January 2015 | what jess wore

January 24, 2015

Weekend Sale Alerts, Weekly Outfits & LOFT New Arrivals Reviews

  • Ann Taylor - 40% off almost everything online and in-stores with code SHOP40. Ends 1/25. This cape trench is really cute.
  • Banana Republic - 45% off full-price styles online and in-stores with code BRWINTER. Ends 1/25. I love the details of this twill military vest and this soft-wash checkered flannel shirt.
  • J.Crew - 25% off select full-price styles and extra 40% off final sale styles, with some at 50% off with code FINDAFAVE. Ends 1/27.
  • J.Crew Factory -30% off new arrivals. Prices as marked. Ends 1/25. This gingham button-down shirt is a closet staple and I've been waiting for this tailored tweed blazer (now on final sale) to pop back in my size.
  • LOFT - 40% off everything and this sale includes Lou & Grey. Online only. Shop my picks here (I had a really hard time culling my shopping cart with this sale):
  • Old Navy - 30% off your order with code FUNDAY. Ends 1/25.


Yesterday's #ootd in black and white @jcrew #gingham. đŸ‘¯ // Link to the exact #stuartweitzman #otkboots and similar shirt @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/PfeE #liketkitBanana Republic boyfriend cardigan (old)
J.Crew perfect gingham shirt (old, similar here and here)
Old Navy Rockstar super skinny jeans
Stuart Weitzman Lander over the knee boots (runs half size larger, similar here and here)

Black and white lace today @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/QydC #liketkit #loveLOFT #bfftrends

#TGIF! 🙌 Loving this @louandgrey funnelneck tunic (wearing size XXS).  The slightly longer sleeves are welcome on this chilly day. @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/QzdO #liketkit #loveLOFT #theampersand #louandgrey #sweater
Lou & Grey funnelneck tunic, size XXS

Update 1/27 - Care Instructions: I washed this sweater on cold and air dried it but now the sleeves fit slimmer and the side slits don't fall quite the same way anymore (I'm going to try reshaping it some more). The care tag says handwash and dry flat but I would recommend dry cleaning this sweater for best results. The amount of wool content in this sweater must have caused the material to shrink a bit width wise.

My favorite over the knee boots and skinny jeans are my outfit of choice this winter. I loved how warm and cozy the funnelneck tunic was when I wore it yesterday. The sleeves of size XXS are a tad long but I prefer that so that it keeps my hands warm. The side slits are cut high so I wore a cami underneath. In case I raised my arms I didn't want to flash any skin. We finally had our first real storm today so I may need to look into real winter boots.

I received all of my LOFT order from last week on Thursday and I finally got around to trying on everything this afternoon. Here is a quick review of each item I ordered:

LOFT colorblock flare dress, size 00
LOFT colorblock flare dress, size 00
J.Crew Sloane cap toe pumps (old)

I just had to have this colorblock flare dress when I first spotted it online and I'm happy to report that it's gorgeous in real life. Only the regular size of the dress is available to order online but I've heard that it's available in petites in stores as confirmed in the comments of this Instagram post. The regular size 00 fits me decently but I agree with another online reviewer that the armpit openings are cut small and high which is very strange and could be uncomfortable. If you have thin/thinner arms then this may not be cause for concern but I think the small armpit openings may result in fit issues for some.

Size 00 regular measurements are as follows:

13.75" shoulders
31" chest
28" waist
34.5" total length

LOFT colorblock tunic softened shirt, size XXS

I also ordered this colorblock tunic softened shirt shirt in deep wisteria. I found this shirt to be a very thin so it's perfect for spring and summer. The sleeves of size XXS are a tad long on me but they look better rolled up so it's not a big deal.

LOFT open hoodie, size SP

The open hoodie is one of my favorite items from the new arrivals and I had originally ordered it in XSP but ended up returning it. When I reordered it this time around I sized up to SP because the arms run tight. The larger size allows me to layer comfortably underneath since I am able to pair it with the brushstripe tunic as shown below.

LOFT open hoodie (size SP) and Lou & Grey brushstripe tunic (size XXS)
LOFT open hoodie, size SP (shown here in dark grey melange)
Lou & Grey brushstripe tunic, size XSP

Lou & Grey brushstripe tunic, size XSP
Lou & Grey brushstripe tunic, size XSP
LOFT leggings (old from last year)

I love this brushstripe tunic since it's very soft and warm but I found that it has zero stretch. This means that it can be slightly difficult to get on and off. I think it would have helped if this sweater had side slits. Unless you're really petite then I would recommend going up a size especially if you have a larger chest or you'll have to strategically put it on and take it off without twisting something. I'm going to reorder this in XXS regular.

