Get 50% Off Everything At LOFT & Ann Taylor + Weekly Fitting Room Reviews | what jess wore

January 19, 2018

Get 50% Off Everything At LOFT & Ann Taylor + Weekly Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Flecked Two-In-One Sweater, size XS regular (past season, review here, similar here and here)
Longchamp Mini Le Pliage (originally $95 or buy for $79 on Gilt)
Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneaker (runs half size larger)
Click here for a video clip of this outfit

Happy Friday! Earlier this week I created a Facebook group for LOFT & Found (@loftnfound) as an easy way to sell or swap with other #LOVELOFT fans. I wore my favorite peplum top (pictured above) last week but my jacket somehow created little holes on the flounce hem. Luckily I just came across the top in my exact size on Poshmark so I ordered it with some credits.

SALE ALERTS

LOFT - Get 50% off everything plus get an extra 70% off sale jackets and outerwear for today's yay of the day deal (discount applied at checkout)! Use code COZY. Valid in stores and online. Totally random but I love this striped umbrella and hopefully I can pick it up in stores. Check out my recent purchases where you may notice my obsession with finding the perfect white sweater. You can refer to my Insta Links page for daily updates.

When the new sale went live yesterday the free shipping on orders of $50+ trick wasn't working later in the day around 7PM ET (thanks Steffanie for the heads up). If you're new to using this shopping tip please consider clicking on any LOFT link on my blog. I only receive credit for the sales I influence if my link is the last one you clicked on before making a purchase. Thank you in advance for your support!

I was a bit disappointed that the yay of the day deals now require a code which means that Cardmembers can't stack COZY30 online for an extra 30% off. Nevertheless, keep an eye out for those 'no code needed' daily deals because this offer doesn't expire until January 27, 2018.

Ann Taylor - Get 50% off you entire purchase. Use code GETWARM. Valid in stores and online. Shop my sales picks here:



I signed up for ShopRunner late last year so that I could enjoy the perks of free 2-day shipping (and returns) on minimum orders of $25+ at Ann Taylor. You also get free returns in the mail but so far I've been returning to the stores. Being a member of ShopRunner lets me to buy exactly what I want on sale without adding filler items to my shopping cart. Note that this is not an ad and I'm just sharing since I enjoy using ShopRunner which is also supported by many other online retailers. I signed up for ShopRunner via PayPal which means I can enjoy a free membership for two years. ShopRunner is also a complimentary service for AmEx and Mastercard holders.

LOFT Foldover Pocket Cardigan, size XSP
LOFT Foldover Pocket Cardigan, size XSP (review here, review of size XXSP here)
Halogen Pleated Hem Cami Tank, size XSP (last styled here)

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

 Ann Taylor Striped Cable Peplum Sweater, size S regular
Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneaker (runs half size larger)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

See size XS regular on me here. I'd say this sweater fits true to size but some may have an issue with the overall length in which case you may want to try sizing up. As mentioned in my previous blog post I really want to try this striped peplum sweater after seeing it on Lilly who is 5'6" but note that the color is a light tan/cream in person and not white. I found that this sweater is a odd length on me but I haven't had a chance to try it on in petites yet for comparison. The sleeves fit a a lot looser when I tried sizing up to size S regular for extra length. It's meant to be a shorter length hitting the model higher on her hips but I'm 5' 2.5" so size S regular covers my front and backside. 

 LOFT Early Spring '18 Floral Print Blouses
LOFT Early Spring '18 Floral Print Blouses

Bold floral prints are making a statement in this early spring collection at LOFT.

 LOFT Poppy Bloom Smocked Tie Neck Blouse, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I originally passed on this blouse but it looked so cute on so many bloggers that I decided to try it on. It has a wider fit so you can size down and it's slightly sheer so a layering cami is recommended. I would prefer this top in my usual size XXS regular for the best fit but my size quickly sold out online. If fits just like this shirred peplum shell (review here) from last summer.

 LOFT Floral Striped Shirred Blouse, size XS regular
Click here, here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I saw this blouse in stores and I love the stripes and floral print mix. This top runs true to size and if you want a flowy fit then you may want to try a size up from your usual size at LOFT. I would prefer this top in my usual size XXS regular so that it drapes well but I noticed that my size sold out online. The only thing that I'm on the fence about is the fact that it's 100% rayon. If anyone has worn and washed this top please share if it has washed well.

