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LOFT Try-On

With school starting and fall just around the corner, I stopped into Loft to see what new arrivals were trickling in. Although there wasn’t as much filling the racks as I was hoping for just yet, I still found quite a few share-worthy pieces. When I posed the question on Instagram as to what everyone was looking for, the requests were predominantly for work, school, zoom calls, fall transitioning as well as wedding/shower options. Unfortunately dresses were hard to find outside of one that you can see below, but I’m linking a number of others that you can find online, both casual as well as wedding worthy.

shirt / pants

Oh my gosh guys, I didn’t even notice the dust on the mirror when I started snapping these pics!! You’re just going to have to take my word that these pants are fantastic. They are a crepe material with a tapered leg and a tie waist that adds so much to any top you’d pair them with. In addition to black, they also come in rust and an olive green. As I typically do in Loft pants, I sized down to an XS.

shirt / pants

If you’re looking for a top with a little flair, this puffed sleeved shirt is a perfect option. It also comes in white for a classic piece that would go with everything. It runs TTS.

top / pants

Here’s another great work top that would also transition to the weekend with a pair of jeans.

shirt / pants

I love the style of this ribbed top. This look is one I would wear with a pair of heels for a night out, but it could also be a great layering top for work under a blazer or cardigan.

sweater / pants

Sizes are running low on this sleeveless sweater, but honestly I think you can be flexible on sizing. I’m wearing a large which was all they had in store and I could have totally gotten away with it. It’s a perfect late summer/early fall top and being that it’s sleeveless it would be easy to throw a jacket on over top without feeling too bulky.

sweater / jeans

These jeans were so comfortable, even in a size too small, they still felt great with a nice amount of stretch. The problem is I didn’t get a picture of the tag and cannot figure out which pair I had on! I would assume that they are the crop flare since that’s the closest thing I can find online, but I feel slightly hesitant because crop jeans are never this long on me. If a longer flare comes online, I’ll be sure to update! **Update: They are LOFT’s slim flare jean, not yet online.

sweater blazer

Many of you know my love for sweater blazers! I love the plaid on this navy option. It’s perfect dressed casually or for work.

pj top / pj bottoms

I shared these pj’s when they first came out in my last Loft try-on and I can’t tell you how much I love them. I have a couple of tops and bottoms that I mix and match for bedtime. Now they not only have a shorts and biker shorts option for the bottoms, but if you prefer a jogger pant, they offer that too! Such a cozy and luxe feeling material. Trust me, you’ll love them!

top / bottoms

I thought this was a fun tee with the animal print and loose fit. Although it leans casual, I could also see it tucked into these pants that I shared above for a work-appropriate look.

tee / pants

I love this color of skinny jean for fall. The color ‘chai latte’ feels all to appropriate!

top

Another beautiful fall top that could go from work to weekend. The colors were beautiful!

dress

This was one of the few dresses that I was able to find in-store and it was a good one. Pretty enough to dress up for a wedding, but also could be worn with cute booties as a teacher. I’d say you could size down unless you need extra room in the chest area, in which case I’d recommend sticking with your true size. I did track down a few more dress options online (see above) that are worth checking out.

dress
sweatshirt

This quarter zip style sweatshirt is my go-to. I love the stand up collar, and the stripes add the perfect detail to keep it from feeling too casual.

sweatshirt / leggings

Another great sweatshirt option with the quarter zip and a playful tie-dye print. Then there’s these leggings which I’m still blown away by. The fit is amazing and they are a smooth, soft, stretchy material comparable in my opinion to the Lulu aligns, but a fraction of the price. They also come in a bunch of color options which I just may grab more of! They run TTS as does the sweatshirt.

