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Spring is starting to makes its appearance on the shelves at Loft! Our weather may not be there just yet, but I love seeing the bright colors and floral prints alluding to the fact that sunshine and warmth is somewhere on the horizon! Today I’m sharing some things that caught my eye that include a mix of work to casual wear and ideas on how you can mix and match those pieces. Most of the store is on sale currently and you can also earn Loft cash to spend later while you’re at it!

top / pants

I did mention color was arriving, right?! This floral top paired with these fun sailor pants make for such a fun combo. The pants run large, so I’d size down but the top runs true to size. This look would be great for work or church and you could easily pair the top with jeans for weekend or a date night.

top (not yet online) / pants

Navy is a classic color that works year-round, but I adore when it’s combined with pretty florals. These tie-waist pants are a perfect work pant. Comfortable but cute and playful with the tie at the waist. I can’t track down this top online yet, but I’ll update once I see it available!

pullover sweater / pants / floral top (not yet online) / pants / cardigan

Pink and blue in any shade has always been one of my favorite color combinations. This sweet pullover looks so fresh paired with these blue pants, but it would also look fabulous with white denim. I also tried this pink cardigan which makes for a practical spring layer for work or to top over jeans and a tee for the weekend.

yellow jacket / navy jacket

I was very impressed with the quality of both of these jackets that I tried. Whether you prefer a longer anorak or a short swing jacket, you’ve got some great options! The yellow is soft and not overwhelming and the navy is a great classic piece. Both have attached hoods which would come in handy for those spring showers!

shirt / pants / skirt

Pairing a classic white button-up makes for the easiest, chic look, regardless of what you pair it with. These drawstring pants were one of my favorite pieces that I tried on. They are relaxed but not frumpy and could be worn from work to weekend easily. I also tried on this adorable striped pencil skirt that is so fun for the season. It does run large, so I’d recommend sizing down. It would obviously look great with heels, but I’d consider throwing on somee cute white sneakers and a jean jacket for a great casual look as well.

floral top (not yet online) / jeans / sweatshirt

For anyone that’s never loved the high-rise jeans or for someone who’s looking for a change, these mid-rise girlfriend jeans are fantastic! Their curvy fit works best on my body, but they offer regular fit as well. I love the lighter wash and the relaxed (but not overly) fit. Here you can see them paired with more of a work-wear top as well as with a casual, lace up sweatshirt. I size down in Loft jeans and the sweatshirt runs true to size.

thermal / pants / striped button-up

You know those pieces that you put on and they just feel perfect and fit right into your everyday life? That was these pants and the above waffle top for me. I bought these pants in this ‘toasted coconut’ and know I’ll get a ton of wear out of them. These are the same pants I shared above in coral and they fit true to size (I’m wearing the xs). The waffle top is cute and casual and one I’ll wear with jeans and sweatpants often. I also thought this striped button-up was a fun find. It comes in a few colorways, would be perfect with tailored pants, skirts, or worn open as a swim cover up.

sweater / pants

Finally, I thought this ombre sweater was another fun piece. It also comes in a very pretty yellow, has a subtle puff sleeve and could be worn tucked or untucked, depending on your preference.

Pretty Pink Tunic

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I broke out one of my favorite sweaters in a beautiful shade of pink. I own this tunic sweater in a couple of colors and it’s easily one of my favorite styles to wear. I pair it with leggings and sneakers just as easily as I do with a pair of trousers and flats as I did here. It’s on the pricier side, but after owning it for a few years, it still looks brand new. It’s been a bit frigid lately, so I’m still wearing this neutral coat religiously as I likely will continue for the next few weeks at least. We have a Disney trip planned for spring break in March and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to some warmth and sunshine! In the meantime, I’ll focus on bringing some color and liveliness to my outfits ;)

Outfit details: sweater / coat / pants / shoes (similar) / sunglasses

Valentine Gift Ideas

I don’t know how it happened, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We as a family don’t go overboard for this particular holiday but we aren’t ones that pass up a day to show others some love either! Jack and I typically try to squeeze in a brunch together to avoid the dinner crowds and I always gather a basket of goodies for each of the kids. Below I’ve gathered a bunch of gift ideas for anyone you may be showering with love this Valentine’s Day.