TRY-ON HAUL // WEEKEND SALE ROUNDUP

Good morning and happy weekend! You guys, the sales are INSANE right now. Unfortunately the Shopbop Spring Sale just ended, but Tory Burch, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and J.Crew are all having mega store-wide sales right now.

A lot of the offerings overlap, plus some of the sales are scaled based on total purchase amount, so you have to compare to figure out the best place to shop, depending on what you’re looking for and how big your order is. Nordstrom will price match, but only on the lowest sale price on the scaled sales (i.e. Tory Burch.)

I also have more try-ons for you this week, mostly from Loft and Bloomingdale’s, but a few from Nordstrom. All info and descriptions are UNDER the pictures.

LOFT SALE: Full Price Dresses and Skirts for $49.50

Full-price dresses and skirts are marked down to $49.50 this weekend. See all my Loft Favorites in The Shop!

LOFT Garden Tie Waist Dress (size small) // This is a great little dress for Easter or other spring events. The cap sleeves are cut nice and high so they don’t show your bra strap under your arms at all — a rarity these days!

The tie is a little funky, so you have to decide if you like it or hate it, but it’s a fun detail. This dress also comes in plus and petite sizes.

also wearing: Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps

LOFT Tie Neck Maxi Dress (size small) // This maxi dress could be dressed up or down, and it’s also cut fairly high under the arms (yay!) This dress also comes in tall and petite sizes.

also wearing: Steve Madden Excited Espadrille Wedge Sandals

LOFT Button Down Pocket Flare Dress (size 6) // I would like this dress a lot better if the skirt were straight, but it would work well for ladies who love the fit and flare style. This dress also comes in plus, tall, and petite sizes.

also wearing: Steve Madden Excited Espadrille Wedge Sandals

LOFT Floral Wrap Dress (size small) // This is a true wrap style, and it’s is a no-go for me, but it would be nice for ladies who are smaller up top. It totally gapes open on me, and no amount of fashion tape would hold this baby in place. I do like the print a lot, though. This dress also comes in plus, tall, and petite sizes.

also wearing: Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps

LOFT Drapey Utility Jumpsuit (size small) // I had high hopes for this jumpsuit, but alas… it isn’t made for my short-waisted figure. It could maybe be tailored… but anyway, if you’re taller than my 5’5″ or if you’re long waisted, this might work for you. I love the styling, and I think someone should definitely snap it up. It’s also on sale for $49.50!

also wearing: Steve Madden Excited Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale

FRIENDS & FAMILY: Take an extra 25% off a large selection of items labeled “TAKE 25% OFF” and on almost everything else, Loyallists get a $25 Reward Card for every $100 you spend. Ends 4/14. Discounts automatically applied at checkout.

Joie Okana Skinny Cargo Pants (size 29) // I showed these last week in the army green, but I returned those and ordered them in black. I’m really liking the utility pant in black for something a little different.

These are true to size, or size up if in between. They were snug at first but did stretch out some with wear. The price is up there, but they’re currently 25% off at Bloomingdale’s with free shipping.

Here’s how I styled them to wear one day last week…

Speaking of Bloomingdale’s, I went to the store yesterday and did a bunch of try-ons since they’re having such a good sale.

BeachLunchLounge Sleeveless Striped Tie-Front Shirt (size small) // This stripe top is a fun summer piece. I love the colors, and it has a nice fit. It’s a tad small on me, mostly in the chest area, so if you’re larger on top, you may need to size up. Otherwise, it’s TTS.

DL1961 Jerry Denim Bermuda Shorts in Hooper (size 29) // Bermuda shorts are trending this spring, and I’m not sure I’ll participate, although I am happy to see longer styles making a comeback for those who like them.

I’ll just say this: If you wear Bermuda shorts, make sure they fit close to the thigh. When they enter frump territory is when they are baggy and loose. I also think they look best on most of us when they end a couple inches above the knee. Only certain body types can look chic when they hit the knee.

As for the pair I’m wearing here, I don’t love them. They’re too wide for me, in my opinion. I do like the 9″ inseam, though, because they do end a couple inches above the knee. Again, I’m 5’5″ so take my recommendations with a grain of salt.

