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Pink + Blue Combo

I love a good pink and blue combo as you cans ee from today’s look. This light-weight, ribbed top from JCrew is different from anything else in my closet and I love the style of it. It comes in a bunch of colorways and although it’s cropped, it’s a great fit to allow for tucking it in without worrying about a bunch of excess material. I do recommend sizing up as it runs on the small side. You’ve seen these trousers a number of times which is a testimony to how much I love them. You’ll find similar options linked below. I added this cardigan for warmth and a neutral layer to ground the look and these adorable chambray heels that I ordered during a recent Loft sale. They make a great neutral shoe that will work with so many warm weather looks!

LOFT: New Arrivals

Loft has been filling up with all of their new spring/ summer arrivals! Their website is one that I feel never gives their clothes justice and it’s one store that I am thankful to have locally. I end up trying on pieces that I never would have given a second glance at online! I found a bunch of pieces to share with you today that I’m so excited to wear in the coming weeks and months. Loft’s Friends and Family sale is still taking place so it’s a great time to grab pieces at a deep discount!

top / pants / top / jeans

There were plenty of adorable tops to choose from. I loved the navy gingham and paired it with these cute pants (they run large, I’d size down) and would also love it with white denim. The lavender top looked much cuter on than it did on the hanger, I’m so glad I grabbed it! It lays nicely and the eyelet detail is so petty.

shirt / jeans / sweater

Jeans are hit or miss for me at Loft, but this pair was fabulous. I had to order one size down from my normal (which is typical at Loft for me in bottoms) and I’m hoping they work! The denim was soft, not rigid and the wash looked like a $200+ pair of jeans, which these are not! I brought the white linen shirt home because it’s a great basic for summer. I wear them alone with jeans/pants or unbuttoned over a tank or even with a swimsuit and shorts. This sleeveless navy sweater is a great staple. I have it in white from last year and wore it on repeat.

tank / pants / tank / jeans

Two great tanks that I brought home. Excellent quality. The grey henley tank has a longer length and is soft and comfortable. You could easily wear it as a pj top. The ribbed top is a bit more chic and could be worn under a cardigan or blazer for work.

tank / jeans / tank

Same top, different color ways. I wanted both but brought home the baby blue pinstriped version. I went with the small in this top as the arm holes were a little snug in the xs. I love the look of wearing this one untucked as well. It gives off Free People vibes (for a fraction of the cost).

dress / dress / dress

I loved this variety of dresses. The maxi came home with me and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it. I’ll probably drape this cardigan over top while it’s still chilly out and I’ll wear a denim jacket for other outings throughout summer. This tiered shirtdress was so sweet. You could wear sandals, wedges or even cute tennis shoes for a more casual vibe. The third dress is perfect for summer weekends where you want to be cute and comfy. Perfect for kids sporting events and practices!

tank / shorts / jacket / skort

Ending with some athleisure pieces. These drawstring shorts came in a few colorways and were a great fit (just size down, they run large). Enough length so you don’t feel exposed and a cool/comfy material. The ribbed tank has a shelf bra and will be a good option for yoga and beyond. This jacket is a true 90’s flashback and I loved it. I tried it on with the trending skort which is another great ‘mom on the go’ summer piece!

Below you’ll find all the pieces I shared above…