Huge LOFT Review!

Okay, so before I post my monthly budget round-up, I thought I’d try something new. I’ve always admired Fran’s reviews, and after putting in a huge LOFT order, I thought I’d try my hand at it with a LOFT review. I picked up these items during a flash sale, when sale items were an additional 70% off and select summer favorites were an additional 60%. Here’s some yes’s, some maybe’s, and some definitely not’s.

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I’m wearing this Antique Tile Romper in a size M. I ordered it in two sizes (wait for it…), and I really liked the fit of this one. Despite being a bit long in the torso, I was able to fold it over at the mid-section to shorten up the torso, and I like how it works.

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This Slubbed V-Neck Tee was only $3.86, and even though it was final sale, I knew I couldn’t go wrong. I mean, if I totally hated something about it, I could always wear it as a pajama top! But after receiving it, I wish there had been more colors for me to order. The sleeve length is ideal, and it’s not see through, so I won’t have to wear a tank underneath it. Plus, who doesn’t love a little mint green?!

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I’ve been looking for a chambray shell like this for a while now. I’ve tried a couple of collared options, but ultimately decided I was looking for something collarless. While I wish I had ordered this in a petite for length, I still love it, and I think I can make it work by tucking it in to pants, shorts, and skirts for work and casual wear. Online it looks much more fitted, but after reading the reviews I was prepared for how it would fit. I like that it doesn’t hug my body too closely, because I think the material would be too thin to be flattering that way.

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I ordered this Lacy Tee in forever navy and a size M, and I love how long the sleeves hang. Cap-sleeved and sleeveless tops seem to be taking over, but neither flatter my arms. The length of the shirt itself hits right at the top of my hips, so I’ll have to be careful to hang it or lay it flat to dry.

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This top in a petite M is on my maybe pile right now, which makes me think I should probably just take it back. It’s more grey than the blueish tone it appears to be, and I think it might just be a little too flowy to flatter my shape. I may try to play with the sleeves like the model is wearing it, because what I DO like about it is that it’s lightweight but not see-through, so I could wear it to work and not be too hot. It’s hard to tell here, but it’s also a mixed-media top. The shoulders are a crepe-y material while the rest of it is more of a cotton blend.

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This sleeveless tunic sweater was a big gamble, and a big no-no. The reviews really talked it up, so I decided to give it a try. The material is fantastic and I love the color, but that’s about it. The armholes are too open (anything that shows bra is a no-no) and the large slit up the side didn’t seem to lay right on my backside. Plus, like I said, I prefer sleeves.

And now for a couple of LOL’s:
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This gingham swing shell was so incredibly shapeless on me. Sure, I should’ve expected as much from something called a “swing shell”, but it really could’ve used a little darting, or SOMETHING. Overall, it made me look way big on top and that’s definitely not the look I’m going for. I think on a smaller-busted girl, it may hang nicer.

imageI also ordered this romper in a L petite, thinking it may be comparable to a M regular with a shorter torso. The length would’ve been better, had the top not been so overwhelmingly blousy. Just.. no. Maybe a M petite?

What do you think? Let me know if you’d like to see more reviews like this mixed in with my other posts in the comments below!