Fashion
October 19, 2017

Loft Friends & Family Event

Loft Friends & Family is here! In my book, it is always something to be excited about because 40% off everything is a great deal.

Why I Love Loft (#loveloft)

I really am a big fan of the brand because they make some affordable pieces that work for my lifestyle, i.e. one that goes back and forth all the time between casual and more polished. I also know that a lot of working women like this brand because the styles work for their job and are again, affordable. Also, did I mention the clothes wear well?! And, most of the styles come in petites, another big bonus for this short-waisted gal. And finally, their Lou & Grey brand always  makes the SOFT pieces ever!

Top Choices

After looking online and going through my own closet, here are the tops that I found to be good buys during the sale (Note: I usually wear an XS in Loft clothes, sometimes an XXS, or an XS Petite. I find the petite just hits me at my waist more often so if it’s a top that is more flattering in that size, that’s when I go for it. Usually with a top or sweater that doesn’t have a defined waist, I don’t bother with the petite). Notice lots of bell sleeves, cold shoulders and some ruffles, all trends that are big this Fall (see my post about my favorite Fall trends here).

   

See me wearing some of the pieces here:

Loft diamond smocked top

Just last weekend wearing the Diamond Smocked Top in Charlottesville, VA

Loft tie hem blouse

Also, last weekend going to a 50th birthday party at someone’s house wearing the tie hem blouse (necklace and shoes here)

The top with the short sleeve ruffles is really comfortable! I mentioned in my What I Wore post from September that I love that it’s a material that can be dressed up or down. It also comes in a gray I really liked. The diamond smocked top I’d been waiting to wear and finally got the perfect chance this past weekend. My husband and I headed to Charlottesville for a short get away and I couldn’t wait to embrace Fall scenery and the clothes that go with it. EXCEPT, the day we went it was supposed to be warm and sunny. So, the top was perfect – it had the Fall colors I was looking for but loose and pulled together for hanging out with my husband doing some shopping, eating and enjoying a stop at a winery. And the bottom top, it is loose and flattering on a stomach but the ties at the bottom create a shape that is overall very flattering. I also love the simple neckline to show off a pretty necklace or earrings.

Sweater Choices

With Fall here and Winter not too far off (if that’s hard to believe based on the weather we’ve had here in the Northeast), before we know it will be here whether we like it or not. So, now’s the time to stock up on any new sweaters if you haven’t already. There’s nothing worse then hearing the forecast and realizing you don’t have any sweaters you feel like wearing and and you missed a good sale, right?

I am loving the colors in the feckled sweater, so pretty! And the dolman sleeve is a nice change, too. The slit sleeve sweater is a slight twist on the tie sleeve that may be more comfortable. And this pretty button sweater with bell sleeve is such a pretty blue! While I love the blush pink that is everywhere right now, the blue is refreshing to see.  Plus, the sleeve is not too bell-ish (ha!). For a more casual look, the cuffed rim sweater is perfect. It’s got the throw on and go look that could make it a good “go to” sweater for the Winter.  For an update on a simple sweater, the sweater blouse is perfect! Sometimes I am one to err on the side of caution and go for more classic looks so I find this sweater a perfect combination of classic and trendy. And, I love that it can be dressed up or worn casually.

 

One last item, the shirttail open cardigan – it is so soft and versatile! I have it in pink and blue! 😀

Loft shirttail cardigan

Shirttail Open Cardigan I wore to a girls dinner back in September

Don’t forget to use code FRIENDS at check out to get the 40% discount.

Happy shopping!

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