Happy Friday ladies and welcome to another dressing room diaries. Our skies are gray, gloomy and downright depressing these days so I’m not trying on many black things. I wasn’t expecting to find much when I wandered into Loft and was pleasantly surprised to find softer, spring-like colors in fabrics to wear right now.
If you’re new here, DRD is when I go into stores and try on merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 50 who is larger than a size 2. For reference, I’m 5’4″, weigh 147lbs and have an inverted triangle silhouette. I have wide shoulders and straight hips with no waist definition and very little backside. I have a long torso and arms with short legs.
I wanted to bring a lot of this home because they flatter my coloring plus the fabrics are soft and cozy. Of course, I do have a budget so I only bought 3 pieces.
I loved this blouse in the soft pink. It also comes in a gorgeous salmon and pretty olive. I’m wearing a regular medium which is a bit tight across the chest, which is typical for me. Loft has quite a few of these open cardigans which are just so easy to toss over everything. This one is machine washable and really cuddly. I’m wearing a regular medium that fits perfectly so it runs true to size.
This high rise skinny pant is awesome…but a disaster on me in the regular length, 8 curvy fit. I need their modern fit which is a straighter cut plus I need the petite. This color is called Beet Red. It’s also available in a gorgeous blue.
I have no idea why this is called spacedye. As a knitter, I can tell you it is a soft, machine washable variegated yarn, It has a v neckline in the front and back and dropped shoulders. I’m wearing a regular medium. It also comes in petite and plus.
Tweed jackets are perennial favorites and add fun polish to every outfit. This sweater jacket is adorable and super comfy. I’m wearing a medium which fits perfectly. It’s cropped to hit just below the waist. These leggings are like a very skinny jean. I would wear a long top over them in real life. They come in regular, petite and plus. I’m wearing a 10 regular. I would buy this size to wash and dry, then hem up if necessary.
This stripe tee has nothing going for me, but it could for you. It has a boat neckline which is not great for my wide shoulders and it has ruffles, which I never wear. It is navy, so there is that:) I’m wearing a medium in regular so it fits true to size.
These pictures are so dark it’s hard to see, but trust me, this tee and trousers are deep navy. They’re also available in black. I’m wearing an 8 regular and standing on my tippy toes so they run true to size. This classic wide leg pant is seasonless and has lycra which makes it super comfy. This long-sleeve navy tee has a shirttail hemline, velvet dots, and a classic scoop neckline.
This ribbed open cardigan is called Sylvan fog but it looks like soft mint to me. It also comes in beige and a gorgeous elderberry color. I’m wearing a medium in regular. I could have worn the petite but that doesn’t come in this pretty color so I would opt to fold the sleeves up just to get this color:)
This turtle neck also comes in watermelon and oatmeal color. It has a front “kangaroo” pocket which makes it very casual. I’m wearing a medium in regular but had to fold the sleeves up so I could wear the petite which does come in this pretty blue. Loft makes some gorgeous scarves and while I don’t wear floral clothes I would certainly wear it in a pretty scarf. This is oversized and very soft so could fold into many shapes and is light enough to wear in the summer.
Things I spotted online that were not in my store.
Are you as tired of gray skies and gloomy weather as I am?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.