Happy holidays! It’s been a hectic week of prepping for the upcoming holidays and time off. I really appreciate your support this year and every year if you are a long-time reader! My blog and Instagram continues to be a space where I enjoy sharing my daily outfits and fit advice as well as the best deals for shopping at LOFT and my other favorite retailers. I couldn’t keep showing up without your continued support. Thank you for understanding and sharing my LOFT obsession!
Without further ado, here are some recent outfits and try-ons that I’ve shared in my Instagram stories. Thank you for your patience as I raun into some delay in getting out this post due to family staying with us through Christmas. I’ve been trying to blog about once a week as my schedule permits. I started to update my Instagram links page with daily updates since I don’t like to rush my blog posts but I still wanted a way to keep in touch. I remain most active on my Instagram stories and you can now watch Instagram stories from your computer!
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LOFT Boucle Drawstring Sweater, size XS regular (review below)
LOFT Outlet Plaid Skirt, size 0P (26″ waist, 19″ total length, more styling ideas here)
This K-Bag is gifted from Palla Handbags. Use code @whatjesswore for 15% off your purchase.I’ve been into mini bags this year and I love the minimalist shape and design of this bag. I do wish it had a crossbody strap.
50% off everything at LOFT is still going strong! Since no code is needed today you can use code RIGHTNOW for an extra 10% off in store pick up or use code INSIDER384 for an extra $25 off full-price promotional orders of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey). Finally, refer to my old blog post here to find out how to get free shipping on orders of $50+. This mixed polka dot blouse is now available in petites! Thanks to @brittanymaustin for the heads up! Refer to my review of size XXS regular here and size XS here. Please check out my latest sales picks via my Insta Shop and here:
Get 50% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor. Use code THATSAWRAP. Get an extra 10% off your in-store purchase. There are even better deals I shared in this blog post in case you want to take advantage of them. Shop my sales picks here.
Check out my recent purchases here.
QUICK POLL & FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
Before I dive into my weekly try-ons I would appreciate it if you could take the following quick two question survey. This year I’ve been including a link to the accompanying video clip(s) below each picture but I believe many of my readers may be missing the video clips (like the one below) altogether if I don’t embed them directly within my posts. Thank you in advance for your time and feedback!
Reader Poll: Do you like to see pictures or video clips on https://t.co/ko04CnTvEg fitting room reviews?
— Jess (@whatjesswore) December 23, 2017
Ann Taylor Houndstooth Ann Cardigan, size SP
Aritzia Everly Camisole, size XXS regular (past season, similar)
I ordered this houndstooth cardigan on a whim when I was browsing Ann Taylor’s sale last week while it was 60% off. I prefer my cardigans to be looser in the sleeves for easier layering and body skimming so I went up a size for comfort. Otherwise I’d say that this cardigan fits true to size. The wave detail on the placket caught my eye and as another online reviewer noted the thicker material of this cardigan allows it to substitute as a light jacket.
LOFT Mixed Stripe Top, size XS regular
I love the play on stripes with this top which is a thicker material. It runs true to size and I just re-ordered my usual size XXS regular since XS regular is a bit loose on me.
LOFT Wrap Tunic Sweater, size XXSP
I saw this sweater in store on the mannequin and I ordered size XXSP to try since it looked like it ran big. Size XXSP is still loose on me so I’m leaning towards returning it. I would suggest sizing down for the best fit. The design and drape of this sweater may add unwanted bulk to your hips.
Click here and here to view size XXS regular on me. Petite style no. 458435 and at this time petites is only available in stores first. It may look like petites is sold out online but I’m pretty certain that LOFT hasn’t released the petite sizes for purchase online since I first spotted this jacket. This jacket runs true to size but the sleeves are very long in the regular missy sizes (size XS regular had 26″ sleeves). In contrast, the petite sleeve length is 23″ inches which is a bit short on me since I have longer arms than some of my fellow petites. Update 1/11/18: I wore size XXS regular today but I regret buying this jacket since it is prone to pilling and size XSP would have been a better fit.
LOFT Shirred Dolman Tee, size M regular
I grabbed this cute t-shirt to try on under the moto jacket since I was wearing a sweater that day. I’ve seen this pop back in various sizes and I found that it fits true to size. Size M’s neckline was too loose on me so I would have preferred this in my usual size XXS. I’m not sure how I missed this tee until now but then I realized it’s an online exclusive.
LOFT Outlet Plaid Skirt, size 0P
I really wanted this wrap when I tried it on in store but I waited for a better sale to order it online when it was 60% off and ‘no code needed’. It’s a very oversized fit but it’s the perfect layer for the office since I’m always cold.
I tried on this sweater again since I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I ordered it last week when it was 50% off, plus an extra 10% off and I also used code INSIDER384 for an extra $25 off $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey). You can see the wine color in size XSP on Su.
LOFT Faux Sherpa Vest, size XS regular
I tried on this sherpa vest since one of my Instagarm followers asked me to try it on. It fits true to size for a relaxed fit. Due to the more open style you can size down if you want a closer fit. See the true color here. It’s not pure white and more of a dingy off white white a grey cast to it.
