It feels like forever since I stepped into a mall (Old Navy doesn’t count), but I was finally at one running an errand and got to poke my head into LOFT. I’d been eyeing some LOFT items online, so I figured I’d go in and see if they had what I was looking for.
Spoiler alert: I actually left the store empty, which I’ll explain why for each piece. BUT, I felt like there were some great pieces that were still worth mentioning.
For reference, I’m 5’6″ with a short torso, normally size S/M on top and 6/8 on bottom.
Marled Hi Lo Sweater – Size M
First up is this sweater. The one that actually caught my eye was the lighter grey (Grey Space Dye), but here I’m trying dark grey (Midnight Slate) because that’s all that was in store.
This sweater has fantastic reviews online–98 reviews with 4.5 stars! (See HERE.) It’s a medium weight knit made o 100% cotton. I thought it draped really nicely, and I liked the slightly lower back and shorter front. The shorter front would allow you to layer stuff underneath to have a peek of pattern show through, whether it’s a striped tee or a plaid or gingham button up.
I preferred how the Medium fit over the Small because it was a looser and more relaxed.
One thing I didn’t like was in the side view you can see near my stomach that the sweater pooches out a little, which I believe is from a slight gathering in the material. I kept thinking that my baby belly was making a comeback, but to my relief, it was the sweater itself. I think if I had a fuller chest to balance out the whole garment or if I had a longer torso the gathering wouldn’t be a problem.
It seems like it’s not a problem for others because it has such high reviews. How unfortunate for me, because it is REALLY cute! And right now it’s a REALLY good price!
It comes in 6 different colors: beige, dark grey, light grey, teal, maroon, what they call “deep pink nude” which I think is a really, really pretty color. The light grey and teal are currently $21 with extra sales!
Had this worked for me, it would have been my go-to sweater of the season!
Utility Blouse – size S
In the summer I wrote a post on solid colored blouses that are the shape of t-shirts, but are dressier than t-shirt material. (Find it HERE.) I gave 5 reasons why they’re awesome. After that, someone asked me what the cooler weather equivalent would be, and for me it would be a utility blouse like this one!
These can be dressed up or down, which is right in my sweet spot. I could throw this on top of jeans with flats and feel casual but chic, or I could dress it up slightly with heels, or pair it with a skirt to take it up a few notches. Utility blouses are wonderful, and I’m trying to fill my closet with a few more.
This one from LOFT is beautiful, and I loooooove this green shade! Small fit me perfectly, and I even liked it buttoned all the way up, which I’m usually not fond of on me. Overall, I loved it, but I’m still on the fence because I’m waiting to try on a similar one I ordered from Nordstrom. HOWEVER, I saw online that LOFT also has this in a light aqua (HERE) which is sooooo pretty, so I might just have to see how that fares!
Other similar blouses at LOFT (They have sooo stinking many. This is just a few.)
Boot Cut Jeans – size 28/6
I’ve got a few ModCloth and Nordstrom items to review, but they’ll have to wait until next time! Also, in light of the Nordstrom fall sale (see HERE) these are a couple of items I’m considering ordering:
- Vince Camuto Riding Boot – Maybe my tan riding boot replacement? Finally? Currently 35% off which puts it right in m price range for riding boots. It has a 14 3/4″ shaft with a 14 1/2″ circumference. I’ve been looking for a boot with measurements between 14-15, so I’m hopeful in these!
- Cargo jacket with knit sleeves! – Maybe in black, to differentiate it from my current cargo jacket. I looove when things have sweatshirt sleeves, but have yet to own one. And it’s 55% off, just under $37!