a lovely living

Happy Friday, all!! Today’s post is a little different, but I had a good time with this one, so I’m hoping you like it! I realize that each of you lead different lifestyles, so an easy way for me to be able to show you a variety of looks is to snap them from the dressing room! That or I buy everything and return it, but that just doesn’t seem right ;) Yesterday I spent a little time in LOFT because they are having one of their 40% off sales (including Lou & Grey!) and they have a TON of spring pieces out. The saleswoman must have known I meant business because she stuck me in the big dressing room which allowed me all the room I needed to capture these looks. Granted, they are iphone shots, but I think they turned out fairly decent. So let’s jump in and I’ll share with you everything I tried on!

This dress is just adorable! The stripes, the off the shoulder and the ruffles to boot! Perfect for spring/summer showers or brunches with friends. If I could fill my closet with dresses, this would be a part of it!

I love the shape of this wrap dress. Black is not my color, but for those of you that rock black, you should give this one a try. I’d love it paired with some fun earrings and a bright (pink?) heel.

Another adorable dress that I loved paired with…

this jacket. It would also look cute with a statement necklace or a scarf as well as some fun wedges for spring.

This navy dress was the last one that I tried on. The sleeves totally had me all heart eyed and the shape is very relaxed and comfortable. I love it paired with boots, but again cute wedges or even some white converse would be adorable!

On to one of two cold shoulder looks. This sweater is SO pretty in person. It also comes in a light pink, but the dark green was just stunning. I paired it with these frayed skinny pants which have a zipper detail you can see in another shot below.

Here’s a closer look at the detail. Super fun for a date night or girls night!

Here’s another cold shoulder top that’s a little better for everyday. Lightweight and pretty, it could be dressed up with a bright pair of trousers or thrown on this summer with some cut-off’s!

A closer look at the details of the top which is again paired with these bottoms.

Moving on to a relaxed look, this Lou & Grey top is extremely soft and comfortable as is just about every piece in their collection. Here you can see the zipper detail on the pants I was wearing above.

The top has a bit of a high-low hem which I love.

If you’re looking for a bell sleeve, you need to hit up LOFT because they have a ton! I grabbed this striped blue henley to try and threw it on with this cute denim skirt. For me personally, the skirt felt a bit too long for my liking. However, if you’re in a professional environment, the length is probably perfect ;)

Pairing the top with a pair of denim and a scarf felt much more up my alley!

This casual outfit was totally me and my everyday. I love the frayed bottom on the jeans, the super soft t-shirt and the utility jacket which was one that I had listed for you on Wednesday’s post. And despite the fact that I have this anorak that I rave about, I took this one home with me as well because the fit was very different (even if my husband begs to differ!). This one from LOFT fits more like an extra shirt, much more fitted, as opposed to the anorak which is roomy enough to allow me to layer sweaters etc. underneath. You get it, right? ;)

Not to leave you hanging without a loungy look, these Lou & Grey sweats are what naps were made for! You seriously need to try them. Had I not already had two other pairs of grey Lou & Grey sweats I certainly would have bought these! Paired with a bright, fun and comfy tank and the utility jacket, all that was missing were my sneakers ;)

So, which look is your favorite? What styles are you most drawn to? I hope this was helpful for all of you. As much enjoyment as I get out of blogging, it’s really here as a resource for you, so if there’s anything you’re ever interested in, shoot me a message and let me know. I love hearing from you all!

LOFT’s sale is going on now both online and in store so make sure you check it out and let me know what you find!

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  • Amy Miller says:

    This was a great post! Saves me time, now I can just order online! So many cute ideas you have given me!

  • Angela from Texas says:

    I love the cutout sweater, looks fab on you!

  • Katy says:

    Loved this post! I love dressing room diaries and the Loft is one of my favorite stores so this post was right up my alley. Their store has a great mix of work and casual pieces.
    I live right by a Loft Outlet so if I usually give it a few weeks I can see these styles at a discount.
    Thanks for sharing your favorites!

    • marisa says:

      How fortunate to be so close to their outlet! The LOFT is one of my favorites as well. We have a major lack in shopping options in central PA, but that’s one I’m thankful for!

  • Maddy says:

    the first dress is my favorite for sure! I love the ruffle, the stripes and cut. Everything else is cute as well haha I probably shouldn’t have read your post because now I want to go to LOFT and I’m trying to save money :)

    love the cold shoulder looks on you as well!

    xo, Maddy

  • Andrea says:

    I love love the cutout sweaters (especially the green one) and the outfit with the dark jeans, tee, and fitted anorak! I would rock that any day! BTW, how do you look so pretty in dressing room lighting (tell me your secret)?! I always feel blahhhh when I look in the dressing room mirrors!

    • marisa says:

      Ha, you’re funny! Actually the big room had less lighting, which may have worked better than the terrible downlighting that’s always blaring overhead!

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