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Hi, I'm Jess.

I live and work in the greater Boston area with my instagram husband who helps me out with my photos. My day job involves single sign-on, data transfers, SCORM, learning management systems and other less glamorous tech terms and acronyms that I won't bore you with since you're likely here for fashion. I'm a fan of LOFT and Ann Taylor so if you love these brands then I hope I can be your go-to resource especially when it comes to shopping and saving more!

I started sharing my LOFT fitting room reviews after I received the dreaded 90 day return ban twice back in 2013 (hangs head in shame). I mainly shopped online since the petite styles and in-store selection were very slim back in 2012. I ended up returning a lot of items that did not fit due to vanity sizing, inconsistent sizing or quality issues. I hope that my fitting room reviews will help you order the right size at a great price. If you're new to my blog you can refer to my measurements for size reference.

Ann Taylor Capri Garden V-Neck Maxi Dress

Flash forward to 2018 and LOFT still has not changed their return policy for scanning IDs on returns with a valid receipt in order to deter excessive returns. Note: Based on my recent experience, the LOFT stores are more likely to scan your ID for returns on merchandise purchased in-store versus returns on merchandise purchased online. You can continue to make purchases but the 90 day return ban applies to in-store returns only so you can still make returns via mail at the cost of the return shipping label. While I was disappointed and discouraged by the temporary return ban (it was a long 3 months each time) I still genuinely love LOFT's clothing. I turned my negative experience into a positive one by sharing my fitting room reviews online. All opinions are my own and I try my best to keep it honest.

I now frequent my local stores more often and I know many of the associates by name. I also had the honor and pleasure of doing a Instagram takeover for LOFT in January 2017-- hooray for 24 hours of insta-fame!

Fitting room reviews are a essential part of my online shopping process and documenting my try-ons is as much for my own benefit as well as my loyal followers who also have a difficult time deciding between sizes. Anyone can take fitting room photos and make something look like a "must have" with strategic camera/body angling so I usually try to include a video clip from my try-ons below each image as a better point of reference. Occasionally I share gems from other brands but I do a majority of my shopping at LOFT and Ann Taylor because their clothes fit me best. I enjoy sharing my favorite finds and a good sale. My personal style is classic and simple. Less is more.

I'm striving to be more selective about the things I buy and keep and I periodically cull my closet to keep it manageable. Please check out my Poshmark to shop my closet.

Ann Taylor Chambray Trench Coat + Floral Eyelet Pencil Skirt

A little more about me:

- I am introverted (INFJ) so I am most comfortable one on one or in smaller groups (more than 4-5 is a crowd).
- My parents are Taiwanese but I was born and raised in the US. Growing up I spoke Taiwanese with my family at home. I do not speak or understand Mandarin beyond some basic words.
- I visited the city of Boston, MA for college. I fell in love with the city and I stayed in Boston after graduation after finding a job at a publishing company where I still work (going on 13+ years).
- When I'm not blogging I enjoy cooking and binge watching Netflix series with my husband. I also love reading but since taking up blogging I haven't left myself with a lot of free time to enjoy a good book.
- I love bubble (boba) tea, Taiwanese comfort food like minced pork, paneer makhani, Japanese curry, hamburg, mapo tofu, spaghetti and meatballs and I prefer fried dumplings. I don't like lobster or shellfish despite living in New England.

I would love it if you followed me via the social channels below. I'm most active on Instagram and I typically share the latest sales via my Instagram stories for avid shoppers.


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I hope to see you again real soon!

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  1. Can someone help find the Dressshirt item code 415970 size 8 or 10?

  2. @simone marcario I saw your comment and Size 8 just popped back online! :)




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