I’m partnering with LOFT to share a few of my favorite sales picks for their Love a Good Sale event. Get 50% off full-price styles using the code LOVEIT. Save an extra 50% off thousands of new markdowns including sale styles starting at $9.88. The sale ends 12/29 at 4:59PM ET. I loved this pretty tapestry print blouse when I first spotted it online and it looks great worn alone or with something over it. I even bought another of the same blouse for my mom a while back.
This fringe wrap (available in 6 colors) is a great transitional layer or for keeping by your desk in a chilly office.
Versatile cardigans are a closet staple and I like the longer length of this black cardigan. You may want to check out this open cardigan one if you don’t prefer a hood. I’m also eyeing this cascade open cardigan.
I was able to find and exchange this wool coat in store in a size down since it does run larger (size XXS petite fits like my usual size XS petite). I finally found a faux fur stole with a loop through it and the black color has a nice sheen to it. I’m also wearing my favorite black skinny jeans that I purchased a few months ago and this current sale is a good time to pick up a backup pair.
FEATURED ITEMS & SALES PICKS
Tapestry Ruffle Shoulder Blouse, size XSP | Fringe Wrap | Hooded Open Cardigan, size XSP | Wool Twill Double Breasted Coat, size XXSP | Faux Fur Stole | Slim Pocket Skinny Jeans in Black, size 25/0P
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This post is sponsored by LOFT but all opinions are my own.
You are beautiful, but the quality just isn’t there with some of these clothes. That sweater looks like a misshapen wreck and it is still new. I have a couple of the open front cardigans and they are the same. It’s too bad, since it has been hard to find longer length warm cardigans in petite sizing. The jeans are wrinkly and show every bump. Someone who is less than fit could never wear those pants.
Sorry, I had to say it. I don’t like looking like a slob in my clothing, and it seems like I don’t have a choice anymore. I love Loft and most of my clothing has been from there or Ann Taylor, but it seems like I have to save up the money I don’t have for higher end things.
Thank you for taking the time to voice your opinion. It’s important choose well with your hard earned money. Their reversible cardigans have been a great warmer option and the plaid dark grey cardigan was one of my favorite cardigans this year. I understand my choice of jeans/pants will not work for most since I prefer skinny jeans with a narrow ankle opening for my thin legs. My biggest fit issue is filling out the thigh portion of many pants. I hope they will have more options with stretch and a smoother fit this coming year.
It isn’t you at all (your styling or your body type), and I realize this is a collab and you are expected to represent the company positively. It is the fabrics. We all are expected to look neat for the workplace, and when you are petite, you not only have limited options for what will properly fit you and not look frumpy, but now you have very limited options for things that won’t look pilled/wrinkled/out of shape in two wears. I know the clothes aren’t the most expensive, but they aren’t the cheapest, either…and the company needs to know that that they aren’t helping us look our best. We’re willing to pay a little more for better. I spend thousands at Loft (and Ann Taylor) and have used your site for years to guide me on what to buy. I do have one of the reversible cardigans in the tan/oatmeal stripe. I haven’t worn it yet, but the reviews aren’t good. Since I don’t really have any other options for affordable clothing for my 5’1″ frame, I have to keep it…I just hope Loft is able to provide better quality items in the future. I even see that they are losing all of their regular employees and shoppers in my local store. No one wants to waste their money or be associated with that place anymore…
Thank you for clarifying. I hope they take all of the online reviews and feedback into consideration and that it’s not falling on deaf ears. I’m guilty of collecting more pieces than I can wear and I need to be better about that. I did not end up getting that reversible cardigan since I didn’t love it on me but I had received a request to try it on. I live near the city so the in store foot traffic is supplemented by the local office clients and a mix of tourists. Overall the business of retail has changed so much due to the convenience of online shopping.
These days, it seems smarter to buy more so that you have a lot to rotate in and stay looking “neat” longer. But even that is not working for me. I just tried on my new tawny copper shawl cardigan and noticed some pilling on the sleeve from just that, so I grabbed my half circle sweater scraper (that Martha Stewart says is better for fabrics than a battery de-piller) and I ruined the whole sleeve. It is now all fuzzy and there is nothing I can do about it. I am so heartbroken, because I just love the color, style, and length. These sweaters have no shape, pill immediately, and you cannot even remove the pills. It is so sad, and I must have paid at least $35 for this with tax…I didn’t even wear it yet and if I am being honest with myself, under fluorescent lighting, this sweater looks like it came straight out of a dumpster and makes me look homeless. I really hope the comments do not fall on deaf ears…
It appears that there are already hidden comments on this post due to the comment count. Sad that I cannot even voice my opinion here, or trust the content of this blog. Shame on you, Loft. Those you work with aren’t even buying clothes you don’t provide them for free, and who knows if they are wearing them in the real world.
Hi again, The comments are not hidden as I am seeing all of them in sequential order on this page/post. I continue to shop at LOFT but I am (trying to be) more mindful of what I keep since I do not enjoy the time consuming task of reselling all the clothes that pile up if I buy/keep too much. I spent enough of my own money at LOFT and Ann Taylor to receive the free little ALL Rewards notebook they sent to about 20% of my followers that answered a poll in my Instagram stories. I also shop for my mom who likes their 100% polyester blouses and jeans. I’ve never known them to gift customers anything and I’ve spent more in years past. In full disclosure, I worked with LOFT 3 times last year (this post being one of the 3 times in 2019, once for National Petite Day on 5/4 and the other time in February).
Hi, I’m very sorry to hear about what happened to your sweater. I’ve never used a sweater scraper. I would call your local store or customer service to explain what happened in case they can help you with a refund/credit since $35 is a lot. I personally order a lot online for the style and sizing variety so that I can choose which pieces I like enough to keep and wear. I have ordered less cardigans this year because I prefer the really basic ones (still hoping for a decent camel cardigan) but I have kept a fair share of sweaters this season and some have worn well while others have not.
I love loft and buy most of my clothes there! I think we must appreciate loft for what it is, affordable on trend clothing. The key is to wait for sales and never buy full price. I usually wait until at least 50% off (which happens frequently) and definitely jump on their 70% off clearance which happens a couple times a year. You’ll feel much more satisfied with purchases. If you go to Target, their clothes are more expensive then loft sales items and definitely lower quality and lower appeal. Frankly you can go to Nordstrom and pay up the wazoo for items that will also pill. It’s not just a loft/Ann taylor problem.
For cut and fit of pants, and actually all clothing, you must find styles that fit your body type, and don’t solely rely on trends! I’ve purchased some lovely trouser style pants from loft that are super affordable, flattering and professional.
Jess I appreciate your blog! It saves me from ordering and returning items over and over, and has me considering pieces I wouldn’t have thought twice to look at!
Thank you so much for commenting! I appreciate your support and readership. I love the deals you can get from LOFT especially if you wait for a good sale. The trick is knowing what size to order especially when a lot of pieces are marked final sale. 🙂