Happy Friday! A few sales of note - Anthropologie has extra 25% off sale items (lots of petite sizing if you filter for it) with code SALEONSALE, and LOFT is having one of their 40% off everything promos. *Update* thanks to a reader who shared stackable code INSIDER473 for 20% off $100+. I wanted to share some items from the latter that I tried on this month. The jeweled sweatshirt style has been around for ages, but I thought this option was noteworthy since the color scheme, price point, and fit were all great. The material is cozy and was a casual, non-boxy fit on me.
The small jewel clusters are individually sewn on versus in one long stitch (where if you lose one, you lose ‘em all). I’ve stayed away from embellished pieces as I was sure they’d be dry-clean only, but the label actually reads machine wash! I'd probably only run it on the delicates cycle, maybe turned inside-out and placed in a mesh bag.
I keep gravitating towards bow tie-neck tops - this one has a cute print in a slightly stretchy and lightweight material. I wanted to show the full length and think it’d be cute tucked into skirts. On to the jeans…several of you recommended LOFT’s “modern skinny” white jeans this summer. I was so excited to order them, but the pair I got was really bunchy at the butt - so bad that I didn’t take photos. I almost wrote off that cut altogether, but on a whim tried on these jeans that fit almost perfectly. Length of the 00 / 24 petite is ~2” past my ankle which I don’t mind for a casual small cuff.
I noticed on their website they now have petite dark wash legging jeans with real 5-pockets (so hard to find as they’re usually “faux”) but they are online exclusives. If anyone has tried that cut, please share thoughts! I am curious how they compare to Gap's denim legging mentioned above, which fit nicely.
I tried this peplum tee as it reminded me of the one Cee wears often and well. I thought it looked and fit better in-person than it appears on the model. Online the sleeves look boxier but I did not feel that in the fitting room. I like that the faux leather trim is around the neckline as well. Torso material is really lightweight and chiffon-y, which works with the more flowy cut.
Lastly, this jacket looked shrunken-fit on the hanger and it did indeed fit well, with sleeves just about ~1" long on my shorter arms. The material was a nice medium weight made of 97% cotton, 3% spandex. The color and design are not really my style but I wanted to share for anyone interested. For reference, I am trying xxs or 00/24 petite for all items in this post.