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Last weekend I tried on the following items at LOFT but with my allergies I have been a bit tired so I uploaded the Ann Taylor reviews first. I didn't get a chance to upload these fitting room pictures until tonight. I haven't been to my local store yet this week but hopefully I'll stop by again sometime this weekend. I hope to see more new arrivals from the summer collection.
LOFT Floral Peplum Henley Shell, size XS regular
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in carnival wash, size 25/0P (last seen here, review of deco wash here)
I have the peplum henley shell in XXS regular in peach sorbet (review here) so I was excited to see this top in a pretty floral print. I found that this fits true to size. I was only able to try on size XS regular in store which was a bit wide on me but it does drape well and the arm holes aren't too generous which is sometimes an issue for me. Unlike the solid color this floral print is not sheer at all. My size is currently sold out so I'm tempted to try it in XSP but I'm currently waiting for it to go on sale.
LOFT Chambray Drop Waist Dress, size XSP
This chambray drop waist dress is also available in the same floral print as the top above as well as a solid black color. I tried it on in XSP which was cut very generously and the hem hit about two inches above my kneecaps. I would suggest sizing down on this dress.
LOFT Traveler's Jacket, size XSP
I tried on this traveler's jacket because I was hoping it would be a cropped fit on me but size XSP fits like a regular jean jacket on me. It was a bit roomy in my usual size and the shoulders seams didn't sit right on me so I would have to size down for a better fit. The fabric looked and felt like linen to me but it's 93% ramie according to the website.
LOFT Summer Crochet Sweater, size XS regular
I wanted to love this summer crochet sweater when I saw it online but in stores the crochet looks really delicate and it will easily snag and break. The folds at the sleeves are also too thick and unflattering. Size XS was a loose oversized fit on me. If it fits and flatters your figure then this is a cute sweater for wearing over camis and dresses but I am going to have to pass on this one.
LOFT Limon Dress, size 0 regular
This cheery limon dress is another new arrival I wanted to try but I wasn't able to find petites to try on and size 0 regular was too roomy all over. I tried to adjust and shorten the straps quite a bit but that still didn't really help with the overall fit on me. This dress feels like it runs one size bigger and size 0 regular felt more like a 2 regular/4 petite.
I tried on a few items at Banana Republic but this Dillon-fit windowpane shirt was the only top that fit me well. I love the ruffle details along button placket. I also tried on the pleated strappy floral dress but 2P was too roomy and the straps were not adjustable. The fit was laughable on me so I didn't bother to take a picture since I needed one hand to hold up the straps. I didn't get a change to try on a smaller size but it's worth reserving the dress to try on in stores since the print is gorgeous in person.
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Ann Taylor Factory Floral Ruffle Shell, item no. 394540 - $34.99 on sale
Ann Taylor Factory Dotted Ruffle Shell, item no. 394537 - $34.99 on sale
Ann Taylor Factory Embroidered Hem Sweater, item no. 394897 - $79.99
Ann Taylor Factory Gingham Dress With Belt, item no. 400205 - $129.99
Note: Ann Taylor Factory is only available at select brick and mortar locations.
I also stopped by Ann Taylor Factory and tried on the above items but the white embroidered hem sweater was too narrow in at the hips on me so I didn't bother to take a picture. The dotted ruffle shell is the same cut and style as the one that was available at the regular stores last year (see it on me here) minus the removable cami lining. Both the floral and dotted ruffle shells were in the sales racks which if I recall was an extra 30% off the lowest ticketed price.
Ann Taylor Factory Floral Ruffle Shell (item no. 394540), size XSP
J.Crew Factory classic d'Orsay flats in floral denim (review here, last seen here)
I got this floral print ruffle shell since I loved the splashes of yellow. I was able to use the extra 25% off coupon I received so I got this top for around $18 after discounts.
Ann Taylor Factory Gingham Dress With Belt (item no. 400205), size 00P
This gingham dress looked like it had potential but I wasn't a fan of the thick elasticized belt that it came with. It's definitely worth checking out and you can always swap out the belt for a better one. If I remember correctly it was 50% off last weekend. I also wish it came with pockets. You can see how it fits me in this clip I saved from my snapchat (username: whatjesswore) here.
Thanks for reading!