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DAILY UPDATES

Refer to this page for daily updates between blog posts.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

I am cleaning up this Daily Updates page and removed some older posts. Feel free to me know what you'd like to see on this page between blog posts.

Tip: If you check out my flickr and Insta Shop you can usually catch me uploading images (and video clips) in advance of a blog post. Keep an eye out for an update on my Flickr as I work on an upcoming post!

FYI. I believe LOFT will have a Cyber sale this weekend with free shipping if they repeat last year's sale right around this time of year (end of September/start of October). Last year they did a cyber event for 50% off and free shipping. Fingers crossed it's the same promotion this year!

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Shop my Ann Taylor mystery flash sale picks in this quick new blog post while everything is 50% off!

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

There are two new posts today! Please check out this post for new fitting room reviews and this post is my first collaboration with LOFT x rewardStyle (made possible thanks to your support)!

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

There are a lot of new arrivals at LOFT! Check out my favorites over on my Insta Shop.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

Please check out my new blog post here for the latest fitting room reviews and my first impressions of the new Drybar Brush Crush.

AUGUST 30, 2018

Interesting article about pointless work (or in my case feeling like I don't have enough to do) which may explain why I turn to blogging (to an extent) to keep busy.

AUGUST 28, 2018

I will be doing a major closet purge within the next few weeks! I just created a page for my Poshmark here and I will be updating the page with the sizes and links to items I need to let go of in advance of posting them to Poshmark so you can get first dibs on the items if you send me a private message.

AUGUST 15, 2018

I came across a very interesting article today about the Khasi people of Mawlynnong who follow a matrilineal system. If I ever had the travel bug I would love to visit this village which has been dubbed the cleanest village in India.

I was also curious about India of late because one of my old pins (this one) went viral over a month ago and my monthly Pinterest views went from 100k to 738k this month. There has also been an increase in referral traffic to my blog all from this pin which has somewhat impacted my bounce rate. India has a population of 1.324 billion people to put things in perspective.

I haven't read the all three books in the Crazy Rich Asians triology but I can't wait to watch the movie on Saturday with my husband.

I added Elder Millenials to my watchlist on Netflix since it was recommended by my boss.

AUGUST 13, 2018

Select Lou & Grey styles are now available for purchase via Nordstrom! Nordstrom does price match in case you see the item on sale on loft.com or louandgrey.com.

I shared some updates over on my Insta Shop. I've been waiting for a good sale at LOFT and Ann Taylor to share new try-ons. I also updated my Poshmark with some shoes for sale (I wear size 7).

AUGUST 9, 2018

Amazon increased my monthly gift card to $200 in August thanks to your overwhelming support of my recommendations in July! If there is anything fashion related that you would like me to review via Amazon Prime please let me know.

I also updated my FAQ today in case you wanted to know more about me.

AUGUST 1, 2018

I noticed that the new version o my favorite Francesca driving flats are back this season. I love the simple buckle detail and the deep olive color.

There's a new IGTV video of what my husband and I did yesterday.

JULY 23, 2018

I noticed that you can now link to Instagram stories highlights! As a quick test here is a link to my shoe reviews highlights. At this time you have to have an Instagram account in order to watch (you're required to login to Instagram) but I hope they will change that since IGTV videos can be embedded outside of the app.

My husband and I started watching Kim's Convenience last night on Netflix. We're already on episode 7 and there's only 2 seasons.

JULY 16, 2018

It's Amazon Prime day and if you're considering a membership you can read more about it here.

JULY 11, 2018

I started using Jamaican black castor oil on July 5th for my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. It's been a full week so I figured I'd share an update. I tried a few different ways to apply the castor oil but what works well for me is to mix/dilute the oil with aloe vera gel since the oil is very thick on its own. The oil has a roasted smell (the smell will dissipate) to it so mixing it with aloe vera gel helps with the smell. I wish the 8oz glass bottle came a dropper for easier dispensing so I have been using a q-tip for application. I have thin, fine hair so I have only been applying a dime sized amount of the castor oil and a pump of the aloe vera gel. I sometimes mix in lavender EO (if you're pregnant or nursing do not use lavender EO) since I heard it also helps to promote hair growth.

I apply the castor oil and aloe vera gel mixture to my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes at night but I haven't been as diligent during the day. My eyebrows had some tiny, sparse spots and after a week those sparse spots seem to have filled in so I now have less to fill in when I'm getting ready in the mornings (yay for small wins!). Unfortunately, unlike other reviewers' experience my lashes haven't seen any growth or thickness yet. I first tried to apply castor oil by itself to my lashes but it was too thick and it made my eyes water. My eyes tolerate castor oil best when it's mixed with aloe vera gel and applied sparingly with a q-tip. Too generous of an application and my eyes water when I lay down.

I have issues with a receding hairline on the right and left temples and the back of my natural part has become more visible than I would have liked now that I'm in my mid 30's. I've been so self conscious about my visible part that I even fixate on other people's parts. I noticed that a lot of Asian females suffer from thinning hair at their natural parts so it's not just me.

I focus on massaging the castor oil and aloe vera gel into the roots of the problem areas and my receding hairline is already seeing an improvement after one week. The baby hairs at my temples are coming in nice and fluffy. I'm still waiting to see more improvement to the back of my part. I also had a very mild case of dandruff and I have seen no tell-tale white flakes since applying castor oil to my roots. I wash my hair every day which is supposedly not normal/recommended since everyone else seems to talk about their unwashed hair and love for dry shampoo. I only apply castor oil to my hair at night before bed. I tried applying castor oil to my hair in the mornings but the oil causes me to loose what little volume I have in my hair before the end of the day.

