Happy Sunday! This versatile linen moto jacket (review here) was the only light layer I brought along this past week for our vacation visiting family in Jersey City and the Philly area.
OUTFIT DETAILS: LOFT Linen Cotton Moto Jacket, size XXSP (review here) | LOFT Floral Shirred Square Neck Top, size XXSP (review here) | Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans, size 26W x 28L petite (review and measurements here) | Ann Taylor Linear Earrings | Talbots Sadie Pom-Pom Slides (true to size) | A-Bag Plus reversible large set (gifted by Palla Handbags, review here) | Click here to see a clip of the outfit on me
OUTFIT DETAILS: LOFT Linen Cotton Moto Jacket, size XXSP (review here) | LOFT Ruffle Back Mixed Media Jumpsuit, size XXSP (review here) | Zara Straw Bag (old, exact dupe here) | Similar Earrings | Similar Pearl Cuff | Ann Taylor Gretel Metallic Leather Slides (past season, current season version here reviewed here)
OUTFIT DETAILS: LOFT Linen Cotton Moto Jacket, size XXSP (review here) | Ann Taylor Geo Scalloped Pintucked Shell, size XXSP (review here) | Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans, size 26W x 28L petite (review and measurements here) | Zara Straw Bag (old, exact dupe here) | Similar Pearl Cuff | Ann Taylor Gretel Metallic Leather Slides (past season, current season version here reviewed here)
OUTFIT DETAILS: LOFT Linen Cotton Moto Jacket, size XXSP (review here) | Ann Taylor Lace Trim Scoop Neck Sweater Tank, size XS regular (review of size XXS regular here) | Ann Taylor Striped Sailor Pencil Skirt, size 0P | Sam Edelman Odila Sandal (true to size) | Ann Taylor Linear Earrings | Ann Taylor Sculptural Cuff Bracelet | Louis Vuitton Lumineuse PM in Infini (buy preowned here)
OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Textured Knit Shift Dress, size 00P (featured here) | Ann Taylor Linen Moto Jacket, size XXSP (review here, featured here) | Ann Taylor Linear Earrings | Similar Pearl Cuff | A-Bag Plus reversible large set (gifted by Palla Handbags, review here) | Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps (true to size) | Click here to view the outfit on me
Update 8/14: I ordered this textured knit sheath dress and I shared a few other ways to style it in this post. The hips fit more snug so if you're curvy then you will need to size up.
Here are three linen jacket options including the one I have:
Get 40% off plus an extra 10% off at LOFT (that's 46% off after discounts). Use code SISTERS. Note that this sale excludes Lou & Grey styles. I ordered a few items to try as seen here. Shop my sales picks here:
In other news I came across an article that Nordstrom will start carrying Lou & Grey styles soon (mid August).
FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
LOFT Gingham Peplum Halter Cami, size XXSP | LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans in Destructed Indigo Wash, size 25/0P | Similar Pearl Cuff | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on
This peplum halter is so cute and it also comes in a pretty red color and PLUS sizes here. I am usually size XS petite but I tried on size XXS petite which fit me well since I have a smaller chest. The petite overall length wasn't too bad either hitting me mid hip. For reference I'm 5' 2.5" and currently 106.5 pounds. I typically avoid tops where I cannot wear it with a normal bra but I received a request to try on this top by a petite friend.
LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans in Destructed Indigo Wash, size 25/0P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I was curious about these distressed jeans and I tried them on in my usual size 25/0 petite which fit well through the waist and hips. The petite inseam is longer than I prefer so I cuffed them here. The distressed details do hit at the right spot on my knees but the wash, whiskering and distressing is more than what I prefer so I passed on this pair.
LOFT Petaled Floral Flounce Strappy Cami, size XSP | Ann Taylor Linear Earrings (c/o) | Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans, size 26W x 28L petite (review and measurements here) | Talbots Sadie Pom-Pom Slides (true to size) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I was curious about this pretty off white top and I tried on my usual size XSP which fit true to size. The top is fully lined so it's not see through. Note that the top has little flecks of pink throughout.
