Weekend Sale Alerts + Recent Outfits & Purchases what jess wore

March 13, 2016

Weekend Sale Alerts + Recent Outfits & Purchases

3/11 OOTD
Burberry Brit 'Pirmont' Quilted Jacket (old/sold out style, similar here)
June and Hudson Knot Hem Tee, size XS regular (similar here)
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in carnival wash, size 24/00 regular (review of size 25/0P here)
J.Crew Elsie Pumps With Enamel Heel in kraft brown (review here, similar here and here)
Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene


Ann Taylor - Get 40% off your entire purchase. Use code FRIENDS40. Exclusions apply. Valid in stores and online. Sale now extended through 3/15 3AM EST.

Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Pintuck Tee, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Pintuck Tee in quartzite, size XS regular
Banana Republic skinny jeans (old)

I tried on this gorgeous ruffle sleeve pintuck tee in size XS regular the other day and I also tried it on in size XSP below. The v-neck was too revealing on me in the regular missy size but I hope XXS regular will be a better fit. I wanted the sleeves to be slightly longer to cover the tips of my elbows so I didn't go with XSP. I ordered XXS regular in the quartzite color in stores for free shipping since I didn't want to order any other filler items this time around. The winter white color is sold out in my preferred size so I might get it in petites at a later time. This top definitely runs really big and wide since I was able to fit into the smallest size (see size XXSP on me here) but I would recommend going with your usual Ann Taylor size for the best drape. I felt that XXSP looked too boxy on me.

Update 2/9/18: This popular top is back in stock in two colors!

Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Pintuck Tee, size XSP

I also ordered the Skyler patent leather pumps and Eryn patent leather kitten heels but I returned them since they weren't exactly what I was looking for. The patent pumps were too pink while the kitten heels were too narrow to be comfortable for my slightly wide Asian feet. I reviewed them on my snapchat (username: whatjesswore) on 3/5 and saved the story here. I also ordered the modern super skinny ankle jeans in carnival wash in size 24/00 regular so I could have the option to cuff them (review of size 25/0P here).

Banana Republic - Get 40% off regular-priced items. Exclusions apply. Use code BRCFIT. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 3/14 11:59PM. Luxe cardmembers get 50% off 5 full-price items in-stores and online. Exclusions apply. Check your inbox for your unique, one time use discount code! You must use your Luxe card as the payment method. I went in store to try on a few items before placing an order for my husband and I. I ordered this raw-edge peplum jacket in size XSP to try since I couldn't find it in stores.

Mixed-Floral V-neck Maxi Dress, size 0P

I wanted the solid goddess maxi dress in deep hunter but they didn't have my size to try on so I tried this mixed-floral version for size in both 0P (pictured above) and 2P. Both sizes had a 25" waist which was very strange. The fabric/waist has no give and I have a 27" natural waist so both sizes were too tight for me to breathe when I zipped it up. Size 2P had a slightly longer torso so visually size 0P fit me better. Sadly I will have to pass on this dress since the size zipper was almost bursting on me. You can see the movement of this dress here. I am wearing 3.5" heels here.

Banana Republic Floral Cap-Sleeve Dress, size 00P

I reviewed this cute floral cap-sleeve dress in size 0P in my previous post but when I tried on size 00P yesterday it didn't drape on me as I had hoped. It made me look very flat chested. The empire waist was also a tad snug on me so it's probably around 26".

Bloomingdale's - Loyalists get triple points and rewards cards. Get $25 off $125-$199.99, $50 off $200-$499.99, $150 off $500-$999.99 and $300 off $1000+. Exclusions apply. Valid in stores and online.

Kate Spade Cape Drive Margy Scallop Crossbody in soft aqua
Kate Spade Cape Drive Margy Scallop Crossbody in soft aqua (Bloomingdale's Exclusive)

I tried on this Kate Spade cape drive Margy scallop crossbody which is exclusive to Bloomingdale's. I've been on the hunt for a new spring bag and there are so many cute options including this new Kate Spade Cap Drive Hallie Tote. It's also available at Nordstrom and they're price matching and Kate Spade's current sale for 25% off.

