LOFT is offering 50% off select full-priced items and an additional 50% off sale items. No code required. See my picks from this post earlier today. Ann Taylor is offering 30% off full-priced styles with code STYLE and Banana Republic is offering 40% off with code BRHAPPY (ends tonight). Spring and summer clothes are my favorite so I am coveting a lot of pieces and waiting for a better sale to pull the trigger.
Last year I bought a similar striped shirt from LOFT and it’s been one of my favorite shirts year round. Unfortunately I snagged the polyester material in the front and while it wasn’t noticeable it still bothered me so I was very happy when they came out with an updated version this year with a high low shirttail hem. After seeing that size XXSP ran large on StylishPetite here I decided to give it a try myself and I was relieved that it fit me perfectly. I usually dislike button tab sleeves but this one stays up and doesn’t slip and unfold. This year’s version in size XXSP (RIGHT in the below flat lay) fits the similar to last year’s size XSP (LEFT) and as a bonus the polyester fabric is less sheer.
Last year’s size XSP (LEFT) and this year’s version in size XXSP (RIGHT).
LOFT Marled Knit Bateau Sweater, size SP
Update 2/16: I loved this marled knit bateau sweater so much I got it in two colors online since my local store didn’t have this item on sale. Strangely enough the regular version was 50% off but the sales associate wouldn’t give me the discount on the petites version even though I showed her it was on sale online.
Lou & Grey Marled Cowl Tunic, size XXS regular
It’s difficult to capture the true color of this Lou & Grey marled cowl tunic sweater but it’s definitely light blue and white. In direct sunlight the color is as shown in this outfit on the LEFT side of the picture with my coat on since I was standing near a window. It’s washed well (I wash my clothes in cold and air dry) but given the tiny loops in the fabric it reminds me a bit of a washcloth. As another reviewer noted the little loops may be prone to snagging but so far I’ve been safe from velcro and other snag prone objects.
I purchased this crystal leaf statement necklace after seeing it on this LOFT store’s Instagram feed. I liked the grey stones which will match a lot of my outfits. It comes with a two inch extender to accommodate different necklines. I’m wearing it at the longest length above and below. Note that the hinges can become locked so you may have to fidget with it a bit to untangle the jeweled sections and get it to lay flat. I prefer my delicate pearl pendant for every day wear so I haven’t bought a statement necklace in a long time but this one doesn’t have that metallic smell that some costume jewelry have (e.g. Forever 21 jewelry).
I find that it’s really helpful to follow some of the local LOFT stores’ Instagram feeds. You get a sneak peek of when new arrivals hit the stores and helpful styling tips. For example, I really love how the LOFT at the Mall of Louisiana styled this tweed stripe tennis dress here. I took this dress in petites but it runs really big and fits wide and boxy. Here are the measurements* of size 00P:
16″ chest pit to pit
19″ across the bottom where the flounce begins
32″ total length
*All measurements taken with the garment laid flat.
I wore this Lou & Grey shawl jacket a few times as an additional layer over my sweaters and I finally washed it tonight. I was super nervous to pull it out of the washer but it looks good (I washed it in cold water) and I currently hung it up to dry. We have a front loading high efficiency washer in case that makes any difference. It doesn’t look misshapen unlike some of the online reviews I read and I’m hopeful it will dry without any shrinkage. Update 2/16: Lou & Grey shawl jacket washed well and I wore it out today (see my outfit here).
LOFT Outlet scalloped dresses, both in size 0P
If you missed these two scalloped dress from last year (see here and here) then you may want to pay a visit to your local LOFT outlet. Both dress are available in regular and petite sizes. Last weekend they were both 40% off and the ticket price was $89.99. I find that LOFT outlet tends to run one size bigger than regular LOFT. I also spotted yet another cute Eiffel Tower t-shirt below. There is a BOGO sale for these t-shirts almost every time I’ve stopped by. I believe the price tag was $34.99 so you can grab one of these cuties for yourself and a friend.
J’adore LOFT t-shirt from LOFT Outlet
Forever 21 Abstract Grid-Patterned Top, Love 21 size XS
Banana Republic Indigo Denim Legging (25/0 short*)
*27″ measured inseam even though website lists 28″
I decided to keep this Forever 21 abstract grid-patterned top and I just wanted to do a quick update and share that it washed well on cold and air dried. It didn’t shrink although the material looks shorter when wet. Due to the unfinished hem on the sleeves and neckline I washed it inside a delicates bag to prevent snagging and fraying.
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