LOFT Plaid Fringe Poncho, size XS/S
The neutral colors of this poncho are really pretty but the cut isn’t very flattering at the hips with the excess material especially if you have a smaller frame. I would suggest sizing down for a more flattering fit.
LOFT Blouson Coat, size XS regular
This blouson coat was surprisingly petite friendly due to the shorter bracelet length sleeves (21.5″ at the highest dip). Unfortunately the color is more of a cream color with a pale yellow undertone so I passed on this coat. The blouson sleeves are unique if you want a slightly trendy winter white coat. The material has a good weight to it too.
LOFT Beaded Bird Sweatshirt, size XS regular
Click here to view another clip from my try-on. I noticed it was available in petite sizes this morning but it quickly sold out again. 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.
LOFT Boucle Drawstring Sweater, size XS regular
I wanted this sweater in size XXS regular but I missed out on my preferred size so I bought size XS regular despite the longer sleeves. It’s admittedly a lot itchier than most of the other sweaters I own. I wore it for a full day today but I don’t ever recall being quite this itchy before so I regret buying this sweater. See it styled by Lilly. Perhaps I’ll try to layer something underneath it to make it more bearable.
LOFT Wide Cuff Utility Blouse, size XSP
This is a gorgeous red blouse that is very versatile. I found that it fits true to size in my usual size XSP. The petite item number is 455464 but similar to a few other petite items the petite sizes are only available for purchase in-stores first. See size XXSP on Akhila.
I love this bell sleeve sweater in red more than the white version I reviewed here. It actually took me three order attempts to secure my size in this red sweater. I ended up ordering size XXS regular and size XS regular but my usual size XXS regular had shorter sleeves and it wasn’t as loose as I preferred so I am looking forward to receiving size XS regular in the mail. I found that this sweater has a relaxed fit so some people may not like the wider fit at the chest and/or have issues with the sleeve length. Update 12/26: I would recommend passing on this sweater. I just washed it and the weave is falling apart at the seams near the collar. I’m so disappointed in the quality on this one.
I love the wash of these jeans but they do not have a lot of stretch. I personally prefer jeans with a bit of stretch to them. Nevertheless my usual size 25/0P fit true to size and the petite inseam on these are perfect. For reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and 110 pounds.
This sweater dress is made of a thinner material and it runs one size bigger. Size XXSP fits like size XSP.
LOFT Plaid Blouson Sleeve Top, size XS regular
This red plaid top is the perfect holiday top but it’s currently sold out online. You may still be able to find in store stock for this top if you head to your nearest LOFT. I prefer the longer overall length of the regular missy sizes but the sleeves are too long. I found that it fits true to size.
LOFT Plaid Blouson Sleeve Top, size SP
LOFT Gradual Stripe Sweater, size XSP
If you like stripes then you may want to try on this top. It’s a tunic length so it covers the front and backside nicely. I found that it runs true to size after trying on size XSP and SP for comparison.
LOFT Gradual Stripe Sweater, size SP
LOFT Fringe Tweed Pocket Shift Skirt, size XXS regular
Ann Taylor Violetta Suede Bow Pumps (true to size)
Click here to view another clip from my try-on. I really wanted this tweed pocket skirt to work but the elastic waistband was a bit too loose on me. I also felt that the pocket placement didn’t do my straight figure any favors. The tweed is unlined and it has no structure to it so it doesn’t flatter my behind which I prefer to be covered anyway as seen by my styling idea below. This skirt would be more flattering on those with a bit more curves.
LOFT Cinched Sleeve Swing Dress, size XSP
Click here to view another close up. I had high hopes for this cinched sleeve dress but I found that it runs a bit big but not large enough to size down. The cinched sleeves are also a bit snug on my arms but they’re not uncomfortable. I wasn’t a fan of the thin and worn looking material which seems prone to pilling.
LOFT Mixed Chevron Sweater, size XSP
This chevron sweater is really cute and it runs true to size. I would prefer size XXS regular for a longer overall length. It’s currently on final sale.
I wanted to make these corduroy pants work but the petite inseam was only 25″ which is too short for my preference. I found that the petite sizes run about once size smaller in the waist but the pant legs were too loose on me causing the material to bunch in an unflattering way.
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Update 1/7/18: 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
Lou & Grey Drop & Roll Cardigan, size XS/S petite (past season)
LOFT Mixed Floral Lace Shell, size XXSP (past season)
These popular ball drop earrings are back in stock! Click here to see them on me.
Ly recommended these aviators to me since she mentioned that they are perfect for Asian features. I found that they don’t cut into my cheeks. The quality is decent for the sale price.
Ly also recommended this cute matching thermal se and I wanted the polar bear print below but I still haven’t been able to find the matching bottoms in size XS. I was skeptical whether or not I would like this fair isle print but it’s so cute on. Size S regular fits like size MP for the tops. I’m surprised by how warm they are without being bulky.
Old Navy Womens Thermal Crew-Neck Tee For Women, size S regular
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