LOFT: try-on

I popped in to Loft earlier this week to see what was new and found a handful of stand-out pieces. And by stand-out, I’m referring to quality, cuteness and comfort :) Most things are currently on sale which is when I like to shop and share with you, so here’s what I found this time around…

dress

I knew I was going to love this cutie as soon as I saw it. The blue and white pinstripe paired with the neon pink pops (which stand out more in person) are so fun for summer time. This is a dress that you could throw on for just about anything. Wear it open over a swimsuit, with white sneakers for running errands or with sandals for church, picnics etc. A perfect, casual, go-to dress.

dress / jacket

This is a great over-sized jacket. It not only comes in this natural white, but also a light and dark denim, washed black and lilac as well. I’d say you’re safe to size down and size have that over-sized look.

top / jeans / sandals

This top was one of the first things I saw when I went into the store. It’s pretty and feminine yet still has a casual vibe to it. It comes in a few other colors, but the cream was my favorite. It runs slightly large in my opinion, so I had them order me one size down as the sleeves were sliding off my shoulders. The jeans are a fantastic straight leg fit, love them. Sizes are running low online, but if you’re able, I’d check your local store.

top / shorts

I feel slight ‘pretty woman’ vibes with these pleated shorts, but in an updated, cool mom way. I love them paired with this striped dolman tee that says I’m ready to hop on my sailboat ;)

top / shorts / jacket

Another way to wear this oversized jacket.

dress

I’m not sure if this dress is old or new because I can’t find it online, but it may be worth checking your local store for. Another super cute, wear anywhere dress! **dress is now linked.

sweatshirt / shorts

Anyone slowing down with the tie-dye yet?? Apparently I’m not, lol. This set is just too cute. The shorts for me were slightly too short, but that didn’t stop me from bringing home the sweatshirt. This quarter zip is my favorite style of sweatshirt these days.

pj top / pj bottoms

Quite possibly my favorite find is this pj set. It’s description says ‘luxe’ and that’s exactly how it feels. My favorite set that I’ve found in a while. There are multiple color options including regular pj shorts and a tank, so you could mix and match your pieces.

Loft Try-On

I popped into Loft the other day to see what new arrivals had come in and have some of my favorites to share with you today. Their current sale gives you 50% off three or more pieces, 40% off two pieces or 30% off of one. These pieces are more on the casual side this time around. I think my brain is ready summer! If you have any particular questions on sizing or fit, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you.

sweatshirt / shorts (similar)

I love a good summer sweatshirt. The comfier the better for tossing on once the sun sets. This ombre is beautiful and also has matching shorts. I didn’t try-them on as they looked rather short for me, but I’d probably size up in them regardless.

sweatshirt / jeans

This sweatshirt was another favorite. The graphic print isn’t typical for Loft, but I’m a big fan! Will be pairing this with cut-off shorts throughout the summer.

tee / shorts (similar)

Technically a pj top (that has matching bottoms), this tee is incredibly soft and cozy. Not to mention super cute!!

top / pants

You’ve seen me try on monochromatic looks before and here’s another great example. Such a casual chic vibe with the wide leg pants. Size down in these, they run large.

tank / jeans / duster

Here’s that same sweater tank styled under a printed duster. I love the versatility of dusters/kimonos and layer them frequently over my swimsuits.

sweater / jeans

This sweater is a good option if you’re frequently in air conditioning. Soft and pretty and looks so good with white/off-white denim. The sleeves run short on my long arms, so you could size up or wear it as a 3/4 sleeve.

shirt / skirt

I thought the flutter sleeve on this top was so pretty and loved pairing it with this white denim skirt. If you’re 5’5″ or under, it may run too long for you, but this is another cute option. With this length of skirt, I prefer to wear a wedge or heel which I find to be much more flattering for the legs.

top / shorts (similar)

Here’s a sweet little top that could be paired with shorts, skirts or trousers depending on what you needed.

Loft Try-On

Happy Friday! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind week, but I’m ready to welcome to weekend and hopefully enjoy more of the sunshine we’ve been having! I’ve been meaning to share some of the latest Loft pieces that I’ve tried on and now I finally have it pulled together for you. There are so many great pieces and a bunch of mix and match options as you’ll see below. Those are the best, in my opinion, because you can really work your wardrobe to the max. Scroll on for all the details…

dress / jacket / sneakers / bracelets (use code LOVELY20 for 20% off your order)

I could (and have been) wearing this outfit on constant repeat. I adore these colors, the simplicity of a good t-shirt dress (trust me, you need one in your closet), a great cropped jacket (flattering over a dress or high-waisted pants as it gives your waist some shape) and classic white sneaks. You’ll see me in these sneakers in just about every image below because they go with everything.

