This week felt like a long week despite being a four day work week. I’ll just dive right into this week’s reviews. I’ve been meaning to order this midi dress from Amazon for some time and I recently saw it on Jen which reminded me to finally order it. Size small fit me well and the dress is fully lined and well made with adjustable straps.
TRY-ONS & FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and currently 114 instead of my usual 110 pounds. I’m usually size XS petite in tops and 0/25 petite in pants and jeans. If you’re new to my blog I typically share the link to a short video clip below each image (the same video clips I share in my Instagram stories swipe ups during sales). My Pinterest is also up to date if you prefer a more visual catalog of my reviews. You can also check out my other reviews organized by retailer here.
OUTFIT DETAILS: PRETTYGARDEN Summer Spaghetti Strap Midi Dress, size Small | LOFT Linen Cotton Moto Jacket, size XXP (old favorite, review here) | LOFT Pull Through Drop Earrings (last seen here) | Rattan Clutch | c/o Ann Taylor Lorna Cork Heeled Sandals (true to size) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me
I wore this outfit last weekend when it decided to be shorts weather in Boston. I actually paired it with a white cardigan since I always get chilly.
OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Ikat Dot Sleeveless Camp Shirt, size XXSP (review here) | LOFT Crepe Pull On Shorts, size XXS regular (review here in black) | LOFT Pull Through Drop Earrings (last seen here) | LOFT Criss Cross Slingback Sandals (true to size, review here and here) | Zara bucket bag with topstitching (past season color, currently available in black) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me
OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Hutton Blazer In Stripe, size 0P | Ann Taylor Asymmetric Seamed Top, size 0P (review here) | Similar black skinny jeans here and here | c/o Ann Taylor Mila Scalloped Suede Pumps (true to size, review here) | Click here to view a clip from my try-on
I scored earlier this striped blazer earlier this week when it was an extra 60% off sale styles. I took my usual size 0P. My coworker bought this blazer which reminded me that it had been on my wishlist from earlier in the season.
OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor End on End Cotton Perfect Shirt, size 0P (similar here, review here) | Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans, size 26W x 28L petite (review here) | LOFT Pull Through Drop Earrings (last seen here) | Time and Tru Leigh Tote (review here) | Ann Taylor Mila Scalloped Perforated Leather Pumps (true to size, review here) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me
I wore this outfit to work the other day and my husband even complimented me on the heels which is always nice when he notices.
Ann Taylor Belted Eyelet Top, size 00 regular (review of size 0P here) | Similar black skinny jeans here and here | Ann Taylor Lanie Colorblock Leather Slingback Pump (true to size, review here) | Click here to view a clip from my try-on
Here is the eyelet top I received in the mail after I tried on size 0P in store due to my impatience. I’m still undecided about the belt sash detail.
Click here to see a closeup of the navy and white floral print. This dress looked short in the missy sizes so I tried on size 0 regular for size and it fits like size 0P or 2P. The chest is loose on me as seen here so I passed on this size. There’s a similar maxi length dress that I spotted in store yesterday but it’s not yet available for sale online (you can see it on @melissamurphydcva).
OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Tie Sleeve Denim Jacket, size SP (review here, review of size XSP here) | LOFT Lemon Halter Romper, size XS regular | Ann Taylor Shreya Scalloped Suede Flats (true to size, review here) | Click here to view a clip from my outfit
I was searching for this lemon flutter shell in petites but I came across this cute romper in XS regular. XS regular fits like size XSP and the length is very short so I felt like it showed too much leg for my comfort. The rise of the shorts feels short waisted so if you have a longer torso then this romper will likely feel like it’s giving you a wedgie.
OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Tie Sleeve Denim Jacket, size SP (review here, review of size XSP here) | LOFT Stripe Ribbed V-Neck Sweater Tank, size XS regular | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me
Click here to view a clip of the loose weave up close. This sweater tank also comes in solid colors here. It’s a looser relaxed fit that does not cling to your body. I felt like the stripes make me look wider but it looks cute with a denim jacket over it. Size XS regular is a petite friendly length and for reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and I usually prefer tops that are 23-24″ total length.
This plaid top is currently almost sold out online. It is really cute but for the particular top I tried I noticed that the sides didn’t fall smoothly against the body as seen here.
This whisper white top is an off white color and it fits just like the bouquet buttoned petal sleeve top featured here (review here). The top has a boxy flowy fit so if you prefer more fitted tops then you will not like this blouse. The polyester material isn’t too thin so it’s not see through.
I wanted this floral shell after seeing it on the store manager at Ann Taylor who has the cutest style. My usual size XSP fit me well.
These wide leg pants run bigger since size XXSP has a 28″ waist unstretched. Size XXSP has a 22.5″ inseam and 18″ ankle opening. These pants are a great option for work but I prefer the lengthening effect of skinny jeans/pants.
OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Tie Sleeve Denim Jacket, size SP (review here, review of size XSP here) | LOFT Floral Flutter Cap Sleeve Shell, size XSP | LOFT Floral Fluid Drawstring Pants, size XXSP | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me
If you pair the floral top and pants together they look like a jumpsuit (click here to view a clip of the set on me). To break up the floral print you can add a denim jacket. Size XXSP fit me a bit snug in the pants since it has a lower rise than the black wide leg pants but I didn’t get a chance to try on size XSP for comparison.
These drawstring pants run one size bigger since size XXSP fits like my usual size XSP. I wish that the tie at the waist didn’t come with the gold beads on the ends.
This polka dot dress is fully lined and it runs true to LOFT sizing but the bust darts are not flattering on my smaller chest (I’m a 32A/34AA in petite bras). Size 0P has a 28″ waist.
I previously tried on this dress in petites but I spotted size 00 regular so I had to try it on again since the dress is really cute. It’s a bit shorter than I prefer and I always feel really vulnerable especially on windy days when you have to hold the hem of your dresses and skirts for fear of having a Marilyn moment.
I was curious about this new pom pom straw tote and I finally saw it in stores. It is well made but the bigger size felt overwhelming on my petite frame. Update 6/5: I ended up getting this tote in store as seen here and here.
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