Happy Monday, Ladies!
Let’s continue our What to Buy at series with a round up from LOFT.
LOFT has grown on me over the last few seasons. It’s one of my favorite, most dependable resources. I still prefer to shop them online. For some reason, I never see anything I like in the store, then I go online and order a dozen things.
Currently, there are some fabulous options for spring like feminine dresses that work with everything from heels to sneakers, to soft and cozy lounge wear and as always, almost everything is on sale.
Now that the weather is turning warm, I’m so excited to incorporate more dresses into my daily outfits. Last year, as we spent more and more time at home, I really enjoyed the ease of wearing a dress around the house. It’s a habit I’ll happily carry into a non COVID world.
What to Buy at LOFT
Maybe you live in a part of the country (or world) that is warm year-round. For those of us on the east coast, the spring and summer last about 5 months, but the window to get what we want in terms of seasonal clothes is extremely small.
Retail is very different now than it was 12 months ago. Inventory is lower, and many items are available exclusively online. This is simply because foot traffic in stores is still down. While it used to be the case that retailers were looking for reorders on popular items, today, they just want things to sell out.
This impacts consumers because we tend to shop when we need something immediately. Spring and summer may seem far away still, but if you plan on purchasing some things, like shorts, bathing suits, cover-ups, and other seasonally specific items, the sooner you buy them, the better.
If you wait until you’re about to hit the beach in July, you’ll be out of luck.
For those unfamiliar with this series, in What to Buy at, I shop retailers at your request and roundup the top picks from the New Arrivals. I search through hundreds of items looking for the best of the best, filtering my choices through what I know about our readers and community’s likes and needs. You can join the larger conversations we have in our Private Facebook Group.
Let’s dive in.
Floral Square Neck Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress Originally $100, Now $45
I ordered this soft and cheerful midi dress to throw on in the morning for busy days working from home that might lead to running out to dinner after the baby goes to bed. I’ve been working from home for over a decade, and I can say with certainty the days I give myself a few minutes to get dressed in the morning are far better than the ones where I look like a slob.
Available in Regular and Petite from XXS – XXL
Style Note: Subtle puff sleeves will balance out narrow shoulders and give the illusion of a smaller waist. If this is too long, getting it hemmed is an easy and affordable alteration to make it work for you.
Flutter Sleeve Midi Shirtdress
This online exclusive shirtdress in the perfect navy is another ideal option for work-at-home dresses. Again, pair it with sneakers or sandals, depending on what your day looks like.
The buttons going down the front, along with the v neckline, make this a flattering cut for almost any body type.
Puff Shoulder Top
Puff Shoulder Top Originally $49.50 Now $20
This is basically a sweatshirt that looks better than a sweatshirt, and as many of you know, is one of my favorite casual kind of tops to wear.
Keep it simple and pair it with light-washed jeans, white bottoms, or shorts.
Fluid Modern Blazer
I get really excited when I discover a fantastic piece in an array of sizes and colors. This one button, white blazer is a lovely addition to a spring wardrobe. Style it like in the picture above, or with your favorite black bottoms, or over a print dress. The white is $140, HOWEVER, the other color options are currently 40% off in olive, black, red and rust.
Here’s the size breakdown:
Olive, Black, Red and Rust: 40% off $140, Regular and Petite 00 -18
I don’t know why there is a difference, I’m just the messenger.
Sweatshirt and Sweatpants
Loungewear and better athleisure aren’t going anywhere, thank goodness. In fact, it’s getting better. This sweatshirt and sweatpant from Lou & Grey is 25% off and available in seven colors, in Regular and Petite, from an XXS – XXL
I scooped it up in the cream above.
Leopard V-Neck Swing Dress
I was totally inspired by one of our Facebook members who posted an outfit picture of herself in a similar dress for dinner out. She looked so lovely I wanted to find something similar. This is an online exclusive available in Regular, Petite, and Tall for under $90 in XXS – XXL.
Need an easy pair of shorts? These soft blend shorts are great. Available in XXS -XXL in six colors. I picked up a few to wear around the house and to kids’ sports tournaments in the heat of summer.
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