Happy Easter to those who celebrate! There’s a few sales going on this weekend, including 50% off and free shipping on all orders at LOFT with code CYBERSPRING, 40% off and free ship on all orders at Ann Taylor w/ APRIL40, and 40% off (excludes denim) at Gap w/ code GAPEGG. I haven’t been inside a LOFT for quite some time, and was pleasantly surprised by the bright colors and cute prints.
Both items are still available in smaller petite sizes online – I ended up ordering the ponte shell in petite XXS, this box pleat blouse, and the Marisa white linen pants in my quest for white trousers without sheerness issues. I was also eying this colorblock shell with good reviews, but already own several black & white items.
I love my tweed jackets, but the thinner texture of this one felt flat. I tried it on along with the dress below only to check out the fit (and in the spirit of Easter). The jacket fit me well in length and not bad at the shoulders and torso, but the sleeves would need slimming.
This mod-inspired shift dress fit just as expected, with the length being on the shorter end. As with most shift styles, I would not recommend this for larger chests. I was disappointed that there were no pockets or lining (if memory serves me right) for a dress like this. If you’re hankering for something in spring colors, I really like this floral print dress which looks more flattering and costs less, but was not available at my local store.
BR was also having 40% off everything yesterday, but I see it’s only 30% off online.
This mustard yellow blazer with piping (reviewed here) is now a bargain for the quality at just $49 (update: excluded from this online promo), but smaller petite sizes may be hard to find at this point. It’s still fully stocked in regular sizing online, with two other colors that aren’t marked down as much yet (love the “angora white”). While shopping for Nick, I tried on two new arrivals but didn’t feel compelled to purchase either:
The peplum trend got a bit overdone last year, but I liked this subdued variation with a slight flared bottom. I can see this worn both with pants as well as belted over a pencil or A-line skirt. In person, the jacquard material has just a slight sheen and is very pretty. The fit was good with a small issue – the shoulder straps felt a little wide on me.
I loved the fit of this blazer from the front – the collarless design with tapering along torso made for a seamless fit, and the knit material laid smoothly and felt comfortable. I couldn’t see my full back, but one possible fit issue might be the lack of a back vent. I was also disappointed by the partial lining that just covered the upper torso of the blazer. Not sure why retailers are doing that more often, especially for items that retail over $100.
Overall, an empty-handed shopping trip for me (other than the LOFT items ordered online to try), which my full closet is perfectly happy about. If you had any good sale finds this weekend, I’d love to hear about them!