dress / sneakers / bracelets (use code LOVELY20 for 20% off your order)

How could I not try on this adorable, striped button-up dress?! So sweet and stands out from all of the typical (albeit pretty) floral dresses that pop up for spring. Runs TTS for me.

tank / pants / sneakers

Thought this sweater tank was cute. Slightly more elevated than a cotton tank and great for work layered under a jacket. Also, these pants and a warm weather must have. Wide-leg, light-weight and so very comfortable. See them in green below. They run slightly large on me, I sized down one.

tank / pants / sneakers / bracelets (use code LOVELY20 for 20% off your order)

Another great tank! It has a nice weight to it, lays well and isn’t clingy. Comes in a few pretty colors and also white (see below). These green pants are another great casual spring/summer option. Love the flattering tie-waist and I personally like them cuffed once at the ankle. Play around with what works best for you.

sweater / pants / tank / sneakers

I love color on color, especially when playing around with different shades of the same hue. These two greens are so pretty together! The sweater is lighter-weight for spring and also comes in a bunch of other colors.

sweatshirt / sweatpants / cherry sweater / pants

I never pass by their lounge section without grabbing a few things because they are such great cozy pieces that I wear frequently. And how sweet and playful is this cherry sweater?

sweatshirt / sweatpants / sweatshirt / t-shirt

As I mentioned previously, plenty of mixing and matching options. Their casual wear is on point right now. Well, it always is, but I’m falling for it more than ever! This soft yellow is a shade I can actually pull off and I feel like most would be able to. I can’t tell you how cozy all of the pieces are, you’ll have to try for yourself! I’m wearing a small in all of the tops and xs in the bottoms, which is pretty TTS for Loft.

sweatshirt / shorts / t-shirt / sneakers

Biker shorts. We all have mixed feelings. At least that’s what I gather! Last year I tried (and tried) the Spanx faux leather biker shorts (because I love their leggings) but they just always felt a little too forced on me. As soon as I tried this pair on at Loft I knew I loved them. Not only the fit, but I feel that I can style them well to fit me. Perfect for summer weekends at home!

t-shirt / leggings

If you’re looking for a casual legging with a bit of structure, I’d check these out. Love the color as well as the fit. They’d be perfect with a tank/tee and a denim jacket or sweatshirt.

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LOFT Try-On

The Spring arrivals continue to roll in and I’m loving it! Granted, we had yet another snow delay this morning, so I’m still focused on warmth but I’m keeping in mind pieces that will transition well over the next few months. Below are some of my favorites from my most recent try-on…I’ll include sizing details for reference as well.

top / bottoms

There was no holding me back from this matching set. The comfort level is off the charts and the color is stunning (also comes in a gorg blue). I got an XS in the bottoms and sized up to a S in the sweatshirt.

top / bottoms

The best thing about sets is that you can get more wear by mixing and matching them! I’ve had these pants for a while now and love that they are casual but a great alternative to my jeans. They do run large, I’d size down.

top / bottoms

Most of you know I don’t wear a lot of black, but this top is just so adorable I may break my own rules. The ribbing and puffed sleeves are hard to pass up. I’m wearing a small in this one. I also love the paper bag pants, especially in this olive color. They run large as well, so I recommend sizing down in them.

top / bottoms

This is the other color available in this top (I’m really itching for more colors!). Not a good color on me, but a good neutral option.

top / bottoms

Give me all the puff sleeves because, why not?? These spring colors are so cheerful! It also comes in a striped print which I saw on my way out. These jeans have such a great wash but I would have needed the curvy fit to avoid the rear gap for myself. I’m wearing a small in the top and sized down one in the bottoms.

dress

I always want to love this babydoll style of dresses but they just aren’t me. If they are you, this one is cute, comfy and casual. I’m wearing the small.

sweater / dress

I could see it with a denim jacket looking adorable. I gave it a shot with this cardigan for a super casual look.

sweater / pants

This sweater could take you through summer with white denim and cut-off shorts and head straight into next fall! I’m wearing the small and paired with with these drawstring pants. I can’t find this color online yet, but linked the same style in other colors.

shirt / pants

This pin-striped tunic shirt feels so fresh for the coming months. It’s a great basic to have on hand for layering but it would look fantastic with a tan and some white denim! I’m wearing the xs in the top.

shirt / sweater / pants

I’ve been on the hunt for cardigan this length and style for a while now. I love the oversized, chunky fit. I had a hard time deciding on what color I loved the most…

sweater / shirt / pants

So many great color options! I love working our way out of the muted colors and into both pastels and brighter hues of spring!

