Earlier in the week, I let you know about a dupe I found for my Isabel Marant belts, so I popped into Loft to see it in person. I ended up buying the chocolate-colored one because I want to add more of that color to my wardrobe this fall. I bought the M/L but it seems sort of skimpy so I’ve ordered the XL/XXL to see if it’s a be letter length to wrap.
If you’re new to dressing room diaries, welcome. This is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 136 lbs. I have an inverted triangle shape with broad shoulders and straight hips with very few curves. I have a long torso and arms so usually buy one size larger on top than the bottom.
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These high-rise slim flare jeans in this pale wash don’t seem to be on the website yet…grrrr. I hate when that happens. They’re this style of jeans in a lighter wash.
Cropped cardigans continue to be popular this fall. I love this little gray one in the chunky, soft cotton knit. It comes in regular and petite, XXS-XXL, I’m wearing a small in regular. This would be adorable over a long white shirt or other long tops because it gives waist definition without nipping in. The V-neck tee is tunic length and pretty classic. I like that it’s totally opaque and has short, not cap sleeves, which I’ve seen too much of for my arms this year. It comes in 4 colors, I’m wearing Dawn Eclipse in a regular small.
I love this classic white shirt. This one is tunic length and longer in the back than the front so it really is better to wear over a pair of leggings or slim pants. I didn’t find a pair to try it this time around so I tucked it into the jeans. I’m wearing a small in regular and it’s quite roomy. We were chatting about wraps yesterday and Loft has a great selection of shorter ones. This wrap comes in XS-S, M-L, XL-XXL. I’m wearing the XS-S and it has plenty of room.
I just swapped the cropped cardigan for a V-neck pocket cardigan in Pressed Petal. It comes in 4 other colors in regular and petite, sizes XXS-XXL. I am wearing a small in regular. It’s a bit oversized so runs a bit large. If you want a slimmer look, go down one size.
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Here’s that tunic shirt untucked so you can see the length. Perfect for slim pants or leggings. Same plaid wrap as above, this time in black and with, size XS-S, this time with straight black jeans. These haven’t hit the website yet either but I can tell you they’re called the 90’s Straight. They’re a high-rise, straight-leg with a finished bottom. I hope they load them on the site soon.
This Border stripe wrap comes in this camel and cream or black and white. It’s sized XS-S, M-L, XL-XXL. I’m wearing an XS-S and it’s very roomy so I think you can size down with these. It has a seam under the arm to create a loose sleeve so it stays put better than ones with no stitching. That also means you can’t toss one side over your shoulder, so there is that to consider. Two reviews mention a smell when they took theirs out of the bag…these had no odor so it could be a packaging issue.
These wide-leg cotton crop jeans are so fun, I love them. They come in regular and curvy-sized 24- 34. I’m wearing the curvy which are a bit too loose on my hips because I am straight. They’re fitted at the waist and hips then ease into a wide leg with an inseam of 28″ which is ankle length on me. They also come in dark dark rinse denim here.
I couldn’t resist another gray and white leopard sweater, this time it’s a pullover with a half zipper. I can’t explain why the website calls this pink champagne because it’s gray and ivory with no other shading. It’s super cozy and I love the great collar for popping. I’m wearing a small in regular.
On the left are some pull-on stretch pants that have spandex so they will retain their shape.
They also come in a beautiful sienna red which I plan to go back to try on. They’re a thin knit so the leopard sweater I have with them is really too bulky. They’re available in regular, petite, and tall sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a small in regular.
Knitwear and knitwear sets are very popular this fall and it’s a great step up from athleisure for those who are ready to wear less sporty clothes. I can see these with a knit top, (perhaps matching) a nice belt to tie it together, some simple jewelry, and slip-on sneakers.
Can you envision knitwear sets for your at-home wear this fall?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel condfident.