Spring Outfits & Reviews + New #LOVELOFT Cardmember Code | what jess wore

April 23, 2018

Spring Outfits & Reviews + New #LOVELOFT Cardmember Code

Spring Outfit Ideas on www.whatjesswore.com
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Happy Monday! I've been a bit quiet on Instagram this weekend since I was very tired last week. Sometimes social media can be very inspiring but it can also be emotionally draining and a few days to recharge always helps. I'm back today with a new blog post that I meant to get out last week but I kept hoping the LOFT sale would change to 50% off which obviously never happened.


LOFT's friend and family sale has been extended! Get 40% off everything + save an extra 50% off sale styles. Use code BFFS. Valid in stores and online. Please refer to the bottom of this post for a new stackable cardmember code and birthday coupon that you don't want to miss! I'm eyeing this new eyelet top but I was hoping for a better sale to order it. I wanted to order it in sizes XXS, XSP and XXSP to compare.

If needed you can also use this tip to get FREE shipping on orders of $50+ (old post so please ignore the sale alert in the post).

Save an extra 60% off sale styles at Ann Taylor. Valid online only. This flash sale ends tonight (4/24 at 3AM ET). Shop my sales picks here:



CARES CARDS

LOFT Cares cards are also officially available for purchase today and they are valid through May 28, 2018. Purchase a LOFT Cares cards or an  Ann Cares cards online or in-store to save an extra 20% off for non-cardmembers or an extra 25% off for cardmembers on in-store purchases only. Valid at LOFT, LOFT Outlet Stores, Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory Stores and combinable with current in-store offers on full-price promotional purchases of $100+. This is the second year you can purchase the Cares cards online! 90% of the Cares cards' purchase price is donated to BCRF. The promotion ends May 14, 2018 for the Ann Cares card. Both the Ann Cares cards and LOFT Cares cards work across the aforementioned Ann Inc. brands for in-store use.



BEAUTY FAVORITES

You can now shop my beauty favorites on this Pinterest board. I tend to keep things simple so I only plan on adding my absolute favorites to this board.

SPRING OUTFITS

Ann Taylor Bell Sleeve V-Neck Top, size XXS regular
Ann Taylor Bell Sleeve V-Neck Top, size XXS regular  (sold out, XXS review, XS review)
Click here and here to view the outfit on me

Ann Taylor Stripe Eyelet Flare Sleeve Top, size XSP
Click here to view the outfit on me

LOFT Dotted Lantern Sleeve Shirred Blouse, size XXSP
LOFT Dotted Lantern Sleeve Shirred Blouse, size XXSP (review here)
Update 5/11: Now available in navy!
A New Day Jayme Bow Ballet Flats (review here

LOFT Lacy Ruffle Cold Shoulder Blouse, size XXS regular
LOFT Lacy Ruffle Cold Shoulder Blouse, size XXS regular (review here)
I wore this outfit to the LOFT Friends & Family pre-sale event last week at my local store. I had a lot of social angst about co-hosting the event but in full disclosure no one stopped by to specifically see me during the two hour event. I realized that I should network more with other local bloggers if I want to do more local events. Interestingly, according to my Google and Instagram analytics I have a bigger audience in NY, CA  and TX although MA is one of my top states.

LOFT Lacy Ruffle Cold Shoulder Blouse, size XXS regular

LOFT Lacy Ruffle Cold Shoulder Blouse, size XXS regular

LOFT Friends & Family Pre-Sale Event - 4/15/18
Shop Katie's outfit (her commissioned links)
Becky did not link her outfit on her blog (this is her top and skirt)
Shop Shannon's outfit on her blog (her links) 

I got to meet Katie and I finally met Shannon and they were both very sweet. Becky works at my local store and she was very sweet and helpful. Also, how cute are their outfits? Shannon's salmon blazer was a huge hit (runs one size larger).

I thought about wearing my outfit with this knit dolman wrap (as seen here, and reviewed here) but I ended up wearing my favorite double breasted coat (past season review here) that I bought last year.

Here are some other outfit options that I thought about wearing but I loved the lacy ruffle cold shoulder blouse so I stuck to my first choice.

