Happy Tuesday! I wore this stripe on stripe outfit the other day and I received a lot of compliments on the dress. I love my new classy glasgow watch (c/o Daniel Wellington). It’s the perfect preppy touch and I’m a fan of the minimalist design. I chose the 26mm size but it also comes in a 34mm version. The strap is fully adjustable to accommodate small-larger wrists. For reference I have a 6″ wrist circumference and the extra length of the strap fits just right without sticking out too much at the end of the loop. If you’ve been wanting to try one of their classic watches then you can use my discount code WHATJESSWORE15 on www.danielwellington.com for 15% off. Also if you’re local to the greater Boston area there’s a shopping event this Sunday, August 7th at their pop up shop on 211 Newbury Street and you can also use my code in store!
Zara Gem Encrusted Slides (item no. 7506/101)
Caslon Stripe Wool Wrap Scarf (olive combo)
I ordered two scarves for the #NSale and if I had to chose just one then I would recommend this stripe wool scarf pictured on top. It’s neutral and light enough that I can use it as a wrap in the chilly office or for chilly summer mornings or nights. You can see me pairing it with a pastel (light blue) top here.
Caslon texture wool wrap scarf (grey opal)
I finally received the popular Caslon draped utility jacket which I ordered in grey ebony so I could try on size XSP. It arrived wrinkled but after I steamed it out I liked it a bit more. If you have a smaller chest like me you’ll find that the draping is too much fabric but if you fold the lapel to drape as pictured in the stock image it will end up staying that way. I’m still on the fence about it since I haven’t been able to get it in the olive tarmac color I wanted. The 22.5″ sleeve length is short on me since I have longer arms but the sleeves aren’t tapered enough at the ends for a more polished look so they are best worn folded up a few times or pushed up. Size XSP has 14″ shoulders and measures 28″ at the longest point/length in the front and 24.5″ long in the back which is shorter. The fabric is thin and unlined so it’s more suitable as a thin layering piece for the spring, summer and into early fall.
I thought I secured the Hinge ‘Cora’ Block Heel Sandal as mentioned in my previous post but I realized that they cancelled my order and I had somehow missed the email. Now I’m back to square one and I’m hoping my size pops back in stock. Update 8/6: I managed to order the Hinge ‘Cora’ sandals in chestnut, taupe and wine suede to decide which color(s) I would like best. I also snagged the Levtex reversible pom pom quilt (matching shams available here) when it popped back in stock and the black Longchamp Le Pliage expandable tote but I’ll hold my breath until I receive the shipping confirmations for everything. Have you had a lot of items cancelled on your online order(s)? Update 8/22: The pom pom quilt was cancelled on me so I ordered this Levtex ‘astoria’ reversible quilt when it popped back in stock today.
Shop my updated sales picks here:
J.Crew Flutter Sleeve Dress in Eyelet, size 0 regular
I quickly stopped by my local J.Crew this past weekend because they were having an extra 50% off sale items. This flutter sleeve dress caught my eye and size 0 regular fit me really well except the generous key hole opening doesn’t seem to lay flush against my back. Perhaps another clasp sewn in the middle would minimize this issue.
Finally, if you wanted to snag the cute tassel crossbody that Stitchfix shared recently then it’s available at Bloomingdale’s Outlet in light blue or DSW in multiple colors. I still haven’t tried Stitchfix but a few of my co-workers have raved about their services and products. I can’t decide if I like the tassel detail so I only ordered this cute little gold tote with scalloped edges to try for now. Update 8/4: I just ordered the new lantern sleeve jacket from LOFT in size XSP since I noticed the sizes were selling out in petites. Use the code INSIDER166 for $25 off $100+ since this jacket is currently full retail price. You can see this jacket in LOFT & Lou & Grey’s Fall 2016 collection on NYC Recessionista‘s blog here.
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