Recent Purchases & Reviews | what jess wore

June 21, 2018

Recent Purchases & Reviews

Ann Taylor Eyelet Hem Top, size XSP
Ann Taylor Eyelet Hem Top, size XSP (previous review here)
Click here and here for the clips from my try-on of the top

Happy first day of summer! I love this white eyelet hem top and it's currently on sale for 50% off! It's not sheer despite being white since the material isn't thin. It fits true to size and the measurements for my usual size XSP are as follows:

13" shoulders
11" upper arm circumference
34" chest (measured pit to pit)
17.5" sleeves
23" length

If you like the sleeves then you may like this new navy lace flare sleeve dress (review here).

Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans, size 26W x 28L petite
Click here, here and here to view the other clips from my try-on

I finally took the plunge and I ordered these white jeans recommended by Annie when they were on sale a few weeks ago. I found a random Nordstrom Rack gift card in my wallet and it was meant to be since the amount I had left on the card covered the sale price of these jeans at regular Nordstrom. I went up one size as recommended and the jeans fit me well. I like the soft and stretchy material which isn't too sheer. I noticed that the front pocket lining shows through which may cross off this pair from further consideration for those that front tuck or tuck in their tops. I always wear something long enough to cover the front so I don't mind. The back pockets are also a good size and provide great coverage. The measurements for size 26W x 28L petite measurements are as follows:

26" waist
9.25" rise
29" hips
23.5" length
8.5" ankle opening

LOFT Strappy Button Down Pocket Flare Dress, size 00P
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I was hoping that this white dress work out since I love the side slit pockets and the button down details. I ordered size 00P right before I saw that it fit Courtney perfectly in her Instagram stories. She is one size bigger than me and she's 5'4" while I am 5 2.5". Size 00P fits like a looser size 0P and since I have a smaller chest I couldn't fill out the bust on this dress so it doesn't do my any favors. This dress is also sheer due to being unlined but you can fix that by wearing a nude bra and a half slip on bottom. The measurements for size 00P are as follows:

31" chest (measured pit to pit)
27.5" empire waist
34.5 length

Update 7/16: I found this similar sundress on Amazon which I am ordering to try!

Ann Taylor Izzie Lemon Stone Espadrilles
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love these lemon stone espadrilles and they run true to size but if you have slightly wider feet you may want to go up half a size for comfort. My right foot is a bit wider than my left foot so it isn't as comfortable plus my feet always swell up in the hot summer heat after a lot of walking. I am debating if I should keep this current size and hope that they stretch out or if I should go up half a size. My husband thought they were really cute but I'm also not sure if I need them since I recently got the Michael Kors Alexis Espadrilles which are a bit wider, looser and more comfortable. On the bottom of the soles they don't have much if any grip to them so you have to be very careful on more slippery surfaces.

LOFT Striped Ruffle Tank, size XXSP
LOFT Striped Ruffle Tank, size XXSP (review of size XS regular here)
Kut From The Kloth Helena Denim Jacket in Empathetic wash, size XSP (review here
LOFT Eyelet Cuff Denim Shorts, size 24/00 regular (review here)
Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me

I've been wanting this striped ruffle tank for a while now and I finally ordered size XXSP to try. I love the ruffle straps and thin stripes and I really like this casual look with my denim jacket over it.

LOFT Striped Ruffle Top, size XXSP
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I went down to size XXSP in the top since it has a very wide fit. The measurements of size XXSP are as follows:

29" chest (the back has elastic that stretches)
22" length
42" along the bottom hem

Even LOFT Outlet has a similar style top in solid here.

Ann Taylor Tie Wrap Top, size 0P
Click here, here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I was curious about this pretty tie wrap top so I ordered it to try in size 0P but I believe I need to size down to 00P since the wrap portion of the chest is very loose on me. Size 0P measured as follows:

13" shoulders
31" chest (measured pit to pit)
25" overall length

The polyester material arrived very wrinkled in the mail but it looked perfect after steaming it out. It is very sheer so a layering cami is required. Perhaps I need to try it with a nude cami instad of a white cami to better hide the lines for a cleaner look.

Ann Taylor Floral Corded Ruffle Neck Shell, size XXSP
Ann Taylor Floral Corded Ruffle Neck Shell, size XXSP (c/o, review of size XSP here)
Click here, here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This floral top is the same floral print as my recent post with Ann Taylor. I originally tried on size XSP here but it was a bit loose fitting on me so I sized down to size XXSP for a better fit. I didn't have an issue with the armholes in size XSP but in size XXSP I noticed that the arm holes are cut smaller so they do come up a bit higher. I don't find this bothersome since I have a smaller chest,.

LOFT Distressed Denim Jacket, size XXSP
Click here to view another clip from my try-on

I am always on the lookout for white denim jackets and I ordered this to try since I haven't found it at my local store. The measurements of size XXSP are as follows:

13.5" shoulders
32" chest (measured pit to pit with the jacket buttoned up)
22" sleeve length
18.5" total length
33" hips (measured along the bottom hem matched and the jacket buttoned up)

This jacket fits true to size to slightly larger. It fits like a smaller size XSP due to the narrow shoulders and arm holes. You may prefer your usual size at LOFT if you prefer a looser fit for comfort and layering purposes.

LOFT Striped Tie Waist Flounce Dress, size 2P
Ann Taylor Gretel Metallic Leather Slides (past season, current season version here reviewed here)
Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

If you like this style it's also available in red. I noticed that Lilly also tried on both dresses. I couldn't find my usual size 0P to try so I tried on size 2P which looks okay on me. I noticed that the material clings to your hips so it can be prone to showing unwanted bumps. It fits true to size but you may want to size up if you're curvier to accommodate your hips and backside.

LOFT Striped Split Neck Tie Waist Dress, size 00P
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted this dress to work out since it's a good conservative dress for work but I didn't love how the bust area looked on me in person. Size 00P fits like size 0P but note that the arm holes are a bit more narrow in size 00P.

Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Pocket Swing Dress, size XS regular
Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I was looking for this signaturesoft shift dress to try on but I only found this style at my local LOFT to try. The dress fits true to size but this particular style has too much excess fabric in the skirt portion for me to "make it work". I wish it was offered in petite sizes.

LOFT Outlet Bow Strap Cropped Flounce Top, size XXSP
LOFT Outlet Bow Strap Cropped Flounce Top, size XXSP (petite item no. 463286)
Click here to view the outfit on me

Lastly, I shared this outfit in a previous post  paired with the navy top. I'm excited to share that you can now shop LOFT Outlet's newest styles online! Their website launched on Tuesday and they have a lot of cute new styles but this bow strap top is not one of them. Use the code INACLICK to save an extra 10% off through July 11, 2018. The in-store numeric code for this extra savings code is 40010010729. I noticed some issues with their new website but I'm sure they're working out all of the features that may not be fully functional right now. I'm currently eyeing this cropped 3/4 sleeve denim jacket in white. I wish this striped ruffle tie back top and this side tie tank came in petites.


LOFT - Get free shipping on all orders + 30% off everything + an extra 10% off. Use code SUMMER. Valid in stores and online. If you do the math this is actually a total discount of 37% off instead of a straight 40% off discount. 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 at check out. Also, only the SUMMER code offers free shipping on all orders. Please refer to my Insta Stop this weekend as I share my sales picks.

Ann Taylor - Get 50% off select full-price styles and save an extra 40% off sale styles. Use code TRENDING. This top I reviewed at the top of this pots is part of the sale and I ordered the last three items I linked to.

Happy shopping!
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