Summer Dresses & Recent Purchases

Summer Dress Reviews on www.whatjesswore.com

Happy Sunday! I’m back with a review of some dresses since the weather this long weekend won’t allow me to wear any of them.

Max Studio Yarn Dye Tiered Short Dress, size XSMax Studio Yarn Dye Tiered Short Dress, size XS | Celine Pico Belt Bag in grained calfskin | Chinese Laundry Artist Leather Sandal in natural (review here, similar jelly version here) | Click here view the clips from my try-on

I’ve been curious about this dress and I finally ordered it to try. Size XS fits me well and the v-neck isn’t too low nor too revealing. The skirt portion is lined so it’s not too sheer. It’s also available in light green and white stripes here.

Taylor Lace Dress, size 2Taylor Lace Dress, size 2 | J.Crew Rattan clutch with chain strap | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I’ve never heard of the Taylor brand but I ordered this dress in size 2 and I was surprised that it fit. 47.5″ total length looks longer on me than the model in the stock image since I’m 5′ 2.5″. The lace dress is an ivory color in person and it’s fully lined with a nude fabric so it’s not see through as seen here for a close up of the lace. It would make a beautiful special event dress and it’s $39.99 through T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. There’s a similar seafoam blue lace dress here.

Taylor Lace Dress, size 2Ann Taylor Strawberry Lined Straw Tote Bag | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

My good friend Annie gifted me this cute straw tote and the strawberry lining is the best part about the bag.

Taylor Lace Dress, size 2LOFT Eyelet Striped Tiered Swing Dress, size XXS regular (similar dress in coral here) | Giarite Velly S (review here) | Zara Vinyl Pearl Slide Sandals (ref no. 6862/001, old from 2020 reviewed here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I took this dress in my usual size for a swingy fit. It’s fully lined so it’s not too sheer. I love the stripes, eyelet detail and pockets and I had ordered it last week when there was a LOFT flash sale for 60% off 4+ items.

LOFT Eyelet Striped Tiered Swing Dress, size XXS regularLOFT Eyelet Striped Tiered Swing Dress, size XXS regular | J.Crew Rattan clutch with chain strap | LOFT Modern Slide Sandals | Threshold 18″ Hennepin Hook Rack with Ledge | Mother of Pearl Accent Table

LOFT Modern Slide SandalsLOFT Modern Slide Sandals (available in 5 colors) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I took these sandals in my usual size. They looked very loose and wide on the models that I almost did not order them but they should fit well if you have slightly wider feet. They’re comfortable and the sole is rubber so there’s less risk of nicking the material that wraps the padded footbed.

I returned this gingham smocked peplum tank top since my usual size XXS regular but the straps were too long. I contemplated reordering the top in size XS petite but I’m not sure how much I’d wear the top so I passed on it for now. I also ordered these destructed high rise skinny ankle jeans in my usual size 25/0P but they were to snug to zip up comfortably and I exchanged them for a size up with the help of customer service.

LOFT Paradise Tiered Maxi Dress, size 0PLOFT Paradise Tiered Maxi Dress, size 0P | J.Crew Rattan clutch with chain strap | LOFT Modern Slide Sandals | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Palm prints (“paradise” prints) are back and I took this maxi dress in my usual size. The chest runs smaller and I have a smaller chest already but I thought it was worth mentioning.

J.Crew Factory Tiered Mini Dress, size XSJ.Crew Factory Tiered Mini Dress, size XS (review of size XXS regular here) | Celine Pico Belt Bag in grained calfskin | Zara Vinyl Pearl Slide Sandals (ref no. 6862/001, old from 2020 reviewed here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I received this simple t-shirt dress in a size up and it’s a much more comfortable fit. J.Crew has a similar dress here with cute ruffle cap sleeves and Walmart also has a similar dress here in certain colors.

RIXO for Target Floral Puff Sleeve Smocked Bodice Dress, size XSRIXO for Target Floral Puff Sleeve Smocked Bodice Dress, size XS | Giarite Velly S (review here) | LOFT Criss Cross Slingback Sandals (old favorites) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I was trying to make up my mind about this dress and size XXS sold out before I could order it. Size XS fits me but the smocked bodice is a little looser but I love the fun floral print and half sleeves. The material is thin and breathable and the skirt portion is sheer due to being unlined so I found this 16″ nude half slip which works perfectly underneath. I wore the dress last weekend when it was near 90 degrees while out for a walk at a local park under the shade of trees as seen here (yes, Ralphie is in a shopping cart with a portable stroller fan to keep cool).

Viet 5 Small Striped Round Hamper With Rope HandlesViet 5 Small Striped Round Hamper With Rope Handles

I bought this small lidded basket some time ago and I keep my sandals in them as seen here. I recently saw that the baskets popped back in stock but the two larger sizes went quickly. I actually meant to get the plain basket with no stripes but it keeps selling out. However, I had originally been eyeing the Serena & Lily Solid La Jolla Basket (in the small size) which is currently 20% off with the code DIVEIN.

