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.

 

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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Christmas Bucket List and Simple Holiday Style

Outfit Details || Coat: c/o Shein || Necklace: Similar || Top: Similar || Boots: Similar || Pants:  Similar || 

 

This past fall, I was at a friend’s house for a get together.  I noticed she had made a fall bucket list with her boys, and there were so many fun things listed.  I loved the idea of listing out what we wanted to do so we didn’t forget them!  Yesterday, I sat down with the boys and asked them what they wanted to make sure to do during the Christmas Season.  Here is their list:

  1.  Make Christmas Cookies
  2. Build a Snowman
  3. Go see the Christmas Lights at the Zoo
  4. Have a sleepover
  5. Go see a movie
  6. Christmas Shopping for the other brother

Our list is nothing special, but I want to make sure that the boys get to do all of these things.  Today, we made Christmas cookies so we can now mark this one-off of our list.  What is on your Christmas Bucket list?

 

 

 

I’ve been on a huge holiday kick lately when it comes to my outfits.  I think I am drawn more this year than any other year to red and green.  I have been trying to find new ways to bring these colors into my daily looks.  I got this grided coat from Shein and I couldn’t wait to style it.

 

The quality of this coat is really nice.  I really like the weight of the fabric.  It is perfect for layering and worn all day long on a cold winter day.  It would also work well as coat in the cooler spring and fall months.  This coat fits tts, for reference I got a medium.

 

 

I wanted to go for a monochromatic pattern mixing since it is such an easy way to mix prints. I decided to go with a pop of color with my pants for a bolder look.  I also liked that the red brought in a holiday vibe that wasn’t over the top.  To finish off this look I decided to add gold accessories and a belt.  I love how the belt helps define my waist and gives it some structure.

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Double Hoodie, Double the Cuteness

Outfit Details || Top: c/o Outer Grace Boutique
|| Hat: Lane 201 (old) || Jeans:Loft || Shoes:Nike ||We all have those days where we want to dress casually, but still want to love what we wear.  On the weekends, I tend to dress a lot more casual than I do during the week.  Both of my boys are involved in various sports, and I spend a lot of time running them from one activity to the next.  We just finished the soccer season, and now we are moving to basketball.  To say comfort is key is an understatement.

 

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One of my favorite things to through on while lounging at home is hooded sweatshirts.  Many of mine though are not cute enough for me to feel put together.  This double hooded sweatshirt on the other hand is double the cuteness!  I love the rich burgundy color that is perfect for fall and into winter.  The grey lining of the sweatshirt brings in pattern mixing subtly for those who are weary of too many patterns.

 

This outfit I wore out trick or treating with my boys last week.  It was cold here in Indiana so layers were a must!  I think the key to making a casual outfit look put together is  by making sure your hair is done and adding a few accessories.  Whether you curl your hair or throw it up in a messy bun both looks can create an overall affect of put togetherness.  Since it was chilly I decided to add a cute hat.  How do you dress casual, but still feel cute?

 

 

 

Plaid, Florals, and Ruffles…Oh My!

 

Outfit Details || Top: c/o Shein
|| Jeans:Loft || Shoes:Michael Kors || Necklace: c/oSarahndipity Jewelry || Bracelets: c/oCentered Jewelry || 

Current Happenings

Life this fall has been crazier than ever!  As you know, we just returned from a family vacation to Disney.  It was nice getting away.  Life though like I said has been crazy!  Things at work have been extremely busy.  We have a handful of new teachers that are keeping me busy.  I love the fact that I am able to help so many people in my position.  The boys have been playing soccer and the season is coming to a close.  Next weekend is tournament which is always a fun day.  I am hoping for good weather.  This week we are overlapping soccer and basketball which should be interesting!  We have also been car shopping in between all of the craziness.  I am looking forward to ending that process soon!

Our weather in Indiana has taken a drastic turn.  Our warmer days have turned extremely cool and rainy.  I love the cooler temps, but I could do without the rain.  I love the fact that I am able to pull out my fall clothes though.  I think this is my favorite season when it comes to clothes!  There is nothing better than layers in my opinion.

 

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The Outfit 

This look brings in so many of my favorite styles that it makes me happy!  Is there anything better than plaid, florals, and ruffled sleeves?  This top from Shein had so many of my favorite styles that I couldn’t wait to give it a try.  When wearing a boxier top I like to pair it with a slimmer silhouette on the bottom.  These jeans from Loft are some of the best!  If you are a curvier gal like myself you need to try these!  They are absolutely the best fit, and I love how they hit right at the end of my leg.

 

When I received this top I was really excited about the quality.  I ordered a size large, but I could have gone with my normal size medium.  The material is a little heavier which is perfect for perfect fall days.  The embroidery is really well done too!  As for wrinkles, it was super easy to remove.  The best part was that new ones were not added throughout the day.  These pictures were taken after a day of working!  This top also comes in a basic white and blue stripes if plaid isn’t for you!

 

Since there was so much going on with this top I decided to keep my accessories simple.  This pendent necklace from Shop Sarahndipity is simple enough that it helped enhance this top verses making the look to busy.  When looking for accessories for patterned tops simpler is always better.

To keep with the easy and simple look I added my favorite bracelet stack from Centered Jewelry. This is a local company that designs the best bracelets.  There are so many gorgeous stacks that you can create by just a few pieces.  If you are local and looking to see pieces in person head to Outer Grace Boutique or Lane 201!  If you aren’t local you can also find her on Etsy.  I wear these bracelets at least once a week, because I love them so much.