Monday, July 4, 2011

Notes from the Dressing Room- LOFT

Today is the last day for LOFT's 40% off everything sale, so here are a few dressing room reviews to get that wallet ready. Use code SHOP40.

1x1 Rib Tank in Purple Orchid, $14.50, available here
Tie Dye Printed Skirt, $39.50, available here

This tank was soft, available in plenty of colors and I really love that the straps are wide enough to camouflage a bra strap. I would definitely say thumbs up and take in your normal size.

This tie-dye skirt is a more of a watercolor stripe, but it still has some personality. The material is extremely soft and the fit is tts. The only issue I had was some slight poofing along the seams and in the back. It's not as extreme as these pictures make it look.

Long Sleeve Striped Boatneck Pullover, $59.50, available here
 Chambray Sailor Trouser Pants $69.50, no longer online, check stores (Tag #89182697)

I saw this sweater and immediately thought of this similar one from J. Crew. The LOFT version has less and wider stripes, but shares the same boxy, flowy shape. This sweater is made of linen so it is slightly itchy and is a bit see-through.What is up with that? Why would I want to layer in the summer? Considering where the stripe is you might be okay just wearing a nude tone bra. However, it has cute little pockets on it and would be a perfect way to wear a sweater without it being too heavy. Great for those times when you go from outdoors to a frigid cold office or building. Most definitely size down (I would say two sizes but it might be too tight in the arms).

These chambray pants are perfectly on trend with the wide leg width. Cute sailor detailing with the buttons and the fabric is soft. I tried these on in the petite size and it would be perfect for wearing flats. They must be popular because they are now sold out online, but my local store had plenty of sizes on the rack. Fit is tts.

Jacquard Sheath by Lela Rose, $98, some sizes available here

This Lela Rose for LOFT dress is so lovely and lady-like. I could really see the First Lady wearing this dress. It has a fitted shape and some nice metallic detailing on the skirt part. I tried this on in my regular size and it was a bit tight (size up or down according to your waist and bust). This was a tempting buy, but I thought waiting for a sale would make it an even better buy. 

Lace Scallop Dress, $98, limited sizes available here

I'm having a thing for lace these days and thought this dress would be a good try on. Although it is in that sheath shape that can easily go into shapeless sack territory, I thought this dress was perfect in having some shape, but not being skin-tight or a muu-muu. It has a nude underlay which reduces any worry of being see-through and a lovely lacy edge. This dress is tts and might work with a cute belt (definitely some ribbon belt). This gets a thumbs up.

Crossover Belted Dress, $49.50, sold out online, but check your store here

This orange dress just jumped out at me from the racks and landed on the top of my dressing room pile of clothing. It is absolutely adorable. It has faux wrap action going on which I tend to like better than the fussiness of working with wrap dresses. The color is wonderfully vibrant and the belt gives it some shaping (although it can be removed for a more substantial belt, if you so choose). The material was a soft jersey and the length was just right. The only issue I had was the deep v, but that's nothing a camisole can't fix. Overall, this dress is a big winner.

I only walked away with these sandals that I saw in a magazine months ago and wanted. They have been getting lots of love.

Will you be checking out LOFT or taking advantage of the Fourth of July sales?


  1. The pants are really flattering on you ..looks great with a pop of color like coral or red

  2. The pants, Lela Rose dress & orange dress are my favorite. So cute. I haven't been in Loft in ages, or so it feels. Thanks for sharing pics.

  3. The pants, Lela Rose dress & orange dress are my favorite. So cute. I haven't been in Loft in ages, or so it feels. Thanks for sharing pics.

  4. OOoh, thanks. I was trying to find pics of the tank top online & you helped me decide to buy a few. :)


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