Recent Purchases (Including What I Ordered For The NSale) & A Few New Reviews

Ann Taylor Polka Dot Square Neck Top, size XXS regular

Happy Friday! Get 40% off your full-price purchase (Cardmembers get 50% off) and save an extra 50% off sale styles at LOFT. Use code WINWIN. They didn’t have a lot of new arrivals this week.

Weekend sale update! Get an extra 70% off 3+ sale items at Ann Taylor. Discount reflected at discount. Sale ends 7/23 at 3AM ET. Refer to all of my Ann Taylor reviews here or on Pinterest here (each pin will take you to the original post with the review).

If you’re looking for my NSale picks please scroll down to the bottom of this post and I also created a dedicated page for this year here.

Ann Taylor Polka Dot Square Neck Top, size XXS regular

This polka dot top is one of my sale purchases from this past week. My usual size XXS regular fit me well but note that the material has no give so it can be a closer fit if you’re curvy.

Ann Taylor Polka Dot Square Neck Top, size XXS regularOUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Polka Dot Square Neck Top, size XXS regular | LOFT Riviera Shorts with 4 Inch Inseam, size 24/00 regular (review here) | Soludos Ibiza Classic Sneakers (review here) | Straw bag (review here) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

Lou & Grey Split Neck Swing Dress, size XXS regularLou & Grey Split Neck Swing Dress, size XXS regular | Ann Taylor Kennedy Cork Heeled Sandals (true to size, review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This grey swing dress runs true to size and I like the pleat down the middle. Size XXS is 33″ total length and measured 30″ at the chest (measured pit to pit). Last week Lou & Grey was included in the promotion even though this dress was (and still is) in the Sneak Preview section. I am having second thoughts about this dress since the material makes it really casual.

Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Split Neck Dress, size XXS regularLou & Grey Signaturesoft Split Neck Dress, size XXS regular | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted to love this dress but it’s a little longer (34″ total length) and looser (34″ chest measured pit to pit) than the grey dress and I didn’t like the fit on me. I wish Lou & Grey still offered petite sizes like when they first launched a few years ago. You could try to shrink this dress if you’re more petite but from my prior experience the signaturesoft material tends to keep its length and shape after laundering.

Anya Hindmarch Small Shoelace Drawstring BagAnya Hindmarch Small Shoelace Drawstring Bag | LOFT Striped Peplum Flutter Tee, size XSP (review here) | Ann Taylor Curvy Frayed Hem Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans in ecru, size 00P (review here) | LOFT Criss Cross Slingback Sandals (true to size, review here and here

I spotted this soft leather bag at Bloomingdale’s and it was 40% off the original price which was still pricey. I wanted to do more research on the colors and sizes and realized that it was sold out in this color online. I linked to Rent The Runway which has the bag in a pretty light blue color but I’ve never used their service before. This small Lee Radziwill leather bag also caught my eye. I’ve been on the lookout for a new bag for the longest time but I haven’t splurged on an investment bag in a long time. I tend to lose my initial excitement from a new bag purchase too quickly to justify the cost. Actually the bag I think I really want and have been eying for years is the Celine belt bag but I need to try them on for sizing.

Ann Taylor Janie Gingham Heeled SandalsAnn Taylor Janie Gingham Heeled Sandals | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These gingham sandals are really cute with the bows on the straps. I found that they fit true to size and the straps are comfortable on my slightly wider feet. I do wish the heel height was a little lower but I do like the block heel which is on trend. I have the gingham pumps (review here) which I love and would recommend.

LOFT Chambray Puff Shoulder Blouse, size XSPLOFT Chambray Puff Shoulder Blouse, size XSP (previously reviewed here) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This chambray top has been on my wishlist but I haven’t pulled the trigger. I did a Instagram story poll the other day and 57% of the respondents were for me getting this blouse. It fits true to size but the relaxed fit and thicker material doesn’t tuck into bottoms nicely so it’s best worn untucked. I wouldn’t try sizing down since the chest would be too snug.

LOFT Tie Waist Wide Leg Pants, size XXSPLOFT Tie Waist Wide Leg Pants, size XXSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These pants run one size bigger and size XXSP fits like a loose size XSP on me. The belt sash is removable and it has functional pockets. If you love wide leg pants then these are worth a try.

LOFT Tie Waist Wide Leg Pants, size XXSP

LOFT Daisy Flounce Flare Dress, size XSPLOFT Daisy Flounce Flare Dress, size XSP | Click here and here to view a clip from my try-on

I received a request to try on this dress and my usual size XSP fit me but I noticed that the hem hits me in the middle of the knee cap. The knot on the side hits at an odd, unflattering place on my hip and if you don’t have a flatter belly the ruching accentuates that problem area as seen here.

Ironland Stackable Plastic Shoe Storage

I got this stackable plastic shoe storage and I bought 2 sets of 12. Individually the boxes are not very sturdy but when you stack them together they hold up well and the overall look is nice and neat. I wear size 7 in women’s shoes and they fit with room to spare. For higher heels you will need to arrange the shoes on their sides. They do not fit clunkier shoes such as snow boots but they fit my stacked and wedge heeled booties. They also fit my husband’s size 13 Adidas Pureboost sneakers while the listing says that they fit up to men’s size 10. Another reviewer and collector of basketball sneakers mentioned that they fit up to men’s size 12 if you lay them on the side. Update 7/21: I just posted an IGTV of how I assembled them here.

Lastly, my nsale page has been updated. I actually updated it last week but I threw in the towel when I found out that you had to shop early access with a card this year. Public Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is today through August 4th. There’s a very limited selection for petites which helped to narrow down my choices. A few items I wanted are currently sold out but I may online stalk them and order them if my size pops back. Here are some basics I ordered to try and I will share another update when I receive them since my entire order shipped:

Update 7/22: My nsale page has been updated with a few new reviews.

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