Happy Friday! I’m back with some new reviews this week but a few of my various orders are still in transit.
For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and currently 108 pounds. I’m usually size XS petite in tops and 0/25 petite in pants and jeans. I typically share the link to a short video clip below each image (the same video clips that I share in my Instagram stories swipe ups). 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.
The above fringe sweater runs true to size and it is a true white. It’s 100% cotton and when I saw it on the tables over the weekend I didn’t like it but it looks better on. It is more fitted through the waist and hips which is my main reservation with keeping it since I prefer a more relaxed fit for my tops.
I went with my usual size XXS regular for some extra length for this dotted layering top. It has a hi-lo shirttail hem that’s very flattering.
I was curious about this boxy tee when I spotted it online. I ordered this one (available in three colors) and the v-neck version (pictured below) to try in my usual size and I like the cropped length for effortless front tucks for petites without the awkward bunching on the sides. Note that the v-neck tee below is more cream/off white in person. The black color is their usual thin vintage soft tee 100% cotton material and measures 19″ total length, 39″ chest and 39″ along the bottom hem with a 1.25″ split hem. The v-neck tee looks more like a stretch knit with 70% rayon, 27% polyester and 3% spandex and it measures 19.5″ total length, 37″ chest and 36″ with a 1.5″ split hem.
I was excited to try this dress but my usual size is shapeless on me and even the belt doesn’t really help. The buttons at the sleeves are a bit difficult to unfasten since the sleeve length is short on me. 34″ chest, 22″ sleeve length, 13″ upper arm circumference, 35″ waist, 41″ along the bottom hem and 33.5″ total length.
I previously reviewed the flecked version here in size XS regular. The safari gold color is a pretty marigold color for fall and my usual size XS petite fit me well. I wish the flecked version came in petites but it doesn’t at this time. In my impatience I had also found size XS regular to try on below at my local store.
LOFT Funnel Neck Sweatshirt, size XS regular | Converse Womens Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Sneaker (I found it for less at T.J. Maxx) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
This plaid blanket scarf looks really cute but it’s very thick so you need to be careful how you fold and wear it around your neck or else it can feel like a neck brace. This checked blanket scarf is another great option for the fall and winter.
I reviewed this sweater in the cream and black version last year here. This new camel colorway is a much cuter option in my opinion and size XS regular fit me well.
This hooded cardigan is so cute and the sleeves of size XS regular are very long so I plan on ordering it in petites to try. The sleeves aren’t too snug so you can layer a long sleeve top under it comfortably.
I previously reviewed this top in my usual size XSP here however after taking another look at the video clip I realized that sizing down would be best. Size XXSP is still a loose and relaxed fit on me.
I ordered these cozy denim leggins in indigo in my usual size 25/0P and they fit about one size smaller. Size 25/0P has a 26″ waist, 10″ rise and 26″ inseam but the 8″ ankle opening was very narrow I couldn’t get them on past my heels. The pair I received new in the package didn’t smell bad and the color is a dark blue as seen here.
I also ordered these bow mules to try but the soles are narrow and the length is a half a size too short as seen here and here. They’re not well made since you can clearly see the beige lining of the shoe as seen here.
J.Crew Factory Boiled Wool Topcoat in camel, size 00 | Ann Taylor Chain Link Mock Neck Top, size XXS regular (old/sold out, similar striped version here) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on
My friend Ly shared the J.Crew Factory version of the topcoat after I reviewed the J.Crew version here. The sleeves fit me better but I don’t like the three button style and I also wasn’t a fan of the exposed seams. The factory version isn’t itchy to me unlike J.Crew version since the material is 58% polyester, 36% wool and 6% other fibers. The measurements of size 00 are as follows: 16″ shoulders, 23″ sleeve length, 12″ upper arm circumference, 37″ chest, 38″ waist, 40″ hips, 43″ along the bottom hem and 34.5″ total length.
I spotted this loafers on Franco Sarto’s Instagram feed here and I had to order them to try. The nude patent color is a pretty powder pink in person. My usual size 7 is a bit loose in the back of the heel but my feet swell when I walk so I’m not sure that I would size down. To be honest they’re not my usual style so I’m debating on whether or not I should keep them if I can figure out a way to style them with a few outfits. They are a great fit for slightly wider feet but I wouldn’t recommend these loafers if you have narrow feet. They have a almost 1.75″ block heel.
There are a lot of new arrivals on Ann Taylor‘s website and you can get 50% off full-price styles with the code THANKS1. ALL Rewards Loyalty Members can also stack code goALLin for an extra 15% off which is a combined total savings of 57.5% off retail! This latter promo code ends 10/21 at 3AM ET. I ordered a few things to try which are linked to this post on my Insta Shop.
If you’re an ALL Rewards Credit Cardmember you should have received unique codes for 50% off one full-price item valid at LOFT, LOFT Outlet, Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Factory valid 10/15-10/23. I received the email (subject: Your new ALL Rewards Mastercard® Credit Card has a special surprise for you) around noon ET on 10/15. The number below the in-store barcode for this email promotion is 51900000010 as seen here.
There’s also about one month left to use the LOFT Cares cards and Ann Cares Cards. You can use them to shop (they’re valid in stores only) to save an additional 20-25% as explained here now through November 15, 2019.
BACK IN STOCK
J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00 regular
The popular Chateau parka returns is back in stock in new colors and it’s also available in a puffer jacket style this season. Please check out my previous review here. I took size 00 regular when I tried it on in years past to reassess the fit. I’m interested in the new Lady Day coat which is available to pre-order. Update 10/20: Special thanks to Rakela for sharing that you can stack codes BUNDLEUP for 40% off + THESKIMM for an extra 20% off on jcrew.com for this coat!
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