LEFT: Lou & Grey Melange cardigan RIGHT: Lou & Grey Longline sweater jacket (both size XS)

Update 1/25: I forgot I tried on these two Lou & Grey sweaters a few weeks ago until I browsed my archive of pictures on my phone. The melange cardigan on the left is such a pretty blue-ish grey color. It's not very warm in my opinion and more of a spring layering sweater. The longeline sweater jacket on right reminds me of the coatigan (sold out) from earlier this season except I like this color and texture more plus it has pockets and it's very soft and warm. The sleeves of the regular size XS for both sweaters were long on me and I think size XXS would have fit me better.

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January 13, 2015

UPDATED Sale Alert: 40% Off New Styles & Addtional 60% Off Sale Styles at LOFT

LOFT Flash sale alert - 70% off sale styles with code FLASH

Sale Alert Update 1/14: 40% off new styles at LOFT (excludes Lou & Grey) and an additional 60% off sale styles.

I got the colorblock tunic softened shirt that I've been keeping tabs on in my usual size (XXS). This pretty shirt caught my eye because of the spring color combination and I don't own anything like it. Next I ordered this colorblock flare dress in 00 to try since they don't offer it in petites online (update: on Instagram two lovely sales associates informed me that their stores carry this dress in petites). I saw the dress in stores last weekend and it looked very nice and the fabric is a decent weight for a winter dress. I love the cute button details on one shoulder. I earned a $40 rewards card so I also ordered the Lou & Grey Brushstripe tunic in XSP and Lou & Grey funnelneck tunic in XXS even though they weren't part of the current promotion.

LOFT Colorblock Flare Dress

Here are my picks from their new arrivals:

Every day this month I've seen that my favorite merino wool open sweater jacket is still popping up in select sizes online so be sure to bookmark it and keep an eye out for your size! Today sizes XS, M and L popped up when I checked my bookmark at various times throughout the day.

Sale alert from last night: Here's a sale alert you don't want to miss (thanks to Inspirationele for the heads up)! Get an additional 70% 60% off sale styles at LOFT with code FLASH (ends 1/14/15 3AM ET).

You can see the scallop neck sweater on me here in this post, the Lou & Grey contrast cardigan on me here and here and the lace sleeve sweater on me here in this post. I recently wore the pocketed version of the waterfall cardigan here.

Shop my sale picks here:

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January 11, 2015

Review: Stuart Weitzman Lander Boots, Weekly Outfits & Club Monaco Dace Scarf

Black & neutral layers today. đŸ‘¯ Also please check out my new post #ontheblog. // Direct link to jacket (currently sold out but sizes do pop back in stock), boots (see previous post) and @longchamp bag @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/NBAU #liketkit #l

I loved the Stuart Weitzman 'Mainline' style from a few years ago and I finally got my hands on these similar over the knee boots in black leather thanks to StylishPetite's sale alert. The Mainline style is 20" at the highest point on the shaft while the Lander style is 20.5" making them every so slightly taller. The hidden wedge is the exact same height in both styles. The toe box of the Lander style is more round which is more friendly for those with wider feet. This style runs about a half size larger so size down accordingly. I purchased them in size 7 because that was all that was available but I would have preferred size 6.5. There's about an inch of extra room in front of my big toe to where the shoe ends. I also purchased another similar style called 'Justmine' via eBay earlier this year and I've been wearing those a lot but of course I couldn't wait to wear out my new boots last week. The back of the boot is a stretchy material which means the wind can go through them so wear thick socks for extra warmth!