Loft Try-On

I ventured into Loft yesterday to check out their new arrivals. I wasn’t sure what to expect because I had browsed online but wasn’t struck by a whole lot. That all changed when I walked in the door and realized I didn’t give myself nearly enough time to try everything I wanted to! Online pictures often don’t do clothing justice in my opinion, and I love getting a chance to get my hands on things and style them in a way that works for me. I do realize that you are also seeing these pieces ‘online’, but my hope is that I can give you an even better idea of what they look like and how they wear for us everyday gals!

With Valentine’s Day heading our way, I obviously took all the hearts in to try on, but gather some other tops/sweaters that stood out to me as well. I’ll have to head back for a more in depth try on at some point, but hopefully this is helpful for now! I took a pack of barretts in with me as well (that I purchased) because I’m realizing that my hair is actually long enough to start playing around with some accessories!

I’m always between XS/S tops at Loft, so I’ll note which size I’m in and what size worked best for me as a reference for you. Most importantly, most everything is up to 60% off, so don’t wait for your size to sell out!

top / bottoms

LOVE this matching set which is Lou & Grey (ie super soft). I’m wearing an XS in both pieces.

sweater / jeans

I think the colors in this sweater are so beautiful. It’s light-weight, so will also be great for Spring. I’m wearing the S here.

sweater / pants

I love the look of sailor pants. These ran large and I would have needed one size down, but otherwise they are a fun alternative to denim.

sweater / jeans

This is a great, classic sweater that would work most of the year (ok, maybe not a turtleneck in the summer, but…). I’m in a S here and the sleeves ran too short for my arms, but most of you won’t have that issue! These jeans weren’t a great fit on me, but as reference, this was the pair I tried.

sweater / jeans

We can always count on Lou & Grey for cute sweaters! Love the playfulness of this one, yet in colors that work on everyone. I’m in the XS here but would have gone with a S.

sweater / jeans (similar)

Another cheerful sweater by Lou & Grey. As with the previous sweater, I would have gone with a S in this one as well.

sweatshirt / jeans (similar)

This light-weight sweatshirt had me at ruffles. It also comes in grey…

sweatshirt / jeans (similar)

…which is what I brought home in a size S.

sweatshirt / jeans (similar)

I would have loved for this tunic to work, but the wide arms and loose fit left me feeling like I was wearing a potato sack. Wasn’t a winner for me.

sweater / jeans (similar)

On the other hand, I loved this tunic sweater. The fitted arms and ribbed detail was much more flattering. I may head back for one of these but I couldn’t decide which color I liked best!

tee / jeans (similar)

I love cute, graphic tees and grabbed this one in this and this color in a size S. Great for lounging or layering.

tee / sweater / jeans (similar)

This is a really great cardigan. They didn’t have a S in either color I wanted to try, so I took a M back with me and loved the oversized fit of the pink.

sweater / jeans (similar)

I also took it back in an XS in navy and loved that I could wear it without layering underneath. So the gist of this one is that you have flexibility on sizing and styling!

*will update with link once they become available online

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Love Loft Try-On

There’s nothing like a good Loft try-on to kick off the week! I’ve got a number of great laid back, casual pieces to share with you today and most everything is 40%-60% off! They also have some festive pieces coming out if you’re on the hunt for that. Check out the crushed velvet top below or these beautiful sequin joggers. Both would work well whether you are heading out or celebrating at home. I obviously love Loft for myself but it’s also a great place for gifts as you’re checking off your list!

top / jeans

Even though we don’t have any exciting plans this year (thanks Covid), I brought this top home with me and plan to put it to use. It’s quite a stunning top in person and I can see it paired with skinny jeans and heels or with some dressier pants and skirts.

top / jeans

If you’re looking for something that doesn’t scream festive but still falls into the overall category, this top is super sweet. I love the smocked detail as well as the beautiful color.