Joe’s Jeans Ozzie Frayed Denim Shorts in Alma (size 29) // These shorts are way more my cuppa tea. If I didn’t already have a pair of 4″ cut-off jean shorts that I love, I’d totally have come home with these.

The fit is great, the rear pocket placement is good, and they’re very comfortable. The denim is thick and stretchy but not too stretchy — they don’t feel like they’ll bag out. These are all around great shorts. They’re also 25% off at Bloomies.

Splendid Kate V-Neck Tee (size small) // Splendid is known for their incredibly soft tees, and this one is absolutely amazing. I love that it’s not oversized at all, has no funky boob pocket, no dropped shoulder, and a straight hem. It’s not particularly fitted, nor is it boxy. The v-neck isn’t too high or too low or too narrow. It could be slightly wider in my perfect world, but otherwise, this may be the perfect grey v-neck tee.

I need another grey tee like I need a hole in the head, but I couldn’t resist coming home with this one since it was 25% off. For size reference, I recommend sizing UP. I’m wearing the small in these pictures but I purchased the medium. The small fits okay, but I’d prefer a little more room, plus it may shrink some.

Sanctuary Beacon Leopard Print Tee (size small) // Y’all know I love a good leopard print, and I think think tee is a great way to incorporate the print into your wardrobe for spring. The material is on the thicker side, so it’s not see through, and I like the raglan sleeves and round neck. It’s true to size; I’m comfortable in the small.

J Brand Crop Skinny Jeans in Vanity (size 29) // It’s really hard to show details on black jeans, but these fit great, and I like the idea of a black crop jean for spring and summer. They’re also 25% off at Bloomingdale’s.

Wanna know how I’d style these jeans and the leopard top together? Shocker — I’d throw a denim jacket on top! Hey, when it works, it works!

Rag & Bone Jean Released-Hem Skinny Jeans in Alembic (size 29) // I’m loving the Rag & Bone jeans I picked up last month, and this pair is very similar, but with a released hem. The wash is amazing, and the fit is as well. I particularly love the rear pockets on Rag & Bone jeans, and the released hem on these is a fun detail.

These have a 8.25″ rise, a 27.5″ inseam, and a 10.5″ leg opening, so they’re lower rise (someone last week asked for more low-rise recommendations — here you go!) and they’re on the shorter side of “ankle length”.

The leg opening is slightly wider than some of my other legging ankle jeans, which gives them a slightly straighter look, which is where trends are going. All in all, a nice transition jean! These are also 25% off at Bloomies.

Sanctuary Countryside Floral Blouse (size small) // How pretty is this blouse!?! I love the color palette, the double v-neck, the shirred shoulders and flutter cap sleeves.

It’s hard to see here, but it also has a front placket that is a nice touch, but it makes it difficult to front tuck so it’s definitely best left out. It’s slightly longer in the back. You’ll see a lot more of it below because I tried it on with 3 different pairs of white jeans.

And yes, I’d wear it with a denim jacket too.

DL1961 Mara Instasculpt Ankle Straight Jeans in Oakley (size 29) // For a straight ankle style, these aren’t bad. I like that they’re not super wide, but they do have the modern straight crop look to them.

They have a comfortable 9″ rise, a 13″ leg opening, and a 27″ inseam — so on the shorter side for “ankle jeans.” Any shorter, and they’d be a crop. Of course that all depends on your height. On me, they’re definitely ankle-length.

The white denim is nice and thick and not see-through at all. And yes, they’re 25% off!

7 For All Mankind The Ankle Skinny Jeans in Clean White (size 29) // These almost came home with me, but I recently picked up a new pair of white jeans so I held off. Still, these are really good. A tad thinner than I’d like, but the fit is great.

The rear pocket placement is great, and the pockets are on the smaller side, which is what I find most flattering on me. They’re a classic legging ankle style with a 9″ rise, 28″ inseam, and 9.5″ leg opening.

PAIGE Hoxton Ankle Skinny Jeans in Crisp White (size 29) // Of the three white pairs I tried here, these are the thickest and softest and most comfortable. My favorite go-to white jeans for the past few years have been a Paige pair; they really do a nice white denim.

