March 31, 2015

LOFT Sale Alert: 50% Off Full-Priced Dresses (In-Store Only), 40% Off Everything + Last Day For Additional 25% Off Full-Priced Purchases Online

LOFT Sale Alert 3/31/15

Update 4/1: I just checked and the additional 25% off stackable code below still works online. This is no joke! 

Get 50% off full-priced dresses (in-stores only) and 40% off full-priced styles at LOFT in-stores and online. No code needed. Lou & Grey exclusions apply. As mentioned in my previous recent posts (here and here), use the stackable code INSIDER832B online (today 3/31 is the last day/night) for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey merchandise). That's a total of 55% off after discounts on full-priced items!

I've been trying on A LOT of items in-stores because 55% off everything is unheard of. Placing a lot of orders online without a lot of thought and then returning them if they don't work out can be quite a hassle. I don't enjoy being that customer holding up the line returning all the things plus I've been burned twice their return policy/ban if you make excessive returns. I'm not sure if they still scan your license along with your in-store returns but if your local store does this then beware of not being able to make any returns for 90 days if you reach the return limit. Ordering online only sizes and/or styles and then not being able to return something due to fit, quality or if you don't like it just sucks. Putting my experience out there may be over sharing but I do not work for LOFT and I simply enjoying blogging and sharing their clothes. :) It's a miracle I still like to shop at LOFT after that negative experience but their clothes are really cute and personally fit me well as long as I can snag an item in the right size.

LOFT Wild Cat Flippy Dress, size 00
Wild Cat Flippy Dress, size 00 regular

During my in-store perusal tonight I came across this wild cat flippy dress on the racks in the regular missy section. I'm not usually one to ever gravitate towards animal print but I liked the shape of the dress which reminded me of the flattering Ann Taylor mini daisy flare dress (review here). I tried it on and I was pleasantly surprised by how well the regular 00 fit me. The dress was on sale and an additional 40% off in store (compared to final sale online) so this was the only item that went home with me since I plan to order the rest of my wishlist online for better savings.

LOFT Wild Cat Flippy Dress, size 00
Wild Cat Flippy Dress, size 00 regular

LOFT Cuffed Broken In Tee, size XS
Cuffed Broken In Tee in morning aqua, size XS regular

I ordered this cuffed broken in tee in size XXS regular (an online only size) and it should arrive on Friday. I tried on size XS tonight because I wanted to see how it fit and it's a little loose and relaxed on me so I am pretty sure size XXS should work out perfectly. The embroidered vented split hem is such a cute detail and I got this in morning aqua pictured here and peach melba.

LOFT Windowpane Tunic Softened Shirt, size XXSP

A while back I tried on this windowpane tunic softened shirt in regular XXS and it was huge! I was about to head into the fitting room when I spied this shirt in size XXSP so I tried it on for size. This gingham shirt runs about 1 size bigger in the petites version so size down. I personally prefer a full button down gingham shirt so I passed.

LOFT Eyelet Stripe Chambray Top, size XXS
Eyelet Stripe Chambray Tee (sold out online), size XXS regular

I tried on this eyelet stripe chambray tee in regular XXS since I was excited to see this size returned to the store. It's not see through despite the eyelet detail but it's a bit boxy and wide so I passed but I was tempted to get it because of how cute it was. I came home only to realize it was sold out online but hopefully you can find it in stores if someone returns it since it was also an online exclusive style.

LOFT Lasercut Scallop Shell, size XXSP
Lasercut Scallop Shell, size XXSP (review of size XS here and XSP here)

For my final repeat try-on, I've been obsessing over this lasercut scallop shell because I love the details on the hem but after trying on all possible sizes in store (except for XXS regular which is online only and out of stock) I can't order it as part of this sale. Hopefully my size will pop up online if someone returns it or I'll find it in store. Size XXSP arm holes fit me perfectly but it's just a bit too tight and short for my preference.

I just spotted this etched shirtdress online (final sale) and I'm so curious if it fits like my favorite stripeblock shirtdress (review here) since the style looks so similar.

Note: I also tried on this dot lace sweatshirt not pictured but I'm only mentioning it in passing because I wouldn't recommend it. It's gorgeous to look at but the lace material makes crunching noises which is very strange and I couldn't get past it. It does run true to size.

