September 13, 2013

LOFT New Arrivals and Sale Reviews

I ordered a few items from Loft last week during a 60% off sale, and 30% off full price tops promotion. I'm currently looking for tops in fall colors (think burgundys and forest greens) as well as "flowy" tops in any color that can be worn to work and casually. If you like any of these items, Loft is currently having a 30% off everything (sale included) sale with code EVERYTHING. I'm also linking up with Tara at Mix and Match Fashion for the "What I Wore to Work" Linkup.
Jacket: Theory
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
I want to start off by saying I actually like the above outfit, but I could not wear this to court (ever) and I could probably only get away with wearing it to my office on a day I see no one.. and what's the point of wearing an outfit if no one sees it? Lol. I love the color of this blouse, but after trying on a petite XXS (above and below) and the regular XS, I'm not sure which to keep, if any. The length of the petite blouse is good for work, but the arm holes feel a bit too tight to wear casually. The regular size adds some length to be longer than my blazers, which means I could only wear it tucked in for work, but it will also look better casually than the shorter petite version. But, I like the option of being able to wear shirts tucked in or untucked and with this top I won't have that option if I keep the regular length. With the 30% off promo at the time, the blouse came to $35. 
The pants were on sale for $24. I bought them to see if I could make them work appropriate. I was envisioning an outfit like above with the blazer, but the fit of the pants was not great and, in my opinion, were not worth alteration costs. The back is elasticized, which means they will fit more body sizes, but they are still big on me. The ankles could be tapered and slimmed a bit. The thigh ran a little too big. The pants come in the Marisa and Julie (curvy) fit (and I just saw the black in the new Zoe fit). The material feels like a cheap polyester, but they have a nice drape and the pattern will help to conceal wrinkles. The pants are probably worth the $24 but not much more due to the thin material and construction. Practically, I'm not sure where these pants are appropriate. I personally wouldn't wear them to work after trying them out above and below, and they are a bit too loose/not flattering enough to wear casually.
FYI if you like these pants but don't love the color I chose, they have a bunch of other colors available right now in the same style: red paisley print, plain black, blue floral, black speckle
I thought maybe a belt would fix the fit of the pants, but meh. 
I like the color of the green Pleated Tie Neck Blouse, but I wish it were a little more green. I'm wearing the regular size. The petite size runs VERY small, with the arms being about 2 inches shorter than these arms, and the shoulders running very tight. I think I'll get more use out of a sleeveless blouse (feels more comfortable under jackets for work, and is more casual for weekends), so I am probably going to return this blouse and hold out for a more true forest green color. 
This Short Sleeve Tie Neck blouse is currently on sale. It also comes in white but I tried the white on in the store and it is VERY sheer. This "faded rose" color is pretty opaque but a patterned bra will show through a little bit. The shirt runs short, in my opinion. This is the regular length and it is about the same length as the petite shirts that I ordered, the petite was too boxy and short on me. It was only $16 after the sale and will make a good work shirt so I will probably keep it. 
Let me know if you shop the Loft sale and what you bought!

5 comments:

  1. Love those pants!!!!

    Agi:)

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  2. The pants are very cute, but they were not made for you. Your cute, little figure is wasted in them, and I agree with the office issues.

    My favorite piece is the long sleeve blouse, but if it won't work for you, it won't work.

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  3. Thanks for the input. I like the long sleeve blouse but want to hold out for a color more true to what I wanted.

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  4. This is a great outfit. It's too bad you couldn't wear it to your job too often, but I know dressing for a courtroom requires uber conservative attire. :) I do love those pants though (and know that many people could wear them to work so it's good to see them as inspiration). If you're interested, I host a weekly Fashionably Employed Link Up to share great professional style. I think this outfit would make a great addition, and would love for you to join! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.thirtiestwocents.com/2013/09/fashionably-employed-link-up-dressing.html

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