Sunday, September 26, 2010

Huuuge LOFT Haul

Twitter friends have already heard about my major score at LOFT this weekend, since I found out that the $25 savings cards are stackable with their 40% off full-price items promotion.  And of course as always, you can use as many savings cards as you want in-store, so that's in effect an additional 50% off already great prices.  That and in combination with an exchange item credit, I somehow managed to snag $450 worth of items for $90... that's 80% off!!!  I felt like I was almost robbing them and practically ran out of the store before they could change their mind! :)   Without much further ado, here are the items I got.

First is the Slim Denim Skirt in 00P ($14, originally $50):

This was not as slim fitting as I'd hoped despite the name, and sat on my hip as LOFT skirts generally do:

I think normally I would've passed, but at that price I brought it home to reconsider.  I don't yet own a denim skirt, and this is a dark enough denim to look more grown-up and yet still be versatile.  If I wanted to tuck anything in though, I'd definitely need a belt.  More pics of the skirt will follow with various tops.

Next is the Habutai Flutter Sleeve Tee in XXSP ($7, orig $40):

I've actually been eyeing this one for a while now and was waiting for a deal, since I thought the style was interesting but the material is probably not durable and not worth the retail price.

It's definitely too long when untucked, but looks nice when tucked in.  It also comes in a magenta color (fitting room pic) that I decided not to get because I already own a top in a similar color.

Next is the Ruffle Polka-Dot Top in XXSP ($10, orig $50):

It's sold out online but can be seen in various outfits.  I tend to shy away from tiers and polka-dots in general, but I have to admit that I like how this looks layered:

The armholes are good but the neckline is a tad too low, and I might attempt to DIY take it up at the shoulders.

Next is the Ruffle Shell With Bow in XXSP ($14, orig $50):

I've seen this top before on PetiteLG and Mini Maestra, and thought it was a little too busy with the ruffles and the bow.  But again, the price made it worth reconsidering, and it looks a bit better layered under a cardigan:

The armholes fit quite well, and the length is on the long side but would probably look good tucked in (I always forget to tuck things in for pics).

Next is the Short Sleeve Hooded Sweater Coat in XSP ($18, orig $90):

This sweater never caught my eye online, but I did like it in person.  I've always had a thing for sweater coats, and this was a camel, almost mustardy, color that's on trend for fall.

Granted, it is quite thick and the material is a bit scratchy (will probably feel better with a long sleeve underneath).  They didn't even have size XXSP in stock, so I had to get the XSP, but I think the fit isn't too bad since these aren't meant to be tight-fitting anyway.  There's one big button for closure, and I  wish it had pockets since I kept wanting to stick my hands into the bottom cable.

Next is the Watercolor Portrait Graphic Tee in XXSP ($6, orig $30):

I thought I was over graphic tees, but this one was so slim fitting that I couldn't resist.

The armholes and sleeves were perfect, and felt very slimming but wasn't too clingy.  Plus it looks kinda cute in this outfit.  The length is too long, but I can sort of scrunch it up at the bottom.

And last but not least, the Striped Sweater With Corsage in XXSP ($14, orig $60):

I wasn't sure I liked this one too much online either, but ended up getting it in both colors.

Since I'm lacking in the accessories department, I thought the corsage was a nice embellishment.  This is my first LOFT sweater and the fit is pretty good and the material feels comfortable.  And even though the length is long, I figured it would look cute over leggings/skinnies and would also be nice tucked in with a skirt as well.  I originally just wanted the charcoal color, but the pink was so vibrant that I brought it home to mull over as well.

And there you have it!  My haul consisting of 1 skirt, 1 tee, 3 blouses, 2 sweaters, and 1 sweater coat for $90!  I'm getting so spoiled by these bargain buys that I'm not sure how I'll shop anywhere else again.  I actually still have a few other items coming in the mail that I ordered prior to going to the store, including this tweed skirt that isn't available at my local LOFT.  I didn't mean to buy so much, but basically wanted to spend all of my savings cards because I won't get a chance to go shopping again before they expire.  I may not end up keeping everything... but at these prices, I feel like it would be a waste to return and may end up selling them on AN's Marketplace instead to pass on the bargains to other petites.


  1. Great review!! (thumbs up)

    That flutter sleeve top is beautiful (I think Callandra just modeled the exact same top in her post) and I think you wear it really well. And that watercolor portrait T is SO cute...I think you can try to pass this shirt off as your portrait as you have long dark hair like the girl on the T. That sweater looks incredibly comfortable and I think you'll get a lot of use out of it in the fall. It looks much better on you than on the model. And that denim skirt, while big on you, is probably a versatile skirt but if you don't want it, I'll be first in line to buy it off you. :)

    This is an incredible haul...but this kind of deal might ruin LOFT for you in the future as you'll want to buy things at this price level from now on (I know I would).

  2. I absolutely love the flutter tee and the sweaters! :D Pink looks great on you! :)

  3. Good choice on the Flutter Sleeve Tee ;) My other faves include the mustard cardi and the grey striped sweater. Great job on the amazing deals!!

  4. Habutai Flutter Sleeve Tee is super cute on you! ...definitely better tucked in as you have it. i agree with you on the ruffle top...its really busy and too much happening in the front. i love both stripe sweater -- it gives you a nice silhouette. i like the camel sweater, but wished the sleeves were full length.

  5. Great review, I really like the flutter sleeve tee too. I'm not really feeling the ruffle shell with bow, probably for the same reasons you stated. I like the striped sweaters too especially in the grey.

  6. How awesome!! I know what you mean about not wanting to shop anywhere else. And feeling like you are robbing them. Lol!

