I love this butterfly print top from Ann Taylor and I got it when it was 40% off a while back. I really want the lavender color too (review here). These tops aren't currently on sale but Ann Taylor is having a flash sale (sale ends 2/7 at 3AM ET) for an extra 60% off sale styles. I have and love this brush dot tiered ruffle top (it's currently sold out online but sizes can always pop back in stock) and polka dot fringe top (both tops reviewed here). New to the sale is this leafy lantern sleeve blouse I reviewed in this post. It's currently an extra 60% off the sale price. I have also asked Ann Taylor if it's an oversight that the petite sizes are still full price.
Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography
FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
Ann Taylor has so many gorgeous new arrivals. I went in store to see what I could find to try on for sizing.
Ann Taylor Lacy Lantern Sleeve Blouse, size XSP
First up is this lacy lantern sleeve blouse which is gorgeous in both white and navy. The material is a bit sheer so a layering cami is recommended which may ruin the look for some. The sleeves are stunning and this would be a beautiful top for Valentine's day. I tried on size XSP and found that it fits true to size. FYI. Use the code THANKS7 for $50 off your full price purchase of $100+. Thanks to Su for sharing this code since the old one I had expired.
Ann Taylor Plaid Tie Neck Blouse, size XXSP
I love the colors and print of this plaid tie neck blouse. The sizing does run big so XXSP fit me while I usually take size XSP or XXS regular. It's not too sheer so you could get away with wearing this blouse by itself with a nude bra. I also like that the vneck isn't too low. The sleeve length should be good for petites as they were a little short on me (I usually prefer 23" sleeves).
Ann Taylor Layered Mixed Media Top, size XS regular
Su wanted to see this top since her local store didn't have it. It fits true to size to a little small but the lining is 100% rayon which means you have to steam it out after it's dry if you find that it fits shorter after laundering.
Ann Taylor Lacy Pleated Tee, size XXSP
I love the little swiss dots on this top. The material is very sheer so a layering cami is required. It runs one size larger since size XXSP fit me.
I also stopped by my local LOFT on Friday hoping to see more new arrivals but I'm sure I'll see more next week.
Lou & Grey Rebound Terry Hoodie, size XS regular
I have a soft spot for white sweaters so when I saw this cute Lou & Grey hoodie I had to try it on for size. Size XS regular fits short and slightly boxy so it is petite friendly. The sleeves were also very short on me. I'd say size XS regular fits more like a relaxed XSP.
LOFT Bloom Shirred Henley Blouse, size XS regular
I love the pretty bloom print of this sheer blouse. I found that it runs about one size bigger so I would recommend sizing down. You can see a better fit of it on me here where the sleeves aren't folded up.
I reviewed the navy color in my previous post and I finally found size XS regular to try on in whisper white. I really love the scroll print on the back of this top. The 3/4 sleeves do fit a bit looser/wider than my favorite flecked two-in-one sweater (last seen here, review here and here) but I would say the sizing is similar. I would prefer this top in my usual size XXS regular.
My favorite sateen leggings are $14.88 in store and on final sale. Online they are currently on final sale for $14.94 after discounts. I recently lost a few pounds (weighing in just under 110 pounds) but I still couldn't fit my legs into my usual 25/0P and zip them up since the pant legs run really slim. I could and did squeeze into size 26/2P but I think they look so tight and plastered on me so I prefer the fit and comfort of size 27/4P. I felt like I had to peel size 26/2P off of me. The soft fabric does stretch out a bit after wearing them all day but I would recommend going up at least one size from your usual pant size at LOFT if you're considering these pants at the final sale price. Pictured above is the dark desert cactus color.
LOFT Lantern Sleeve Shift Dress, size 00 regular
Lastly, this gorgeous cobalt blue caught my eye in the sales rack. The material is very thin and you will need static guard and a slip. The online reviews say that this dress runs small but if you have a straight figure like me then I would say it runs true to my usual size at LOFT.
Stay tuned this week for a post on the new modern trench I purchased last week. I shared a sneak peek the other day in my Insta story which you can see here and here. Also, if you follow me on Flickr then you can usually catch me updating my photostream in preparation for a new post. ;)
Thanks for reading!