LOFT New Arrivals, Sale Reviews + 2017 Year In Review | what jess wore

December 30, 2017

LOFT New Arrivals, Sale Reviews + 2017 Year In Review

 Festive & Feminine Outfit Idea
Ann Taylor Violetta Suede Bow Pumps (true to size, last seen here) - on final sale for $35.95

Happy New Year and greetings from Philly! I've been visiting my folks for the past few days but I'll be back in Boston tomorrow. I caught a cold so I've been a inactive online the past few days.

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LOFT Tie Cuff Sweater in size XS regular, (review here, review of size S regular in white here)
Minnetonka Selma Scuff Slippers
 
This red sweater was my Christmas outfit (it took me three order attempts to get this sweater). Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend this sweater since I washed it and the weave fell apart at the seams near the collar. I also shared this update on my Instagram stories and many of you replied to share your disappointment with the low quality of some of the recent pieces. LOFT allows you to share negative reviews on their website and I know I appreciate reading honest reviews of how things wear and/or wash. Luckily I was able to return this damaged sweater to my local store but they scanned my ID even though I had a valid receipt with my return.

NEW ARRIVALS

LOFT released more new arrivals online the other day. Here are a few items that caught my eye:



I have one package waiting for me when I get back that includes these new modern destructed skinny jeans in white. I wanted to try this lacy blouson top but petite sizes quickly sold out online since it's currently on sale for $29.50.

SALE ALERTS

LOFT - Update 1/6: The LOFT clearance just got an upgrade! Get an extra 70% off select sale styles. Select full-price styles are on special promotion and 'no code needed'. Since no code is needed on select full-prices styles you can use code INSIDER586 for an extra $25 off full-price promotional orders of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey). Alternatively, cardmembers can save an extra 15% off your entire purchase in-stores or online with code GIFTING15. Excludes full-price Lou & Grey. Save this offer to your mobile wallet by texting GIFTING15 to 28162. Here is the mobile version of the coupon. Valid now through January 10, 2018. Read the fine print. Finally, refer to my old blog post here to find out how to get free shipping on orders of $50+.

Note: I've been having issues redeeming the GIFTING15 code online for quite some time but Heather @closet_boss confirmed that it worked for her on the clearance items.

 LOFT Performance Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 27/4P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

My favorite jeans are now $25! This style runs very small and snug so I recommend going up two sizes from your usual size in LOFT jeans. The fit through the legs is very snug and it will look too tight and even more so if you have thighs or calves. The measurements of size 26/2P are as follows: 27" waist, 25.5" inseam, 8" ankle opening. The 25.5" inseam is slightly too short for my preference so I may try them on in regular missy sizes for a longer inseam in a future visit. Update 10/28: I tried on size 27/4P again last night and I loved the exact pair I tried on. Update 12/30: After trying on about 4 pairs of the same size I noticed that there may be some inconsistency when it comes to the length of the inseam. I own two pairs of these jeans both in size 27/4P and one pair has a noticeably longer inseam. See the new pair of size 27/4P on me here and see the old pair on me here (first pair I purchased).

 LOFT Skinny Brushed Corduroy Pants in alley grey, size 24/00 regular
LOFT Skinny Brushed Corduroy Pants in alley grey, size 24/00 regular
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

These corduroy pants are now $16.50! I wasn't sure how I felt about corduroy but this outfit as seen in my this post convinced me that they can look very stylish. I found that they fit true to size and I tried on size 24/00 regular but I would prefer a slightly shorter inseam but the petite inseam was too short on me as reviewed here.

I curated my previous reviews of the following items which are now an extra 60% off!

LOFT Leggings in Sateen Five Pocket in Marisa Fit, size 26/2P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These sateen leggings are on clearance for $10.50-$39.50 in select colors! I loved these sateen leggings and they're back again this fall. Last year I took size 27/4P (review here) but they do tend to stretch out with wear at the knees and butt. I also tried to size 26/2P (review here) last year they were too snug throughout the legs. This year's version runs about one size smaller for LOFT sizing so I would suggest going up a size from your usual size for LOFT bottoms. I also noticed that the inseam is slightly longer in petites this year. Definitely check them out in stores if possible. They also switched out the shade of olive they used this year so this year's sage green color is more flattering without looking like elf leggings.

