Grace Finds Style

March 29, 2011

LOFT Weekend Review

Filed under: At the Store,Reviews,Shop — Grace @ 6:19 am
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I’ve been avoiding the stores lately since I had decided that I needed to halt my shopping a little bit. But, after meeting up with one of my friends for lunch, she wanted to go to LOFT to shop for a few new items and asked me to go with her. Besides, I love LOFT and thought why not try a few items while my friend was looking for a few things (of which she found some beautiful items — not available in petite, to my envy)! Here are a few of the items I tried on.

Petite Marisa Cropped Cargos, 0P $49.50

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Liked, will wait for a sale. I actually really liked these pants. I have a few wedges that I think would work with this and it’s pretty casual. My friend thought it worked with pumps as well. What do you think? yay or nay? How else do you think I could dress them? With runners? sandals? Or are the cargos too casual for it?

Luxe Jersey Crossover Dress, XS $69.50
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Skip. As I saw my friend look through some gorgeous dresses, I came across this interesting crossover jersey dress that unfortunately only came in regular. The color really caught my eye, and jersey dresses with interesting twists or “drapery” or folds for some reason always make me want to try it. However, as you can see, this just draped me all wrong. For one thing, despite the dress having a tie, I still remained extremely shapeless. Plus, I was wearing a bad bra (where the cups don’t lie flat) so the dress just made it much worse, due to its crossover.

Island Flower Peplum Top, XSP $49.50
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Like. Wait for a sale. I really liked this top, despite the strange way the the front part of the top was like one large pleat (hard to describe). It was cute, but the price deterred me. Surprisingly, the top has already sold out. The fit was good, but because of the slight strange look of the top on the side (with the front curving outward), this was definitely a buy that I could wait for when it was much cheaper.

Twist Pleat Shell, XS $49.50 in Warm Iron
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LOVE. Wait for a sale and/or find it similar in petite and on sale. My friend tried this top on and I loved it so much, I decided to try it on in regular, since there were no petites available for this beautiful top. It looks really huge here, but I thought it would look really nice if I added a belt. At the price point of $49.50 though, too expensive for me. The color is also a beautiful purple, not the putrid brownish colour thanks to my phone. Ignore the touch of pink in the background from another item I tried on. It looks kind of funny 😉

Petite Sequin Front Tee, XSP $59.50

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Bought. It was on sale for $39.99 with an additional 30%. I’m wondering if an XXSP would fit me better, but I actually like how the shirt isn’t something I normally would wear, plus I liked the longer looser length so it would look better with skinny jeans or jeggings. I’m a bit hesitant with the purchase though, despite my liking how unique it is. I’m just thinking how else I would dress it and I’m not sure I can come up with enough ways to justify it. What do you think? Keep or return?

Going through the regular section, I’m always jealous by the beautiful pieces I’ve seen but most likely won’t fit because it’s too long. For example, this Distressed Dot Shell is so pretty and me wants to try it, but … only in regular, alas. I wish they would create more petites from their regular items. Are there any items that you wish came in petite?

My friend then asked me if I wanted to go check out NY&C, and I was sorely disappointed because they have some absolutely gorgeous tops with the most beautiful colors, but all their XS tops were huge, not even worthy of reviewing. But the colors were so pleasing I wanted to purchase a couple. I was good though, because the lack of fit is probably not even worth $1. I despise all the clipping they do on their mannequins!

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7 Comments »

  1. Grace – great review! All new items I haven’t seen yet on anyone! Ok, here’s my rundown on the items you liked: Petite Marisa Cropped Cargos – adorable! I like the preppy-ish way you styled them. I agree, though, wait for the sale – or check out Target, I bet they have something similar for 1/2 the price! I think these would also look good with a tissue t-shirt, or long tank. I’ve been obsessing over espadrilles lately, which I think would go great with the light color of the cargos. Island Flower Peplum Top – LOVE IT! I’ve been eyeing it in the store and (similar to you) can’t justify the full-price, but keeping a close watch on the sale! Twist Pleat Shell – gorgeous on you! Definitely snag it if you can find it on sale and in a petite size. Petite Sequin Front Tee – cute, but it does look big on you (the armholes seem to have too much room). If you can’t think of more than a dressy occassion to wear it to, my suggestion is to return it, especially since it looks a bit big. I could imagine you rocking this with a well tailored black blazer and dark wash skinny jeans. Hope this helps!

    Comment by Lilly — March 29, 2011 @ 6:58 am | Reply

    • Wow, thanks Lilly for the thorough feedback on those items. I’m always so wishywashy (sadly, that’s how I make my decisions for everything), and looking at the pictures of the item I purchased, I’m also leaning towards returning it.

      Haha, as for the petite marisa cropped cargos – I was wearing the sweater vest and blouse already, and it just happened to match the cargos really well (in that preppy kind of way as you mentioned). Hm.. I should check out Target — good call. I did love how comfy these LOFT pants were in the waist area, so hopefully I can find something equally as comfortable.

      😛 I too am obsessing over espadrilles! 😀

      Thank you for your comments – they really help =D * hugs *

      Comment by Grace — March 29, 2011 @ 7:19 am | Reply

  2. My favorites out of the bunch was the twist shell and the sequin blouse that you got! I have to agree with Lilly that a pair of cargos are easy to find but finding the right fit can be kinda hard. You should definitely search around or wait for it on sale like you said! The sequin shirt does look a bit big but I think it will look really cute with the sequins peeking under a jacket/blazer.

    Comment by Banhannas — March 30, 2011 @ 1:11 am | Reply

    • Hanna, thanks for your comments (am so behind on reading blogs and replying aaaahh…) Yeah, maybe I should search around for a good pair of cargos – surprisingly haven’t been in the shopping mood the last week – I’ve been REALLY good =D I am curious to hit up LOFT again for F&F though. That twisted shell I LOVE. Unfortunately the petite ones are all sold out online in a pearly pink color.

      Now you’re making me wonder if I should return the sequin top or not… decisions decisions!

      Comment by Grace — April 4, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply

  3. Ha!! I tried that wrap dress on too! How DARE they only sell it in regular. >:| Hmph. And it looked the same on me too… swimming in it.

    I think I want some cargo pants now… But $49.50? Yowza… :-\ Definitely wait for a sale.

    Thanks for the pictures and reviews my darling! 😀

    Comment by Aubrey — April 1, 2011 @ 5:59 am | Reply

    • You are too hilarious Aubrey =D That wrap dress looked SO nice too… on the hanger. I see they are selling it now at LOFT. So many nice items are only offered at regular size. Siiiigh.

      Yeah, cargo pants too $$. I just want a nice casual pair.

      Comment by Grace — April 4, 2011 @ 3:08 pm | Reply

  4. those outfits are exactly my style. comfy cute casual!

    Comment by Galaxia (@ImGalaxia) — December 5, 2011 @ 6:30 pm | Reply


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