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Dressing Room Diary New Collection at Loft

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Happy Tuesday, ladies. My local retailers look like they are all having fire sales with rounders of summer stuff on massive sale, and fall stuff on small racks up front. I stopped into Loft to see what was new and found a few things to share.If you’re new here, welcome.

A dressing room diary is when I go into a local store for a try-on session so you can see what’s new and how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 134 lbs. I have broad shoulders with straight hips, a long torso, and long arms. I often buy one size larger on top. You’ll see me try on clothes in colors and shapes that may or may not flatter me because I want you to see what’s in the stores and get some styling ideas. I tell you what sizes I am wearing to help you understand how things run.

Just so you know, these fall clothes will look goofy with my sandals because it was 102 degrees the day I went to Loft 🙂 The underlined items are links you can shop at no extra cost to you.

ZIP NECK SWEATER / RACER BACK TANK / SLIM CHINOS / LONG OPEN CARDIGAN / SANDALS

These slim chinos are a Loft customer favorite. They come in nine colors, straight and curvy, sizes regular, petite, and tall, 0-18. They’re a cotton/spandex blend with a tapered leg and a 10 1/4 inch rise. I’m wearing a regular 6.

The Lou & Grey zip neck sweater comes in black, white, or this green. It’s 100% cotton and comes in sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a S. The racer tank underneath comes in 5 colors, XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a small. The long cardigan comes in four colors in petite and regular, XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a regular S.

KNIT HERRINGBONE BLAZER / RIBBED NECK MOCK SHELL  / SUTTON PANTS

This blazer does not appear to have hit the website yet, but it’s the same as this one, in gorgeous soft gray. I’m guessing your local store will have it. The mock neck shell is a cotton blend that comes in two neutrals and is a great layering piece for when it’s fall but not cold. It comes in sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a medium that is too long in the armholes, so it runs TTS.

The slim pants are in a gray tweed/type knit that comes in straight and curvy, regular and petite, sizes 0-18. I am wearing a curvy 6, which is loose through the hips, so it runs true to size (TTS).

EVERYDAY WHITE SHIRT / ANIMAL PRINT BIAS SKIRT IN EVENING OLIVE 

If this skirt weren’t in a warm color, it would have come home with me. I’ve been on the lookout for an animal print slip skirt that fits well, and this does.  Zippers seldom lay flat on this type of skirt, so I like that this is a pull-on style. It comes in regular and petite sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a regular medium but would prefer the petite. I always suggest you size up for bias cuts so they don’t pull across your body.

The cotton blend white shirt is a great classic that comes in regular and petite, XSS-XXLK. I am wearing a petite medium, and the sleeves are too short on my long arms, so it runs TTS. Of course, I almost always roll my sleeves up because it helps me look taller 🙂

LONG OPEN CARDIGAN / RACERBACK TANKHIGH-RISE WIDE LEG CROP JEANS IN EVENING OLIVE

There’s no denying that wider pants are everywhere this fall. These jeans have a nice high rise and cropped length. They come in regular and petite in this olive or a warm dune color. The regular rise is 12 3/4″ rise, and the inseam is 26 1/2″, which is ankle length on me. The petite inseam is 24″ with a 12″ rise. I’m wearing a regular 28. The racerback tank comes in 5 colors, XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a M, which is a bit long in the armholes, so it runs TTS.

BOYFRIEND CARDIGAN / STRIPED EVERYDAY SHIRT / SUPER SOFT GIRLFRIEND JEANS

Here’s a boyfriend cardigan worn with girlfriend jeans. I thought that was weird, but I guess I’m easily entertained 🙂 The jeans really are super soft! They come in straight and curvy, regular and petite. My sizes were sold out, so these are curvy, size 29, which is too large and full through the hips, so they run TTS. I also need the petite in these, so it’s an all-around size failure on me.

The striped shirt is 100% cotton in whisper white and navy. It comes in petite and regular sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a regular small, which fits TTS. The cardigan is a great fall piece but wearable earlier because it’s 100% cotton. It comes in 4 colors, regular and petite, sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a regular small. I would prefer a medium because boyfriend cardigans are supposed to be slightly oversized, so I think this runs a bit small.

HERRINGBONE KNIT BLAZER / RIBBED NECK MOCK SHELL  / HIGH-RISE WIDE LEG CROP JEANS IN ECRU / LONG OPEN CARDIGAN

Same wide leg jeans, long cardigan, and mock neck shell as above. On the left, I’m wearing a herringbone knit blazer with tons of fun details. The under collar is an accent color, and it has matching elbow patches, which you can see on the gray one above. It comes in regular and petite, 00-18. It’s got a relaxed shape and classic styling you can wear for years to come. I am wearing a regular 6, which fits perfectly, so it runs TTS. I prefer the wide-leg jeans with the shorter blazer…what do you think?

LONG OPEN CARDIGAN / MOCK NECK SHELL / PIN TUCKED TAPER PANTS

Same long cardi and shell, this time with new-to-me stretch pants that are super comfy. They have a slim tapered shape and pull-on styling with a stitched front seam. They come in seven colors in regular, petite, and tall in sizes XXS-XXL. The inseams are petite 24 1/2″, regular 27″, and tall 30″. I am wearing a regular small. The color I’m wearing is aubergine.

MORE FINDS AT LOFT

Loft is having a great sale on lots of these pieces, so be sure to use the discount codes at checkout.

If you find the link for that gray blazer, please let me know because it’s right up my alley.

Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

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