what jess wore: Introducing LOFT & Found + Weekly Reviews

November 19, 2017

Introducing LOFT & Found + Weekly Reviews

 J.Crew Chateau Parka in dusty ginger, size 00 regular

I'm back from spending over a week with my family in Philly! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I have to get our place guest ready. I'll probably be in panic mode soon and I recently separated my personal phone from my work phone so I'm nervous to see what I missed and need to catch up on tomorrow. Good thing it's a short work week right? I wore this soft boucle sweater three times last week since it was really comfortable. My dad (non-iPhone user) helped me with this picture during one of our daily walks.  

OUTFIT DETAILS
J.Crew Chateau Parka in dusty ginger, size 00 regular (last seen here, Factory version reviewed here)
Lou & Grey Fuzz Boucle Cowl Sweater, size XXS regular (review here, sold out online, similar)

 Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneaker
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I've seen these Adidas sneakers on so many people by now but last week was the first time I've ever tried them on at Nordstrom Rack. I picked up the Cloadfoam style which are very cushy. They run true to size to 1/2 larger. I took my usual size 7. Without socks my feet to slide around a bit in them but with socks they fit just right.

 LOFT Mix & Match Outfit Idea
LOFT Mix & Match Outfit Idea:
LOFT Vintage Romance Blouse, size XXS regular (review below, review of size XSP here)
LOFT Butterfly Forest Blouse, size XSP (review here)
LOFT Leggings in Sateen Five Pocket (Marisa Fit) in shale stone grey, size 26/2P (review here

Packing for vacation used to be nerve wracking but I tried to keep in mind that the only people I would see back home were family. My family just cooks and eats a lot. I know my staycation sounds so exciting but being with family is always good for the soul.

LOFT & FOUND

LOFT & Found is a new hidden page on my blog and a new Instagram account I created @loftnfound. I started it as a space for individuals that want to sell or swap with other #LOVELOFT fans. Please be careful when clicking any outside links and interact at your discretion as these transactions are independent of my blog. I loved this concept by J.Crew Aficionada and it seemed like we needed a place like that for LOFT oldies but goodies. Last week we successfully matched three items. It makes me so happy to see my lovely followers helping one another.

Other hidden pages on my blog:

Instagram Links - Links to items I share and feature in my Instagram stories.
Fit Reference - Find all my measurements here.
Gift Ideas - sorely in need of updating by category. Sorry!

Also did you know that you can find out if I reviewed something by googling 'whatjesswore' + the exact item name? If I reviewed the item then my blog entry tends to be the top search results.

WEEKLY REVIEWS

 LOFT Cougar Floral Smocked Ruffle Tie Neck Shell, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love this fun cougar print for the fall and I finally found XSP to try on but unfortunately the overall length is too short for my preference so I believe I would need size XXS regular for the longer length. The top is has a wider fit but drapes well. See size XXS regular style by Christy. Christy's closet puts my LOFT collection to shame and she's been a huge help this past week. She kindly helped two of my followers find LOFT oldies but goodies from her closet over on my new account @loftnfound.

 LOFT Skinny Brushed Corduroy Pants in alley grey, size 24/00 regular
LOFT Skinny Brushed Corduroy Pants in alley grey, size 24/00 regular
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I wasn't sure how I felt about corduroy but this outfit as seen in my previous post convinced me that they can look very stylish. I found that they fit true to size and I tried on size 24/00 regular but I would prefer the shorter petite inseam so I may try my usual size 25/0P.

 LOFT Modern Skinny Chewed Hem Jeans in Bright Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

If you're looking for comfortable, slightly distressed jeans then I would recommend trying this new style. I found that these run true to size in my usual size 25/0P which has a 28.5" waist. The petite 24.5" inseam fit like ankle length jeans on me. For reference I'm 5' 2.5'. This style is also available in a darker wash here (review here).

 LOFT Modern Unpicked Button Fly Skinny Jeans in Rich Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P
LOFT Modern Unpicked Button Fly Skinny Jeans in Rich Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P 
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I've been wanting to try these blogger favorite jeans for a while now but every time I look for them I can never seem to find size 26/2P. I tried on size 25/0P while in Philly and I found that these jeans run one size smaller and the petite inseam (likely 23"-23.5") is a few inches too short. For reference I'm 5' 2.5". I would probably need these in size 25 regular for the longer length. I thought the button fly would be troublesome but they weren't difficult to button or unbutton. By the way has anyone successfully used fray check on unfinished hems? One of my followers suggested this workaround to combat further fraying at the hem but I have yet to try it myself.