 LOFT Poppy Bloom Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XS regular
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on 

See this blouse tucked in here. This blouse is very long and it runs one size bigger so I would suggest sizing down and/or trying it on in petites unless you prefer the longer length. For example, my coworker has a larger bust so she took her usual size at LOFT. This floral print fits just like the piped blouse pictured below since they're the exact same 'shirred keyhole blouse' style.

LOFT Piped Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This off white blouse has been on my wishlist. I love the black trim at the neckline and sleeves for added interest. I tried on size XXSP and I found that it runs one size larger. Size XXSP still fits like a loose fitting size XSP. The polyester material isn't too thin so it isn't too see through. I'd say that a layering cami is optional. The v-neck doesn't dip too low which I like. It's also available in a gorgeous solid color here.

Below is a side by side comparison of both shirred blouses so you can see how long they are given that one is size XXSP while the other is size XS regular.

  LOFT Shirred Keyhole Blouse Comparison
LEFT: LOFT Piped Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XXSP (review here)

 LOFT Shirred Keyhole Blouse Comparison
FRONT: LOFT Piped Shirred Keyhole Blouse, size XXSP (review here)

LOFT Lacy Dotted Cold Shoulder Tee, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Su asked me to try on this cold shoulder top but it turns out she was also able to try it on in stores. See size XS regular on Su (swipe right three times). It has a very generous and wide fit. She ordered and received size XXS regular which she said still fit similar to size XS regular. I would suggesting going down one to two sizes if you're interested in this top due to the generous and wide cut.

LOFT Open Hoodie, size XXSP
LOFT Open Hoodie, size XXSP (currently sold out)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I came across an in store return of this open hoodie and now I wish I had purchased it in stores. Size XXSP fit me well but the sleeves were a bit snug if I wanted to layer so I probably need my usual size XSP. Hopefully I'll come across another since I originally wanted this hoodie in the green color which I bought for my mom.

LOFT Lacy Blouson Top, size XXSP
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I originally saw this blouse on Samanatha in her Instagram stories and I couldn't get it out of my mind so I was so excited when it became available for purchase online. This blouse has a longer overall length and size XXSP fits like size XSP. It is sheer so a layering cami is required. I just ordered this nude cami (thanks to Ly for letting me know that the clean cami is offered in petites) in sizes XSP and SP to try. I also tried to style this blouse three ways as follows:

LOFT Knit Dolman Wrap
LOFT Knit Dolman Wrap (review here and here, last seen here)

 LOFT Outlet Ribbed Knit Sweater Vest, size XXSP
LOFT Outlet Ribbed Knit Sweater Vest, size XXSP

 Ann Taylor Factory Boucle Vest, size XSP (past season)
Ann Taylor Factory Boucle Vest, size XSP (past season)

 LOFT Bell Sleeve Peplum Blouse, size XXSP
LOFT Bell Sleeve Peplum Blouse, size XXSP (also available in navy)
Talbots Francesca Driving Flats (past season, similar here and here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This blouse runs very big since size XXSP fits more like size SP. I ordered size XSP and XXSP but I didn't even bother to try on size XSP yet due to how size XXSP fits. It's lined but still very sheer so a nude cami is recommended. I have to steam out the wrinkles and try it on again in natural lighting to get a better sense of how see through it is.

 LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular
LOFT Mixed Floral Lace Shell, size XXSP (past season favorite, reviewed here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted this cardigan in the olive color but I ordered the whisper white color for now sine the olive color sold out very quickly. I'd say this cardigan fits true to size for an oversize fit. I noticed that the sleeves are not very loose so you may want to size up if you plan to layer anything thicker that is also long sleeves. I was trying it on a few long sleeves tops under it but it kept on bunching up when I pulled on the sleeves to put the cardigan. For now I paired it with an old sleeveless top from last spring.

LOFT Stripe Mixed Rib Sweater, size XXS regular
LOFT Stripe Mixed Rib Sweater, size XXS regular (review of size XS here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This sweater is very photogenic but I'm on the fence about keeping it after receiving size XXS regular. I feel like the neckline is too loose and the overall length is a bit too long. It would be a cute sweater to wear on a chilly spring day as styled below with white jeans.