I love the higher rise on this pair, but unfortunately they’re a little long on me and would need to be hemmed. According to the website, they have a 10″ rise, 28″ inseam, 10.25″ leg opening; but I don’t think the inseam is 28″.

They’re way longer than that on me, so I’m a little confused, but anyway. Hemming them isn’t a big deal. If I hadn’t just bought the Joe’s pair at Lord & Taylor, I’d be tempted by these. They have great rear pocket placement, and are just all in all great jeans.

AQUA Striped Rib-Knit Dress (size small) // This is a really cute casual dress for spring and summer. I like the sleeve length. It’s quite body-con so that has to be okay with you, but otherwise, super cute and a good price when bought on sale.

I can totally see this dress with a blue jean jacket and sneakers for a casual weekend look, or with a white denim jacket and wedge sandals for more of a going-out look. Definitely size up, though. I’m in the small and would feel more comfortable in a medium.

B Collection by Bobeau Rowan Striped Faux-Wrap Dress (size small) // This faux wrap is a really soft jersey material — super comfortable, and easy to throw on and go. I appreciate that the neckline is tacked so it doesn’t gape open, but it’s too small on me. I would need a medium. It’s also 25% off!

Nordstrom Spring Sale

Finally, a couple of things that came in the mail from Nordstrom… these particular items are not on sale, but a ton are. See all my Nordstrom Favorites in The Shop!

Caslon Paperbag Waist Skirt (size small) // I styled this skirt in the camo print in this post, but I ordered the green because I thought I might get more wear out of it. I really like it, so I’m not sure which to keep.

also wearing: Caslon rounded v-neck tee with Soludos Slotted Thong Sandals (super comfy – on sale at Nordstrom!)

Caslon Utility Shorts (size 8) // These are a nice pair of casual shorts that make a great alternative to jean shorts. I had some requests for shorts in a 5″ or 6″ inseam, so I ordered these, and I think I’ll keep them. They have a 5″ inseam, a 23″ leg opening, and a 9 1/2″ front rise. They’re comfortable and easy to wear and also come in a dark grey, olive, and white.

Dolce Vita Cait Slide Sandal (also at Nordstrom; size 7.5) // These cheetah print sandals have a lot of nice details, and I managed to get them for 20% off at the Shopbop Sale. They have a slight wedge, so they’re not totally flat, and the interlocking straps with stud details are fun. I really like they paired with black shorts and pants.

Whew! I think that’s it for now. I did get another couple things in the mail yesterday that I haven’t tried on yet, so maybe I’ll add them later today.

Meanwhile, here’s my sale roundup, and now I’m off to update the sale pages in The Shop!

Weekend Sale Roundup

I do this every Saturday in my email newsletter. If you’re not signed up, you can do that HERE. Since the sales are so stellar this week, I thought I’d also share them in this post.

ANN TAYLOR // 40% off full price tops, sweaters, shoes and accessories with code SPRINGNEEDS.

BANANA REPUBLIC // 40% off must-have styles, and $79 dresses.

BLOOMINGDALE’S // Friends & Family, take 25% off items marked FRIENDS & FAMILY and Loyalists get a $25 reward card for every $100 spent. Beauty treats, get $15 off every $150 you spend on Beauty.

GAP // 40% off your purchase with code APRIL, plus 60% off sale styles.

J.CREW // 40% off everything, and 50% off sale styles with code SALEUPGRADE.

LOFT // Full-price dresses and skirts for $49.50. See my Loft Favorites in The Shop and the dresses I tried on in today’s blog post!

LORD & TAYLOR // Friends & Family Sale: 30% off almost everything, and 15% off beauty with code FRIENDS.

MACY’S // 48 Hour Sale: Great deals throughout the store. Shop the 48 Hour Sale HERE.

NORDSTROM // Spring Sale: Save up to 50% off spring styles. Plus earn Double Points on Nordstrom Made brands. I just updated my Nordstrom Favorites in The Shop.

OLD NAVY // 20% off your order, no code needed, and all jeans are 50% off!

TORY BURCH // Spring Event: Save 20% off $200, 25% off of $350, and 30% off of $500 orders!

VINCE CAMUTO // 25% off your order with code FAM25.

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