Greetings from the Philly! I'm visiting my family this week and I stopped by the newly remodeled LOFT store at Garden State Plaza on our drive down. You can check out more pictures of this new concept store on the official Instagram page here. The store displays include some curvy mannequins, I love the new fixtures and best of all the gorgeous new fitting room and waiting area. I'm jealous of the NJ locals that get to enjoy this new store shopping environment!
This store also carries shoes so I slipped on the slide sandals which I found runs narrow across the band and they were 1/2 to a full size smaller while these criss cross slide sandals ran true to size. I was hoping to see these new bow slide sandals but I didn't find them on display. These strappy espadrille wedge sandals ran about 1/2 size larger since my usual size 7 was too long. My husband commented that my feet are too wide for them since the middle of the shoe where the arch is is very narrow.
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Update 5/24: Have you checked out the latest LOFT new arrivals? I spotted this side tie mixed media sweater tank last night but for some reason it says that it's sold out this morning.
FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
LOFT Butterfly Flounce Shell, size XSP
Steven by Steve Madden Abilee Pump (true to size)
I love this pretty butterfly print and this top runs true to size. It's not too sheer with a nude bra and the petite length isn't too short. It's also available in a pink floral print here.
LOFT Frayed Shirt Jacket, size XXSP
I was excited to find this jacket in the racks at my local store but when I tried it on this jacket runs very wide for a relaxed fit. Size XXSP fit like size XSP. I like the olive color I didn't like the distressing along the button placket which isn't apparent in their online stock image. It's a good weight jacket for chilly nights.
LOFT Crosshatch Smocked Tie Neck Shell, size XS regular
I love the little crosshatches on this top. It's not too sheer but it has a very generous fit and it's very wide and tent-like. I'd say it runs one to two sizes bigger so I would suggest sizing down.
LOFT Eyelet Bar Back Top, size XS regular
This white top fits slightly wider than the similar chambray version I reviewed here. It is slightly sheer since you can see the outline of my white jeans but you can't really make out the outline of my nude bra. This top fits true to size for a boxy fit. You can see this top featured on @loveloft_collegeville.
LOFT Eyelet Button Down Shell, size XSP
This eyelet top is really cute but it has a relaxed fit in my usual size XSP. It has a matching skirt so you can wear the top and skirt as a set. I hope I can find size XXSP to try to see if it's a better fit.
LOFT Skinny Crop Jeans in white (review below)
I love the lacy shoulder detail on this top but my store didn't have it in petites. I love the mauve color too. You can see this pretty top on Jasmine @loveloft_gardencity.
LOFT Striped Ruffle Tank (review below)
LOFT Striped Ruffle Tank, size XS regular
LOFT Skinny Crop Jeans in white, size 24/00P
This striped ruffle tank is so cute and it's not sheer. It's also available in black. The regular missy length is good but the straps of size XS regular were a bit too long on me. I think I would need this tank in my usual size XXS regular but my online True Fit profile recommended size XXSP for me in this top. It is a baby doll fit so it's shapeless but it's such a sweet top. Old Navy also has a similar top here.
These skinny crop white jeans come rolled up but the inseam is very short so I rolled them down. I grabbed them to try on since I was wearing a dress that day and I needed pants to try on with some tops I tried. Size 24/00 was a bit too snug on me in the waist and hips although the thighs fit me well. The unrolled the ankle opening is not tapered which is the look I usually prefer. For once the pockets were not see through.
LOFT Softened Blazer in hazy peony, size 0P
This pink blazer is very chic but it has a more relaxed, boyfriend fit by design. You need to free the side slits which are sewn closed on the sides. It runs true to size but you might be able to size down if you prefer a closer fit.
LOFT Fringe Flutter Sheath Dress, size 00P
This navy dress is so chic for work or a nice event. The flutter sleeves are not too overwhelming either and it actually works without overwhelming my smaller frame. The waist is still a bit loose on me even with sizing down to size 00P. I would recommend going down at least one size for a better fit.
LOFT Summer Vibes Sweater, size XS regular
This sweater is so comfy and it's true to size with room to layer. I wish it came in petites since it's a bit long in the regular missy size so I think size XXS regular would still be a bit too loose and/or long on me.
LOFT Tie Waist Pocket Dress, size XXSP
I love this simple dress with the tie waist detail and I'm so happy it has pockets. It runs large so size down for a better fit. Petites has a slightly longer overall length so it is a modest length. Size XXSP fit like size XSP. My friend Su also tried it on here but I can't remember what size she said she tried.
LOFT Ikat Tie Waist Flare Dress, size XXSP
This dress would be perfect for upcoming Memorial Day weekend. It's a soft, comfy dress and very flattering and forgiving. Size XXSP fit like size XSP. I would recommend sizing down for the best fit since there's a lot of material at the waist.
LOFT Chevron Sleeveless Swing Dress, size XXSP
I ordered this dress in size XXSP after reviewing size XS regular here. Size XXSP's arm holes come up a bit higher and the overall length is slightly shorter than I prefer. If I come across size XSP in stores I'll give it another shot.
