Review: LOFT New Arrivals

I was hoping to get this review up in time for the 40% off sale yesterday but my 2nd batch of orders didn’t arrive until late in the day ๐Ÿ™  Right now, you still can get 40% off select knit tops and skirts with code: SHOP40. My pick for today is this herringbone pencil skirt – looks promising!
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Likes: I absolutely love the color. It’s going to be great for Fall but also can be easily worn in all seasons. I have been loving all shades of yellow lately. The sizing surprisingly fits nicely. It’s a blous-y fit which I am fine with.  You could slim the sides by 1″ each but I think I will leave it alone.  It looks good un-tucked for a casual look and works fine tucked in for work. The best part is that the arms are slim! Finally! Most tops these days have really wide arms and I think it makes or breaks a blouse if it has large arms. Some people are not big fans of 3/4″ but I really like them and I think it looks great on this type of blouse.

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Dislikes: Nothing – love.

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This isn’t the best example of it being tucked (too lazy to change) in since the waist on this skirt is still too big for me but at least you get the idea.
Verdict: Definitely keeping and debating other colors. I’m planning on pairing this top with the donegal tweed skirt (post alterations) for Fall. 

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Donegal Tweed Skirt – size 00P (qualifies for the 40% off now)

Likes: I love the olive color and have been wanting a wool skirt in this shade for quite some time. I was happy to see that it did NOT have an exposed zipper.  It’s fully lined and the quality is good. 
Dislikes: I expected the sizing to run bigger – most LOFT items do – especially their skirts. The length is a bit short for work but possibly could work with opaque tights. 
Measurements: waist = 14″ across, hips = 17″ length = 16.5″
Verdict: Keeping and will professionally tailor – I’ll take in each side/waist by 1″ making the waist 12″ across. I think post alterations, it will look really nice with some tights and brown boots. 
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Likes: I love my sweater dress from last year and liked the throw back vibe  to this one. The rich colors and stripes sold me. The fit is decent but the waist area is a bit weird…maybe add a belt? I like that it’s roomy enough to layer for Fall. The length is great for someone my height (5′ tall).
Dislikes: The ribbed waist is nice to define the waist but something about it just looks weird to me. 
Verdict: Undecided..possibly return. Thoughts?

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Tweed Skirt Dress – size XXSP
Likes: I love the bright colored top portion paired with the pretty speckle tweed on the bottom. It looked like it had a lot of potential online. The length is good and I like the pleated detail on top.
Dislikes: The fit is a bit wide in the waist and top and does nothing for my figure.
Verdict: Return.
Have you picked up anything from Loft recently? Which is your favorite?
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  1. Hi, I personally don’t like the dress. It does not look expensive, although the combinations of color is interesting. Perhaps some good accessories can help. I love the skirt in the first photo. I was at Loft yesterday but didn’t buy anything.

  2. Hi, I personally don't like the dress. It does not look expensive, although the combinations of color is interesting. Perhaps some good accessories can help. I love the skirt in the first photo. I was at Loft yesterday but didn't buy anything.

  3. I do not like the colors of that sweater dress ๐Ÿ™ Too busy for my taste.

    Love the one from last year tho….

  4. I do not like the colors of that sweater dress ๐Ÿ™ Too busy for my taste.

    Love the one from last year tho….

  5. I really want to like the dress but there is something off about it. I totally understand why you’re hesitation on it.

  6. I really want to like the dress but there is something off about it. I totally understand why you're hesitation on it.

  7. I like the orange top, and how you have paired it with the tweed skirt. Why do you want to return it?

    About the sweater dress, the waist area is off. the orange stripe in the middle should fall at the waist, and should be exactly fitting. The waist are of the dress should have been narrower. Definitely return.

  8. I like the orange top, and how you have paired it with the tweed skirt. Why do you want to return it?

    About the sweater dress, the waist area is off. the orange stripe in the middle should fall at the waist, and should be exactly fitting. The waist are of the dress should have been narrower. Definitely return.

  9. I just placed an online order during their 50% off sale + used my $25 savings card…can’t wait until my pieces arrive – am really hoping mine work out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Do not like the dress – looks frumpy – which isn’t your normal style. For this post, I liked the lace skirt.

