|LOFT Striped dress with yellow grosgrain bow, sz 00P|
Zara coat with gathering on the shoulder (Ref. 5274/043), sz XS (reviewed here)
Continuing my reviews from my outlet purchases this past weekend is this striped dress from LOFT. I'm a very quick shopper (most of the time) and I usually do a quick walk through of a store from front to back. Sometimes nothing will catch my eye and I'll leave as quickly as I entered the store and other times I'll see a few things that warrant closer inspection.
The cute yellow and striped bow on the waist of this dress totally caught my eye so of course I had to try it on. This dress has a looser a line skirt (21" at the bottom hem) so if you like your dresses to hug your curves then this dress is probably not your cup of tea. I also love the yellow piping that outlines the neckline and arm holes. Size 00P measures approximately 16" in the bust and 13 1/2" in the waist (measurements taken with the garment laying flat). The only thing that would make this dress even better for me is if it had pockets.
|Here is the tag in case you want to call your local LOFT outlet to locate this item.|
Again, I combined my purchase with my friend for additional savings so I got this for around $55.
|Here is the striped dress on my dress form (her measurements are 33" x 25" x 34")|
I also stopped by Ann Taylor Factory to try on the signature polkadot shorts as reviewed by Annie (see her post here) but the stiffer/thicker fabric didn't lay very well on me. In my opinion, the polkadot version runs a bit smaller due to the material even though I tried on all of them in the same size. Both the chambray and white version of the signature shorts fit me as expected. I like the 4" inseam because it isn't too short. Size 0P has about a 13 1/2"-14" waist (depending on how you measure the tabbed waist) and 12" length.
There was a 50% off promotion on everything in store so I got the white shorts for $22.50 and passed on the other two.
Blog AnniversaryI realized that today marks the one year anniversary of my blog and this will serve as my 100th post. As mentioned in this post, I originally started blogging in order to sell my gently worn/loved items (see my very first post here). While I sold only a few items via my blog (mostly J.Crew) I found that I blogged the most about what I bought rather than what I wore. I'm guilty of struggling to understand the purpose of my blog but my hope is to share more of my outfits this year and to live up to my blog's namesake.
It's a fact that I'm notorious for being non-committal about most things that I do for myself so I've surprised myself by committing to blogging this long. I've been blessed to make the online acquaintance of some very special lady friends through blogging. I'm equally grateful for the support of my lovely readers.
I've learned a lot from the blogging community this past year and sharing the things that I love has helped me in more ways than I can ever put to words.