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March 29, 2015

Weekly Outfits, LOFT Flash Sale Alert, Fitting Room Updates & Recent Finds

Sale Alert: The are two sales going on at LOFT right now:

1) Flash Sale - Get an additional 70% off all sale styles with code FLASH (valid online only). Sale ends tomorrow 3/30 at 10AM ET. Shop my sales picks here:



2) Get 40% off full-priced styles in stores and online. No code needed. Lou & Grey exclusions apply. As mentioned in my previous post, try using the stackable code INSIDER832B (code valid through 3/31) for an additional 25% off full-price purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey merchandise). That's a total of 55% off after discounts on full-priced items! The code was supposed to be one time use only but I noticed that it was still valid. Since I've shared it there had been a few ladies that confirmed that they've been able to use it online with LOFT's latest sale.

Today's #ootd featuring @loft blossom shell as a layer under my favorite marled bateau #sweater. (Note: Grey crystal leaf #necklace is sold out.) @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/19CkY #liketkit #loveLOFT #liveloveloft #loftgirl #bfftrends #instaANN #thenewBR
Marled Knit Bateau Sweater, dusty grey size SP (last seen in this post)
Blossom Shell, size XSP (review in this post)
Banana Republic Indigo Denim Leggings, size 0/25 short (review here)
  Ann Taylor Pebbled Signature Crossbody Bag (review here)

I loved the marled knit bateau sweater so much I bought it in both dusty grey and blue fog.  I've paired them with different shells underneath to slightly change up the look as seen in this this post. This sweater has been on heavy rotation in my wardrobe and it's a light sweater that will transition well into spring.

@loft neutral rondelle chain #necklace, marled knit bateau #sweater (in deep blue fog) and ikat dot rib trim tank. The rib trim tank is now available in solid colors and stripes. �� @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/19f7H #liketkit #love

Wearing my #favorite @loft #stripe blouse today. �� I'm also loving these black skinny jeans from @bananarepublic since they're very stretchy and comfortable. They run big so I sized down to 24/00P and the inseam is perfect for petites. (Cap toe pu
LOFT Bold Stripe Pocket Blouse, size XXSP (runs 1 size bigger)
Banana Republic Skinny Jeans, size 00P (runs 1 size bigger, now $29.99)
 J.Crew Sloane Cap Toe Pumps (old)

I wore this bold stripe pocket blouse to a meeting earlier this week with my comfy, new skinny jeans from Banana Republic. After trying on 25/0P in stores I realized that I needed to size down to 24/00P because they run about one size too big and the material is very stretchy. They're currently $29.99 with code EGGHUNT. These skinny jeans are such a good deal right now that only size 00P is left but the 'short' inseam should be the same/similar. The petite inseam on this pair is on point for petites with no hemming required.

This @loft neutral rondelle chain #necklace is so cute and sparkly. ✨ Grab one on sale and use the stackable code I shared #ontheblog. #linkinprofile @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/19zo4 #liketkit #anthropoligie #sunglasses #statementnecklace #love

The neutral rondelle chain necklace is the second statement necklace I purchased from LOFT and I absolutely love the smaller size and sparkle. It's just the perfect touch of girly glam.

Ann Taylor Scallop Lace Dress size 0P vs. LOFT Floral Lace Dress size 00P
Ann Taylor Scallop Lace Dress, size 0P (LEFT)
LOFT Floral Lace Dress, size 00P (RIGHT, review here)

Last week I tried on both the Ann Taylor scallop lace dress (StylishPetite informed me that this dress was back again this season) and the LOFT floral lace dress in size 00P (review here). Both dresses are gorgeous but the v-neck on the Ann Taylor version is lower and the dress is more figure hugging giving it a more sexy vibe. I personally prefer the LOFT version because I think it's prettier and white (the lining is a cool/pale blue) as opposed to cream/off white.

LOFT Scalloped Crop Illusion Dress, size 00P
Scalloped Crop Illusion Dress, size 00P (see review of size 00P and 0P here)

I tried on this scalloped crop illusion dress again since the store I visited had steamed it which makes such a huge difference. However, no matter how I look at it, the bust darts on the sides just don't lay perfectly on my small chest and they would need to be taken in. See size 00P on StylishPetite here. You can also see this dress on Kayla Gross here and styled here by Montage Fashionista.

