Happy Friday ladies. I have a small dressing room diaries for you today from Loft. #househunting. DRD is when I go into stores and try on what’s new so you can see how things look on a woman over 25 who wears clothes larger than a size 2. I’m 5’4″ and weight around 143 with an inverted triangle figure (broad shoulders, narrow hips).
Please know, I don’t do this to buy clothes for myself. Many items I show here are in unflattering colors and shapes for me so you needn’t feel the need to tell me because, trust me, I know.
This dressing room could use some touch-up paint and the lighting isn’t great but you’ll get the idea. Most of what I am showing is on sale, 40-50% off.
I started with this Tweed Jacket. The fabric is black, gray and pink tweed with a subtle golden metallic thread woven through. It’s very pretty.
I’m wearing a 10 regular. It’s one size too large plus the sleeves about 2″ too long for me so I folded them under. It’s a cropped jacket so this length works for me but could be too short for very tall ladies. There’s no front closure so it just hangs open. I’m wearing it with the rolled cuff girlfriend chinos. I rolled the cuff down because I feel too short for crops. These are available in 5 colors in regular, petite and plus. I’m wearing a 10 regular which is too large so I think they run true to size.
Here’s the same tweed jacket in 6 petite which is too small for me but the sleeves are a better length. The 8 petite would be perfect. I’m wearing it over a navy cotton tank and the same girlfriend chinos in 8 regular, coastal gray. They chino’s all have the bottoms rolled up twice but I prefer them rolled down which makes them full-length on me.
This top is described as a paisley pattern but it doesn’t look like one to me. Paisley is usually heavily printed with curved teardrop shapes. This is a soft white background with a tiny motif scattered across it. It has a woven front and a knit back, like a tee. It comes in regular, petite and plus. I’m wearing a regular medium which fits. I topped it with the whisper-light white cardigan. It’s also available in a stripe pattern. This cardigan hangs open and doesn’t have patch pockets so it could dress up over a summer dress. I am wearing a small, which fits.
This navy striped cardigan is a linen and polyester blend, with pockets. It’s a more substantial knit than the white one above and also hangs open with no buttons. These sort of sweaters are great completer pieces for outfits. It’s available in regular, petite and plus. I’m wearing a regular in medium. I prefer this length because a petite would stop mid-thigh on me which cuts my body in half. 1/3 – 2/3 proportions are much more flattering to the eye. These skinny jeans are called mid rise but I don’t consider 10 5/8″ a mid rise. I call them closer to high. They’re very stretchy denim with enough spandex to not bag out. They’re available in modern (slim) or curvy cut. I’m wearing a 29 regular in the modern cut which means they run true to size. I would choose this length to ensure the highest rise and allow the legs to be full length.
This denim jacket is a stretchy cotton-spandex blend and very comfy. This is a medium in regular length which fits true to size. This is the mid-indigo wash, available in regular and petite here, plus here. The same jacket in a darker wash is available in regular, petite and plus here, and tall here. It’s cropped to the waist which makes it great for wearing over dresses and skirts. This floral skirt has a smocked waistband and side pockets. I am wearing a small, regular length which is 32″ long, petite is 29″ long and plus here is 37″ long. I would need the petite and might even roll the waistband to shorten it more because this length feels dowdy on me.
Let me start by saying, there is no color that is less flattering on me than canary yellow. This wrap top also comes in a pretty blue, green, and a crisp striped version which was not at my store…so I’m in yellow. These wrap tops are available in regular, petite and plus. I’m wearing a medium petite which is too snug and because I have a long torso, this waist detailing is above my waist. I’d be better in medium regular…in any color but yellow:) I topped it with this classic modern white blazer in white. I can’t locate the link for the white but it also comes in stripe, black, pink, floral print, in regular length, petite, tall and petite.
Have you been to Loft lately?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.