top / jeans

Loved this pair of high-rise skinny jeans. Their curvy jeans work really well for me, eliminating the gap in the back that I often have an issue with. They’re quite comfortable as well with a nice amount of stretch.

sweater / jeans

Lou & Grey always makes great sweaters and I was immediately drawn to this one.

sweater / jeans

This cardigan was a really good find. It comes in a few colors (see another option below) and has a great, stretchy fit. I went with my TTS here but you could always size up with you rather a looser fit that you could layer under and wear unbuttoned.

sweater / jeans

These jeans are just about sold out, but if your size is still available, they’re a really great cropped jean.

sweater / jeans

This cardigan is so soft and cozy, I didn’t want to take it off! I ordered it in the light blue to try as well, so I’ll see what I decide between the two!

sweater / jeans

I adore the colors on this turtleneck sweater. Classic with a twist. I recommend sizing up in this one.

coat

I just love the color of this coat and the style overall. It does run very large however, I’d recommend sizing down at least one if not two sizes.

sweater / pants

This sweater and pair of pants were two of my favorites. The sweater for obvious reasons (I sized up for a slightly over-sized fit)and the pants had a better fit than I was expecting them too when I saw them on the hanger. They have a slim wide leg which makes them comfortable yet extremely flattering. I highly recommend these and I’d size down one from your TTS.

sweater / jeans
sweater / jeans / coat / hat

This coat was another one that I couldn’t get over. It has a fuzzy, herringbone print that is so subtle and chic. Great for work or everyday wear. I also saw that it comes in a beautiful blue!

Loft Try-On

Guys! I have a TRY-ON to share!! Our local Loft store opened its doors this week and although it’s certainly not normal with all of the protocol in order, it was nice to actually be able to see clothes in person again. It wasn’t until I had a handful of clothes to try-on that I found out they were trying to limit the dressing room items while they follow the guidelines and leave clothes set aside for a period of time after someone tries them on…oops. As a result, this is a more concise try-on, but a try-on nonetheless! Our store and many others are also doing curbside pick up. So if you’re more comfortable with that option, I’d take advantage. Also, the prices right now can’t be beat as they work to move out old inventory and get ready for the new. Here are some of the lovely things that I found…

jumpsuit

This jumpsuit was adorable. I love that it would allow you to add a bright colored sandal or earring etc. I’m on the 0 here and at 5’7″ had just enough room in the torso area.

tank (white available in store)/ jeans

Loft always has a good array of basic tanks to pick up, love this one. I loved these jeans, but even after sizing down one (to a 25) they still didn’t fit me as a high-waisted jean. I would have had to size down again in order for them to fit as you can see on the model here. They were still cute, just provided a different look than I was anticipating.

shirt / shorts

I love this top which also comes in a few other colors. I love how the material is casual yet the style gives it a touch of sophistication. The paper bag shorts were another great find. They aren’t stiff and have a comfortable and classy fit. Wearing an xs in the top and s in the shorts.

dress

I adore the print and colors on this dress. Very versatile for any gatherings you may have this summer. I’m in the xs here which fit, but I could have also sized up to the s for a little more room.

sweater / pants

I love this cute, casual combo. I’m always drawn to this lavender shade on this light-weight sweater. It would look to pretty paired with white denim. And these Lou & Grey cargo pants are incredibly light-weight, perfect for summer with tanks and tee’s.

shirt / pants

Nothing like an easy, classic look. If you don’t have a white button-up on hand, this is a really good one and it pairs with more than you’d ever expect. I came home with these pants. Love the neutral color which is a great alternative to white with less risk ;) I’m in the xs in the top and sized down to a 25/0 in the bottoms as they run large.

top / pants

I also brought this top home because I needed to add something pretty to my closet which is so used to jogger and athleisure wear these days!! It does run slightly cropped, which I prefer so the peplum doesn’t hit at the wider part of my hips.

top

Here’s a better look at the print up close. I’m in the xs.

