Outfit Ideas + LOFT & Ann Taylor Reviews


LOFT Striped Reversible Open Sweater Jacket, size XXS regular

OUTFIT DETAILS: LOFT Striped Reversible Open Sweater Jacket, size XXS regular (review here) | LOFT Ruffle Henley Shell, size XXS regular (review here)  | c/o Ann Taylor High Rise Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans, size 25/0P (review here) | Steven by Steve Madden Abilee Pump (true to size, very similar linked here) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me

Happy Sunday! I wanted to share some outfit ideas and try-ons but I’ve been a bit quiet lately on social media since I’ve been slowly still cleaning out my closet. I’m close to being finished with the clothes I want to list except for one last pile. I’m trying to keep only items I love and still wear.


LOFT Shawl Pocket Open Cardigan, size XXSP

OUTFIT DETAILS: LOFT Shawl Pocket Open Cardigan, size XXSP (review here) | LOFT Ruffle Henley Shell, size XXS regular (review here) | Banana Republic Skinny Zero Gravity Ankle Jean with Asymmetrical Fray Hem, size 25P (review here) | Ainifeel Quilted Wallet Billfold Cell Phone Wallet With Chain (last seen here) | c/o Ann Taylor Shreya Scalloped Suede Flats (true to size, review here)


Ann Taylor Stripe Cuffed Top, size XSP

OUTFIT DETAILS: c/o Ann Taylor Stripe Cuffed Top, size XSP (review here) | c/o Ann Taylor Kerry Suede Slingback Pumps (true to size, review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on


Ann Taylor Factory Lace Bell Cuff Top, size XXSP

OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Tortoiseshell Print Flower Pearlized Necklace | Ann Taylor Factory Lace Bell Cuff Top, size XXSP (review here) | c/o Ann Taylor Denim Jeggings in pure dark indigo wash, size 25/0P | Steven by Steve Madden Abilee Pump (true to size, very similar style linked here) | Ainifeel Women’s Genuine Leather Hobo Shoulder Bag | Leather Prince Beon the cowhide horse leather bagcharm (small size, review here)

I recently got this pretty  tortoiseshell flower necklace for about 70% off retail as seen in this post. I styled it a few ways in order to decide if it was worth keeping since I’ve been cleaning out my jewelry collection as well.


Ann Taylor Tortoiseshell Print Flower Pearlized Necklace

Ann Taylor Tortoiseshell Print Flower Pearlized Necklace


Neutral Outfit Idea

Neutral Outfit Idea

OUTFIT DETAILS: LOFT Cozy Open Cardigan, size XXS regular (review here) | Ann Taylor Factory Lace Trim Cami, size XS regular (review here) | Ann Taylor Curvy Frayed Hem Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans in ecru, size 24/00P (review and measurements further below) | Ann Taylor Tortoiseshell Print Flower Pearlized Necklace | c/o Ann Taylor Kerry Suede Slingback Pumps (true to size, review here) | Ainifeel Quilted Wallet Billfold Cell Phone Wallet With Chain | Click here to view the clip from my try-on


J.Crew Factory Ruffle front top in clip dot, size 00

J.Crew Factory Ruffle front top in clip dot, size 00

OUTFIT DETAILS: J.Crew Factory Ruffle front top in clip dot, size 00 (sold out, review here) | Ann Taylor Tortoiseshell Print Flower Pearlized Necklace | Ann Taylor Curvy Frayed Hem Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans in ecru, size 24/00P (review and measurements further below) | c/o Ann Taylor Shreya Scalloped Suede Flats (true to size, review here) | Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene


Tory Burch Sullivan Tall Boots, size 7

Tory Burch Sullivan Tall Boots, size 7

I listed these boots on my Poshmark but note that these are a backup pair I attempted to purchase from another online seller. The ones I wear all the time have a lower heel. I haven’t had too many good experiences buying pre-owned so I often cash out my balance so that I’m not tempted to buy more when I’m trying to declutter.

If you are interested in any of my listings please feel free to direct message me or use a private bundle. I only recently realized that comments made within a bundle are not public to others.