Today's full look. đŸ‘¯ @stuartweitzman over the knee boots recommended by @stylishpetite fit very similar to the 'Mainlane' style from a few years ago (just a tad taller). Style on shoe box reads 'Lander'. // Note: @anntaylor crossbody bag is sold o
Banana Republic Boyfriend Cardigan & Polka Dot Ruffle top (both old)

Today's #ootd. // Direct links to the @stuartweitzman #otkboots @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/OgQk #liketkit #f21xme
LOFT Pocketed Waterfall cardigan (sold out, similar style here)
Forever 21 Horse Print Peplum top (old find from eBay)
Louis Vuitton Empreinte Monogram Lumineuse PM in Infini (review here)

Club Monaco Nora Hat & Dace Scarf
Club Monaco Nora Hat and Dace Scarf (both sold out online but available in stores)
LOFT Mixed Stripe Tee (last seen here)

Yesterday I splurged on this Dace scarf in store at Club Monaco since I couldn't find it online to stalk. When I came home and checked again I was able to confirm that it was sold out online so I felt better that I made the plunge despite the very hefty price tag ($98.50). I love the texture and soft grey colors of this scarf so much! Bonus that it looks really good with my J.Crew Chateau Parka (review here). I also got this cute Nora hat in store on sale for an additional 40% off. It fits slightly loose so it won't give you hat hair no matter how long you wear it.

J.Crew Chateau Parka, Club Monaco Nora Hat & Dace Scarf

Knowing me I'll probably forget my hat most days so the faux fur hood on my coat has been such a lifesaver!

Today's cozy situation. ❄ As much as I love this furry #fauxfur hood I bought a new hat and scarf which I'll be sharing soon on the blog.️ @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/OkVW #liketkit

There are so many amazing end of season sales going on right now. I stopped by Janie and Jack and picked up this cute outfit on sale for our niece. We're going to see her and our godson this coming weekend and I'm so excited because she started standing and she's been babbling for a little while now.

Janie and Jack outfit for my niece

Finally, floating around social media is news of the latest Starbucks collaboration with Alice + Olivia. I actually forgot about last year's mug because it ended up at the top of my kitchen cabinets but I adore the tutu. It's currently sold out online but may be worth a visit to your local Starbucks. :)

Stargucks Alice +  tutu mug from last year
Starbucks and Alice + Olivia tutu mug (from last year)
Carters Ballerina Bunny Rabbit (old)
Note: There are two new mugs for this year's #StaceFace collaboration (currently sold out online)

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January 05, 2015

[CLOSED] Instagram Giveaway: Marie Jo Daphne Bra size 32A (ends 1/7/15)

Petite bra giveaway - ends 1/7/15
Marie Jo Daphne Bra - 1 available in size 32A

***Thanks to the ladies that entered my limited giveaway! This giveaway is now closed. The winner is @teawithmd!***

I decided to do a limited giveaway for brides or friends of brides because it's difficult to find pretty #petite bras that fit. This pretty Marie Jo bra would make a great bridal shower present. I purchased this convertible strapless bra for my wedding but it ended up being a poor fit for me. 

Lightly lined cups, it fits like a petite bra which means that the cups are smaller and closer together. I do apologize for the lack of selection but I only have one available in size 32A. I bought it on sale for around $110 from Bits of Lace. New with tags.

- To participate, leave a short comment below expressing your interest on Instagram
- Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 and announced on Instagram. A new winner will be redrawn if no response in 24 hours.
- If there are many entries then a second winner may be selected since I have an additional bra and panty set which is also 32A and new with tags. It's the perfect something blue and I'll leave it at that for now.
- For full details please refer to this post on Instagram. (Custom hanger made by my sister is not included.)

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January 03, 2015

What I Wore in 2014

Sharing my #outfits from 2014 #ontheblog. đŸ‘¯ Link in profile. These are just a few of my favorite looks.
Some of my favorite looks from this past year. Can you tell I love spring?

Happy 2015! I rounded up the outfits I wore in 2014 that I've shared on the blog and/or Instagram. Thank you so much for each and every one of your support! I look forward to continuing to share my style, my crazy LOFT obsession and other things I love with you.



P.S.  LOFT is having a sale for an extra 60% off sale styles through 1/6. They're also offering some cold-weather styles beginning at $25 and up. Personally I'm waiting for their next sale on the pretty new arrivals. ;)

Lou & Grey Mesa Tee LOFT Crochet bib cotton top LOFT Modern print peplum tee
LOFT cardigan and tile print top, Old Navy Rockstar super skinny legging jeans, Louis Vuitton Lumineuse PM, Andre Assous Josie espadrilles Marathon Monday #ootd. Loving this Striped Wrap Look Top on sale from #TheLimited. Outfit details now on the blog. Link in profile.
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 Banana Republic Lisa Scarf & LOFT Striped Mesh Trim Sweater, size XS #TGIF! đŸ‘¯ Ending the week with stripes and a floral scarf (both old from last year).


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