LOFT Leggings in Sateen Five Pocket in Marisa Fit
LEFT: Autumn Sage RIGHT: Coastal Grey

 LOFT Modern Slit Fresh Cut Skinny Jeans in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These jeans are now $22.50 and they fit true to size since my usual size 25/0 petite fit me well in the waist. The inseam is petite friendly and they are ankle length on me. I was skeptical about the side slit but they're very flattering without being too wide since I prefer skinny jeans with narrow leg openings. I loved them so much that I own two pairs.

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Click here to view another the clip form my try-on

The embroidered details on this blouse caught my eye so I ordered it to try in size XXSP which was a bit too small/narrow. I tried it on in size XSP above which is my usual size at LOFT and I'd say this blouse fits true to size. The top is ivory and not white and slightly sheer so a layering cami is recommended due to the cutout details. You can also see size XS regular on Courtney @mrscocowyse. She highly recommends this top and compared it to Anthropologie style/quality and I have to agree!

 LOFT Mixed Striped Pleated Top, size XSP
BB Dakota Nanette Faux Suede Drape Front Jacket, size XS (review here, similar here

This top is now on final sale for $7.46! I don't usually go for bold prints but this striped pleated top looked so pretty on a sales associate so I ordered it to try and I love the fit. Note that I have a smaller bust so this style works on me. It's fully lined and true to size since I took my usual size XSP. You can also see it on @dreamalittledreamvt.

 LOFT Foldover Pocket Cardigan, size XSP
LOFT Foldover Pocket Cardigan, size XSP (review of size XXSP here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This soft and cozy cardigan is now $19.50! It has an oversized fit and I previously reviewed size XXSP here. Size XSP fits me well and I ended up exchanging size XXSP for size XSP so that the sleeves wouldn't be as snug. I also have a mockneck sweater top made of the same material which I wore a lot last year. Note that it's prone to pilling. I just picked a backup of that mockneck sweater as reviewed here. I would recommend washing it inside out and you can shave off the pills with a sweater shaver. I didn't discover this gadget until college and it was such a life changer. You can now shop my Amazon recommendations!

 LOFT Vintage Romance Blouse, size XXS regular
LOFT Vintage Romance Blouse, size XXS regular
Click here for another view of this top on me untucked and unstyled

This lovely blouse is now $16.50! I love this vintage romance blouse so much I now have it in both size XXS regular and XSP petite (review here). I found that this top fits true to size but if you want a longer overall length then I would stick with the regular missy size. I love how LOFT styled it with this ribbed yoke open cardigan so I ordered it in size XSP. I found that the cardigan runs true to size and you can see it on me here.

 11.27.17 OOTD
LOFT Ribbed Yoke Open Cardigan, size XSP (review here) - now $29.50
LOFT Vintage Romance Blouse, size XXS regular (review here, review of size XSP here)
LOFT Leggings in Sateen Five Pocket Marisa Fit (review here)
LOFT Embossed Reversible Belt
Tory Burch Sullivan Boots (past season review here)
Click here and here to view my outfit

LOFT Ruffle Cuff Utility Blouse, size XS regular
LOFT Ruffle Cuff Utility Blouse, size XS regular (similar here)
Talbots Francesca Driving Flats (past season, new version fits snug/runs narrow) 
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This blouse is now $13.50! I was eyeing this new utility blouse due to the cute ruffle cuffs and it runs true to size. It has longer sleeves so I would need this in my usual size XSP for a shorter overall length. The material is sheer so you will need a layering cami underneath.

 LOFT Textured Pocket Open Cardigan, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This cardigan is now $16.50 after discounts! I love anything grey and I regret not getting this color in all the colors. It looks really cute on and I found that it runs true to size. I have it in the whisper white color in size XXS regular as seen here.


 LOFT Dotted Swing Cami, size XS regular
LOFT Dotted Swing Cami, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This top is now on final sale for $11.96! I ordered this dotted cami in size XXS (see size XXS on me here) but it didn't arrive in the mail on the day I tried on size XS regular. The elastic at the bust fits very loose so you can go down a size or two. The thin straps also fit very awkward and they're not at the same place as my usual bra straps which I tucked in here otherwise it looked very silly. I never wear camis without a layer so the strap placement isn't really an issue.

