OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Puppytooth Peplum Top, size XSP (c/o) | LOFT Back Pleat Trench, size XXSP (old closet favorite) | LOFT Modern Skinny Chewed Hem Jeans in Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (review here) | LOFT Crystal Floral Leaf Statement Necklace (old favorite, I found one for sale on Poshmark) | Steven by Steve Madden Abilee Pump (true to size) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me
Happy Friday! It's a good weekend because there's a LOFT sale with a few options to save more which I'm sharing in this post along with new fitting room reviews. There are a lot of fall new arrivals to love and you can check out new and notable picks over on my Insta Shop.
Meanwhile I placed a large online order when the NEW + NOW event went live and I was delighted when my order was processed and shipped the same day. I should receive my packages tonight after work. I'll try to share an update of on my Instagram stories which you can now view on your desktop computer by going to: http:/instagram.com/whatjesswore. Instagram stories 'highlights' are video clips or pictures I've organized and saved by category and they're differentiated from the regular posts by the circles in the middle of my profile. You can even click 'see more' to shop directly via my Instagram stories highlights (where available).
LOFT - Get 40% off your entire purchase using the code NEWNOW. It's also double points for LOVELOFT cardmembers this weekend! Just a friendly reminder that LOFT Cash is redeemable in stores through Saturday, September 29, 2018. If you don't have LOFT Cash my friend Ly also shared an in-store barcode for the APR441LC code for $25 off full-price promotional purchases of $75+ which you can try here.
Cares cards are back and available for purchase online or in stores! Purchase a LOFT Cares card or an Ann Cares card online or in-store to save an extra 20% off for non-cardmembers or an extra 25% off for cardmembers. 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+. 90% of the LOFT Cares cards' purchase price is donated to St. Judes Childrens Research hospital and 90% of the Ann Cares cards' purchase price is donated to BCRF. The promotion ends November 15, 2018 for both savings cards. Both the Ann Cares cards and LOFT Cares cards work across the aforementioned Ann Inc. brands for in-store use only.
LOFT Outlet - Get 40-60% off new season essentials. Get an extra 15% off when you buy 3 or more tops & sweaters. Check out the pieces from the new Lounge line which is similar to regular LOFT's Lou & Grey line.
Ann Taylor - Get 50% off your purchase using the code MYSTERY50. Shipping Tip: Use ShopRunner for free shipping on orders of $25+! If you sign up for ShopRunner via PayPal you can enjoy a free membership for two years. ShopRunner is a complimentary service for AmEx and Elite and World Mastercard holders. I love the details on this new plaid side twist blouse which I ordered to try (9/21 update: Size 00P fits like size 0P). Shop my other picks here:
Ann Taylor Factory - Shop more, save more with code MORESTYLE. Get key pieces for your closet start at $39.99. Get $15 of $100, $20 off $125+ or $30 off $150+. I'm eyeing this floral flutter jumpsuit, pocket open cardigan, and this floral petal sleeve top.
For size reference I'm 5' 2.5", currently 108-110 pounds and I'm usually size XS petite in tops and 0/25 petite in pants and jeans if an item runs true to LOFT sizing. If you're new to my blog I typically share the link to a short video clip below each still image. It's the same video clip I sometimes share to my Instagram stories. I've also been slowly updating Pinterest with some try-ons for those that prefer a more visual search of my reviews.
LOFT Ribbed Fringe Wrap | Ann Taylor Ankle Pant in Dense Twill, size 0P (featured here, review here) | Similar cap toe pumps here | Click here to view a clip from my try-on
I love this fringe cardigan which is an open wrap but it drapes to look like a poncho. It's very soft and appears to be well made and it's also available in black. I plan to use it a lot in at work where it's perpetually chilly in the office year round.
This poncho sweater is really flattering despite being oversized. I ordered size XXS regular after trying on size XS regular. I prefer the longer length of the regular missy size but the sweater is also offered in petites.