LOFT Striped Ruffle Cuff Tee, size XXSP
LOFT Striped Ruffle Cuff Tee, size XXSP (XXSP review, XS regular review)
Click here to view the top on me

LOFT Pom Pom Zebra Scarf
LOFT Flutter Sleeve Boatneck Sweater, size XXS regular (review here)
Click here to see a closeup of the flatlay

LOFT Pom Pom Zebra Scarf
Click here to view the outfit on me

LOFT Mixed Stripe Fluid Blouse, size XXSP

LOFT Striped Ruffle Cuff Top, size XXS regular
LOFT Striped Ruffle Cuff Top, size XXS regular (XS review, review of the solid red color here)
LOFT Modern Tie Cuff Skinny Crop Jeans in Black, size 25/0P (review and measurements here)

This top runs larger and I ended up exchanging size XXS regular for size XXSP after trying it on in red here. It is slightly sheer so a layering cami (linked to one I love which runs true to size) is recommended. I love the tie cuff details on these black jeans but given the very short inseam I am tempted to order size 24/00 regular to try.

Lou & Grey Bluestitch Sweater, size XS regular
Lou & Grey Bluestitch Sweater, size XS regular (review here)

I loved this sweater but note that the sleeves to stretch out after you wear it. I took size XS regular but I wish I bought size XXS regular when it was available.

Ann Taylor Ponte Embroidered Scallop Top, size XSP (c/o)
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I love the eyelet cutouts on this top (c/o, review here). This is not the best picture of the outfit but I had wanted this top in navy and I settled on this color in store. I feel like I'm settling a lot lately so I have a lot of items I need to clear out from my closet in order to make room for things that I love and fit me well.

I wore the the white jeans  (review here) out yesterday but the inseam is very short so I'll probably reorder size 24/00 regular or try to find it in store to try on. The jeans are not very stretchy at the waist and the material is a bit stiff so this pair is not as comfortable as I prefer.

Ann Taylor Gingham Ruffle Flounce Sleeve Blouse, size XXS regular
Ann Taylor The Chelsea Skinny Pants, size 25/0P in fresh linen
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I love this cute gingham top but my usual size XXS regular was too long and loose on me. By the time I wanted to reorder it in size XXSP it was sold out online.

These pants are an awkward fit through the legs as you can see here. They are also see through in the fresh linen color. Here are the measurements of size 25/0P: 29" waist (they fit more high waisted), 25" inseam, 8.5" ankle opening (can be unzipped but looks weird in my opinion). The material is thin so they will show all the bumps on your legs which I didn't love on me in the lighter color but perhaps it would be better in one of the darker color options.

Ann Taylor Shadowed Floral Cargo Shorts, size 00 regular

I love these new shorts but size 00 was a big loose on me in the waist since it measured 29" so I need to reorder it in size 0P for a better fit. They have pockets but I wouldn't free the pockets or else they would look funny when you sit down.

I also love this white v-neck from Old Navy and I also got the sleeveless version. They're not see through and I heard good things about their luxe tees from Ly and Lilly. I originally ordered size SP since I thought they would fit like the long sleeve version I have in black but these tees run a once size bigger and they have a longer length. I ended up exchanging them for size XSP which is still loose fitting on me. I wish Old Navy offered size XXSP.

LOFT Floral Paisley Ruffle Henley Shell, size XXS regular
LOFT Floral Paisley Ruffle Henley Shell, size XXS regular (review of size XS regular)
Click here and here to view the clips from my try on

I like this print but I'm not sure how much I would actually reach for it so I passed even thought I was excited to find size XXS regular to try on. I wanted the sold out polka dot print but I haven't been able to catch my size online. It's also available in other colors/prints. This top runs true to size and has a good longer overall length. I would prefer size XSP for a shorter overall length since I'm only 5'2.5".

LOFT Modern Twist Seam Skinny Jeans in White, size 24/00P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

The search for white jeans continues and I tried these on in size 24/00P since the waist of size 25/0P looked big. Size 24/00P fits like my usual size 25/0P so I would recommend sizing down. The pocket lining in the front is showing but you can have the pockets removed. It's not too sheer with nude underwear. I thought I wouldn't like the slit in the front but they aren't bad although I don't understand the purpose of having random slits there. The inseam hits above the ankle bone on me so they are likely around 25".

LOFT Geo Textured Flare Dress, size 00P
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I love the eye catching print and texture of this dress. It's perfect for work or play. I tried on size 00P but I need my usual size 0P since the armpits of size 00P dig in and the waist is a bit too snug for comfort.

LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans in Destructed Indigo Wash, size 25/0P
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This newer wash fits just like the old/sold out wash from last year (review here). The waist fits true to size but the distressing at the knees hits below my knees which I didn't love. They have a slightly longer inseam in petites than I prefer (I would guess around 27") so I would prefer to wear these cuffed. I don't like the more acidic distressing of this season's wash.

