OUTFIT DETAILS: Lou & Grey Heart Sweater, size XS regular | LOFT Unpicked Destructed Skinny Jeans in Staple Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P | Pablo Baldini Dog Leash Bucket Bag | Soludos Ibiza Classic Sneakers (review here, also available via Nordstrom & Soludos) | Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller (more of Ralphie‘s items here)
This week kicked my butt at work. Our condo renovation is almost done so that we can finally move in but it means I need to pack like a madwoman. This three day weekend is definitely much needed. I have some new try-ons to share which I shot last weekend and I’m relieved to finally have a few hours to sit down and update my blog.
My leather bucket bag (also available in red) is made in Italy and it’s part of my recent T.J. Maxx haul. I love how comfortable and light weight it is. The strap is unique if you refer to the other photos in the online listing. I actually saw it in a light blue color online as featured here on @knitizen.co‘s feed but I don’t know where the model got her bag from. I also bought this classic black bag (also available in other colors here) and the chain strap and saffiano material/texture is substantial although I wish the bag would hold a bit more since the compartments don’t expand.
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For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and 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. My Pinterest is also up to date if you prefer a more visual catalog of my reviews. Refer to my other reviews organized by retailer here.
Lou & Grey Heart Sweater, size XS regular | Exact jeans are old favorites and no longer available | c/o Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps (review here) | Celine Micro Belt Bag (buy pre-owned here, note that I shortened the strap to 36″) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
This heart sweater is really adorable butI was slow to order it in my usual size XXS so I settled for size XS. It’s a boxy, oversized fit and the upper arms of the sleeves are very loose so I prefer to push up the sleeves. I accidentally dried it when I washed it the other day (the first time I’ve done this in quite some time) and I’m happy to report that the sweater didn’t shrink. However, I always try to wash my tops and pants on cold and letting them air dry for fear of having them shrink and fit differently.
LOFT Bobble Heart Sweater, size XSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I love bobble sweaters and I had to order this one to try as well. My usual size XSP fit me well and the length is slightly longer so it covers the front and backside nicely while the body has a relaxed fit. It’s a thin sweater and the red color would be perfect for Valentines Day. LOFT Outlet also has a mock neck version of a similar bobble heart sweater in both white and red which I reviewed here.
LOFT Striped Waffle Cowl Neck Top, size XXS regular | Ann Taylor Ponte Leggings, size XSP (now $20) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on
I liked this top in the lilac color (pictured below) so I ordered the striped version to try. It’s a well made waffle textured top and the longer length is perfect with leggings.
LOFT Cowl Neck Waffle Top, size XXS regular (previously reviewed here)
Lou & Grey Signature Softblend Lite Pocket Cowl Top, size XXS regular | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I love a good casual top and I was happy to find that this grey top wasn’t extremely oversized so size XXS fit me well. I was debating between the other colors too.
LOFT Striped Ruffle Sleeve Tee, size XSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
This thin striped layering tee is so cute and it’s available in other prints too. My usual size XSP is a longer, looser fit so I wonder if I could have sized down but I already wore it out.
LOFT Striped Peplum Vintage Tee, size XSP | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on
This tiered peplum is another tee I ordered to try but I didn’t love the way the top section draped across my chest. It’s not too sheer with a nude bra underneath and my usual size XSP is a loose baby doll fit.
LOFT Ruffled Henley Mixed Media Blouse, size XSP | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on
I was excited to see this olive blouse since the ruffles are a nice feminine touch. If you love this style it’s also available in other prints. My usual size XSP fit me well but the petite sleeve length is a bit shorter on me since I have longer arms. Note that the back is 100% rayon but I haven’t worn or washed mine yet. I spoke to an associate I saw that was wearing the blouse in the floral print and she confirmed that steaming out the back after laundering helps to relax the fibers so that it returns to it’s usual length. I thought it was funny choice of wording because I’ve shared the same tip before on my blog although I’m sure I’m hardly the first to share this care tip.
LOFT Mixed Media Sweater Dress, size XSP | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on
I ordered this two-in-one black dress dress hoping that it would work out but my usual size XSP is shapeless on me from the waist down. I think it would look more flattering on someone with curves otherwise the looser fit on the bottom will swallow those with minimal curves. The skirt portion is fully lined and the buttons are functional but I’m not sure why you would want to undo the buttons especially since the buttons are not on the lined layer underneath. The sweater portion on top is 40% polyester, 35% rayon and 25% wool. The lower skirt portion is 100% rayon and the lining is 100% polyester.
Under Armour Sportstyle Down Vest, size XS (item no. 1342793, review here) | LOFT Cowl Neck Waffle Top, size XXS regular (previously reviewed here) | Ann Taylor Ponte Leggings, size XSP (now $20) | Soludos Ibiza Classic Sneakers (review here) | Click here to view a clip of my outfit
I ordered a pair of the new chewed hem jeans to pick up in store last weekend and of course I found another pair to try on that I also liked.
LOFT Unpicked Destructed Skinny Jeans in Staple Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
The distressing on these chewed hem jeans are very similar to the pair I have from a past season but the chewed hem is different. The distressed chewed hem is on trend and I like the ankle length inseam in my usual size 25/0P. They do not have much stretch at the waist and hips so you may want to try on a size up for comfort. If you like this style they’re available in other washes as seen here on @loveloft_boston‘s feed.
LOFT Slim Pocket Skinny Jeans in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, size 25/0P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
If you are looking for classic jeans with no distressing these jeans have a good stretch to them making them feel more comfortable while sucking you in for a flattering fit. My usual size 25/0P fit me well although the inseam is about 1/2″ longer than I prefer so I like how it looks cuffed once too as seen here.
I have some Ann Taylor try-ons that I’ll share in another upcoming post.
Lastly, I wanted to share a shameless plug for my little sister’s Poshmark account @catscornershop. She mostly focuses on Anthropologie and she always has the cutest, unique finds in case you’re searching for something specific. I love her lighting setup for her photos. Note that her items ship from Philadelphia, PA.
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Hi! Could I ask if you tried the grey striped hooded poncho sweater? I’m debating between the xs and xxs…leaning toward xxs as I’m usually xxs, cometimes xs in madewell, and have similar stats to you (5’1.5” and 105-110lbs). Your help would be greatly appreciated as ordering that and a few items you reviewed here. Thanks a million. Love your blog!!
Hi Jackie! That hoodie poncho is cute but I haven’t tried it on. I am usually size XXS regular or XSP at LOFT. The hoodie poncho should be a wider boxy fit but should look cute on someone petite. I hope that helps!
Yes that helps a ton! Xxs regular it is. I was reading up on your review of the turtleneck poncho sweater from fall 2018 and saw you fit the xxs regular in that too. Thanks so much!!
You’re welcome! 🙂 I hope you enjoy your LOFT haul!