This cardigan is very long and oversized in the regular missy size (shown above) so if you prefer a closer fit I would recommend trying it in petites (shown below in black). I noticed a big difference in the sleeve length and width between petites and missy which you can see here. For layering purposes I prefer the looser sleeves of regular missy so I ordered size XXS regular to try although my usual size XSP fits me well. I like that this cardigan is offered in a few other neutral, classic colors. Update 9/23: I received size XXS regular in the mail and it feels exactly like size XS regular which I tried on above. I will have to try size S petite to see if it's a decent fit since I want to sleeves to be slightly looser for layering with long sleeve tops without feeling too constricted. Update 10/15: I originally purchased this cardigan in size S petite but the sleeves are too wide. I plan on getting at least my usual size XS petite or sizing down to XXS petite but the camel color is currently sold out in the smaller petite sizes online. Over the weekend I tried on the pink color in XXS petite and the sleeves are still surprisingly still loose fitting despite sizing down.
LOFT Cat Embroidered Striped Tee, size XS regular
This swingy sweater is really cute but very loose fitting. I like the length of size XS regular so I'm contemplating ordering size XXS regular but it is offered in petites as well. Depending on how the rest of my recent order goes I may place another order for some items on my wishlist. If you like this style this sweater is also available in solid pink here. Update 10/4: I received more packages tonight and my favorite items are this blush pink swingy sweater and this striped swingy sweater which I took in my usual size XXS regular. It fits true to size for a relaxed fit. The solid pink color is one inch longer (27") than the striped sweater (26") even though they are the same exact size.
This pinstriped dress is really cute for work. Note that the button detail is only on one shoulder. My usual size 0P fit me well. The petite length is very short so I contemplated ordering it in size 00 regular to try for some extra length but sadly the size I wanted sold out very quickly online.
This pink blouse is really pretty and feminine but runs one size bigger. Size XXSP fits like size XSP but it has a short and boxy fit in petites. It is fully lined (why aren't more thin polyester tops lined?) so it's not see through.
This black peplum top is really cute with the tiered hem but it has a shorter overall length making it petite friendly. Size XS is very loose on me so I wonder if size XXS regular would fit me well or if it would still be too loose fitting.
LOFT Tie Neck Flutter Shell, size XXSP | LOFT Trousers in Tweed in Marisa Fit, size 00P | Click here to view a clip from my try-on
This tie neck blouse is really pretty but slightly sheer in white. Size XXSP fits like size XSP. The tweed pants are very flattering but the inseam is longer so I would need to wear it with heels to prevent the hem from dragging. Size 00P was slightly snug on me but I think my usual size 0P would be too loose. The petite rise is a bit short so if you get the wrong/smaller size it may feel like the pants are giving you a wedgie.
I found size 0P to try on in the double breasted blazer as seen here. I will have to pass on the blazer since it runs one size larger while size 00P (review here) was a bit too short in the overall length.
I also tried on this floral lined trench coat (sorry no pictures or video clip) when I came across it in store in size 00P but it was at least 2 sizes too big. The shoulders and sleeves were very wide. LOFT always make trenches with pretty linings but it's disappointing when the sizing is a struggle.
If you liked this post please check out my other LOFT reviews.
LOFT'S UPDATED RETURN POLICY
Thanks to Kristie for alerting me to the fact that LOFT's return policy changed from 45 days to 30 days for purchases made on July 9, 2018 and after. I've been receiving a few direct messages weekly from those of you that have noticed. I figured it was worth mentioning on here for anyone else that may have missed this important update.
QUICK HAIR UPDATES
On an unrelated note, if you struggle to find decent hair clips don't slip out these small twist hair clips hold my fine hair and they do not slip out. You can see it in my pony tail here.
I shared a quick IGTV video on the Drybar Brush Crush versus the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer the other day here and you can read about my first impressions here. In short, I returned the Drybar Brush Crush because I think that it is too hot for my thin and fine hair type. I was testing it at 310 degrees and with misuse you can make your hair flat and lose precious volume. On the other hand, the Revon Volumizer brush is easy to use and creates the desired volume. I use the LOW setting for my hair type. I don't have the patience to section and dry my hair so I still dry it with a regular blow dryer. I only use the Revlon device for styling and creating volume.
Lastly, if you struggle with thinning hair then you may want to try applying Castor oil and/or Jojoba oil nightly. With continued use I have seen an improvement in growth in my problem areas which are the front temples and in my natural part in the back. My friend Su also noticed an improvement in the length and thickness of her hair. I had originally shared an update regarding this in my Daily Updates page on July 11th.
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