Sale Alerts, Weekly Outfits & Fitting Room Reviews what jess wore

April 12, 2015

Sale Alerts, Weekly Outfits & Fitting Room Reviews

Sale Alerts:
  • Ann Taylor - Get 40% off tops in stores and online with code TOPS40. Sale ends Monday 4/13 3AM ET. I recently bought and recommend this floral flutter sleeve top (review here, see it styled another way here).
  • Banana Republic - Get up to 40% off select styles in stores and online. Sale ends Sunday 4/12 11:59PM ET. I was walking around outlets with my husband today when I spotted this cute cropped factory hooded jacket on someone and of course I just ordered it to try.
  • J.Crew - Get 25% off full-price styles and extra 30% off spring sale styles with code SHOPNOW. Valid in stores and onine. Sale ends Tuesday 4/14 11:59PM ET.
  • J.Crew Factory - Get 40-60% off everything (prices as marked) plus an extra 30% off clearance with code SALETIME. Online only. Sale ends Sunday 4/12 11:59PM ET. I love this gingham button-down shirt and midi pleated skirt.
  • LOFT - Get 50% off dresses and select spring styles (full-price styles, today only) + an extra 60% off all sale styles. The stackable code INSIDER832B for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ is still valid (excludes Lou & Grey). Shop my sales picks here:

  • Note: The mixed eyelet stripe flare dress is really cute since I've seen it in stores but two online reviews stated issues with washing it so you'll probably have to dry clean it for best results. Also, the beach swing dress is part of their swim collection so it can only be exchanged or returned by mail.
  • The Limited - Get 40% brand new arrivals. Online only. Sale ends Sunday 4/12. I ordered this high waist grid skirt (sold out online) and epaulet cardigan (runs true to size) last week and I've already worn the cardigan on repeat this weekend.

🌸 #Spring #florals coming soon on I'm loving all the different ways to wear this pretty @anntaylor top. @forever21 Open-front crepe blazer is reminds me of an Aritzia blazer (wearing size S and only $22.90).  // Sign up
Forever 21 Open-front crepe blazer, size S (similar here)
Ann Taylor Floral Flutter Sleeve Top, size XSP (review here)
DSTLD Low Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans in cream tencel, size 24 (runs big so size down, review here)
LOFT Neutral Rondelle Chain Necklace
*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here
Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Montaigne Clutch (discontinued purchase from 2009, buy pre-owned here)

I ordered this Forever 21 open-front crepe blazer in size S and it was pleased that it fit me perfectly. The measurements for size S are exactly as provided on their website except I measured the sleeves to be 17" and I would add that the shoulders measure 14" across. This blazer is a steal at only $22.90 and it drapes really well. It comes in black too but I really wish it came in white. It's reminiscent of this Aritzia Chevalier Jacket which is no longer available.

Forever 21 Open-front crepe blazer, size S

I went to the outlets today with my husband after not going there for a long time but I walked away with nothing. I tried on a pair of really cute driving shoes by Cola Haan styled called Garnet II in mint and I tried on the Coach Outlet Margot carryall in the dark blue color that I've been eying but didn't buy either. I don't think I have a large handbag collection but I do have a lot of dark/black bags so buying another requires some more thought. The Margot bag was very light in both the regular and mini sizes and perfect for work but I have some time before their next online promotion.

Ann Taylor Relaxed Ankle Pants in dark sky, size 00P

On the way home we stopped by Legacy Place because I've been looking for the Ann Taylor dotted chiffon ruffle shell in size XXSP or XSP (see my review of size XS regular here). I tried on these relaxed ankle pants in 00P and I really like them but I'm not sure if the thighs are too baggy on me to be considered flattering. See the side view on me here. I also reviewed the floral drawstring ankle pants in this post.

Ann Taylor Floral Embellished Tee (size SP) & Relaxed Ankle Pants (dark sky, size 00P)

I also tried on this pretty floral embellished tee in size SP but I think it's too short on me so I would probably need regular XS for a more relaxed fit. I really love the pretty floral details and beading but I'm not sure how well they'd hold up in the wash. It's a little sheer but not too bad to the point where you can clearly see the outline of my nude bra.

LOFT Blossom Shirred Utility Blouse, size XXSP
LOFT Blossom Shirred Utility Blouse, size XXSP
Old Navy The Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans (really old wash called 'campfire', 2P)
J.Crew Sloan Patent Pumps (old, love these suede pumps from Madewell)

Last week I tried on this blossom shirred utility blouse and I was surprised by how nice the rayon material felt but again I'm not sure how well it will wash. @lofty.closet said she purchased it recently so I'm waiting with baited breath when she gets around to wearing and washing hers before I make up my mind. Size XXSP fit me quite well and it still was a more relaxed fit and tunic length untucked. I'd say this blouse runs at least one size bigger in petites.

LOFT Blossom Shirred Utility Blouse (size XXSP) & Marisa Custom Stretch Trousers in Marisa Fit (size 00P)

I also tried on these custom stretch trousers int the Marisa fit in size 00P and I really liked how they fit but I would prefer the ankle length version. I really hope size 00P fits the same in both styles and that my size pops back in stock online or I find it in stores to try on. As usual I find that LOFT pants run 1-2 sizes bigger and these pants are no exception (refer to my size reference here).

