOFT brought back two years in a row which I own in size XSP.

 LOFT Daisy Bell Sleeve Top, size XXSP
OUTFIT DETAILS 
LOFT Daisy Bell Sleeve Top, size XXSP (review here, last seen here)
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P (review here, last seen here)
Kailani Sandals by Restricted in tan/cognac (last seen here)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204, last seen here
I love this bell sleeve top and it's currently sold out but it's also offered in a solid blueberry color here. I actually ordered the blueberry color but the keyhole opening in the back is very difficult to work. The loop is very tight around the button making it hard to unfasten and fasten. My cousin also go this top and she has the same issue with the blueberry top. She just gave up and slipped her head through the opening even though you're more likely to get makeup around the opening of the top when you do this.
 Ann Taylor Pleated Flounce Top, size XSP
OUTFIT DETAILS
Ann Taylor Pleated Flounce Top, size XSP (last seen here
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P (review here, last seen here)
Kailani Sandals by Restricted in tan/cognac (last seen here)

I love these white skinny ankle jeabs so much that I picked up another pair recently on sale. If I'm not wearing a dress in the spring and summer then I can usually be found in white jeans.

 Neutral Spring Shoes
LEFT to RIGHT:
Kailani Sandals by Restricted in tan/cognac
Crown Vintage Bahamas Flat in blush (also available in black)

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good neutral shoe. I recently added these blush espadrilles and lasercut sandals to my spring shoe line up.

 Crown Vintage Bahamas Flat in blush
Crown Vintage Bahamas Flat in blush (also available in black)
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P (review here, last seen here)

I've only worn them around the house thus far but they feel really comfortable. They do run wide and some suggest going down half a size. I fit size 6.5 but I went with my usual size 7 knowing that my feet will expand in the heat. If you have narrow feet then your heels may slip out of this shoe.

 Crown Vintage Bahamas Flat in blush
Crown Vintage Bahamas Flat in blush (also available in black)

I was trying to capture the true color of these flats and they are a very neutral shade of blush that compliments my skin tone.

LOFT Cutout Wedge Sandals

I don't often buy shoes from LOFT but these sandals were too cute to pass put and they will match with a lot. I took size 7 since I found that they run true to size. The heel height is a manageable 3".

 Ann Taylor Striped Fluted Sleeve Poplin Shirtdress, size XXSP

I stopped by my local Ann Taylor last week and I spotted this darling dress. The adorable sleeves caught my eye. While it wasn't on sale, I used my $30 off $60 coupon I received in the mail as well as my Ann Cares card for an extra 25% off (LOFT is now offering LOFT Cares cards*). This dress looks really wide on the hanger but after you cinch the waist the fit becomes very feminine and flattering. I found that the waist runs really big and I had to cinch it a lot (I have a 27-28" waist). I took size XXSP which fits like size XSP. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. It's also available in black. The skirt isn't see through since it's fully lined and I love that it has pockets.

*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.

Get 40% off 3 or more full-price items and an extra 40% off sale styles at Ann Taylor. Use code MORESTYLE. Valid in stores and online. I was trying to be good and shop in store with my Ann Cares card for extra savings but size XSP popped back in the paradise blouse I've been stalking. I ended up ordering a few things to try including the new bow front top since XXS is an online-only size.

Ann Taylor Order 4/27/17

Shop my sales picks here:



 Ann Taylor Striped Cinch-Waist Poplin Shirtdress, size XSP
Bandolino Mikea sandals (old from DSW)

This cinch-waist shirtdress runs one size bigger. I tried on size XSP but I need it in size XXSP since the elastic waist in the back is a littler lower which makes the material in the back stick out. I saw the dress on a store employee two weeks ago and it looked really wrinkly so I ended up returning the one I ordered instead of bothering to exchange it for size XXSP. My online True Fit profile also recommended size XXSP for this dress. However, I'll just stick to the blouse which I love (last seen here). I prefer and would recommend their newest shirtdress above.

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

I stopped by my local LOFT last weekend as well but it's been a tiring week so I finally hunkered down to write these reviews tonight. They were running uninteresting sales on select items all week anyway.

Get 40% off everything at LOFT excluding Lou & Grey. Use code OHGOODIE. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



 LOFT Bell Sleeve Jacket, size XXSP
LOFT Bell Sleeve Jacket, size XXSP (review of size XSP here)

I previously reviewed this jacket in size XSP here but I couldn't resist trying on size XXSP for size as well. Size XXSP pulled funny on me across the bust from the side view so this jacket runs true to size. My usual size XSP has a better drape and more comfortable fit across the shoulders.