 

SALE ALERTS & NEW ARRIVALS

Ann Taylor – Get up to 45% off (e.g. $125 off $275+) your full-price purchase. I received a mailer last week that their Friends of Ann event is March 7-11 for 40% off your purchase with a cardmember preview on March 6 with code PREVIEW. (Text ANNCC to 85996 to sign up for their mobile alerts an get an extra 10% off.) Refer to all of my Ann Taylor reviews here. Shop my sales picks here (I’m obsessed with their shoe selection this season):

LOFTGet 40% off full-price styles + additional extra 10% off using code WINNER. Shop final sale styles $25 and under and save an extra 50% off sale styles (check out this post for curated reviews that are all on clearance). Save an extra 15% off sale styles with the code EXTRA. I noticed this latter discount code excludes items that are now on final sale. Note: The shopping cart only takes one code at checkout.

Update 2/25 Flash Sale Alert: Get 60% off select full-price styles and save an extra 60% off select sale styles. Online only. Sale ends 2/26 3AM ET. Since no code is needed on full-price styles use INSIDER249 for $25 off your full-price promotional purchase of $100+ (excludes Lou & Grey and sale styles). Refer to all of my LOFT reviews here.

You can now earn $50 LOFT Cash card for every $50 you spend in stores or online now through March 3rd, 2019. Redeem your LOFT cash cards March 12-26 to save $25 on every $50 full-price purchase in stores and online. Click to learn more about LOFT cash redemption.  

Here are the latest LOFT new arrivals I spotted online this week. I really wanted to try the white cutout back peplum top but my size sold out so fast.

LOFT Outlet – Get up to 60% off when you buy 5+ items. Shop my picks here:


LOFT Spring 2019 New Arrivals
I saw this new store sign over a week ago and it made me excited for the new arrivals coming soon in March. Only the ribbed pocket open cardigan as seen on the model on left and the modern double frayed wide leg jeans in bone as seen on the model on right are available.The other items I cannot yet find online yet but if your store is good about putting out the latest new inventory then you may see these items soon at your local LOFT. Update 2/26: The flower branch flare shirtdress (middle) and modern raincoat and everyday sweater (right) are now available online! Update 3/2: The flower branch jumpsuit (left) is now available online.

REVIEWS

For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and currently 110 pounds. I’m usually size XS petite in tops and 0/25 petite in pants and jeans. If you’re new to my blog I typically share the link to a short video clip below each image (the same video clips I share in my Instagram stories swipe ups during sales). My Pinterest is also update to date if you prefer a more visual catalog of my reviews. You can also check out my other reviews organized by retailer here.

Lately I haven’t been loving a lot of clothes on me so I’ve been frustrated by my lack of new finds. I suppose it’s also a good thing since I haven’t been adding a lot to my closet this year.


LOFT Travel Wrap

LOFT Travel Wrap | LOFT Boucle Mock Neck Sweatshirt, size XXS regular (review here) | LOFT Modern Frayed Skinny Crop Jeans, size 25/0P (sold out online) | c/o Ann Taylor Shreya Scalloped Suede Flats (true to size, review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I was curious about this travel wrap but I like the version with the ribbed fringe wrap (review here) more.


LOFT Floral Button Down Peplum Blouse, size XSP

LOFT Floral Button Down Peplum Blouse, size XSP | LOFT Pull On Skinny Jeans in rinse wash, size 25/0P (review here) | Soludos Ibiza Classic Sneakers (true to size to 1/2 size larger, review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This button down blouse was a loose on me in my usual size XSP. I do not like the extra ties at the wrist because they’ll only get in the way when washing your hands, eating or cooking or doing anything that involves using your hands.


LOFT Floral Vine Shirttail Blouse, size XXSP

LOFT Floral Vine Shirttail Blouse, size XXSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I thought this floral print was pretty and my mom must have too because she asked me to get her this top (as well as this top). Size XXSP was too narrow at the shoulders and chest so I would need my usual size XSP for comfort. On the other hand I get more use out of solids so I will likely pass on this top myself.


LOFT Slim Tie Waist Pencil Pants in Marisa Fit, size 00P

LOFT Slim Tie Waist Pencil Pants in Marisa Fit, size 00P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

The lavender color of these pants are really pretty for the spring. Note that the belt is very thick so some may struggle to tie a nice bow with it. Size 00P fit like my usual size 0P. See the waist measurements for size 00P versus 0P. For reference I’m 5’2.5″ and 110 pounds and size 00P (shown above) fit me better than my usual size 0P (shown below) since I have minimal curves.