 Lou & Grey Fuzz Boucle Poncho, size XS/S P
Lou & Grey Fuzz Boucle Poncho, size XS/S P (review of size XS/S here, currently sold out online)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I was browsing the small sale section last week and I came across this poncho in petites and in my size! I really wanted it in the taupe color I reviewed in September in this older post but I'm glad I tried on this color. I was also lucky because it was marked down and therefore on extra sale that day I bought it. I stepped out to show my mom this poncho and this customer (no, not an associate) thought I looked so cute that she tied this scarf around my neck before I had time to react. I appreciated her enthusiasm and style tip but I've never had someone come up to me and do that before.

 LOFT Vintage Romance Blouse, size XXS regular
LOFT Vintage Romance Blouse, size XXS regular
Click here for another view of this top on me untucked and unstyled

I love this vintage romance blouse so much I now have it in both size XXS regular and XSP petite (review here). I found that this top fits true to size but if you want a longer overall length then I would stick with the regular missy size. I love how LOFT styled it with this ribbed yoke open cardigan so I ordered it in size XSP. I found that the cardigan runs true to size and you can see it on me here.

I was curious about this teal colored dotted lace yoke blouse so I ordered size XXS regular to try. It runs about one size larger so I would suggest sizing down for a better fit after viewing this clip I saved from my Instagram stories with fresh eyes.

I previously reviewed this textured pocket open cardigan in grey and size XSP here. Based on my previous review I ordered size XXS regular in whisper white but I found the sleeves to be longer than the petite sizes. I probably should have stuck with size XSP. You can see size XXS regular on me here.

My mom loves my scarves and she naturally wanted this wooly plaid infinity scarf the moment she saw it on me so I gave her mine. See it on me here. I'm currently debating whether or not to get another one as a replacement since I am admittedly a bit of a scarf hoarder.

I loved these performance denim leggings so much I ordered a second one as back up. I ordered both in size 27/4P but the first pair I picked out myself in store and it has a 24.5" inseam while the new pair has a 25.25" inseam. The wash is also slightly different (the new pair is lighter) but I checked the style number on the back of the care tag and sure enough they are the exact same jeans and supposedly the same size. You may want to order more than one pair in case you notice the same discrepancy in the inseam. See the new pair of size 27/4P on me here and see the old pair on me here (first pair I purchased).

SHOPRUNNER & ANN TAYLOR

I've been looking for this scallop trim sweater shell but the smaller sizes sold out. I ordered size XS regular when it popped back one morning in the white color. I also signed up for ShopRunner and membership is complimentary with American Express, Mastercard and PayPal. I already placed four smaller orders at Ann Taylor since I signed up. Yay for no filler items! ShopRunner works like Amazon Prime at supported retailers by offering quick 2-day shipping.

 Cole Haan Elme II Ballet Flat in maple sugar
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

COMFY FLATS

I love the comfort of Cole Haan flats and I really love the buckle detail of this Elme style. I found that they fit true to my usual size 7. I had also slipped on size 6.5 which was a bit too snug. I also love the Palaria II ballet flats in nude leather which looks like a pale pink in person. See them on me here. I also found one pair of these Sam Edelman Berit sandals in my usual size 7. They do run a bit short in my opinion but they still look fine as my heels do not stick out.

SALE ALERTS

Flash Sale Alert! Get an extra 50-60% off sale styles at Ann Taylor. Valid online only. Sale ends 11/21 at 3 AM ET. The previous sale requiring code PARTYPERFECT that started on 11/16/17 on select full-price items also still applies. Cardmembers enjoy an extra 20% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code HOLIDAY20* (text HOLIDAY20 to 75013 to add this offer to your mobile wallet). Non-cardmembers enjoy an extra 15% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code HOLIDAY15 (text HOLIDAY15 to 75013 to add this offer to your mobile wallet). Valid November 14-January 4, 2018. Certain product exclusions apply.

Click here to read all my Ann Taylor reviews. I ordered this tulip dress in size 00P as recommended by Su (swipe left in her post 5 times, she was trying on size 0P), this striped double v sweater in size M regular (review here) and this pretty ruffled v-neck blouse I saw in store which looked like it ran large so I ordered size XXSP to try. Shop my sales picks here:



Get $25 off select full-price dresses, skirts and cardigans and get an extra 25% off full-price jewelry at LOFT. Also get an extra 40% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed you can use INSIDER371 online for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes full-price Lou & Grey). Cardmembers can use code FESTIVE40 online* and in stores (show them this mobile coupon to scan the barcode) for an extra 40% off your entire purchase. LOFT's holiday gift guide is now available online!

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