November 25, 2014

LOFT Sale Alert: 50% off Everything & UPDATED Black Friday Sales


  • Aerie - 40% off everything plus free shipping now until 11/30 with code GOBBLEUP
  • Amazon  - shop their Black Friday deals here
  • Ann Taylor - 50% off your entire purchase through 11/29 3AM ET with code THANKS (valid US only).
  • Banana Republic - 50% off one full-priced item with code BRFIFTY. 40% off the rest of your purchase with code BRFORTY. Ends today 11/27.
  • Bloomingdales - Up to 50% off (20-30% off select Burberry styles)
  • Forever 21 - Check out their Black Friday deals here.
  • J.Crew - 30% off select items, additional 40% off sale items, and free shipping with no minimum today through 11/30 with code HOLIDAY. Valid in stores and online.
  • J.Crew Factory - 50% off everything and free shipping on orders of $50+ today through 11/30 with code THANKS. Valid in stores and online.
  • Kate Spade - 25% off their entire site with code HOLLYJOLLY. Shop their surprise sale for up to 75% off when you spend $200 or more now through 11/29.
  • LOFT - 50% off everything in stores and online with code TREAT (valid US only). Ends today 11/27 3AM ET.
  • Lord & Taylor - Extra 20% off almost everything + 25% off fine jewelry with code THANKS now until 11/30.
  • Madewell - 25% with code GIFTON now until 11/30 12AM ET.
  • Nordstrom -  Shop their Black Friday deals now including their designer clearance here.
  • Old Navy -  Up to 50% off in stores and online now though 11/28. Online Only: Use code GRAVY for an additional 15% off your purchase valid through 11/29.
  • Shopbop.com - 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 with code GOBIG14 from now until 12/1 11:59PM PT.
  • Theory - 40% off their holiday preview selection
  • Tory Burch - 20% off $300, 25% off $500, 30% off $750 with code LUCKY from now until 12/1 11:59PM PT.

I was browsing LOFT after church on Sunday and came across this light and airy floral scarf. I loved it once I tried it on since it didn't look like much in a dim corner of the store's sale section. Since my mom loves my scarves I got her one too.

LOFT Twilight Floral Scarf
LOFT Twilight Floral Scarf - now $14.99 online and in stores

I've been thinking about this Chateau Parka (see my review here) non stop since I didn't get it a few weeks ago and I tried it on for my mom to see today. Luckily it was 30% off in stores and I used my $25 rewards card so I felt like I made out like a bandit.

J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00
J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00 (see my review here)
Madden Girl 'Poppyyy' flats (see my review here)

What visit to the mall would be complete without a browsing the local LOFT? Here are some things I tried on today and within the last week or so. From of all my try-ons I only took home the animal jacquard sweater in size S for a more relaxed fit since it's oh so soft and comfy (see size XS on me here).

LOFT Faux Leather Sleeve Blazer, size 0P
LOFT Faux Leather Sleeve Blazer, size 0P

The faux leather sleeves are too short on me in petites and they would look better pushed up similar to their online stock image but that's not really practical for me. Also, how do people wear a blazer and a coat in the winter? I've tried and it's just too stuffy and uncomfortable. I usually put it in my bag and then change into it at work.

LOFT Lace dress, size 0P
LOFT Lace dress, size 0P

LOFT Lacy Sleeve Sweater, size XS

LOFT Animal Jacquard Sweater, size S

LOFT Lace peplum shell, size 0
LOFT Lace peplum shell, size 0 was a few inches too loose around the waist so I would need size 00

I also spotted this coveted blanket scarf today at both Aerie and Forever 21 in the Willow Grove Mall. In my opinion the Aerie version (product no. 2273-184) is nicer since the Forever 21 version (sold out) looks rougher in comparison (see picture here). There were 3 scarves left at the Forever 21 in the Willow Grove Mall and a few scarves left at Aerie as well (in addition to the one they had on display below).

