Anyway, I recently ordered a bunch of stuff from the Loft while they had free shipping. I never can seem to resist that "free shipping" perk. It's so handy to be able to try stuff on in the comfort of your own home and decide in your own mirror how flattering a garment really is!
The first item I ordered was the Blanket Plaid Jacket in 00p. I really thought this jacket might have potential when I saw it online, but as soon as I tried it on I changed my mind. Not only were the sleeves too long, there was also a lot of extra room in the body of the jacket. Yes, I realize that I am being picky, but I think it's important to be picky if you want to build the "perfect" wardrobe.
Next up, I ordered the Loft's Petite Faux Wrap Sweater Dress. I originally tried it on just by itself and decided that it was verging on office inappropriate. Then, one morning in a mad rush out the door I grabbed it in a fit of panic, layered a black pencil skirt underneath and ran out the door. I have to say that I have never received so many compliments in one day ever!
I've gotten so much wear out of these Madden Girl Booties, I can hardly believe it! I had full intentions of returning them because they're so much higher than what I'm used to wearing, but it seems like I have them on everyday and of course I can't return them now. (I don't know what I'd wear if I did)! ha ha
One thing I didn't like about this dress was how it wanted to gap open in the front. I was able to fasten it temporarily, but I'll have to get a full black slip to act as a cami for future wears. I ordered this dress in a xxsp and a xsp and wound up going with the xsp. Sweater dresses tend to be clingy and I want to be able to wear this comfortably to multiple functions without propriety concerns you know?
I'm almost afraid to ask, but what do you guys think about the black pencil skirt underneath? Does it look too hokey or contrived? The upside was the extra warmth and no need for a slip down below..........
So, there you have it. Thanks for listening to me whine about my day, I definitley feel all better now ;)