LOFT Lasercut Scallop Flounce Dress, size 00P

I've been eying this lasercut scallop flounce dress online and had I ordered size 00P to try but I've yet to receive it in the mail. Today I was able to find it in stores to try on for size and petites runs about one size larger since I usually take 0P and the length hits a few inches above my knees. It's a really cute dress if you're into the drop waist style and the laser cut details at the neckline and hem are on point. Note that the regular missy size does run really big and long as I noted before and I believe at least one online reviewer noted this as well.

Update 3/31 (I just received this dress in the mail today) - Size 00P measurements:

11.5" shoulders
32" bust (measured pit to pit)
36" along the bottom hem right where the flounce hem begins
32" total length

LOFT Blossom V-Neck Cardigan, size SP
Blossom Cotton Cardigan*, size SP
(*Note: I'm trying on the v-neck version which I can't seem to find online at this time)

This v-neck blossom cardigan looks really cute with the big blossom print and I like the true cropped fit. This cardigan has a light pink tinge that isn't showing up in my photo above but you can see what I mean in the stock image of the similar blossom cotton cardigan I've linked to above. I'm also loving this cropped cotton cardigan in morning aqua and whisper white. A good cropped cardigan is essential for staying warm in the chilly office once they start blasting the air conditioner.

LOFT Lasercut Scallop Shell, size XSP
Lasercut Scallop Shell, size XSP (I tried on and reviewed size XS regular in my previous post)

The LOFT I visited today at Natick Mall had this lasercut scallop shell in petites so I tried on size XSP which actually fits me fairly decently. I didn't find the petite sizing to be too short or boxy but the arm holes of this shell are still a a little big on me as you can see above.

LOFT Relaxed Trench, size XXSP
Relaxed Trench, size XXSP

I also tried on this relaxed trench in XXSP and there is a lot of extra fabric on the sides that when I cinch it I don't like how it bunches. I'm not sure if I like the ruched sleeves but they make pushing up the sleeves and keeping them there that much easier. I wish this trench was available in a classic khaki color in addition to this blue color. See it styled by Cece Wong here.

LOFT Funnel Neck Anorak, size SP

I spotted this windy day anorak on the rack in size SP and it was the only one so I figured I'd try it on for size. Size SP fit very boxy on me but cinching in the waist helps give this jacket some shape. The fabric has a nice smooth feel to it and the gold hardware makes it look more polished (see another picture here). Petite sizes appears to be sold out online but the regular missy sizing is still available.

LOFT Constrast Collar Utility Blouse, size SP

I saw this contrast collar utility blouse online and wanted to check it out in store. I tried on size SP which fits similar to regular XXS (my usual size for their button up blouses) which is currently out of stock online. The white collar against the light blue body really stands out in person.

LOFT Striped Rib Trik Tank, size XXSP

This striped rib trim tank as well as the solid version today fit exactly like the ink dot rib trim tank which I own and love (see my review here). I did notice that the way they finished the tank along the armholes and neckline has very visible stripes in  a crisscrossing direction. The overall look is very cute and crisp with the thin stripes if you can get past this detail when you see the top in real life.

Jack Rogers Liliana in bone/gold
Jack Rogers Liliana (runs true to size to half a size smaller, may be best for narrower feet)

I ordered these Jack Rogers Liliana sandals from Piperlime last week when I had a coupon code for 40% off. The code wasn't supposed to work on this Jack Rogers but it did so I made out like a bandit. I ordered the bone and platinum colors to try as well as the Lauren style but this color and style was my favorite out of the three pairs. Note that the front strap is kind of tight so its probably best for narrower feet but otherwise I found the Liliana style to run true to size to half a size smaller. I ordered them in size 7.5 and I usually take size 7-7.5 in most brands. This is probably my better judgement but I've decided to keep this pair and try to break them in. I really hope the straps will stretch out.

Kate Spade Lily Avenue Carrigan Leather Tote in black/pebble

Lastly, I tried on this at Kate Spade Lily Avenue Carrigan Leather Tote (recommended by StylishPetite) at Nordstrom and I love the simplicity of this style with the scallop edges at the top and the contrasting color inside. You'll notice that the hang tag even has a cute bow detail. It's a large bag about the size of a LV Neverfull MM but I think it still works for someone around my height (for reference I'm 5' 2 1/2").

Kate Spade Lily Avenue Carrigan Leather Tote in Island Deep/Fresh Air

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