 LOFT Short Sleeve Swing Dress, size XXSP

LOFT always brings back their basic, black swing dress and this year's version isn't too thin. This dress does run one size bigger so I was able to size down to size XXSP as shown above.

 LOFT Striped Tie Cold Shoulder Top, size XS regular

I've been wanting to try this striped cold shoulder blouse for a few weeks now and I found found size XS regular to try. Unfortunately the sizing is generous (there's a lot of extra fabric at the waist) and the length is long on me (I'm 5'2"). I definitely need this top in size XXSP or XSP but it's been sold out for a while. I'll continue stalking it in the hopes that my size pops back if someone returns it. It's also available in a floral print and solid colors. I also tried on these frayed hem jeans in size 26/2P but the 23" inseam looks silly on me. I would need them in regular missy for the longer length. They fit true to my usual size at LOFT so I would need size 25/0 regular. To be honest, I'm not sure if I'd wear light wash jeans so I'm passing on them for now.

 LOFT Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans in Light Enzyme Wash, size 24/00 regular

When I grabbed this pair I thought I was trying the regular missy version of the frayed jeans I tried in petites above. Looking up the style number just now I can see that they're different styles as noted by the slight distressing and difference in the the whiskering of this wash. These jeans also have a longer inseam so they fit like regular length on me. I would prefer this style in petites but I'm not sure that they're offered in petites. Size 24/00 was a bit snug on me so I would need these in size 25/0 regular for a more comfortable fit.

 LOFT Mosaic Split Neck Shirtdress, size XSP

I tried on this dress since it looked so cute on my instafriend Su @allaboutloft. I love the mosaic print and the vneck isn't too low but I didn't like the fact that it was 100% rayon and the fact that the side slits came up so high. The slits appear easy to sew shut but they're very short and fail the finger tip test as is. This dress fits true to size.

 LOFT Custom Stretch Notched Blazer, size 00P

I love a good blazer and I admittedly mixed up this blazer with another style that's also offered in white. Size 00P fit me well and I noticed that my online True Fit profile recommended size 0 petite for me. However, LOFT blazers have wide sleeves and are cut more generous throughout the body so I sometimes like the look of sizing down for a closer fit since I have a smaller chest. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. This blazer runs true to size and it has a very flattering silhouette over dresses.

 LOFT Embroidered Lace Up Swing Dress, size XXSP

This dress isn't my style but after seeing it featured on @rossmoor_styling I had to try it on for fun. It runs one size bigger so I was able to size down to XXSP. It's really soft and comfortable and the lace up ties are so cute and on trend.

 LOFT Striped Side Tie Shorts, size 00 regular
LOFT Striped Side Tie Shorts, size 00 regular (review of size 0 regular here)

I previously tried these shorts in size 0 regular and I knew I would need to try them in size 00 regular. Unfortunately I don't have the thighs to fill out these shorts so they look like mini bloomers on me. I tried to tie the side ties tighter but it didn't help. Sadly I will have to pass on these shorts but I found that they run one size bigger due to the stretchy elastic waist.

Club Monaco Renlana Bow-Sleeve Dress, size 00 regular

Occasionally I'll pop into Club Monaco to check out their sale section and I came across this pretty white dress. Get an extra 30% off sale styles and free shipping on $150+ with the code FREESHIP. I don't have any upcoming occasion to wear this dress so I left it behind (for now). It also comes in black and it's a very minimalist dress. The length hit a few inches above my knees and I think it's meant to be a mini dress on taller ladies. Size 00 was a loose but flattering fit on me. I love the half sleeves with the bow details since I'm self conscious about my arms.

Madewell Striped Bell-Sleeve Top, size XXS

Lastly, I quickly popped into the new Madewell store in the Prudential Center but the only top that caught my eye at a quick glance was this bell sleeve top. I tried on size XXS but it was snug in the upper arms (making it slightly difficult to take off) but wide/generous in the waist. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. Madewell has really cute things but I'm not familiar with their fit so I'm excited to check out their stuff now that they have a store right inside my favorite mall.

 J.Crew Factory Striped Knit Dress, size XXS
J.Crew Factory Striped Knit Dress, size XXS (from 2016) - now available in navy
Bandolino Mikea sandals (old from DSW)

I love this striped dress from J.Crew Factory and it's currently available in navy and white stripes and on sale for $39.50. Refer to my review and measurements here (last seen here and here).

Happy shopping!
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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. Update 4/28: The Pleione blouse ran big and long as XSP felt like size S/M regular. The material was also thin/sheer.

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 (review here). 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

Thanks for reading!

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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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