I've been on the hunt for the perfect cropped denim jacket but I still love this old one I purchased from 2015 (reviewed here). I reviewed the new staple mid indigo wash in size XSP here and I ordered size XXSP which you can see on me here. Refer to the side by side comparison of my old jacket and the new jacket here.
Unfortunately the sleeves of size XXSP were too snug on my arms so I returned it but this year's denim jacket is the perfect cropped length for dresses. I also reviewed the dark classic indigo wash in size XXSP here. The material they used for the darker wash was a bit more comfortable in the smaller size than the lighter wash since it felt like it had slightly more stretch. Size XSP is the most comfortable size on me (and my recommended size). If you're slender and petite then you may want to track down size XXSP since the new denim jackets run more true to size.
Refer to my height and measurements here if you are new to using my reviews as a size reference.
Above photos by my husband @justintsaiphotography
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Accessorizing and following trends isn't something I do a lot of but when I saw this mini tassel hoop earring I had to have them. They're lightweight, just the right size and I love the colorful mini tassels. Refer to this clip I saved from my Instagram stories for a closeup of the earrings along with my recent decor purchases. Coincidentally these are also my first pair of hoop earrings! I have to say that I love a good statement earring!
SALE ALERT & FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
Banana Republic Gingo Leaf Necklace (old)
Zara Gold Beaded Slides (ref no. 6650/201)
As always I wore head to toe LOFT to shop at LOFT and this striped tee has been a closet favorite.
Some of you might have noticed that LOFT is testing the minimum free shipping threshold online as a part of this sale. If you inspect the source code on their site you can easily find the block of code that makes it happen. On the morning following when the sale posted online one of my readers informed me that she saw minimum free shipping for $50+ followed by $75+ on another device. I checked my device and I only saw free shipping for $99+. However, I cleared the browser cache and cookies on my main device and I was able to get free shipping on orders over $50+! Give it a try for yourself!
Note: You will have to repeat clearing your browser history (cache and cookies) and checking the LOFT website a few times to see this since it is randomized. I've seen free shipping at $125+ (default), $99+, $75+ but $50+ is the lowest minimum free shipping threshold I've seen based on running multiple tests.
Refer to this clip to see the details.
LOFT Daydream Cami, size XSP
This adorable daydream cami has the same eye catching embroidered detail as the shorts I have (review here). See it on Jean
My reader asked me to try on this maxi dress and I was pleasantly surprised by how pretty it was. The cross back detail in the back is really pretty (check out the shorter solid version here). All the petite sizes were sold out online so I tried on size MP as a size reference. It's a bit too wide on me at the chest which may be hard to tell from the pictures so I would need this in my usual size XSP. The length is longer (I adjusted the straps as short as they would go in the pictures above) so if you're shorter than me then you may need to wear this maxi dress with heels. If you usually take the regular missy sizes at LOFT then you may want to try this dress in petites for the best length to wear with flats. Refer to this clip for another view of the dress on me.
LOFT Cold Shoulder Floral Eyelet Dress, size XS regular
There's been a lot of interest in this floral eyelet dress and I ordered size XXSP in this dress and the floral eyelet cold shoulder top (review of size XS regular here). I tried on size XS regular which was very baggy on me and it fit at least two sizes too big! Refer to this clip for another view of the dress on me. I should receive my order tomorrow afternoon and I'll share an update via my Instagram stories.
LOFT Lace Bell Sleeve Dress, size 0P
I loved this lace bell sleeve dress when I tried it on in store but when I received mine in the mail I ended up changing my mind. The lace details are stunning but the thicker lace isn't very comfortable when you move around plus the empire waist of size 0P is an awkward fit on me. Refer to this clip for another view of the dress on me. For all the online interest this dress received (it's currently sold out online) the actual in store interest may not be as high (although admittedly the sale had just started when I went on Friday) and there were quite a few dresses left on the racks in the petites and regular missy section. If you receive your dress in the mail make sure to check the lace near the shoulder seams as it's prone to catching on the hangers which can snag/damage the lace if someone pulled at it.
This fiesta off the shoulder top is on trend and I am very tempted to get it but I haven't even touched the other off the shoulder top (review here, last seen here) I got in the spring. This top runs big and size XXSP was a much better fit on me. The smocked detail at the chest is very flattering and the colorful embroidered detail on the sleeves is gorgeous. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. See it styled here by a new LOFT store Instagram account I recently started following.
I previously reviewed this cold shoulder top in size XSP here and I found that it fits true to size. I tried on size XXSP for comparison but the length is too short on me and the elastic at the top of the chest hits and an awkward place on my chest. Size XXSP is definitely meant for someone with a slightly shorter torso. Refer to this clip for another view of size XXSP on me.
I previously reviewed this tropic print dress in size XS regular here and I found that it fits true to LOFT's vanity sizing. I tried on size XSP for comparison and it fits me very well. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. I passed on this dress since it's 100% rayon and it was a reader requested try on. If you know me then you know I tend to shy away from bold prints.
LOFT Medallion Jacquard Pull On Skirt, size XXS regular
LOFT Cap Sleeve Pocket Tee, size XXSP
I loved this black skirt when I tried it on in store and I found that it fits true to size. It has a pretty medallion detail and it also has pockets. However, when I got home I changed my mind about the tee and the skirt since I could only find one outfit combination I personally really liked which was very limiting. I only got the tee (runs one to two sizes bigger) to pair with the skirt so back it also went. Refer to this clip for another view of the skirt on me.
LOFT Sun Garden Flounce Skirt, size XXS regular
I love the pretty flounce on this sun garden skirt but I found that it runs a bit loose at the waist in my usual size XXS regular. I'll have to try it on in petites another time if I can find it. The sun garden swing dress (review here) is also really pretty. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me.
LOFT Flutter Cold Shoulder Top, size XS regular
I want the striped version of this cold shoulder top so I tried on the purple color as a size reference. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me. It runs true to size and I would prefer this top in my usual size XXS regular for the best fit. I found that it has a relaxed fit and drapes well. It actually fits and feels like the same material they used for my favorite ruffle cuff top (last seen here).
Floral Ruffle Shoulder Shell, size XS regular
I was hoping to find this shell in the yellow tuplip pattern in petites but I tried on XS regular to assess the size and I found that it fits true to size. I would prefer this top in size XXS regular or XSP for the best fit. XS regular was a bit loose and too long. Refer to this clip for another view of the fit on me.
LOFT Swing Jacket, size XS regular
This swing jacket was a follower requested try on. It doesn't come in petites and I never reached for it to try on before because it looked too big and boxy for me. It runs true to size if you're of average height but I found that the lantern sleeves were too puffy and voluminous.
LOFT Zip Wide Leg Jeans, size 24/00 regular
These wide leg jeans are another follower requested try on. Size 24/00 regular has a really big waist which was 29" when I measured it. The inseam is around 26" so it's not a cropped ankle length as intended on me (I'm 5' 2 1/2").
LOFT Beach Scalloped One Piece Swimsuit (sold out)
Lastly, I ordered this striped tasseled kimono as a swim coverup. It oversized and long on me if I try to wear it with normal clothes but it works best worn over my scalloped swimsuit (I had the straps shortened by my mom since they were really long).
Ann Taylor is also offering 50% off everything for July 4th. Use code JUSTBEACHY. Valid in stores and online. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any of the new arrivals I wanted to see in stores yet. Shop my sales picks here:
Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!