 LOFT Tiered Sleeve Blouse, size XS regular
LOFT Tiered Sleeve Blouse, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This blouse is now on sale for $28.46! This tiered sleeve blouse is adorable and it fits just like the mixed polkadot blouse (review of size XXS regular here and size XS here). I haven't ordered/purchased it yet but hopefully I will find it in petites to try on. I believe I need it in my usual size XSP.

 LOFT Blouson Cable Sweater, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This cable sweater is now $16.50 and it's really pretty but the wool and mohair can make it slightly itchy for some with more sensitive skin. I found that my usual size XSP has a looser fit through the body. I would probably prefer size XXS regular for a slightly longer overall length.

 LOFT Beaded Bird Sweatshirt, size XS regular
LOFT Beaded Bird Sweatshirt, size XS regular

This cute and comfy sweatshirt is now $15! Click here to view another clip from my try-on. I noticed it was also available in petite sizes but it quickly sold out. You can also see it on Devan. I looked for this top in store after seeing it on her. It runs true to size and I would have preferred my usual size XXS regular or XSP for a better fit but size XS looks cute if a bit oversized. Size XS has 21" sleeves.

 Lou & Grey Bell Sleeve Pocket Cardigan, size S regular
Lou & Grey Rainbow Chip Sweater, size XS regular  (review here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This cozy cardigan can be worn as a jacket and it's now $26.40! I saw this cardigan on Uyen in size M here and I knew had to try it on. She and I are of similar size from chatting with her via DM since she is usually 00 and XXS regular at LOFT. If you love dresses and ultra feminine and on-trend styles then you need to follow Uyen!

 LOFT Shimmer Splash Wrap Skirt, size 0P
LOFT Shimmer Splash Wrap Skirt, size 0P
LOFT Textured Bell Sleeve Sweater, size XSP (review here, review of size XS regular here
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love this shimmery skirt and it's now on sale for $18! I found that it runs true to size for LOFT. Size 0P has a 27" waist and 17.5" total length. Below is a better picture showing the gorgeous detail of the skirt.

 LOFT Shimmer Splash Wrap Skirt

 LOFT Stitchy Cable Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Stitchy Cable Sweater, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This sweater is now $18! One of my followers asked me to try on this stitchy sweater since she couldn't get to the store herself. Size XS fit me well for a relaxed and flattering fit. I'd say this sweater runs true to size. The open knit detail in the middle does show your bra so a base layer is required. It contains 25% wool but it didn't feel too itchy to me but I know many of you are weary of any sweaters containing wool. It's also available in a gorgeous red that's perfect for the holidays.

 LOFT Scalloped Pointelle Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Scalloped Pointelle Sweater, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This sweater is now $19.50! Someone abandoned this sweater at one of the tables so I decided to try it on out of curiosity. Size XS regular fit me well and I'd say that it runs true to size. The sweater is unlined so a layering cami is required. It contains 10% wool but it isn't too itchy.

LOFT Cable Shoulder Sweater in taupe heather, size XS regular
LOFT Cable Shoulder Sweater in taupe heather, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This sweater is now $11.96-$13.46 depending on the color and it runs true to size. I went with size XS regular for a more relaxed fit. Update 11/24: I washed this sweater on cold and air dried it to prevent shrinking but the sleeves are now snug on my arms. I tried to steam out the sleeves hoping to relax the material but I'm quite bummed the sleeves don't fit the same anymore. Update 1/6: I did wear this sweater one more time after this and the sleeves do stretch back out.

 LOFT Embroidered Floral Halter Top, size XS regular
LOFT Embroidered Floral Halter Top, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This embroidered top now $13.50 and it's really pretty but note that the material in the back is 100% rayon. I recommend steaming the garment (top to bottom) after it is dry if you notice the length becoming shorter between washes. Steaming helps to soften and relax the fibers and stretch it back out to it's original shape/length. Size XS fit me well so it may fit slightly smaller since I am usually size XXS and XSP at LOFT.

