October 2014 | what jess wore

October 31, 2014

An Old Favorite Returns: Crewcuts Bow Coat

J.Crew is having 25% off with code STYLETREAT and 30% off final sale items. The 25% off promotion continues in stores this weekend as well. I was super excited to learn that my favorite Crewcuts bow coat is back again this year in grey and black! I just ordered the grey one in size 14 since I already own it in size 12. Thanks to Annie for the heads up on this coat and a shorter option in navy from the Kate Spade x GapKids collaboration (links at bottom of this post)! Update 10/20/15: Check out the 2015 version of the crewcuts bow coat here.

Crewcuts Wool Melton Bow Coat

See size 12 on me below (previous review here, old favorite pairings here and here):

My (old) favorite #crewcuts bow coat completed my #outfit from Friday. Hopefully they bring it back again this year and in more colors than just black. // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/vsRy #liketkit
LOFT Striped Split Neck Tunic, size XXS (now sold out)
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans, size 4 short
Cole Haan flats (old)

#TGIF! Wearing an old favorite #F21 find today.
Forever 21 scalloped lace top (old)
Ann Taylor Gallery Tote (older style shown)

#FBF My favorite #crewcuts girls' wool coat is back @jcrew in grey and black! Thanks to @stylishpetite for the alert. 👯 @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/Awbu #liketkit
Banana Republic gingham blouse (old)
Old Navy rockstar legging jeans
Lacoste skimmers (old)



October 27, 2014

Madden Girl 'Poppyy' restocked at Nordstrom

Thanks to a lovely follower on Instagram for informing me that my favorite 'Poppyy' flats are back in stock in smaller sizes (starting at size 5) at Nordstrom! Now if only they would go on sale because they're spring/summer flats and it's already boot season. My favorite pair of all the colors is the black and white version since it reminds me of the popular Chanel flats but for a fraction of the cost. I personally found that these run about a half size larger but the size 7 works for me with plenty of space in the front for my toes so I could probably take these in a size 6.5.

My friend Thu also showed me a similar, quilted pair from Macy's called 'Passion' yesterday and upon further research I also found a similar style called 'Portia'. Links to the same and similar styles below.

Update 5/15/15: There's a similar, Target version here as recommended by My Girly Armour.

I'm also love this cute canvas pair from Aeropostale.

October 24, 2014

Sale Alert: 50% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor (10/24-10/27)

This weekend get 50% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor in stores and online with code FASHION50.

I tried on this camel print silk camp shirt in regular XS. It's a bit loose fitting and long so if I order it online then I'll try a size XXS.

#TGIF #SaleAlert: 50% your entire purchase with code FASHION50. Online and in stores. Trying on the Camel Print silk camp shirt in regular XS. // 👉 Sign up @liketoknow.it to shop direct links to my picks. www.liketk.it/zeva #liketkit
Cole Haan flats

A while back I tried on these Millie flats in store in navy size 7. They're soft and comfy and in my opinion they run true to size but my size is currently sold out online. Note that they're offering double points for shoe purchases if you're a card holder.

Ann Taylor Millie Cap Ator flats - runs true to size trying on size 7 in navy

Update 10/25: I popped by one of my local Ann Taylor's last night and tried on this tweed skirt after my coworker had pointed it out. Size 0P fit well and the length was very work appropriate but I passed for now.

Ann Taylor petite tweed flounce skirt, gooden ochre, 0P

Petite styles were very limited in the store I visited so my only find was this floral lace dress that caught my eye in the sales rack. I got it on final sale for $54.88. I love the midi skirt length and the fact that a regular black bra blends right in and doesn't show through the material.

Ann Taylor Midnight Floral Dress, 0P
Note: Petites sizes are sold out online and only some larger and tall sizes left.

I forgot to share this casual top from a few weeks ago but I've since returned it and the item number of the receipt (17488990) doesn't help me locate it online. It's cute if you can find the right size. The sheer material on the arms are really tight even in small petite so I returned it.

Ann Taylor top, SP
Ann Taylor crepe overlay top, size SP
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans, size 4 short
Madden Girl Kendall & Kylie Poppyy flats (super comfy, runs half size larger)

Here are my other picks from this sale. I've slightly updated my picks based on a few items I saw in regular sizing in person. ;)

I'm still looking for the crepe moto jacket in XXSP since XSP was too roomy on me as the fit is one size bigger. I'm hoping my size will pop up in the sales rack but at this point I'm running out of hope so I guess it wasn't meant to be.


October 17, 2014

Sale Alert: Kate Spade Friends & Family Event (30% Off)

Happy  Friday!