LOFT Polka Dot Strappy Dress, size XXSP
Marc Fisher Kickoff Wedge Sandal (true to size but I went up half a size for comfort)
I love this polka dot dress but it does run big. Size XXSP fits like size XSP and the straps are not adjustable. I brought it home for my mom to help me shorten the straps. It is fully lined so it isn't see through but I haven't tested it out in strong sunlight yet. This top is also really cute.
Steven by Steve Madden Abilee Pump (true to size)
I ordered this dress in my usual size 0P after trying on size 00P in a previous post. I don't love the top portion of the dress on me and I like the dress best with a blazer over it. I may regret this decision but I returned this dress since I'm sure LOFT will come out with plenty of cute new dresses this season.
LOFT Floral Medallion Tie Waist Dress, size XXSP
Old Navy Chambray Flower-Applique Capri Sandals (true to size)
I loved this print on Sandy and I ordered it to try but I don't like the print on me at all. size XXSP fits like size XSP but the waist of this dress is a bit larger than the ikat print dress I reviewed above. Update 5/24: LOFT just updated their website with more medallion print items similar to the above print:
LOFT Modern Destructed Skinny Crop Jeans in White, size 24/00 regular
I finally found these jeans to try on in store! Unfortunately these jeans fit me in the waist but they run very loose through the thighs and legs on me. The distressing does hit at the right place on my kneecap (I'm 5' 2.5") and inseam in regular missy is petite friendly. The ankles were also not as narrow as I prefer.
LOFT Zebra Pajama Set, size XXS regular
I love this zebra print pajama set which is currently sold out online. I was surprised to come across my usual size XXS in store and for some reason this set was marked down in the sale section so I brought it home with me. I'm also eyeing this striped cami pajama set but I'm not sure if it has a shelf bra or not (I hope not since I don't like how shelf bras feel).
LOFT Striped Off The Shoulder Top, size XSP
LOFT Modern Skinny Chewed Hem Jeans in Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (review here)
This off the shoulder top is also available in solid colors here. It runs true to size for a more fitted look so you may want to size up. The
LOFT Floral Mixed Media Tank, size XXSP
This floral print is so gorgeous and it's also available as a dress. I tried on size XXSP which has very small and narrow armholes but otherwise size XXSP fits like size XSP.
LOFT Textured Knit Blazer, size 00P
This textured blazer runs one size bigger since size 00P fit like size 0P. I like the color and the micro stripes.
LOFT Vintage Soft Tee, size XS regular
This tee is so cute with the cursive writing. It runs true to size to slightly smaller. The shoulders may be more narrow for some in your usual size. For reference I have 14" shoulders.
LOFT Dotted Ruffle Shoulder Shirt, size XSP
J.Crew Pull-On Toothpick Jean in Black, size 25 petite
This swiss dot blouse is adorable but sadly it's see through and a layering cami would ruin the look in my opinion. My usual size XSP fit me well for a relaxed fit.
LOFT Striped Stitched Sleeve Sweater, size XXSP
This sweater is really cute but the sleeves are very wide. Size XXSP fits like a loose size XSP.
Similar Necklace (sorry I can't find this exact necklace online)
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How gorgeous is this tropical leaf bauble midi dress? Lilly reviewed the dress here and it looks amazing on her!
Talk about some serious #ATShoeGoals spotted at the newly remodeled Ann Taylor store in Garden State Plaza!
Ann Taylor Mixed Lace Flare Dress, size 0P
This pretty lace dress is gorgeous but my usual size 0P was a bit loose in the chest and waist. I need to try it on in size 00P to see if it would fit or if it'd would be too snug for comfort. Update 6/3: I had the opportunity to try on size 00P and it fits like size 0P. However, the chest is smaller so if you have a larger chest I would stick with your usual size at Ann Taylor or size up if you're curvy and/or very well endowed.
Ann Taylor Seersucker Newbury Blazer, size 00P
Every year Ann Taylor brings back a seersucker blazer since it's a timeless summer staple. This outfit is one of my top pins. This year's version of this blazer runs larger since size 00P fits like size 0P an the stripes are darker.
If you like this dress then you may also be interested in this top. I love the white embroidered details against the dark denim fabric but this dress runs at least one size bigger. I sized down to 00P but it's still very loose on me especially in the chest.
Ann Taylor Poppy Lantern Sleeve Dress, size 00P
This floral print against the blue is so gorgeous. I tried on size 00P but it's a bit small on me (and more true to size) so I need this dress in my usual size 0P. The button sleeves barely fastened around my forearm in this small size.
Abercrombie Knot Front Dress, size XS regular
A New Day Jayme Bow Ballet Flats (true to size)
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I shared this pink dress in my Instagram stories and I noticed that a lot of you were interested in it based on the number of swipe ups. It's not part of the current sale. I need this dress in size XXS regular since size XS regular was too loose on my small chest although the overall length is a bit shorter than I prefer.
Sam Edelman Odila Sandal (true to size)
This strawberry print dress is 20% off at Madewell with code PRETTYPLEASE. It's a bit loose on my smaller chest but otherwise it fits true to size.
On the other hand this marigold dress fit smaller since size 2 fits like how size 00 fit.
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Lastly, I tried on this circle bag at J.Crew since I was curious about it. The quality is decent but I didn't love for the price it so I passed. I prefer the clutch I have from last year. This year's clutch is fan shaped and I'm not sure how I feel about that.