Aerie blanket scarf (style no. 2274-184)

Finally, I ordered all of the below items from Forever 21 last week except for the pom pom beanie and they should be coming in the mail tomorrow. I saw the bunny phone case in stores today and it's really cute but the gray is a  bit darker in real life. Please check out my gift guide here for other present ideas. I usually gift my favorite things to my friends and family members since we tend to like the same things.

Note: Hover for details and direct links to each item

Left to my own devices, I'm not creative when it comes to gifting so around this time of year I tend buy 2-3 of a few things that I think would be a huge hit. For example, I purchased these cute coin purses to gift from Coach Outlet online and they were $34.50 each.

Coach Outlet Darcy Patent Bow Coin Purses
Darcy Patent Bow Coin Purse from Coach Outlet

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels this holiday season!
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13 comments :

  1. Love the parka! Still a little too pricey for me right now but I love the blush pink color. Reminds me of winter wonderland!

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  2. I just found your blog by scrolling through another blog that I follow, Stylish Petite, and I just wanted to say I am SO glad I did! We are the same exact size (except for you're a little taller than me), and its nice to see some of these clothes or hear about fit before I attempt to make it out to the store. Ha actually lately all my shopping is done online, as I am finishing up graduate school, going through rotations now. BONUS - you're a LOFT addict like me! So anyways, glad I found ya and will be following you here as well as on Poshmark! Still new to that one, but figured I should try and sell the stuff I don't wear/never returned since I'm pretty much living (barely) on loans!

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  3. What a nice selection of things!!!


    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com - new post

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  4. Thanks Claire! I'm glad to hear we're of similar size so if you have any recommendations I'd welcome them at any time since I like to see and hear how things from LOFT fit. Their sizing is so inconsistent but I still love them even if they frustrate me at times. Let me know if you have any questions about Poshmark. Good luck with grad school and happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Agreed! The sizing is very inconsistent. Their pencil skirts sometimes fit beautifully and sometimes not so much! And their pants, forget it! haha. I have only found one pair of pants that I absolutely love and no other white slacks will EVER compare to these. They were with the nautical/sailor inspired line that was released at the end of the summer, with the cute anchor buttons?! I want to say they are the petite marisa fit, but the other marisa pants don't fit anywhere close to these. They are so flattering. I also bought the grey and white striped pencil skirt from that line.... and the striped navy/white and the red/white long sleeve shirts! *sigh, sometimes I just cannot help it. So, I will absolutely keep you informed on what I find good & bad and will be checking your blog often! Thanks!

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  6. Thanks in advance! :D I tried on their pants and there was one pair of dark denim leggings I liked last year but it bled like crazy. The petites inseam is always too short but then regular 00 runs so big in the waist. I had ordered the sailor inspired white pants you mentioned but they didn't work out for me. Pants are just too difficult since we're all shaped slightly differently but skirts are more forgiving since there's less places they need to hug. I just don't understand why some skirts are huge while others run small. I found the double scallop hemmed skirt in black at LOFT outlet recently and the 00P fit me perfectly since I regret not keeping the one I ordered at regular LOFT last year (the regular 00 waist was too big).

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  7. Thanks! I hope you sign up for Coach Outlet online. Their latest online promotion is full of great deals since it's right before Christmas.

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  8. Thanks Joyce! I'm sorry the regular 00 didn't work out for you. I hope that they restock and you can grab the color and size you need in petites.

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  9. The best skirt I've bought from there is a black with cream polka dots pencil skirt - curvy fit I believe, in OOP. It's 6% spandex which makes all the difference I think! I don't walk like a mermaid but it doesn't look frumpy either! If you ever see it at the outlet, grab it!

