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Madewell Ruffle-Sleeve Midi Dress in Oasis Palms, size XXS

Happy Friday eve! I’m currently watching Stranger Things with my husband as I edit this post and we only just started season 1.

I love this oasis print for the summer and I wore the dress twice during the long weekend. Madewell doesn’t offer this dress in petite sizes but size XXS fit me well. It was a bit loose in the waist but you can tighten the sash for a closer fit. The measurements of size XXS are as follows: 34″ chest (measured pit to pit), 29.5″ empire waist, 42″ total length. I just noticed that this dress available in limited sizes and it’s $55.99 after you apply the code VERYRARE for an extra 30% off sale styles. I ordered the dress when it was on sale for $79.99 so I wish I waited but I am not familiar with Madewell’s sale cycle. I’ll have to see if they can do a price adjustment.

Madewell Ruffle-Sleeve Midi Dress in Oasis Palms, size XXS

Madewell Ruffle-Sleeve Midi Dress in Oasis PalmsOUTFIT DETAILS: Madewell Ruffle-Sleeve Midi Dress in Oasis Palms, size XXS | Treasure & Bond Miles Slide Sandal | Straw bag | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

SALE ALERTS

LOFT – Get 30-50% off almost everything. The best deals are 50% off tees and shorts. Also save an extra 50% off sale styles. Sale ends 7/13 at 11:59PM ET.

Ann Taylor Get 50% off tops, 40% off dresses, 40% off pants, 30% off accessories and save an extra 40% off sale styles. Use code BEATTHEHEAT. Sale ends 7/13 at 11PM ET.

My nsale page has been updated but I’ll have to wait until tomorrow at 12:30PM ET to see if I’m able to shop the sale online. I shared a tip in previous years that allowed you to shop the sale without a Nordstrom card and I’m curious if it will still work this year. Update 12:30PM ET: The workaround is not working this year since they are verifying your Nordstrom card number.

REVIEWS

Treasure & Bond Miles Slide SandalTreasure & Bond Miles Slide Sandal | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

These slide sandals run true to size. The band feels slightly narrow across the tops of my feet but I hope they’ll stretch with wear due to the material. I wonder if going up half a size would help but I’m afraid the length of the sole would be too long.

Vince Camuto Crasantha SandalVince Camuto Crasantha Sandal | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

These slingback mules fit true to size. I wish I wasn’t in such a hurry to buy and wear them since the strap in the back of the right pair is looser than the left pair. If you like this style it’s available in many colors through Nordstrom Rack and it’s also available in a leopard print at Nordstrom.

Ann Taylor Kennedy Cork Heeled SandalsAnn Taylor Kennedy Cork Heeled Sandals | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

These cork sandals fit true to size. I wore them the other day when it was raining heavily and they dried without any stains. The straps don’t dig into my feet and the block heel makes them stable for walking around the city.

Straw bagStraw Bag | LOFT Floral Cutout Back Peplum Top, size XXS regular (last featured here) | Click here to view a short clip

You can pull the drawstrings on the lining of the bag to close it in order to keep your things secure inside.

Ann Taylor Pleated Flare Dress, size 0PAnn Taylor Pleated Flare Dress, size 0P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This navy blue dress fits true to size. It’s fully lined and not sheer and it’s a modest length and cut that’s appropriate for work. Size 0P measurements: 32″ chest (measured pit to pit), 24″ waist unstretched (stretches easily to 32″), 35.5″ total length.

Ann Taylor Doubleweave Side Button Sheath Dress, size 0PAnn Taylor Doubleweave Side Button Sheath Dress, size 0P | Ann Taylor Mila Scalloped Perforated Leather Pumps (review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I love the side button detail of this dress and there is a small slit on the same side as the buttons. I ordered two sizes but I prefer my usual size 0P. The shoulders are narrow so you may want to size up for comfort if you have broader shoulders or a larger chest. Size 0P measurements: 13″ across the shoulder seams, 31.5″ chest (measured pit to pit) 28″ at the empire waist, 35″ total length. In comparison size 2P measured: 13.5″ across the shoulder seams, 32.5″ chest (measured pit to pit), 28.5″ at the empire waist, 36″ total length. Update 7/14: I’m returning this dress since my friend said it makes me look wide.

Ann Taylor Polka Dot Wrap Dress, size 0PAnn Taylor Polka Dot Wrap Dress, size 0P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This polka dot dress is a new arrival and it runs true to size. If you like the color and print it’s also available as a skirt and blouse.

Ann Taylor Button Front Ribbed Flare Dress, size XSPAnn Taylor Button Front Ribbed Flare Dress, size XSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This ribbed dress runs true to size but the seam of the left side wasn’t smooth unlike the right side. The buttons are functional but you can only unbutton the first button so that you have to pull the dress on over your head. The material has a nice weight to it.

LOFT Leopard Print Tie Waist Flutter DressLOFT Leopard Print Tie Waist Flutter Dress, size XSPLOFT Leopard Print Tie Waist Flutter Dress, size XSP (review of size XS regular here) | Ann Taylor Mila Scalloped Perforated Leather Pumps (review here) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This dress runs true to size. I previously tried on size XS regular in this post and I ordered my usual size XSP for a better fit. Size XSP measurements: 34″ chest (measured pit to pit), 29.5″ waist, 33″ total length. If you don’t like the sash tied in the front you can also tie the two ends as a cute bow in the back as seen here in this style tip shared by @loveloft_northernnj.

LOFT Smocked Wide Leg Crop Jumpsuit, size SPLOFT Smocked Wide Leg Crop Jumpsuit, size SP | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I wanted this burgundy jumpsuit when it was a new arrival but I never got around to ordering it. Size SP is a looser fit on me and there’s too much material at the hips in this size for it to be flattering. I would need my usual size XSP for the best fit.

LOFT Pleated Knit Midi Skirt, size XXSPLOFT Pleated Knit Midi Skirt, size XXSP | LOFT Dot Buttoned Petal Sleeve Top, size XSP (review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I received a request to try on this black pleated skirt. Size XXSP has a 26″ waistband (unstretched) and 27.5″ total length. The skirt is unlined so it can be sheer in strong sunlight. You can see my hand in this closeup clip. The material is 65% polyester and 35% rayon. The store styled it with the popular covered button cami in black for a tonal look. However, I noticed that the skirt has a matching pleated swing tank.

LOFT Pleated Knit Midi SkirtLOFT Covered Button Strappy Cami | LOFT Pleated Knit Midi Skirt

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