Kate Spade is having a Friends & Family sale event for 30% off with code F14FFUS today through Sunday (10/17-10/19). This offer is good online, in stores and in their outlet locations. Thanks to Annie for the sale alert last night!

Here are my picks:

Also, LOFT has some cute new arrivals that are 40% off (sweaters & tops only) and I’m eying this coatigan and stripe ruffle blouse. I adore the solid loch blue color since the style is reminiscent of my favorite sleeveless ruffle blouse (last seen here).

Update 10/19: I tried on the coatigan at LOFT Friday night since I forgot a jacket and it was nippy at night. Size XS/S petite was oversized on me so I'm wearing it closed here instead of open like the model in the online stock image. It was a very photogenic topper since the below picture makes it look cute. In real life I didn't love it on me so I passed.

Trying on @loftgirl 'coatigan' in petite XS/S (currently 40% off tops and sweaters). // Direct link #ontheblog or sign up @liketoknow.it for ready to shop links straight to your inbox. www.liketk.it/y04k #liketkit
LOFT coatigan, size XS/S petite
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans, size 4 short
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (now available in a red Chianti color!)
Lacoste Skimmers (old) 

While browsing in store I also spotted the stripe ruffle blouse in petites and tried it on for size. It fits true to size but I wasn't sure how I felt about it so I ended up leaving the store empty handed.

LOFT stripe ruffle blouse, XSP
LOFT stripe ruffle blouse, size XS petite

I also tried on the Ann Taylor's boiled wool button up cape the previous week but forgot to share it on my blog. Here is the regular XXS size on me. The belt that goes around your waist fits narrow for this size and the sides are exposed making this is more of a stylish option rather than a practical coat. I wasn't a huge fan of the boiled wool material so I passed but I can see the appeal if you get the chance to try it on for yourself.

Trying on @anntaylor's boiled wool cape in size XXS regular (online only size that was a return in store from another customer). I decided I didn't love it on me but I have it on hold in case anyone wants it tomorrow and is from the Boston area. // @liket
Ann Taylor boiled wool button up cape , size XXS regular
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans (older wash), size 4 short
Madden Girl Kendall & Kylie Poppyy flats (super comfy, runs half size larger)

October 09, 2014

Recent Favorites & Reviews of Tory Burch Sullivan Boot & Louise Et Cie Nerine Heels

**UPDATE: Sale Alerts** 

Banana Republic - 40% off sale extended through today 10/14 with code BRWEEKEND.

SHOPBOP - Friends & Family 25% off sale with code FAMILY25 10/14 through 10/16.

Shop my picks here including the Tory Burch Sullivan boots reviewed in this post:


It's almost Friday and I just wanted to share a few of my recent favorites. Finally, a non-LOFT post!

{Currently loving} #YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #RoseInfinite and my new Sheer Glam case in champagne from @casemate. #casemate #iphone6 #loveit #picoftheday #instagood #glitterglam
Casemate Sheer Glam Case for iPhone 6 (iPhone 5/5S version here)

I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6 (pre-ordered it via Verizon and skipped the crazy lines) but by the time I went to look for a case all the pretty ones were sold out. After much browsing I came across this glittery beauty and couldn't be happier.

Trying on @bananarepublic's gray speckled hacking jacket in 0P. Fits narrow so size up if you plan to layer comfortably. // Sign up for direct links to available items in my posts @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/vRig #liketkit
Kendall & Kylie for Madden Girl Poppyyy flats - runs 1/2 size bigger

I tried on this hacking blazer earlier this week and I can't stop thinking about it. Note that it runs fitted so you may want to size up to layer comfortably. Size 2P was too loose and boxy on me. If you're a BR card holder then you can get 40% off with code BRTHANKYOU while non-cardholders get 30% off with the same code.  I'm also obsessed with this scarf but I didn't see it in store.

Tory Burch Sullivan Boots
Tory Burch Sullivan Boots - I ordered these during their recent F&F sale for 25% off

3.25" heel with a .5" platform. The shaft (measured from the back of the top of the stacked heel) is 15.5" and the circumference of the leg opening is 13.75".

Fit reference:
In my opinion these run true to size to half size larger since I can be between half sizes. I took a 7M in this style. The middle (widest part of my calves) measures 13.25" while the very top of my calves below the knee caps are 12.25". 

I saw these boots (suede version here) while browsing in store and immediately gravitated towards the chic simplicity of this style. Unfortunately, I'm on the fence about returning them because the ankles bunch a little bit and I can stick my whole hand into the gap up top. The width of the foot also runs slightly narrow so if you plan on wearing thick socks for warmth that may not work especially if your feet swell from a full day of walking or standing. I'm contemplating getting heel lift inserts since the shaft is the slightest bit too tall for my leg. This means that when I sit down it digs into the back of my knees. Aesthetically the look of the Sullivan boot is very sleek and I love the sturdy, non-slip sole and discreet logo.

