The first store up is LOFT...
1. Abstract Print Shell in XXSP:
The armholes were good and the neckline was slightly on the low side but I can probably still go without a cami. It also comes in a couple of solid colors, but I like the print which is great for spring and I believe is the same print as this cute pencil skirt that's now available in petite sizing. Verdict: Want!
2. Cotton Metallic Tiered Jacket in 0P:
There was no 00P in store, but I doubt sizing down would've helped the silhouette of this jacket. I liked the soft lavender color, but layers of ruffles all around just made it too puffy and boxy. Verdict: Pass.
3. Deep Cowl Neck Shell in XXSP:
A simple knit top with an overall decent fit. I thought it was slimming on me, but I'm afraid the material will pill after a few washes. Verdict: Wait for deep discounts.
The next store is Banana Republic...
1. Classic Trench in XXSP:
I was hoping BR had improved their sizing since the last time they offered a classic trench.... but no such luck. Their XXSP was still a size too big on me, and doesn't look quite right even when cinched. Verdict: Pass.
2. Brigitte Double-Knit Ruffle Dress in 00P:
Despite being a knit dress, it was still loose on me especially in the bust. The only thing I did like was that the material was a thicker knit. Verdict: Pass.
3. Cascading Ruffle Dress in 00P:
Loosey-goosey fit, thin material, may be better if belted... but I thought it was overpriced at $130. Verdict: Pass.
And finally, my visit to H&M was once again largely unfruitful... that is, except for this jacket!
I must've made 4 trips to different H&Ms trying to find a jacket that PAG reviewed several months ago, but without success. Imagine my delight when I spotted this jacket which looks almost like an exact duplicate, and also fits tiny! The price is not bad either at $35, and it also comes in black as well as a peach color that you can see on PetiteLittleGirl here.
Hope you enjoyed the virtual shopping trip! As always, comments and opinions are welcome. I've been trying to cut back on the spending so didn't end up buying anything (except for the H&M jacket), but it's always good to know which items are winners so I can snatch them up if they go on sale later!