LOFT Stripe Mixed Rib Sweater, size XXS regular
Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneaker (runs half size larger)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on
View the front and side view here

 Lou & Grey Patch Tee, size XS regular
Lou & Grey Patch Tee, size XS regular
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

I thought the little patches on these stripe tees were really cute but but I somehow missed the pictures where they showed the wide sleeves. The shirt fits true to size but the drop shoulders made for an unflattering fit at the chest on me. Cuffing the sleeves a few times helps to hide the wide, ill-fitting sleeves. This shirt runs a bit narrow at the waist and hips since it has a straight fit through the body. In person it looks like a rumpled shirt on me so I'm returning it due to the poor fit. The material has a good weight to it so at least it's not see through. The black and white stripes with the cactus patch would have been my other choice.

 LOFT Bubble Hem Jacket, size XXS regular
LOFT Bubble Hem Jacket, size XXS regular (sold out, review of size XSP here)

I recently ordered this rain jacket in a moment of weakness and on final sale since size XXS regular had popped back in stock. The jacket is a bit more trendy than what I usually wear. Size XXS regular fits similar to size XSP but the sleeves look slightly longer. For reference I'm 5' 2.5" and 107-110 pounds.

 Old Navy Hooded Canvas Rain Jacket, size XS petite

The simplicity of this jacket caught my eye. Size XSP has 20.5" sleeves which are too short for me since I usually prefer 23-24" sleeves. It has a relaxed fit so you can size down if you prefer a closer fit. There's also a hidden drawstring tie on both sides at the waist to give it more shape and it's unlined so it's suitable for spring and summer. It has two functional pockets and this jacket would be perfect for petites that need shorter sleeves. The slight shirttail hem is very flattering. Note that the sleeves are wider at the end of the wrist. I would have preferred if the sleeves came in more for a more polished look. I am on the fence about keeping this jacket due to the sleeves and I wish they carried size XXS regular like LOFT.

Banana Republic Water-Resistant Quilted Coat, size XS petite
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot (the exact color is past season in cafe)
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on (Warning: loud talking by store associates)

The olive color and cute bubble sleeves caught my eye when I spotted this jacket. It's is a thin quilted jacket more suitable for fall and milder winters. It has a slightly fit through the body so I belted it without zipping it  in order to give it more shape. The sleeves were a few inches above my wrists so they are around 20-21". This jacket should work for petites if you need a shorter sleeve length. It also has functional pockets for your hands. I liked that it's collarless for a clean and chic look. I wish this jacket came in size XXS regular like LOFT since I need the extra overall length.

 Banana Republic Stripe Supima Cotton Bell-Sleeve Top, size S petite
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love a good striped top so I grabbed both colors to try. The overall length of size S petite is very similar to the overall length of size XS regular. The material isn't too thin but the body has a boxy fit and shorter overall length. I wish I tried on S regular and M petite for comparison as well since I would prefer a looser fit at the hips. Note that the petite sleeves are ever so slightly shorter than the regular size.

 Banana Republic Stripe Supima Cotton Bell-Sleeve Top, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

 Dreamers By Debut Pocket Cardigan, size XS regular
Aritzia Everly Camisole, size XXS regular (past season, similar)
LOFT Modern Skinny Chewed Hem Jeans in Bright Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (review here, review of the dark wash here)
Vince Camuto Franell Knotched Bootie in wild mushroom verona

I featured a few Nordstrom cardigans in my Instagram stories last week this was the only cardigan that I would recommend since the other two cardigans (pictured below) had quality issues as mentioned in my stories. Note that I am speaking in these video clips. All three cardigans ran big and are not available in petites. This cardigan has very long (26") sleeves so it's perfect if you're taller (my little sister is 5'7" and she takes 26" sleeves). This is a thinner cardigan making a versatile layer year round.

 Dreamers By Debut Drapey Sleeve Cardigan, size XS regular
Estella Bartlett Love Pendant Necklace (very delicate, gold sold out but also available in silver)

I really liked the color and texture of this cardigan but it has a very oversize fit and the one I received had a hole hear one of the pockets as you can see here. I was tempted to order another one but I think this cardigan is too big for and it's not offered in a smaller size.

 Bp. Blouson Sleeve Knit Cardigan, size XXS

I can never resist white cardigans so I ordered this one to try. Unfortunately the sleeves are very long and I first tried on this cardigan with black pants and noticed it left white lint all over my pants. I also didn't like how this cardigan draped on me so it went back since I didn't love the quality or fit.

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