Weekly Update + LOFT Fitting Room Reviews

LOFT Scalloped Embroidered Eyelet Skirt, size 00 regularOUTFIT DETAILS: LOFT Scalloped Embroidered Eyelet Skirt, size 00 regular (review here, review of size 0P here) | Ann Taylor Square Neck Top, size XSP (review here) | KUT from the Kloth Helena Denim Jacket in Empathetic wash, size XXSP (old review here, similar linked here) | Soludos Ibiza Classic Sneakers (review here

Happy Friday! Last weekend my husband and I went to check out the newly opened Encore Boston Harbor Casino which is across the river from where we live. (As I’m typing this post I can see and hear the casino’s fireworks tonight from our kitchen window.) The inside of the casino was very opulent and the crowd favorite was this floral adorned carousel in the center of the lobby. We didn’t stay long but my curiosity was satisfied and we walked back home (thank goodness I wore sneakers) since we took the free shuttle bus there but we weren’t sure of the pickup schedule.

I changed into the below dress for some more walking around the city since the first outfit became sweaty from walking under the hot afternoon sun. My poor nose is still peeling from not wearing a hat and despite wearing SPF 50+ (linked to a full coverage CC cream that I love).

Ann Taylor Lace Strap Eyelet Flare Dress, size 0POUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor Lace Strap Eyelet Flare Dress, size 0P (review here) | KUT from the Kloth Helena Denim Jacket in Empathetic wash, size XXSP (old review here, similar linked here) | Time and Tru Leigh Tote in light grey (review here) | LOFT Criss Cross Slingback Sandals (true to size, review here and here) | View a clip of this outfit on me here

I really wanted to sit on this pretty bench located in from of Eataly but someone was already sitting there.

LOFT Drawstring Utility JacketOUTFIT DETAILS: LOFT Drawstring Utility Jacket (old review of size XXSP here, current review of size XSP here) | Ann Taylor Factory Textured V-Neck Top, size XXSP (sold out, similar linked here) | Similar shorts here | J.Crew Rattan Clutch | LOFT Criss Cross Slingback Sandals (true to size, review here and here

This drawstring utility jacket is now available in four colors including navy and mauve!

SALE ALERTS

40% Off at LOFT with code VACAY

Get 40% off your purchase at LOFTusing the code VACAY. LOVELOFT Credit Cardmembers get an extra 10% off your entire purchase now through June 28 (discount reflected at checkout). Sale ends 6/28 at 11:59PM ET. Shop summer time steals here. The shopping cart accepts two codes at checkout so you can use one unique LOFT cash code and if you are a Cardmember you can use code LOVELOFT for 50% off one of the highest full-price items in your shopping cart. Refer to all of my LOFT reviews here

Shop my sales picks here:

I got a little excited when I saw the below promotion on Tuesday for Cardmembers. I thought it meant that Cardmembers would get an extra 10% off every purchase (similar to the Banana Republic card perk) but it’s only valid until June 28th.

Cardmember Appreciation Month Extra 10% off

FITTING ROOM REVIEWS

For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and I’m currently 112-113 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.

LOFT Leopard Print Tie Waist Flutter Dress, size XS regularLOFT Leopard Print Tie Waist Flutter Dress, size XS regular | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This leopard print dress is really cute. I tried on size XS regular which was a petite friendly length. It was a bit loose on my so I would prefer my usual size XXS regular for a better fit but it’s sold out so I may try size XS petite. The dress is fully lined and the belt sash is shorter so you can only knot it in the front. It’s a lovely dress that will transition well into the fall and cooler temperatures.

LOFT Leopard Print Tie Waist Flutter Dress, size XS regular

LOFT Eyelet Striped Button Back BlouseLOFT Eyelet Striped Button Back Blouse, size XXSP, size XXSP | LOFT Fluid Wide Leg Pants, size XSP (review of size XXSP here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on | Click here to view a clip of the pants

Click here to see what the blouse looks like when it’s not tucked in. Size XXSP fit like my usual size XSP. I like the eyelet fabric but I’m not sure if I love the sleeves.

LOFT Eyelet Striped Button Back Blouse, size XXSP

LOFT Tops ComparisonLEFT: LOFT Daisy Embroidered Pintuck Top (old from 2017) | RIGHT: LOFT Embroidered Pintucked Top (current)

I was so excited for this new pintucked top but it doesn’t fit like another old favorite top from 2017.

