LOFT Lacy Split Neck Blouse, size XSP (review below)
I rarely wear skirts these days since I prefer dresses but I found this gorgeous lace skirt in store last month. I thought the color and lace it would be the perfect for the holiday season. I matched it with the mixed plaid infinity scarf since it highlights the hunter green in the skirt. The split neck on this blouse is a bit low so I used the scarf to stay modest. I will probably sew the split neck so that the slit is higher otherwise I may wear a layering cami with it since it's slightly sheer on its own.
J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00 regular (refer to my review from last year here, Factory version here)
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Continuing where I left off in my previous post below are the rest of the items I tried on at LOFT last weekend:
LOFT Mixed Media Peplum Sweater, size MP
Ann Taylor Modern Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in carnival wash, size 24/00 (old, review here)
Tory Burch Sullivan Boots (old, past season)
I originally tried on this mixed media peplum sweater in XSP (see it on me here) but I found that this sweater runs cropped and it fit snug across my hips. I completely discounted this sweater until I tried it on again a few days ago in size MP. Refer to a clip I saved from my Instagram story here for another view of how this size fits. Sizing up made such a big difference! I would recommend going up at least one size in petites for a more comfortable and flattering fit. I loved this sweater so much I ended up taking it home since it was my last opportunity to use my LOFT cash for an extra $25 off $50+. I purchased this sweater along with the lacy split neck blouse below. They were 40% off plus an extra $25 off.
LOFT Lacy Split Neck Blouse, size XSP
I fell in love with this lacy slit neck blouse last weekend but it wasn't on sale at the time nor was it available online. The top drapes well and the lace details around the sleeves and borders are very pretty and feminine. The button sleeves aren't too tight around my wrists and the sleeve length is perfect. If this blouse runs big in the regular missy sizes I would recommend trying petites for a shorter overall length. I found the petite size to run true to size if you prefer a relaxed, flowy fit like me. I love that the blouse tucks in cleanly as shown in my holiday outfit idea at the top of this post.
LOFT Peplum Sweater, size S regular
I wanted this peplum sweater when I spotted it online and I found it in the sale section in store. Size S regular fit me really well and in my opinion size S regular fits like size XSP or SP so I thought this sweater ran small despite the online reviews that say that it runs big. It's a simple easy to wear top more suited for fall due to the half sleeves but it can also be a good layering item under a cute cardigan.
LOFT Cozy Flounce Dress, size XSP
I love this cozy flounce dress and I would recommend this if you like a more modest length for work and church. Size XSP fits true to size but the sleeves may be a bit snug for some. The material is a good length and drapes well. I expect that the petite sizes will probably sell out first since this dress is longer than the on trend shorter length hemlines.
LOFT Paisley Embroidered Knit Top, size S regular
This is a beautiful top and the material drapes well. I couldn't find size XS to try but size S fit me really well except the 3/4 sleeves were a tad long. I personally prefer the longer overall tunic length of the really missy size that covers my front and backside otherwise I'd say this top runs true to size.
LOFT Refined Sweater, size XS regular
The morning tide blue in this refined sweater is gorgeous if you love baby blue. The sleeves are really long in the regular missy size unless you're okay with folding or pushing up the sleeves. This sweater runs true to size but I would recommend sizing up if you want a more relaxed fit. I would probably need this sweater in SP.
LOFT Lace Hem Sweater, size XS regular
I forgot to take a picture of the tag but I'm almost certain I tried on this lace hem sweater in size XS regular. I personally found that the peplum lace wasn't very flattering on me since I'm wider on the bottom but it may work for some body types. I don't like how the lace hem seems to curve and hug my backside from the side view picture on right. The top sweater portion is similar to the material they used on the mixed media peplum sweater.
LOFT Lacy Off The Shoulder Dress, size XSP
I was hoping that this off the shoulder dress would look good worn on the shoulders and it works but I didn't really love the dress on me so I passed. I found that it fits true to size in petites.
Lou & Grey Fringe Sweater, size M regular
I was looking for this fringe sweater after seeing it on fit.fab.full but I could only find on size M to try. The fit is boxy and the length is cropped so this top may not work for taller ladies. I believe I need it in size XS regular.
LOFT Lace Stripe Tee, size XSP
This lace striped tee looked so adroable on Annie so I had to try it on for myself. I found that XSP runs really snug in the sleeves and shoulders so I would need it in size SP or XS regular for a more comfortable fit.
LOFT Shimmer Stripe Ruffle Cardigan, size XS regular
Su shared this shimmer stripe ruffle cardigan with me and it's really cute but I'm not sure how much of my wardrobe it would match with so I passed. It fits true to size but the sleeves are long in the regular missy size.
LOFT Shimmer Double Peplum Shell, size XS regular
I love the print and color of this peplum shell and it's the perfect layering piece. I have a smaller chest so this top look ended up looking really boxy on me sine I don't fill it out otherwise it runs true to size.
LOFT Lacy Mixed Media Sweater, size XS regular
I really wanted to like this new sweater due to the pretty lace details but the top is an uncomfortable, stiffer ponte material that doesn't drape well with the flowy material on the bottom. It ended up looking like too much extra material around the waist since I have a straigher figure. This top fits true to size to a bit larger.
LOFT Mixed Media Peplum Top, size XS regular
The larger peplum flounce is very flattering but the arm holes are really generous on this top. I would probably need to size down to XXSP for the best fit. It's a perfect layering top under cardigans and sweaters.
LOFT Striped Strappy Off The Shoulder Blouse, size XS Regular
This strappy off the shoulder top looked like a pretty top for going out so I decided to give it a try. Size XS regular runs really big and swingy but the ribbon tie straps are positioned a bit wider apart than I would prefer to cover my bra straps. This top fits about one to two sizes too big. I wish it was offered in petites as I feel completely sized out of the regular missy options.
Lou & Grey Slitside Sweater Tunic, size S regular
Lou & Grey makes the best sweaters and the texture on this slitside sweater tunic is absolutely gorgeous. It also comes in a beautiful purple color as well. I could only find size S regular to try but I would need this sweater in my usual size XXS regular which is currently sold out online.