 LOFT Cinched Sleeve Open Blazer, size 0P
LOFT Cinched Sleeve Open Blazer, size 0P (review of size 00P here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This blazer is now on sale for $26.96! I love the machine washable material they used for this blazer since it drapes well and it's thin enough to wear comfortably under a jacket without feeling stuffy. This spring and summer favorite blazer is now available in a chic black. It's currently only available in regular missy sizes in black but hopefully the petite sizes will soon appear online. I found that it fits true to size.

 LOFT Shirttail Open Cardigan in biscuit heather, size XSP
LOFT Shirttail Open Cardigan in biscuit heather, size XSP (review of size XXSP in clay fire here)
J.Crew Sloane Cap Toe Pumps (past season, you can find the same/similar on eBay, similar)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This cardigan is now $11.97 but it's currently sold out online. I love this cardigan but when I was checking online yesterday I noticed a lot of negative reviews about pilling while wearing it and after laundering. I wore both the biscuit heather and clay fire colors this week for work but I didn't notice any pilling. I also washed both cardigans last night but they turned out fine. I put one of the cardigans in a delicates bag but both cardigans washed well. We have a gentle high efficiency front-load washer. Update 11/24: The sleeves of this cardigan do become slightly snug after washing but otherwise it washed well in a delicates bag. Update 1/29/18: Now available in other colors here!

LOFT Slim Tie Waist Custom Stretch Pants in Marisa Fit, size 00/24P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These pants are now $21 and they run one size bigger so I took size 24/00P when I am normally size 25/0P. I would recommend not freeing the pockets which are sewn shut as that will change the look of the pants. The bow belt is removable.

 LOFT Plaid Ruffle Blouse, size XSP
LOFT Plaid Ruffle Blouse, size XSP
Ann Taylor Ponte Skinny Pants, size 2P (review of size 00P here)
Ann Taylor Violetta Suede Bow Pumps (true to size, last seen here) - on final sale for $35.95
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This adorable top is now only $11.97! I love the plaid pattern and neutral fall colors of this ruffled blouse. I found the my usual size XSP to be a bit too boxy and short for my preference. I want to try this top in size XXS regular to see if that helps with the overall length. If you like this plaid print it's also available as a dress.

 LOFT Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater, size XSP
LOFT Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater, size XSP (review of size XS regular here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This cute sweater is now $16.50! I reviewed size XS regular in a previous post and found this sweater to be too long in regular missy. I found that my usual size XSP runs true to size but I didn't love this sweater on me. I prefer the similar relaxed pointelle sweater (review here) which doesn't have the cold shoulder detail.

 Lou & Grey Striped Signaturesoft Cowl Top, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This cute top is now $16.50! If you love pink and stripes then you need to try this soft top! Size XS regular was too loose on me and I can't decide if I should try size XXS or XSP. My online True Fit suggests size XXS regular. It fits true to size for a looser fit so you may want to size down for a better fit.

LOFT Sheer Dot Ruffle Blouse, size XSP
LOFT Sheer Dot Ruffle Blouse, size XSP (new arrival available in stores first)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I didn't love the overall length of size XSP on me so I would want to try it in size XXS regular if given the opportunity.  

LOFT Rib Trim Bell Sleeve Sweater, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This bell sleeve sweater is now $19.50 and it's really cute but I found that the sleeve are too voluminous especially if you need to wear a coat. It fits true to size but it has a wider, boxy fit.

 LOFT Crushed Velvet Swing Dress, size XSP
LOFT Crushed Velvet Swing Dress, size 00P (review of size 0 regular here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This dress is now on final sale for $11.97! One of my followers asked me to try on this velvet dress and I previously reviewed size 0 regular here. I came across the dress in petites so I tried it on for comparison. I found that the arm holes are cut very high so they dig into my armpits in my usual size 0P. The material is soft so it's not too bothersome. I don't love this dress on me but it's definitely a cute holiday dress. Note that the care instructions say dry clean only.

LOFT Striped Ottoman Flare Dress, size 2P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted this striped dress but I haven't found size 0P to try (see size 0P on Su by swiping left in her post). I found size 2P to try but it's too roomy through the waist and hips. I'm pretty sure I need size 0P since Su and I are the same size. I ordered it today on final sale for $15.88. Update 1/6: I received size 0P yesterday but it's still slightly loose on me. I'm not sure if size 00P would be too snug or just right. It's very loose fitting in the empire waist.

