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.

 

Work Wear Wednesday: 2.8.18

Outfit Details || Dress: Amazon || Vest: Similar || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry || Boots: Nordstrom ||

I feel like it has been forever since I have done a Work Wear Wednesday Post!  When I wore this look a few weeks ago I knew I wanted to dedicate a post solely to this outfit.  There are so many things about this outfit that I absolutely love that I couldn’t wait to share it with you!  Unfortunately, life got crazy and I am finally getting around to it!

I found this faux fur vest right before Christmas at Von Maur and I knew I had to have it.  When I first found it though it was a bit more than I wanted to spend.  My waiting paid off and I needed up getting it for less than $40!  After searching on Pinterest for some ways to wear this vest, I realized that I did not have a black swing dress!  Insert horrified gasp here!  I couldn’t believe that I didn’t have one.

When I think of closet staples a black swing dress always comes to mind.  My friend Amanda, also known as @abc_mom_style, found these amazing short-sleeved swing dresses on Amazon.  They fit perfectly and they even have pockets!  I mean come on any dress that has pockets is a must in my book!  I ended up searching to see if they have a long-sleeved version and I was so excited to see that they did!  At less than $20 you cannot go wrong with this dress!  What is a closet staple for you?

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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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Loving My Closet Again

Happy New Years!  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and Santa brought you everything you wanted under your tree.  Hubby was very good to me this year, and spoiled me beyond what I deserved.  As I was putting away all of my lovely items I yet again came to the conclusion that I have too many clothes.  My closet is bursting at the seams and I cannot seem to fit anything else.  Every time I do a closet clean out or switch for the seasons I tell myself I am going to do better with my shopping.  I do really well for the first month or so, and then I fall of the bandwagon.

I’ve decided to try something new this year and to Love My Closet Again.  I want to get my closet down to the pieces that I absolutely love and cannot live without.  I decided that I am going to choose 10 items that I will wear over the next month.  If I don’t wear the item or don’t love it when I wear it I am going to let it go.  Kinda like the HGTV show Love it or List it, but with clothes.  I will decided if I love the item or if it goes.

If I decide that I love all ten items for that month then I am not allowed to shop.  If I decide that I don’t love an item and let it go, then I can shop that next month.  The caveat though is that I can only purchase the number of items that I get rid of.  I am hoping this helps curb my shopping since I feel it has gotten a bit out of control.  Just because I get rid of items though doesn’t mean I am going to run out and buy something new.  I am going to try to limit my shopping to pieces that are a must and will help enhance my closet.

In choosing the ten pieces I went with different types of clothing.  I decided to go with four sweaters since it was winter, a top, two dresses, one tunic, and two skirts. All of these items I got last year, and have only worn once.  I wanted to decide if they deserved a permanent spot in my closet.

I would love if you all joined in with me to start loving your closet again!  Share on IGusing #lovingmyclosetagain or share on my Facebook page what items you are working with this month.  I would also love to see how you style pieces so make sure to use the tag above or again share on my Facebook page.  Hopefully together we will start to love our closets again!  What are your ten pieces for the month of January?