LOFT Fitting Room Reviews, Recent Purchases & Outfits

 LOFT Fitting Room Reviews on - 1/7/16

LOFT Fringe Trim Cardigan
LOFT Utility Blouse
LOFT Coated Denim Leggings
LOFT Pleated Flippy Dress
Lou & Grey Form Cold Weather Zip Jacket
LOFT Long Open Cardigan
LOFT Short Sleeve Trapeze Dress


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It looks like they’ve revamped this season’s crossbody tote. What do you think of the new style (on RIGHT)? I like the more structured look of the new design and can’t wait to check it out in person.

Ann Taylor Crossbody Totes

LEFT – Ann Taylor Mini Signature Tote (old, sold out online)

RIGHT – Ann Taylor Crossbody Tote (new, available in a larger version as well)


I haven’t been to LOFT to try on their new arrivals since before Christmas. I visited a beautiful new store redesign at University City in Philly over the holidays but I was more in awe of the store than shopping there. Last night I went to my local store after work and found a few things to try on that I’ve had on my wishlist for a while now. 

LOFT Fringe Trim Cardigan

LOFT Fringe Trim Cardigan, size XS regular (available in black for Fall ’16)
LOFT Utility Blouse , size XSP
LOFT Coated Denim Leggings, size 24/00P
Vince Camuto Franell bootie (review here)

First up is this fringe trim cardigan which I tried on in XS regular. It’s not available in petites and I’m not sure if it will be at a later point but regular missy was a good cropped length on me. Size XS regular fit me really well except the sleeves were too long so I folded them up. The color is definitely blue and white in person (refer to this closeup) but it looks like grey speckles in these photos. It feels like a sweater cardigan even though it looks like a tweed jacket and it’s not bulky at all. I didn’t find it to be too boxy either and I loved how it draped on me. Given the open style I’d say this cardigan fits true to size so I may order XXS regular during the next sale. I also tried on the utility blouse in XSP which fits true to size but I already have something similar and the coated denim leggings in 24/00P which runs about one size bigger for LOFT since I usually take size 25/0P for their bottoms. I tried to cuff the pants but the inside lining is black in the hazy grey color I tried on. They’re made of a thinner fabric so they may not be suitable for colder climates but they would be perfect for all other seasons especially as going out pants. Personally I thought that they felt too snug on my legs so I passed.

 LOFT Pleated Flippy Dress

LOFT Pleated Flippy Dress, size XSP

I have this pleated flippy dress in the charcoal heather color in size XXS regular which is a better length for work hitting right above my knees (refer to my picture near the bottom of this post). I tried on XSP in burgundy since its a gorgeous color but the length hit a few inches above my knees which is a bit out of my comfort zone unless I pair it with dark tights. I’d say that it fits true to size but the XSP sleeves were a tad snug on me while they are comfy and looser in XXS regular. I’ve laundered and worn this dress twice and it’s washed well on cold wash and air dried. It’s a thinner, t-shirt dress as another online reviewer noted.

Lou & Grey Form Cold Weather Zip Jacket

Lou & Grey Form Cold Weather Zip Jacket, size S regular

I wanted to get this Lou & Grey cold weather zip jacket for my little sister so I tried on size S regular for size and found that it fits true to size. The overall length and sleeve length would be perfect for my sister who is 5’7″. I love the black piping and zipper details on the sleeves as well as the cute zipper pocket in the back.

LOFT Long Open Cardigan

LOFT Long Open Cardigan, size XSP

I spotted this long open cardigan on the racks and decided to try it on for size since I like oversize things. It drapes really well and creating a slimming silhouette and the longer length didn’t feel like too much material for petites. The sleeves aren’t too tight so it should be conducive to layering because it’s on the thinner side. I’d say it runs true to size with a slightly baggy fit. I was on the fence about the side slits but they work with the cut and style.

LOFT Short Sleeve Trapeze Dress

LOFT Short Sleeve Trapeze Dress, size XS regular

Lastly, I tried on this short sleeve trapeze dress in size XS regular which was the smallest size I could find but it looks like it fits true to size. Size XS regular was a bit too much material on me (refer to this picture here) so I’m pretty sure I would need to get it in my usual size XXS regular or XSP. The regular missy length hit me mid kneecap so petites may be a better length. The dress drapes well with pieced paneling in the back for a feminine drape and swingy, flattering fit and adorable half sleeves. They used a thicker material so it’s not a thin, see through t-shirt dress.


 Lou & Grey Spacedye Slouch Sweater

LOFT Plaid Infinity Scarf
Lou & Grey Spacedye Slouch Sweater, size XXS regular (the sleeves are very long and need to be fodled, oversized fit, also available in a stripe version here)
LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans, size 25/0P
Vince Camuto Franell bootie (review here)

 Ann Taylor Double Gusset Crossbody Bag

Ann Taylor Double Gusset Crossbody Bag in Silver Lake Grey (color sold out online, currently $31.99 after discounts online, similar here)
Skagen Crystal Striped Mesh Bracelet Watch  (sold out, review here, similar here)
Coach Bunny Keychain (old find from TJ Maxx)

 Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Back Zip Tunic

J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00 regular
(My coat is now on sale! Review here, Factory version review here)
LOFT Plaid Infinity Scarf
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Back Zip Tunic, size XXS regular (available via Lou & Grey, also available in a flecked version here, review of size XS regular here)
LOFT Denim Leggings in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (review here)
Vince Camuto Franell bootie (review here)
Coach Outlet City Zip Tote in Crossgrain Leather (review here, similar here and here)

LOFT Pleated Flippy Dress, size XXS regular

LOFT Pleated Flippy Dress, size XXS regular
Shein Black Cat Print Round Toe Flats (review here)

 BP. Fringe Trim Infinity Scarf

BP. Fringe Trim Infinity Scarf in oxblood – it’s a lightweight scarf but I love it for a pop of color

I love my chateau parka but I’ve been looking for a warm puffer coat for a while now. J.Crew is offering  an extra 40-50% off sale styles with code MUSTSHOP so I ordered the girls’ puffer parka and girls’ long powder puffer coat both in size 12 to try. I had previously ordered the puffer coat in size 14 but I returned it since it was too big (review here). Hopefully one of them works out. Look out for an updated review soon!  

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