NEIWEI 2021 Barely Zero Your-Size-Is-The-Size Spaghetti Strap Wireless Bra + Brief Set BundleNEIWEI 2021 Barely Zero Your-Size-Is-The-Size Spaghetti Strap Wireless Bra + Brief Set Bundle (shown in treacly almond)

I caved and ordered the popular one size bras that I’ve seen a lot of other influencers promoting. The band in the bra top is 21 inches (about 53.34 cm). For size reference, I take 32A in these Wacoal petite lace embrace bras which have smaller cups than regular bras. The NEIWEI bras comfortable enough to sleep in and I usually sleep with no bra on. The removable padding adds some shape even if you’re small chested so there your chest won’t be flattened by the bra but the shape of the padding may not work for AA cups. The cups are 6 inches (15.24 cm) across and 6.5 inches (about 16.5 cm) top to bottom. The arm holes are cut  higher so it’s not a good choice to wear under loose clothing with generous armholes.

The mid waist panties are 21 inches at the waist (about 53.34 cm) with a 9 inch (22.86 cm) rise. I have a 28 inch (71.12 cm) waist, 34 inch (86.36 cm) hips and I’m currently 113 pounds 51.25 kg. The panties may be too loose if you’re thinner and have a slender build. For example, if I lost just a few pounds the panties would become too loose for my rear and slide around. The above set is shown in the treacly almond color but I also have the champagne wheat color as well in the older 2020 style. Both shades are good nude colors for my skin tone.

I recently ordered a trio of the the thinner strap bras and matching panties on May 19th and I received the package on June 3rd. Note that the panties are very comfortable but the material in the lighter colors will showcase every bump in your stomach area. I ordered them because I wanted matching panties but I prefer the bras over the panties.

2021 Barely Zero® Your-Size-Is-The-Size Spaghetti Strap Wireless Bra TrioNEIWAI 2021 Barely Zero Your-Size-Is-The-Size Spaghetti Strap Wireless Bra Trio (fluffy peach is a light grey color in person)

If you’re interested in trying out any of the NEIWAI products you can use WELCOME15 for 15% off your entire order or  my referral link for $20 off $50+. Their website will not let you redeem an offer code if you redeem the free gift that they sometimes offer. However, this weekend they’re offering free shipping for a limited time.

Update 6/5: My husband loves the set of 3 men’s boxer briefs that I selected with my last order on May 19th so I ordered him 2 more sets and they arrived fairly quickly. I placed an order on June 5th and they arrived via USPS on June 9th. I’ve noticed the men’s briefs ship more quickly (the first set was a free gift with my previous order and they shipped out immediately separate from the bras) than the 2021 Barely Zero bras since they seem to be in stock in one of their US warehouses. Thank you so much for using my referral link which helped to bring down the cost since I had referral credits to redeem! My husband loves how silky soft the briefs are and he fit his usual size XL.

Cheval Made In Italy Saddle Leather CrossbodyCheval Made In Italy Saddle Leather Crossbody

I was curious about this bag and I ordered it to try since I like the belted strap details and color. Hopefully I will like the quality and size when I receive it. Update 6/5: I received the bag but I didn’t love the color and style in person so I ended up returning it. You can see the bag here and it was just as pictured online except the blue color was a little darker.

Cuyana Mini Double Loop BagCuyana Mini Double Loop Bag

I’ve been eyeing this new mini bag and the cognac color was the favorite in a recent poll I did on Instagram stories. I recently sold a few of my other bags that I haven’t used on Poshmark. I’m also considering the Polene Numero Un Mini Backpack in taupe. I still need to go through all of my bags one more time and I don’t want to make a rash decision since it would be more difficult to return the Polene backpack to Europe if I don’t like it.

Nine West Ieni Flat Slide SandalsNine West Ieni Flat Slide Sandals

I saw these pretty clear sandals at Marshalls in the natural color as seen here but I couldn’t find them in my size to try. I ordered the white color via Marshalls to try and the natural color in my usual size and a half size to try up via Nine West using the code NW202102P25 for 25% off.

To see what I recently purchased I just updated the widget below my latest post on the home page of my site. There were a few items that were not worth mentioning due to the fit. If you saw something I had linked in that widget that you hoped I would review please feel free to ask.

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3 Comments

  1. May 30, 2021 / 11:20 am

    Ok sis every color is your color but these are the cutest outfits omg!

    Tiffany
    Phlanx’s Marketing Specialist

  2. Kendall
    May 30, 2021 / 11:26 am

    I love the RIXO dress on you! Also, there were a couple typos in your blog – “filly lined” and “t-shit”, lol. I thought you would want to know. Thanks for all the great info!

    • May 30, 2021 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you, Kendall! I just fixed the typos and appreciate you mentioning them. I usually try to proofread before publishing and should have waited until the morning when I’m more awake.

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