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Hello December! Where has 2016 gone? Before we know it it will be 2017. I've had a busy week at work but I finally found time to browse the new products and I'm loving quite a few of the latest new arrivals on loft.com:
Select sweaters are $30 and under and get an extra 50% off sale styles at LOFT. I also noticed that jeans are 40% off. The LOFT Insider code for the month of December is INISIDER385 for an additional $25 off qualifying full-price promotional purchases of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey items). You can use this code on full-price promotional items during 'no code' sales promotions.
FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
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I visited one of my local LOFT the other night and tried on a few things for sizing. The Chestnut Hill location didn't have any of the newest arrivals put out on the floor yet when I went on Tuesday so that was a bit disappointing. I have 7 cash cards from my purchases in November and they expire on December 9th. I'm hoping to redeem them on top of current in-store promotions for even more savings.
I saw this plaid top online before but I always passed it by until I saw it on Tracey of My Secret Lookbook. Of course my preferred size XSP is currently sold out but I'd say this top fits true to size and has a relaxed fit. Since the sleeves are really long I can't get away with the regular missy size and I need this top in petites for the shorter overall length. The button back detail is adorable. It's not 100% rayon which is a good thing but I've yet to read any reviews of whether it washes well or not.
LOFT Striped 3/4 Sleeve Tee, size XS regular
I came across this striped tee in the sale section. It's a thin tee shirt that is perfect for layering. Size XS regular was a bit loose on me so I'd probably need this in my usual size XXS. I wasn't in love with this tee but it's a good buy if you can find it on sale. It's also available in white or navy here.
I've been wanting to try on this sweater since I saw it online and even more so after seeing it on Su. The back material is sheer despite the seemingly darker print so a layering cami is recommended. The sleeves are very long in the regular missy size so if you're petite I would try to stick to this sweater in petites or be prepared to fold or push the sleeves up. I didn't like how the front of this sweater looked on me from the front so I passed.
I have this shirttail open cardigan in grey in size XS regular and I had ordered this striped version in SP only to find out that the sizing was different in this print. I returned size SP but I was able to find size XSP to try on the other night and it fits me really well in the overall length. I probably should have gotten the grey one in XSP as well as both cardigans run true to size.
LOFT Denim Leggings in rinse wash, size 26/2P- now 40% off and no code needed!
I was excited to see denim leggings back at LOFT because they have a more flattering narrow ankle opening. I usually take size 25/0P in jeans at LOFT and these fit me in size 26/2P. They have a 26" inseam.
LOFT Denim Leggings in Rich Dark Indigo Wash, size 27/4P - now 40% off and no code needed!
I noticed that this rich dark indigo wash was flying off the tables but I wasn't a fan of the whiskering across the thighs and knees. I only found size 27/4P to try on but they surprisingly fit me like my usual size 25/0P in LOFT jeans. I'd say these run smaller and I would recommend sizing up by one to two sizes from your usual size for LOFT denim. The inseam of these denim leggings are 27".
Out of curiosity I laid the darker rinse denim leggings (in size 26/2P) on top of the lighter pair (in size 27/4P) and you can see that they are similar widths at the waist. I measured them both to be 27" across the top of the waist band.
LOFT Speckled Knit Sheath Dress, size 00P
I loved the pretty texture of this speckled knit sheath dress and I thought size 00P might fit me but I'm pretty sure I need this dress in size 0P. Size 00P was too form fitting for my own comfort. I'd say this dress fits like your usual LOFT size and it is an older item so many sizes are sold out online.
LOFT Relaxed Fairisle Sweater, size M regular
Lastly, I tried on this fairisle sweater since I love the neutral colors. I couldn't find it in a smaller size so I had to try on size M which was much to big and boxy as you can see from the side view on right. It's a cropped and relaxed fit so petite ladies may want to try this sweater in the regular missy size for a longer overall length. I'd say this sweater fits true to size.
If you're in the Boston area you may be interested in the Gifts + Glam event at the Prudential Center this Thursday, December 8th from 5-8PM for an fun shopping event sponsored by Sephora & Lord & Taylor! I plan on checking out the newly opened Eataly this weekend after seeing fellow Boston bloggers post about it in addition to visiting my favorite LOFT store.
Thanks for reading!