Kate Spade Cap Drive Hallie Tote in black
Kate Spade Cap Drive Hallie Tote - Available at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom (they're price matching and Kate Spade's current sale for 25% off)

J.Crew - Get 30% off your purchase. Use code TIMETOSHOP. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 3/13 at 11:59PM ET. Valid online on full-price items marked "30% off with code TIMETOSHOP" and on sale items marked "Extra 30% off with code TIMETOSHOP." Exclusions apply. I tried on these Gemma leopard flats last night and found that they fit a half size larger (you can see how they fit in this clip I saved from snapchat here). Update 3/31: The Gemma flats run true to size. I must have tried on a stretched out pair in store and I wish I stuck to my usual size 7. I also snagged this stadium-cloth cocoon coat in black, size 00 regular and on clearance for an extra 30% off. I used my work/university ID for an extra 15% off so it came down to $113 and change.

LOFT - Get 40% off select full-price styles and an extra 40% off all sale styles. Lou & Grey exclusions apply. Valid in stores and online. Since no code is needed for this current promotion you can use the stackable code INSIDER556 online for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+. If you earned cash cards from your previous online orders then you can use them in stores on top of this latest sale promotion. To redeem multiple cash cards online you will need to call and place your order with customer service. The code on the back of the cash cards is LOFTCASH. LOFT also sent a mailer a few weeks ago with a cash card equivalent coupon for $25 off your full-price purchase of $50+ with code SPRING25. Both of these $25 off codes expire on March 20th.


3/9/16 OOTD
J.Crew Crewcuts Girl's Bow Coat (old from Holiday '12, last seen here)
LOFT Striped Boatneck Tee, size XS regular
Old Navy jeans (old)
Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM

3/9/16 OOTD
S'ip by S'well water bottle (c/o @sipxswell) #sipxswell

S'ip by S'well recently sent me this new 15 ounce water bottle in jelly bean green. It keeps your drinks cold or hot for quite a while. I love my water cold and this is a great size that encourages me to take water breaks at work since I usually refill it 3-4 times. It will be available in Target stores April 1st for $25. Check out their website for more details and color options. I love the whale and lemon prints and they would make adorable presents. Who doesn't love cute and stylish water bottles?

Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Cowl Tunic, size XXSP
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Cowl Tunic, size XXSP (stripe version here)
Banana Republic skinny jeans (old)

I ordered this signaturesoft cowl tunic in XXSP and it is an oversize fit so I would recommend sizing down. Size XXSP fits like XSP. It's also available in a stripe version here. If you normally take regular missy sizes you may want to try the petite version for a better fit and overall length.


BP. Thin Stripe Scarf
BP. Thin Stripe Scarf (currently sold out online but it may pop back in stock, similar here)
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in carnival wash, size 24/00 regular (review of size 25/0P here)

I snapped this thin stripe scarf and knot hem tee when they were both available online. They're both currently sold out online but they may pop back in stock randomly. For example, I was browsing after midnight last night and noticed the scarf was back in stock for $7.97. Note that the t-shirt is significantly shorter where the knot is so the length may be too short if you have a longer torso as seen on this blogger here. The material looks like a sweater than a tshirt. Honestly the material has a pilled texture to it but I really love how it drapes so I kept it. I washed it in cold cycle and air dried it and it did not shrink.

June and Hudson Knot Hem Tee, size XS regular
June and Hudson Knot Hem Tee, size XS regular

LOFT Drawstring Anorak in fresh lavender, size XXSP
LOFT Drawstring Anorak in fresh lavender, size XXSP (similar here and here)
LOFT Striped Long Sleeve Tee, size S regular (old/sold out, review here, similar here)
LOFT Dangling Crystal Ribbon Necklace (last seen here)
Vintage Gucci Crossbody Bag from The Bargain District

I've been meaning to do an update on some items I bought from LOFT. First up, I ordered this drawstring anorak in size XXSP since their jackets tend to run big and it has an oversize fit. This jacket was no exception and it runs at least one to two sizes bigger. In fact, the fit and sizing is comparable to my favorite relaxed utility jacket (last seen here). The measurements of size XXSP are as follows:

18" drop shoulders (seam to seam)
37" bust (pit to pit)
34" waist when completely uncinched
29" long in the front
31" total length in the back.

The lilac color caught my eye and it's really pretty in real life. I'm not sure if I would wear a pastel jacket a lot so I'm on the fence about keeping this one at the moment. I styled it above so I could see the potential. If you love pastel hues then you need to get this jacket! The long sleeves are a good length for petites (20.5") and I have them folded up once since I prefer the 3/4 sleeve look for my spring layers. This jacket is unlined so I'd give it a 1 out of 5 for warmth. It's 49% cotton, 39% polyester, 12% nylon and machine washable.

