Sale Alerts + Weekly Fitting Room Reviews what jess wore

January 25, 2018

Sale Alerts + Weekly Fitting Room Reviews

 LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular

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 LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular

LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular (review here and below)
LOFT Lacy Criss Cross Strappy Cami, size XXSP (review below)
J.Crew Elsie Suede Pumps (past season, current season colors)

 Lou & Grey Bell Sleeve Pocket Cardigan, size S regular
Lou & Grey Bell Sleeve Pocket Cardigan, size S regular (review here)
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Drawstring Cowl Top, size XS regular (review here)
LOFT Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans in Destructed Light Stonewash, size 25/0P (past season, similar here which was reviewed here)
Click here to view the outfit on me

 Sam Edelman Jeanne Crossbody

I ordered this half moon shaped Sam Edelman Jeanne crossbody bag the other day and I already received it today. I found that the strap was too long and the bag is too structured for my preference. It's now only $85 and if you sign up for emails you'll receive a welcome code (within minutes) for an extra 10% off making it only $76.50 (originally $228). Note: I linked to a few other retailers but the first link is the best price for the bag. I'll try to share a picture of the bag one me when I can take a picture in good lighting. In the meantime you can see this bag on Sabrina.


LOFT - Get 40% off everything. Cardmembers get 50% off everything. Use code LOVEIT. Also get 60% off winter faves and an extra 50% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online.

Since 'no code is needed' on the select full-price styles in the winter faves section you can use code INSIDER586 for an extra $25 off full-price promotional items if your shopping cart is $100+ before you apply the code. Cardmembers can use code COZY30 (expires soon on January 27, 2018) for an extra 30% off your entire purchase applicable on select full-price styles in the winter faves section and sale styles marked 'no code needed'. For example, both this stripe mixed rib sweater (review here) and this lacy blouson top, size XXSP (review here) are now $15.26 for cardmembers after 60% off 'no code needed' combined with the COZY30 discount.

Note: The shopping cart only takes one code at checkout. The INSIDER586 and COZY30 codes both exclude full-price Lou & Grey styles.

When applying INSIDER586 and COZY30 you may see an error that says 'Promo code has been applied to order but current items in bag are not eligible'. Proceed to the order summary page to review the order. The shopping cart will apply the promo code savings on the Order Summary page when you review your order and right before you place the order.

Lastly, use this tip on  how to get FREE shipping on orders of $50+ (old post so please ignore the sale alert in the post). If you're new to using this shopping tip please consider clicking on any LOFT link on my blog before you place your order. I only receive credit for the sales I influence if my link is the last one you clicked on before making a purchase.

Ann Taylor - Get 50% off full-price tops and sweaters (use code TOPITOFF) and get an extra 50% off sale styles. Valid in stores and online.


 LOFT New Arrivals

Remember this grey ruffled cold shoulder tee (review here)? It's now available in navy and light blue! Check out these pre-spring new arrivals at LOFT: 


 LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular
Previously reviewed here

I wanted this cardigan in olive but it quickly sold out online. A few of the online reviewers say that this cardigan runs large but it ran true to size for me in size XS regular. I am usually size XSP or XXS regular at LOFT but this cardigan fit me like the model in the online stock image. The sleeves are slightly loose and not too baggy but long sleeve tops bunch up when I try to layer underneath as mentioned in my previous review here.

 LOFT Lacy Criss Cross Strappy Cami, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This lacy cami is the same length as this old gathered cami I have in size XXS regular as seen here. I'd say that this cami fits one size larger since size XXSP fits like size XSP/XXS regular. The length is longer so it covers the front and backside like I prefer. It's also double lined so it's not sheer. I loe the pretty criss cross detail in the back.

 LOFT Performance Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 27/4P (review here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on, see a closeup of the wash here

I wear these denim leggings all the time and they're now on final sale. As mentioned at the top of my post cardmembers can use COZY30 on sale items marked 'no code needed' making these $20.96. I have three pairs of these jeans and two pairs have the same inseam while one pair came with a slightly longer inseam. They're very stretchy and comfortable and I personally had to go up two sizes if you check out my previous review here which includes measurements for sizes 26/2P. I have a skinny fat body type so I have a wider waist and chicken legs so these jeans fit me well without any sagging.

 LOFT Floral Embroidered Stripe Vintage Soft Tee, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

See a comparison of this vintage soft tee compared with a similar past season version here. Size XSP fits true to size for a relaxed fit. The shirttail hem curves up on the sides as you can see in the right photo. The material isn't too sheer so it's not see through. The sleeves are shorter and smaller than some may prefer. I decided to return this top since I felt it was a bit short on me. Perhaps I need to try size XXS regular for a longer overall length.

 LOFT Mixed Rib Flare Sleeve Sweater, size XXS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted to try this sweater for a while and I finally ordered size XXS regular but I found that it was too boxy short and the sleeves were also too short on me. This sweater is petite friendly due to the shorter overall length. You can see size XXS petite on Annie (5') and I believe she usually prefers 20" sleeves while I usually prefer 23-24" sleeves and I'm 5' 2.5" for reference.