LOFT Mixed Media Ruffle Tee, size XSP | LOFT Modern Twist Seam Skinny Jeans in White, size 24/00P |Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on
I've been meaning to try this soft grey tee. My usual size XSP is a relaxed fit and the overall length is not too short in the petite sizing.
I like the stripes but this style also comes in a solid heather grey. My usual size XS petite runs true to size. Like another online reviewer noted the material feels like a thicker swimsuit.
LOFT Summer Blossom Tie Neck Flounce Dress, size XXSP
I like this bold floral print dress for late summer transitioning into early fall. Size XXSP fits like size XSP except the dress I tried had really snug arm holes as seen here. The top portion is loose fitting so going up a size would be too oversized at the waist. The skirt portion ran longer and hit below my knees. If you love this print it's also available as a skirt and pajama shorts (the pajama top is currently sold out).
LOFT Striped Dolman Open Cardigan, size XSP | LOFT Ruffle Back Mixed Media Jumpsuit, size XXSP (review here) | Ann Taylor Gretel Metallic Leather Slides (past season favorites, current season version here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I also got a request to try on this cardigan and it's a great throw on layer over jeans and dresses. Due to the open style I would have wanted to try it in size XXSP for comparison since size XSP is an oversized fit. This cardigan is also available in solid white.
Caslon Two Pocket Knit Blazer in beetle green, size XXSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-onIt's the last day to shop the #nsale (please check out my other sale related posts here and here) and I finally got a chance to go to the Nordstrom at the King Of Prussia Mall which actually has a decent petites selection. I tried on this $39.90 unstructured and unlined blazer and found that size XXSP fits like size XSP. The sleeves are a bit longer so I folded the sleeves at the cuff once. I like the beetle green which is an olive color perfect for putting together fall looks. Update: I tried it on again after I brought it home and I actually think it's a bit too loose on me so I may have to return it if I can't find other ways to style it.
Halogen Leather Moto Jacket, size XSP | Caslon Peplum Tee, size XS regular | Kut From The Kloth Connie Step Hem Skinny Jeans, size 0P |Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I was looking for the popular BLANKNYC suede moto jacket to try on but I only saw this $199.90 leather jacket. My usual size XS petite was more loose fitting like a small petite or regular size XS but I liked the cropped length. The sleeves also run longer (likely around 26") so petite ladies would need to get the sleeves hemmed. The leather is very soft and smooth but as other reviewers noted it can look cheap but it really depends on how you style the jacket. Less is more.
I thought this cute peplum tee was an anniversary sale item but it's regularly priced at $39. It's not too thin in the striped option and well made. I couldn't find this tee to try on in petites and size XS regular has an oversized fit making me looking pregnant. I've been waiting to catch this tee in XXS petite but so far I haven't had any luck.
Kut From The Kloth jeans have a lot of stretch in them so my usual size 0P would likely stretch out throughout the day. I would need this pair (currently on sale for $59.90) in a size down for the best fit. I had originally heard of the brand through Stitch Fix (review here and here) a few years ago and the pair I kept in size 0P I eventually resold via my Poshmark.
The scallop detail on this trench is so cute and size 1 would fit someone that usually takes a regular size 0 and possibly even a size 2. The scallop sleeves are very long so it is not petite friendly. The anniversary sale price is $293.90 and after the sale it will go back to $439. I wish I could have found a size 0 to try on which supposedly fits like size 00.
Topshop Jamie Petite Step Hem Skinny Jeans in dark blue, size 26W x 28L petite
I just received these jeans in mail now that we're home from being away for a week. The measurements for size 26W x 28L petite measurements are as follows: 23" waist, 10" rise, 28" hips, 22.5" front inseam, 23.5" back inseam, 8.5" ankle opening. The waist fits two sizes smaller and the front inseam is one inch shorter than the white pair (review and measurements here) I have and love in the same size. I would need to try these jeans in size 27W x 28L petite but it's currently not available online. They are currently $49.90 and will go back to $75 once the sale ends tonight.