Dress Weather + A Few Quick Updates | what jess wore

June 25, 2018

Dress Weather + A Few Quick Updates

Ann Taylor Polka Dot Ruffle Shift Dress (c/o), size 0P
Sam Edelman Odila Sandal (true to size)

Happy Monday! I had a fun weekend with my husband's family in New Jersey celebrating his cousin's wedding which took place outdoors. I felt like the mosquitoes had a field day with my legs which is unusual since I always thought that mosquitoes don't prefer me when given the choice between biting me or my husband. I ended up wearing this old midnight floral dress (seen in this old blog post) which I've been holding onto for a couple of years. Thanks to those who voted and helped me decide what to wear over on my Instagram stories!

Meanwhile this polka dot dress (previously reveiwed here) is really cute and I picked it out as one of my gifted items but I ultimately shared the floral sleeveless shift dress for my previous sponsored post with Ann Taylor. Their spring and summer pieces are always some of my favorite collections.

Ann Taylor Straw Pom Pom Clutch (c/o)


Ann Taylor - Get 50% off your purchase. Use code JUSTFORYOU. Sale ends 6/26 at 3AM ET.If you're looking for my sales picks I linked to a few of them in this post on my Insta Shop. Check out all of my Ann Taylor reviews.

Sign up for ShopRunner and enjoy free 2-day shipping (and returns) on minimum orders of $25+ at Ann Taylor. You also get free returns via ShopRunner which I finally tested out this past weekend and the returns via mail worked like a charm. I got my funds back on my LOFT card the next business day after I sent in my returns. If I send in any more returns via mail I'll be sure to share an updated experience if it's any different.

Being a member of ShopRunner allows me to buy exactly what I want without adding filler items to my shopping cart. This is not an ad for ShopRunner and I'm just sharing since I enjoy the service. I  originally signed up for ShopRunner via PayPal which means that I can enjoy a free membership for two years. ShopRunner is also a complimentary service for AmEx and Mastercard holders! Recently my LOFT card was upgraded to a World Mastercard so I just upgraded to the complimentary membership through Mastercard and I cancelled my ShopRunner membership through PayPal. 

LOFT - Get 40% off dresses, skirts, shorts and rompers and get an extra 50% off sale styles. Also, denim jackets are now $39.50. Since no code needed this means that you can use INSIDER442 for an extra $25 off $100+. Alternatively, cardmembers can get 40% off 2+ items full-price products in-stores or online when you use your LOVELOFT Card and code SUNNY. Save this offer to your mobile wallet by texting SUNNY to 28162. Refer to the fine print here. If you're having issues with this latter code please check out this post for clarifications. Note: The shopping cart only accepts one code a checkout.If you're looking for my sales picks I linked to a few of them in this post on my Insta Shop although I noticed a lot of new arrivals online so I'll try to update my blog later. Meanwhile you can check out the rest of my LOFT reviews.




I love dresses in the summer for an easy on the go outfit. Update 6/26: There are more new arrivals online this morning and this palm smocked bell sleeve top is at the top of my wish list. If you love the covered button cami then you'll probably need this covered button strappy cami dress.

DRESS WEATHER

Ann Taylor Tropical Leaf Bauble Midi Dress, size 00P

I was tempted to wear this dress this weekend but I'll save it for later. I ordered it last week when it was on sale and when my size was still available. Random sizes keep popping back in stock online so I would keep an eye on if you wanted to try this dress out.

LOFT Textured Bell Sleeve Dress, size 00 regular
LOFT Textured Bell Sleeve Dress, size 00 regular (past season/sold out, similar dresses linked here)
Zara Gem Encrusted Sandals (past season, buy on Poshmark here in size 6)

LOFT Floral Paisley Tie Waist Dress, size XXSP

The colors in this paisley dress make it a good 4th of July option. This star drawstring dress or this starry sky ruffle tie neck top are other great options.

Ann Taylor Tropical Leaf Bauble Midi Dress, size 00P
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I've been wanting to try this dress and I finally got my hands on size 00P which fits like size 0P. The v in the back is lower so depending on how high you wear your bra strap this might be an issue. This dress can be easily dressed up or down and it is lined so it's not see through. Size 00P's measurements are as follows:

32" bust (measured pit to pit)
28" at the empire waist
36" total length

Ann Taylor Lace Flare Sleeve Shift Dress, size 0P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love the lace flare sleeves on this dress but my usual size 0P is a bit too loose fitting on me through the waist and hips. I'm not sure if sizing down to size 00P would be better or too snug but I may wait for further discounts to try this dress again. For now I'm happy with the similar top I have in white (review here). Size 0P's measurements are as follows:

13.5" shoulders
34" bust (measured pit to pit)
19.25" sleeves
10.5" upper arm circumference
34" waist
37" hips
41" circumference along the bottom hem
33" total length

Soludos Ibiza Classic Sneakers

I wore out these sneakers this weekend right after I got them in the mail. They are very soft and comfortable and they run true to size. I was happy to see that they were part of the 50% off promotion. They look very chic and minimalist.

LOFT Distressed Denim Jacket, size XXSP
LOFT Distressed Denim Jacket in Bright Mid Indigo Wash, size XXSP
J.Crew Factory Striped Maritime Dress, size XXS regular (past season, current season version here)
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I tried on this jean jacket in size XXSP which fits like a close fitting size XSP. For reference I have 14" shoulders and I'm 5' 2.5". The long sleeves hit at my wrists so they should be around 22". It's a good medium wash denim jacket. It's currently on sale for $39.50. I meant to share this jacket last week but somehow I overlooked this jacket in my vast picture archive on my phone.

LOFT Ruffled Crossover Back Top, size XXSP
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I thought the leaf print on this top was really cute but sadly the length of this top is very long on me in the front while the back is much shorter. Size XXSP fits more like size SP given how loose fitting it is due to the more open style in the back. It's also available in a few other prints here. The light wash jeans are really comfortable and they fit true to size in my usual size 25/0P.

Kaanas Recife Bow Sandals in nude
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I finally tried on these bow sandals after seeing them on a few bloggers including my blogger friend Lilly. I ordered them with a 20% off coupon that my friend Su shared from Anthropologie but I just noticed they are on sale for $89.95 at Anthropologie but only the black color is left. They are available through other retailers which I linked to here. I was short shipped (meaning I was only sent the left shoe) when I tried to exchange them for my usual size 7 because size 8 pictured above is too big (long) on me when I tried to listen to the other online reviewers. I'm currently waiting to receive a full pair c/o Anthropologie for their shipping error but perhaps the shoe sold out before they could sent out the shoe to me again. The two straps closest to the middle of my feet are more snug but I hope the other reviewers are correct that they loosen up with wear. These sandals are very well made and the soles are flexible so they are not too hard/stiff.

I also just ordered these Sam Edelman Bay cutout slide sandals in white in my usual size 7 to try. I tried on the black color in store since the white color was sold out in my size. They run true to size and are more comfortable when compared to last year's version of the Berit sandals (review here) which I ended up returning since they were too narrow for my slightly wider feet.

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