Update 8/9: Since last week (7/29) I switch to using Jojoba oil mixed  with aloe vera which I prefer because it doesn't have any scent, it's less oily and it works just as well for my fine hair texture. You can see a recent video clip of my hair for the movement and shine in this IGTV video. My last haircut was June 8th.

Update 9/21: I switched to this brand of Castor oil end of August since I cannot stand the smell of Jamaican black castor oil.

JULY 10, 2018

Thanks to Kristie for alerting me to the fact that LOFT's return policy has changed from 45 days to 30 days. This update to their return policy applies for purchases made July 9th and onward. Does anyone remember when LOFT used to have a 60 day return policy?

JULY 8, 2018

I uploaded my first IGTV today @whatjesswore! Please let me know what you think and if you prefer this format or regular Instagram stories videos with the option to swipe up for the product links.

I just made a dedicated page on my blog about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for those looking for my sales picks. I also took away Disqus and I have enabled comments via the native platform for my blog so hopefully it's easier for you to leave comments or questions.

JULY 4, 2018

I reorganized my purchases page and I also updated this page of my blog so that you can easily find my reviews by retailer. It's found under the 'Shop' tag of my blog at the very bottom.

JUNE 28, 2018

I tried using lavender essential oil on my mosquito bites as recommended by one of my kind followers yesterday and I'm happy to report that it helps with the itch. My spots were also less red when I woke up this morning. She recommended using the one from doTERRA but I was desperate so the one I found and tried is this one carried at CVS.

JUNE 26, 2018

Today is the launch of Ann Taylor Factory online! Similar to LOFT Outlet which launched on June 19th they offer unique to factory styles as well as repeats of past season favorite styles such as the flat version of these cork ankle strap sandals.

JUNE 25, 2018

If you love LOFT & Ann Taylor I discovered this eBay shop via one of my friends. I have no idea how they can sell these items at a discount but they do have really good deals. I noticed they hardly have items in petite sizes but they usually update their shop with regular missy sizes.

JUNE 19, 2018

It's a big day for LOFT Outlet because you can now shop their newest styles online! I noticed some issues with the site but I'm sure they're working out all of the features that may not be fully functional right now. I'm currently eyeing this cropped 3/4 sleeve denim jacket in white.

JUNE 18, 2018

I just came across this very interesting article regarding "Why You Can't Really Trust Negative Product Reviews." It's a good read but if you're pressed for time just read the last 7 short paragraphs.

I know a lot of you are holding out for a LOFT sale with free shipping and I checked my archives and I believe they will not do this until later this month. So far they've been following last year's sale schedule to a T according to my archives. Meanwhile they have extended and slightly upgraded their latest sale today which I updated here.

JUNE 15, 2018

Yesterday I picked up my items for an upcoming collaboration with Ann Taylor. I shared this straw pom pom clutch in my Instagram stories and it's a good size for some visual impact for those times when my J.Crew rattan clutch is too small. I wish they also offered it in white or even light pink pom poms since I tend to wear more neutral pairings. The Ann Taylor clutch measures 12.75" across width-wise, 7" tall and 2" wide. It has a magnetic closure and an inner zip pocket on the green lining. As a quick and hack I looped together the ends of this gold chain strap in order to use it as a temporary way of converting the clutch into a shoulder bag as seen here. I have the 100cm length.

I wanted the matching fedora but the hat is too loose on my average (medium) sized head. I have a 22" circumference when I measured my head the way I prefer my hats to tilt. I also found a helpful page that helps you figure out what hat size you are although Ann Taylor's hats are one size.

JUNE 12, 2018

I updated my thredUP Closet Clean Out post and I posted a few looks on my Insta Shop.

Last night I received this cami in white and black in size XSP and it fits perfectly. It's the best petite length cami I own with adjustable straps thanks to my fellow petite friend. I had previously ordered size SP in nude and white which was too loose fitting but size XSP hugs perfectly.

JUNE 8, 2018

I just noticed that thredUP updated the items they took from my bag with pictures. Click here to see all of the items they accepted and listed.

MAY 31, 2018

Yesterday I got a question about my Zara straw bag and I managed to find the same exact style on Amazon with the black pom poms! I linked to that one and a similar one below:




MAY 29, 2018

I updated my Poshmark closet last night! Please check it out and let me know if you have any questions.

MAY 8, 2018
I just ordered these sunglasses after seeing them in Sandy's stories.

MAY 7, 2018

I somehow missed the memo but I just noticed four petite bras by The Little Bra Company at Target! I will order this strapless bra to try and this military jacket since it looked so good on my coworker.

I'm happy to report that this lily print dress (review here) washed well on cold and air dried. It didn't shrink on me which has been my past experience with 100% rayon.

MAY 2, 2018

I recently updated my Instagram stories highlights by retailer for try-ons. I hope this helps you find what you're looking for more easily.

APRIL 13, 2018

I was reading about avocado for face masks and if you like to get rid of your tan faster then you may want to try this tip. I usually prefer to stay covered or in the shade during the summer since my skin tans rather easily.

Yesterday I did an updated review of the Hermes Lindy 30 dupe in the taupe and blue colors in my Instagram stories. It is also saved to my highlights in my profile if you're looking for it. I'll do an updated blog post soon!

APRIL 6, 2018

I'm starting to pick up my Pinterest account again and I'll share sizing in the comments of my pins where applicable.

APRIL 3, 2018

I came across a new brand today called Bershka which is a sister site to Zara. I'm curious about their quality. If only they had the same return policy as Zara. This crepe blazer comes in a lot of colors. This pug and cactus print top is adorable. I'm eyeing the following shoes: 1, 2, 3, 4. These bags look cute: 1, 2, 3.

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