what jess wore: May 2017

May 26, 2017

Spring Outfit Ideas, Sale Alerts & Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT Fan Floral Clean Tee, size XXS regular

OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Fan Floral Clean Tee, size XXS regular (similar)
Zara Gold Beaded Slides (ref no. 6650/201) 

Happy Friday! I wanted to do a post before our road trip this weekend to see my family in PA. I ordered this fan floral clean tee after seeing it on a LOFT associate. I tried on size XSP in store as reviewed in this post so I knew I would prefer size XXS for the extra length. See this outfit on me here.The shoulders and chest run narrow so you may want to size up for more comfort.

 LOFT Crystal Filigree Drop Earrings

I finally received these filigree earrings after ordering them for the second time during the recent flash sale with free shipping. These earrings were the first link I checked right when their site came back from being down for a day so it was meant to be.

 LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress Flatlay

I love a comfortable dress and I just had to have this one due to the stripes and adorable bow detail in the back. Check my my full review here comparing size XSP with size XS regular. I ended up repurchasing the gold beaded slides in the next size up since my usual size became very tight on my right foot (the wider foot) after a lot of walking. I'm a wimp when it comes to breaking in shoes but the larger size was just slightly wide enough to fit my feet a lot better.

LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XS regular

 LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XS regular

LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XS regular

OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Striped Tie Back Swing Dress, size XS regular (review here)
Zara Gold Beaded Slides (ref no. 6650/201)

Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography

 LOFT Peony Ruffle Henley Shell, size XXS regular

I also received this peony top after much online stalking when size XXS regular popped back in stock. I prefer this outfit with white shorts rather than the white jeans pictured above.

OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Peony Ruffle Henley Shell, size XXS regular (review of size XS regular here)
LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular (last seen here, review here)
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P (last seen here, review here)
Zara Convertible Bucket Bag (item ref no. 4788/204)

REVIEWS

 Ann Taylor Flounce Tank Top, size XXS regular
Ann Taylor Flounce Tank Top, size XXS regular
LOFT Denim Leggings, size 25/0P (old)

My Ann Taylor flash sale picks arrived quicker than expected. I love this flounce hem tank in white but the green one felt more snug even though I ordered both in size XXS regular. It fits true to size but in order for this top to work under my blazers I need to exchange it for size XSP for a slightly shorter length. I don't like it when my tops stick out from the back of my blazers.

Since I wear a lot of silver and white gold I decided to get the pearlized flower pendant in silver even though I have the set in gold.

 Ann Taylor Flounce Tank Top, size XXS regular
Ann Taylor Flounce Tank Top, size XXS regular
Halogen Soft Collarless Jacket, size XXSP (old from last year, similar)

 Ann Taylor Tropical Tank Shift Dress, size 00 regular

I really wanted to love this tropical tank dress but the print is too large for my preference. The dress is cut very straight up and down so when I tried to sit (always make sure to do the sitting test) it pulled at my hips. You may want to try to size up for comfort but I am passing on this dress because the bust would be too loose on me in a larger size. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me.

 Ann Taylor Safari Swing Jacket, size XXSP

I was hoping to love this safari jacket but it's not a must have for me due to the oversized buttons. I wish it was a lighter and more neutral khaki color. One plus is that it has functional pockets that you have to free open with a seam ripper. I ordered size XXSP which fits like size XSP. I would have preferred it if the jacket had a more cropped overall length since it would have been easier to pair over my spring and summer dresses. It's actually slightly longer in the front than back if you attempt to button it so it looks best unbuttoned. The current length is a bit awkward with my tops unless I tuck them in. Right now the deal queen in me wants to keep it only because I got it for 60% off retail but I need another jacket like I need another hole in my head.

 LOFT Tasseled Split Neck Sweater, size XXS regular


I love this tasseled sweater and I got it in size XXS regular after trying on size XS in store (as reviewed in this post). The v-neck is low but I plan to wear it with a cami underneath for more coverage.

 LOFT Floral Medallion Shirred Peplum Shell, size XS regular
Zara Gem Encrusted Slides (old from 2016, item no. 7506/101)

Su @allaboutloft tried on this top and I tried it on too out of curiosity. I love this medallion print against white jeans. I tired on size XS which fit true to size so I would prefer my usual size XXS for a better fit. It's made of a polyester material that feels like silk. It's also available in solid colors here. Update 10/23: This top is now available in rustic red for the fall.

LOFT Floral Fringe Top, size XSP

I tried on this adorable top in size XXSP in this post and I tried it on again in size XSP for comparison. It was a better length in the larger size but it was too wide and tent-like on me. If you must have this top a cardigan or jacket over this top will easily hide how wide it is.

LOFT Cotton Sateen Cargo Jacket, size XSP

I love the color of this cargo jacket but the sizing is generous since size XSP felt two sizes bigger. You can see it on Leanne @stylebyleanne here.

WEEKEND SALE ALERTS

Get 40% off your full-price purchase at LOFT. Excludes Lou & Grey. Use code VACAY. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks:



 Get 40% off full-price styles and an extra 50% off sale styles at Ann Taylor. Use code SUMMER. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks:



Have a lovely long weekend!
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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. The shoulders and chest run narrow so you may want to size up for more comfort. 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!
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