LOFT & Ann Taylor Reviews | what jess wore

March 06, 2018

LOFT & Ann Taylor Reviews

LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular

I love outfits that make you feel comfortable and this tank was a great sale find last weekend when it was an extra 60% off sale styles at Ann Taylor (I snagged it for $16). Update 3/20: I ended up reordering this tank in size XSP for a slightly shorter overall length but it fits a tad loose so I ended up reordering size XXSP (review here).



OUTFIT DETAILS
LOFT Rib Trim Pocket Open Cardigan, size XS regular (review here)
Ann Taylor Stepped Hem Tank, size XXS regular (XXSP review here)
LOFT Modern Skinny Chewed Hem Jeans in Bright Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P  (review here, review of the dark wash here)
J.Crew Elsie Suede Pumps (past season kraft brown color, similar here)
Click here to view a video clip of the outfit

SALE ALERTS

Today is the first Tuesday of the month. If you're a cardmember you automatically save an extra 15% off at checkout (no code needed) at both LOFT and Ann Taylor!

LOFT - Get 40% off you your purchase with code PREVIEW NEWNOW. FYI. FEB419CC is still working for an extra $50 off $100+ full-price items as mentioned in this post. It's currently the better code if you place a smaller order close the $100 before the extra $50 off and/or if you stack it with the pants and jeans which are still on promotion for $25 off and 'no code needed'. You can also earn double points when you use your LOFT or Ann Taylor card.

Shop my sales picks here:



LOVELOFT cardmembers get an extra $15 off your entire purchase in-stores or online when you use your LOVELOFT card and code LOFT15. Excludes full-price Lou & Grey. Valid 2/14/18-3/31/18. You can save this offer to your mobile wallet by texting LOFT15 to 28162. Read the fine print here. Despite the fine print I noticed that this code only works online if the shopping cart is at least $50+. The code works on both full-price styles and sale styles which are currently 50% off. You will see the savings applied when you 'review order' and before you 'place order'. Note: The shopping cart only accepts one code at checkout.

Ann Taylor - Cardmembers get 40% off your purchase with code PREVIEW FRIENDS40. FYI. You can use the better code which is FRIENDS10 for an extra 10% off (valid 3/6 with your Ann Taylor or LOFT card*, otherwise valid 3/7-3/12). Exclusions apply with this extra code and you can refer to the fine print here. Special thanks to Lilly for sharing this code. You can also earn triple points when you use your Ann Taylor or LOFT card. Note: The shopping cart only accepts one code at checkout.

Shop my sales picks here:



Update 3/7: I'm excited to partner with Ann Taylor in this new blog post. Please check it out as I would really appreciate your support.

*Su kindly tested and confirmed that the PREVIEW code is working for her on LOFT.com and the FRIENDS10 code is working on AnnTaylor.com today even though she is not a cardmember.

REVIEWS

Ann Taylor Stepped Hem Tank, size XXS regular
Ann Taylor Stepped Hem Tank, size XXS regular
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I'm 5'2.5" so this tank is tunic length on me but I don't mind the longer length since it covers my front and backside which I prefer and the v-neck is not too low and revealing. It's also double lined and drapes like a dream. I took my usual size XXS regular and I found that it fits true to size. It also came in off white but the colorway sold out.

Ann Taylor Contrast Stitch Tee, size XXS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I also ordered this tee for $16 during last week's flash sale. It is slightly sheer and it drapes well for a relaxed fit. I didn't like how loose it was on my smaller chest so I decided to return it. You can probably size down if you want a closer fit.

LOFT Lace Dot Peplum Blouse, size XS regular
LOFT Lace Dot Peplum Blouse, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This blouse was at the top of my wishlist from the moment I spotted it in the new arrivals online. It has a loose but flattering and forgiving fit. I noticed that the regular missy size runs short and size XS has a 23" length and  petite-friendly sleeves which I measured at 21.5". It's fully lined so it's not sheer and I like that the v-neck is not too low and revealing. I ordered size XXS and I can't wait to get it in the mail.

LOFT Frayed Denim Swing Jacket, size XSP
Click here (uncuffed) and here (cuffed) to view the clips from my try-on

I tried on this denim jacket a few weeks ago and I just realized that I forgot to share it on my blog. It's a good medium wash and cropped fit and I found that it fits true to size in my usual size XSP. The bottom hem is not as distressed as the online stock image makes it out to be.

 LOFT Embroidered Chambray Bell Sleeve Top, size XXSP
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I also tried on this embroidered top a few weeks ago on the same day that I tried on the denim jacket above but I forgot to post it right away because it was new in stores first. Size XXSP fits like size XSP but the sleeves may be slightly more snug than some prefer. It will look really cute in the spring and summer with white jeans and shorts.

LOFT First Blush Shell, size XXS regular
LOFT First Blush Shell, size XXS regular
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I was curious about this first blush shell when I spotted it online. Unfortunately this top runs really long similar to the stepped hem tank I reviewed at the top of this post. I wasn't a fan of the peaches and pink colors on me so I returned it. It's a cute top, fully lined and it's a great overall length for taller ladies too. It runs true to size to slightly larger for a loose swingy fit. The top lace band across the chest was a bit snug when I moved around even on my smaller chest. Some people may find the top lace band to be uncomfortable and/or unflattering especially if they have a larger chest. Lastly, the shoulder straps come in a bit more than I prefer so you'll have to tuck in your bra straps to keep them from showing.

