LOFT FLASH SALE ALERT
Get 50% off full-price styles and an extra 40% off sale styles at LOFT. Use code LUCKY50. I got LUCKY40 at first and another time I got LUCKYME but I tried LUCKY50 and it worked for me so that's the code I'm sharing. (Shopping tip: LOFT rarely does mystery sales but you should always try other codes or check my sale alert archives to get a better understanding of their sales cycles.) Valid online only. Sale ends Thursday 9/29 at 10M ET.
Please check out my recent fitting room reviews in my previous post. I should receive some of my recent order in the mail this weekend into early next week.
Here is a closer look at my first pair of TOMS:
The grey wooley color has hints of purple in it but I'm not sure if you can see this on your screen. They're currently on sale for $34.97 at Nordstrom Rack. I sized down half a size but I have really poor circulation in my feet and when my feet swelled from all the walking these ended up being too tight and binding. I hope the elastic in the middle will stretch out with wear but for right now I can only wear them if I know I won't be doing much walking.
ANN TAYLOR FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
Get 40% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor. Use code ANN40. Valid in stores and online. Sale ends 9/29 at 3AM ET. As I mentioned on Instagram, this strappy off the shoulder top from the summer is back in winter white and black (see my review here, last seen here).
LEFT to RIGHT:
Ann Taylor Floral Bell Sleeve Blouse, size M regular
I went in store to try on this floral bell sleeve blouse yet again since it was 40% off today (and I was armed with $20 loft rewards). As I mentioned in this post, the sleeves are really narrow when I tried on XS regular two weeks ago. Tonight I tried on size M regular but it was too loose/wide on me. I then asked the associate for help and she was able to grab size S (pictured below) from the back for me.
I ended up taking home size S regular since it was a more flattering but still relaxed fit on me. You can see that the sleeves of size S are not too tight here.
Ann Taylor Lacy Peplum Top, size S regular
I tried on size S regular for this lacy peplum top which was really cute but slightly see through. I would probably need size XS regular but I was afraid the half sleeves would be too short so I passed. I'd say this top runs true to size.
Ann Taylor Pleated Swing Top, size S regular
Lastly, I tried on this pleated swing top and I liked the way size S regular draped on me but I probably needed this in XS regular. The pleats lay really well for a very flattering fit. If you have a larger bust then you may want to size up otherwise this top fits true to size. The sleeves are supposed to be 3/4 length according to their stock image but they are longer than expected ending at my wrist. This top is very sheer in winter white which means that you can see all the seams and pleats so a layering cami is a must.
LEFT TO RIGHT: black, light acorn and kendall gray
I spotted these gorgeous suede Talbots Francesca driving flats on Meredith's instagram here and I fell in love with them over the weekend. I went back today to try them on again after returning another pair of black flats that didn't work out for me elsewhere. If I had to choose then the acorn color is my favorite for it's versatility. These run true to size and I took my usual size 7. They also come in a rainbow of colors (how can you choose just one?) and they're offered in narrow, medium and wide widths. If you receive Talbots catalogs in the mail there's a 25% off coupon inside good through 10/9. If you sign up for a credit card then you can get 40% off your first purchase.
Lastly, I got this cute mini crossbody at Forever 21 for $19.90 since it was a dupe of the Furla Metropolis bag for a lot less ($19.90 versus $298). Saks Off Fifth also carries a similar style called the Julia. I got the taupe color but it also comes in light pink and it looks more expensive than the price I paid. I did splurge on the Piper crossbody bag in black since I needed it for an upcoming trip.