LOFT Slim Tie Waist Pencil Pants in Marisa Fit, size 0P

LOFT Slim Tie Waist Pencil Pants in Marisa Fit, size 0P


LOFT Floral Tie Neck Flare Dress, size 0P

LOFT Floral Tie Neck Flare Dress, size 0P | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I was looking for the blouse in this same print but I found this dress to try on. It fits true to size but the fabric is slightly sheer despite the darker print as seen in this clip here. It’s a bit shorter than I prefer so I would probably need 00 regular for a slightly longer overall length.


LOFT Fringe Tweed Sheath Dress, size 0P

LOFT Fringe Tweed Sheath Dress, size 0P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This is a pretty pink tweed dress but the waist of my usual size 0P is thicker where they sewed the top portion to the skirt so it has no give. I measured it to be 27″ while I currently have a 28″ waist. I would need to size up to see if it’s a better fit. See a close up of the pattern here. I didn’t like the fringe trim on the bottom and I would be worried if it would fray over time.


LOFT Striped Side Slit Tunic Sweater, size SP

LOFT Striped Side Slit Tunic Sweater, size SP

This light sweater is a good option for the spring transition. I was looking for my usual size XSP to try but it was sold out at the store due to the sale. I tried on SP for reference but it was too roomy and shapeless all over. It’s still on my wish list since I like the light grey stripes and I hope I can find my size to try later.


LOFT Ruffle Cuff Mock Neck Sweater, size XS regular

LOFT Ruffle Cuff Mock Neck Sweater, size XS regular | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I recently sold my lavender sweater which I took in size XSP (review here) and I found pink to try on in store. The regular missy sleeves are too long on me. I believe I would prefer size SP for a more comfortable fit since XSP was narrow at the shoulders and chest on me. The pink color wasn’t too see through despite the lighter color.


Ann Taylor Curvy Frayed Hem Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans in ecru, size 00P

Ann Taylor Curvy Frayed Hem Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans in ecru, size 00P (review of the modern fit here) | Steven by Steve Madden Abilee Pump (true to size, very similar style linked here)

I previously reviewed these jeans in the modern fit here but they knees were very baggy in my usual size 0P. I then ordered the curvy fit in a size down (00P) which fit me well since I prefer a smoother fit through the legs especially at my knees. The measurements of size 00P in the curvy fit are as follows: 8″ rise, 27″ waist, 32″ hips, 9″ ankle opening, 24.5″ inseam.


Ann Taylor Geo Eyelet Top, size 00 regular

Ann Taylor Geo Eyelet Top, size 00 regular | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This navy eyelet lace top is beautiful and well made but size 00 regular was very loose all over. I will have to try it again in petites to see if it fits me any better. The measurements of size 00 regular are as follows: 36″ bust (measured pit to pit), 29″ waist, 18.5″ sleeve length, 13″ upper arm circumference 23″ total length.


Ann Taylor Meadow Floral Wrap Top, size 00 regular

Ann Taylor Meadow Floral Wrap Top, size 00 regular | c/o Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps in camel (true to size) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I wanted to love this wrap top and I had previously reviewed the similar textured wrap top in sizes 0 regular and 0P here. Based on my previous try-on I was hoping that size 00 regular would fit me but there is too much excess fabric at the sides so it makes me look wider. The measurements of size 00 regular are as follows: 37″ bust (measured pit to pit), 29″ waist, 21.5″ sleeve length, 24.25″ total length


J.Crew Perfect Rain Jacket, size XXS regular

J.Crew Perfect Rain Jacket, size XXS regular

I’m always looking for cute jackets and I stopped by J.Crew to see what they had. I like this dark moss color but the jacket is very thin so it’s better for the late spring and summer. Size XXS regular is a bit oversized on me but I’m afraid to try petites since the sleeves would be too short.

The Sophie Open Front Blazer I ordered last week should arrive early this week. I reviewed size XXS in this post. I had ordered 4 colors in order to see which color(s) work best with my wardrobe and needs.

I also stopped by Banana Republic and spotted this cropped vegan suede moto jacket which looks like it runs small which means it should be petite friendly. I’ll wait for the next sale to order it in the blush pink color to try.

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