LOFT Smocked Wide Leg Jumpsuit, size XS regular
LOFT Smocked Wide Leg Jumpsuit, size XS regular (review of size XXSP here)
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I love this jumpsuit but I was second guessing myself on the petite inseam so I tried on regular size XS for comparison. Size XS regular's inseam were ankle length on me so that would work with flats and sandals. However, the straps of size XS regular were too long for my shorter torso/small chest.

LOFT Wild Bouquet Flounce Skirt
LOFT Tasseled Tie Cuff Sweater Tunic (review of the striped version here)

I was looking for this skirt at my local LOFT but I couldn't find one to try on since I only spotted the one they used to style this mannequin. I love the pretty floral print and flounce along the hem. If you like this pretty print it's also available as a blouse and tee.

Madewell Studio Ruffle-Hem Top, size XXS
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I spotted this cute white top and I tired it on for size. Size XXS was a bit boxier on me than I preferred but the white fabric isn't see through.

Banana Republic Pave Open Clover Slider Bracelet
Click here to view a video clip

I love the quality of Banana Republic jewelry and I picked up this clover bracelet this weekend since it was 40% off + an extra 10% off for cardholders and I used my $5 rewards. It has an adjustable slider to accommodate smaller and larger wrists. It comes with a matching earring and necklace which are very pretty and dainty.

Banana Republic Pave Cluster Slider Bracelet

I also love this pretty flower bracelet with my watch but I left it behind for now.

Here are a few pieces other I'm eyeing:



Ann Taylor Pearlized Barrettes

I loved the idea of pearl barrettes and ordered these two try when they were 50% off and free shipping last week. They're both the same size and they don't hold as much hair as I hoped so I am only able to use them for a half pony tail. I have very thin hair and they don't slip down so they have a good grip/texture to them. If you have thicker hair then you will have to first secure your hair with a regular hair band and slip this above to secure it.

Ann Taylor Scallop Trim Tie Waist Shorts, size 00P
Click here to view another clip from my try-on

I wanted to love these tie waist shorts but they are very prone to wrinkling due to the high linen content. The pockets aren't sewn shut so they look like adult diapers when you sit down. As much as I love the look of these shorts I know I shouldn't keep them since I would look like a rumpled mess. Even in the smallest size 00P these shorts are very loose. Size 00P has a 28" waist. They material is sheer so you can see the front and back pocket lining.

NEW LOVELOFT CARDMEMBER SAVINGS

LOVELOFT Coupon Code (MORE40) - valid 4/22/18-5/16/18

Get an extra 40% off your entire purchase in-stores or online when you use your LOVELOFT Card and code MORE40. Excludes full-price Lou & Grey. Valid 4/22/18-5/16/18. Save this offer to your mobile wallet by texting MORE40 to 28162. Click here to view the fine print.

LOVELOFT Coupon Code (MORE40) - valid 4/22/18-5/16/18
LOVELOFT Cardmember Coupon Code - MORE40

This latest cardmember offer means that it's at least 40% off your entire purchase for cardmembers through mid-May! Special thanks to Ly for sharing this code with us! Emmy also kindly messaged me with the MORE30 code so it looks like LOFT has sent out different codes yet again to cardmembers. Update 4/27: I received my own copy in the mail the other day and I got a mailer with the code MORE40 like Ly.

I love to use these codes online when no code is needed for the daily sale and deal of the day. To maximize your savings it's best to use the code on top of promotional full-price items/categories and sale/clearance when no code is needed. e.g. 30% off full-price styles and 'no code needed' and extra 40% off and no code needed. 

Note: You may see an error that 'current items in bag are not eligible'. Proceed to checkout where you will see the extra promo code savings on the final order summary page right before you click on the 'Place Order' button.

The current best code for new arrivals is FEB419CC for $50 off $100+ as shared in this post. This offer works for both non-cardmembers and cardmembers on full-price items on top of promotional full-price items/categories when no code is needed. The code excludes full-price Lou & Grey and expires soon on May 2nd.

$15 May Birthday Coupon - Valid in all Ann Inc. Stores
$15 May Birthday Coupon - Valid in all Ann Inc. Stores

Get $15 off in stores when you use your LOVELOFT Card or Ann Taylor Card. Expires 5/31/18. Your purchase must be made with your LOVELOFT Card or Ann Taylor Card and must equal $15 or more. Valid in-store only at LOFT, LOFT Outlet, Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory Store, and Lou & Grey. Not valid online. Save this offer to your mobile wallet by texting MAY to 28162. Click here to view the fine print.

Note that these offers are always saved to my sale alerts page as well for easy reference.

Happy shopping!
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