    I love the ruffles paired with the green cardigan on you! I ended up returning that one...but after seeing it worn like that, I am second guessing myself.

    And my jaw is still dropping over the $18 hooded sweater coat!!

  7. Elle - I had the same thought about the girl on the tee! Except no bangs for me :) And your position in line for the skirt is noted ;)

    SewPetiteGal - I know you got the Flutter Sleeve too... did you mention which color you got?

    Ping - I agree that it's an odd choice to have short sleeves on a sweater coat, but I don't mind too much because it'll let me do the layered long sleeve look and not have it be too bulky.

    curls and pearls - Yup, ruffles and & bow is a bit much, and it looks better under something else since you only see the bow and not the ruffles :)

  8. Like you, I used my saving cards wisely, too :). I only picked up 3 pieces though...all 3 sweater dresses, and still have 6 cards left. Too bad for the expiration date. It would have been nice if we would be able to use the cards for the holiday collection heh. Although you paid small prices for the pieces, I'm not liking some of them on you, such as the camel sweater and the tee with the ruffles and bow.

  9. Great job with the stackable discounts!!

    I really like the flutter sleeve top - in both colours. Definitely a keeper in my books. The ruffle shell top is a bit too much, imo. It looks unflattering and quite wrinkly.

  10. Omigosh!! So much stuff : ) i like everything you got except the pink corsage sweater. Something about the bubblegum pink I think takes away from the classyness of the sweater, but that's just my opinion : ) My favorite is the flutter sleeve top. I've seen it pop up on a few petite blogs this week yet i havent seen it in store. I love the color that you got.

    Also I was thinking...if you get that denim skirt taken in at the sides, it would look so nice! I tried it on too and it definitely needs to fit a little higher up on the waist.

  11. PS - did you notice the sweater dress that you wore in my first work outfit giveaway is back on shelves? Or maybe my store just had a few random ones lying around. I was sooo surprised to see it : )

  12. Michelle - I'm still not entirely sold on that top, so maybe it's not a bad thing that you returned!

    Sydney - Good job on the self-restraint, I probably would've bought the whole store to think about it if I had so many savings cards :P

    The Little Dust Princess - I hadn't thought about that, but I guess the ruffles do make it look kinda wrinkly!

    PAG - Yup I did! Michelle has a fitting room post where she tried it on and I commented on it about the same thing :) And I think maybe it was because everything else I got is so neutral that the pink of the sweater stood out to me, but now I'll have to re-think the versatility of the bubblegum pink. Your opinion is always appreciated! :)

  13. There are so many great items I don't know where to start. The flutter sleeve is my fave but I like the graphic tee and the polka dot shell too. I agree with PAG about the denim skirt, it would look great with an alterations.

    The only thing I'm not sure about is the bow ruffle top since it seems like it has too much going on. But if you wear with the sweater, I guess it doesn't matter.

    Great haul and what a deal for all of those items! =)

  14. You got some great deals!! I really like the stripe sweater (in both colors) and the flutter sleeve top. I was surprised by the polka dot shirt too, I thought it would be too busy but it looks great on you!

  15. The flutter sleeve blouse looks fantastic on you!!!

  16. Oooh I would never think to try a denim skirt, but this one looks good because it's a pretty classic style. Also, the polka dot blouse is super cute and would even look nice with leggings for a more casual look. I would just still pair it with a longer cardi since it doesn't look like it's long enough to cover your butt.

    So jealous you got such a good deal on these! I cannot shop anymore after the Ann Taylor sales... 3 pairs of shoes and a skirt later and I'm $400 poorer. HAHA.

  17. i LOVE the Ruffle Polka-Dot Top :]

  18. OMG What a great haul! Those are great finds! I seriously want them all. My favorite is the flutter tee top and ruffles one. If you don't keep all of these items, I am sure someone will snag it from you right away :)

  19. Holy wow, you scored a huge deal on this one. Okay, my favorite has got to the be the tiered, polka dot top! It looks really great with the long sleeved cami. I was looking at that sweater coat and wasn't sure or not if it would look right on me. It doesn't look too overwhelming or big on you! Awww, shucks. Now I really want it!

  20. I love the denim skirt and flutter blouse outfit! The skirt does look a bit big but is the fabric the kind where it will shrink a bit in the wash?

    Also, it's so impressive the deal you were able to get on all of these items! I'll have to keep an eye out the next time a promotion happens at this store!


  21. wow u got a lot stuff!! super cute too..i really like that green cardigan you have on..I need to get some for the cold weather :)

  22. Wow! You did such a great job with those coupon cards!! I'm so envious....and everything looks so great on you too! My favorite is the graphic tee, so cool! I'd love to see it paired under a tweed jacket for the winter, it's adorable!

  23. So jealous of the good prices you snagged on these! I like the $7 shirt ~ it actually fits you quite well!

  24. what a cozy sweater! yay st louis finally cooled down and i really broke out the cold weather wear today :) i absolutely love that flutter sleeve top and the ruffles and artsy vintage print tee. great tops in this haul

  25. too bad about the Habutai Flutter Sleeve Tee... really liked the architectural sleeves :(

  26. I have the Habutai Flutter Sleeve Tee as well! I think it looks great on you. I also love the tiered polka dot top!

  27. Yep! I got the same color Flutter Sleeve top as you - great minds think alike :D

  28. Wow, that's an awesome haul! I seriously love every piece that u got! Love, love the camel sweater and the polka dot top! Thx for sharing!

  29. I love the cute :)

  30. Maybe you'll want to get a facebook icon to your blog. Just bookmarked this blog, although I had to make this manually. Simply my $.02 :)


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