LOFT is currently holding their friends and family event. Get 40% off everything using the code SHAREIT. Even though I'm trying to take a break from shopping, I still enjoy trying things on. Here are some of the pieces I tried on:
I really liked the flecked tee when I first tried it on, but the longer I had it on, the more I realized that it was too oversized. Going down a size made it too tight in the shoulders. The striped skirt, however, is perfect. Earlier in the summer I bought a similar striped skirt from J. Crew Factory, but ended up returning it because it was too constricting. This one feels better, but I probably would have tried going a size up had it been available.
LOFT crew neck tank in champagne spritz, size S
LOFT trousers (maybe these?), size 6
When I first walked by these tanks, I thought "how stupid to have a seam running down the front". The next time I walked past them, I picked one out to try it on, and I loved it. It's soft and affordable ($15 with code SHAREIT) and they come in five different colors! Unfortunately I didn't take note of which trousers these were (other than in the Julie fit), but I think they were the custom stretch trousers. The inseam was too long which would require hemming for anyone 5'7" or shorter. They would have been a great replacement for my second favorite work trousers (second to The Limited's Exact Stretch) which are starting to see their final days.
LOFT wavy pointelle stitch sweater in plum preserve, size S/M
LOFT dense bi-stretch riviera pants in Marisa fit, size 4
I'm not sure if I'm wearing the small or medium version of this sweater in these pictures. I typically wear small tops at LOFT, but the medium was much more comfortable in this sweater. While I adore the color, I can't say that it's anything terribly exciting. Let's not talk about the pants. While I went with my usual size (4), these were terribly unflattering. There were no other sizes available in store.
LOFT stichy boatneck sweater in whisper white, size S
LOFT navy pants (maybe these?), size 4
I loved everything about this sweater except the way I felt in it. I felt like it just sat on me. I think it could work really well paired with skinny jeans or maybe even leggings on a non-pear shaped woman. I liked the pants, but they were too short and they gapped when I sat down. Again, I wasn't paying attention to the style so I'm not sure which ones they are, but I'm guessing these?
LOFT elephant riviera shorts, size 4
"Candied orange" is one of my favorite colors, so I had to try this top on. It seemed perfect in theory: a cross between a tee and a sweatshirt. But the sleeves were too tight and I didn't like the way it hung. The elephant shorts are my own, purchased from LOFT earlier in April. Somehow this is the first time they've made it on the blog, but I've worn them countless times this summer.
I also tried on this teal top. Meh. Clearly I didn't find it special enough as I didn't bother to take a picture of it. The swing back top would have been great had they had my size in stock. The crane swing back top really drew me in for some reason. Of the three non-photographed items, it was my favorite. I'm sure I would have found more favorites had the store not been wiped clear of most items in my size.
Have you bought anything from LOFT's friends and family event? I'd love to read (or even better - see!) your purchases, so please share!