I also ordered this Lou & Grey soft ribbed dolman sweater to try in size XXS regular but it fit so boxy wide that I would say it fits one to two sizes larger (size XXS regular fit like size S regular). I apologize but I don't have any pictures of it since the generous fit was laughable on me. The bell sleeves were also very wide.

 LOFT Bell Sleeve Peplum Blouse, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I reviewed this blouse in my previous post here but I wanted to share a better look at this blouse in good lighting. Size XXSP fit like a loose size XSP and the material is very sheer despite being lined so a base layer is recommended. Unfortunately the petite sizes of clean cami were too long on me so I returned it. I didn't feel that the petites fit any different compared to the regular missy sizes in the overall length. I've been meaning to get some of my camis shortened but I just couldn't justify the cost but it may be time to bite the bullet. I got two of these silk camis shortened last year for $20 each. I'm currently eyeing these v-neck camisoles from J.Crew as they look very promising too with the adjustable straps. 

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

This striped sweater is so cute but it does run very long in overall length in the regular missy sizes. You can see size XS regular on Courtney who is 5'4" and she seems to have a longer torso than me. This sweater has a relaxed fit and fits true to size. I would need to try this sweater in petites for a shorter overall length.

 LOFT Modern Destructed Skinny Jeans in Dark Stonewash, size 25/0P
Click here (uncuffed) and here (cuffed once) to view the clip from my try-on

Su recommended these distressed jeans so I tried them on out of curiosity. I found that they run true to my usual size 25/0P at LOFT. The material is slightly stiff and they don't have a lot of stretch to them but the distressing is on point. The inseam is slightly longer so you can cuff them if you need a shorter inseam so that they look cute with flats and sandals.

 LOFT Floral Stripe Two In One Sweatshirt, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This top is made of a thinner sweatershirt material on top which I was surprised about when I felt it because it looks like a thicker sweatshirt from afar. This top has a very relaxed fit so if I would recommend sizing down for a better fit. Size XS regular fit more like size S regular. The floral and stripe print shirttail hem is a really cute detail.

 LOFT Button Shoulder Satin Shell, size XXSP
LOFT Button Shoulder Satin Shell, size XXSP (review of size XSP in navy here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I finally found the white color of this top to try and I'm happy to report that it's not too sheer. The ruffles around the neck and the button details on the shoulders are really cute. This top has a more relaxed fit so I was able to fit into a size down but my usual size XSP (reviewed here in navy) was a better length on me.

 LOFT Textured Shirttail Sweater, size XSP
Vince Camuto Franell Knotched Bootie in wild mushroom verona

I admittedly ordered this sweater out of curiosity since I helped one of my followers stalk it in her size. Size XSP has a longer overall length so I found that it fits more like size SP or XS regular. At first I didn't love this sweater on me but I decided to keep it since it's a good basic sweater and I have a weakness for white sweaters. The shirttail hem is longer so it covers front and backside nicely.

 LOFT Poppy Bloom Tie Neck Bell Sleeve Dress, size XXSP
Ann Taylor Charlie Patent Bow Pumps (past season)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I tried this floral print dress in size XXSP which fits like size XSP due to the very stretchy elastic waist. The overall length isn't as modest as I prefer but it passes the fingertip test on me. The v-neck isn't too low and revealing in the petite sizes. I'm on the fence about keeping this dress and I'll try it on again before I make up my mind.

 Palla Handbags
Both bags gifted by Palla Handbags
Click here to view a close up of the bags

My A-bag plus is now on sale for $114.95 on Amazon (it's usually $172 on! Refer to my review here.

 K-bag petit

The K-bag petit is also on sale for $99.95 but note the mini size of this bag. It is an open style with no closure to protect your things inside. I have an iPhone 8 Plus and I struggle to fit my phone inside this petit (mini) size. My regular size iPhone 6S (for work) fits just fine though. I do wish I chose this style in the larger size so I could fit my things more easily. I asked Palla Handbags why the K-bag on the US site doesn't include the shoulder strap as seen on their Korean site but I haven't heard back just yet.

 K-bag petit in wine

Both bags were gifted from Palla Handbags. Their minimalist bags are made of 100% leather. If you like Palla's handbags please use my code @WHATJESSWORE for 15% off your purchase on I would love to know which style you choose! Select styles are available on Amazon but my discount code only works on Palla's direct website. However, their current Amazon sale good through the month of February is the best one I've seen thus far.  

  K-bag petit in wine

Happy shopping!


  1. Cute bags. I love scoring a great deal on jeans at Loft. I'm lucky to live near one so I can try on in-store.

    1. Thanks Karrie! That's awesome! I am looking for new jeans for the fall and LOFT legging jeans are my favorite.

  2. Cute finds and cute mini bag! Was just at a Loft today.

  3. Thanks Vicky! I hope you found sound cute things on sale to bring home with you!



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