LOFT Striped Boatneck Tee, size XS regular
LOFT Striped Boatneck Tee, size XS regular
Banana Republic jeans (old)

I bought this striped boatneck tee in store and I thought it was on sale and the last one but it was actually mis-marked. It's a new arrival and I would agree with the other reviewers that it fits big and boxy. If I had known it was a new item I would have ordered it in XXS regular for a better fit instead of purchasing it in size XS regular. You can't tell from the pictures but the shoulders are a bit big on me. When I wear a jacket over it the boatneck neckline can shift around a bit. It's a really thin t-shirt so I am worried if it will last the season. I didn't find that it was see through with a nude bra on.

LOFT Lace Babydoll Dress, size XXS regular
LOFT Lace Babydoll Dress, size XXS regular (review of size S regular here)

I was coveting this unique, lace babydoll dress when I first spotted it online and I was able to secure it in size XXS regular during the leap day sale. I think the dress I received has a defect on the lace hem on the left side but I will try to iron it to see if it will lay better. Right now it poufs out a bit more on the left side and looks rather strange when I tried to take a picture of the back view. This dress has an oversize fit since it's a babydoll style but I would still recommend ordering your usual LOFT size for the best fit and drape. Refer to my review of size S regular here.

Ann Taylor Pearlized Crystal Brooch Statement Necklace

I actually ordered this pearlized crystal brooch statement necklace and returned it in stores but Ann Taylor sent it to me again by mistake. I received a mystery package one night and I was quite surprised to see it once again. Since they have local stores fulfill partial online orders I suppose there is plenty of room for error. I ended up reaching out to them but I will hold onto it unless they tell me otherwise in case I find an occasion to use it. It's a big statement piece and the details are gorgeous.

J.Crew Factory striped knit dress, size XXS regular
J.Crew Factory striped knit dress, size XXS regular (review here, similar here)
Ann Taylor Mini Signature Tote (review here, new version here and reviewed here, similar here)

I love this striped knit dress for spring. I styled it in this post but I realized that I never shared how the dress looks like on me.

Bandolino Mirabella in pink
Bandolino Mirabella in pink - currently $ and 20% off with code SHOP20 + free ship
Similar to my favorite Bandolino Mikea sandals from last year (last seen here

I was on the quest to find similar sandals to replace my favorite Bandolino Mikea sandals from last spring and summer when I came across this similar style at Shoemall.com. I ordered two of these Bandolino Mirabella sandals in pink but for this price I may need another backup for my backup. I wish they were available in nude but this pink compliments my skin tone well. I reviewed them at the beginning of  this clip I saved from my snapchat here.

Sleeping Sheep Eye Mask from Amazon
Sleeping Sheep Eye Mask from Amazon - Ordered on 3/1 and received via China post on 3/11
Lindt Milk Chocolate Mini Lamb (available at Costco or get this limited Easter set here)

I was looking for a eye mask for our weekend trip to NJ/NY last weekend but this item didn't arrive in time. It turns out this sleeping sheep mask was shipped from China and I received it in 10 days since I ordered it on 3/1 and it arrived on 3/11. There were some excess threads I trimmed from the elasticized band but it's decent quality and the lining feels like satin. The band isn't too tight so it makes for a comfortable fit. I did not receive the storage pouch mentioned in the description.

Pillow Cover from HomeMakeOver
Pillow cover from HomeMakeOver

Our pillow covers were getting old so I ordered this new print from the same Etsy store. I would highly recommend their pillow covers and they ship within a few days of ordering. I am not sure what color to get for our slightly smaller throw pillows (not pictured) but I was thinking of getting covers in a solid color so it wouldn't be too busy. I purchased down filled inserts from Marshalls since they are easy to fluff back up. I find that other inserts tend to become lumpy so I put up with the annoying feathers that sometimes poke out. In this case I ended up keeping the older covers on and putting the new covers over them so I hope that will minimize the loss of feathers.

West Elm Modern Weave Tall Lidded Storage in whitewash
West Elm Modern Weave Tall Lidded Storage in whitewash - now $ and on final sale
Blown Glass Bird (old from Crate & Barrel)

Lastly, I ordered this modern weave tall lidded storage on final sale from West Elm. I've been wanting something for this corner of our living room to stow away any blankets and other items I want to keep out of sight and this basket was the perfect solution. Our TV stand is very close to it right now but I will be moving our furniture around a bit in the near future. I also ordered this organic cotton duvet and standard sham in the light blue (moonstone) color. It's been so long since I bought a new sheet set so this is a long overdue purchase. Maybe it will spark some sort of home decor frenzy but I have to work on de-cluttering our place first. I'm currently reading the popular Marie Kondo book that my friend got for me.

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