 LOFT Spiced Stripe Flounce Shirtdress, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

LOFT has been heavily promoting this bold and bright stripe dress and it's a blogger favorite as seen on @bohostylefile. I found that this dress runs big since sizing down to size XXSP still fits like a loose and comfortable size XSP.

 LOFT Mock Neck Swing Sweater Dress, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This simple black mock neck dress was on my wishlist and the sizing runs one size bigger. Size XXSP fits like size XSP or XXS regular. The overall length is very long and has a modest hemline. See this dress styled by Liz here and here.

 LOFT Mock Neck Swing Sweater Dress, size XXSP

This sweater dress is now $11.96. It's made of a thinner material and it runs one size bigger. Size XXSP fits like size XSP.

LOFT V-Neck Swing Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT V-Neck Swing Sweater, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This sweater is now $13.50! Su recommended this comfy v-neck swing sweater. Size XS regular has a very generous fit. I would recommend going down at least two sizes for the best fit. I ordered XXSP as seen here but it was still too wide and too much material so I ended up returning it.

LOFT Split Tie Sleeve Top, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This top is now $10.50! I had high hopes for this split tie sleeve top but it runs large. Size XXSP still fits like a loose fitting size XSP. I would suggest sizing down for a better fit. This would be a cute top for the spring.

 LOFT Cougar Floral Smocked Ruffle Tie Neck Shell, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This top is now $15! I love this fun cougar print for the fall and I finally found XSP to try on but unfortunately the overall length is too short for my preference so I believe I would need size XXS regular for the longer length. The top is has a wider fit but drapes well. See size XXS regular style by Christy.

 LOFT Hibiscus Shirred Blouse, size XXSP

This floral print blouse is now $11.96. It runs about one size bigger and I found that the side slits at the curved shirttail hem are cut a bit higher than I prefer. This issue could be unique to size XXSP which is cut for someone with the shortest torso.

 LOFT Floral Pleated Flounce Dress, size XXSP
LOFT Floral Pleated Flounce Dress, size XXSP
Vince Camuto Franell Bootie in wild mushroom verona (true to size)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This dress is now $11.06! I found that it runs about one size bigger since size XXSP fits like size XSP. It is fully lined and the slip is attached by a small string on both sides so it will stay in place. I did find the straps of the inner lining/slip to be a bit long so my bra was peeking through. The overall length in XXSP petites is a bit shorter than I'm comfortable with but I believe size XSP may be too loose. I'll have to try on XSP in a future visit to compare the fit and overall length.

 LOFT Textured Cowlneck Tunic Sweater, size XXSP
LOFT Textured Cowlneck Tunic Sweater, size XXSP (review of size XSP here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love the subtle texture of this tunic sweater which looked amazing on the associate in store so I had to try it on for size. Unfortunately the overall length is a a bit too long on me (I'm 5' 2.5") and it's was also a bit too body hugging on my behind. The sleeves were also too long so I had to cuff them once. I ended up trying on size XSP here but I bought size XS regular by accident and returned it without exchanging it for size XSP.

 LOFT Bird Stripe Ruffle Cuff Top, size XXS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This striped top is now $12 and it has a very similar fit as the older ruffle cuff top as seen here which I also took in size XXS regular. I don't love the longer, shapeless fit on me so I'll be returning it but the embroidered floral and bird detail is beautiful and unique.

 LOFT Lace Bell Sleeve Tee, size XSP
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

Su was interested in this new lace top so I tried it on for size and found that it runs true to size. The lace is not scratchy, it's very beautiful and well made and the sleeves are not too long in petites.

 LOFT Sateen Utility Jacket in plum preserve, size XS regular
LOFT Sateen Utility Jacket in plum preserve, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This jacket is now $26.96! Su asked me to try on this jacket since she was interested in this color for fall. Unlike the blue version (review here) this one has a more generous fit through the body and I'd say that it runs one size bigger. I would suggest sizing down for a better fit.