New + Now Loft Sale

Most full-priced pieces are 40% off at Loft today, so I wanted to share my most recent try-on with you guys! So many pretty Spring pieces both for everyday, work and showers/Easter alike! That’s why I love Loft, they always have a little bit of everything! I’m 5’7″ and wearing an xs or 0 unless otherwise noted (Loft typically runs one size large for me). Hope you see something you love!

jumpsuit

The prettiest, most feminine jumpsuit. Adore the flowers, ruffles and flattering tie waist. Great for just about any Spring festivity!

dress

Such a darling dress. This blue is even more stunning in person. Love the tiered hemline and floral print.

top / pants

Such a darling eyelet top. It has a shorter cropped fit with enough length to tuck if desired.

top

Favorite top I tried, hands down. I had on the S here but took home the XS. Super fun and feminine and could be easily dressed up or down for the occasion.

top / pants

Paired it with these fab wide leg pants. I adore the color and the fit, not to mention this particular color combo!

top

Pretty top. It wasn’t my favorite overall, but I did love the colors!

top

Same top in this pretty polka dot. I’d love to pair it with red, pink, yellow….any number of colored trousers!

Obv she wore it best <3

top

Another great top. I love wearing this peplum style under jean jackets during the Spring/Summer months.

top

I really liked the color and simplicity of this tank, but appreciated the detail on the back…

top

I love how they added a dolman sleeve to this otherwise basic striped shirt. It gives off a casual and cool vibe.

top

I loved the vibrance of this top. As easily as it pairs with denim, it also screams for some bright pants! Makes for a great office top.

top

The pastels and shape of this top had me. Throw it on with some denim cut-offs this summer and you’re set!

tank

Such a beautiful tank! I loved the color and embroidery as well as the detail on the back (see below), but how stunning would it be paired with this skirt?! If only they had had it in store, you know I would have tried it for you!

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Loft: Spring Pieces

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! We are typically a low key Valentine’s household. I have baskets of little treats for the kids, we started the morning with donuts and Jack and I are planning on a brunch while the kids are in school. Chances are very good that we’ll be cuddled up with a movie come 8pm and that sounds like a dream <3

In true Loft style, they’re celebrating today with 40% off most full-price styles with code LOVEU. I got sucked in by all the pastels last weekend which is no surprise for me! I’ll do my best to note sizing for reference. I fall between a xs/s in tops and 0/2 in bottoms at Loft and am 5′ 7″. Here’s a look at everything I tried…

top / pants

These pants were something my mom definitely had in her closet, and I loved them. Practical for work or play they could be a pretty versatile piece. In most Loft pants I size down one (to a 0), which was the case here.

top / pants
top / denim (Everlane)

I adored both the color and ruffle details on this lovely top. It has a cropped fit so it looked cute un-tucked or with the slightest front-tuck into high-waisted pants. I’m in the xs.

top

The ruffles don’t stop there. This coral top was so comfy and cute at the same time. I had on a S here.

top

I also tried it on in this blue stripe in a size xs to compare and I think I prefer the looser fit of the S.

top / denim (Everlane)

Yep, more ruffles! I couldn’t pass this light mint top up! Light-weight and slightly sheer, but I didn’t have any problem with a nude bra. Wearing the xs.

top

I really liked this henly top. It’s bit of a thicker material and a nice basic to have on hand. It’s the type of top you like to have in your closet to wear under all your cute, light-weight jackets. I’m wearing the S.

top / pants

Such a sweet top! What’s better than peplum and polka dots?! Wearing the xs.

pants

I really wanted to love these skinny utility pants and if you have a good fit in Loft pants typically, then you’ll love these! The problem I often have with their pants…

pants

…is that they gap in the rear. I was in the 2 and if I sized down the legs would have been way too tight. Such a bummer, because they are such a good pant otherwise!

jacket

Super cute anorak with a flattering shape to it and a drawstring waist. Wearing the xs.

top / pants

If you want a great spring top that you’ll be able to wear with just about anything (but it’s nowhere near your boring old basic top), this is it! Beautiful details and a snap closure to hold things in place.

top

They didn’t have an xs for me to compare, but I think the s was a great fit here.

duster

More mint and a duster that I couldn’t pass up. So perfect for spring as a comfy yet cute layer to throw on. Again, they didn’t have an xs, but I liked the fit of the s.

The best fitting room attendant <3

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