I was most excited about this graphic tee, and it turned out to be my least favorite item in this haul. Cons: The fit in the shoulders, the placement of the 's' (too off center and too close to my armpit), and the pulling between the words and the neckline. Pros: um... the length? I ordered this tee in a small, but I don't think that a medium would have fixed the problems. Ultimately, this tee did not live up to its message: it was not très jolie. Bummer, because I had such great plans for it. (But realistically it's not like I need another graphic tee. Unless it's this one?)
I remember seeing this sweatshirt on another blogger and thinking that it would be a great addition to my closet. Nope. Just no. It is overly cropped (at least for my 5'7" self). Husband liked it until I raised my arms and the whole thing went up and revealed my belly. Sure, I could constantly pull it down and readjust it so that it would sit even with the bottom of my tank top, but not for the price I paid. Easy decision: return.
While I adore the Lou & Grey line, I somehow managed to only order one piece this time around: this striped sweatshirt. I loved it at first, but within a few minutes of moving around, the sleeves quickly wrinkled. Raising my arms revealed my tank top, which was a major drawback for me. Why can't clothes just stay in place when I move around? Whenever I try a top on, I pretend to write on a chalkboard to determine whether it would be classroom appropriate. I'm on the fence about this one. Are the drawbacks offset by the cuteness factor of the sweatshirt? Do I need another sweatshirt? What if it doesn't look like a sweatshirt? These are the questions that keep me up at night.
I saw a blue sleeveless top at Target, fell in love, and then had my heart broken because it was too too short. So when I saw this top, I thought it could serve as a replacement, and do much more. It's got this cute "mesh" detailing along the side in navy and the entire back is white. The top is popover style (doesn't button all the way down). I ordered a small, but I think I could have gotten away with an extra small. I felt like it was too frumpy (especially when tucked in), but my husband disagreed. I haven't yet decided whether to keep this one, exchange it for a smaller size [which would be a hassle as it is an online exclusive], or return it all together.
And finally, the world's most perfect striped tank. Obviously meant to be paired with my new espadrilles and/or olive pants. Unless I get buyer's remorse in the next 45 days, this one is a keeper. I ordered a small, and probably could have gotten away with an extra small, but since I plan to wear it casually, I am fine with the looser fit. I love the length and that it is a silkier material. I rarely ever wear tops without a tank or cami underneath, but would probably forego it in this case (although I would wear a nude bra instead of black).
What do you think about these pieces? Did you take advantage of LOFT's recent sale? Or any other sales? I also have an order from Old Navy and J. Crew Factory on the way, so I'll try to get another review together in the next week. I'm intrigued to find out whether these sneakers and these pants work out, so stay tuned! I really do enjoy review posts, so feel free to include a link to your review post in your comment!