 LOFT Heart Stripe Ballet Neck Tee, size XS regular
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

This tee is now only $6! I wanted this striped tee when it popped up online but since it didn't come in petites I never ordered it. I tried on size XS regular and I found that it runs true to size. I wish this tee was offered in petites since the overall length is too long on me. The fit and length of this tee is similar to LOFT's popular vintage soft tees.

 LOFT Paisley Lace Sleeve Blouse, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This blouse is now a steal for $3.86! I ordered this gorgeous blouse after seeing it on @thedoubletakegirls. Their style is very feminine and dressy and I love the paisley print, lace details and floaty material but I can't see myself reaching for this top very much so I'll be returning size XXSP which I received in the mail. I'd say this top fits true to size to one size larger.

 LOFT Striped Ruffle Cold Shoulder Tee, size S regular
LOFT Striped Ruffle Cold Shoulder Tee, size S regular (review of size XS here)

This ruffle cold shoulder top now $10.50 has a snug fit so I tried on size S regular since I had previously tried on size XS regular. Size S was too loose and long on me so I probably need this top in size XSP or SP for the best fit.

 LOFT Striped Boyfriend Sweater, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This sweater is now $12! I saw that Su tried on this sweater here and I was curious about it too since the bold colors are perfect for fall. Size XXSP fits like size XSP. The material fit a bit scratchy sine it contains both wool and mohair but it's tolerable if you don't have sensitive skin. I didn't like that the pink colorblock across the chest was see through where you can see the outline of my bra so base layer is recommended.

LOFT Flecked Ribbed Swing Sweater, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I had high hopes for this ribbed swing sweater and I ordered it in size XSP which you can see on me here. I also tried on size XS regular above and I'd say that this sweater is very loose fitting in the regular missy sizes but my usual size XSP fit as expected. The swing sleeves are wide/loose.

 Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Back Twist Top, size XS regular
LOFT Performance Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 26/2P (note that I ended up getting these jeans in size 27/4P)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This top is now on sale for $16.50! The twist in the back of this top looks like a bow as seen here. Unfortunately the back slit is a bit too low so my bra strap was showing and I had to pass on this top. Size XS regular has a swingy fit and runs wide as seen by the excess material on the sides.

 LOFT Patch Pocket Cardigan, size XS regular
LOFT Patch Pocket Cardigan, size XS regular

This cozy cardigan is now $15 and it was on my fall wishlist and I found that it runs true to size. I love this brilliant sunflower color as well as the light neutral heather color.

 LOFT Mockneck Short Sleeve Sweater, size XS regular
LOFT Mockneck Short Sleeve Sweater, size XS regular (review here)
Ann Taylor Pearlized Flower Bangle
Gap Jeans (old, similar here, here and here)
Cuyana Mini Chain Saddle Bag in quartz (c/o, available in suede here)
Bandolino Mikea Sandals (old)
Click here to view the clip for my outfit of the day

I love this mockneck sweater and even though it contains 28% wool I don't find it to be scratchy except for the mockneck which touches my neck. It also laundered well for me on cold wash and laid flat to dry (we have a front load, high efficiency washer). I took size XS regular for a loose but still flattering fit since my preferred size XXS regular sold out online.

 LOFT Striped Mockneck Short Sleeve Sweater, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This sweater is now $5.86! I had to try on size XSP for comparison after seeing this striped version on Su. Size XSP does fit me better but I prefer the longer sleeve length of size XS regular since I occasionally have KP flare ups.

 LOFT Floral Flutter Midi Dress, size XXSP

This dress is now on final sale for $23.96! This floral mini dress reminds of the yellow version from last year. I prefer this year's modest v-neck to last year's split-neck neckline. The dress runs one size big since size XXSP fits like size XSP. Refer to this clip for another view of the dress on me. The dress is unlined but the dark navy color should prevent it from being see through.

LOFT Sailor Leggings, size XSP
Click here and here to view the clip from my try-on

These leggings are now on sale for $12! When LOFT posted these stirrups on their feed they generated a lot of negative reaction from everyone. I am skeptical about the stirrups trend but they would tuck into tall boots neatly so they do serve a purpose. These run very tight in the calves so if you have larger calves then you may want to size up so you won't get your circulation cut off while wearing them. They're so snug they feel like you're wearing Spanx since you have to peel them off. I'd say they run true to size/one size smaller depending on how snug you prefer to wear your leggings.