Tory Burch Sullivan Boots

Louise Et Cie Nerine Heels

These lovely black suede pumps by Louise Et Cie are another shoe I loved upon first sight. I purchased them for 20% off retail at Lord & Taylor a little while back but it looks like they're on sale and available at Dillards for cheaper ($83.40). They fit true to size and I took my usual size 7. The 3" heel is a very comfortable height and the peep toe opening doesn't dig/bite into my toes which is very important.

Have a lovely weekend!


October 04, 2014

Recent OOTDs and LOFT Try-Ons

Obsessed with this @loftgirl mini heart softened shirt (wearing regular size 00) // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/uUqI #liketkit
Banana Factory Hook-And-Bar Belt, size M/L
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans (old wash), size 4 short 
J.Crew Sloan Cap Toe Pumps (old) 

This was a fun week for getting dressed in the mornings. All my LOFT orders from the previous week's sale came in the mail and I was able to grab the easy to wear pieces and style them with minimal effort for four out of five days. LOFT is running another 40% off everything promotion so hopefully my pictures will help you make up your mind about some of their new arrivals.

Happy Friday! Wearing a split neck tunic from @loftgirl today. They're having another 40% off everything sale and there are plenty of cute things for the fall.  // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/v84U #liketkit
LOFT Striped Split Neck Tunic, size XXS
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans, size 4 short
J.Crew Sloan Patent Pumps (old)

And it's on repeat (didn't take it off all day)  // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/uDUw #liketkit
LOFT Outlet Poncho (comes in grey and black, one size, product no. on receipt is 17032810)
Banana Republic blouse (old)
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans (old wash), size 4 short
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote
J.Crew Sloan Patent Pumps (old)

This past Monday I found this cute poncho at LOFT Outlet. and I immediately wore it out of the store since the temperature had dipped at night due to the drizzly, chilly weather. I loved it so much that I wore it again on Tuesday (above).

Forgot a jacket today and didn't think tonight would be so chilly. Luckily I ran into #LOFToutlet @assemblyrow after dinner and found this cute sweater thingy.  // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/uqXS #liketkit
LOFT Outlet Poncho (available in grey and black, one size, product no. on receipt: 17032810; $39.99)
Ann Taylor black dress (old)
J.Crew Sloan Cap Toe Pumps (old)

I received the below items in the mail yesterday but the only top I absolutely adore and wouldn't think twice about keeping is the shirred blouse below.

LOFT Shirred Blouse, size PXS
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans, size 4 short
Louise Et Cie Nerine Heels (runs true to size)

I passed by the LOFT at the Prudential Center today and I learned that they carry select shoes! The sales associate kindly helped me with these ankle strap booties and I brought them home to try. I've never owned booties before and they're a bit outside of my comfort zone. After trying these on I'm not sure I'm 100% sold on the look but they look so chic on other people.

LOFT Plaid Henley Softened Shirt, size XXS (runs about one size larger so size down)
Banana Factory Hook-And-Bar Belt, size M/L 
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans, size 4 short
LOFT Ankle Strap Booties (runs slightly narrow if you plan to wear thick socks but 1/2 size larger)

I also spotted this utility jacket in store today and while I had liked it the fitting room I'm feeling ambivalent about it after trying it on again at home. I tried removing the hood (there's a zipper) and/or the fur trim (attached by buttons) but I think the jacket looks best with the hood and fur trim intact.

LOFT Faux Fur Trim Hooded Anorak, size PXS (it's more flattering cinched in at the waist)
Old Navy Rockstar Legging Jeans, size 4 short
Cole Haan Nude Flats from Nordstrom Rack (old, last year)

I originally tried on this colorblock woven sweatshirt in stores in XSP. I had sized down to XXSP when I ordered this top online to give it one last try. Unfortunately, I think it's still too blousy to be worn tucked in clean (at least for me). Contrary to the name of this shirt I agree with the online reviewer that it's a dressier version of a baseball tee. I liked that it wasn't too see through unlike many of their other polyester tops. I'll have to try it on with black pants and black skirts to see if I like the look more.

LOFT Colorblock Woven Sweatshirt, size PXXS (runs large/long so size down at least one size)
LEFT - LOFT felted skirt (old, last year)
Madden Girl Kendall & Kylie Poppyy flats (super comfy, runs half size larger)



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