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Last night I visited my local LOFT to try on some of the new fall arrivals. I didn’t see all of the items on my wishlist in store in my size so I ended up ordering the above items with the help of an associate. I was able to use my two remaining cash cards after the 40% discount for even more savings plus free shipping. Here are my new and recent LOFT purchases within the last few months:
FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
Lace Bell Sleeve Top, size XS regular
I tried on this lace bell sleeve top since I liked the swingy bell sleeves. The lace is very comfortable and not scratchy which is really important. Size XS fit me really well and this top has a cropped length so it’s petite friendly in the regular missy size. Note that this top is unlined so you will need to pair it with your own layering cami. I really wish their clean camis came in petites because they are too long and bunch up on me.
I loved this geo bell sleeve top when I first saw it on Su. She and I usually take the same size at LOFT but size XXS went quick. Size XS regular was a bit too wide and billowy on me so I passed on this top but I love the print. This is another top that has a cropped fit so it is petite friendly in the regular size.
I tried on this floral fresco blouse since the print looks pretty in person. Size XS regular was very long in the sleeves and it has a very relaxed fit but I believe I need my usual size XXS regular or XS petite. I can’t decide if I’d get a lot of wear out of this top so I passed on it for now.
Ruffle Trim Mixed Media Top, size XS regular
This ruffle trim mixed media top is so cute but I didn’t like the rayon material they used on the back because it is prone to shrinking and requires more care between wears. For LOFT’s mixed media tops I recommend washing them in cold water and then waiting for the top to air dry completely before steaming out the back. Steaming relaxes the rayon material which tends to become stiff and shorter and you’ll see and feel it returning to its original length. Refer to the comments in this post for more care tips.
Ruffle Cuff Top, size XS regular
I wanted the striped ruffle cuff top as seen on Megan but size XS regular was sold out in that print so I tried on the solid black version. I love the sleeve length of the missy sizing but the top was very long and tunic length on me (about 2 inches below the crotch). If I didn’t have such long arms for a shorty (I’m 5’1 1/2″) then I would go with the petite sizing. Petite ladies should definitely stick with the petite sizes for this top and taller ladies might also want to try the petite sizes as well especially if they find this top longer than they prefer for a t-shirt.
Texture Stripe Peplum Blouse, size XSP
This texture stripe peplum blouse is gorgeous but it fits really wide and it didn’t do me any favors. The overall length of size XS petite is cropped on me but if you have a shorter torso then it may look more proportional. It runs true to LOFT sizing but you may want to try the size down to see which one fits better.
Geo Modern Henley Blouse, size XS regular
This geo henley blouse was on my wishlist but it runs big and loose. I would suggest sizing down since size XS regular felt more like size S. I don’t know why but the large opening near the button cuff on the sleeves really bothers me. I noticed this with the floral fresco blouse I reviewed above too.
Plaid Tunic Softened Shirt, size XS regular
I saw an associate wearing this plaid tunic softened shirt so I decided to try it on for size. I love the black and white plaid but the regular missy size fits more like tall sizing. In fact you can see it on Sara here (she is 5’11”). Size XS regular felt like I was wearing a dress. I ended up ordering this shirt in size XXSP and I hope it fits perfectly. I’d say this blouse fits one to two sizes bigger and unless you’re really tall like Sara you should steer towards this blouse in petites.
Modern Skinny Ankle Jeans in Dark Indigo Wash, size 24/00 regular
I’ve been looking for the new skinny ankle jeans to try on for sizing but I haven’t been able to find them in stores until last night. Usually skinny ankle jeans are regular length jeans on me but these are not ankle length at all unless you’re taller. I had to cuff these twice for them to be ankle length on me. The dark indigo wash is more of a mid wash in my opinion. You can see the distressing/whiskering across the front and sides here. Also the ankle opening was not as tapered as I would prefer but they do look good cuffed. If you’re new to shopping at LOFT their jeans run 1-2 sizes larger so the 24/00 regular waist for this exact pair should fit someone who typically wears a size 2 in bottoms. My hips currently measure 35″.
LOFT always makes the cutest scarves in the fall. I love the colors of this tasseled plaid infinity scarf and the leopard print scarf is the perfect pop of pattern for the fall.
Speaking of fall scarves, my favorite fringe scarf from Nordstrom is back in many colors. I have it in olive and red when they went on sale and I like the grey color. I always go crazy over fall scarves but ultimately I try to pick more neutral colors and patterns that are easy to match with my coats and outfits.