LOFT Embroidered Pintucked Top, size XS regularLOFT Embroidered Pintucked Top, size XS regular | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

Thanks to Shilpa @mangobungalow for sharing that this top did not work out for her in her usual size due to the puffy sleeves and boxy fit. I couldn’t find it in petites in my local store so I tried on size XS regular and I agree with her thoughts on the fit of this top. I hope I can find it in petites to try on for comparison and I might cave and order it online.

LOFT Riviera Shorts with 4 Inch Inseam, size 24/00 regularLOFT Riviera Shorts with 4 Inch Inseam, size 24/00 regular | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These shorts are very soft and a classic fit with and a nice 4″ inseam. They also come in many colors and I want the milky tan color I tried on and the and the white color. My usual size 24/00 regular has a 29″ waistband. The Riviera shorts are available in a 6″ inseam and there’s also a high waisted version (only available in black).

LOFT Striped Peplum Flutter Tee, size XXSPLOFT Striped Peplum Flutter Tee, size XXSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This striped tee is soft and it has a cute flowy fit. Size XXSP fit like my usual size XSP. I have it on hold since the day I tried it on it was not on sale. It’s also available in solid black here.

LOFT Striped Ruffle Henley Shell, size XSPLOFT Striped Ruffle Henley Shell, size XSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This new striped ruffle henley top is available in navy and white stripes and my usual size XSP fit me well. I reviewed the previous black and white version here. I did notice a gap from the side where the button placket is. Shop all ruffle henley tops here.

LOFT Cut Flip Cuff Denim Shorts in White, size 24/00 regularLOFT Cut Flip Cuff Denim Shorts in White, size 24/00 regular | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These white shorts have a nice stretch to them but the pocket lining is see through. Size 24/00 regular has a 30″ waistband.

Monteau Polka Dot Dress, size SMonteau Polka Dot Dress, size S (shop current polka dot dresses at T.J. Maxx) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This adorable polka dot dress was $16.99 at T.J. Maxx. I wish it came in size XS since size S is loose on me. I wore it to work the other day and realized I don’t love the fit on me so I’ll list it on Poshmark soon after I wash it. It’s 100% polyester and fully lined for the skirt portion. Only the top 3 buttons are function so it’s easy to take on and off.

Songmics Concave Vanity BenchSongmics Concave Vanity Bench | Refer to this video clip

I got a new wooden bench to use in the bathroom for when I’m getting ready since I don’t have a dedicated vanity. It’s a sturdy piece and it was easy to assemble since I didn’t read any instructions and I only watched the video in the listing. It took 8 minutes to put it together on my own.

REQUEST FOR HELP

My longtime friend’s good friend is going to Hult International Business School this September and she’s been searching for affordable housing in the San Francisco area for over a year. I offered to help spread the word since I noticed I have a lot of readers based in California. Her budget is a maximum of $1500/month. If you know of anyone who can help her out please message her at nguyen_vi@live.com. We appreciate your help!

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4 Comments

  1. susan r rawls
    June 28, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    I love these summer outfits. So pretty.

  2. leesooim
    June 29, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    If you place any phone orders, be sure to make them repeat the entire order back to you before agreeing to let them submit it. I placed two separate orders today in order to take advantage of the 50% off without a code plus cash card redemption. I did not ask the representative to repeat everything (perhaps that is my fault), and in each order, an item was ordered in a completely different size than what I asked for.

    It’s extremely frustrating since one was a top I really wanted (the solid black version of the striped flowy peplum top in this post), and is now sold out in everything regular except XXS, which is what they put in for my order instead of the XS I asked for which was still in stock when I placed the order, and on the other order it was a dress that I had asked for in a 6, but my confirmation email says they placed the order for an 8. The dress will still probably be in stock in order for me to exchange it if I want it, but still… always verify what they are going to submit!

    • June 30, 2019 / 10:36 am

      @leesooim Thanks for the reminder! That has happened to me before too. I noticed some reps are aware of this and the good ones will repeat back the order to confirm everything before they hit submit. I hope you’ll be able to exchange both items for the correct size at the price you paid.

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