LOFT Ruffle Cuff Jacket, size XXS regular
LOFT Ruffle Cuff Jacket, size XXS regular
Old Navy Relaxed Mariner Stripe Tee, size S petite (review here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This ruffle cuff jacket looked so cute when I spotted it in the new arrivals section online but the color in the online stock image is misleading. Here is a closeup of the sea green color which I found hard to match with a lot of items in my closet. The fit, sizing and linen material reminds me of my favorite white jacket from a few years ago which I had reviewed here. Size XXS regular fits more like size XS regular. The measurements of size XXS regular are:

20.5" sleeves
14" shoulders
20" length
35.5" chest
35.5" along the bottom hem (for a boxy fit)

LOFT Bell Sleeve Peplum Blouse, size XXSP
LOFT Bell Sleeve Peplum Blouse, size XXSP (review of the white version here and here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This navy peplum top (review of the white color here) is so gorgeous. I took size XXSP which fits like size XSP. Unlike the white colorway he navy color is not fully lined but it's not see through since the polyester material is darker and thicker in the body.

LOFT Knit Hoodie, size XXS regular
LOFT Knit Hoodie, size XXS regular (review of size XS regular here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I received size XXS regular in this knit hoodie after I returned size XS regular last week. The material is clingy at the waist and hips and it makes me feel self conscious even though it fits true to size for a relaxed fit. I kept this hoodie but I prefer the looser fit of size XS regular which I reviewed here.

LOFT Scalloped Riviera Shorts, size 24/00 regular
LOFT Scalloped Riviera Shorts, size 24/00 regular
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I noticed a few bloggers love these scalloped shorts which also come in chambray so I tried them on for sizing this year. A few years ago I had both the white and the chambray but I sold both pairs because they material would always get really wrinkly by the end of they day. This year's white version is thin but not see through although the outline of the pockets show through in the front and back as you can see from the above pictures. They run one size larger than my usual LOFT sizing and the waist band sits lower on my hips. Size 24/00 regular has a 30" waist. The legs of the shorts are very wide and not flattering against my skinny thighs which is my usual problem with LOFT shorts.

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Sneaker

I love these grey sneakers. They fit slightly larger than the pink sneakers (review here) that I recently picked up since the front of the shoe is longer. I took my usual size 7 but I probably could have safely gone down half a size and still have wiggle room for my toes even with socks on. They are very light weight and the material is very stretchy.

Ann Taylor Popcorn Stitch Sweater, size XSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I was eyeing this popcorn stitch sweater online and made a point to stop by Ann Taylor to try it on for sizing. Size XSP fits true to size for a relaxed fit. The bottom flares out on the sides as you can see from the picture on left but looks really cute. It's a decent weight sweater for the winter temperatures that we're still having but the light blue color would transition perfectly into spring. I wish my local store had the winter white color for me to try. The pale ice blue is exactly as pictured in their online stock image.

These current season white jeans do not fit like last year's version (review here). The ankles are not as narrow as I prefer and the material feels a bit thinner and less stretchy. Size 25/0P has a 28.5" waist and 26.75" inseam.

Ann Taylor Chambray Camp Shirt, size XSP
Ann Taylor Chambray Camp Shirt, size XSP (review here, available in other colors/prints here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I was intrigued by this chambray camp shirt since it's different from the usual button down chambray tops. Size XSP fit me try to size but I didn't love the top on me.

Ann Taylor Modern All Day Skinny Jeans in Mariner Wash, size 25/0P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I have a similar pair of these jeans in the mariner wash from a past season (review here) and this pair fits me well in my usual size 25/0P. They have a good amount of stretch to them so I wish I tried on size 24/00P for comparison. Size 25/0P had a 28" waist and 25.5" inseam. Update 3/20: I tried on size 24/00P this past weekend and I prefer the smaller size since the material is very stretchy.

Ann Taylor Modern All Day Skinny Eyelet Jeans, size 25/0P
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These eyelet hem jeans are new to stores first. They looked interesting although they're admittedly not my style but I figured some people may be curious about them. I fit my usual size 25/0P. The material is very stretchy so even though the waist of size 25/0P was only 26.5" they still fit me very comfortably in the waist and hips.

LOFT Outlet Floral Print Shirttail Hem Dress, size XSP - item no. 467540 ($79.99)
LOFT Outlet Floral Print Shirttail Hem Dress, size XSP - item no. 467540 ($79.99)
Ann Taylor Effie Suede Flower Pumps in smokey grape (c/o Ann Taylor)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I stopped by LOFT outlet today and I found quite a few cute new spring dresses to try. Dresses were only 25% off so I am waiting for a better sale. I really loved the floral print of this dress but the length is very short. I wonder if I would feel comfortable wearing this dress with flats since I'm obsessed with this floral print and easy style. I'll have to stop by next week in the event they have a better sale. It's a great dress for petites especially if you're shorter than me (I'm 5' 2.5") or if you don't mind the shorter overall length.

LOFT Outlet Floral Dress, size 00P - item no. 454673 ($79.99)
LOFT Outlet Floral Dress, size 00P - item no. 454673 ($79.99)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This floral print dress is absolutely lovely and very figure flattering since it nips in at the waist. Size 00P is slightly snug on me and I wish I had grabbed since 0P to try on for comparison.

LOFT Outlet Shimmer Floral Flounce Dress, size XSP - item no. 458272 ($79.99)
LOFT Outlet Shimmer Floral Flounce Dress, size XSP - item no. 458272 ($79.99)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Lastly, this past season favorite is back at LOFT outlet. The shimmer print fabric is very similar to last year's dress from regular LOFT (review here) but this one has more of a blue tone to it whereas last year's version was more peachy and pink. The slip actually fits me a lot better in this outlet version. The overall length is longer and the fit is less boxy and therefore more flattering than last year's version.

Happy shopping!
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