 Lou & Grey Zen Bounce Upstate Sweatpants, size XSP

These sweatpants are now on sale for $18-19.50! Size XSP runs true to size to a bit loose fitting but in a comfortable way. It has a 28" waist and 24" inseam which is a bit short on me. My bunny slippers are from last year but Forever 21 always makes the cutest slippers.

 LOFT Lace Striped Puff Sleeve Tee, size XXS regular
Click here to view a close of of the top

This tee is now on sale for $9! I was curious about this striped top with the lace details so I ordered it to try even though it was only available in regular missy. It runs very long and loose but I decided to keep it against the majority opinion that I should return it. I tried to shrink it for under 15 minutes on medium heat. It now fits me a bit better but the lace detail bunched up a bit since the overall length shrunk. I was able to steam out the lace so that it lays flat against the shirt.

 My Favorite LOFT Jewelry
LEFT to RIGHT:

 LOFT Layered Pave Initial Necklace

This necklace is on sale for only $6! Click here to view a close up and click here to view the necklace on me. I love this set because these two delicate necklaces layer well together and they're the perfect minimalist amount of sparkle when worn alone. The tiny sparkler is 14-16" and the initial pendant is 16"-18" to accommodate various necklines. As with all costume jewelry they will tarnish with wear so you may want to get a backup for later.

 LOFT Crystal Floral Leaf Statement Necklace
Click here to see the necklace on me

Ann Taylor - Get 40% off full-price styles (use code SHOP40) and get up to 70% off sale styles. I recently signed up for ShopRunner and I have been enjoying the free 2-day shipping (and returns) on minimum orders of $25+. You also get free returns but so far I've been making my returns in stores. Being a member of ShopRunner allows me to buy exactly what I want on sale without adding filler items to my shopping cart. This is not an ad and I'm just sharing since I enjoy the service. I signed up for ShopRunner via PayPal which means I can enjoy a free membership for two years. ShopRunner is also a complimentary service for AmEx and Mastercard holders.

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

Starting Fresh for 2017
Hanging Wall Calendar ($3 from Target Dollar Spot)
Exact Notebook from T.J. Maxx
Exact Jewelry Shadowbox from Homesense (similar)

I wanted to quickly reflect on 2017 since it's my best year in terms of blogging milestones. I started the year with a LOFT Instagram takeover and I'm ending 2017 with many of you that continue to come back and read my LOFT reviews. Thank you so much for your continued support! I've never felt more connected and motivated when I post on my blog and Instagram stories than in this past year.

I only blog part-time since I have a full-time job but I finally reached over 75,000 monthly page views in November and I finally made over $100,000 in lifetime sales commissions (almost half of my commissions are from this year alone) since I joined rewardStyle in June 2014. I started this blog in 2012 but I didn't post consistently until after my wedding in September 2014.

Most recently I've been posting about once a week on www.whatjesswore.com but I try to show up on Instagram stories daily. This year I've struggled to find a healthy balance between blogging, social media and respecting my free-time. I hope to bring my better self in 2018 and I look forward to finding renewed motivation and inspiration. 

In 2017, @whatjesswore grew organically by almost 4,000 followers and about 1/4 were from my LOFT Instagram takeover. Social Blade is a great online tool for checking your growth. I also had the highest monthly page views (75,000+) and sessions (25,000+) in November and I hope to sustain and grow my page views next year.

My Insta Shop is a new page I created this year to shop the looks I share via LIKEtoKNOW.it. It quickly became the most popular and most visited page followed by my dialy Sale Alerts page. My home page remains the top way my readers prefer to check for the latest updates on my blog.

My most clicked item in 2017 are these white jeans:

Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P
Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25/0P (now on final sale for $15.95, review here)
Current season recommendation: LOFT Modern Destructed Skinny Jeans in White
Note: Click the picture for full outfit details

Top 10 items (by clicks):



The most purchased item and coincidentally the item that earned me the most commissions was this cardigan:

LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular
LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XS regular (past season, similar here
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Top 10 items (by sales):



Thanks so much for reading! See you in 2018!
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