  11. Do not like the dress – looks frumpy – which isn't your normal style. For this post, I liked the lace skirt.

  12. I recently went to LOFT and tried on bunches of things but sadly, I was unsuccessful :/ I like the tweed dress best but I think I’m just drawn to the colors…

  13. Oh I wanted that yellow blouse but it was all sold out! I also liked it styled with that mini skirt (saw that in my store too) but decided I have enough tweedish mini skirts. I got that striped sweater dress too. The dress looks like it may be a little too big for you though (it fits closer to my body) and since you got the teeniest size I’d say return.

  14. Oh I wanted that yellow blouse but it was all sold out! I also liked it styled with that mini skirt (saw that in my store too) but decided I have enough tweedish mini skirts. I got that striped sweater dress too. The dress looks like it may be a little too big for you though (it fits closer to my body) and since you got the teeniest size I'd say return.

  15. I’ve been eyeing that sweater dress as well. I’ve bought their sweater dresses in the past and if they are just slightly too big (about the fit of yours) I’ve washed and put in the dryer on low heat for about 30 minutes and it shrinks it enough to be perfect. But it can be hit or miss! Just wanted to pass along the tip ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I've been eyeing that sweater dress as well. I've bought their sweater dresses in the past and if they are just slightly too big (about the fit of yours) I've washed and put in the dryer on low heat for about 30 minutes and it shrinks it enough to be perfect. But it can be hit or miss! Just wanted to pass along the tip ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Hey Annie, I’m sorry to be a party pooper but I don’t like the yellow top. It’s too boxy in the bust, which makes you look like a square. Take your stature into account and the result isn’t all too flattering. You’ve got a rocking-atomic-bomb body and I just hate seeing it all covered up with this shapeless top ๐Ÿ™ The sweater dress is really close but no cigar – the waist area is kind of off your natural waist and it isn’t fitted enough. If only it was elastic it would hit the mark. Is there a similar dress from another brand because the idea of the dress was designed for you.

  18. Hey Annie, I'm sorry to be a party pooper but I don't like the yellow top. It's too boxy in the bust, which makes you look like a square. Take your stature into account and the result isn't all too flattering. You've got a rocking-atomic-bomb body and I just hate seeing it all covered up with this shapeless top ๐Ÿ™ The sweater dress is really close but no cigar – the waist area is kind of off your natural waist and it isn't fitted enough. If only it was elastic it would hit the mark. Is there a similar dress from another brand because the idea of the dress was designed for you.

  19. I like all your choices. You are right about most tops coming in wide arms. I always have to slim the arms of blouses I purchase.

  20. I like all your choices. You are right about most tops coming in wide arms. I always have to slim the arms of blouses I purchase.

  21. Hmmmm….tough call on the dress. It looks great from the front but then there is the bunching in the back and noticable from the sides also. I am convinced this is the result of having a larger bust. I too experience the same problem sometimes with certain garments. At times certain pieces don’t lay “right” when you have small shoulders and back/larger chest. Too bad because it is lovely. If you are not 100% happy with it, return. LOVE that yellow blouse! The color looks good on you for sure.

  22. Hmmmm….tough call on the dress. It looks great from the front but then there is the bunching in the back and noticable from the sides also. I am convinced this is the result of having a larger bust. I too experience the same problem sometimes with certain garments. At times certain pieces don't lay "right" when you have small shoulders and back/larger chest. Too bad because it is lovely. If you are not 100% happy with it, return. LOVE that yellow blouse! The color looks good on you for sure.

  23. Darn, I ordered the sweater dress but I’m not a fan of the waist area. Maybe it’ll be different on me. I wish I had picked up the skirt; it does look like it’ll be really cute once you have it taken in. I wanted the blouse in the yellow color but they were already sold out in my size so I ordered the green instead. The reviewers said it was a pretty color so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  24. Darn, I ordered the sweater dress but I'm not a fan of the waist area. Maybe it'll be different on me. I wish I had picked up the skirt; it does look like it'll be really cute once you have it taken in. I wanted the blouse in the yellow color but they were already sold out in my size so I ordered the green instead. The reviewers said it was a pretty color so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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