Loft Fitting Room…February 2018

 

I was able to sneak into Loft this past weekend!  I had accidentally ordered double online trying to get free shipping.  I had read on What Jess Wore how to get the amount you needed for free shipping down to $50.  You can read about the tip here.  I was excited because the total of the 2 items I wanted was $54.  I have been trying very hard not to buy things just because.  I had added a ton of items to my cart previously to get the free shipping, but once I refreshed my history it had all disappeared. I then added everything back to my cart, and when I hit confirm order I found that everything I had added previously was there.  So I ended up with a  much larger order.  On the bright side of things I was able to try a few items on that I had been eyeing!

One of the reasons I love Loft is the quality of the brand, and the sales!  They currently have 40% off starting today so you can bet I am ordering the few items that I really wanted from last weekend!  Use code HAPPY at checkout!

 

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This is actually one of the tops that I ordered online.  I have gained a few pounds this winter and I am not between a small and medium in tops.  I couldn’t decide what size I wanted so I went ahead and tried the medium on in store.  I liked how the medium fit.  It was a little looser, and I thought it would look great with black pants or shorts.  This top will transition beautifully from winter, to spring, and into summer!

This is the only sweater that I bought in store.  Loft wasn’t having a great sale so I decided to wait on the few items that I wanted.  Sweaters though were on sale and I couldn’t pass up this yellow one.  Again, I thought it would be great to wear now and into spring.  I have a pair of palazzo pants that it will look great with!  My store only had a medium in stock. I think though a small would have worked too!

The next sale that Loft has this beauty will be coming home with me!  I love this lace top so much!  I think it will be darling with pants or a skirt!  I tried on a small here and it fit perfectly!

 

If I didn’t already have so many striped tops this one would definitely be ordered in the next sale!  I love the tie detailing at the wrists and it felt perfectly.  For reference I am wearing a small.

 

I am currently debating this top!  I loved the fabric and print.  It reminded me of a perfect spring tunic!  What do you think?  For reference I am wearing a small.  What do you think about this one?

 

This is the other top that I am currently debating. I love the colors and prints so much!  Plus the small bell sleeves at the wrist make it wearable with a cardigan!

 

I have been eyeing this sweater for a few weeks!  I haven’t been able to pull the trigger though on it quite yet.  I am happy I was able though to try it on.  It was a tad shorter than what I normally like my sweaters.  If you have a shorter toros you will love this sweater!  I am wearing a medium In this sweater and feel like that it fit perfectly.

 

Loving My Closet Again: Purged, Loved, and Purchased

 

I am so excited with the results of #lovingmyclosetagain!  I am really proud of how well I did wearing items that have been in my closet.  I didn’t stick to just these ten items, but I found myself reaching for items that haven’t received love in quite a while! Be on the look out later this week with my new ten items for February.  So here is the breakdown on what I decided on all of the items I kept and the ones I got rid of!  What was the result of your January picks?

 

Here are the items Purged:

This is the first one I decided to get rid of.  I loved the fit, but I have so many tunics that I love that I decided to slim down my collection.  These two sweaters also didn’t make the cut.  The first one I just felt like was too big. I wasn’t crazy with how it fit my body.  I felt like it was very bulky and not very flattering.  The grey sweater I also decided to not keep.  This one was way to snug!  I wasn’t too disappointed about these not fitting though.  I had gotten so many sweaters for Christmas it was nice to make some room for the new ones.

 

These three items I am still on the fence about.  The month of January was so cold that I didn’t wear many skirts or dresses so I am going to hold on to them and save them for warmer months.  I have a feeling I will wear them more in the spring.  The last sweater I am on the fence about.  I am hoping to wear it though this week.  I love the lace detail, so I am hoping it still fits well!!!

 

 

Here are the items I kept:

 

 

 

This mustard tunic was a definite keep!  I love the weight and color!  This tunic is one I need to pull out more often!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I absolutely love this sweater from Loft!  I got this one last year, and I feel in love with it all over again!  First and foremost the print is what made me grab this sweater.  The turtleneck and weight are perfect for winter.  I love that I can pair it with black skinnies for work, or jeans for a casual weekend day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wish I would have gotten a better picture of this leopard dress.  I absolutely loved this outfit!  Unfortunately, my selfie stick had died that afternoon and my son wasn’t around to snap a picture!  I cannot to wear this dress in the spring with a cute pair of booties!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This outfit was inspired by trendyschoolcounselor over on Instagram. I loved the way that the cobalt blue paired with the mustard yellow.  I would have never thought to pair the two together and I loved the outcome!

 

 

 

 

January Purchases:

 

 

Top 5 2018 Fashion Trends

 

Each year I look forward  to seeing what the new fashion trends will be.  Every site has a different idea of what will be in for the upcoming year.  I have been working on this post for quite a while cultivating a list of the top fashion trends for 2018.  Some of the trends are carried over from 2017, and I have to say that I am not mad about it!  Many of the lists I found for the top trends had different items listed, but I choose trends that kept reappearing to focus on!  I would love to hear what you think about the ones that I have chosen to include!  Are you loving or hating the year’s trends?

 

Shades of Purple

 

Sequins/sparkle

 

Shoes with embellishments

 

60’s Floral

 

Statement Earrings

 

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My Favorite Dress for Fall

There are so many things that I love about this dress!  I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it!  I decided to be good and not spend the money at that time.  Then that weekend Loft had a sale online, and I couldn’t resist!  If you are loving this dress as much as I am check out Loft’s Halloween sale right now!  Everything is currently 40% online only using code MYSTERY40.

 

 

Let’s talk about what I love about this dress!  The fabric is thick and soft and oh so comfy!  It literally feels like you are wearing your PJ’s.  There is nothing better than a dress that looks great, but is not constricting.  My other favorite part about this dress is how forgiveness of the shape.  It flows away from the body hiding all the parts I want hidden.  My favorite part though about this dress is the sleeves!  Double bell sleeves that just make this dress a little extra special!  I cannot wait to style this dress with leggings and booties now that it is a little cooler!  So after I wrote this post I realized that it sold out!  Never fear though I linked some of my favorite bell sleeve dresses that are currently on sale.

 

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Work and Back to School Essentials

I know that many people who follow along are not teachers, but my mind right now is in back to school mode.  School begins on Monday, and I can’t believe that we are starting already.  Do you remember being in school and loving getting new notebooks and pens?  I still get excited over shopping for new supplies.  When school supplies arrive in stores, I still search for the perfect notebook and planner. Of course as a self-proclaimed shopaholic I love shopping for back to school clothes.  Here are some closet staples that I think every professional female needs in their closet!  It doesn’t matter if you are a teacher or work in an office.  If you have to dress up these items are a must.  Most of my picks come from my 3 favorite stores Loft, Old Navy, and Nordstrom.

When picking out what categories I felt were closet staples, I thought about pieces that have been in my closet through multiple seasons.  I also tried to choose pieces that could be easily mixed and matched with each other to help expand your closet.  What are your closet staples you can’t live with out?

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Dress Pants

 

Blouses

 

Cardigans

 

Dresses

 

Blazers and Jackets