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  10. quick questions Jess:
    for the animal jacquard sweater, do you own the small reg or small petite?
    how has it been holding after laundry washes? pls let me know.


    been eyeing on this and really liked it. i think i might have tried this in the store but found the fitting kind of strange....a bit boxy or arms not so alluring on me...still the print is so cute. lol. so I am a tad indecisive on it as i think it might be a final sale item. :(


    thank you for all your reviews. I confess I have been a little mouse sneaking on instagram peering onto your fab finds, and enjoying your really honest reviews and advice. Not many bloggers seem to as honest nowadays so glad to have found you. my nearest loft is over 2 hrs away so everything you write has so helpful. I thank you again and hope you continue your reviews and instagram pics even though i know you can be busy. =)

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  11. Hi Madie,

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment. :) I just wanted to reply quickly while the 75%? off sale is still going on. I got the animal jacquard sweater in the regular small size. It washes well and I only wash my clothes on cold and air dry but it hasn't shrank or pilled on me. I have long arms (prefer ~24" sleeves) so I got the regular size but I think it runs small anyway like many of their sweaters. I also hate short sweaters so the petites would have been too cropped for my liking. Finally the spots are subtle but noticeable.

    I'm really happy to hear that you find my reviews helpful and if I can be of further help just let me know. I always wonder if LOFT will get annoyed by my honesty but they actually follow me on Instagram so hopefully they listen. I generally like them a lot except for how they will scan your ID for valid returns and then ban you for 90 days (happened to me twice since my sometimes size XXS/00 regular is an online only size and/or I like many of their online exclusive items). They're lucky they make cute clothes or I'd have shop somewhere else since it made me very sad. At least I now shop in stores more to see what is worth buying or crossing off my wishlist.

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  12. Thank you, thank you so much for your quick reply, Jess. You are so very thoroughly helpful as always to everyone. I agree with you, not a fan of cropped sweaters either...i notice as I get older, i like some booty covered. lol We are about same height (5'3 on a good day) so like you, i can swing back and forth betw. pet. and reg.


    LOFT has to follow you or I'll loose all respect for them....lol...they have to cause you and your followers help them business-wise. :) Dont worry, I know Loft loves you cause they asked for permission for use of your pics. Like you, I too have always liked Loft for years...they have some really good quality items which are more awesome when on sale. Thank you for the heads up on the 90-day banning. That is crazy. What I also dont like about LOFT is their very strict 'unwashed, NWT" return policy....so am so careful with buying there cause i hate returning (hate dealing with difficult sales people who give you the Inquisition...lol). Some items just dont wash well even though i am meticulous about checking fabric content, and i dont even use the dryer since i live in FL.


    Anyway, thank you so much again Jess. I also have to admit I purchased my first skinny jeans per ur recommendation of ON rockstar 4P and even the lovely Coach Cora bag. Oh my, loooove those rockstar jeans so much that I want to get a 3rd one. Ok, I am almost sounding like a crazy stalker. LOL Wish i can follow you on instagram but I dont use it, so i'll just drop by to say hello on your blog. I also want to say a very belated congrats on your lovely wedding last year which was about the time I discovered you. I wish you, hubby and your families a very blessed new year... so glad to have chatted with you here...such an honor! <3 *fandom*

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  13. You're welcome, Madie! Happy to help you save during such a good deal. I hope it works out for you if you get it. I usually wear that one once a week and I'm glad to hear we're of similar size!

    LOFT is welcome to follow who they will but it was still a moment of fandom for me. :D I think all retailers are hard on UNWASHED NWT but I've had two of my cute tops shrink on me from them this year. It happens with the ones that contain rayon or a lot of viscose so unless it's super cute I avoid anything made out of those materials. There are currently some tops made out of rayon/viscose and every time I see a glowing review I wonder if the person has washed it yet.

    I'm glad to hear that you love the ON jeans too! I actually need a new pair of ON Rockstar jeans since I wore my solid color ones to death these past few years. I used to be all about the designer denim but I like using that money on other clothing and things and ON denim is actually really good quality! I bought my mom the same Cora bag too (they brought it back on coachfactory.com around Thanksgiving/Christmas time).

    Thanks again for your support and sweet words! Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy year ahead. :) xo, Jess

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