LOFT Scallop Edge Shell, size XSP
LOFT Scallop Edge Shell, size XSP
Banana Republic Indigo Skinny Jean, size 0/25 petite (review here)

Today I tried on this scallop edge shell in XSP and I thought it ran true to size although the arm holes were cut a bit larger than I prefer. The polyester material is really thin on this top but I love the shirring details in the front in addition to the double scallop placket detail.

LOFT Caged Shirtdress, size XSP
LOFT Caged Shirtdress, size XSP (final sale)

Finally, I also tried on this caged shirtdress in size XSP which I found in the sales rack even though it looked a bit large on the hanger. I wasn't surprised to find that it was even bigger when I tried it on for size since it all but swallowed me up. It's actually a really nice dress made of thicker polyester material if it fits. I'd say this dress runs 1-2 sizes bigger and it will work for ladies that normally wear regular XS or small petite at LOFT. The sleeves are nice and relaxed on me and not overly tight. Note that my upper arms have a 9.5" circumference and my shoulders are 14" across.

LOFT Outlet Eyelet Blouse (repeat of exact shirt from regular LOFT last year), white color is style no. 365139
LOFT Outlet Eyelet Blouse

I spotted this cute eyelet blouse at LOFT Outlet today. It's a repeat of the eyelet softened shirt from regular LOFT last year and comes in two colors. The white color is style no. 365139 and $49.99 according to the tags. I would have stayed in the store longer to browse but it was just way too crowded and there was quite a long line just to try things on which is a must at LOFT Outlet.

It's been a chilly spring so far here in the Boston area but today wasn't too bad in the afternoon sun despite the wind. I received this epaulet cardigan on Friday and I've already worn it yesterday and today. I do a lot of fit reviews on my blog of new items but here are some of my recent outfit of the days where I incorporate new and old favorites.

4/11 #ootd - The Limited Scandal Collection Epaulet Cardigan, size XSP
The Limited Scandal Collection Epaulet Cardigan, size XSP (runs true to size, update 4/13/16: This cardigan is back for Spring '16)
LOFT Rib Trim Tank, size XXSP
LOFT Neutral Rondelle Chain Necklace
 Banana Republic Indigo Skinny Jean, size 0/25 petite (review here)
Ann Taylor Mini Signature Tote (review here, Spring 2016 version reviewed here)

It pays to wait! This @louandgrey marled cowl tunic is now $18! 👯 Simple, casual #ootd from the other day (true color shown in natural lighting). #liketkit #theampersand #louandgrey #loveLOFT #bfftrends #livelove
Lou & Grey marled cowl tunic, size XXS (see the true color and texture here)
 Banana Republic Indigo Skinny Jean, size 0/25 petite (review here)

This Lou & Grey marled cowl neck tunic is currently on sale for $18 after discounts (see my original review here). Note: Discount only applies to the regular missy sizes and not the petite version so try calling customer service if you have any questions. 

Today's #ootd. This @forever21 windowpane print scarf was recommended by @thedarlingbrunette and only $8.90. 👯 Also the @loft striped rib trim tank is one of many #newarrivals on sale for 50% off! Get FREE shipping with any purchase using code CYB
Forever 21 windowpane print scarf (recommended by @thedarlingbrunette)
LOFT striped rib trim tank, size XXSP (review here)
Banana Republic cardigan (old)
Banana Republic Indigo Denim Leggings, size 0/25 short (review here)
Chloe Wrap Strap Boots (old investment piece I bought on sale for 50% off)

Wearing some oldies but goodies today including my #favorite @loft #eyelet sleeve #sweater from last year. ✌️ #loveLOFT #liveloveloft #loftgirl #liveinwhatyoulove #thenewBR #banabarepublic #oldnavy #skinnyjeans #ootd #humpday #isitfridayyet
LOFT Eyelet Sleeve Sweater (old favorite from last year)
Banana Republic Lisa scarf (old from this past winter)
Old Navy The Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans (really old wash called 'campfire', 2P)

Dragged out my #favorite chartruse #bow coat from @jcrew #crewcuts. It's so windy outside today I thought I was going to be blown away. 😪 #liketkit #jcrew #thenewBR #banabarepublic #anntaylor #instaANN #loveLOFT #
Banana Republic perforated mesh wrap
LOFT striped sweater (old, similar here)
J.Crew Crewcuts Girl's Wool Melton Bow Coat (old, review here, check out this year's version here)
Banana Republic Indigo Denim Leggings, size 0/25 short (review here)
Ann Taylor Pebbled Signature Crossbody Bag (review here)
Cole Haan flats (own and love these, these are cute too and it's 30% off sitewide with code FRIENDS30)


Thanks for reading!



  1. The Forever 21 blazer looks great on you. I am wondering if I should order a Small or Medium. I am about 115lbs . Do you mind if I ask how much you weight?

  2. Thanks Leann! :) I currently weigh 105. My current weight and measurements can be found on the 'size reference' link at the top of my site.

  3. Thanks Jess! I just realized we are exactly the same

  4. You're welcome. Oh I hope that makes things easier when you're shopping online then!



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